We Will NOT Forget!

In case you didn’t notice, there is a trial of some importance taking place this week in Washington, D.C.  Now, I used to watch Perry Mason, and a number of other courtroom dramas, the names of which elude me at the moment, so I have an idea how a trial is supposed to be conducted, how lawyers, defendants, and jurors are supposed to act, but this trial is like nothing I have ever seen before.

First, the defendant is nowhere to be seen.  He decided that it was too cold up north to leave his Florida resort, and besides, he had a golf game scheduled for yesterday.  But what really blows my mind is the jurors!  Have you ever seen a trial where the jurors, rather than being bothered with listening to the evidence being presented by the prosecution, got up and walked around, texted on their phones … about breast milk, for some strange reason?

Worse yet, can you imagine a murder trial where three of the jurors have a closed-door session with the defense attorneys???  NO, just NO … this is illegal, immoral, unconscionable, and a number of other adjectives I can think of once the steam stops coming out of my ears!

House impeachment managers, the prosecution, were presenting compelling evidence of the attack on Congress and the Capitol and the defendant’s involvement in said attack on Wednesday afternoon, but Ted Cruz and several other Republican senators were apparently bored watching themselves narrowly escape the violence on January 6th and instead sought other distractions, such as shuffling papers, or playing on their cell phones like Teddy was doing.

Under absolutely no circumstances, in a trial, are the lawyers on either side allowed to meet in private with jurors.  That is called tampering with the jury, it is illegal.  Period.  No ifs, ands, or buts.  Trump’s legal team and the three Republican senators, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, and Mike Lee are all in violation of the law for their little tête-à-tête .  They are attempting to turn this trial into a sham, but all they are doing is further destroying their reputations and that of the Republican Party, for they are proving with every passing minute that there is no collective conscience.  The Republican Party has decided that they don’t need to represent the will of the people, but instead will do whatever they damn well please, and force us to continue to pay their salaries.

“We were discussing their legal strategy and sharing our thoughts,” said Cruz.  No, jackass … you are not a member of the legal team … you are the jury!  Your job is to listen to both sides and decide which has merit, not collude with one side against the other.  You are the damn jurors in this case!  In a normal trial, the judge would at this point likely declare a mistrial and schedule a new trial, else dismiss the jurors and call for a new selection.  But this is an impeachment trial and apparently the Republicans in Congress are allowed to make and break the rules with impunity. Imagine if the Democrats tried that!

The public has heard the evidence, and while the corruption is so rampant in the Republican Party that the senators will allow a conman, a man guilty of plotting murder free to incite further violence, to kill again, We the People know that he is guilty.  We weren’t playing on our cell phones while the evidence was being presented, and we did not collude with the lawyers for the defense.  We saw the evidence, we know Donald Trump is guilty, and we will never again trust him or those senators who refused to perform their duty, to uphold their oaths.  We Will Not Forget. Ever.

50 thoughts on “We Will NOT Forget!

  1. Hi Jill, how are you? Hope you are doing well! Feels like a long time since we last communicated! I love this article and your strong opinions on the matter. One of my good friends (also from Australia), recently wrote an article on my blog about why impeachment may not be the most appropriate punishment regarding Trump. If you have time, it would be really interesting to hear your thoughts on the article (it’s the most recent one on my blog). Hope to hear from you on the article and hope you are well 🙂

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    • Hi Simeon! Good to hear from you! Yes, it has been a long time, mostly my fault, for I was so wrapped up in first the election, and now impeachment, that I barely have time to come up for air. I did read your post … or rather, the guest post, and commented there. I hope you are doing well, my friend!

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        • No, I can honestly say that I would much rather be writing about people who are making the world a better place than those who are destroying it. I can also tell you that this whole fiasco has taken a toll both physically and emotionally, so … no, I don’t think I’ve enjoyed it, but I do like to think that somehow I am making a difference, ever how small.

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  2. If it’s any indication, yesterday on Twitter, where I have found myself in a fairly comfortable bubble of like-minded people (not necessarily a good thing), there were any number of self-described Republicans and former Republicans saying that unless the Senators vote to convict, they will never vote for a Republican again. (If I noted this previously, forgive me.)

