Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Politico -- My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump

Here is something you should read this evening. It's an extraordinary piece from the other GOP senator from Arizona. Jeff Flake is no fan of Donald Trump (and vice versa) but a lot of people have been waiting for someone with power, determination, and guts to stand up to the blindingly obvious truth--something needs to be done, -- News and Guts.

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona wrote in an article published by Politico on Monday that his party was in "denial" about President Donald Trump.

Flake, who is up for reelection in 2018 and is one of the more vulnerable GOP senators in the coming election, held little back in the Politico op-ed article, which was excerpted from a book of his, Conscience of a Conservative. The excerpt described an executive branch in chaos and a president who has seeming affection for strongmen and authoritarians.

The Arizona Republican also took issue with his party's mission while President, Barack Obama was in office,” -- Business Insider.

In an excerpt from his new book, Senator Flake writes:

"Under our Constitution, there simply are not that many people who are in a position to do something about an executive branch in chaos. As the first branch of government (Article I), the Congress was designed expressly to assert itself at just such moments. It is what we talk about when we talk about “checks and balances.” Too often, we observe the unfolding drama along with the rest of the country, passively, all but saying, “Someone should do something!” without seeming to realize that that someone is us."

We created him, and now we're rationalizing him. When will it stop?

By Jeff Flake