Thus far Trump’s tweets and the Republican congressional disarray add up to a GOP train wreck about to happen
by Howie Katz
Make no mistake about it, the Democrats are determined to destroy the Trump presidency. Bent on revenge over what they consider a stolen election, they are not going to let up until Trump is driven out of office. And they’re getting plenty of help from Trump himself and his fellow Republicans.
Those who idolize Trump think his tweets are a wonderful way of communicating directly with the public. But Trump has been using Twitter mostly to lash back at his critics. And his tweet accusing Obama of ordering a wiretap on him has come back to bite him in the butt, with no end in sight. His tweets may well be the sword Trump falls on.
While the Republicans have a majority in both houses of congress, they are divided into conservative and moderate factions, each group being at odds with the other. This disarray led to the collapse of an attempt to redo Obamacare, something the Republicans have been swearing to do for the past seven years. Furthermore, the conservative faction is not enthralled with Trump, believing that he is not truly a conservative. They are probably right on that one.
In the Senate, Trump has Republican enemies who are not going to make the president’s life any easier. John McCain and Lindsey Graham use every opportunity to show they are at odds with Trump. McCain seems to be bitter over Trump’s stupid statement that the Vietnam War hero was no hero because he was a POW. You can also bet that Ted Cruz hasn’t forgotten Trump’s absurd accusation that his father took part in the assassination of JFK.
Trump’s tweets together with the Republican disarray look like a GOP train wreck about to happen. That begs the question: Will 2018 prove to be a catastrophic year for the Republicans?
The way things are going, it looks like the Democrats will sweep the 2018 midterm congressional elections, and possibly achieving super majorities in both houses. Even if that does not happen, Trump looks like a one-term President. How does President Elizabeth Warren sound?
Howie Katz is a former law enforcement officer and retired criminal justice professor. In 1969 he founded the Texas Narcotic Officers Association. He currently resides in Houston, Texas. You can see more of his writing at http://barkgrowlbite.blogspot.com and http://theunconventionalgazette.blogspot.com.