Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

“I have no intention of doing the job for which I am being paid.  I have no intention of being honest.  I will shred my oath, even as I utter the words.  I am pond scum, but … I am in Congress and you aren’t … nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah.”

Yep, folks, these are the words, almost verbatim, of two of our esteemed senators, Mitchell McConnell, Senator from Kentucky since 1985 (34 years) and Lindsey Graham, a Senator from South Carolina since 2003 (16 years) and before that, a Representative in the House from 1995 ‘til 2003.  They have plainly stated that they do not care one whit about the ‘will of the people’, about the best interest of the nation, nor about their oaths of office.  Both have made it abundantly clear that they will do everything in their power to ensure that Donald Trump is not convicted and thus not removed from the office he so wrongly holds.

Lindsey-Graham-2Lindsey Graham:  “I am clearly made up my mind. I’m not trying to hide the fact that I have disdain for the accusations in the process. I think what’s best for the country is to get this thing over with. This thing will come to the Senate, and it will die quickly, and I will do everything I can to make it die quickly. I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here.”

Mitch-McConnellMitch McConnell: “Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House counsel. There’ll be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this. Exactly how we go forward, I’m going to coordinate with the president’s lawyers. The case is so darn weak coming over from the House. We all know how it’s going to end. There is no chance the president is going to be removed from office. My hope is that there won’t be a Republican who votes for either of these articles of impeachment.”

If you aren’t growling yet, you should be.  These are two elected officials, our employees, saying in a nutshell that they are going to do whatever Donald Trump wants, regardless of what is right and just.  Note to the good people in Kentucky and South Carolina … if you don’t get rid of these two jackals next year, then you deserve whatever you get!

Prior to an impeachment trial, according to Article I, section 3, clause 6 of the Constitution, the senators serving as a jury “shall be on Oath or Affirmation.”

“I solemnly swear (or affirm) that in all things appertaining to the trial of ____, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help me God.”

IMPARTIAL justice.  Given what Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and others have said, it seems to me that they have broken their oath before even taking it!  It seems to me they should be disqualified to even attend the trial, let alone conduct it and then vote.  It seems they have absolutely zero intention of taking this process, this legal process defined by the U.S. Constitution, seriously, but rather plan to turn it into a circus!

It is likely that tomorrow, Donald F. Trump will become the third president in this nation’s 232-year history to be impeached.  This is a serious stain on his reputation that, regardless of what the Senate does or doesn’t do, will remain the most notable part of his legacy.  And yet, in the past 48 hours, Trump’s approval rating has jumped nearly 2% to 43.2%, the highest it has been since March 2017.  WTF???  Are the republicans actually proud of what this asshole has done?

Maybe the House should not send the impeachment to the Senate for a few more months, since the Bobbsey twins, Mitchie and Lindsey, are so eager to get it over with.  Let them cool their jets and cry in their beer.

Now, here’s the thing, folks.  We all either work for a living, else did until we retired.  We pay taxes, we are good citizens, we obey the law (mostly), and every November we do our civic duty by going and voting.  We vote for the people we believe share our values and will work for the best interest of this nation and all of its people.  We have been cheated.  We are still paying our dues, but they are going to support these corrupt members of Congress who could care less about ethics, who don’t give a royal damn about the people of this country, who have no values. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are poster boys for why we need term limits.

We the People of the United States of America have been robbed.  We have zero representation in our federal government, yet we are paying their salaries and paying for them to jet set all about the globe … on our dime.  Every time I hear somebody speak of “democracy” in the same sentence with the U.S., I scoff, for there is not so much as a shred of democratic principle left in our government if Donald Trump is not to be held accountable and our duly elected members of Congress think it’s funny.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m sick and tired of the corruption and blatant disregard for the law in Washington, and I’m sick and damn tired of the people who still sing the praises of Trump & Co.  I’m sick and tired of being expected to obey the law and be held accountable for my actions, while our elected officials thumb their noses at us and treat us all as second-class citizens.

43 thoughts on “Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  1. I see your Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and raise you a string of strident swearing and teeth gnashing. Somewhere today (either the Atlantic or 538), I read that Republicans are abandoning their constitutional duties to support the tRump beceause 90% of Republicans approve/support him. As another post elsewhere said, (paraphrasing), this episode of history disappoints me because it reveals something of Conservatives that shock and dismays me, that they prefer power and their power over democracy, equality, law, and justice, and are doing everything/anything to support their POTUS, no matter what. We (liberals and most Democrats) are mostly driven by principles and laws, so we will not tolerate lies and bullshit, from Washington D.C., or elsewhere.

