This article in the Daily Mail can’t be real, or at least I hope it’s not:
EXCLUSIVE: Barack Obama’s close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, which is now the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against President Trump.
If it is true, than what Obama is doing is absolutely unprecedented. The peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next is so much a part of American history, that we take for granted just how special it is.
The incoming President is expected, even while undoing the previous Administration’s policies, not to criticize the outgoing President by name. Likewise, the outgoing President is not supposed to criticize or backseat drive the new Administration. There are rules of decorum that are followed by American Presidents.
If this article is true, Obama is going against the playbook. Never before has a President tried to sabotage his successor. The Democrat attitude seems to be, if we can’t steer the ship of state, we’re going to sink it.
I don’t think Obama or any Democrat that stands with him on this knows what they are doing. If Obama and his posse take out Trump, they will make America into a Banana Republic where the peaceful transition of power is no more. Once that prescient is broken (peaceful transitions of power) it can never be made whole again. If there is another election after that, the process will be one of scorched earth.
This will turn into a blood mess. If our leaders can’t make the transition peaceful, the people can’t be expected to be peaceful either. The ship of state will be scuttled out of spite.