The White House had no one to send to Sunday’s morning news show lineups. Not a living soul was to be found.
The people working for the president are not in an enviable position. If they speak out on what’s right, they get fired by Trump. He seems to take a stand against anything that is right, on personal principle. If they do not, however, their careers will not survive this sinking wreck of a presidency. They’ll be sucked right down in its wake.
“To give you a sense of how reluctant Republicans are to talk about President Trump this week, not one member of the current Republican leadership in Congress agreed to come on the broadcast this morning,” Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said. Fox News’s Shepard Smith reported much the same, earlier this week, saying “Let’s be honest: Republicans often don’t really mind coming on Fox News Channel.”
This is not the only way in which reverberations from the Charlottesville tragedy have continued to rock the White House. Nine different non-profit organizations who were planning to hold gala fundraisers at the president’s private playpen, the Mar-a-Lago Club, have cancelled their events. The most recent cancellation was the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, just this morning.
An all-but universal condemnation has fallen on Trump for the encouragement he tacitly gave the white nationalists. His tepid and dishwater response to the murder of Heather Heyer. in which he assigned blame to both sides equally, showed the whole world very clearly where his true sympathies lie. As Maya Angelou once wrote, “When someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”
ThoughtCo. com defines swing states as those in which neither major political party holds a lock on the outcome of presidential elections. Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were three of the key states that helped propel him to the White House. Trump’s overall job approval ratings have dropped down below 40%, in those states according to a trio of NBC News/Marist polls. His support core, once so solid, is eroding further by the day.
In the meantime, we Democrats are holding double-digit leads in Michigan and Pennsylvania. And we’ve got them by a solid 8-point advantage in Wisconsin. To convert this temporal energy into tangible gains, our top think tanks have come up with a plan. To galvanize the vast majority of sane Americans, those of us who were rightfully horrified and sickened by the hate-filled abomination in Charlottesville, the following strategy has been outlined. Its name is #RiseAndOrganize, and its purpose is to get us up and voting.
Simple instructions are the best kind, because they are easy to follow, and that is what we’ve got to do. The most important thing of all is that we get out and vote. That’s what will give us Democrats the momentum we need to make a successful comeback. If we don’t do that, it will all be for nothing.