Saturday, July 21, 2018

This Is Not A Drill: We're In A Constitutional Crisis

                                             Good Day World!

Before I get into the particulars of our current constitutional crisis, I think it would be helpful to share the definition of the term. We've all been hearing it batted around a lot lately.

"A constitutional crisis is a situation that a legal system's constitution or other basic principles of operation appear unable to resolve; it often results in a breakdown in the orderly operation of government. Often, generally speaking, a constitutional crisis is a situation in which separate factions within a government disagree about the extent to which each of these factions hold sovereignty." - Wikipedia

Trump believes he has unlimited power, and has spent his presidency attacking America's entire intelligence community.

Trumps actions at the Helsinki Summit could arguably be called treasonous, and in violation of the Oath of Office he took by aiding and abetting a hostile nation against the U.S.

Trumps responses to Congressional outrage after the disastrous meeting was best. He continues to walk back public comments he made, but with less enthusiasm every day.

Trump instructed his puppet Bolton to invite Putin for tea in Washington this Fall. Despite the furor the first meeting brought.

 Remember, this is the man who interfered with our election, and continues to interfere. He considers us the enemy. His human rights record is deplorable. He's a murderer, and a thug trying to restore Russia's supremacy in Europe.

And Trump still invited him.

Trump has lied an average of six times a day since he's been in office. The public doesn't know what to believe because he's been pushing a fake news theory that is threatening the free press credibility here, and abroad as eager dictators follow his vile example.

Trump's corrupt history is surfacing in civilian courts regularly. The latest is New York's investigation of the Trump Foundation and it's fraudulent practises.

In the public realm... There's a playboy model, Karen McDougal, currently in the news with her lawsuit against Trump. 
There's a porn star, Stormy McDaniel, whose lawsuit against Trump is getting a lot of attention because Trump's fixer Michael Cohen is flipping on his old boss who he feels abandoned him.

An emoluments lawsuit is moving forward against Trump. A federal judge ruled that attorneys general from Maryland and Washington DC have legal standing to proceed.

I could go on, but I think my point has been made. Compare the list above with the definition of a Constitutional Crisis. How many violations did you count?

Time for me to walk on down the road...  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Trump Parade Still Planned Despite Cost and No Funding

                                            Good Day World!

Trump's ego is screaming for a military parade amidst the numerous investigations involving him, and his bromance with Putin.

The cost for the American taxpayer to fund his parade, is not even considered in Trump's world. The fact that it'll cost as much (if not more) than the cancelled war games in South Korea is glaring. 

Why? Because Trump bragged that he saved the US some money (even though it was at the expense of our national security) by cancelling them. Trump told US officials that the games were "tremendously expensive" and they "Cost a fortune."

Yet, he has no problem demanding a parade that will cost as much (if not more) to soothe his gigantic ego which has taken a beating lately. The Pentagon still doesn't know where it's going to get the money - it's not factored into their budget.

That doesn't bother Trump who will find the money somewhere, by cutting something, or taking away services to Americans from the overall budget.

The fact that our Liar-In-Chief still plans to have the parade he always dreamt about (it's a common dream among dictators), shows you how little he cares about you, and me.

As the Mueller investigation progresses we're going to find out if there was any coordinated activities between Trump's campaign and Russia. Putin has come out publicly and said he wanted Trump to win, but denied helping him.

That denials flies in the face of the facts our intelligence community has gathered. Indicting 12 Russians for attacking our election through cyberwarfare, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Let's see what we find out about the recently captured spy from Russia, Maria Butina, who cozied up to Republicans, and the National Rifle Association.

As Trump's supporters in Congress become more desperate, expect more attacks against our intelligence community and rule of law.

I've got an idea. Maybe Trump supporters in Congress should take up a collection among themselves to make Donny's dream come though. Just saying...

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Day America and the World Realized Putin Owned Trump

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Here's some Days of Infamy in American history;

1) The Bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan.

2) The devastating attack on American soil on 9/11.

3.) The Helsinki Summit featuring U.S. president Trump groveling before Putin: treason on display for the whole world to see.

Clearly a line has been crossed. America, and the world knows it.

Trump threw America under the bus because Putin has something on him, according to numerous US intelligence - past and present - officials. Yesterday former CIA Director, Leon Panetta, said there's no doubt Putin knows something "that intimidates" Trump.  

