“The left is desperate. They have no power in Congress, they don’t control the White House any longer, and any hope of taking the Supreme Court vaporized the moment Donald Trump won the presidential election. It doesn’t look good for progressives.
Luckily, it seems they may have an ace in their hole. The power of witchcraft:
‘Want to cast a spell on Donald Trump?
A document detailing how to cast a spell that would bind Trump and all who abet him has been circulating the web in both private and public witchcraft groups, and even those who don’t regularly practice the craft are seizing the opportunity to use magic to stop the President. There have been marches, petitions, and demonstrations against the Donald Trump, but is definitely the most magical way to #resist.
The ritual is to be done at the stroke of midnight on waning crescent moon ritual days, which are February 24th (midnight, Friday evening), March 26th, April 24th, May 23rd, June 21st (especially important as it is the summer solstice) etc. until Trump leaves office.'”
Quoted from Tom Knighton writing today at PJ Media:
So, what does divide us? Well, there’s this from an essay in American Interest today:
“The division is between those who think that before Trump, things were going just fine and the American elite was doing an excellent job, and those who blame the rise of Trump on the failures and blindness of the so-called “meritocratic elite” who, they would argue, have been running the country into the ground.”
The American Interest essay, however, was motivated by a Glenn Reynolds piece in USA Today, Trump and the crisis of meritocracy. You really should read both and reflect on what may be the deep seated cause of our political divisions today.
As an unrelated aside, here’s a quote from the American Interest piece that made me stop and think:
Many of those who voted for him believed that he lacked the moral grounding and gravitas that great Presidents must ultimately draw on.
I am one of the people described by this quote – except that I thought that President Trump’s “moral grounding and gravitas” were so deficient that I could not bring myself to vote for him. Today, after only one month into his presidency, I am ready to contemplate (1) the notion that character might not be all that important for governing, or (2), it is my understanding of “moral grounding and gravitas” that is deficient. Of these, I lean toward the latter. Particularly as I learn more and more about how, in his private life Mr. Trump treats both his neighbors and strangers, I find my attitude toward Mr. Trump becoming more positive against my will.
This from the man who, when he became President, deported more illegal aliens than any previous administration! Hypocrisy! Thy name is “Donald Trump Is Not My President”
Yup, Flynn was right to resign and it was appropriate that the Republicans were among the first to advise Trump to fire him. But, let’s keep this in perspective. All Presidents nominate people who fail to pass muster for one reason or another. So, it’s somewhat amusing at the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the press on this issue. You’d think that his highness, President Obama was untainted by the stain of failed cabinet appointments or cabinet members:
Despite his tax problems, at least Ron Kirk survived.