Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Man for All Treasons

Imagine....just imagine....if Barack Obama, standing next to the president of the former Soviet Union, had sold out his country as blatantly and as shamelessly as Donald Trump did two days ago at the Helsinki "summit" between himself and Vladimir Putin. Can you even imagine the howl of unanimous, righteous indignation that would have exploded from the conservatives within congress and without? Fox Noise and the right wing SCREAM MACHINE would have blown their collective gaskets; The House Judiciary Committee would not have bothered  waiting for the niceties of the impeachment process. They would have lynched him on the spot. There are a different set of rules in our society for men with dark skin. Don't you forget it, Bubba.

Former CIA director John Brennan - hardly a far-left ideologue - has stated publically that, in his opinion, the president of the united States is guilty of treason; John McCain has called the presidents statements "disgraceful"; even corrupt and hideous old Mitch McConnell has taken to himself to remind his constituents that Putin is not a friend of America. When one's standards have sunk so low that they offend Mitch, that doesn't bode particularly well for the one doing the offending. It may be reasonably argued that what happened in Helsinki on Monday was the beginning of the end for Donald Trump. The bells of doom are tolling for this for the most insanely corrupt, incompetent administration in the history of Idiot Nation.

The most amazing thing about the Helsinki summit, - even    more so than the revolting and unintentionally hysterical joint press conference between the Donald and Vlad - was the fact that they both met with each other for two hours - alone. This was nothing short of unprecedented. When an American chief-executive meets with the head of any  government - especially a hostile government - always present are his key foreign policy advisors. Trump insisted that this little conference be conducted between Putin and himself, with only their interpreters present. Not even the unhinged ideologue, John Bolton, was permitted to take part in the festivities. Something like this has never happened before. It is laughably obvious that the president wanted to discuss a few "matters" that are a tad too sensitive for those with even the highest security clearances. Here's something you can take to the bank: That meeting was recorded by the Russians. Vladimir Putin today has Donald Trump more embedded in his pocket than ever.

I would love to know who Trump's interpreter at that meeting was. Was he or she an American citizen?  If I were Bob Mueller, I would be looking at issuing a subpoena the moment that person sets foot upon American soil. Another interesting highlight of the Helsinki press conference was when Putin invited Mueller and his team to Russia to give them  the opportunity to question the twelve Russian intelligence operatives indicted  by the department of Justice, all of whom are now safely snugged away in Moscow. This would not be a particularly good idea - in fact it could possibly be a fatal one. Bad things tend to happen to Putin's advisories, and I'm not sure that a little "accident" wouldn't befall any group of people on the cusp of exposing a scandal that could cause the administration of the Russian president's most valuable stooge to descend into a freefall. No, that's not a good idea at all. They should stay put. Seriously.

The rest of the summer of 2018 promises to be a gift for insanity junkies everywhere - particularly the ones who call America "home". In wake of the mass outrage and utter disbelief that followed the events in Finland on Monday, Trump made a feeble attempt to walk back some of the more idiotic comments he made, but it was of no use. The damage has been done, and even more -than-a-few of his supporters are starting to wonder if sending this fool to the White House was a good idea. Just in case you've yet to figure it out: IT WASN'T. In front of the world, Donald Trump put the word of Vladimir Putin in front of every intelligence agency that serves his own government. But don't think that something that horrendous is about as bad as it gets. In the weeks to come, it's only going to get much worse. By summer's end, the implosion will be nearly complete.

Brace yourselves for the end. Somewhere, I'm absolutely certain, Dick Nixon is laughing.

Tom Degan
Goshen, ny


At 7:06 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

How soon will Mueller bring to trial those who has indicted? With out a trial can guilt be found?

At 2:50 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I have asked MANY trump supporters,(including Clucky in this very forum), how they would have reacted if Obama had said and done exactly what Trump has been doing.

The verbal gymnastics they use to avoid answering HONESTLY is a wonder to behold.

