Nothing is left of the Trump presidency. It is finished. Trump has proven to be a mentally unbalanced man who should not be trusted with the most powerful office in the world. His very presence in the Oval Office is a threat to mankind. Republicans must come to realize that he must be removed from office or they will be consigned to the dust bin of history. This is a matter of life and death for our republic.
Donald Trump is a one-man basket of deplorables. He is a braggart and a liar. He is a bully and a demagogue. He is an ignoramus and a deadbeat, a chiseler and either a sincere racist or an insincere one, and his love for himself is matched only by my loathing of him. He is about to be president of the United States. He is also a crybaby. He can't take any criticism without being so affronted he must to take to his favorite pass time of tweeting to condemn people. After Meryl Streep's wonderful speech at the Golden Globes he had to tweet that she "is over rated" and a "Hillary flunky". Of course Ms. Streep is the most celebrated actress of our times but the thin skinned bully couldn't stand being ridiculed and called out for what he is. Can you imagine the consequences when he tweets something disparaging about a foreign leader with nuclear weapons at their disposal?
Of course that leader won't be Putin who Trump seems to have a total love affair with. Indeed, I'm surprised that Putin won't be a guest of honor at the inauguration since he did help get Trumps elected. I wonder how all the Vietnam vets feel about the cozy relationship with Russia after being told they were fighting the Red Menace in the jungles of Nam. Of course Trump had a deferment during that was because he had a bad toe. The bottom line to all this is that Trump is a bully and a crybaby to boot. One day he will meet his match and like most cowards he will fold like a cheap camera.
If the November 8, 2016 Presidential election were re-run on the 9th the results would have been much more decisive. Although vast armies of voters hated Hillary they would have voted for her if they even remotely believed that Donald Trump would actually be elected. Talk about the Russians all you want and they probably did play some role in electing the horror that is now president. However, it's my strongly held view that Trump was not taken seriously owing to the media talking up the inevitability of a Clinton win. Indeed, the conventional wisdom held that she could win in a "landslide". This widely held view resulted in many protest votes for third party candidates that were instrumental in swinging three key states to Trump ( Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania). Too bad there wasn't a day after pill for this election!!!
Today is President's Day when the nation honors the many honorable and good men who have led our nation. Let one thing be clear!!! Donald Trump will never be one of those to be honored. First of all he is not a legitimate president. More than likely his pals in the Kremlin fixed the election so he could sit his fat disgusting ass in the Oval Office. Additionally while he may have won the electoral college owing to about 70000 uneducated cretins in three states that voted for him because they hated Hillary. Meanwhile the Trump Monster lost the popular vote by a staggering 3 million votes. Since assuming office Dump has caused more chaos in four weeks than any other president in history. He is a danger to the world fabricating lies seemingly with every breath he takes. He is an outrage of Biblical proportions and I can only wish that the hand of God strikes him down before his madness kills many innocent people!!! He will never be my President!!!!
To be sure for those of us who disdain Donald Trump we got a temporary high last night when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court in staying Trumps executive order ban on Muslims. These days anything that slaps down this autocratic lunatic is cause for rejoicing. Still you have to look beyond the court decision to realize the repercussions. Trump is a lunatic. Mentally unbalanced and his reaction to the decision was of course a tweet that was done in ALL CAPS. He is pissed that he wasn't given free license to be a king. What I fear is that he will now stage a "terrorist" attack that he will claim is a result of the courts not backing up his executive orders. He will then use the attack to seek more power and possibly even declare martial law. So folks enjoy the slap in his face for a few hours but beware the next few weeks.
