TREASON!

I just love starting Monday in a haze of white-hot fury.  The Washington Post headline reads:

Putin Again Denies Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election; Trump Calls Probe a ‘Disaster for Our Country’

It comes as no surprise that Putin denies interference … nobody with half a brain thought he would admit it, but no matter, for there is more than ample hard fact-based evidence that he did.  But for Trump to call the investigation a “disaster for our country”???  NO … NO NO NO NO NO!  The investigation is essential and the only thing that gives us hope we might get rid of the real disaster: Trump himself!  I am in a white hot fury over his asininity!

Putin:  … Russian state has never interfered and is not going to interfere in internal American affairs.

Trump:  There was no collusion. I didn’t know the president. There was nobody to collude with. There was no collusion with the campaign.bullshitNow what, exactly, do these two donkeys expect us to do at this point?  Do they expect that we will all say, “Oh, well, that solves it then.  Let’s stop the Mueller investigation and all other investigations and let Trump get on with his plan for mass destruction of the U.S.”

Somebody needs to take that ugly red tie and wrap it around his neck a few more times and pull tightly!

Trump:  Our relationship has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed, as of about four hours ago.

Why, Donnie?  What changed?  Did you offer him the keys to the Capitol and the White House?  Did you promise to change the name of the country to the United States of Russia?  And what did he offer you?  A lifetime sitting in the Oval Office with no need for another election ever? 

Frankly, if this isn’t a wake-up call to both Congress and Trump’s supporters, then we know that they have all been lobotomized.

Trump:  I think the probe has been a disaster for our country. It’s ridiculous what’s going on with the probe.

Well-respected former Director of the CIA, John Brennan, had this to say:

“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”

I repeat that question:  Where are you???  Some republicans in Congress absolutely must wake up and step up to the plate, for now there can be no doubt … not a shred of doubt … that Donald Trump is Putin’s asset.  There can be no doubt that deals have been made for our country to blindly support Russia’s agenda, whatever that agenda may be.  I can only wonder, with Trump’s past Russian connections, how many years this plan has been in the making?

Trump:  Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems know how to do is resist and obstruct! This is why there is such hatred and dissension in our country — but at some point, it will heal!

The “hatred and dissension” in our country did not begin with Trump, but he has escalated it by a thousand percent, and continues to do so every time his fingers hit the keys on his twittering machine.  Donald Trump cannot heal the rift … the gulf … in this country, for he is the cause of it.  And no, folks, the media is NOT the enemy of the people … Donald Trump is the enemy of the people!  His state-media, Fox News is the enemy of the people, for they spread his lies and further widen the great divide.

I make no apologies, as I normally would, for this rant, for it is time We The People – all the people, including those who have been wearing blinders and earplugs for nearly 18 months now – wake up and see what is right under our very noses!  Donald Trump has no love for this country nor for its people.  He loves two things:  money and power.  And Vladimir Putin is promising him both.  Russia is not our friend and the free press is not our enemy.  There can no longer be any illusion that Trump can be reined in and eventually become the president of the people.  His goals are not ours.  The only solution, if we wish to continue as a relatively free nation, is to get Donald Trump out of the White House as quickly as possible.

51 thoughts on “TREASON!

  1. Jill, any remaining doubt of Trump’s innocence in the Mueller investigation has been eliminated. Trump met with his boss and his boss is very happy with the meeting. Of course, Putin has a dossier on Trump. Of all the words Trump will not like to hear is that he was “weak.” All of the other words are on target, but to tell this large ego man that he is weak will get his goat. Keith

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    • I didn’t even think there was any remaining doubt, but you’re right, if there was, it’s gone now. But don’t bother to tell his followers that, for they still love him and think that we liberal snowflakes are what’s wrong with this country. Sigh.

