16 May, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: Enough is enough
I know I keep harping on about this, but… how often does your president* have to show his incompetence to the world before Republicans admit to themselves that he should not be in the White House? Yesterday’s episode was but the latest—and surely the worst—in an ever-escalating stream of blunders. To invite Russian officials into the Oval Office and share with them information that compromises an ally and jeopardizes our country’s entire security system is an act of foolishness that overshadows every one of the man’s other acts of foolishness to date.
As the New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks points out in his op-ed article today, the president* is a child who is incapable of self-control or rational assessment of the people or the world around him. His primary—if not his only—driving force is an insatiable need is for love and admiration. His childish innocence, when given free rein in a world of adult responsibility, becomes dangerous ignorance. In a world filled with potential pitfalls and real danger, it is nuclear matter waiting to explode.
We have been witnessing a progressive decline. Trump is not growing into the office, as some claim; he is decompensating. Each blunder takes us deeper into the morass he is creating—and takes him deeper into the fantasy his mind creates about himself. He is incapable of understanding, let alone acknowledging his own mistakes, and believes so firmly in the infallibility of his personal wisdom that he rejects the advice of anyone who dares to question it. He is petulant and vengeful, a toddler whose tantrums are as unpredictable as they are uncontrollable.
Are you, Congressman, content to stand by and let this dangerous man-child imperil your country? Or are you ready, finally, to speak out?