Hitler needed to transform the office of Chancellor of Germany (to which Hitler was APPOINTED [like Trump, he never won a popular vote]) into all-powerful dictatorial Führer, so his henchmen burned the Reichstag (national legislature), Hitler declared a “national emergency” and assumed the powers of martial law, suspended the legislature, suspended elections and, well, the rest is history.
Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines thought that was a great idea, so with the assent of Richard Nixon, did the same and became a dictator in the Philippines.
I have little doubt that Trump will make a similar effort IF he can be assured that he has enough support from his court appointments and the military generals who actually have the power of armed force to make it happen.
Is that smoke I smell coming from the Reichstag? I mean Senate?
Is that Mitch McConnell holding the smoking match?
April 12, 2017