OPINION: New York Times op-ed acts as a public service for America

In light of the recent anonymously published op-ed in the New York Times, it’s fairly easy to discern how the dysfunction of the Trump administration has reached a new phase of craziness.

With President Trump going completely bonkers over the identity of the author, the New York billionaire seems not to know that a “senior” White House official has just confirmed what many Americans have been thinking and saying for the past year and a half: this president is unfit — both morally and mentally — for office.

“The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making,” the piece reads. 

“Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.”

However, there’s another underlying message: Voters need to turn-out in November’s midterms to restore sanity in Washington. Otherwise, the American people can’t count on Congress to do its job of holding the president and the administration at-large accountable. House Republicans have shown time and again that they’re not even remotely interested in doing so to our detriment.

The author of the Times editorial is correct in saying the dysfunction cannot be allowed to continue. Doing so only serves to embolden Trump to engage in even more reckless and egregious acts.

We should keep in mind that going to the polls on Nov. 6 is the only real means of reining in an out-of-control president. The more we can encourage those in Congress to speak out, the better off America will be in the long-run. The longer we keep the pressure up, the more emboldened Democrats will become.

The final take-away from this week’s bombshell piece is the White House’s brazen corruption, yet another reason for voters to turn-out in November.

With senior Trump administration members willingly using their offices to line their own pockets, it’s more imperative to get out and vote. Congressional Republicans have made it clear they’re not even remotely interested in doing the job of holding the president and the executive branch at-large accountable for their unethical behavior.

 

[Washington Post] [Photo courtesy WNDU]

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