Hey!!!! It's time to get scared!!!!!
Trump is now talking about consolidating his power
In an interview with Fox News that aired Friday night, Trump dismissed the “archaic” rules of the House and Senate — using that word four times — and suggested they needed to be streamlined for the good of the country.
“We don't have a lot of closers in politics, and I understand why: It's a very rough system. It's an archaic system."
“You look at the rules of the Senate, even the rules of the House — but the rules of the Senate and some of the things you have to go through — it's really a bad thing for the country, in my opinion. They're archaic rules. And maybe at some point we're going to have to take those rules on, because, for the good of the nation, things are going to have to be different.”
“You can't go through a process like this. It's not fair. It forces you to make bad decisions. I mean, you're really forced into doing things that you would normally not do except for these archaic rules.”
And then Trump came out and just said it: He doesn't like the filibuster.
“I think, you know, the filibuster concept is not a good concept to start off with,” he said.
You know what he should just come out and say? "I want to be a dictator. I want to turn this into a dictatorship so I can't do whatever I want and nobody can stop me." Because without the system of checks and balances put in place during the creation of the United States of America, that's what he would be. He really would be Lord Dampnut.
It's terrifying that our president is saying this at all, it's terrifying that he has the confidence to come out and say it, repeatedly, in an official interview with Fox News, and it's terrifying to know that demonizing a thing is the first step to getting rid of it. This is only the start. We need to keep watch for when he begins to directly attack the checks and balances that keep him from becoming a dictator who can implement any laws he wants and do away with any laws he wants, including freedom of speech and the law that says he can only be president for a maximum of eight years.
Also, I'm wondering where the rapid constitutionalists are in the wake of this attack on what the "founding fathers" intended. Those rich land-owning white men worked really fucking hard to create the system we have now that was very much intended to prevent anyone from becoming a king, dictator, or "tyrant" or whatever, and Lord Dampnut is out there attacking the very foundation of our constitution and our nation. Hello? Anybody there?
I thought not.