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trump unfit

When Fascism Comes to America, it will be Wrapped in the Flag and Carrying a Cross.

Sinclair Lewis

 Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.

– Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

– George Orwell

I do not fight fascists because I will win. I fight fascists because they are fascists.

-Chris Hedges, Wages of Rebellion: Moral Imperative of Revolt

Introduction

trump unfit

Trump Unfit? The evidence suggests that he is. But an even more telling source is the considerable number of advisors serving during his term as President.

These voices suggest that he is ill-equipped to lead the nation ever again. In this post, I explore only the surface of such a condemnation. All the while I’m wondering why the MAGA cult cannot see through their undying love for the former President.

As the political stage is set for the 2024 elections, a confounding dichotomy unfolds. While former Trump aides vehemently decry his fitness for office, a substantial portion of the public continues to champion him. This enigma prompts a crucial examination of the intricate factors shaping the perception of Donald Trump.

Former Insiders Speak Out: Trump Unfit?

In a remarkable departure from political norms, figures such as John F. Kelly, who once occupied the highest echelons of Trump’s administration, express a sense of disbelief and moral concern regarding the sustained support for a leader whose rhetoric and actions have raised eyebrows.

Trump Unfit? Unprecedented Criticism

The annals of U.S. history rarely record such a chorus of criticism from within a president’s inner circle. Former vice presidents, top military advisers, legal minds, and other key players openly question Trump’s competence. This created an unprecedented wave of dissent.

Grasping for Impact: Trump Unfit?

As Trump gains momentum in the 2024 GOP nomination race, former aides find themselves grappling with a daunting challenge: can their candid and critical perspectives influence a public seemingly impervious to the reservations expressed by those who know Trump best?

The Trump Unfit? Enigma

Beyond the criticisms lies an undeniable truth – Trump’s enduring resonance within the GOP. This paradox forces a profound reckoning with the charisma and appeal that continue to captivate a significant segment of the electorate.

A Multitude of Detractors: Trump Unfit?

The catalog of reasons presented by former aides for opposing a second Trump term is extensive – from criminal charges to election interference, his chaotic management style, and questionable alliances. Each critique is a piece of a larger puzzle depicting a presidency rife with controversy.

Media Whores or Concerned Patriots

Within the charged political atmosphere, Trump’s dismissal of dissenting voices as opportunistic “media whores” stands in stark contrast to the genuine concern and fear expressed by former insiders about the consequences of speaking out against a figure with a fervent following.

Trump’s Loyal Circle: Trump Unfit?

While defections from the inner circle have occurred, Trump maintains a cadre of unwavering loyalists. This loyalty begs the question of whether the criticisms from former aides carry the weight to alter the trajectory of Trump’s political journey.

The Unusual Quantity of Critics

Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley sheds light on the extraordinary nature of this moment, where a multitude of former aides vocally critique a president. The motivations behind their actions are diverse, creating a tapestry of perspectives on Trump’s leadership.

The Character Argument: Trump Unfit?

Frustration mounts among insiders like John Bolton, who acknowledge that attacks on Trump’s character have failed to resonate with the public. The pivot to asserting his overall unfitness emerges as a final, potentially resonant, argument.

Internal Opposition Challenges

Organizing internal opposition encounters hurdles, with former officials debating the efficacy of dissent against Trump. Questions about the personal and financial risks involved underscore the weight of the decision to speak out.

The Silent Former Cabinet: Trump Unfit?

The conspicuous silence of figures like Mike Pence and others in Trump’s former Cabinet raises speculation about their stance on Trump’s fitness for office, adding a layer of complexity to the narrative.

An Inescapable Dilemma

As the nation stands at a crossroads, former aides express reluctance to support a Democrat, underscoring the intricate web of loyalties and political calculations that shape their decisions in the face of convictions about Trump’s unfitness.

Conclusion

The dissonance between insider insights and the enduring public adulation for Trump unfolds as a compelling narrative. As the 2024 elections approach, it beckons a deeper exploration of the intricacies that underpin Trump’s political allure and the broader implications for the nation’s future

By Politics-as-Usual

Roger is a retired Professor of language and literacy. Over the past 15 years since his retirement, Roger has kept busy with reading, writing, and creating landscape photographs. In this time of National crisis, as Fascist ideas and policies are being introduced to the American people and ignored by the Mainstream Press, he decided to stand up and be counted as a Progressive American with some ideas that should be shared with as many people who care to read and/or participate in discusssions of these issues. He doesn't ask anyone to agree with his point of view, but if entering the conversation he demands civility. No conspiracy theories, no wild accusations, no threats, no disrespect will be tolerated. Roger monitors all comments and email communication. That is the only rule for entering the conversation. One may persuade, argue for a different point of view, or toss out something that has not been discussed so long as the tone remains part of a civil discussion. Only then can we find common ground and meaningful democratic change.

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