Friday, May 24, 2019

President Tinhorn


I have little doubt that, in the years to come, historians will look back on the Age of Trump as the longest constitutional crisis in the history of the republic. That's the beautiful thing about the times in which we live. Say what you want about Donald Trump, I have to give the old bugger credit in one area only: he sure isn't boring. For a politics/news junkie like myself, this horrible administration is the gift that keeps giving. This week has been even more of a stunner than we've become accustomed to. This nation's infrastructure has suffered from nearly four decades of neglect, and has been crumbling at an alarming rate in recent years. Yesterday at the White House, Trump informed Nancy Pelosi and a handful of Democrats that the government will fork over the cash to repair our bridges and highways only if they cease and desist their investigation into the Trump Mob. Speaker Pelosi, to her credit, was having none of it. She went eyeball-to-eyeball with the man - and Donald Trump blinked.
 
He's holding all of us hostage for no other reason than to sweep his crimes under the rug. Ain't that something?

This week also brought the disturbing sight of the president of the United States promising to persecute his political enemies - in this case the FBI and certain members of the Justice Department. He's got his own personal lawyer, the attorney general for God's sake, working on that. These are the kind of actions that we would normally expect from tinhorn dictator. Even Dick Nixon, who was not unknown for dealing harshly with his "enemies" ever got this completely weird. If you think for a moment that this is merely Trump's quaint little way of blowing off some steam, you might want to rethink your position. We have yet to even scratch the surface in deciphering what this lunatic is capable of. 

President Who???
The Dems in the House are now becoming more vocal recently about impeaching this disturbed president. I get their reasoning, but impeachment would be a waste of time and money. There is no chance at all that the Republican controlled senate would vote to remove Trump - not at this time anyway. His poll ratings would have to go into the toilet before something that drastic happens. And let's remind ourselves what his removal from office would bring - President Mike Pence - who's dumber than the Donald and damned near as crazy. Let's just deal with him for the next twenty months and pray that he doesn't do anything too violent and crazy between now and then. Who was it that said, "Be careful what you wish for"?

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

SUGGESTED READING:

Capote
by Gerald Clarke

Last week I recommended Mr. Clarke's biography of Judy Garland. The day I finished that one, I happened upon his bio of Truman Capote at the Thrall Library used book store in Middletown, NY. It is a masterpiece.

5 Comments:

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

"I get their reasoning, but impeachment would be a waste of time and money." ~~ Tom Degan

Sorry, Tom, but I respectfully disagree. Right now the Democrats stand at the brink of accountability. They have no choice but to defend the Constitution and uphold the rule of law -- as opposed to political expediency.

Not beginning and carrying through with impeachment proceedings will only place the blame on the Democrats for allowing and creating the precedent of the imperialist dictatorial presidency.

Of course, maybe that's what they want.

"There is no chance at all that the Republican controlled senate would vote to remove Trump..." ~~ Tom Degan

Probably, but possibly not. If a thorough and complete impeachment inquiry includes all of Trump's felonious financial and tax avoidance and evasions, his money laundering and other criminal activities and connections, not to mention treasonous activities, there's a chance enough Republican senators will uphold the Constitution they all took an oath to defend and protect agasinst all enemies -- foreign and domestic.

Fuck, who am I kidding? They'll never do the honorable and right thing, will they? The Republicans have become the Nazis of our era.

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Hilarious: Turns Out Adam Schiff Was For Declassifying Russia Investigation Info Before He Was Against It

"While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice,

Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies.

The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase.

This is un-American."

How can allowing the public access to information be stone walling?

@RepMarkMeadows on declassifying the Russia investigation: “There is information coming that will curl your hair. … Adam Schiff has seen documents that he knows will actually put the finger pointing back at him and his Democrat colleagues, not the president”

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Meme of the day
Comey worked for Obama
Clapper worked for Obama
Brennan worked for Obama
Rice worked for Obama
Power worked for Obama
Jarrett worked for Obama
Lynch worked for Obama
Yates worked for Obama

Notice the Pattern? Obama knew EVERYTHING.

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

President Trump might be openly hostile to the mainstream media, but it was the Obama administration that was engaged in a widespread effort to thwart the media. Which do you think is more harmful to a free press?

The full extent of Obama’s actions against the press are only now coming to light.

The Columbia Journalism Review reports on a newly released government document showing that the Obama Justice Department engaged in a far more sweeping effort to spy on the Associated Press than previously believed.

“In 2013, the Justice Department launched a brazen attack on press freedom,” the CJR notes, “issuing sweeping subpoenas for the phone records of The Associated Press and several of its reporters and editors as part of a leak investigation. At the time, the subpoenas were widely seen as a massive intrusion into news gathering operations. Last month, we learned that they told only part of the story.”

The spying came in the wake of the AP’s reporting on a thwarted Yemen-based bomb plot, which contained classified information about the CIA operation. Months later, the AP learned that the DOJ had vacuumed up two-months of phone records on 21 different lines trying to find the leaker.

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Meme of the day…
"Insane Democrats to Barr: We MUST declassify documents. Or it’s a coverup!
Same insane Democrats to Trump: If you declassify documents, you are undermining our democracy!

No serious person takes the Democrats seriously anymore. They’re an embarrassing bunch of fools."

Dan Bongino

 

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