Okay, so, is “They’re trying to overturn an election” a dumb response or the dumbest response ever? Just asking.
See, nobody can “overturn” an election. With a little help from Putin, trump got the votes to take the Electoral College. He got inaugurated. He set up office in the White House. He assigned his criminal cronies to important positions (then replaced them as they were hauled off to jail). He found the person most likely to destroy a given department and put that person in charge of that department.
THEN…he committed a crime, first in private, then in public – on the White House lawn no less. See how that works?
“Oh,” they say, “but you’ve been trying to impeach him from the start!”
Well, that’s actually kind of true. But it’s not an attempt to overturn an election. It’s a proper response to the fact that trump and his cronies have been involved in criminal activity since the start. When the FBI discovered candidate trump’s people communicating with so many “compromised” Russians, they launched an investigation. It’s their job and it was the right thing to do.
I think trump dodged a bullet on Mueller but got caught in the Ukraine thing. Now he’s hired his “team.” Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr. Remember Starr? He’s the guy who thinks a personal peccadillo is impeachable but, apparently, bribing a foreign country isn’t – or at least, shouldn’t be. That’s a quality team, right there – the very best trump could get. (And it took awhile to get them…) What did this crack team of legal irregulars offer up? “Democrats are just trying to overturn an election.”
The ImPOTUS had better hope they’ve got something better than that for the actual trial…
Speaking of the trial, Moscow Mitch has been repeating his determination to nullify the process in thrall to his dedication to party over country for some time, now. THEN, he swears and signs an oath to be impartial.
Was he lying then or is he lying now? It will be interesting to find out…
When all is said and done, though, it will be important to remember that at NO time did Republicans ever offer point by point defenses of the charges. That, of course, is because trump is guilty and plainly so. The Republicans can offer distractions, nothing else…
I’m disappointed in the Sanders campaign. His people have sent out a carefully edited video that shows sleepy Joe seeming to agree with Paul Ryan that Social Security should be cut. Biden says it’s taken out of context. My disappointment is that the Sanders campaign didn’t need a carefully edited video. They’ve got Biden’s actual record to point to. He has been calling for cuts/freezes in Social Security going all the way back to the 1980’s. Here’s a quote from Sleepy Joe in January, 1995:
“When I argued that we should freeze federal spending, I meant Social Security as well; I meant Medicare and Medicaid; I meant veterans’ benefits; I meant every single, solitary thing in the government. And I not only tried it once, I tried it twice, I tried it a third time, and I tried it a fourth time.” — Joe Biden defending the proposed balanced budget amendment.
Apparently, candidate Biden’s website currently calls for increases in Social Security payments. I don’t know. 40 years of clamoring for cuts/freezes and a sudden reversal during a campaign?
Seems like pandering…
Well, the Santa Clara 49er’s are playing the Green Bay Packers today for a chance to go to the Super Bowl. I hope the Niners can pull it off. I’ve been VERY disappointed in the NFL and tried to step away. Then the Niners started doing well. Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.
Still, I have firm resolve and intend to stick to my guns.