Trump Derangement Syndrome – Draining The Swamp
The Persistence of Trump Derangement Syndrome
Suddenly, Trump Derangement Syndrome is a thing, or is trying to become one.
We’re told by many wise and well-meaning people that it is a huge and even fatal mistake for liberals (and for constitutional conservatives) to respond negatively to every Trump initiative, every Trump policy, and every Trump idea. There are bound to be—in an Administration staffed not by orcs and ogres but for the most part by the usual run of military people and professional politicians—acceptable actions, even admirable initiatives, and we would do ourselves and our country a huge disservice by simply responding to them all with the same reflexive hatred. This may be especially true if that reflexive hatred, however unconsciously, mirrors and mimics the reflexive hatreds of the Trump White House itself. We owe it to our country and to our sanity to go on a case-by-case basis, empirically evaluating each action as it takes place, and refusing to succumb to the urge to turn politics into a series of set responses—exactly the habit, after all, that we so often deplore in Trump and the people around him.
‘Enough With the Self-Serving White House Leaks’
Sean Hannity blasted the dozens of anonymous administration employees who have leaked secretive information to the press during President Trump’s term.
Hannity said that Monday’s leak to the Washington Post, regarding Trump reportedly disclosing third-party intelligence information to the Russians, is wrong.
“Enough with the self-serving leaks,” he said.
Buck’s ‘Draining the Swamp’ is a primer on Washington corruption
Speaking of his new book, “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse than You Think,” Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) recently told a reporter for USA Today, “I didn’t go there [Washington, DC] with a lot of friends … And I won’t leave with a lot of friends.” That statement is likely to be half-true – Buck’s book certainly won’t earn him many friends inside the U.S. House of Representatives, but he’ll make a ton of new friends among a citizenry grateful for the education they’ll receive into how Congress really works.
And what is it that drives today’s Congress? Money, and the need to raise lots and lots of it.