Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Is Extortion of a Foreign Country for Personal Gain Enough to Impeach a President?


                                       Good Day World!

On the eve of an historical moment in American history, we stand divided on a very basic issue; is extortion by a president of the United States involving a foreign government for personal gain an impeachable offensive?

After weeks of constantly shifting pathetic defenses that went nowhere, the only argument the GOP has left is to embrace what Trump did.

Faced with facts tomorrow when the public impeachment phase begins, the only recourse people like Lindsey Graham has left is to claim Trump and company were too inept to carry out a conspiracy, or what he did wasn't enough to be impeached.

What will Americans think, however, after watching days of live testimony on their TVs? 

Will the facts that unfold before them be enough to overcome partisan leanings in favor of protecting democracy from Trump's corrupt regime?

In this new age where truth is often buried under a desert of partisan lies, it's difficult to believe anything. 

Trump has succeeded in transforming reality into an alternate reality where he wants people to ignore facts and truth in favor of whatever he says.

Trump claims to be the Chosen One. The fact is, he wasn't chosen to be president by a majority of Americans. Russia chose him.

How powerful is truth and our Constitution? We'll find out in the weeks ahead as America watches Impeach TV.

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

Let's Make Today All About Veterans... Not Trump


                                        Good Day World!

Today is about honoring the men and women who served in America's armed forces and who are still with us. 

Veteran's Day shouldn't be a political wedge in America, where one side claims to be more patriotic than the other. 

This is certainly not a day to talk about Trump. 

His name doesn't deserve to be brought up on a day when we're honoring patriotic Americans who have done their duty for Democracy.

Instead, we should take a moment and thank family members, friends, and strangers who have served, because they all took an oath to protect our country.

Today is not about those heroes who served, and died, for their country. We have Memorial Day for that.

Today is about the living veterans in every community throughout our great nation. A pause for recognition.. not remembrance.

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

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Next Phase in Defending Trump: Look for Scrapegoats

Good Day World!

Trump has been slow to comprehend that the House impeachment hearings are a direct threat to his presidency.

He's told reporters that he looks forward to the process because it's going to help get him re-elected. He may believe that, but I don't see the majority of Americans agreeing with him.

The desire to impeach Trump's orange ass is growing every day. Polls show the majority of Americans have had enough of the chaos he's created during the last three years.

Last week was full of damning testimonies outlining his corruption. They also triggered something in Trump's reptile brain: he's in trouble despite all of the stonewalling efforts by him, and his minions!

Time for phase two of Trump obstruction efforts

Slap the blame on other people in his government, including his own cronies, if he thinks it'll help him. He's already made comments about Pence making a call too, hinting there may be something sinister about his talk with Ukraine's president.

Trump's acting chief-of-staff Mulvaney is in the dog house with Trump right now for confirming to reporters there was a quid pro quo in Trump's dealing with the Ukraine.

Mulvaney, one of the group of supportive Trumpies mentioned in the Ukraine scandal is still expendable if Trump thinks it'll help his case.

I mentioned Pence earlier. But other Trump cronies that could be thrown under the bus are also fair game, like William Barr, Rick Perry, Mike Pompeo, and Stephen Mnuchin.

Trump's first phase in his defense - deny all facts - hasn't played so well with the public and his own party. This second phase will be a new page in trying to muddy the proceedings.

I suspect there will eventually be a third phase in Trump's defense of himself... admit complicity, but claim it doesn't raise to the level of impeachment. I can see GOP senators seizing on that defense when all else fails.

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

Saturday, November 9, 2019

What Americans Need to Talk About This Veteran's Day

Good Day World!

As Veteran's Day looms around the corner, there's one issue all Americans should be talking about...

… taking care of our living veterans who are under assault from Trump's minions in the government.

Here's the most recent example of how our veterans are being treated. After reading this link you'll see how low the Trump administration has gone.

Trump's record with veterans is shaky at best. He's taken credit (falsely) for a program introduced by the Obama administration that allows veterans to seek private care in emergency cases.

It's unforgivable what Trump's done to our troops in Syria; abandoning our Kurdish ally to a cruel dictator in Turkey as a shocked world looked on. 

And, for what?

