Donald Trump and Steve Bannon are a menace to our country. If strong action is not taken soon, they will destroy the good of our country. With Republicans now a congressional majority, and who are apparently complicit in the destruction, it's absolutely horrifying to think they just might get away with it.
E.J. Dionne, Jr.:
"In practice, this is a war on a century’s worth of work to keep our air and water clean; our food, drugs and workplaces safe; the rights of employees protected; and the marketplace fair and unrigged. It’s one thing to make regulations more efficient and no more intrusive than necessary. It’s another to say that all the structures of democratic government designed to protect our citizens from the abuses of concentrated private power should be swept away.
"It’s a very strange moment. Trump and Bannon are happy to expand the reach of the state when it comes to policing, immigration enforcement, executive-branch meddling in the work of investigative agencies, and the browbeating of individual companies that offend the president in one way or another. The parts of government they want to dismantle are those that stand on the side of citizens against powerful interests.
"In his CPAC presentation, Bannon accused Trump’s foes of being '[corporatist.' But, in the truest sense of the word, the real corporatists are in the White House."
|White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon|
speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference
on Feb. 23. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
By E.J. Dionne Jr.