American politics has another crazy week in store for us. In all this tumult, Donald Trump stands out once again for the violence of his remarks.
What to doubt about democracy
If there is one thing I share with Donald Trump supporters, it is a loss of confidence in the effectiveness and honesty of Washington politicians.
Examples ? Let’s start with these serious accusations against Democratic Senator Bob Menendez. Already accused in 2017, he is likely to fall if these allegations of mafia behavior were confirmed.
It would be funny, if it weren’t true, to hear him seriously explain why he had $450,000 in cash at home while carefully avoiding talking about the Mercedes in his parking lot or the gold bars he keeps his home.
The indescribable Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is experiencing the torture of gout. For the umpteenth time, we point out his more than doubtful links with conservatives. The one who ignores the rules of ethics showed up at fundraisers for his friends!
While Joe Biden’s entourage believes it is a good thing to inform us of his multiple meetings with physiotherapists or his advanced arthritis, the Republicans are fighting among themselves in the House and we are heading towards a closure of services governments.
Moody’s may notify elected officials that the country’s credit rating will be affected, but the radicals have Speaker McCarthy by the ropes and it is the taxpayers who will foot the bill.
If you still have a few tears to shed, or a few bursts of laughter to share (your choice), know that the burlesque reaches new heights when we learn that Hunter Biden is taking Rudy Giuliani to court! Both would disappear from the news and the country would be no worse off.
Meanwhile voters hoping for lower inflation, gun legislation or the disappearance of the electoral college (65%) will be content with a culture war and the sad spectacle of institutional decline.
The trivialization of violence
The prize for the irresponsible and dangerous declaration, however, goes to the one whom officials of the Reagan Library described as a rotten brat and Voldemort.
As General Mark Milley announced his retirement, the 45th president called for him to be convicted of high treason and executed. Trump minions took turns suggesting the hanging.
I never would have imagined a former president making similar comments and being far ahead of his rivals for his party’s nomination.
If the Republican leader really was Voldemort, we might find some comfort in the outcome of JK Rowling’s saga. Even there, the Democratic Party is far from having found its Harry Potter.