The Trump Wars of the past 18 months do not now go away. Now it becomes the Trump Civil War, every day, with Democrats trying to get rid of him and half the country pushing back. To reduce it to the essentials: As long as Mr. Trump’s party holds the House, it will be a standoff. If the Democrats take the House, they will move to oust him. Because we are divided. We are two nations, maybe more. Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him. Mr. Obama had the mainstream media—the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left—the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party. Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing. The mainstream legacy media oppose him, even hate him, and will not let up. The columnists, thinkers and magazines of the right were mostly NeverTrump; some came reluctantly to support him. His party is split or splitting. The new president has gradations of sympathy, respect or support from exactly one cable news channel, and some websites. He really has no one but those who voted for him.There are indeed several nations within the quickly crumbling USA. Already there are serious secessionist movements in several states and regions, including California, Texas, and now Oklahoma. The mindless fury displayed this weekend by the far-left rioters opposed to the Trump presidency illustrates just how divided the country is. With that kind of venomous hatred against traditional America, no accommodation or compromise is possible. It's time to recognize reality and go our separate ways. Peacefully -- while we can.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
We are two nations, maybe more
Peggy Noonan looks at the Trump victory and sees fault lines in the DC Empire:
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, January 22, 2017