President Trump rightfully fired former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates for “acting out”. Still, this holdover should not have been permitted to stay in office in the first place. Likewise, all Obama flunkeys—still entrenched in the federal government's bureaucracy—need to be immediately terminated. That's easily accomplished with one executive order to pink-slip all residual Obama political appointments.
How many remain like troublemaker Yates, or a radical like former Obama Defense Department official Rosa Brooks? For her part, Ms. Brooks publicly advocated “a military insurrection” to compel two-week Trump from office. How is a coup not on par with nutty singer Madonna's call to “blow up the White House”? That's not free speech, that's un-American sedition. Why is it that Obama's minions, and Hollywood limousine liberals, only appreciate democracy when it falls their way?
As much as Trump's style may be grating or unorthodox, what he stands for is apple pie Americanism. Indeed, this America First president is a pragmatist and a populist. He wants to curtail government red tape, intrusion and overreach. For example, he approved the Keystone XL pipeline and wants to champion domestic industry. Thus, how is ensuring American energy independence—while simultaneously providing well-paying blue-collar jobs—something for progressives to get hysterical about? To them, is being an unapologetic pro-American capitalist suddenly an impeachable offense?
The only measure that mattered in the 2016 election was the Electoral College. In that result, the voice of the American people was crystal clear. Obama's failed policies—and his heir apparent—are out. For many good reasons, Republicans now dominate all branches of government.
Emasculated Democrats must similarly expel these fringe elements from their ranks. If they continue their obstructionist path, they risk further voter alienation and long-term political irrelevancy. That's what they should really fear: being the minority party in perpetuity.