- Jan 14, 2016
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Oh, I don't know. who's bossing the boss?Why can't it be both, and that's okay, too? Mattis was career military, and he took a principled stand for our country and our allies yesterday, but whatever history makes of his legacy, it will still be tarnished just by his being a member of this administration and looking the other way on other things. The GOP will be rightly tarnished with it, as Republicans have gleefully guided Trump and this country to the precipice of authoritarianism with one hand over their eyes and the other hand in Uncle Sam's pocket.
And yet, this is a genuinely scary development. For example, here's a nuclear weapons expert on it. But if cowardly Republicans like Marco Rubio and Ben Sasse wake up to their power finally because it is a Big Fucking Deal that the Secretary of Defense quit in protest, that's fine. I am not holding my breath, because they and 95% of Republicans currently in office are SPINELESS FUCKING COWARDS, but fine. Start now. We won't forget. Ohhhh no we will not forget their craven behavior the last two years. But we are confronting corruption and avarice and negligence and bad faith in our government the likes of which no American has seen in his or her lifetime at this point. We are finishing out a week(!) in which a federal judge (who has read unredacted Mueller filings) called out a former national security adviser as possibly treasonous. We've witnessed changes in foreign policy made by tweet(!) that might as well have been accompanied with a Putin laughing gif. The office of the AG is being subjugated by a guy making up his own ethics rules and another guy who took it upon himself to attack the Mueller investigation months ago. (new!) The Treasury Department is compromised.
Oh, and the government is shutting down because Trump is a toddler, who lied to his supporters, who lies to everyone, who faces impeachment or worse unless he stays in this job he clearly didn't want and can't do serving a country he could give fuck all about. Who will try to stay in that job long enough and/or install loyal toadies in OUR government long enough to keep him and his family out of prison.
In light of that, can't Mattis' resignation be both too late and too soon?
We are so fucked. /me eats pie for breakfast