Been difficult to write the past few days because my sense of depression concerning Trump related atrocities just seems to overwhelm me. I'm sure I'm not alone in this malaise since every reasonable person that I talk with has the same feelings. Never before in my experience has there been such fear and loathing concerning a US President as there is toward Trump. To be sure, he in reality is not the president since it's becoming increasingly clear that white supremist and neo-Nazi Steve Bannon is the de facto commander in chief. Bannon is as dangerous a person that has ever been in the oval office. He is determined in my view to turn our country into a police state. Then we have KellyAnne Con Artist who goes around just making shit up. Why the media even interviews this disgusting vile woman just boggles my mind. Too bad she wasn't a victim in the Bowling Green massacre. Indeed the media is hugely complicit in what is now going on in the country. They should not be giving liars like Conway any opportunity to poison the air waves with their outrageous crap. Anyway folks it's very encouraging to see so many Americans taking to the streets in protest of Trump policies. We must keep up the pressure. Long live the resistance to tyranny.
The latest "Tweet" target of the Punk Asshole(PA) is Rep. John Lewis. For those of you that having been living in a cave for the past thirty years John Lewis is a civil rights icon who participated in a voting rights march in Selma Alabama during the 1960"s in because he was advocating the right to vote of black people was beaten to near death by racist Alabama state troopers. Mr. Lewis rightfully referred to PA as an illegitimate president because he ascent to power was predicated on the hacking of the election by the Russians in order to elect PA. Of course this illegitimacy does not include PA losing the popular voted by more than 3 million votes. PA tweeted that Rep. Lewis should be quiet and concentrate "on actions". Well I call marching for freedom and getting beaten to near death ACTION. This is just another example of the Punk Asshole having no shame!!!
Love him or hate him you have to admit that Trump is a great performer. He knows his audience with rare political instinct and he usually pulls it off. Last night he gave a super performance. He is learning well to read a telepromter of a speech written by other people. His goal last night was to look presidential and he achieved that objective. The soap opera continues.
Which is worse, Watergate robbery or Russian collusion? In 1972 the Washington Post made us aware that the Nixon campaign had broken into the DNC headquarters in the Watergate complex ostensibly to photograph campaign information. This ultimately became considered the worst political scandal in the 20th century and led to many of Nixon's staff going to jail and Nixon himself resigning his office.
Today the Washington Post is making us aware that the Trump campaign did in fact collude with Russia for the purpose of helping him defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign. Not only has the Post proven that Trumps political campaign worked with the Russian's before his election , they have also presented us with evidence that members of his staff actually contacted the Russian's after winning the election and telling them not to worry about sanction's that President Obama had imposed on them, saying that President Trump's administration would take care of that after they take office.
I ask you which offense is worse? In 1972 a country that had just elected a president by one of the largest margins ever went absolutely ballistic over the revelation that the man they had just voted into office had actually resorted to robbery to improve his chances to win. Now we have a man as president that actually lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes who we are now presented with evidence that he actually resorted to what arguably could be called treason with our country's biggest adversary for the same purpose! Where is the public outrage? If Watergate was the biggest scandal of the 20th century can there be any doubt that this is the biggest scandal of the 21st century?
Perhaps the reason for the quiet response thus far is because we all realize that the damage has already been done. Even if we impeach President Trump, we will be left with Mike Pence and the worst set of cabinet members in our history to deal with at least for the next four years. I think the attitude of many people is, why bother?
If we could pass a law that says that if it is proven that a President is elected through illegal means and is impeached for that offense, then a new election would be held and the people would decide if they would rather be governed by the current Vice President or the losing party's candidate, then I suspect people would feel there is a reason to bother. But even without such a law I do not feel we should let President Trump get away with his illegal actions. I would rather put up with a weak replacement administration than let the world know that we condone such actions.
Having spent all my working life analyzing the financial markets I must admit to being completely baffled by how the stock market keeps rising to new highs in the age of Trump. Yesterday the Dow Industrials managed to gain more than 300 points following the lunatics' speech to Congress. I guess the barons of finance appreciated the fact that he wasn't hauled away with a net over his head. Folks don't buy into this silly market froth. Sell!!! When the shit hits the fan the market will collapse.