Sitting here on Thursday afternoon in disbelief watching a live “speech” from the White House — a ranting, rambling, wrecking ball from a madman surrounded by ass-kissing sycophants, with more *I*s and *ME*s than an alphabet soup factory.
It’s stunning to witness the manifestation of a political cult in America.
Years ago, in his contrition speech, Bill Clinton apologized to the American people for putting them through the ordeal of impeachment.
Today, in his boast reminiscent of what we see in third-world dictatorships, Trump attacked…..
∙ Barack Obama
∙ Hillary Clinton
∙ Joe Biden
∙ James Comey
∙ Bob Mueller
∙ Mitt Romney
∙ Claire McCaskill
∙ Jerry Nadler
∙ Adam Schiff
∙ Nancy Pelosi
∙ Chuck Schumer
∙ “the top scum” of the FBI
Here’s a message to the snowflakes upset that Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of Trunt’s garbage State of the Union campaign rally speech overflowing with lies.
My message is as follows:
WE DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS.
YOU set this ugly tone. YOU created these rules. YOU enabled this monstrosity. YOU welcomed hostility. YOU elected him. YOU defended him. YOU acquited him.
So, live with it.
YOU broke the system. So, YOU bought it.
YOU support a petty little narcissist who bitterly attacks a free press, threatens adversaries, ceaselessly name calls, trashes his former associates, openly denigrates women, makes fun of the handicapped, ridicules gold star families, calls immigrants criminals, pays off porn stars, denies science, tropes in racism, and lies 16,000 times (and counting).
YOU apparently have no problem with *any* of this.
So, please. Fucking spare me your faux outrage with a lady standing upon a stage tearing up a few scraps of paper.
The tone was set long ago. It’s all on YOU.
Note: Lest anyone think Trunt’s cult hasn’t set the ugly tone, here’s a current t-shirt logo and poster that’s now circulating:
What, if anything, should Democrats do tonight during the State of the Union address given by a disgraced, impeached, pathologically-lying, treasonous, hopelessly corrupt president?
A few options include:
— not showing up
— refusing to stand when the grifter enters the House chamber
— sitting on hands (not clapping other than during the obligatory window dressing with vets and kids being introduced)
— turn backs on the president during the speech
— wear something showing unity (similar to last year’s female delegation dressed in white)
— wear black armbands symbolizing the death of the three-party system in America
— shout out “liar” each time Trump makes a preposterous remark (using the tactic of the Republican congressman who shouted “you lie!” at President Obama years earlier and then was rewarded with a bombardment of campaign contributions)
— march out in the middle of the speech
— talk amongst themselves/chant
— do nothing but be polite; respect the office even if the occupant of the title doesn’t warrant respect
Ideas? Also, do you expect to see any manifestation of protest?
Admittedly, I’m torn on this but would like to read ideas and thoughts from others.
History is written in the blood of people who at one time thought it doesn’t affect their daily lives, until finally — it does. And then, it’s too late.
I’ve watched most of this week’s “impeachment trial” in the United States Senate. The likely outcome will be as follows:
(1) ….gets away with obstruction of justice by blocking all attempts to produce documents and witnesses, and
(2) ….gets acquited.
An unprecedented abdication of responsibility will have occurred for the first time in the 200-plus year history of the United States. The legislative branch might as well CEASE TO EXIST. Since executive power now goes unchecked, and since the very last firewall of congressional and senate oversight has been trampled to death, de facto, our federal government will be transformed into an authoritarian regime guided exclusively by the wants and whims and witticisms of the premier figure atop a capricious cult of personality.
Hereafter, we will see the federal government operating almost entirely by executive order. One man’s executive order(s) will be the law of the land. Trumpian political sycophants at every federal agency will dictate policy — from cutting Medicaid and Social Security (now underway) to slashing regulations that protect clean air and water (which happened last week). Far right-wing judicial appointments will eagerly rubber-stamp any disputes in the president’s favor.
Check and balances will be GONE. OVER. FINISHED. Parts of the Constitution might as well be trimmed away with a switchblade.
Want to subpoena a witness to testify in front of Congress? Go ahead. Try that. The executive branch will simply ignore it. They just did that and got away with it. Want to obtain documents and official records to check on a government program or investigate wrongdoing? Go ahead and make the request. Ditto. The executive branch will ignore it, just as they have done by not turning over a single document, blocking witnesses from testifying, and even threatening and intimidating subordinates. It’s government by the decree of organized crime.
Since Trump will have gotten away with IGNORING all legitimate and legal requests made by law, the law no longer matters. The law is toothless. He can now cheat in elections, solicit foreign interference, and commit ANY impeachable offense in the future because it won’t matter. Congress will have played its hand, lost, and no amount of hearings or subpenas is going to put a check on executive power. We had our chance. And we blew it.
I used to believe that even with the horrors of Trump, the scare tactics and comparisons between the current regime and its players with authoritarianism-sliding-towards-fascism was a bit hyperbolic. Now, I’m not so sure.
Think about this while you try to stomach a “verdict” that was never in doubt, an “acquittal” with about as much credibility as a jury rigged by John Gotti.
Trump’s not on trial here. America is on trial. Representative democracy is on trial. The truth is on trial. All three LOST.
I never expected it to see my own country, with all its flaws, teetering on the brink of governing as a banana republic, succumbing to public division and indifference. These kinds of things happened in faraway places with names we couldn’t pronounce strongarmed by evil men in funny looking military uniforms.
The warning signs of history are abundant, should we care to heed them. History has become the present.
Footnote: I’m also attaching a clip from Bill Maher’s monologue last week. For those of you thinking the Nov. election is another firewall, don’t be so certain. Watch.
Who was that hookworm who wiggled himself into the mighty chamber of United States Senate today, arguing in defense of the dark, venal, and incurable metastasis that is the Trump criminal presidency?
Who was that anti-constitutional parasite who once spent three years and blew $70 million in tax dollars investigating a shady old Arkansas real estate deal from more than a decade earlier — and then thousands of witnesses, truckloads of documents, and tens of thousands of billable legal hours later — ended up with the high crime and misdemeanor of ONE blow job?
Who was that scandal-plagued ex-college prez who resigned in disgrace only a few years earlier who now has the audacity to claim:
“The Senate is being called to sit as the high court of impeachment all too frequently…Indeed, we are living in what I think can aptly be described as the age of impeachment.”
It’s Ken Starr!
Wow. What a past from the blast.
Twenty years ago, Ken Starr tried to argue an inappropriate sexual affair was grounds of impeachment and a guilty verdict in the U.S. Senate.
Today, the same Ken Starr slinked his way to the defense table, telling America with a straight face there’s been too much impeachment lately. Yes, the very same Ken Starr intent to bury Bill Clinton is now utterly dismissive of dirty deeds by THIS criminal president.
If Whitewater + Blowjob = Impeachment in Ken Starr’s legal universe…..can someone please compute his similar math calculation as to how: Abuse of Power + Obstruction of Congress = No Impeachment?
Hey, Kenny — I got another equation for ‘ya:
John Bolton = Monica Lewinsky.
Now, let me enjoy watching you try to unroll enough legal duct tape to keep Bolton’s mouth shut.
Note 1: I was in agreement then and still agree now that Clinton should have been impeached for committing perjury.
Note 2: “Starfucker” is the title of a Rolling Stones song from the 1970s.
Photo Credit: Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald, via AP, File