While it’s true that most conservatives sold out to Donald Trump, with many serving as nothing more than puppets in his own version of state-run media like we’ve seen on Fox News, there are still a few out there who’ve refused to compromise on their principles, ethics, or humanity to support and defend this “president.”
Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin is one of those people.
In what I feel is best described as a scathing mockery of the corrupt incompetence of the Trump administration, Rubin blasted this “president” for having a cabinet filled with “the dregs, the cranks, and Fox News personalities”:
Wouldn’t you know — millionaires, billionaires, relatives and generals who have not served in high civilian posts aren’t necessarily the best people for senior roles in an administration, especially one in which the president has virtually no policy expertise. Contrary to the positive spin that Trump is now getting the Cabinet he wants (was he not president before this?), he’s in fact getting the dregs, the cranks, the Fox News personalities and the even more unqualified hangers-on to backfill posts. Some of the worst of the worst — Carson, Pruitt, Kushner — remain. With the possible exception of Mike Pompeo replacing Tillerson at State, the quality of his senior advisers generally is going down (e.g., Ronny Jackson for Shulkin, John Bolton for McMaster). Don’t expect it to improve with the Russia investigation ongoing and Trump’s habit of humiliating appointees well known.
Experienced, ethical, sober and self-respecting public servants don’t want to work in this White House. Trump spinners who assured us during the campaign that everything would work out because stellar people would be there to help were horribly mistaken.
I especially like how she mocks Trump’s insistence that the embarrassing (and unprecedented) high turnover of his administration is simply his effort to make sure the “best people are in the right positions.” As if he wasn’t “president” last year when all these people who no longer work for his administration were handpicked to serve in these positions — by him.
It’s also important to point out, as Rubin noted, despite Trump’s insistence that his administration is getting better with these changes, it’s actually getting worse. Not only because Trump’s an insecure egomaniac who simply wants to be surrounded by lapdogs and “yes men” who tell him what he wants to hear, but because no “experienced, ethical, sober or self-respecting public servant” would want to work for a “president” this incompetent who routinely uses Twitter to fire and embarrass those work for him that don’t do what he wants.
That’s something which should worry everyone reading this considering we’re barely over a year into his “presidency” and it’s not as if any future turnover in this administration (which we all know is coming) is going to make it any more credible, ethical, or competent.
Trump’s replaced poor choices with piss-poor choices — and whoever replaces them will likely be even worse.
My hope right now is that over the next few years progressives stay energized, vote Republicans out of power in Congress, and in 2020 we vote this national embarrassment out of office in emphatic fashion so we can begin erasing one of the biggest mistakes in this country’s history.
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