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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 06:50 PM

Donald Trump is sabotaging America's democracy Opinion

Donald Trump is sabotaging America's democracy

By Joe Lockhart at CNN

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/04/12/opinions/donald-trump-is-sabotaging-americas-democracy-lockhart/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

"SNIP.....

The most charitable explanation that Trump supporters always float for all this chaos is that the President doesn't really understand how government works and how Washington operates. I think it is something profoundly worse.

The problem isn't that Trump doesn't understand how our democratic government works: He fundamentally doesn't believe in or trust in democracy as an operating principle for our entire system. I believe he is intentionally undermining faith in our system as a precursor to changing it. Let's all remember what he said at the Republican National Convention in 2016:"I'm the only one who can fix our problems."

He didn't say we had to work together; he subtly said, without saying, that authoritarian government, or the cult of personality, was the only thing that could save our country.

I hope I'm wrong. But if I'm not, it sure does explain his affinity for foreign dictators and illustrates just how dangerous a position our country is in.


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Dan Saturday #4
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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 06:52 PM

1. tRump, dearly wants to be a dictator and he and his cohorts are exploiting the US democracy to

establish him as a wannabee dictator. The founders of the US never thought IMO that a domestic terrorist would become president!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:01 PM

2. Yep

Got that right

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:04 PM

3. Aided and abetted by Mitch McChinless and the republican-controlled Senate.

A pox on them all.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:36 PM

4. What is so (sad) funny, is that

Mitch and the rest of the Congress (whole), if Trump had his way, would be some of the first people Trump would have killed or eliminated or interned or disappeared.

Mitch should read his history books.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:39 PM

5. HE. DOES. NOT. CARE. If I hear one more he doesn't UNDERSTAND...I'm gonna blow. nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:44 PM

6. But

But Putin is very happy. That's all that matters, to comrade Benedict donald.

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