Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Bolton's Billion Dollar Shithammer

"A fool and his money are soon elected".
Will Rogers
It's as real as it's ever going to get for the GOP. John Bolton has stated as clearly as possible that he's willing to testify before the senate at der Donald's impeachment trial. Nearly three quarters of all the registered voters of this country want him to testify. Most of them want him removed from office. If the American people have to wait until after Trump is acquitted, and they finally get to the truth by reading Bolton's book on the events of his tenure in that disgusting administration, a lot of people across this country are going to be hopping-ass-mad. Mitch McConnell understands this and this has left him in an uncomfortable, untenable position. What will happen now (I think) is that Trump will decree that anything Johnny Boy has to say about what the president knew and when he knew is classified. He will then order Bolton not to testify. That will be the moment when Mr. Bolton informs the president of the United States that he can go fuck himself. Will Trump then prevent his testimony by having him incarcerated? Can he legally do something that completely outrageous? No, but don't put it past the hideous old bugger to give it the old college try. Donald Trump is crazy and there's no guessing at what kind of insanity the man is capable of. In the next few weeks expect high constitutional drama at its weirdest. This is going to get interesting.

The fact that the Republicans are trying to conduct a trial without witnesses has no precedent in the 244 year history of this doomed republic. I'm shocked that the person presiding over this fiasco, Chief Justice John Roberts, has not pointed out the complete unconstitutionality of such a blatantly illegal move. The reason he is there, after all, is to act as an impartial judge over the proceedings. I'm even more shocked that - so far, at least - not one Democrat has had the sense to present him with an open objection. Whenever I need to remember why I left that silliest of parties twenty-two years ago this May, they always cheerfully remind me. You gotta love them Dems. You just gotta!

Not Your Father's GOP
I don't know how this is going to play out in the long run. I suspect that Trump will be let off the hook - with or without John Bolton's testimony. I do, however, believe that the Republicans are going to pay a heavy price at the polls come Election Day - that is, if the ultimate electoral fraud is not brought into play. There is always a very distinct possibility of that. It has become obvious that the only way they will be able to win elections in the future will be by suppressing the votes of as many people as possible. Whether it be by disenfranchising the ballots of African Americans - as they did twenty years ago in Florida - or by making it difficult for the rest of the Democrats' traditional constituency to take part in the process, the "party of Abraham Lincoln" has no intention of paying fair or by any rules but their own. This is an organized criminal enterprise. Forgive me for sounding like a broken record but, wake up and smell the elephant shit, kiddies.
The only possible silver lining to Trump's probable acquittal will be the avoidance of a Mike Pence administration - however brief that administration would ultimately have been. Poor old Mike is such a complete embarrassment that the very idea of his living in the house that was once occupied by Jefferson, Lincoln and the two Roosevelts is too revolting for mere contemplation.
"I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof.”
John Adams
Adams wrote those words in a letter to his wife, Abigail, on his second night in the new White House in 1801. I imagine that he would have been appalled at the men ruling under that roof two-and-a-quarter centuries later. What would he have thought? It makes the imagination tremble.
Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


At 5:55 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

If it feels like I've been around for 15 years, it's because I have been. Yep, the Jurassic One wrote his first blog post about John Kerry and the 2004 election 15 years ago. But my rent's gone up $150 over the last decade and Mrs. JP, Popeye the cat and I need help. So if you can help us out in any way possible, please do so. There are Paypal links on my site.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Sekulow: "After 31 or 32 times you said you (Schiff) proved every aspect of your case... [pauses for response] That's what you said."

Schiff: "We did."

Sekulow: "Well then I don't think we need any witnesses."

At 2:07 PM, Blogger LisaNC said...

Doncha know Bolton is like “ Resign, you sonofabitch, resign!”


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