Why No Demands for Resignation? Partial Reblog

Published May 24, 2020 by Nan Mykel

Words from Ralph Nader/Common Dreams via alternet.org

“Why no demands for resignation? Have too many Americans lost their proper sense of honest public service and accountability? From 1974 to now, the American Bar Association (ABA) – supposedly a first responder against the destruction of rule of law and constitutional observance – has done nothing to challenge above-the-law presidential abuses. (In 2005-2006 the ABA displayed some courage and charged the Bush/Cheney administration with three sets of unconstitutional behavior.)

“Many Trump voters seem to expect more of virtually every public figure who isn’t Trump! Ask Trump voters if they would support their local fire chief if he or she lied daily about the fire department’s readiness to fight fires? Would they support a fire chief who appoints firefighters with no experience? Would they support a police chief who accepts no responsibility for a street crime wave while disabling the force?

“Would they support a CEO of a major hospital who promotes, against the advice of his/her medical scientists, chemicals and drugs that can take the lives of patients? Would they support a super predator bank CEO who gives sweet-heart deals to the rich at the direct expense of customers of modest means? Would they support a CEO of a big construction company, spouting anti-immigrant hate, while hiring hundreds of poorly paid undocumented foreign laborers taking jobs away from American workers? The answer is pretty clear.

“These people in positions of power would have lost their jobs if they engaged in such reckless and unjust behavior. Corrupt Donald, on the other hand, has done all of these continually and remains an escapee from justice. In addition to these previously acknowledged failings, Trump has wrecked the federal health, safety, and economic protections including many life-saving controls on deadly pollution, dangerous business practices, and business theft of your earnings as consumers, workers, and savers.

“In addition, here is a top betrayal: Trump promised his voters a big infrastructure repair and upgrade program in all communities – with good-paying jobs. He betrayed them, giving instead about 2 trillion dollars in tax cuts to the rich and big corporations, like the drug and banking industries and even his own family!

“Trump voters need to ask themselves – what else does Trump have to do to our livelihood, health, safety, and dignity before you say – “no more!” If you want more details about Mr. Trump’s lying betrayals, read Fake President by Mark Green and me and judge Trump by his own contemptuous words and misdeeds….”

Nan guesses:  1) the vice-president  2)fear of being on the presidential hit list

2 comments on “Why No Demands for Resignation? Partial Reblog

  • Nan, well said. Just keeping it simple, if a publicly traded company CEO fired four auditors (the Inspectors General), the Board of Directors independent Audit Committee, would be obligated to act or risk a shareholder lawsuit and removal from the Board. The independence requirement came after Enron, HealthSouth, Tyco, Adelphia…scandals where the CEO and/ or CFO did illegal things.

    The Senate’s failure to be very alarmed by these firings of IGs, regardless of who is in the White House, is a dereliction of duty and disservice to we the people. It matters not what the Senators say; this is dead-on wrong and should be investigated.

    We should not fail to remember that, other than his father, Donald Trump has never reported to anyone in his privately held businesses. He is used to doing any thing he wants, whether it is legal, ethical or smart. He has had six bankruptcies and several terrible investment decisions. My personal favorite is this real estate genius set up a mortgage company in the middle of a housing crisis. That was dumb the day it was announced and, of course, it failed.

    So, here we have a corrupt and deceitful person in charge, who has been known to make rash decisions with no oversight. What could possibly go wrong? Keith

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