In the meantime, if you have any questions/comments about my take on President Donald Trump’s impeachment, hit me up on either Facebook and/or Twitter. I’ll try to post as extensively as I can on my Youtube channel, too.
I can’t stress this enough, what President Donald Trump is doing with Iran is reckless. The last thing we need is a new war to fight. What’s worse is that Trump is threatening to commit war crimes in our names. We need to make clear to the crminal-in-chief that we’re not going to allow this to happen, and that he’ll pay a steep price (i.e., not win re-election in November) for doing so. Call/email the President and make your opposition heard. It’s bad enough that we’re fighting 2 wars in the Middle East, so we don’t need a 3rd war.
Making the whole scandal that much more interesting is that the House Republicans’ ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes (R CA-22), is part of it, too. How many other Republicans get ensnared remains to be seen, but it is sufficient to say that Ukraine-gate definitely goes well beyond Trump and Nunes. Trump, and many of the heads in his orbit, are just the tip of the iceberg. When watching the whole saga play out, keep in mind that it’s not just Trump whose on trial; it’s also the Republican Party at-large having been caught red-handed colluding with foreign actors and rigging the districting maps in their favor.
Nancy Pelosi is right in saying that President Trump’s actions have left the House of Representatives with no other choice, but to draft and vote on articles of impeachment. This is because of the President’s abuses of his office’s powers by getting foreign actors involved in next year’s election and using his office to continually violate the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. Those reasons are in addition to his continued ordering of all staffers and appointees to ignore lawfully drafted subpoenas by Congress to investigate the role that Russia and other foreign and corporate actors have played not just in 2016 and 2018 (to a degree), but also what role they’ll play in next year’s election.
As for the Senate, watch what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) does when he recieves the articles of impeachment from the House of Representatives. He’s going to try to make the trial go both as long and as short as possible. Long enough to muck with the schedule of the Democratic presidential primaries, but short enough so as to not imperil his and other Republican Senators’ primaries for their re-election bids next November. He’s most likely going to try to make the impeachment trial as brief as possible because the longer it drags out, the more likely McConnell’s going to get ensnared, too.
Many talking heads will tell you that America is the biggest loser in this whole saga. That notion is both absurd and flat-out false as they’ll be directing your attention in the wrong place. The biggest loser in this whole saga is the very man who they keep falsely claiming has leverage on Trump: Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Putin will be the biggest loser as his strategy of playing the peripheries has backfired. As I’ve said in a couple of posts, Putin has nothing on Trump, and it’s Trump who’s got Putin by the balls. Putin needs Trump in order to solidify his dominance back home in Russia, while Trump can go elsewhere in terms of foreign leaders and actors to help him keep his office by meddling in the election on his behalf. To put it simply: Trump doesn’t exactly need Putin in order to remain in office. There’s always China’s Xi Jin-Ping, or Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whom he can turn to in his time of need.
The results are also indicating a problem for Trump and the Republican Party, and that problem is that their lies are no longer being believed by the American people. That realization should scare them, as they have no further credibility as time goes on. With the exception of Gerald Ford, each Republican president over the last 50 years has gotten into office by colluding with a foreign actor. The party itself hadn’t gotten caught doing so until mid-September in the form of Ukrainegate.
The fact that Kentucky’s Republican governor Matt Bevin lost on November 14 is enough to show that Trumpism has finally started being rejected by some portions of Trump’s base. It’s also a signal to Trump himself that he’s in real electoral trouble going into next year’s presidential election. The same can be said for Mitch McConnell, whose incumbency is in peril, too.
Who do you want to get the nomination in 2020?
— jgsf1987 (@jgsf1987) October 27, 2019
They better have a good explanation for why their party has so openly resorted to engaging with foreign powers to attain and maintain power. Just to be clear, this is not the 1st time that the Republican Party has done this. It’s been their M.O. for at least 50 years (going all the way back to Richard Nixon in 1968; Gerald Ford and Bob Dole are the sole exceptions in both 1976 and 1996, respectively). That’s in addition to trying to fix elections and manipulate redistricting through gerrymandering.
That’s at the heart of Ukraine-gate, the Republican party getting caught with its pants down. They have no basis for arguing about the lack of fairness in being held accountable for their actions, nor do they have any ground in attempting to scare voters into letting them continue to violate federal election laws with impunity.
Both Hillary and the Third-Way Democrats owe not just progressives, but the American electorate at-large a good explanation as to why they’re continuing on with their charade after it’s been proven time and again that not everyone who voted against Hillary in 2016 is a Russian and/or foreign asset.
Tulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend this country. People can disagree on issues, but it is outrageous for anyone to suggest that Tulsi is a foreign asset.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 21, 2019
Beto O’Rourke’s statement that he would take away people’s assault weapons is something that should be commended.
I commend @BetoORourke for coming out saying that he would take away everyone’s AK-47’s & AR-15’s through forced buy-backs. There’s no reason for non-military/non-law enforcement to own these weapons. #DemocraticDebate #DemDebates #AssaultWeaponsBan #GunReformNow #GunControl
— jgsf1987 (@jgsf1987) September 13, 2019
But what really blows this out of the water is some anti-Semitic comments from Donald Trump himself and the opening that it’s given to anti-Semites to come out accusing American Jews of disloyalty to both America and Israel by voting Democratic, and not Republican, electorally. There are going to be more lines like this coming from Republicans over the next several months, primarily those who are either running in their 1st election, or present incumbents running for re-election.
How this ties back to Likud if it’s only Republican surrogates campaigning on Trump’s behalf is fairly simple: Many of the conspiracy theories being thrown out by Trump’s camp have also been used by Likud for years; especially with regards to the question of who is a Jew. The Likud-led governing coalition in Israel has had several rank-and-file memebers come out falsely accusing American Jews of not being Jewish at all, and of being disloyal to their homeland by openly criticizing it. That premise is complete and utter horseshit.
Fuck this putz. Saying that Jews are disloyal for voting Democratic. Both he and the unholy warrior in the White House have no basis for making the implied remark that voting for Democrats is abandoning Israel. #FuckTrump https://t.co/gFPlt4vxHg
— jgsf1987 (@jgsf1987) August 22, 2019
It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019