Bannon is running foreign policy. Pence is running domestic policy. Kushner is the gatekeeper. Trump is free to watch TV and tweet garbage.That reminds me of a comment from well before the election (alas, no easy way for me to find it) in which the speaker figured out that the nasty guy wanted to be president but didn’t want to do the work of president. It looks like that person was right.
We’ve heard comments that the nasty guy has said nice things about LGBT people. But with Pence in charge of domestic policy we get this: There is a leaked draft of an executive order titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom.” Yes, it is exactly what those of us in familiar with this stuff would guess – government permission for anyone anywhere to discriminate against LGBT people, though this time we’re not alone – those engaging in premarital sex and those needing abortions are also included.
It is most certainly unconstitutional.
But, McEwen notes, the nasty guy has nominated a justice for the Supremes who would not find it unconstitutional, joining four other existing justices with the same opinion. In addition, there are more than 100 federal court vacancies, due to GOP blockade efforts over the last few year. The nasty guy and his minions in the Senate are poised to fill those 100 seats with (most certainly) straight white men who would also uphold the constitutionality of the order.
I hear Scotland is lovely.