Oil, it seems, as Americans are still in Syria, but now they're guarding oil fields instead of what was once a secure border between Syria and Turkey.

Trump treats our active military members like mercenaries, bragging that Saudi Arabia is paying for the cost of 1,500 additional American troops to guard the kingdom.

As a veteran myself, (1970 Vietnam and Cambodia campaigns - photo above), I find it particularly galling to have a five-time draft dodger as commander-in-chief. It's almost sacrilegious.

If you want to honor veterans this year there's no better way than contacting your elected representative, and demanding the Trump administration cease and desist it's agenda dishonoring those who are serving, and have served their country.

Remember, your vote next year could send Trump and his cronies packing! (That is, if he doesn't get kicked out of office before then!)

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

Friday, November 8, 2019

Public Impeachment Hearings May Not Feature a Star Witness

Good Day World!

When the impeachment hearings begin on Nov. 13th, there's a good possibility a star witness won't be present.

John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser, is smack dab in the middle of the Ukraine scandal.

Democrats want to hear him public testify because he's the key to confirming what other witnesses have said.

But there's a problem.

Bolton's lawyer have advised him not to testify unless he's subpoenaed. Congressional subpoenas have been confronted with a stone wall from the White House thus far 
in an illegal effort to buy time, and discourage the Democrats.

Time is an issue.

The Democrats only hope of getting Bolton to testify depends on a key test case involving former White House counsel Donald McGahn. A decision could come by the end of November.

If McGahn's lawyers lose their case, a door swings wide open, forcing all the holdouts to testify in the impeachment inquiry. Bolton would probably be the first, in the long line, to appear before Congress.

Although Bolton would be a star witness, there's a lot of star power in a lineup of future witnesses consisting of the likes of Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, and the rest of the current holdouts.

When the day comes (if it does) Bolton is expected to corroborate what the other witnesses said, testifying that he was aghast at what was happening.

Bolton knew that U.S. Military aid was being held back as Trump and his minions pressured Ukraine's president to open investigations on his political rival, and a cockamamie conspiracy theory about a missing server. 

Related: Bolton Knows About 'Many Relevant Meetings' on Ukraine, Lawyer Says

I recall what Bolton said when he resigned, "You'll hear from me in due time."

There's one caveat I should mention; Bolton has always held an expansive view of presidential power. It's unclear whether he would testify that Trump overstepped his constitutional authority in his dealings with the Ukraine.

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Impeachment Poker: Trump's Ace-in-the-Hole

Good Day World!

Despite a mountain of evidence against him, Trump is confident it won't matter when the impeachment trial in the senate begins.

Like all card sharks, Don the Con has an ace-in-the-hole when it comes to counting votes in the senate. He's confident of being exonerated.

Why?

If these were normal times and any other president was confronted with proof of abuse of power, he'd step down. Like Nixon. But, because were in the era of Trump, the senate is a stacked deck.

The GOP senators/aka jurors, have already made their tiny mind's up. Trump's not guilty

Talk about a kangaroo court (a term Republicans have been throwing out during the impeachment inquiry in the House), the senate is poised to let a lawless president escape justice.

Trump is gambling on those senator's loyalty.

Next Wednesday the game is going be played out before all Americans, as the House moves forward with public impeachment hearings.

I expect to see the Republicans united in their defense of Trump during this stage of the proceedings. But when Trump is actually impeached, and it goes to the senate for trial...who knows?

There are no guaranteed winners in political poker, or any other game of chance. 

If those GOP senators see a seismic shift in the polls favoring impeachment (especially from their own constituents) Trump's ace-in-the-hole won't come through. He'll be unceremoniously kicked out of the Oval Office.

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Analysis: Shaming a 'Career' Politician is Impossible


                                       Good Day World!

Regardless of career, you can't shame a person who simply doesn't care what others think of them. 

Politicians and lawyers (they're often intertwined) are immune to their own hypocrisy, despite media evidence revealing it in detail.

Watch Lindsey Graham talking about impeachment back in the day, and now. It's a stunning turnaround by a career politician.
The difference between a career politician. and a plain old politician is simple; a career politician will do anything - regardless of laws and ethics - to stay in office. 

