Yesterday, the New York Times sucked its thumb at some considerable length on the theme Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don’t Like What They’re Hearing: Aides and allies increasingly believe the president’s daily briefings are hurting him more than helping, and are urging him to let his medical experts take center stage.
And let all the people say: Amen.
Paul Krugman, meanwhile, sucked his thumb upon the question of whether American Democracy May Be Dying: Authoritarian rule may be just around the corner. His piece enlarged upon the travesty of the Wisconsin primary and the fact that goodly portions of the Republican Party believe that only Republicans have the right to vote and the right to win elections.
This is a truth, but it is not a new truth. Things have been headed in this direction for a long time.
Krugman thinks that we may turn into Hungary. That is a possibility. But, in Hungary, the political opposition is divided among themselves. Here, the situation is different.
I don’t think Trump can win in 2020, except maybe by massive voter suppression. If that does happen, I think the majority of the country will view him as an illegitimate president. I think that courts, governors, and legislators in progressive states will begin just to disregard what will be going on at the federal level. The overall situation will be really bad, but it won’t exactly be Hungary.
Meanwhile, as I advised in a fairly recent post: Orange Man, just keep on talking. Just keep on talking.
Just let it all hang out.