What happens come November when Trump loses and refuses to leave?
This is no longer a "what if Mighty Mouse and Superman got into a fight?" scenario. This is a question that is coming up more and more as we approach next November's election. The potential for a disorderly transfer of power is something that is currently getting laughs for Pete Buttegieg, who has suggested that if Donald Trump hangs around the White House, "he could do chores." In an interview with comedian Bill Maher, Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar insisted that when she wins all those states that Trump has dismissed as "flyover" that there would be no question. Maher countered that Trump has a lot of people on his side too, "the ones with guns."
Now we're starting to face the real challenge: All that talk of protecting the Second Amendment comes down to that "well-maintained militia." Not that I hope to stir any fears that are not already extant, but rather to talk about the past three years and change during which the country has been divided like it hasn't been in more than a century and a half. Is it possible that things could go so wrong that an election would not be sufficient to settle the matter?
It hasn't been so very long ago that it took the Supreme Court to decide who would be President of the United States. Al Gore didn't move into the White House, so he went out and invented climate change. I'll bet there are a lot of people out there who wish they could have that one back.
Again, without being flip, the current administration continues to redefine outrageous conduct. They complained about "nasty notes" being left for them by Obama's outgoing staff, but barricading themselves in their offices or chaining themselves to the gate seems more in line with what could happen if Trump lost an election. This is a guy who won and then continued to whine about how the whole thing was rigged against him. Why would we expect any sort of reasonable response?
This is a man who recently responded to his impeachment acquittal by quoting Emerson: "When you strike at a king, you had better kill him."
Okay. Points for quoting someone besides Fox and Friends, but King? "You had better kill him?"
Sleep tight, America.