I think every rational American knows that evidence and testimony supported the idea that Donnie the Dumbass did what he was accused of doing in Ukraine and should have been found guilty in his first impeachment. But…Republicans are corrupt. They don’t CARE about evidence. They care about protecting rich people. Period. So, guilty or not, Republicans engaged in a bit of jury nullification and let the Dumbass off. I don’t think most people were surprised at the Republican’s feckless response but it was – and is – a major pain in the ass having to listen to know-nothing conservatives crow about trump being innocent when thinking Americans know he’s guilty.
I’ve come to believe that Donnie the Dumbass is going to beat THIS impeachment, too. Satan REALLY loves that guy and takes very good care of him. Every rational American knows the Dumbass (and his fellows) incited the insurrection. We’ve seen the video. You know, evidence. But the corrupt Republicans are dutifully taking up their defensive positions. They’re not preparing to defend America or the Constitution, mind you. They’re lining up to defend the insurrection. They’re lining up to defend the coup attempt. They’re lining up to support autocracy. Rational people can see it coming – conservatives protecting the traitor – and I fully believe Republicans will defend the Dumbass and nullify the process again. It sucks, knowing the guy is guilty but having to listen to the know-nothing crowd crow about trump being innocent again…
I hate to keep bringing up the dumbass but it looks as though his legal team for the impeachment has dumped him. Apparently, there was disagreement regarding strategy. In the story I read from the Guardian, one of his supporters is quoted as saying, ‘“The Democrats’ efforts to impeach a president who has already left office is totally unconstitutional and so bad for our country,” said Jason Miller, a Trump adviser. “In fact, 45 senators have already voted that it is unconstitutional…”’
I can still do math! Turns out, if 45 (partisan) Senators have already voted that it is unconstitutional, well, um, that means, let’s see 100 minus 45 equals…oh, yeah, 55 Senators have voted that it IS constitutional. WHY, I wonder, have the cons suddenly decided that FEWER votes should always be the winner? The dumbass received something like seven MILLION fewer votes than Biden so of course he thinks he won. 45 Senators said the impeachment is unconstitutional so WHY won’t the majority listen to them?
I don’t know just how stupid a person has to be to keep consuming this radicalizing conservative bullshit but I DO know we’re going to get the chance to find out just how stupid many of our family and friends turned out to be…
Speaking of stupid, Marjorie Taylor-Greene. She’s the “representative” from Georgia who has been scrubbing her social media in an attempt to cover-up her dedication to conspiracy theories. Fortunately for the rest of us, it hasn’t worked. It turns out, the internet is forever. One of the stupidest conspiracy theories held by the right is the idea that climate change is a hoax. In the face of year-after-year record breaking temperature increases, these dedicated deniers need excuses – or rather, “explanations” – for why more and more of the planet is literally catching fire and burning uncontrollably and old MTG has a doozy: Jewish laser beams.
It’s an awesome story because it simultaneously denies the reality of climate change AND tosses in a solid amount of racism, two staples of the radicalized right. Now, I presume she means Jewish-owned laser beams and not that the beams themselves are keeping Kosher. I’m no expert but I’m going to go out on a limb, here, and suggest that killing people with space-based, fire-starting laser beams is somewhat outside of the teachings of the Torah.
But right now, in the United States House of Representatives, we have a member who honestly believes in Jewish laser beams. This does not instill confidence for the future of this once-great nation…
A couple more of the so-called “Proud Boys” got arrested over the assault on the Capitol. One of them, Dominic Pezzola, had bomb-making information and materials when they searched his home after arresting him. At one point during the January 6th insurrection police discovered that some America-hating “patriot” demonstrated his love of country by trying to blow up the Democratic and Republican national headquarters offices with pipe bombs. Now all they have to do is tie Pezzola to the bombs and, voila! – one less boy to be proud…
In other, potentially unrelated news, the leader of the fascist “Proud Boys” Enrique Tarrio has been outed by Reuters as an FBI informant. Naturally, he has denied the claim. I don’t know if it’s true or if the government is trying to undermine his credibility with his radicalized group but he WAS conveniently arrested and held before he could participate in the Capitol assault – thereby giving him an excuse for not being there and protecting his cover. (FBI: “Thanks, Reuters!”) It’s likely the FBI would have found these yahoos without any insider assistance but it seems equally likely that the FBI is getting an assist from the undercover “leader.”
Boy, I’m in a quandary. On the one hand, I like the things Joe Biden is doing since he took office. He’s undoing the damage done by his moron predecessor. More, he seems to be moving in a more progressive direction than I had expected. All good. At the same time, I’m very concerned about the ever-increasing use of Executive Orders to get things done.
Radicalized Republicans refused – just…refused – to work with Barack Obama. Eventually, Obama realized he wasn’t going to get any cooperation from Congress – because Republicans hate America – and began using Executive Orders to get things done. But Executive Orders don’t carry the weight of law and the dumbass was able to simply revoke them with Executive Orders of his own. Biden has reversed many of 45’s stupid Executive Orders using his own but one can immediately see that the next time some bat-shit crazy moron is “elected” by the deplorables, Biden’s good works can be revoked with the stroke of a pen.
It’s poor practice because it makes the United States an undependable partner…