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The past couple of weeks have been I think the most disturbing ones of the current administration. Between Sharpie gate and the firing of John Bolton or as the president likes a column Michael Bolton, or the fact that the Trump administration stifled the FBI investigating Brett Kavanaugh this all adds up to a breakdown of government. Today Corey Lewandowski thumbed his nose at the house judiciary committee. It’s getting old to play the what if Obama did game. I was just talking to one of my best friends John and we were half laughing about the fact that Sean Spicer appeared in the same outfit that Rick Perry did on Dancing with the Stars. I asked them how come there have been no former Obama administration officials on Dancing with the Stars and he correctly said they don’t need to be rehabilitated in the eyes of the public. I guess if you dance like a fool on Dancing with the Stars you get to become the person in charge of our nuclear Arsenal.
For a man who doesn’t pay his attorneys Trump sure has a bunch of good ones right now. They have done everything possible to Stonewall investigation from Congress. I am tired of hearing pundits on television complaining about the Democrats and how slow they’ve been on the impeachment front. I know time has lost its meaning chewing this Trump era but let’s not forget that the Democrats have had control of the house only 8 months ! You listen to these people and makes it sound that the Democrats have been around with the subpoena power forever. 9 months ago the head of judiciary committee wasn’t Republican and the head of the intelligence committee who is now suing a fictitious cow, Devin Nunez was the head of the intelligence committee. Let’s not forget that time seems to have lost its way during the Trump era.
Yes he’s dangerous and yes I think the American people know it and I truly believe that they will come out and vote I’m out of office. Whether or not he leaves office it’s something and I fear keeps me up at night, he seems to have the military in his back pocket like most dictators and how he has the justice department and the judges and slowly like a creeping virus he’s been able to embed himself, with the help of Moscow Mitch, into the fabric of our government in a way no other president has been able to do.
You know how they say you don’t forget important moments in your life, well I vividly remember that November morning in 2016 when I realized that Donald Trump was going to be in the white house. I was crushed. I have been crushed for almost three years now. All of my fears about this man have come true and some of them I could have never imagined. The never-ending barrage of scandals coming out of this White House it’s nauseating.
Perhaps Hillary Clinton will have the last word after all. She wrote 45 years ago when she wasn’t Hillary Clinton a memo that has become the blueprint on whether or not Congress has grounds for impeachment. It was used and Watergate then again against her husband in 1998. And now perhaps the impeachment gods will have their last laugh. Many people say that it’s a little late for Congress to impeach him but the Republicans started impeaching Bill Clinton in 1998 and it did not end until late 1999. I remembered that. Hand, honestly, it was ugly. But in this case, with Trump, it’s not about having an affair with an intern it’s about so much more. Weather his allegiance to Putin or his love of white supremacist or just his love of money and trying to make the most of it while in the White House. He is violating the Constitution domestic emoluments clause which says that the president cannot make money from his office. He gets his salary and nothing else not even gifts that come from dignitaries that are worth more than $50. Nothing but we know that he has been using his office to try to bolster his failing properties. Doral used to be a beautiful place but industry has surrounded it and its proximity to Miami International Airport makes it a nightmare to stay there. My mom and dad are buried in the cemetery that’s just outside of Doral country Club. And now he wants to make world leaders pay him to stay at his property.
I hope Hillary Clinton has the last laugh, and the majority of American people can finally take a breath.
We have to accept what the author of this article says. It’s evidence on a daily basis as we wake up every morning to see what else this man has done to our country. I love his analogy where he says if you’re driving a car that has smoke coming out from under the hood and oil dripping down onto the pavement you don’t have to be a mechanic to know that there is something wrong with the car. There is something wrong with Trump.
This is how the article describes Trump:
I think he is temperamentally unfit to be president. I think he’s erratic, I think he’s unprincipled, I think he’s unstable, and I think that he has a personality disorder; I think he’s obsessive. And at the end of the day, having served in the White House for seven years in three administrations and worked for three presidents, one closely, and read a lot of history, I think the main requirement for president of the United States … is temperament, and disposition … whether you have wisdom and judgment and prudence.”
He’s followed the dictator handbook very closely and has surrounded himself with sycophants who would never think of using the Escape valve called the 25th amendment. Also with Mitch McConnell in the helm of the Senate impeachment is a non-starter. I just hope and pray that if he does get elected the Democrats schedule hold of the Senate and keep him in check because, if not, I don’t know will recognize our country in 2024.
Today’s news is filled with reports that Trump is furious that the border wall hasn’t even been started and he is scared that with the economy on a downward spiral this is going to be his one saving Grace. He actually told government officials to break the law to build the wall and he would pardon them. There are so many things to unpack in this one paragraph.
first the wall was supposed to be paid for by Mexico. Just as the tariffs were supposed to be paid for by China. Sound like a pattern here? The border wall is not the answer to our immigration problems. It’s not even a Band-Aid. The problem with our immigration issues right now is the fact that we have removed any funding to the Central American Statesthat are the reason that people are fleeing. We need to help their governments get themselves back on their feet and we will stop the flow. have you noticed there are not any Mexicans coming across the border because over the last 10 years, Mexico’s economy has flourished and now there’s no reason to go to a strange country to put food on your table.
