The Turkish autocracy has no respect for peaceful protests. They have also not been reprimanded though, John McCain wants to throw the Ambassador out of the country.
Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan was at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. last week amidst a peaceful protest. Erdogan sent some thugs out to physically accost the protesters, and turned a peaceful protest in to something it didn’t have to become.
And constitutionally, it’s not allowed to happen, in the United States.
Erdogan ‘stole’ an election in Turkey, turning it in to an autocracy at a rapid pace, and now on a fast track to become Turkey’s dictator. It is where a lot of autocracies seem to end up.
The press in Turkey is getting the screws turned. They better be careful on how this incident is brought forward as jail could be imminent with any opposition to the leadership. Kind of like what Trump would like to do with the opposing media in contrast to Constitutional protections in the United States.
It could be that Trump considers that ‘piece of paper’ merely a piece of paper that can be cut up with a pair of scissors. He hasn’t an inkling as to what is contained in the Constitution as he feels free to run rampant with his own rules even in contrast to the document that governs our country.
The way this Turkish scuffle was handled was counter to our rights as outlined in our Constitution. The right to assembly, and the right to peacefully protest.
Kind of like several Trump campaign rallies. In one of these pep-rallies, Trump asked the crowd where these people come from???
Where do these people come from? Do I really have to answer that?
While there are two major political parties, there are several others, and Independents like me as well.
Trump was running to become President of all of us, and should have been cognizant of what is capable of happening at a politically charged pep rally. It was up to him to take the high road but, without any surprise for me, he didn’t.
His handling of the opposing Americans at his pep-rallies was anything but, American. He could have acknowledged them without the strong arm tactics so many ruthless autocrats, and dictators handle protests.
The protesters should have shown a little class as well by, maintaining a peaceful protest outside of the Trump pep-rallies. It was not a reason for Trump to dip down in class as well. He was running to become leader of the free world. Trump’s example then, as well as now seems to be the attitude of someone taking ownership of yet, another property. Not a leader of freedom.
Trump appears serious all the time to a fault. He appears old, and grumpy without any happiness or joy in his life. Seems as though it is an effort to keep up the persona of a tough guy with the usual seemingly purposeful frown.
Washington, he is learning, is not as simple as deal making. At least not the kind of deal making he’s done in the past.
Trump has since said, “This is not as easy as it seems.” No. It isn’t easy. He owes lots of apologies that will never be given. Tough guys don’t say they’re sorry. Probably a sign of weakness.
It’s not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of a kid who’s never grown up. Just a little kid who can’t get along with most of the adults in the room or, their kids. A spoiled, coddled child.
Unfortunately, as Trump well knows, it takes a full grown man (or woman) who can diplomatically face his opponents.
Any Erdogan like bumble brain can use a little paid for muscle. Imagine, you can be a total idiot to hire muscle to quell an opponent’s voice. The problem with that simplistic solution is; You may get a few for now but, they keep coming back in bigger numbers.
That’s why it takes merely an idiot to pay for muscle.
The Presidency is tainted, and so are the Halls of Congress. The Halls of Congress tainted by, the people coming to work as stuck like glue to either major party no matter what they might do to dismantle our Constitutional Democracy.
The general public walks a sidewalk with President Trump to the tune of 38% absolutely dedicated to Trump, and consider the Russian investigation as simply a distraction.
The Trump base believes the sun rises, and sets not with him but, because of him, and who can find fault with a sunrise or, sunset?
Their regard for the man goes beyond any reason. Present any of them with fact, and they will look for guidance from Trump on how they must think of it.
I can tell them they are correct. You can’t argue with the natural order of a sunrise, and sunset.
Congressional Representatives are all suppose to be representing our Constitutional Democracy, and they are more loyal to a political party. They are more loyal to a President attempting a conversion to an autocracy. They are afraid of Trump.
The President of our democracy continues to act as the owner giving him the title President, and Chief Executive Officer. In the corporate world, he makes the final decision. Much like a leader of a dictatorship in government.
This is by design, everything, and anything but, a dictatorship. It is a Constitutional Democracy. It is something that President Trump wants nothing to do with, and would rather go back to NYC, and hide out.
Is it possible the Cowards of Congress are ready to accept the unfurling autocracy?
Many of his die-hard supporters are expected to die easy under an autocracy which historically, often becomes a dictatorship.
At that point, the sun may reach artificial points everyday because the EPA, representing what science meant to Trump no longer exists.
“How do you think I’m doin? I got no experience in politics, and I’m President!” This is what the President was asking the gathering of legislative constituents consisting of old, quite affluent white men.
Why have a pep rally? The House just voted thumbs up on the President’s endorsed health care bill.
They won!!!! They got a legislative win in Congress. It doesn’t become law. It goes to the Senate. Then it goes to Conference, and reconciliation. Once the Senate votes to pass the bill in its’ newest form, it goes back to the House for a vote. All of that approved, and the bill becomes law.
They got a runner on first. In doing so…..a pep rally.
What was the pep rally all about then? Trump, in his own mind hit a homerun.
That was not reality of course because, what he got was a walk to first. That’s it. Nobody on, and a lonely walk to first. He was the only base runner, and the first inning is now over.
What healthcare bill? The added notes of stupidity continue as Congressmen were asked if they read the bill. After all, they voted for the bill. Some rushed past reporters leaving their shoes behind. The most ridiculous of responses after voting on a bill affecting millions of Americans were: “I just got back from baseball practice” to “That’s what I have staff for.”
Neither of those remarks were called for, no matter where you live politically. It tells you how important it is for them to represent you. They were mocking scrutiny. They were daring us to respond.
With all of this, the Democrats showed no respect for the House, itself as their “Na Na, Hey Hey, Goodbye” was uncalled for at the end of the vote. The general population will make their likes, and dislikes known at the appropriate time.