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      • Jill, only 34% of Republicans believe the intelligence people that the Russians meddle. This is the power of Trump’s continual lying and his sycophants. But, in a very significant way, more than a few of conservative news sources have been very critical of Trump along with an increasing number of Republican legislators. Congressman Will Hurd, a former CIA agent, and Senator Ben Sasse have been two new vocal critics. Keith

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  2. The President has put a stain on the history of the U.S. that will last for all time. He’s also put a huge stain on his part in it. He will truly go down in infamy. I can almost see his brain softening. This Congress will also go down in infamy with the exception of a few brave men like Senator John McCain. I loved the little symbol of the bull and his deposit. —- Suzanne

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    • Yes, history will not treat this era kindly, and I think … I hope … that there will be some new legislation to prevent this ever happening again. Trump is an abomination, but Congress … the very body that is supposed to oversee the president … has failed miserably and acted without conscience. How we ended up here is still puzzling to me. Glad you liked the bull! 😉

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  3. “…This is why there is such hatred and dissension in our country — but at some point, it will heal!” This reminds me of a James Baldwin quote: I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. For Trump’s supporters I’m sure this is doubly true now…

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    • Good quote, and likely very apt in this situation. But … once you realize you’ve ruined the cake batter and wasted all those ingredients, you don’t just keep adding more and more expensive ingredients in hopes that eventually it will turn into something wonderful. Sigh. For his supporters to turn against Trump would mean admitting that they made a mistake, and that is something they are not willing to do. The question is … will they simply allow him to destroy not on this nation but the globe, in order to save face?

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  4. Reblogged this on Gogwit's Blog and commented:
    You are absolutely right to say that the US President is wrong to consider this, and other investigations a disaster for the nation.
    I have always admired, from my side of the Pond, the way that Americans are not too proud, arrogant or plain afraid to turn out theit dirty laundry onto the table; or shine a light into dark, squalid recesses with the intention of finding a better way going forward; to attempt to find a formula which yields a measure of justice and restitution. The US President is an exemplar of a strand of arrogant braggadocio. America, as a nation, also knows humility, which is a great strength for an honest democracy.
    Many here in the U.K. with whom I share ideas and principles in common, called for protest, rallies, marches against the visit of the US President. My feeling is that he is a guest, the head of state from one democracy visiting a friendly democratic nation. I find the President ugly and unpalatable in his views and demeanour, as I do the current government of my country. This side of the Atlantic we can elect a new government. And in the USA, the Americans will have the opportunity to effect change.
    Trump is the problem and the responsibility of the American people.

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    • Dear Gogwit, Jill and friends,

      Thank you for admiring how the US hangs out all its dirty laundry. We do fight hard to prevent revisionists from rewriting history. I find this to be one of our main strengths. I am a believer that folks can’t deal with a problem unless they admit it exists.

      Sometimes we have ti fight for this truth as in the case of racism. Many would like to pretend it doesn’t exist but there a lot of folks who will not let the deniers get away with it. This is why there are movements like “Black Lives Matter.”

      Its a never ending battle. We here in the USA were thrilled to see record numbers of protesters out in the UK streets to properly welcome the US president. He truly acted like the back end of a donkey.

      We all know, you all have your own governmental issues with Brexit. How is the PM my recouping from President Trump’s visit? We here are dying of embarrassment.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Thanks! And Welcome!!! If we don’t air the dirty laundry, or shine a light into those dark corners, ugly things only grow uglier and more dangerous. I was chuffed to see the rallies and protests from your side of the pond, and I did not see them as being disrespectful to the office, but rather expressing their disgust of the ‘man’ who currently holds the office.

      In one sense, you are correct when you say that Trump is the problem and the responsibility of the American people. But in another sense, you are wrong, for he is the problem of the world. No longer do we live in a world where decisions made in one nation affect only that nation. Whether people like it or not, we are all citizens of the planet Earth, and today more than ever before, what one nation does or doesn’t do affects all. Take, for example, climate change. Trump’s decisions to pull out of the Paris Accord, then remove most environmental regulations will have a definite impact on every nation on the globe, for the U.S. is the largest polluter of all. And his denigration of allies, his attempts to interfere in the Brexit negotiations … those are not just U.S. problems. If he returns to taunting Kim Jong-un, as I suspect will ultimately happen, he makes it a little less safe not just for the U.S., but for every country on the planet. So in a very real sense, he is everybody’s problem and I thought the protests in the UK were perfectly appropriate. Similarly, when Erdogan visited here last year, our citizens protested because of his policies and crimes against his people, particularly journalists.

