This is what democracy is all about. It is from the people, of the people and for the people. The people decide who among themselves should be the President of the USA, and who is best able to look after their interests. This decision is not to be decided by a small elite in Washington to protect their own backsides and interests and to go around calling those that are against them ‘rogues’.
The Republican leaders have been ganging up against Trump. They even staged campaigns against him to prevent him from becoming their candidate for the Presidency. What is Donald Trump’s crime? One, Trump is not one of them. Trump is a self made man, a self made billionaire that needs not feed on the system to get rich. Trump does not need to protect the system of greed and corruption. Trump is against everything his Party stood for.
Trump is a new man with new ideas and will dump the Party and all the cronies that have enshrined themselves in the system as if they own America. Trump will change that, Trump will change America to the good old days of the founding fathers.
According to the NYT, the ‘Republicans have ruefully acknowledged they came to this dire pass in no small part because of their own passivity.’ They should have learnt from Singapore, invent a system to prevent ‘rogues’ to become President. This would solve all their problems if they just label Trump a rogue. Unfortunately it is too late.
But this is the strength and essence of American democracy. The power rests on the people. The people decide who they want to be their President, rogue or no rogue. No small group of elite is going to change that. The people are in charge. They know their rights in a democracy and the country belongs to them, not to the small elite.
It is too late for the Republicans to change anything. Even if they try, the Americans would throw their idea out, including them. It is democracy, not autocracy, not dictatorship, not a dynasty owns by the elite. The Americans are not daft citizens. They think and act in their own interests.