The best fiction writer in the world couldn’t have made this one up … and by ‘this one’, I mean all the back-and-forth, all the ranting, the lies, the deflections and obfuscations that have become the ‘norm’ in our government of late, and especially the past two weeks. Whew … I don’t know about you guys, but I’m both exhausted and depressed as hell. Can’t somebody just lock Trump up in a room without his tweety-machine for just one day and give us a chance to catch our breath? But, of course, it isn’t only Trump, but his minions as well.
Trump and Xi – you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours?
Already under intense scrutiny over his attempt to bully and blackmail Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy in order to enlist Zelenskyy’s assistance in digging up non-existent dirt on presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, Trump had the unmitigated gall to then call on China to also investigate Biden! In front of the press, nonetheless! Boy, he must really be afraid of Joe is all I can say. I’m curious … what’s he going to do when, as I believe will happen, Elizabeth Warren overtakes Biden in the polls? Never mind … I don’t even want to think about it.
Anyway, there’s another angle to this story. Now that it’s been discovered that a number of Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders had been moved to a server where few knew of them, things are beginning to come to the public eye. One of those things is a phone call that Trump had in June with Xi Jinping, the president of the People’s Republic of China. In that phone call, Trump promised Xi that he, and by extension the U.S., would remain silent about the Hong Kong protests, and he also just happened to mention not only Joe Biden, but also Elizabeth Warren. I have not seen the transcript of the call, so I don’t know the context, but … why would he even mention them? When questioned about it, so-called White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham responded …
“World leaders need to be able to speak freely in their conversations with the President–that is a key component to effective diplomacy. And that is why such conversations are kept confidential. We are not going to start discussing the contents of every conversation President Trump has with world leaders, other than to say his conversations are always appropriate.”
Oh, wait just a moment, Ms. Never-Speaks-To-The-Press Secretary … I think we will discuss whatever We the People deem is important to discuss. Trump is already on the wrong side of the law … that law that he claims doesn’t apply to him because he’s “got that Article II”. Oh yes, we will discuss why U.S. officials have been banned from supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. And we will discuss why a so-called president is discussing his campaign with the leader of a communist country! We will, ultimately, demand to see a transcript of that phone call and others.
For the record, the U.S. should be fully supporting the Hong Kong protestors who are fighting for their democracy, fighting, in fact, for their lives.
Moscow Mitchie – still an asshole
Mitch McConnell, still recovering from a fall that broke his shoulder, is back in the saddle. But, that didn’t stop him from running a new campaign ad on Facebook. A snippet from that ad …
“Nancy Pelosi is in the clutches of a left-wing mob. They’ve finally convinced her to impeach the President. All of you know your Constitution. The way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority, with me as majority leader. Pelosi is obsessed with impeaching President Trump, and your conservative Senate Majority is the ONLY THING standing in her way. But I need your help. Please contribute before the deadline.”
A ‘left-wing mob’, eh? So, according to Moscow Mitch, the man who has worked with Putin to undermine the democratic processes of our elections, the man who refuses to even consider election security measures, is calling We the People a ‘left-wing mob’. Well, Mitchie … if you want, why don’t you just have every one of us arrested for being part of a mob? Oh … because then we couldn’t work and thus couldn’t pay the taxes that pay yours and your wife’s salaries!
Donald Trump uses and abuses women. He treats them like chattel and obviously thinks that the only purpose women serve is for the pleasure of a man. There is plenty of evidence to support that statement. Part of his campaign promise was that he would appoint to the Courts, judges who would not uphold women’s rights, ie., overturning Roe v Wade. His nasty remark about women that was released in 2016 on the Access Hollywood video. The fact that he has had three wives and cheated on every single one of them, including the current wife. He has had numerous affairs, and paid off two women to buy their silence during his campaign three years ago. He is a male chauvinist pig, and yet …
“According to the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, fewer Republican women (7 percent) than Republican men (10 percent) support the impeachment inquiry. When asked whether Trump could, in theory, do something that would cause them to support impeachment, 44 percent of Republican men said yes. Only 33 percent of Republican women agreed.”
What a bunch of fools they are.
What an impression that must have made …
On Wednesday, Trump hosted Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö in the Oval Office. As is typical with Trump, he went off on a tear and made a fool of himself, venting about Adam Schiff and other topics near and dear to his … whatever. A couple of pictures capturing the look on Niinistö’s face tell the story.
The one good thing …
The one good thing to come of all this corruption and chaos is that the late-night talk show hosts are having a blast with it all.
Well, folks, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend and that my snarkiness and growling didn’t put a damper on it. Have a great one.