Refuting a Flawed Trumpian Talking Point

 

Trump’s floundering attorneys at (f)law, in collusion with the ginormous gaggle of grasping at straws, tin foil hat donning Republican conspiracy theorists, oft attempt to foist off their shared, flaccid fairy tale that Democrats, by dusting off the legitimate Impeachment process, are attempting to tear up the 62,979,636 ballots cast for their boy Donny.

What these right wing, wingnuts fail to acknowledge is how [1] the Framers of America’s Constitution had conceived of this very impeachment process, just in case voters, someday, inadvertently, wind up empowering a hostile to America candidate AND [2] that that someday HAS arrived!

To tear up that Trumpian false narrative…

• Had the voters been able to correctly detect Donny’s dictatorial demeanor and corrupt MO, just how many of them would’ve still cast ballots for him?

• Chances are that Hillary Clinton’s already impressive popular vote tally… 65,844,610… would’ve even more substantially trumped Trump’s… and she’d have emerged America’s 45th POTUS.

• Republicans’ “come to the defense of the voter” stance, at its best, is hypocrisy… at its worst it’s a brazen bald-faced lie. True, they may not tear up ballots, but it’s their Fascist voter suppression tactics that prevent those ballots from ever getting cast in the first place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donny & Jay Can’t Beat the Rap / Notorious B.I.G.’s Rap

‘If you don’t know, now you know.”

Jay Sekulow, who is one of Donald J. Trump’s shameless mouthpieces at the Senate Impeachment Trial, appeared to be mystified when he asked, “Why are we here?”

Of course, what else can poor Jay do but feign ignorance? Theatrics is his only defense tool… i.e. seeing how [1] he could never, possibly, muster a legitimate, cogent refutation of the spot-on, damning Articles of Impeachment and [2] his client doesn’t even realize it when he’s constantly, publicly incriminating himself.

We must commend the House Impeachment Manager Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) for even entertaining the notion that Sekulow could actually be akin to a genuinely mystified toddler, who so desperately needs to be spoon-fed the following facts…

Just in case this YouTube clip ever “vanishes”, let’s back that up in text form, too…

“We are here, sir, because President Trump pressured a foreign government to target an American citizen for political and personal gain. We are here, sir, because President Trump solicited foreign interference in the 2020 election and corrupted our democracy. We are here, sir, because President Trump withheld $391 million in military aid from a vulnerable Ukraine; without justification; in a manner that has been deemed unlawful. We are here, sir, because President Donald Trump elevated his personal, political interests and subordinated the national security interests of the United States of America. We are here, sir, because President Trump corruptly abused his power and then he tried to cover it up. And we are here, sir, to follow the facts, apply the law, be guided by the Constitution, and present the truth to the American people. That is why we are here, Mr. Sekulow. And ‘if you don’t know, now you know.’”

Jeffries’ closing line quotes Notorious B.I.G.’s (NSFW) rap from his 1994 hit, Juicy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witness the Donald J. Trump Impeachment Trial? NOT!

Yesterday, courtesy of YouTube, I featured Live PBS coverage of the U.S. Senate’s Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump.

Today, I UN-feature it. Why?

For starters… Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell… no big surprise… has now hit rock bottom… has been following through on his recent public promise to NOT be impartial… which… btw… flips off the oath he took to behave otherwise.

As usual, McConnell’s assessment is dead wrong. Contrast that with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s intent, which transcends mere politics. Her House of Representatives’ primary goals have been to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution… to preserve the sanctity of our ballot box… to save America from tyranny.

ULTIMATELY… Pelosi is telling Trump’s bff, Vladimir Putin, to go F himself!

Obviously McConnell and his fellow subversive Republicans do not take any of Pelosi’s concerns seriously, anymore.

Which brings us back to why I’m no longer streaming the trial…

Right from the get-go, Mitch and his entire Trumpian band of bootlickers, have been putting on a shameless, spineless, valueless exhibition that’s a monumental embarrassment to America. As such, I’d be ashamed to have any of you see it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Constitutional Crisis / Chaos Abetted or Averted?

 

This blog’s posting time marks the beginning of the historic, Impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. Americans and many others spanning the whole world… will all be watching, intently, to see if U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are honorable men, who’ll be able to [1] elevate patriotism over partisanship, [2] preside over a trial complete with witness testimony and presented evidence AND [3] pursue the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth… wherever that truth shall lead them.