The pardon power. I don’t think the founding fathers thought that we would ever have a president telling people to break the law and he or she would then pardon these people. this is ridiculous and if it had been something that President Obama even had mentioned in a private briefing with his own advisers the Republicans heads would have collectively exploded.This is illegal and should be a reason for impeachment.
The hypocrisy of the Republican party is becoming more and more clear. Mitch McConnell is truly Moscow Mitch and his blocking everything is putting our country at risk.
This is illegal and should be a reason for impeachment.
The hypocrisy of the Republican party is becoming more and more clear. Mitch McConnell is truly Moscow Mitch and his blocking everything is putting our country at risk.
Early in the coverage of this tragedy a good friend of mine texted me that Trump had no idea of the damage he is doing to our country by spreading the lies he does. I replied that I believe he does. I believe he wants this to happen. I believe he wants a race war. He’s a racist and he’s fueling his crazed supporters.
His supporters have a hashtag #Trumpderangementsyndrome .they’re talking about us in the majority who cannot stand hearing his voice anymore. Bill Maher said it best last night when he said we as Democrats should be pushing for candidate who says if he or she wins we won’t have to hear his voice again. His voice is hatred.
My hashtag is #TrumpFatigueSyndrome
Once again he is not going to come out and say that this man is a terrorist. Trump has the blood of at least 19 people on his hands today while he he golfs at his resort in New Jersey. The blood of people who are leaving behind families and loved ones and Friends. I have a cure for Trump and that’s volunteering and donating to whomever is the nominee. I used to hate saying vote blue no matter who but now I am all for that.
I’m with speaker pelosi because it’s becoming more and more clear that impeachment would become a distraction to getting him out of office. he will use it to his advantage, I know it’s a terrible precedent to set but the Republicans having setting terrible precedents now for yearsso one to win and get rid of this terrible nightmare is okay with me.
I just got an email from Elizabeth Warren and its subject line was my plan to repair the state department. If that doesn’t scare you then you don’t know very much about how foreign policy works. foggy bottom as the state department is referred to as one of the most important departments in our government. it’s our conduit to the rest of the world. Trump and Bannon have made it their mission to destroy the state department. I’m sure under orders from Putin.
Putin would love us to leave NATO, that has been his goal since he became president of the Russian federation. And Trump seems to be all in on that idea. We have allies that we have nurtured through the years that are being ignored. our biggest trading partners Canada and Mexico are not happy with us. The UK and France are in the same boat. I cannot think of any world leader other than the ones that are to the far right or dictators that are happy with this President.
This president hates to be mocked and yet he makes it so easy to mock him. If you went to class when you are in school unprepared for an oral exam or presentation you are laughed at. he does this on a daily basis when he meets with foreign leaders. He’s unprepared and ill-advised. Yesterday I saw that he wants to put a conspiracy theorist in the job as thedirector of national intelligence to replace Dan Coats.we need this man out of office as soon as possible. Yes I would love to see him impeached and I understand why people say we need to impeach him but I know that that would just make his people more vehement to have them re-elected. I am so torn on this subject of impeachment because it is the way that we need to use to get rid of bad presidents or other office holders. Unfortunately it’s taking too long and we are too close to an election to have him impeached. Let’s let the American people, if they still have a say, get him out of office.
Corey Lewandowski, the reason I no longer watch CNN. what a wonderful example of the people that surround the present occupant of the White House. Credibly accused of sexual harassment, lies for the president whenever he can and takes money from what he referred to as the enemy of the people, CNN.
the one thing about this new tactic which annoys me is that it seems to make Trump’s point about the executive privilege. Blanket executive privilege does not exist. So why Congress and the Democrats trying to go around this blanket executive privilege it seems like they are succumbing to his tactics.
If we ever have an impartial Department of Justice in the future I hope that that attorney general will change the rule that a sitting president cannot be indicted or that no indictments can be held until he or she is out of office. This is an untenable situation to have someone in our country, our leader, above the law.
Perhaps for his next act Corey Lewandowski Kim hit someone, never mind he’s already done that.
I love the backstory in this article from NPR. His parents are both immigrants from the Middle East. I guess Trump would call them Shit-hole adjacent countries, I call them countries.his work ethic is uncompromised. Even as a child he would not go out and play with his friends until he finished his homework. That ended up making him the valedictorian and he has excelled ever since. He’s very young to be in Congress, 39, compared to those old white men that permeate the Republican Party.
And now the Republican party is turning his back on him. But he is not flinching. I love this Twitter give and take what he had with Donald Trump jr.
