Donald Trump has done such a terrible job in his first two years as POTUS that even the most loyal Republicans are begging for Democrats to save us. This was perfectly illustrated by longtime conservative columnist Peggy Noonan this week, who tore Trump apart in her weekly column for the Wall Street Journal.
Noonan, who was the speechwriter and Special Assistant to Ronald Reagan, didn’t hold back as she expressed utter disappointment in Trump. Having screwed up every chance to start acting like a president, Noonan states that it’s time for Donnie to go.
In her column, Noonan wrote that Trump has been “disruptive” and hasn’t contributed anything positive since getting into the White House. She wrote:
Trump supporters have long held, and deeply believe, that none of the people in what they call the swamp were ever anything but unalterably opposed to him and meant, from day one, to remove him by whatever means possible. This was true of about half of official Washington. They were predominately Democrats, though there were Republicans too, and certainly the media were against him, overwhelmingly.
But the other half of official Washington, though to varying degrees disapproving of Trump, often for reasons that were almost aesthetic, was willing to be surprised. They were open to persuasion. They didn’t say this but they thought it. They’d give him time and watch events closely. Pretty quickly and to the entire edifice of Washington, it became clear Donald Trump was not a Jacksonian shock to the system, which is what his supporters think he was. He was a daily system overload, a one-man frying of the grid.”
Noonan pointed out that while Trump had a few good people on his side who had tried to keep him on track, they were driven out of the administration by the president’s own inner circle which was made up of people who were “strange—fierce, emotional, half mad themselves.”
In a desperate plea for relief from the madness, Noonan encouraged the idea of Trump being defeated by a Democrat in the next election:
We elect a president in 2020. Democrats would be wise to spend the next year showing America that their party is capable of governing, up to leadership, that its ideas are not crazy but pertinent, that it actually has a philosophy. Seriousness and calm would be nice, and after the past few years would serve as a welcome counterpoint. There is an unarticulated wish out there to return to some past in which things were deeply imperfect and certainly divided but on some level tranquil, and not half mad.”
That’s how bad things have gotten. Now, the only hope that GOPers have for any normalcy after Trump is for a Democrat to get this country back on track.
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