All politicians lie at one time or another. I don't care which party it is. That's a fact of life. When the biggest con man in the world pulled off his 2016 win (with Russian help), chaos descended upon the land.

We've come to the point where career politician and Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, lied on TV about senor advisor Michael McKinley trying to contact him three times with concerns.

Another career politician, AG William Barr, has managed to destroy the DOJ's credibility by being Trump's personal attack dog. 

Related: Grand Hypocrisy - Rand Paul Shows Two Faces

Watching career Politician, Rand Paul, at a Trump rally in Kentucky the other night, I was struck with the blatant call to expose the whistleblower in the Ukraine scandal.

Paul knows better than that. There's whistleblower laws protecting the informer for good reasons. That he would still stoop to please Trump by calling for a legitimate whistleblower to be unmasked, shows how little a man Paul is.

In summary, a career politician can not be shamed. They can be kicked out of office for crimes. They can be voted out of office, but you'll never make them feel bad by calling out their lies and corruption.

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Trump in a Corner: There's Going to be Casualties. Will Democracy Prevail?


                                        Good Day World!

As more impeachable evidence continues to grow against Trump, it's likely he's going to strike out wherever it'll hurt the most.

If that means holding the country hostage to deflect away from the facts, so be it. We know he's capable of acting like a spoiled child when he doesn't get his way. 

So don't be surprised when the November 21st deadline for an appropriation bill funding the government in 2020, isn't signed.

Trump is fighting for his political survival and would see it as a way to deflect away from the damning testimonies Congress has gathered, and is sharing with the public weekly.

Fighting for his "big beautiful wall" is a better prospect, and it keeps his base energized. 
Footnote: I'm wondering how much of his base is aware that the new wall going up is a waste of their money? It's already proved to be ineffectual in stopping smugglers, or immigrants.

It's always been about what's best for Trump. After three years and countless examples later, everyone in America knows it. His appalling lack of knowledge about our history, world history, and the Constitution doesn't seem to bother his base.

The majority of Americans however, are bothered. The most recent poll shows that 50 percent of Americans want Trump to be impeached and thrown out of office.

Trump use to love polls. Now, all pollsters are trolls, according to the "Chosen One." In the weeks ahead when public testimonies are being given, there's going to be worse polling news for Trump, according to Politico.

The question is, who will Trump hurt during his unhinged rage against the reality unfolding around him, and driving him into a corner?

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

Monday, November 4, 2019

Colonization of Mars More Likely Than a United America

Elon Musk is Mar's bound with hopes of colonization.

                                      Good Day World!

I'm waiting for real estate ads selling land on Mars. 

Before you laugh at me, what about billionaire Elon Musk who claims he's on the verge (possibly this year according to Bloomberg) of missions to Mars?

He's serious.

When I think about the direction our democracy is going the thought of relocating to another planet doesn't sound too crazy. 

With Trump's unpredictability the world is on the edge of a nuclear Armageddon if he totally melts down.

And, Trump's getting closer to that possibility every day, with impeachment hovering over him like a hawk circling it's prey from above.

What troubles me more than anything, is the chances of uniting the country are slipping away in the polarization gripping the nation.

Will America ever heal post Trump? 

It's a question for the ages. Historians, if the human race is still around, will look back at the Trump regime as a seismic shift in disunity of every American community.

It was a short toxic reign that tore apart the country with lies and corruption on a scale never seen before seen in American history.

Musk suspects a dark age for earth is coming upon us rapidly, and colonization is the only way to save civilization. That pessimistic outlook is shared by many people.

Sadly, people living on Mars is more likely to happen than America returning to the core values that were once embedded in our Constitution; creating a Republic that was once a model for the modern world.

NASA also plans to colonize Mars by 2030.

If Trump is impeached, but not convicted by the senate, the 2020 election will be a political bloodbath fueled by millions of dollars and disinformation on every media source available.

Anything could happen.

If Trump is somehow re-elected, then going to Mars may not seem that outlandish, because there's no way American's could take four more years of his bullshit!

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019

21st Century Impeachment: Facts and Truth On Trial

Good Day World!

There's no comparison.

The impeachment proceedings underway against our crooked president are totally unlike the last three cases in American history.

Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton didn't threaten the very core of our democracy by extorting another country to get dirt on a political rival, endangering our national security.

They didn't make the entire country question facts, or truth. They didn't bend reality into an alternate realty where Americans were forced to choice between the two. 

Nixon's indictment of abuse of power doesn't even come close to the abuse Trump's done in three years... by openly defying the Constitution. Trump believes he's above the law.


Not one of the infamous three threatened the country's security like Trump has. Caught lying, Nixon resigned rather than drag Americans into a messy impeachment when he knew he was guilty and going to be convicted.


If convicted by the senate (it seems unlikely right now) Trump most likely won't accept the results, leading to a Constitutional crisis that not even the founding father's anticipated.


There's good reason to worry.


Democracy and the rule of law are at stake. We're facing an historical event that could very well be decided by partisanship, instead of facts and evidence.


Trump's base is gathering around the edge of a cliff, ready to jump off, if he asks. Like Jim Jones, Trump has followers who are ready to do his bidding without any regard to reality.


When the trial goes to the senate we're going to find out if there is any regard for the Constitution and the powers it conveys.


Will the GOP senators vote for a corrupt president?


Or, is there a chance that those gutless minions will reach that place of conviction, based upon the overwhelming evidence?


There's always the possibility that if the polls keep climbing to impeach and kick Trump out of office, his supporters could turn on him like rabid dogs who have been mistreated!


There's no other way to put it; facts and truth are on trial.


Related: Pelosi talks impeachment timeline with Stephen Colbert


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

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Which America Do You Live In?

Good Day World!

Since the Russians helped get Trump elected, Americans have been living in two worlds.

Trump and his minions live in an alternate reality, where truth and facts are routinely denied. The rest of America lives in the real world.

GOP lawmakers in the House know what Trump did - holding Ukraine hostage for his political gain - but have chosen to step into his alternate America, and pretend the impeachment proceedings are a witch hunt.

With no real argument to counter Trump's treasonous actions, GOP House members, ignoring the evidence set before them, have chosen to step into Trump World and defend him.

As for the rest of us, who want to defend truth and the Constitution, we have to stand up to Trump's reality show. In the real world we see, and hear, the lies being committed daily by a president who describes himself as The Chosen One.

It's remarkable that we live in an age of advanced technology where access to knowledge is easily available, yet there's a segment of the country that denies facts. Facts!

I understand the concept of living in a bubble - both parties are guilty of that - where you only listen to what your party says. That's political.

The thing that concerns me the most is when people chose lies over truth. I don't care which bubble they're in, but it's vital they recognize there is a real world. The sky is blue and grass is green... no matter what Trump claims.

Our crook-in-charge is on the impeachment path, so his lies are now on super steroids. He's bullying lawmakers to stand up for him in the senate... but the silence from that august body shows how uncomfortable they are with what Trump has done.

In the weeks and months ahead, every American is going to have to make a choice. Either Trump is guilty of crimes committed in office... or he's not. 

GOP senators will be watching the polls closely throughout the impeachment process. Hopefully, when they continue to see a growing majority that wants Trump out of office, they'll step into the real world and convict him.

It all boils down to what America you want to live in. Let your senator know which way you want to go.

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

Friday, November 1, 2019

A 'Shitshow' Lies Ahead Just in Time for the Holidays!


                                         Good Day World!

The holidays are going to have a damper on them this year with Trump facing impeachment, and the country divided over it. 

There's not going to be a lot of goodwill floating around in the cold polarized winter this season in Washington DC. as the Democrats ask Santa to impeach the orange Grinch in the White House.


History is made

History is made every day, but yesterday stood out.

Trump became the fourth president in our 250-year history to be put on the road to impeachment. The rules for impeachment were voted on yesterday, and now the show is a go.

Actual impeachment will follow after a series of hearings in the House. It's a foregone conclusion. Trump has been caught red-handed. 

His abuse of power and obstruction of justice are going to be hung out on a clothesline for all to see during the public hearings.

Senate Republicans will be watching the polls closely. 

If voters keep indicating (nationally 50-percent of all voters think Trump should be impeached and kicked out of office at this time), bad news for Trump, then they'll have to go into a survival mode.

