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We are in between a rock and a hard place.
Trumps presidency puts all of us in peril as a society that values freedom, truth and fair play.
There are calls to impeach Trump already. This is not new, people wanted the same of Obama probably because he was "not like us".
Trump may actually be entangled in illegal activities both in terms of the emoluments clause of the Constitution and with regards to his alleged ties to Russia and Putin.
Here's the conundrum. Do we want Trump removed from office?
Before you shout a resounding "YES" consider this.
The Line of Succession for the president is, Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Orin Hatch.
Any and all of the above would be more than happy to rubber stamp virtually every anti-middle class, anti-safety net, anti-environment, anti-health care, anti-anything measure congress would but in front of them.
Ask yourself, when was the last time any Republican ever proposed anything that would have a negative impact on the wealthy or corporations? Go on, I dare you to name one. All negative impact is on the shoulders of the average American and every such impact a financial advantage to the top few percent.
Trump, not so sure. For all his negatives he may not be as quick to trample over the middle class as would the others.
In some ways the best we can hope for from Trump is that he will not be a simple rubber stamp for a rush to oligarchy as would the rest who are in ideological lock-step.
Think about what you wish for and remember, the current Senate can still be a bottleneck for some destruction.
It is up to us to be sure to turn out to vote in the mid terms. If we can at least recapture the Senate we have a decent chance to hold off a lot of damage until we can boot Trump out of the white house in 2020.
If ever there was a time to NOT STAY HOME on election day it is for ALL future elections. You stay home you give your choice to someone else to make for you. This is what we got.