    Impeachment will not solve our country’s issues when so many were willing to throw the country aside for their party.

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    • The partisan divide we are seeing is beyond anything I have ever seen in my lifetime. No, impeachment won’t solve the issues, and may only serve to further divide the two parties, but it is necessary, for to fail to do so would set a precedent for the future that none of us want to consider. I think the republicans have spoken loud and clear that they are more concerned for their own political careers than for the well-being of the people of this nation. What disappoints and angers me most is that, as you note, some 90% of republicans still support Trump and his minions, despite it all. Has this nation lost its collective conscience? Have we grown so materialistic that we are willing to throw the poor and disadvantaged under the proverbial bus? I am disgusted with what I see in the U.S. today, and most disgusted by our elected officials. I wish we could clean house and start over with new rules … no millionaires!

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      • Speaking of precedence and rule of law, if it’s to follow and enforce this and re-establish the Legislative Branch as a branch equal to the Executive Branch, anyone in the WH ignoring a congressional subpoena must be prosecuted. Otherwise, Congress is allowing the legislature to be further gutted, which is a large part of how this began (by putting the POTUS on a pedestal).

        As for the rest of your comments, so completely in agreement with you, a position that I share with dozens of friends here in Ashland.

        Hugs.

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        • You make an excellent point, and one I’ve said a few times, that if a subpoena is ever to mean anything again, those who have failed to honour theirs must be treated accordingly. I also said, and I fully mean this, that if I were to be served with a subpoena for any reason, I would send it back with a note saying, “Thanks, but sorry I cannot make it”. If they are above the law, then there is no law, therefore I am within my rights. Sure, I’d go to jail, but I’d go screaming and kicking, and I’d hire the best lawyer to make my point. Sometimes, you just have to make the point.

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  2. I was looking at that beautiful picture of Graham and wondering where I’d seen it before. It was that spoiled child, I want my own way look of Kavanaugh, the delightful snarl they share. Such perfect specimens of manhood. Gone is the idea that anyone else might matter.
    Cwtch

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    • I hadn’t thought of it, but you’re right … it is very similar to some of Kavanaugh’s facial contortions! Graham’s isn’t quite as bad as Brett’s, but he runs a close second. Yep, that idea of “for the greater good”, or “government of the people, by the people and for the people” is gone. Forever? I hope not. Sigh.
      Cwtch

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  3. Well done Jill. I feel your anger….times a million. Pathetic and corrupt losers. What else can we say? I’ve been hearing that R’s are pouring money into Trump districts that Dems won in 2018. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen any pro-impeachment ads. The Dems need to start playing with fire. What, is he going to soon get to 50% approval before this is over? What the hell has happened to this country?

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    • Ur right, we as Americans really dropped the ball on this one, have no one to blame but ourselves. If only the Democratic Party nominated anyone else besides Hillary, we wouldn’t have Trump. Remember, it was Hillary Clinton herself who convinced Republican Senators to endorse/ promote Trump b/c she thought he would be an easy mark to beat. Just google “hillary clinton pied piper theory”. Says it all….

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    • Since I watch almost no television, I hadn’t seen the ads by the republicans, but I read about it today … apparently Trump’s campaign has spent over $11 million on impeachment-related ads thus far. I tell you, he’s wearing it like a badge of honour! This will set a precedent that can only be to the detriment of this nation. And to answer your final question, my friend … I don’t know, but I don’t like it, and … worse yet … I don’t see it ending any time soon. Like … in my lifetime. 😥

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  4. Some in the Senate have been paid to back Trump and paid well. They don’t care about us They are both paid and afraid. I hope they are all thumped soundly for their actions as is Trump. I hope they go down and out of the office with a loud crash never to be forgotten. I want to see all the bully boys who try to try to use muscle to keep Trump in office when (hopefully) he’s defeated thrown into jail swiftly. I want to see Trump fade so far into oblivion that one day people will say, “Who was Trump?” 😦 — Suzanne

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    • Yes, there are a few industries and corporations who literally own certain members of Congress, and they will do their bidding, which is to keep Trump in office, for he’s “on their side”. Never mind that his oath of office is to the Constitution, and his employers are all 330 million people in this country. Like you, I hope they are all voted out next November, but I’m not counting on that happening. And, even if Trump is voted out, he’ll never see the inside of a jail cell. Sigh.