McConnell and his ilk will only go so far before they think their own careers may be in jeopardy, and turn on the orange anus like zombies freed from a spell!

When that happens they will shed Trump like a snake sloughing off it's skin! Make no mistake. It's going to take a lot to get them to that tipping point.

I remember when Nixon was impeached (I got married that year), and when Congress went after "Slick Willie,"  impeaching him for messing around with a young female intern.

I think, I can safely predict a public shitstorm just ahead in time for the holidays!

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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Trumpian Halloween: Republicans Scared To See What Will Happen Next


                                         Good Day World!

Boo! 

It's Impeachment Day! Happy Halloween! It's a haunted House day for Republican lawmakers.

A
resolution that formalized the impeachment hearings was passed this morning. 


The result of that action will drag all the skeletons out of the White House closets which have been closely guarded.

The impeachment proceedings now have a road map that the public can follow. It's a real trick-or-treat moment for GOP lawmakers who have to decide between principals and politics.

Frankly, I think the majority of the GOP in the House will continue to back Trump. Most have already made the political choice to live-or-die with Trump... abandoning their duty to country and constituents.  

The public phase has begun. Trump's cronies have been whining about getting the hearing out in the open and now their getting what they want.

But guess what?

Now, the cowering GOP minions say it's too late to fix the Dems supposedly unlawful approach (it wasn't). GOP members took turns whining about how they thought the Dems met to impeach Trump the moment he was elected.

Their response was pathetic. And desperate.

Trumpenstein left them with no real ammunition against the onslaught of evidence that's been pouring in during the last few weeks.

What's really scary for Republicans is the American public is going to witness the process unfolding on TV. The likelihood of more damning evidence against Trump will be revealed, and polls will reflect that.

As those loyal minions of Trumpenstein try to get through tonight without nightmares, the spirit of impeachment will be haunting them.

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

It's About Revenge: Trump Cronies Trying to 'Out' Whistleblower

Good Day World!

Republicans, with the surprise exception of Sen. Liz Cheney, went after a war hero - Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman - because he was making Trump look bad yesterday.

The truth hurts. 
________________

After Vindman's Testimony , Right-Wing Conspiracies Fired Up
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Especially if you're a Republican lawmaker these days. Trying to defend the indefensible actions of Trump is impossible, so most have gone into the silence mode.

Not all, however. One of the biggest assholes in The House, Devin (DUI) Nunes, tasked his top aid - Derek Harvey - to "out the whistleblower." A number one priority for a vengeful Trump.

Harvey has been spreading notes around for Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee identifying the whistleblower's name. The plan is to get the whistleblower's name in the proceedings which the Democrats have pledged to release.

The ultimate reason for publicly exposing the whistleblower is so Trump can get his revenge against him/her. At this point, there's no need to get the whistleblower's testimony, facts supporting the claims have been pouring in weekly.

Nevertheless, House Republicans went out of their way yesterday to change the topic to help Trump. Both parties got into a heated shouting match when Chairman Adam Schiff accused Republicans of trying to out the anonymous whistleblower.

What are these Republicans hoping for by exposing the whistleblower's identity? An "atta boy" from Trump who will go out of his way to destroy the person? Is it really worth that?

I guess these spineless Republicans will see, as this inquiry moves forward and becomes history.

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

ISIS Leader Dead Despite Trump's Desertion of the Kurds Who Made it Possible

Delta Force members with Canine jump into raid site in Syria - AP

                                     Good Day World!

What we know:

The world's number one terrorist leader was killed in a daring nighttime raid by American special forces on Sunday.

In a 48-minute campaign speech after the news was released, Trump took nearly all the credit for the success of the operation; surprising no one in the room... or the country.

The first credit he gave to others involved in the raid was to Russia... that's right, our biggest enemy in the world, alongside China.

Then he thanked Turkey. He did get around to thanking our special services for their successful mission. In an afterthought he mention the Kurds helped.

As after-reports continue to pour in about the operation, it's becoming clearer the Kurds were vital in the hunt, and they provided the information that led to el-Baghdadi's death.

This is the same ally that Trump throw under the bus. Even as the Kurds were fleeing their cities their intelligence operation was working with it's American counterparts to locate ISIS's leader.

