JRexPlays is taking the rare step of printing an anonymous Op-Ed Essay. We have done so because we feel this is the only way to delivery this perspective to our readers.
President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.
It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or that he makes two awful decisions for each decision he has to make.
The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that as much as 70% of the voters in his own country are working diligently to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
I would know. I am one of them.
To be clear, ours is not the silent, invisible, hard to notice “resistance” of the right. But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic. Who’d have thought?!
That is why many citizens have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.
The root of the problem is the president’s ineptness for the Presidency in all ways: moral, intellectual, remedial. It’s as if the job interview process was flawed.
Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds except concerning race, Israel, and gender; free markets and free people*.
At best, he is able to breathe and literally fill the chair he is required to sit in. At worst, aw Jesus do we really need to review this?
*- Ed Note: it became clear in conversations that the writer has a limited understanding of the definition of “people”
In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” that women are objects, that brown persons do not count, President Trump’s I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU STILL NEED AN ARGUMENT HERE.
Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: Mike Pence’s hair is shiny and full.
But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty, ineffective, racist, misogynistic, idiotic, problematic, ruinous, heinous in the anus, insulting to the American intelligence and embarrassing on the world stage.
From states around the nation, citizens will quite publicly and adamantly yell, tweet, and advertise their daily disgust at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.
It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.
This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of black women, the LGBTQ+ community, teens who hate being shot at at school, people of color who hate being shot at everywhere, and Twitter. This resistance is known as the Peep State.
Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the nation of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis.
SO YOU BETTER FUCKING VOTE AMERICA.