By Jason Taylor
John Kelly wisely got rid of The Mooch. Hopefully, we’ll be spared more of his drunken barroom palaver. What I can’t see is the intersection of the skill set needed to be a military leader and the skills needed to be a political functionary. Is military discipline really desirable in the West Wing? Will these people buckle under the no-questions-asked military mindset? Does Kelly really understand how to cajole Congressional leaders? Does he understand the mechanics of the Legislative branch? Can he countenance a dictator like Trump? Will he close his eyes to the depravity of Trump’s leadership style? I have my doubts.
The incredible pace of upheaval is so evident in all opinion pages?—?they are out of date within hours of them being published. Writers literally cannot keep up with the avalanche of chaos around this president.
The mooch will be missed if only for his unapologetic public mockery of Bannon. But something built the Trump base and it wasn’t looks, logic or loyalty. It was more likely Limbaugh and Fox-News. While all this outrage at the staged distractions may seem cathartic, it would behoove us keep an eye on what the red-statists are being fed by Fox.
As of the breaking story of the latest embarrassing drama, Fox’s landing page pivoted to all North Korea all the time. It’s the GOP’s answer for their domestic disasters: when in doubt, start a war. Fox is pushing more war, right now, against North Korea and Iran, and their viewers are blind believers in their headlines, and most of all, militarism. If anyone imagines Mooch is/was a problem, just watch what happens as the GOP does their typical misdirection toward mobilizing the military.
This incredibly fast revolving door at the White House is symptomatic of a much larger problem than Monday’s story. It is one more proof that the American people made a terrible mistake selecting Trump as a candidate and electing him as a President.
Maybe General Kerry will clean out the White House. It needs it. Donald Trump cannot govern, he cannot lead and he certainly cannot manage the Federal Government. I don’t look for the General to stay more than about 6 weeks. Too many Chiefs in the White House, not enough Indians. That is the way that Trump likes it. Scaramucci should never have been hired to begin with.
Trump and the opportunists who work for him are mostly what I would expect if Satan opened the gates of Hell and gave its most evil denizens a ticket to the White House. How quickly the United States has devolved into an autocratic, sham republic. I guess our so called democratic institutions were not nearly as strong as we had been led to believe. All it took was one morally challenged con man backed by a corrupt, power hungry Congress to bring it all crashing down.