Bob Corker, thank you...
"The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful," Corker told reporters following a speech in Chattanooga.
Bob Corker is making a bold statement on Trump's competence, and it is about time. I know Bob Corker, and this is exactly what I would expect him to do--to step up to the podium and speak the truth.
It was early this morning that I was talking to a Corker supporter asking where Bob was on Trump's apparent unwillingness to condemn bigotry and hate by white supremacists. With both agreed, it is time for Bob to leave the politics behind and start speaking the truth about Trump, and Trump's misguided management of our nation.
The Corker I know would say to hell with politics and call it like it is. Today, he did just that. Now it is time to say "thank you Bob for questioning Trump's competence to lead. Now it is time for Corker, and other Republicans, to break away from Trump by taking action to protect this nation from Trump's misguided leadership, his lack of competence, and his failure to understand "the character of this nation."
Trump (he does not deserve the title President) lacks the competence, character and stability to lead our nation, his recent conduct is a disgrace. Trump's leadership makes our nation third rate. He lacks the moral compass to lead.
Corker's words are important, they will not change Trump or the direction he is headed but Corker's words show leadership, leadership that is needed irrespective of politics. Corker is finally doing the the reasonable, and right, thing over the political thing. It would behoove other Republicans to follow Corker's lead.
The bottom line is Corker's words matter, he is showing he is leaving the political behind choosing to stand up for the character and morality of this Country. Corker's words show us, as a nation, that hate and bigotry have no place in our society-
and neither does a man who occupies the Oval Office who will not unconditionally condemn both (and the white supremacists who stand for such hate and bigotry).
Corker's next step should be to ask President Trump to change course. If Trump does not, Corker needs to ask Trump to leave, before it is too late.
If Corker has the will to demand Trump to change or go, then he may just get my vote.
Stuart James, Publisher-oneBlog