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  5. The ordinary Russian people are warm but the ruling elite by dint of how they got there are paranoid. It isn’t possible to be friends with them as they always want something against you for a rainy day. It’s possible to co-exist with them if you have enough power to stop them taking over. It’s the best the US can hope for. Trump can’t get you anything better but he can certainly get you a lot worse. Wait to see if he returns Russian compounds or tries too, and wants to ease sanctions. The man is bought and paid for.
    I’m happy to see some of Fox TV speaking out and some Republicans too. Trump hopes muddying the waters by talking about Hillary, about winning the election and about Mueller will stop people focusing on the truth. He sold out.
    You need to be rid of him and Pence who speaks in support of him.
    Cwtch

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    • I agree with you … it is not the Russian people who are at fault, for the few I have known were warm, kind-hearted people. Putin, however, made it clear some time ago that he blames the West for the dissolution of the Soviet Union and hopes to rebuild a Soviet-style empire. I don’t know what his plans for Trump are, but I strongly suspect he is building the relationship with Trump in order to further the attainment of his goal. Meanwhile, Trump could care less what Putin does as long as there is something in it for him … him personally, not the nation.

      Yes, I was encouraged to see Fox commentators and some republican members of Congress speak out against Trump’s words & actions, but then … the more I thought about it, the more I think they may only be paying lip service to appease those of us who were enraged by Trump’s actions abroad. Will they act? I’m doubtful. Yes, we and the world need to be rid of Trump, but there will still be Pence. Somehow, though, I don’t think Pence would have been as eager to climb into bed with Putin.

      xxx Cwtch xxx

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  7. It terrifies me that I have heard absolutely NOTHING from any of the republicans in office about trump’s statements! They can’t ALL be complicit…can they? Reblogging this on here, fb and twitter!

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    • Some of the Republicans seem to thinking about it.

      They are seriously afraid that if they do not support Trump, they will be voted out of office. But now, after Trump’s disgraceful performance, some of them are becoming seriously afraid that if they do support Trump, they will be thrown out of office.

      That’s a dilemma very fitting for Republicans.

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    • Some of them are speaking out. Most of these statements are somewhat timid, because most Republican legislators are cowards about confronting Trump — they’ve shown that since the 2016 primaries. See the tougher statements from McCain and Flake, who can afford to speak bluntly because they will never again need to fear the wrath of Trumpanzee voters. I think their words express what the rest feel but dare not say.

      Between this and the tariff wars that are wreaking economic havoc on Trump’s base supporters in the red states, I think the Republicans are reaching a tipping point.

      Things are going to heat up dramatically in the next few months.

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    • Thank you for sharing this post! Some of the republicans in Congress have spoken against his words & actions, but in my opinion, they are only paying lip service, and their words won’t be followed by any significant actions. I hope I’m wrong.

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    • I cannot help but think his approval rating would not suffer much, especially among the conservative Christians, for as long as he promotes their “religious freedom” to discriminate against all who do not share their beliefs, they do not care what else he does and will continue to support him.

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  8. In light of history, and common sense, this is how the current plot should unravel. Trump, undoubtedly, is a puppet. Whose puppet? On the surface, Putin’s puppet, but that’s way too obvious. What he’s been orchestrating, either deliberately, more likely ignorantly, is a security/military force take over of the country. Who would, or could, oppose the military generals and security forces leaders should they, as of now, decide to take over the government of the US? There is a vacuum waiting to be filled and so-called elected (bought and paid for) representatives are obviously not going to do a damn thing. If I were top gun general today I would call that meeting and give the order: bring home the troops, we’re taking over. And that would be that because I would already know that the NRA or other forces within would come around, either from bravado, meaningless promises of local autonomy or from cowardliness through threat. I would “disappear” Trump and co and place my people in every position of authority. Of course I would make the grand announcement that the military take over is temporary until order is restored. The future is a great place to hide purposes currently inconvenient to disclose.

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    • Interestingly, you are not the first to suggest that as a potential outcome. And, while it is a chilling scenario, I don’t find it anymore chilling than what Trump is doing and could potentially do in the coming months/years. Nothing is simple, is it?

