Sunday, January 29, 2017
Well, here we are. The day after Trump's inauguration, huge, mass demonstrations, the day after he orders a make-shift ban on immigration from the tiredest, poorest, huddledest, wretchedest places on the planet, more huge, mass demonstrations. Again, I can not thank our new President enough for what he has done for liberalism in just his first nine days.
A Brooklyn federal judge blocked part of the order. GOP leaders are squirming. The order does little to address it's ostensible aim, and seems to be nothing but a political distraction, and a very poorly planned one at that. But while this goes on, along with the ongoing silly drama of The Wall, Net Neutrality is doomed, and we can expect rightwing assaults on our healthcare, education, pollution, and consumer protections with the aid of his cadre in the cabinet, and a drooling GOP Hill.
Though he may mobilize the Left for the future, the damage that's being done now will take a loooooong time to undo. Let's hope his distractions are the GOP's undoing come the next couple of election cycles. The good things Trump says he wants to do would only be doable then anyway.