Related: Kurdish Informant Provided Key Intel On Operation That Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr el-Baghadi 

Also: Baghadi raid Was a Victory Built on Factors Trump Derides

Also: Death of ISIS Leader Was IN SPITE of Trump's Actions

Trump and his minions were quick to tamp down on the part played by the Kurds. Instead the praise went to Putin and Erdogan for their permission to carry out the raid.

Almost as an afterthought, Trump decided to stay in Syria to "protect" the oil fields despite his claim of bringing troops home.

Trump told reporters that he intends to "...make a deal with an Exxon-Mobile or one of the great companies to go in" and exploit the field properly.

"We should be able to take some also," he coyly added.

With no regard to how it looks - America exploiting foreign lands resources - Trump decided to stay in Syria for oil. Not to defend the Kurds, but to guard a revenue source in the Middle East.

ISIS is a many-headed snake. Cut off one head, and another takes its place.

Middle Eastern intelligence agencies have been telling their American counterparts since last year, that ISIS planned ahead of their leader's death, and already has at least two leaders groomed to take Baghdadi's place.

I suspect our intelligence agencies haven't bothered relaying this information to our Liar-in-Chief, who is still taking victory laps.

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

Monday, October 28, 2019

Haunting in the White House: Ghost Defends Trump


                                      Good Day World!

There's a ghost in the White House sending out messages via email, Twitter, etc., supporting everything Trump says or does.

In time for Halloween, this benevolent ghost has been trying to uplift Trump's reputation with rhetoric that sounds hauntingly like what we hear from North Korea where Kim is treated like a god.

This political poltergeist announced yesterday that ex-chief of staff, John Kelly's assertions about a conversation he had with Trump warning that Yes Men will get him impeached, were bogus.

Trump quickly denied it claiming he would have kicked his ass out of the White House... a claim I find hard to believe. Trump is a coward.

Back to that ghost who whispers sweet things about Trump from time-to-time. There's rumors the ghost is actually a member of Trump's team of mindless minions.

In a stunning rebuttal of Kelly's claim the apparition messaged news medias announcing, "Kelly was totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great president." 

I strongly suspect that this political phantom stays out of sight because there's truth in the light. 

I grudgingly admit the wraith in the White House has a point; no one understands Trump's plans because he doesn't have any. Our self-proclaimed leader calls himself a "stable genius." 

That should tell you something right there. No sane person would say that. The spook in the West Wing referred to Trump as our "Great President.

If that sounds oddly familiar it's because North Koreans refer to Kim as their "Great Leader." 

It's not about understanding Trump. That's impossible. It's more like surviving Trump as long as he squats in the Oval Office.

Update! A leaked inter-office memo names Stephanie Grisham as the spirit doing the speaking.

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

Sunday, October 27, 2019

One Clown Defense Team: Trump's Fiery Rhetoric Rallies Base But Rattles Republicans

Good Day World!

Yes. These are strange days.

It's not just that way for you and me, but the whole country.

The chaos coming out of The Red House/aka The White House, is torching the nation by burning up laws; values; traditions; ethics; and assaulting facts along with the truth.

As one political wit put it (George Conway), "The White House is a dumpster fire."

Some good news: Judge Says Impeachment Inquiry is Legal and Justifies Disclosing Grand Jury Material

With impeachment hanging over Trump's head (and the thing living on it) he's taking the flame-thrower approach and is setting fires on Twitter, and everywhere he goes.

Trump's incendiary rhetoric may be keeping his base happy, but the rest of the country is sick and tired of wildfires every day on the wake-up.

There's an old phrase that warns "If you play with fire, you're going to get burned." 

Teflon Don believes he's immune from the consequences that "lesser men" suffer for their actions.

What's scary this Halloween, is he may be right.

The spineless GOP cowards in the senate may give our fire-starter-in-charge a free pass to continue burning up the Constitution, and the current laws of the land.

However... the worms could turn as this article suggests:
Trump Should Be Very Worried About Senate Republicans

If Trump isn't impeached and thrown out of office, our democracy will be reduced to ashes. In it's wake will be chaos, disorder, and... a monarchy.

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