A Republican strategist appeared on a panel on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd and dared to speak out about the Trump presidency with a word, screwball that I don't think I have heard before coming out of a GOP strategist. His words were refreshing in these times.
Mike Murphy's description, screwball was entirely on point
— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) December 3, 2017
Republican strategist Mike Murphy did not mince his words as he described the destructiveness of Donald Trump's presidency and what it means to the GOP.
"We are living through the first screwball presidency in American history." GOP strategist Mike Murphy said." "Where there's no meaning from one side to another. "You don't really know who's in charge. And the internal politics are crazy. The Republicans I talk to you privately, the professional politicians are terrified, because they're seeing the midterm election. They're wondering how to get the agenda back. And they think there is a chaos factor, the point Jeb Bush predicted."
"Underneath it all is the erosion basic norms," said Eddie Glaude, Chair of the Center for African-American Studies at Princeton University. "That in some ways provided the right stability, the basic democratic norms that allow us to do what we do." I think those are being tossed."
"Decency, honesty, integrity, credibility," said presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
I wish more Democrats who get on the mainstream media would stop their tepidity and exhibit a more aggressive behavior towards the president, the GOP, and their policies. It seems the "outside" Republicans are more aggressive against this president than many Progressives in mainstream media. They are so scared that they will be called out as Liberal that it clips their wings. We are in an existential crisis in this country. Americans want to be sure that the ones, irrespective of ideology, gives the semblance of fighting for them. Sadly, while Republicans are screwing them, they sure give the semblance of strength and support for the masses.
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