Doonesbury has done so many cartoons on him that Garry Trudeau put together a whole collection from BEFORE the election, going back to the 80s — and it was all the same as today! Narcissism, corruption, the works…
@Jack Man, suggest you read the REDACTED Mueller Report. #45 committed obstruction of justice multiple times in the part we know about. #45 invited Russian interference knowing it was already under way, which is outright treason. God only knows what is in the 10% that #45’s toady blacked out, but we DO know that Mueller referred to Congressional impeachment powers as necessary multiple times. Remember it was policy going back to Nixon that said he couldn’t indict #45, it has nothing to do with his guilt or innocence. In fact, there’s every reason to believe that #45 his guilty, but because of the restraints on his position, Mueller was not allowed to indict him. And we also know Mueller has distributed some of his findings to states who are already working to indict #45 for his many criminal acts.
Bottom line: he’s a crook. Those of us paying attention knew that BEFORE he got “elected.”
Impeachment is fundamentally a political act; this is to some extent true in any trial, but particularly so for impeachment: it is what Congress determines.
Treason is clearly a high crime; not only choosing to accept help from a foreign power to influence a presidential election but inviting it is a no-brainer as treason — or would be, if the GOP had not benefited from it. (Saying “it was just a joke” is NOT a defense in any court of law except when looking at slander of public figures.)
Corruption in office is acceptable cause as well.
It’s worth remembering that Nixon (who resigned because impeachment was inevitable, and because he knew he could get Ford to pardon him) was brought down for his cover up of other people’s crimes. At the time of his departure, the full story was by no means known. By that standard, #45 is done. The redacted Mueller report (I refuse to call it the Mueller report, because it’s only 90% of it) makes it clear that AT LEAST ten times #45 acted to obstruct justice and cover up, and that’s only the part we know about. Using the Attorney General as the President’s defense attorney is outrageous, and letting him hide the Mueller Report from Congress — when the report explicitly refers to Congressional impeachment powers multiple times — is, frankly, outright obstruction of justice, right there.
If today’s Republican party had any shame at all, they would have done what was done to Nixon: go to #45 and inform him that his impeachment is inevitable. Instead, they have decided to dodge, duck, cover, and see if they can sucker in the American people.
If there were justice for privileged politicians, #45 would be dragged out of the White House in chains, and Mitch McConnell right along with him.
Of course it was collusion. Even in the redacted report it is clear that what Mueller was saying was not that a conspiracy did not occur, but that he was not able to indict because the Justice Department cannot indict a sitting president and that is in the hands of Congress. He referred to Congressional impeachment powers MULTIPLE times. And it also said that he was obstructed multiple times and in multiple ways by multiple people in his investigation, so there was obstruction of justice as well.
Any doubt here, folks? The man is a crook.
Get the SWAT team out there, Pelosi!!
Absolutely true. Head coaches are better paid – often massively better paid – than the presidents of the colleges or certainly any of the professors.
The cost of going to college has gone up and up and up ridiculously, while at the same time states and the federal government have slashed research grants and education funding to higher education. You cannot blame students for being in a time when minimum wage is worth half of what it was decades ago, loans are more expensive (having been handed off to for-profit banks), grant funds are tighter, and schools are more expensive.
It is NEVER a mistake to fund education – a large part of the economic boom of the 1950s and 1960s can be attributed to the increase of college-educated Americans thanks to things like the GI Bill and inexpensive sate schools.
And for the record, the Ivy League is “aid-blind” – if you get in, they will ensure you can go regardless of income, because they have the money and the will to do it. My alma mater, Harvard, for example notes that over over 50% of their students take financial aid, 100% can graduate debt free, and over 20% pay nothing. And you can estimate what your family would pay for yourself on the website on their Net Price Calculator:
Myself, I think Warren is a better choice than Mayor Pete, though I like a lot of what he says – he’s never had substantial leadership experience, and he’s shown some disturbing signs of being overly influenced by his background as a McKinsey consultant.