While that is, precisely, what these high and mighty entities are under oath to do AND owe each and every American, alas, what We the People will likely get is quite predictable… namely…

The lurid, obscene spectacle of the Republican dominated Senate’s members, all standing at attention to salute… to lay bare… their undying, undue lust for dictator Donald J. Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking About King

 

On both of former President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Days, I felt a surge of pride… truly believed that We the People… who had finally flipped off America’s racist past… were now in the voting majority. As such, We were now destined to, forevermore, build upon the sturdy foundation of inclusiveness… best exemplified by Martin Luther King’s I’ve got a Dream Speech and Obama’s Change We Can Believe In.

Then came Inauguration Day 2017. The End.

And what will happen come Inauguration Day 2021?

Let’s consider this plausible sequence of events…

• The owned by Donald J. Trump, Senate Majority “Leader” Mitch McConnell and his right wing, underling legislators can all be counted on to never convict the impeached prez and, once bogusly exonerated and unduly emboldened. Donny will run amok and successfully run for reelection (due to his bff Vladimir Putin’s meddling and Electoral College math).

• With all 435 U.S. Representatives and 33 out of 100 U.S. Senators up for 2020 reelection, to rein in Trump, We would need to maintain a House Democratic majority AND establish a Senate super majority. But what would any of that even mean when we’ve seen how Trump already disses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and defies all her attempts to hold him accountable? Hell, he’d just as easily flip off a Democratic Senate and do whatever he damned pleases.

• Since Trump has been swamp dredging to find nominees to load up the federal judiciary (inclusive of his two suck-up, SCOTUS cronies Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh), who’d ever rule against Donny? Again, he’d do as he damned pleases.

• Even if Trump loses his bid for re-election, the question then becomes, will he accept defeat? Will his sycophantic, barbaric, armed to the teeth, revolting supporters accept his defeat?

• The 78 days between Election Day and Inauguration Day could provide too damned much time for his goons to go on a bulldoze-America-down-to-rubble rampage (with Donny ecstatically and emphatically egging and cheering them on. He’d likely hole up in the White House and continue to do as he damned pleases.

Against that Trumpian nightmare backdrop… perhaps even inclusive of a Revolutionary War battlefield… how could We ever expect Martin Luther King’s impassioned pleas to ever blossom into a wide awake, American Dream come true?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the Survey Says…

 

While watching YouTube clips late this afternoon… mainly to help me forget Donny Downer… I became besieged by so damned many of his video delaying, obnoxious polls that I became tempted… oh so tempted… to respond to one of his survey questions…

DO YOU TRUST
THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
TO PUT THE INTERESTS
OF AMERICANS FIRST?

Seeing how it was typed in ALL CAPS and the words “THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA” and “INTERESTS” were in RED FONT, that can only mean that, as usual, the fake prez is in meltdown mode… experiencing one of his seething, seeing red psychotic episodes… all of which has prompted this true blue American to yell out, ALL IN CAPS, my level headed reply…

“HELL YES, I.E., IF YOU’RE REFERRING TO LEGITIMATE
MORAL, JOURNALISTS WHO ALWAYS REPORT THE
TRUTH, WHOLE TRUTH & NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!
WE THE PEOPLE COULD NEVER, EVER TRUST YOU,
YOUR SICKO, SYCOPHANTIC UNDERLINGS & YOUR
PSYCHO PROPAGANDA MINISTERS OVER AT FOX. YOU
FASCISTS SPEW NOTHING BUT BUTT UGLY, UTTERLY
FAKE NEWS, WHICH HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO
DO WITH PUTTING AMERICANS’ INTERESTS FIRST!

Rather than respond directly to Trump over at YouTube, I’ve opted to blog my reply in this venue. Why?

Because, quite frankly, you never know when his goons… in particular Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman… might be tallying up the poll numbers… might become pissed off by any respondents who flat-out refuse to lavish undeserved blind loyalty and praise upon their boss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Pop Quiz

 

Check out Donald J. Trump’s original… i.e., prior to correction… Tweet…

“The Fake News Media and their Democrat Partners are working hard to determine whether or not the future attack by terrorist Soleimani was “eminent” or not, & was my team in agreement. The answer to both is a strong YES., but it doesn’t really matter because of his horrible past!” – – – 8:09 AM – 13 Jan 2020

Might the resultant confusion, chaos and controversy surrounding whether (or not) Soleimani’s threat was imminent”… in actuality… be rooted in the fact that Trump doesn’t even know how to define that key word… namely… the diff between “imminent” and “eminent” bewilders him?

Beyond that… one wonders if words 3 through 10 from this Vocabulary Pop Quiz would also stump Trump?

01. eminent
02. imminent
03. immigrant
04. impotent
05. implicate
06. intimate
07. imitate
08. emulate
09. emancipate
10. emolument