My snarky side took a bit of a break after the events in my own life on Monday night, but suddenly it has returned with a vengeance! No point in holding it back, now is there?
I had to laugh when I read that Kellyanne Conway said …
“From the time the electors certified the results to the time the president leaves office should have been spent reviewing and reliving the policy accomplishments of his four years and reminding Americans we are more peaceful or prosperous.”
We are neither more peaceful nor prosperous by any stretch of the imagination than we were before Donald Trump took office. We are more divided than at any time in at least the last 150 years, as evidenced by the events of last Wednesday and the aftermath. And prosperous? All time record high unemployment numbers, people who cannot afford to pay their rent or mortgage, and between 3,000-4,000 people dying every day of a pandemic that was so poorly handled by the Trump administration that the world looks on in disgust.
Sorry, Kellyanne, but your ‘hero’ is a big-time loser who has done more damage to this nation and its people than any other president in the history of the United States. His ‘legacy’, such as it is, will be one of death and destruction.
Republicans and impeachment
I was pleased to see that 10 republican members of the House of Representatives voted in favour of impeachment. Mind you, it’s too little too late, so I’m not going to propose that perhaps they’ve found a conscience and regret their prior sycophancy to Trump, but for this time anyway, they managed to do the right thing.
I’m also pleased to read that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has condemned Trump’s actions of last week and said he ‘might’ even consider voting to convict Trump on the impeachment charges once the charges are presented to the Senate and they conduct a trial. I’m not holding my breath, and again, it’s way too little far too late for him to redeem himself. Best thing he could do after the impeachment trial would be to resign from the Senate … he’s way past his “best by …” date. However, McConnell holds a great deal of sway with other republicans in the Senate, and if he votes to convict Trump on the charges, I believe that other republican senators will follow suit, which could result in the necessary 17 republican votes needed to convict Trump, thus ensuring that he can never again hold public office. Not even as sanitation worker or dogcatcher.
It’s interesting how some of the republicans are appalled by what Trump did, inciting a terrorist rebellion against the United States from within, but yet refuse to condemn him, saying that impeachment or any form of punishment would only further divide the nation. WTF??? How can we get any more divided?
I hear Trump released a video of himself yesterday reading a statement that was obviously not written by him …
“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.”
Right, Donnie. I read that Ivanka, Jared and others begged him to read the statement and record the video telling him that it would boost his image among republicans who were turning against him. I actually wonder, reading those words, if somebody wasn’t off to the side with a gun pointed at his head, for this is a far cry from his words of a week ago when he said he would never concede and urged his terrorist supporters to ‘go to war’ for him.
If I had to guess, I would guess that through some other venue, perhaps one of his children’s social media accounts, he is talking out of the other side of his mouth, encouraging another terrorist riot similar to last Wednesday’s next week.
Congratulations, Donnie …
Ol’ Trumpie always declares he is first, best, and any other superlative he can think of, like covfefe. Well, he’s got his wish … he is the FIRST president in the history of the United States to be impeached twice! Way to go, Donnie … we knew you could do it!
Two worthwhile reads …
Two of my blogging buddies, Jeff over at On the Fence Voters, and Keith at Musings of an Old Fart, published excellent posts last night. I wanted to re-blog them both, but had already started this post and … well, there are only so many hours in a day and only so much energy to expend, so instead I am including a link to both here and I really hope you will check them out … you won’t be sorry!
If You Still Think The Election Was Rigged by Keith Wilson
The Big Lie(s) by Jeff Marzick
Last but not least, Don Lemon hits the nail on the head with this one …