In his Saturday address President Trump talked about Senate action on his first Supreme Court nominee that will “protect the rule of law and democratic way of life that is absolutely a birthright of all Americans.”1 That democratic way of life may be our right, but how often does it work for us when something needs to get done?
Some incredible facts were revealed during the first 41 days of Donald Trump’s presidency that began with his arrival in Washington and ended with Tuesday’s address to Congress. What we learned didn’t come from the president. It doesn’t have anything to do with our dreams or the nation’s spirit. These incredible facts came from America’s reaction to a presidency many don’t want including those sour, pouting Democrats sitting in the audience Tuesday night.
Too often something you want takes a big piece out of you when you get it, like a cute stray dog that sinks its teeth into your hand the moment you offer it a snack. Trump’s plans to repeal the “no stumping from the pulpit” Johnson Amendment runs a big risk of doing exactly that.
Johnson Amendment repeal: did Trump think this one through?
I am not surprised that Jimmy Carter is attending the inauguration. Whether or not you agree with his politics it’s hard to argue that the man has integrity. He is also wise enough to know that turning his back on America’s leader is a foolish thing to do. This isn’t the time to show contempt for President Trump.
When it comes to political predicaments it’s hard to top having to please everyone on immigration. The obvious solution is to do nothing. That hasn’t worked so well and is a damned no matter what you do scenario. Short of deporting every last illegal by the end of January, Trump will have a hard time pleasing hard liners.