GOP Supporting ‘Rule of Law’ Have Sponsored Ad To Push US Senate To Secure US Elections

If you think that we are not in the midst of a Constitutional crisis, if you believe that somehow it will all work out fine … you need to read this post by Gronda. We are on a dark path headed to … the destruction of fair elections, the demolition of law and order, and the shredding of the U.S. Constitution. Thank you, Gronda, for your hard work and for so much valuable information.

Gronda Morin

“This ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law calls on Congress to act, as the president clearly won’t, on the urgent matter of protecting our elections from foreign interference. It will air Monday on cable news networks. If you agree, do forward it to your member of Congress.”

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It’s a sad state of affairs when the experts who surround the President Donald J. Trump can’t discuss Russia having successfully launched a full throttle cyber and propaganda attack in 2016 on our US elections system, and that Russia plans a repeat performance during the 2020 US elections cycle; and to review plans about what’s being done by the US government regarding this issue, without fear of ‘poking the bear’s’ wrath. With this background, it’s hard to justify the US House’s avoidance of it doing it’s…

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39 thoughts on “GOP Supporting ‘Rule of Law’ Have Sponsored Ad To Push US Senate To Secure US Elections

  1. I think we’ve passed from the last chance saloon to games over.

    I haven’t commented lately because I have had a very sinking hopeless feeling about all things trump and GOP.

    We are on a runaway train speeding downward through climate change, threat of nuclear war, threat of cyber and grid attacks, loss of democracy and freedoms we have taken for granted for years. And don’t forget the rise in White Nationalism, KKK, extreme anti immigration forces, religious extremism and the very vocal, corrupt and ill informed trump cult. None of this will go away anytime soon…maybe never.

    I see huge protests in Hong Kong that changed policy…but here? A few speak up, there are blogs, some excellent media sources, a few good politicians and an occasional protest march.

    But the apathy here will be our undoing. Most Americans, I do believe would be horrified to know what’s really going on, but they are too busy in their own bubbles, too oblivious to it all and simply don’t care enough.

    Yes we can and will vote, but is it enough and it’s so easily rigged and suppressed by the powers that be. We can write letters, but are they even read except by some low level staffer. We can march, but how soon before they use force to stop that.

    So that’s where I’m at now…yet I can’t get away from it…can’t stop thinking about it, fearing it, being aghast that this has actually happened to the US. It’s mind blowing.

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    • I have often used the same analogy, about being on a runaway train, or sometimes I use the ‘ship heading for the iceberg’ one. Either are apt. I understand and share your feelings, my friend. I am all too aware that our small voices may never make a difference, but I think we simply cannot give up and stop speaking out about the injustices we are seeing every day. You’re right … there are protests here and there in this country, but none on a scale to compare to those in HK last week. Why? I’m not sure. Perhaps because we are spoiled, we find it easier, on the whole, to sit back and wait for somebody to ‘fix it’. Perhaps because we have this odd notion that somehow it will all just work out. Or, perhaps because the threats are not as dire and as immediate as the threat to extradite people to China where they would almost certainly face torture and ultimately death. The threats to our democracy, our very society, are as real, but not as immediate.

      I think we have to keep on fighting, and if we lose, then at least it won’t be for lack of trying. Hugs, my friend.

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  2. Jill, I will use the same comment here as I used on Gronda’s original. The Republicans for the Rule of Law need to be heeded and maybe, this will get a few more GOP politicians to find their spine and constitution. I love they will provide a highlighted copy of the Mueller report. The president is a clear and present danger to our democracy, our planet and the GOP. The GOP leadership has made their bed with this toxic person and the only people that can save them from themselves is other Republicans.

    These possible saviors of the GOP, of course, will be dismissed as RINOs as Trump and his sycophants must resort to name calling. Well, these RINOs are the real Republicans, in my view, as I do not recognize the Trump version of the party. Regardless of party, the White House occupant has obstructed justice and I believe he conspired with Russians. Why? Because his story and that of his staff keeps changing and he has lied about key business issues and is blocking efforts to look at his financials.

    Keith

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    • I have always been surprised at the GOP giving their total support to Trump, for it seems to me that his antics are destroying what was once a legitimate political party. I rarely agreed with the GOP on much, but nonetheless recognized their legitimacy, recognized that they were trying to do such things as keep the country safe, have decent leadership. Now, it seems, they have thrown caution to the wind to support someone who is dishonest, cruel, and is giving the entire GOP a bad name in the eyes of most people both here and abroad. They have become a joke among our allies. The term “Grand Old Party” makes me want to either laugh or be ill. That said, I do hope this group gains momentum, that people start listening to them. As I see it, they may be the only ones who can save the party from itself.

