Just a random thought regarding the firing of Attorney General Sally Yates.
Remember that the executive branch of the government answers to the chief executive of the government, which is, according to our Constitution, the President of the United States.
And right now that happens to be President Trump.
I have always marveled in the past when various members of the executive branch of the government defy the President yet keep their job. This would never happen in a corporation: for good or for ill, publicly humiliate the boss, and you find yourself in the unemployment line.
How this reality never applied in Washington D.C. was always beyond me.
It’s also true that at many corporations, reorganizations are commonplace. At the company I’m now consulting for, they routinely reorganize the top tier about once or twice a year. This organization would think nothing of firing–and obliterating the career–of someone who didn’t play well with the CEO or with the C-suite.
It’s very odd to me how many on the left are reporting this as a coup d’etat, as if somehow those appointed by the Obama Administration and who theoretically serve at the pleasure of the President are somehow entitled to keep power after a lawful democratic election decided to hand power to the other party.
(Remember: the pendulum of political power swings between the two parties on a regular basis: the harder one party holds back that pendulum to force it to their side, the harder the pendulum swings to the other side. So one could argue a President Trump is the result of the left’s attempts to prevent conservatives from ever having a turn at the reigns of power.)
Take the article linked to above:
The Guardian is reporting (heavily sourced) that the “mass resignations” of nearly all senior staff at the State Department on Thursday were not, in fact, resignations, but a purge ordered by the White House.
Suppose it was.
I mean, if we saw this back in 2009 when Obama took office, eliminating dozens of senior Republican party apparatchiks in order to install people loyal to the Obama Administration, would people be spilling kilobytes of virtual ink talking about the horrors of the current administration?
Do you want 8 years of President Trump? Because this is how you get 8 years of President Trump: by acting as if half this country are a bunch of neanderthals trying to stage a coup d’etat at the voting booth, then throwing a temper tantrum like a 5 year old–calling to take the moral high ground while vandalizing property and burning cars during the inauguration while chanting “Not My President.”
And you get 8 years of Trump by acting as if a legitimate election was a “constitutional crisis”, and having a panic attack when the Presidency–the chief executive officer of the United States, whose power was greatly expanded by the previous President to the point where executive orders were occasionally overturned by the Supreme Court for lacking any basis in law or in constitutional authority–has been handed over to someone who knows how to wield executive power.