I have been under a lot of strain lately due primarily to all of the craziness, chaos, and corruption going on in Washington these days.
I worry that we as a nation are failing to constrain Donald Trump as he continues, without constraint from the Republicans in Congress, to turn our country from a representative democracy into a monarchy being run by Emperor Donald and his offspring in much the same way that Saddam Hussein, with his sons
Howdy and Doody Uday and Qusay, ran Iraq before the Iraq War.
With all of the irrefutable evidence that Trump welcomed and encouraged Russian interference in the 2016 election in order to help get him elected, as well as his blatant (and continuing) efforts to obstruct justice, I can’t comprehend how 40 to 45% of the American people still support him. How 80 to 90% of Republicans still support him. How virtually 100% of congressional Republicans not only still support him, but actively enable him.
What is wrong with these people? Don’t they care at all about the harm he’s doing?
I’m an old man — I’m Donald Trump’s age — and this constant strain of living in the era of the Donald Trump presidency might send me to an early grave. I truly think that there are only three things that can relieve this strain I’m feeling.
- Trump is removed from office as a result of being impeached, or
- Trump loses the 2020 election and willingly accepts the loss and goes along with the transition of power (which is doubtful), or
- Trump dies.
To be honest, and at the risk of sounding a bit morbid, I prefer number 3, because I think that’s the only sure way to constrain the man once and for all.
Written for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. We are asked to use “strain” in our posts.