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      • Jill, watching the recent John Oliver show “Last Week Tonight,” he addresses the need for impeachment. Like us, he has been torn, but he came to the conclusion it must be done. Otherwise, it shows a person in a leadership position is above the law. He also said something interesting. I will include the curse word he used. Oliver said, “Assholes like Trump will continue to get away with it until you tell them they cannot.”

        The GOP leadership should be flatly ashamed that they have turned a blind eye to this White House occupant. And, when they turn on someone with the courage to speak up like Amash has done, it actually is even more shameful. A person who has shown courage against one of the most vindictive people I have ever witnessed in my 60 years, should be supported. But, the GOP folks quiver at the beast they have unleashed.

        Keith

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        • John Oliver is, as he usually is, spot on. Trump is an asshole and he will push the envelope just as far as he can. Not holding him accountable is tantamount to giving him a blank cheque. I think the GOP’s treatment of Amash is atrocious, to say the least. I wonder if the GOP can survive Trump, for surely once he is out of office they will be reviled for having thrown all their weight behind him?

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          • Jill, Republicans should be ashamed of how they treated Justin Amash. Romney stepped up to the plate, then whiffed. I don’t agree with Amash on other issues, but he is on the side of the Angels on this one. Republicans need to be reminded of what they already know. They screwed Amash to protect a heinously acting person. Keith

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            • The whole thing leaves me shaking my head, wondering what the heck our political system, our system of government has turned into. The sad truth is that more than likely this will be the end of Mr. Amash’s political career … at least in Congress … and only because he stood for what is right and just, stood for the betterment of the nation. What have we turned into? 😥

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  3. Trump isn’t going to stop anything that will help him win.
    However, should someone come along, like Canada, Australua, or Britain who uses cyberactivity to help the Dems, you can be sure there would be an uproar heard on Jupiter, and Pluto.
    Did the Republicans for Rule of Law actually run that commercial on Fox a few weeks back? I never heard…

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    • You’re right on all counts … and if the democrats engage in any form of trickery, Trump and the GOP will cry FOUL so loud you’ll hear it all the way up in High Level! I never did hear either, and I forgot to check. I’ll do that later today and let you know.

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      • Thanks, Jill.
        If you read this comment before that, can you also give me a quick rundown on your ipeachment process. What kind of results are needed in Congress and the Senate to actually impeach the Orange Clown? Would Pence be automatically made President, or would he be included in the process for allowing his running partner to go shit-crazy rampant over the constitution? Seems to me Spiro Agnew disappeared along with Nixon, but I’m not sure why…

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        • It took a bit of digging, but from what I can find, the one I wrote about last month did air on June 10th, and there is another one slated to run tomorrow, June 17th. The funny thing is, though, that there wasn’t any mega feedback, no outraged series of tweets from da trumpeter. Perhaps his staff made sure to pull him away from the television beforehand? I’ll keep an eye for the one tomorrow … er, later today.

          Brief rundown on the impeachment process. The House files articles of impeachment, which gives them a higher legal status in requesting/demanding documents and other information. If they conclude that impeachable crimes have been committed, they put it to a vote. It requires a 2/3 majority to impeach, so if they have 291 ‘Aye’ votes, then he is impeached. However, in order to be removed from office, the Senate must try him just as in a court of law. The Senate needs to vote with a 2/3 majority (67 votes) to convict him and thus remove him from office.

          As we know, Mitch McConnell will not likely even allow it to come before the Senate, so the odds of him being removed from office via impeachment are slim-to-none. This is why Pelosi is fence-sitting on the issue. But, even if he is only impeached in the House, it may help with next year’s elections, for I think … think, that is … that it is highly unlikely an impeached president would win a second term. But then, we are in this alternatve universe where nothing is as it was 3 years ago, so … who knows? 🤷

          Yes, Mike Pence would automatically be sworn in as president if Trump were removed. Spiro Agnew resigned in 1973 after pleading ‘no contest’ to tax evasion and felony charges. Gerald Ford was VP when Nixon resigned. While it is highly likely that he WOULD have been impeached, Nixon resigned before the House had the chance to impeach him, so technically he wasn’t impeached.

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          • Yeah, technically. But Nixon was smart enough to see the writing on the wall. Trump would never see it, nor understand it. “Mene. Mene. Tekel. Upharsin.” translated into English. “Trumpie. Trumpie. Shithead. You fucked up.”

