Is America Ready for a Lawless President?

Thom plus logo President Andrew Jackson, whose picture hangs by Trump's desk in the Oval Office, defied the Supreme Court twice. When the Court said he couldn't slaughter or relocate the Cherokee Indians with the Trail of Tears, he said words to the effect of, "Supreme Court Chief Justice Marshall has made his ruling. Let him enforce it." When the Court ruled that he couldn't shut down the Second Bank of the United States, he simply went ahead and did it. Donald Trump may well follow Jackson's example, even if the Democrats in the House of Representatives appeal his obstruction of their impeachment inquiry to the Supreme Court and win. Democrats, and Americans more generally, need to get ready to deal with a completely lawless administration.

If this is how Trump plays this out, then they're indeed has been a coup. But it will have been a coup by the president and his cronies, not by Congress or the Democrats.

-Thom

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deepspace 1 week 1 day ago
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"... regicide ... suicide bombers ..."

Tch, tch -- such violent imagery conjured up by another repugnant perp of Fux News.

Joe diGenova is a priggish, B-rated Washington DC lawyer and professional gadfly, who -- along with his prissy wife and partner in the betrayal of our Constitution, Victoria Toensing, and the bug-eyed crazy man and master of whisperers, Rudy Guiliani -- is working off the books on some weird civilian version of a black-op mission, no doubt on the taxpayers' dime, flying around the world and lying on behalf of We the People as a rogue thug for usurper King Joffrey, the perpetually angry and aggrieved man-boy ruler of fascists and racists in the dystopian fiefdom of Meerkkka, who seeks to subvert our democratic process by corrupting foreign governments and their leaders for personal profit and political advantage -- the very corruption of which he continuously and falsely accuses his Democratic rivals (classic projection).

Or, to reduce a long sentence to three words: greedy, lying hypocrites!

Okay then, as a dire warning to future generations, let's go with the all-too-common violent imagery of the radical right's all-too-common Joe Shmoe -- the Mad King should be killed! Yes! Slowly, painfully, burned forever into memory!

Figuratively speaking.

Of course, said "regicide" would not be achieved with poisoned wine, a sword through the heart, or dragon-fire but with the only lawful remedy left to us according to the Mueller report and the Constitution: impeachment.

Whereas said "regicide by another name" is a good thing; for, our republic/democracy ("if we can keep it") does not allow for an unaccountable monarch who is above the law ...you know, "by another name."

Whereas said whistleblowers -- "nonentities and suicide bombers unleashed" -- are the kingslayers and heroes of this uniquely American tragicomedy.

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