Bob Corker – telling it like it is



Senator Bob Corker’s anxiety about Trumpian lack of self-control leading to an accidental third World War over North Korea is all the more relevant given his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and his closeness to Rex Tillerson. Tillerson has already been slapped down by Trump over NK, in a way which William Hague, former UK Foreign Secretary, said would have compelled him to hand in his resignation.

It also does not bode well for the Great Tax Change strategy which is the upcoming attempt to put at least one notch on the Trump Presidential belt. The GOP are increasingly restive about the president and split amongst themselves between the ‘not enough’ and ‘too much’ camps, as was the case over the Obamacare repeal.

Corker, 24 August 1952, SC, is a Sun Virgo with the generational Saturn Neptune in Libra square Uranus; but what marks his chart out is Jupiter in Taurus opposition Mars in Scorpio square Pluto – which is uber-determined, stubborn, confident and quite controlling. That T square sits with Corker’s Jupiter on Trump’s MC, his Mars on T’s IC and his Pluto conjunct T’s Mars in Leo. Jupiter on the other’s MC can indicate a desire to help the MC individual to acquire a sense of cultural and ethical responsibility in their work. His Mars on Trump’s IC will provoke angry and hurt responses about his inconsiderate behaviour. And the Pluto Mars clash will bring hostile and extreme reactions as Trump overreacts to attempts to coerce or manipulate him.

Their relationship chart has most notably an exact composite Mars Neptune conjunction so it’s a one-side-wins and the other-side-feels-crushed scenario.

There are GOP attempts to quieten Corker down at the moment, despite the fact that he’s clearly voicing widely shared feelings – Trump lies, the White House is an adult-day centre with those close trying to contain Trump, and everyone knows it. Where their relationship chart shows a real blow-up is late March 2018. Corker himself is powering ahead from February with tr Pluto trine his Jupiter, so he won’t be holding back.

The Trump relationship charts with both Republican Party charts, is downbeat now, worse from late October through November; with an escalation of conflict from March 2018 onwards and a chance of a complete rupture by mid 2018 onwards.

3 thoughts on “Bob Corker – telling it like it is

  1. Thank you very much for covering this! I think the timeline on Republican Party starting to freak out about Trump is solid given the midterm elections 2018. Steve Bannon has already declared his intention of backing a challenger for all incumbent Republican Senators except Ted Cruz – proving his loyalties have been, ultimately, to Cruz whose campaign he ran before he conceded to Trump – in their races. If Republican majority in these States will go “all Alabama”, there’s a real chance for Democrats to suck most of the Independent and some of the Republican vote come November 2018. Summer 2018 they should have reached the panic mode already.

    And I’m not even taking the looming Korean War II into account. Iraq was small potatos compared to a War that would directly hit the 13th largest economy in The World, with a Capital Area that ranks as the 5th largest Metropolitan Area economy in The World and is boardering with North Korea. A War in Korea would sink The Global Economy for quite a while.

    • In 2018, the Republicans have 8 Senate seats coming up for election, but the Democrats have 23, plus 2 Independent seats up for grabs, and would have to keep all of these plus gain one of the eight to have a majority. In the House, the Democrats would have to hold all of their current seats, plus add 47 seats that are now being held by Republicans, to gain the majority. When I ask if the Democrats are going to take back the House and Senate in 2018, a shake of the Magic Eight Ball says “highly unlikely”.

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