Sunday, April 2, 2017

The LA Times declares war on Twamp

Just what we need from the media. Some excerpts:

"In a matter of weeks, President Trump has taken dozens of real-life steps that, if they are not reversed, will rip families apart, foul rivers and pollute the air, intensify the calamitous effects of climate change and profoundly weaken the system of American public education for all."

"What is most worrisome about Trump is Trump himself. He is a man so unpredictable, so reckless, so petulant, so full of blind self-regard, so untethered to reality that it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation. His obsession with his own fame, wealth and success, his determination to vanquish enemies real and imagined, his craving for adulation [...] In a real presidency in which he wields unimaginable power, they are nothing short of disastrous."

"In the days ahead, The Times editorial board will look more closely at the new president, with a special attention to three troubling traits: Trump’s shocking lack of respect for those fundamental rules and institutions on which our government is based [...]; His utter lack of regard for truth [...]; His scary willingness to repeat alt-right conspiracy theories, racist memes and crackpot, out-of-the-mainstream idea."

"[T]hose who oppose the new president’s reckless and heartless agenda must make their voices heard. Protesters must raise their banners. Voters must turn out for elections. Members of Congress — including and especially Republicans — must find the political courage to stand up to Trump. Courts must safeguard the Constitution. State legislators must pass laws to protect their citizens and their policies from federal meddling. All of us who are in the business of holding leaders accountable must redouble our efforts to defend the truth from his cynical assaults."

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