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      • Two things come to mind here, and yes it is actually very simple. First, what America is experiencing and will experience more of, it has been systematically imposing on much of the world, particularly vulnerable nations with exploitable natural resources and easily cowed into submission. Look at the on-going interventions and regime change in Latin and Central America. Americans, so stuck in their belief of moral superiority and deep sense of entitlement, must of necessity reap what they have sown, heedlessly, mindlessly, ignorantly. I know you know your real history. The other thing is, you don’t have a democracy; you never had. All you have, ever had, is propaganda, a weird flag, a pathetic national anthem, all of it swimming in bloodshed from day one. What you always had was hubris in spades and a sustained hypocrisy to choke a world. During this little crisis, Americans would do well to take a few moments to study the concept of democracy – what the word actually means, then their real history as the rest of the world knows it, or has experienced it. The fact of the matter would become very clear, in a very short time. In parting, I will say this: America deserves Donald Trump as the unwitting exposing clown of America’s lies. Then America, as a power, deserves to lose everything to get a taste of what it is like to be a Cambodia; a Grenada; an El Salvador; a Chile; a Palestine; a Libya; a Syria, an Iraq. America has to be brought as low as every country is has ever destroyed, including the country that belonged to Americans: the native people of that land. Wish you well in your coming “elections” but even if every poll is taken by a “Democrat” the writing on the wall remains. Take care, Jill. Don’t work so hard, hey?

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        • Y’know … I realize as well as any that the U.S. is not perfect, nor is any other nation. A look back through history shows that nearly every nation on earth has had its share of atrocities, arrogant leaders, horrible leaders, bigotry, etc. I also admit that there is an aura of arrogance in the U.S., though if you talk to the people, you will find most of them to be caring and compassionate people. At the present, I am deeply ashamed of the so-called leader of the U.S., the Congress, and about 40% of the population. But overall, the U.S. is not the evil empire and I am disturbed by your attack, for I cannot call it anything else, against not only the present situation, but the nation, its people, government, flag, anthem, and our lives in general, it would seem. Yes, we have problems. Yes, we have a buffoon at the helm. And yes, we have made mistakes in the past. But … one doesn’t simply toss out the baby with the bathwater, and frankly there are some good things about this nation. If I didn’t believe it was salvageable, I wouldn’t do what I do, but would shrug my shoulders and sit around eating potato chips and watching stupid television programs as some of my friends do. Instead, I do what I can to try to wake people up, to try to help people understand what is wrong and what we must do to fix it.

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  9. “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln. These words will become the epitaph of the USA, unless all political parties come together to recognize, confront and remove the danger that lies within. Every person that values their freedoms must stand up and reclaim our country. I had not expected or even hoped for anything good to come out of this Trump/Putin meeting. What Trump has done to our country is not a stab in the back, but a full frontal attack for all the world to see. Putin must be so happy. I, on the other hand, am disconsolate and enraged. Thank-you!

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    • Wise words from both yourself and Mr. Lincoln. Or, in the words of Thomas Paine, “These are the times that try mens’ souls”. Never could we have imagined what today would bring, and even now, I fear, we cannot imagine what tomorrow holds. It is a world that no longer has an axis, it would seem.

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  10. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    The destruction of the American Empire will come from within … I never had any ‘illusion’ that he’d be a worthy president for ALL!!
    ‘ it is time We The People – all the people, including those who have been wearing blinders and earplugs for nearly 18 months now – wake up and see what is right under our very noses! Drumpf has no love for this country nor for its people. He loves two things: money and power. And Vladimir Putrid is promising him both. Russia is not our friend and the free press is not our enemy. There can no longer be any illusion that Drumpf can be reined in and eventually become the president of the people.’

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  11. Great rant, Jill! Each and every day, the elections in November loom greater in significance. I don’t think the GOP enablers and their voter supporters will wake up but let’s hope that the non-voters in 2016 will wake up and deny Trump his Congressional majorities.

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    • Thanks John! I think I beat the painted letters off of my keyboard on this one. I cannot see how Congress can continue to turn a blind eye after this! Yes, let’s hope that those who were too lazy 2 years ago, get off their patooties and vote this year! Hugs!!!

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  12. I’m shaking with rage over this. Shaking! This man is a traitor and a puppet of Putin. No questions asked. The elections for 2018 may already be fixed in the GOP’s favor by Russia. I mean, why not? No one’s done a damn thing to stop the meddling. AAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

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    • I was shaking too … it was the first thing I saw this morning and I was shaking and wanted to scream, wanted to punch something. Surely … SURELY this must be a wake-up call to Congress!!! I have no faith in the integrity of our upcoming election, for as you noted, absolutely nothing has been done, even though our security agencies have warned that there are already signs that Russia is prepared to hack the election. AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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