I’ve given a lot of thought to this, and I need to say what I think. Democrats in Congress should do everything in their power to resist and subvert everything Donald Trump wants to do as President of the United States. No reaching across the aisle. No bipartisanship. No compromise on anything, no matter how good it may seem on the surface. And here’s why.
First of all, that is exactly what congressional Republicans did to President Obama for eight years. And while I didn’t always agree with all of his decisions and positions on issues, I always knew him to be a good and decent man who always had the best interests of our country first and foremost in his mind and, more importantly, in his heart. Yet, according to the PBS program, “Frontline,” on the night of President Obama’s first inauguration in January of 2009 a group of Republican leaders, including now-Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, met in a Washington steakhouse to discuss how to deal with the new Obama administration. After three hours of strategizing, they decided they needed to fight Obama on everything. Their goal was clear, to delegitimize the first African-American President, ensure his failure, and limit him to one term.
I believe Donald Trump is not only unfit to be our President, but that, at his core, he is a bad person. I don’t believe for one minute that he has the best interests of our country in mind, but that he puts his own personal interests, and those of his family first and foremost. His ideas are vague for a reason. He wants to be able to change them at will if it serves his own purpose. I don’t believe he has the best interests of our country in his heart because I don’t believe he listens to his heart. He appears to me to be a greedy sociopath who will stop at nothing to get what he wants regardless of who he steps on in the process.
Beginning today and continuing for the next four years, I plan to be contacting my members of Congress on a regular basis, in writing, by phone and in person to urge them to resist everything that Mr. Trump and his allies in Congress, Republican and Democrat, want to do. Compromising with him in the spirit of “bipartisanship” will only serve to legitimize his Presidency. He doesn’t deserve that kind of recognition. As I said before, I believe him to be a fraud and a fundamentally bad person.
I have one last point to make. I believe that sometime in the near future, Mr. Trump will do something so flagrant that constitutes an “impeachable offense.” When that happens, I hope that Democrats in Congress refrain from getting on the impeachment train and, instead, put the onus of charging him, trying him, and removing him from office strictly on the backs of the Republican members of Congress. The Republican Party created Donald Trump. They nominated Donald Trump. They elected Donald Trump. And it should be on them to take responsibility for the damage that he inevitably creates without any help from their “friends across the aisle.”