If there is anything that we can take away, that we did not know already, from the George Stephanopoulos interview with Trump is that Trump talks like a mob boss. And so it is not out of character for his son to act like a mob boss also. Although both would be terrible, seriously if anybody watched The Sopranos, Goodfellas are The Godfather movies you’ll know that Trump and his family would not make it very long. But I guess I’ll president has ambitions to be a mob boss. Not very reassuring?
I bring up Watergate a lot on my blog. I guess it thrust me into my love of politics at a very young age. I watched every single minutes of the Watergate hearings on the 13 inch GE PortaColor television that my parents gave me for my bar mitzvah. I had a summer job answering phones and I got my boss to let me watch the hearings on my television what’s on your piece in one year and answering the phones with the other.I would carry my TV back and forth everyday and trust me it wasn’t lite. At the beginning of the hearings there was no Republican support for impeaching vixen but as history now tells us by the end of the hearings take it. Maybe because make sense want a second term and there was no election could take him out of office.
I understand Justin Amash and his wish to have Trump impeached, if I could see this guy out of office tomorrow it would make me so happy. I would deal with a Mike Pence presidency or maybe not. One of those phrases that Trump uses on the media is enemy of the people. Honestly it’s the Republican party and Trump who are the enemy of the people. So even someone that he’s seemingly benign like Mike Pence trying to make himself look is actually deep down a radical bigot.
I think that the best way to Democrats can go is through impeachment inquiries but without actually losing in an impeachment fight. The inquiries will be chiseling away at Trump’s support and hopefully he’ll the weakend enough that by November 2020 he is defeated in a I landslide.
As far as Justin Amash is concerned, he can count on my donating to his re-election campaign. He’s not in my party but he’s the kind of leaders we need in our country.
In 1966 Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech that included an instance: There is a Chinese curse which says “Mayhelive in interesting times.” Like it or not,we live in interesting times. They aretimesof danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind.
Two days ago special counsel Robert Mueller made a 9 1/2 minute report to the country. Whether you like him or you don’t like him this man is a patriot and I believe he wanted to warn us not just about the abuses in the white house but also the threat to our democracy by foreign actors, especially Russia, but with thanks to this Administration to others including China and Iran.
he urged that all Americans read the reports that he and his team put together. It’s not a dry read but it’s certainly not a John Grisham novel I’m posting this because I’m hoping that my followers on this blog will take the time to download this and read the part they are interested in if not the whole 485 pages.
Our democracy is at stake here. I think it is our civic duty to read this report that took two years in the making. Yesterday the report paid for itself. Paul manafort’s for securus of his properties including a condominium on the 43rd floor of Trump Tower are now the properties of the United States of America and its citizenry. The Marshal Service will be posting these properties for sale and they’re value is considered to be conservatively at 42 million dollars. The whole power investigation cost $22, 000,000.
Let TV commentators be TV commentators but it’s time for us to get on the saddle and read the report itself.
Before I even use the I word, I would like to say a couple of things about his approval rating. He claims that his approval rating would be at 65% if it were not for the Russia investigations. I have to respectfully disagree. Russia has nothing to do with his approval ratings. His approval ratings are a function of the fact that about 30% of the American people are Republicans, 30% of the American people are Democrats and the rest are Independents. from the day he took office this president has never acted like the president of the United States but rather the president of those who voted for him. He is attacked Democrats as if they are not part of this country. Independentsare not affiliated to any party but they have eyes and ears and they see what’s happening with this presidency. The profanity, the vulgar ism’s, the lack of moral standards, tell lies, the poor choices for people in high places, and the lack of stability is why his approval ratings are always in the mid-30s. The Russia investigation has nothing to do with his terrible performance as a president. He continuously claims that the economy is because of his doing. He inherited President Obama’s economy which was like a giant snowball rolling down a hill with the momentum that has kept going. Don’t worry mr. Trump, your tariffs and poor judgment will wreck this economy. You’re ridiculous tax breaks for the very very wealthy are going to cause this deficit to explode.
Today, he canceled meetings with pop Congressional leaders regarding infrastructure because he says the agreement between Canada and Mexico needs to be ratified first. Disagreement should be ratified but it is a necessary step because what we had with Canada and Mexico was a great agreement I was working well for all three countries. This is a slight tweak to the agreements not an overall the way he claims.
Anybody who flies within the United States and goes to another continent sees how terrible are airports are. We are the laughing stock of the world because we are the richest economy and we are not spending the money we’re needs to go. Are roads, bridges Aaron’s power transmission infrastructure is falling apart. We could be attacked by China, Russia or ran using our antiquated electrical grid to take down this country. But this modern-day emperor Nero is fiddling while the United States of America is burning.
This is a difficult choice but I agree with speaker Pelosi and we need to do the investigations before we start the impeachment process. My main rub with how Congress is proceeding is that Congress is acting like this is a normal presidency, which it is not. We need to be much more proactive and set timelines that are shorter and with more punitive actions for those who do not answer subpoenas and aids in the investigation up his corrupt man.
I bring this up often but can you imagine call the Republican heads would explode collectively if President Obama went on a tweetstorm of any kind?