Five Gloating Libs!Once again, chickens are being counted before they hatch.
Via Power Line, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times wrote, "I believe that the only responsible choice for the Republican Party today is an intervention with the president that makes clear that if there is not a radical change in how he conducts himself — and I think that is unlikely — the party’s leadership will have no choice but to press for his resignation or join calls for his impeachment."
This is another reminder that Friedman's reaction to 9/11 was to park our cars and hurt the oil oligarchs.
The idea that we could frack our way to energy independence never occurred to him. What a feckless man.
Next Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post wrote, "The chaos all around us is what happens when the nation elects an incompetent, narcissistic, impulsive and amoral man as president. This Christmas, heaven help us all."
Lost in all this is that Congress has not passed a budget resolution to keep the government open. Without money, President Trump has to close offices. You cannot blame him for vetoing a bill before it passes. Sorry.
Jonah Goldberg wrote in the Los Angeles Times, "As we celebrate Christmastime amid an unnecessary and indefinite government shutdown and the worst December for the stock market since 1931, I'm reminded once again of my longstanding prediction: The Trump presidency will end poorly because character is destiny."
And I am reminded of his comment on Fox News on January 25, 2015, "Donald Trump has a long record of clownishly pretending he’s going to run for president, and people take him seriously — including a lot of people at this network, which drives me crazy. I think Donald Trump is a bane of humanity."
Six months later, after Donald John Trump returned fire, Goldberg wrote, "I guess Trump’s Olympian self-regard can lead him to never forget a slight, harbor grudges against critics for a very long time, and drive him to engage in childish name-calling late into the night, which are obviously some of the attributes we all look for in a presidential candidate. A huge ego and a penchant for spite is totally the kind of guy we should entrust the nuclear football to."
Yes, holding grudges is only for pundits, not presidents. Say, has Obama gotten over Fox News yet?
Via News Busters, Joe Scarborough said, "What does everybody do, working together, to make sure that this administration, which is terminal, does not behave in a way that creates not only a governing crisis but a pandemic, not only across this country, but across the world?"
Yes, let's let the whole world decide who our president is.
And finally, via Breitbart News, Stephen King the novelist tweeted, "Tell your legislators and friends who are Trump supporters that it's time to put partisanship aside. Trump is a train wreck, and the train he's pulling is our country. He has to be removed from office."
I get it. We must remove our duly elected president because electing presidents is not who we are now in the eyes of liberals.