Well c'mon man... US foreign policy isn't going to have a huge impact on Australia.
Dcm81 said:Possible nuclear war with North Korea would beg to differ
(http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39683518)"North Korea has said it is ready to sink the Carl Vinson, and on Sunday said it would strike Australia with nuclear weapons if it remained an ally of the United States."
We already went through that with East and West Germany. It would be hard, and international aid would be necessary, but it would be doable.
From what I gather, the state of North Korea is nothing like old East Germany, which was a country with heavy industry, resources and a working education system. North Korea is an agricultural country, with no industry to speak of, subject to frequent famines, and with a population indoctrinated way beyond the mere political control that happened in the eastern europe democratic republics.
Comey asked for a significant funding increase shortly before he was fired, to bring on additional staff and expoand the Russia investigation.
What a wholly unexpected development! Who could have possibly ever foreseen this twist to the story?!?
Richard Nixon? I'm guessing he could have added a few well informed insights to the current situation...
We all see the farcical nature of Trump's presidency, but as an outsider, what are the opposition parties doing about it? Are the democrats assuming he'll fall on his own sword?
How can a president and his staff constantly display their ineptitude in decision making, make assertions which are demonstrably false, have a Damoclean investigation hanging over them and a house full of nepotism and cronyism without someone in opposition doing something about it?
Are they powerless?
Surely it is clear that the longer this goes on the more likely it will be that long lasting and potentially catastrophic damage will be done?
As far as I understand, with the Republicans making up the majority of Congress at the moment, we're really waiting for Trump's ineptitude to reach a point that even his own party has to oppose him. No telling when that is, but considering only a quarter of Republican congressmen openly supported his firing of Comey (last I heard, from BBC news) I'm holding out hope that it must be close... But, it's generally wishful thinking that a politician will put the greater good ahead of their party.
So, I guess, in essence, yeah, Democrats are kind of hoping he falls on his sword...
So, in sum, Democrats are waiting for him to fall on his sword and technically so are the disgruntled Republicans. The old 'wait and see' approach.
If it were here in Australia the opposition party would be absolutely tearing the PM apart. Even the PM's own party would have the knives out. We've had three PM's knifed by their own party while in power, and that's within the last 5 years.
Greater good is the wrong phrase for it though, because Pence is a million times worse. If Pence goes down with him then Paul Ryan becomes president. If you're not a tea party Republican, or a religious fanatic, this doesn't end well on any level whether we act or not.
What would you prefer? You can't remove someone from office for policies and decisions you don't like.