Besides the obviousness of being scared of a nuclear war, or any war for that matter, I’m terrified that in three years he will be perceived as having done a good enough job to get reelected. The economy is showing signs of improvement, and although these are mainly projects due to policies that were put in place by the last administration, the current administration will get credit. One thing that remains constant in politics is the people will vote with their wallets.
What is really troubling about this dilemma is that for me personally, I really need the economy to do well as I get closer to retirement and having him in office for three more years is terrifying enough, but contemplating him being there for seven more years takes me to depths of despair that I’ve never before been. There does seem to be some hope recently that his own party may have had enough.
Although a few Republicans have spoken out against his hyperbola, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker are the only two who have finally shown some backbone and spoken loudly, and directly about how uncouth this President is. I sincerely hope others will stand with them and do so as well. Senators McCain and Graham have briefly sparred with him, but neither have done enough. There are a few others who have tweeted denouncements, but they too have not done enough. Even former President Bush, has made insinuating comments – going against years of precedent of former Presidents not speaking ill of the sitting President – about the current direction of the Country and the Republican Party; but they aren’t enough. Instead, what is needed is that a roll-call of Senators and Congressmen to stand in their respective chambers and say, “Mr. President, your behavior is unacceptable and must stop. If you cannot conduct yourself in a responsible manner, then resign, or we will remove you from office!”
The alternative, three to seven more years of national and international divisive rhetoric, is not advantageous to the long term survival of our country. Yes, we may see great economic expansion (and the rich getting richer) in the near future, but at what price? Are we willing, as the greatest proponents of democracy, to allow our reputation be tarnished for 30 pieces of silver?