After Trump blamed the "stupidity of the United States for causing poor relations with Russia" I knew he was Putin poodle. Any American watching could see that. Trump thinks we are so stupid that he can lie to us with regularity, without suffering repercussion's.

As the world watched, the big bully who'd been sauntering through summits and picking on world leaders, turned into a submissive bitch, bowing at Putin boots while attacking the American intelligence community.

It was easily the most disgraceful thing an American president has ever done. No amount of feeble backtracking is going to change that. It's history.

Hopefully future generations will learn the mistakes we made by putting a traitor in the White House.

How do we go forward after this betrayal? Will this horrific moment in our history take a positive turn and see Democrats retake the House in the midterms, opening the door to Trump's impeachment? 

Or, will something entirely different happen? Like Trumpians and Russians getting together for another round of election rigging?

We'll find out in November.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

As The Liar Turns: Donny Doubles Down Despite GOP Concerns

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The reactions of GOP lawmakers yesterday to Trump's (in his mind)triumphant return from Helsinki were cowardly, despite some grumbling and apologies to America's allies for what he said.

Trump committed treason at Helsinki. It'll be forever referred to as the "Surrender Summit.That's the long and short of it, but not the whole story. 

Trump's ties to Putin's Russia go back long before he ran for office. His admiration for Putin has been on display since he held a beauty contest in Russia and hobnobbed with Russian oligarch's. 

After Helsinki, and Trump's stubborn defense of Putin, it no longer looks like admiration. It appears to be fear. Fear that whatever Putin has on him will be released for the world to see.

Why go against his own advisers and intelligence community so blatantly on the world stage next to Putin? One would think he'd realize it could be political suicide.

Members of our intel system (17 agencies) suspect Trump has been compromised.

It's called Kompromat by the Russians.

As American intelligence agencies have been saying all along, the Russians tried to compromise the 2016 election. Until Mueller's investigation concludes we won't know how complicit Trump campaigners (and Donny himself) were with the Russian efforts.

In a classic Trumpian moment, our Orange-Tinged Clown-In-Charge tried to take back what he said at Helsinki yesterday. His excuse that he misstated a sentence was so weak GOP lawmakers tried to find holes somewhere in the Capitol Building to hide in. It wasn't pretty.

Mitch McConnell "one of Trump's Bitches" reacted to the Helsinki Suck-Up by announcing to Europe that the US is still their buddy. Regardless of what the president of the United States said standing next to a dictator. Awkward.

Maybe the groundswell I heard about yesterday will grow, and people will DEMAND to see All of Trump's Tax Returns. Those same returns he pledged to release if elected. The same returns that Trump claims Americans aren't interested in.

Guess what? We are interested in Trump misusing the powers of his office (and lying daily) to derail all of his ethic violations, and calls for his tax returns. 

I'd make a bet the country wants to know a lot more about what Trump has been doing to destroy our democracy in an insidious cover up to protect his fat ass against whatever Putin has on him.

This is a moment in our history that someday will be described as a milestone in our history - when the president of the United States sold out America.

History will also record what Congress - and especially Republicans - did to take back our country, and restore our standing in the world community.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

How a Two-Hour Meeting Upset the Current World Order

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Back in high school, I remember a popular game called "Seven-minutes in heaven," where a boy and a girl go off alone somewhere whatever.

Trump and Putin had two-hours in heaven yesterday, where they groped each other, and talked about everything except election meddling and Russia's invasion of the Ukraine. 

What did they talk about? That's the question the world wants to know.

Luckily there was a fly-on-the-wall who witnessed the infamous meeting. Here's his report on what was said:

Putin - "Come to Daddy's arms my little babushka! It's been too long."

Trump - "Daddy! I have so much to report."

Putin - "Take your time Donny. I'm listening."

Trump - "Our plan to destroy NATO is moving along great. You should have seen the faces of those world leaders when I dressed them down in Brussels! It was magnificent!" 

Putin - "Good work my Donny boy. You're making me proud."

Trump - "How about when I called it a "witch hunt" before and after Rosenstein announced 12 Russians were indicted in the Mueller investigation?"

Putin - "I love the way you're sticking to the plan. We have so much more to accomplish yet. Maybe someday I'll give you the "Pee-Pee" tapes when you make America a satellite of Russia."

Trump - I love it when you talk tough."

Putin - "Now what are we going to say during the upcoming public meeting?

