Monday, March 27, 2017

The Fascist impulse among the Trumpists, again


If strong elements of the right talk like this when they don't get their way, it's a bad sign.

In an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and previously a U.S. representative from South Carolina, bluntly acknowledged that Trump's team may have misunderstood the complicated process of legislating.
There's "plenty of blame to go around," he said.

"What happened is that Washington won. I think the one thing we learned this week is that Washington is a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was."

Mulvaney was a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus[.]

. . . .

Asked why they couldn't pass a bill when Republicans maintain control of the presidency, the House and the Senate, Mulvaney posed a clear question.

"Is the Republican Party capable of governing? I know the man in the White House is capable of governing. I saw it this week," he asked.

"We haven't been able to change Washington in the first 65 days," he added.

"And I think if there's anything that's disappointing and sort of an educational process to the Trump administration was that this place was a lot more rotten than we thought that it was."

Today, in America, it's the leadership of the Republican Party and the White House.

Note, too, how Mulvaney and Trump, elsewhere in this report, talk to and about the Republicans who opposed them.

Trump and his familiars have talked like this, often with much heat, since the campaign.

Remember The Duce's speculation about a "Second Amendment solution" in case the "rigged system" in Washington "stole the presidency" from him?

And his claims that a Democratic victory would be proof the system was rigged?

True enough, much that Bernie said was gasoline on the fire.

But he never called for violence.

A revealing piece by Kailani Koenig.

If the Trumpists are dealing with a rather bitter adversary relationship not only with the main stream press but also with nearly all of official Washington as well, the entire Democratic Party, and even much of the Republican Party, and they are, it is entirely their own fault and, really, of their own choosing.

That is emphatically and very clearly how the Duce and his supporters have seen themselves from the earliest days of his campaign.

This is the role they have undertaken, not just willingly but with the greatest enthusiasm.

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