Anti-Trump Politics and Coverage

My social media feeds are obsessed with criticizing every little thing that the president does. It’s certainly a natural reaction, but what purpose is served? What action can be taken? What recourse is there?

He has been elected. Convincing your friends that he is a bad choice was a sensible thing to do — back when we had a choice. However, we no longer have a choice. Unless he resigns, is impeached, or dies, he is going to be our president for the next four years — like it or not.

Impeachment won’t happen unless there is a clear violation of criminal law, majority support in the House of Representatives, and a two-thirds majority in the Senate. Theoretically, such support could occur if congresspersons and the electorate radically changed their positions on Trump, but that hasn’t happened yet. It may never happen, because Trump supporters are immune to reason.

That’s ultimately the biggest issue. Trump was elected because his supporters rejected reason. Until we understand why, it will do no good to apply more reason to the problem.