Trump - "That we talked about election meddling, Hillary Clinton's emails, the DNC server, and how you are as credible as our collective intelligence agencies."

Putin - Very good Donny! Remember to try and sound sincere. Especially the part where you accept my denials of interfering with the 2016 election.  

Trump - "I'll do my best. How about my reward?"

Putin drops his trousers. "Come and get it, good boy!"

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Democrats Need To Emphasis Issues and Avoid Trump's Trap

Quote by Steve Bannon:
"I can't get enough of the left's race-indemnity politics. The longer they talk about identity politics, I got em...I want them to talk about race and identity every day."

Good Day World!

Democrats have fallen into Trump's trap.

They've sunk to Trump's level and have become as rude as the Republicans in their partisan battles. Trump has created a scenario of "Us" against "Them" to build up his voter base. It's a common demagogue ploy from the Small Penis Size Dictator's Handbook.

Liberals have chosen to demonize Trump and his followers. Pointing out Trump's lies is one thing, but attacking the people who voted for him is another.

Think about this: if the leader of your identity group is attacked, then chances are you'll feel personally attacked and will defend the leader, even if he is a serial liar and womanizer.

By engaging their fellow Americans in an uncivil war, the Democrats have firmed up the communication gap between the two sides. Attacking Trump daily only strengthens his position with those Americans who voted for him.

The ultimate goal for Democrats should be insuring the compatibility of diversity and democracy by setting standards of civility, and following them. Sinking to Trump's level has not helped the Democrats cause.

I know there's a lot anger out there. Most Americans believe Trump is a serial liar. I attack Trump often in this blog, more out of irritation than anything. When it comes to politics it's hard to remain neutral. I understand that.

Yet, that is what is going to have to happen if America is going to continue being the land of the free for everyone. Midterm Democrats need to bring up issues that are relevant in their states - and stay away from national politics. There's nothing wrong in stating their positions on national issues, as long as their emphasis remains on their constituents.  

It doesn't help using Trumpian attack politics against conservatives. First, it's a waste of time, and secondly it bonds them better than super glue. Not too mention, I think people are getting sick and tired of the outright animosity among politicians.

A quick look at congress, and it's miserable 11 percent approval rating from the majority of Americans, is evidence of that.

The Democratic party is coming to a crossroads as traditionalists knock heads with the new progressive left wing. Not only are they going to have to get "on message" for the midterms, the 2020 elections are drawing near with no champion leading the liberals. 
The Democrats 2016 model needs updating. If I were a politician, (which I have too much integrity for) I would change my campaigning tactics to get the most mileage out of it. 

But, I'm not, and this blog is my release valve. Holding Trump and cronies up to the light of truth helps me get by every day in the Trump era.   

Time for me to walk on down the road...

politics is a fight between clearly bounded identity groups, appeals and threats to group identity will benefit Republicans more than Democrats,

Sunday, July 15, 2018

House Conservatives Freak Out, Threaten to Impeach Rosenstein

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Congressional Republicans are really butt-hurt that their beat-down on Peter Strzok didn't go anywhere. 

But they really freaked out when Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein released the latest results Friday of the Russia/Trump investigation.

It undermined their corrupt narrative of a witch hunt, and flat- out stated the Russians were helping Trump in the election.  

So two of the biggest assholes in Congress, House Freedom Caucus leaders Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim (I didn't see anything during showers at Ohio State) Jordan (R-Ohio) are leading an effort to impeach Rosenstein.

Why are they trying to impeach him? He's Mueller's boss and the only one who could fire him. Getting rid of Mueller and his investigation is mission number one for these corrupt excuses for lawmakers.

Rosenstein's report was a detailed history of how the Russian military interfered in the 2016 election, and a warning that the Russians are still cyber-attacking America.

It came before Trump was to rendezvous with his favorite dictator Putin, and was backed up by calls of some congressmen to put off the visit with America's biggest enemy.  

Trump ignored the warnings. He could care less. He likes Vlad, and hopes they can do a naked sauna some day.

Meanwhile his cronies in Washington are doing their best to help Trump avoid his own impeachment. Their only ammunition is lies, and obstructing justice in any way possible.

Time for me to walk on down the road... 

Blog Break Until Presidential Election is Over

I finally hit the wall today. I can't think of what to say about all of the madness going on in this country right now. I'm a writer...