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  5. Jill, we are on the same page this morning. Add Senators Ted Cruz and Thom Tillis to saying the same publicly. As you know, I ask GOP legislators, is the person you want to spend your dear reputation on? The answer is obviously yes. These folks are supporting the most corrupt and untruthful president iny lifetime, including Richard Nixon. Keith

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    • I had heard Cruz’ comments, but not Tillis … more grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Yes, my friend, they obviously decided this was the train they wanted to hitch their reputations to, and I will laugh if 5 years from now they can’t find a job. And now, I hear Trump wrote a scathing letter to Nancy Pelosi … I haven’t had time to read it yet, but I will do so shortly. Sigh. We’ve simply got to motivate every voter to get out and vote next November!

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      • Jill, the letter is just the written down repetitive tweets and statements. When asked if he felt he had a role in all this, Trump said he did not and had done nothing wrong.

        Let me say this simply. Donald Trump is acting the way he has always acted. And, he usually feels he has done nothing wrong. A favorite window into Trump is he bought a NYC building that had an elaborate, artistic facade. There was a court order to require him to let people carefully remove the facade to save it for a museum. But, that would take time. In the middle of the night, Trump had a work crew strip down the facade in defiance of the court order.

        That is just one of many stories of where “Trump did not do anything wrong.” Keith

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        • I did read most of Trump’s letter, and frankly, it sounds like the writings of a madman. Sanity has left the building.

          Yes, he is acting as always … like a spoiled 4-year-old child who has never heard the word “No”. Yes, I remember the story of the building in NYC, which goes to prove he respects nobody and nothing. Which is why I’ve said that I don’t trust him not to start a nuclear war if he feels that he is cornered and has no way out. Sigh.

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  6. I think the people of Kentucky are happy with what they got and it is unlikely Mitch is even bothered. In 34 years they have not seen it fit to replace him, I doubt they are likely to do so now. That’s the home of the Ark encounter.
    Trump, if his approval ratings continue to soar, will be acquitted by senate not because he is not guilty but because of fear of losing their seats.

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    • I suspect you may be right, though I hope you are wrong. His approval ratings are still very low, less than 50%, but you’re right that it’s a given he will not be convicted by the Senate. He will still have the stain of impeachment that will darken his legacy, but then … his legacy was already dark and he doesn’t seem to care. Sigh.

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        • Hello makagutu. A sight disagreement . tRump has such an ego, he has never been told no in his life, he has always had obstacles moved away from him, even as a kid in school his failings were simply ignored due to his fathers wealth. He punched a teacher that dared tell him he was wrong, so was moved to a school his father could control with money. His ego, his very person is built around him being the smartest, the strongest, the best at anything, even while he has to cheat or even when it is clear it is not true. His world is built on his idea of himself. So the stain of impeachment that will follow him that he can not erase hard as he may try will cause him real pain and upset. It will eat at him until he can convince himself it either did not matter because he won in the end, or that he simply denies he was impeached. He really does live in a reality of his own making. Hugs

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          • You make good points, Scottie … his ego is the largest of any I’ve ever seen. I imagine he’ll ask Bill Barr to launch an investigation into the whole impeachment process when all is said and done. He will find a way to spin it such that his ego is not damaged. He sees and hears what he wants, not what is reality. For example, when he says “everybody” loves him, he ignores the fact that some 60% of the nation cannot stand the sight of him. Sigh.

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  7. Hello Jill. I agree with you, you said it well. As to the Republicans in congress and his cult followers, yes they are proud of what he has done. The Republican’s do not care about Democracy, instead they crave power and they see no problem with breaking laws to get / keep it. However they alone have that right, Democrats are not allowed to do what the Republicans do according to them. The cult thinks actions like these make him a big tough strong guy who can do what he wants with no consequence. They admire that. They want to be that. Also the cult is fed an alternate reality by State Propaganda TV where the Dear Leader can do no wrong. Hugs

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    • Thanks Scottie! Sigh … it says something about our society when people cheer and applaud a madman, a ‘man’ who takes and abuses and gives nothing back in return. I think I no longer care at all for this country … we are, at the moment, ripe for the picking by another Hitler-type. Hugs!

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