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Ah, for the days when a sane man was President. . .
Bernie is not my choice. If it’s Bernie, vote for him. I will.
We cannot tolerate the damage another Trump term will do to our nation, and the world.
As Americans, we should be frightened — deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security — then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil.
ADM. Wm. McRaven
Adm Wm. McRaven, on the firing of Joe Maguire
And yet the current iteration of those hammer and sicklers are promoting the reelection of Comrade Trump.
“Tis a simple matter. . .
Vote blue, no matter who! For the sake of the Republic.
Oaths may not mean a lot to some people. But here’s what it’s about: When you take an oath, you can’t think one thing and say another. You are asking God to witness, on the pain of your immortal soul, that what you whisper in your heart is what comes out of your mouth.
Stephen Colbert honored Mitt Romney with this quote from “A Man for All Seasons”.
As all manner of evil and venom are likely to be unleashed upon us, remember that right matters.
Battle the lies. Inform the persuadable. The battle for America is upon us.
We always knew it would be up to us. . .
No phrasing could capture all possible permutations of wrongdoing. I have always thought the “high” phrase captured it as well as any could have. It implies an offense by one in power misusing the unique authority of the office. The ingenuity of the evil doer requires no more specificity than this.
In this case, I am certain that Trump was told by, say, someone such as Rudy, that the beauty of this scheme is that after you screw Biden, if you get caught in this act of extortion (using funds of the public treasury, and impairing national security), they won’t lay a glove on you, because we’ll all say all what you were doing was carrying out US policy to root out corruption in Ukraine. A classic example of an idea that is too clever by half.
The witnesses and evidence we have, and the surrounding circumstances we know, put the lie to this defense, but the administration thought that with the investigation of corruption excuse it could blast its way of of the impeachment box if they got caught. It might be ugly, but workable.
John Bolton has made this way of escape much more bloody that the Trumpers had thought. When the Senate ultimately acquits, it will be up to the patriots among us to crucify (figuratively, of course) the plotters and their abetters, and cleanse this stain from the soul of America.
What price are the Republicans willing to pay for putting this jackass in charge?
The enemy of my enemy . . .