At 3:31 AM, Blogger Michael Wayne Robbins said...

I'm liking Tom's style.

Mike Robbins
Beaverton, OR

At 4:45 AM, Blogger Marc Larivière said...

Stupéfiant, en effet ! j'espère qu'aux prochaines élections de mid-term, les Démocrates seront majoritaires, cette fois....? If only to put a curb on his freaks...

At 9:09 AM, Blogger NavyRuth said...

And yet. . .I saw a poll that said something like 85% of Republicans approve of Trump's meeting with Putin and you can bet your last dime the Republican leadership will slither on their bellies back to him.

At 10:02 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Trump, and his Party of Trump, and their willfully ignorant supporters have all just become de facto agents of Russia.

Our free press is not the enemy of the people. The Party of Trump is the enemy of the people, enemy of democracy, and enemy of truth.

Our country is run by useful idiots. The tragedy is this: Only a massive, super-majority of voters can reverse it due to the structural bias of our elections. House gerrymandering, the Senate, and the Electoral College are all fatal flaws in democratic representation. The tyranny of the minority has resulted from the Right's exploitation of those flaws.

To see the enemy of the people, just look to the Right.

At 8:30 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

"It may be reasonably argued that what happened in Helsinki on Monday was the beginning of the end for Donald Trump. The bells of doom are tolling for this for the most insanely corrupt, incompetent administration in the history of Idiot Nation." ~~ Tom Degan

Tom, in another time I would have agreed with you, but not in these times.

The Government Of Putin (Dave Dubya's creative synonym) would have moved by now to retaliate against and stymie Trump's obvious treasonous words and actions in Helsinki. As of today, the Saturday following "Treasonous Monday", the new and complicit "G.O.P." has sweep it under the rug.

Obviously, Trump's loyal base of deplorables does not concern itself with foreign infiltration of our electoral processes. With these very low-information and low-educated voters, Trump can do no wrong. Chuck, your local troll, is a dedicated Trumpie and he'll agree with this.

This presents a very unique situation that our republic may never have faced before -- at least in the past two centuries.

We're truly in the midst of a very serious and potential democracy-ending fourth turning. The stakes are high, and our options are evaporating quickly -- like a puddle in the hot desert sun.

Good luck to everyone in the coming years.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Tom, 1st of all I pray your surgery has gone well and you are on the road to complete recovery.

2nd "By summer's end, the implosion will be nearly complete." May we hold you to this prophesy?

At 1:25 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The only transcript we will see of that meeting will be what Putin wants us to see.

Nobody but Putin's Puppet and his American Junior Puppets would believe a damn word from either authoritarian liar.

At 1:56 PM, Blogger H REVYAGA said...

Some men have just forgotten the Russians where trying to set foot on the American continent in the late 70's when the Russians and the Cubans were aiding the Nicaraguan Sandinistas and Ronald Reagan hid the Iran contra deal from congress and the American people in the mid 80's

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

Thanks, Major Major. The surgery went very well indeed. I can see again!

At 2:51 PM, Blogger T. Paine said...

Tom, first, I am truly glad that you can see again. Our medical technology is truly amazing and I am heartened that it helped restore your eye-sight, sir.

Sadly, I think your vision (politically) is still quite impaired. :) Nonetheless, it is great to have you back, Tom. Sincerely!

As for Mr. Dubya and his comrades, I think their decrying the loss of democracy and gnashing of teeth over the vile tactics that "only" the evil GOP has used is disingenuous to say the least. They are merely upset that the pendulum has swung back to the right temporarily and not everyone is voting the way they would like; hence the end of democracy must be at hand.

Those that refuse to tow the leftist line and vote in such an "enlightened" way are now "enemies" to them. Keep up the dehumanization of people and see where that leads us... again. You may be surprised to find that the ones you label as "enemies" are not so defenseless and easily kowtowed if you keep pushing, gentlemen.


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