The presidential oath of office demands that whoever occupies our nation’s top elected position, “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” My question is simply, “How can President Malproddunt possibly accomplish this, when he has already made promises which would shred the Constitution, and is in the process of backing this up with appointments to his Cabinet of Hate?
I saw a meme on social media that asked the reader to harken back to a time, when Sarah Palin represented the most astro-planing candidate that we had yet seen. Good times, those, is all I can say, as we continue to ride the tsunami of hatred and bigotry that accompanies the current regime.
Growing up, I was taught about the Teapot Dome Scandal of William Harding’s administration, in 1922-23. Bribes were accepted by Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall, though no party was ever convicted of offering said bribes, in order to secure various land holding that contained…petroleum products. Fall was convicted and sent to prison, back in an era when politicians were held accountable for their actions.
Yes, Big Oil was right in there close to a hundred years ago, bribing without being caught, and tainting a Republican Administration for generations to come. Money begets power, and those with the money are always going to be lurking in the shadows.
Now we have Forrest Lucas, 74-year-old co-founder of Lucas Oil, being nominated by President Malproddunt as Interior Secretary. Lurking in the shadows? Hell, no! Spotlight City! In this manner there need be no bribe necessary to acquire entry into hallowed grounds, since the guy running the show is already on board.
If thinking of Lucas in terms of Richard Allen Davis being appointed as headmaster of the Polly Klaas Boarding School for adolescent girls doesn’t work for you, try thinking of President Malproddunt being assigned as director for the Miss Teen America, with unconditional access to the contestants’ dressing room. You know, like back in the good old days.
I might even add the idea of the deadly cobra in charge of the henhouse, but the bottom line is I really could not have come up with a better example of questionable leadership/unscrupulous ethics, than an oil baron being in charge of our nation’s petroleum preserves. Did Malproddunt think no one would notice?
No one had to.
Vultures Steve Bannon, alt right nominee for White House Chief Strategist, and Jeff Sessions, nominee for US Attorney General, are already perched and waiting. Sessions has proven multiple times since his nomination, that he would be far better off keeping his words to himself, and having people think he is a twit, than to open his mouth, and prove them correct.
Malproddunt’s attacks on the press, his stance on Muslims, his attack of Mexicans, his arrogance when it comes to basic human rights/treatment of women, are all succinct examples of his ethical shortcomings, and his putrid grasp of the Constitution.
A century ago, any one of the aforementioned examples, plus another twenty or so documented instances of Malproddunt’s illegal/immoral/unethical behavior, would have been more than enough to remove him from office, as the Teapot Dome Scandal proves.
Good times, those.