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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 04:17 PM

 

Keep your eyes on BOTH Congress and Trump

...don't be lulled into believing he's just some clown. Whatever he is, he's going to be in control of one of the most powerful offices in the world.

What I would say to those who are dismissing the importance of paying attention to the raving lunatic, is that we are challenged to respond forcefully to both Congress and the presidency. However, the Executive's potential to employ a Bush-era disregard for the Constitution, the law, or the will of the people, with impunity, is the biggest danger we face.

Think of all of our major military engagements initiated by the POTUS and rubberstamped by Congress, afterward. IMO, that power to war is one of the most dangerous prospects, recalling, as if it were yesterday, how consequential Bush as president turned out to be after 911, and how his decisions in office transformed the nation.

In addition, the President has control and responsibility over immigration, environmental concerns, health, finances... all of which he can exercise and enact almost unilaterally, to a degree which affects the nation.

Trump can also be easily manipulated in the exercise of that Executive power. That terrifies and concerns me more than the deliberations of Congress, which, quite frankly, at least affords our party a voice, albeit a less influential one in the minority.


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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 04:21 PM

1. I also worry about him deploying the military in the URSA.

Plus his "Praetorian Guard," the National Guard, police....

To say nothing about the vulnerability of net neutrality...THAT is a big one, as it is the best means many have to communicate widely with each other..

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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 04:22 PM

2. good examples

 

...thanks for reminding about the net.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 04:28 PM

3. Excellent post - why don a uniform - what the hell have we got to

fight for - my son, retired chief USN 21 years.."what the hell do we have to fight for" - he said he has 1 more year where they could call him up - he said BS..I'll move to another country..I will never fight for this administration...nothin' to fight for...

you are right..this is the scariest part -as well as net neutrality....

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 04:50 PM

4. we really don't know how much damage someone like Trump can do

 

...but it's not hard to imagine that he'll recognize few boundaries.

Then, there's the prospect of unintended consequences of his decisions, posture, or statements to worry about.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 08:36 PM

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