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44 on 45

Max Stearns


I loved 44's speech. It brilliantly laid out how it is that 45 has not grown, wasn't suited for the job, and has made the job entirely about his own self aggrandizement, wealth, and power, not the good of the American people. He brilliantly justified departing from the norm of not criticizing a present President during his administration by showing that we are in the midst of an existential crises--or series of crises--of the President's own doing.


If I may add one thing to all Obama said, it is this: This administration has tragically proven that when one party becomes so coopted by a leader as to lose its will to operate even as a modest check against the most egregious abuses, the only recourse that remains is with the voters themselves. Our crises can no longer depend upon the wisdom and sound judgment of our institutions to check Trump's abuses. Save one: the electorate.


Back to Obama: And so no matter what it takes, nothing, and I do mean nothing, is more important than voting Trump out in November. Yes, lives depend upon it. And so does our democracy. Thank you President Obama for such an inspiring speech!


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