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          • You’re not going to believe the commercial I saw this morning for the very first time. I cannot remember the words, unfortunately, but the opening picture was of El Dumbpo so you can imagine the text. But as the commercial goes on, the picture shifts to the left, and there stands Justin Trudeau. The text is actually about him, in preparation for the upcoming federal election. Only the conservative party could lie like that. They are the ones who will do to Canada what Trump is doing to America. Politics is becoming a sham. It is a process of negatives, not one of positives.

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            • Oh wow! You guys really ought not to stoop to our bottom-feeding low standards! You’re right … it IS more about negatives than positives. The focus is on all the bad things the other side does/wants rather than presenting a positive platform by your own team. It’s disgusting and it is not getting us any nearer to a legitimate, concerned government. It’s more reminiscent of a first-grade playground.

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              • Kindergarten? Did you say? We checked them out on the internet, Trump/Trudeau ads. There are 5 out so far, made with actors saying they are liberal voters. Probably more to come.
                I thought this was illegal, I really did. Outright lying. But nothing is being done. Trudeau lost my respect earlier this year, but even he does not deserve this.

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                • I still respect Trudeau, but … I think it is relative. Compared to the standards you thought he met, he let you down. But for me, compared to what we have, he is a shining star. All relative …

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                  • The things he did have pretty much handed the next election back to the tories, as we call them, after the whigs and tories in Britain. That was not what we wanted. The NDP is the only other possibility, and since they elected a Sikh as the party leader, without being racist but knowing many Canadians still are, reality is he will not be given a chance to govern. People see a turban, and they see non-christian. Canada is still a mainly christian country. It is a reality we have to overcome.
                    So the lieing liberal, or the terrible tory?
                    Justin is not his father, he won’t survive a “fuddle duddle” crisis.
                    Trump clone, here we come!

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                • Are you sure … and mind you, I’m genuinely asking, for I’ve been so caught up in the Trumpian nightmare that I haven’t had time to keep up with your political scene … but are you sure that what is being said about Trudeau is true?

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                  • He fired an Attorney-General for standing up to him. He removed another Cabinet Minister for standing beside her. Yes, he did these things. His motives don’t matter. He thought he too was above the law, and he will go down for it. He deserves to go down for it. He had the perfect opportunity to admit to making a rookie mistake, and he fudged it. He was more impirtant than Canada, or his cabinet. Or he had really bad advisors. He will get another chance down the road, we don’t have a rule saying 8 years and done, which wa
                    s bad when Obama had to go, but is great if Trump gets that far. But Trump will just write an executive order. Obama would never have even considered it, that is the difference between your two.

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                    • He used to be such a good leader … such a compassionate man. I remember seeing him greeting refugees at the airport. I remember the good relationship he and Obama had. What happened to change him? Yes, I suspect Trump will do whatever he thinks he can to extend his term. If he is voted out next year, he will say the election was not honest and call for a new one. If he is re-elected, come 2024 he will manufacture some crisis to postpone the election … indefinitely. Our only hope is that Congress and the Courts put a stop to these shenanigans, but I’m not too hopeful.

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                    • Someone best put a stop to them. I don’t believe in evil, but Trump is the epitome of something harmful to everone and everything.
                      What changed Trudeau was thinking he could get away with letting a big employer get off the hook for some kind of bad business practices. There must have been signs before that, but he covered them well. He told the Attorney General to let a court case go, so that this major employer could keep on breaking the law. Why, no one knows. The Attorney General refused him, knowing he was trying to control the courts. When it all came out, he tried to stop the scandal from being investigated. He fired the Attorney General, the best person on his staff. He went power mad. And everyone saw it happen…

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                    • That is a shame, for I always looked at Trudeau as being much like Obama, and I admired them both. But, the behaviour you describe is definitely more like Trump than Obama. 😦

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                    • In Canada, thefe is no limit on how many times you can win, or run. It just depends on whether your party wants you to lead it. The name Trudeau has a lot of power attached to it. He could even lose the leadership and get it back later. No, in Canada it is not once and gone, or 8 years and gone. We give people time to learn. If they don’t, then we give them a happy boot in the ass.

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                    • I had forgotten that … then let’s hope he learns from this and finds a path to rise again, for I really do think he’s a good man at heart. If not, then by all means, boot him in the arse!

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  4. I hope you’re not already in last chance saloon. None too late are the Republicans getting on board with this problem, I hope they can manage to make the numbers to stop Mac preventing anything from them and maybe even enough to carry any impeachment through.
    Cwtch

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    • I am not sure if we are in the Last Chance Saloon or not. I think it depends on how far We the People are willing to go to stop the dictatorship-in-the-making, to stop Trump’s unfettered “path to absolute power”. It may be further than some are willing to go, and … we may end up in a boat we do not like, but cannot stop. Sigh. 🐺
      Cwtch

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