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Dan Rather writes on Trump

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    I extracted this from Dan Rather's Facebook page.

    "I have lived through nearly 4,500 weeks in my life, and I have never seen a week like the one we just had.

    "I have seen weeks of far greater darkness, of war, and death, and economic despair. I have seen weeks of more confusion and uncertainty. But I have never seen a week where a president of our nation has behaved with such a cavalier disregard for the norms and institutions of our democracy. And it now seems like the investigation is expanding into Trump's business dealing...s. The comparisons with Richard Nixon are plentiful these days, but even he did not seem so untethered from our basic governance. And I have never seen so many members of a political party rally around incompetence, intemperance, and inanity.

    "The threats, the lies, the willful disregard for the rule of law should be limited to the world of Hollywood caricature. To see this played out each night on the news, to read about ramblings and inconsistencies in justifications for actions that should never have been taken, is to see a moment of great peril for our nation.

    "I remain, however, an optimist. I see the swellings of civic engagement and action. I hear the voices of those who demand that this subversion of our national ideals shall not stand. I have covered social movement of the past, and never have seen one where so much power and numbers lie on the side of the opposition. This is a clash for the values of our nation. Our destiny is in our hands."

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    I'll repeat that last sentence. Our destiny is in our hands. Unless Dems remain divided on a realistic path forward...other than just bitching about Trump.

  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    Say or think what you will. They ( his followers ) were insisting on a white man and they got it. The rest are details and seemingly totally acceptable.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    What is totally strange is that his followers stick with him regardless of all the idiotic things every day again. I guess it is still around 40% of the people here who still support the lunatic. That is the most amazing thing about all of this. This country must be indeed an "banana republic" looking at this.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    I didn't know Dan Rather was still living.:|
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Probably approaching the day where angles march arou d blowing Trumpets. Power and money have the same effect when abused without rhyme or reason. Talk about countries and Democracy and then suffer the result of money ruling.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    "What is totally strange is that his followers stick with him regardless of all the idiotic things every day again. "

    Yep, sure is strange isn't it? Do you know what compelling attraction is?