Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 13 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 4/27/19

The Mad King's Reign

Author 512971
Message Gene Case
- Advertisement -

It's time for the Republican Party to decide how far it's willing to go in enabling The Mad King. How far down the rabbit hole are they willing to drag the country in order to continue The Mad King's reign of incompetence and unbridled idiocy?

Of course, the Mueller Report even in redacted form revealed The Mad King for exactly what he is. And, he knows it: "I'm f-ed!"

The idea of The Mad King as president was always an absurd and grotesque proposition - that is, to anyone who had even a passing familiarity with his biography. But, the Republican base was looking for an agent provocateur. It craved someone that would own their many grievances - real and imagined. The Mad King would scratch that itch with the tenacity and dedication he normally reserves for the pursuit of porn stars and real-estate grifts.

It's important to remember that, leading up to the explosive details of the Mueller Report, The Mad King was poised to pull the carpet out from under millions of Americans in the form of a court challenge to the Affordable Car Act - with the goal of its repeal. Now the salient point here is The Mad King has no interest in governing, policy or anything related to being a competent chief executive. His overriding purpose, as president, is to repeal or undermine anything associated with Barack Obama's presidency.

- Advertisement -

The reality that 20 million U.S. citizens would lose their access to healthcare, and that 100 million U.S. citizens would lose coverage for preexisting conditions means absolutely nothing to The Mad King. The only thing The Mad King is concerned with is stroking the "base" and his bizarre vendetta against Obama.

More importantly, Republican lawmakers apparently don't care about their fellow citizens either as witnessed by the overt display of the inherent sociopathy of Republicanism demonstrated by their 2017 Rose Garden celebration of the reality that they were gleefully prepared to throw millions of Americans off their health care with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to replace it.

Temporarily stymied by nervous Republicans running for reelection in 2020, The Mad King went back to his deep well of campaign lies and reasserted that after the 2020 election he and his Republican lackeys would come up with a health-care plan that would be cheaper, better, cover everyone and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

- Advertisement -
The important take-away from this; and, more generally, "the s**t show in a dumpster fire" the country has been subjected to during the last two-plus years, is how critical it is that The Mad King's reign ends in 2020.

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Gene Case Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Retired mechanical designer. Advocate for effective government.
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

13 Angry Democrats And 3 Republican Ringers Give Trump A Pass

A Rose is a Rose is a ...

General Barr and His Multicolored Coat of Obfuscation

The Mad King's Reign

It's Mueller Time (Again)

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

2 people are discussing this page, with 5 comments


Gene Case

Become a Fan
Author 512971

(Member since Jan 28, 2019), 4 articles, 6 comments
Not paid member and Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in


Add this Page to Facebook! Submit to Twitter Share on LinkedIn Submit to Reddit


  New Content

"...the inherent sociopathy of Republicanism demonstrated by their 2017 Rose Garden celebration."

Submitted on Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 2:49:07 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (2+)
Help
 

molly cruz

Become a Fan
Author 7804

(Member since Sep 16, 2007), 14 fans, 17 articles, 576 quicklinks, 2706 comments, 14 diaries
Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in


Add this Page to Facebook! Submit to Twitter Share on LinkedIn Submit to Reddit


  New Content

Besides the double irony of each party advocating a system antithetical existentially to its tenets*; it's certainly time for the Republican Party to redefine itself, and I know where it should go.

There is an undeniable link between the Left and Labor, and the Right and Management, but since Management has this pile of bargaining chips, they end up buying legislation, which crimps the style of Unions, for one. However, with that as their only link, they are not on the side of many, rather the very few very rich, which of late has made them stink, because they must lean on the most vulnerable, the ignorant, to fill in the blanks, and lie to them in the bargain, as they still have a shell of a Democracy at least to contend with, and the votes that go with it.

I would suggest that to counter the ever more centralized vision of the Democrats; the idea that the country can have one mind and manage from the center; that the GOP employ the concept of "State's Rights" for a very different reason than the preservation of slavery; but rather to give the states more power and more of the Nation's wealth to wield it within their borders, and Washington less power to waste it.

This paradigm would leave Washington with a minimum of responsibilities, those pertaining to international affairs, period. Perhaps the Supreme Court might continue, but with much more flux in its structure. I would eliminate Congress Completely, in exchange for a Cabinet elected by the People along with the President. This would give the GOP a totally new and truly progressive complexion, in place of the ravaged, sweaty, acne-ridden one it sports at the moment.

My theory is that the US is simply too big, and all of its political problems stem from this fact. Most of our states are the size of small countries anyway. They can run themselves.

By playing on this obvious absence of a moral compass, Trump found a home in total cynicism, and yes, if they continue to support him, we can flush them all at once. But we still need a party to speak for the idea of independent, if morally aligned, STATES.

Submitted on Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 9:46:00 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 
Indent

Gene Case

Become a Fan
Author 512971

(Member since Jan 28, 2019), 4 articles, 6 comments
Not paid member and Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in


Add this Page to Facebook! Submit to Twitter Share on LinkedIn Submit to Reddit


Reply to molly cruz:   New Content

I think you're on to something - it seems like the bigger bureaucracies become the more inefficient, wasteful and corrupt they are. Washington D. C. certainly seems to validate the theory!

As has been noted, Trump is a symptom rather than a cause. Delusion, ignorance, "fear and loathing" and paranoia sustain the virus that is Trumpism.

Submitted on Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 7:00:43 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 

molly cruz

Become a Fan
Author 7804

(Member since Sep 16, 2007), 14 fans, 17 articles, 576 quicklinks, 2706 comments, 14 diaries
Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in


Add this Page to Facebook! Submit to Twitter Share on LinkedIn Submit to Reddit


  New Content

* The Dems, certainly the hard up adventurers of humble starts, want a level playing field and trouble free youth for everyone and a safe haven for all; stifling as that reality might be;

while the GOP, the uptight tightwads of strict religious mores and guaranteed incomes, want a more devilish, challenging, Socially Darwinesque picture to prevail, with guns all over the place and no guarantees about anything except hard times and struggle. Nobody but me finds this interesting.

Nobody but me seems to have noticed. I think it's fodder for the Great American Novel, which I understand hasn't been written yet?

Submitted on Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 9:57:24 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 
Indent

Gene Case

Become a Fan
Author 512971

(Member since Jan 28, 2019), 4 articles, 6 comments
Not paid member and Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Not paid member and Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in


Add this Page to Facebook! Submit to Twitter Share on LinkedIn Submit to Reddit


Reply to molly cruz:   New Content

Yes, the backdrop for the GAN might be the GOP's particular brand of "religion" (a kind of reverse Christianity) with a 21st century feudalism added for good measure?

Submitted on Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 7:31:23 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)
Help
 

 
Want to post your own comment on this Article? Post Comment