    We may wonder why it’s taken them so long to reach this point, but I suspect the loss of those willing to identify as Republicans will continue. And a center-right party appears to be in the making as more and more non-crazy people realize that the party of Lincoln has clearly become the party of trump.

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    • I am not surprised, and when you look at such groups as The Lincoln Project, co-founded by none other than George Conway, Kellyanne’s husband, you can see that for several years, moderate Republicans have been appalled by what Trump was turning the GOP into. One of two things is likely … either the GOP gets rid of its current leadership, starting with Ronna McDaniel, and rebuilds the party from the ground up, leaving behind the far right-wing and assuming a more centrist ideology, or … as you say, a center-right party will rise from the ashes of the GOP and for the first time in our history, may actually become a viable third-party. I laugh every time I recall that GOP initially stood for “Grand Old Party”! Nothing ‘grand’ about them now!

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  4. Thank you for sharing!!.. Donald Trump has been the same throughout his life, he feels he can do anything he wants and he depends on his followers to get him out of trouble.. it is a cycle that will continue… 🙂
    As for the Republicans (in Congress and perhaps elsewhere), they are thinking only of themselves, always have been, and will support Trump as long as it is beneficial to them… 🙂

    Until we meet again, have a Happy Valentine Day… 🙂
    May your troubles be less
    Your blessings be more
    And nothing but happiness
    Come through your door
    (Irish Saying)

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    • Very true, my friend. But, untili 2016, his heinous actions didn’t affect the entire nation, but only a few. My hope is that investigations into some of the things that we don’t even yet know about will lead to charges being brought, which will lead to him becoming poison to the GOP or any other party to which he might attach himself. The thing I don’t understand is … why do any of the Republicans in Congress believe that supporting Trump to this day is beneficial to them? He is not in power, is not likely to ever be again, given what we know and will soon learn, so … what’s his hold on them that they are willing to throw aside their oaths and their obligations to the people in order to remain on his ‘good side’?

      Happy Valentine Day to you, as well, my friend, and thank you for the uplifting Irish saying!

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      • Trump is a typical bully, he depends on his followers, the foundation, for his power… if you notice, when he is confronted, the first thing he does is get on his phone and contacts the foundation.. That same foundation is what elected those Republicans in office and to go against Trump would mean going against the foundation.. Look at what happened to those Republicans that dared challenge Trump, not in Washington, but at home with the foundation… 🙂

        The key and answer lies in the foundation itself… 🙂

        “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark, the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ( Plato)…. 🙂

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  5. NO, just NO … this is illegal, immoral, unconscionable, and a number of other adjectives I can think of once the steam stops coming out of my ears!

    It may indeed be immoral, unconscionable — or, to abbreviate, it is Republican. But I’m pretty sure that it is not illegal.

    In any case, the public — the voters — are the real jury. As a member of that Jury, I am leading toward finding many Republican senators to be guilty of aiding and abetting treason. I expect to deliver my jury conclusion in the 2022 elections.

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    • I am not a legal eagle, so I can’t say, but it seems to me that breaking their Oath of Office, setting aside their duty to the Constitution and the People of this nation, ought to be illegal. That said, you’re right … we are the ultimate jury and I hope people’s eyes open before November 2022 and they vote as many of these bastards out of office as possible! Sigh.

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  7. It’s a bit transparent they are trying to protect their delicate rear ends. Now some might say, this is understandable because of death threats etc, and there would be a whole generation of Ulster politicians on both sides of the community who would laugh, very hollowly and long with most democrats in both Congress and the Senate.
    And there is the bottom line, these guys no doubt have no qualms about sending members of the USA armed forces into danger.
    Either Spineless or still trying to keep the White hold on the USA.

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    • I think it’s both, Roger … they are spineless, and for some reason Donald Trump strikes fear into their jellyfish hearts, PLUS they are committed to “Make America White Again”, which seems to be what everything from the past 5 years has boiled down to. Donald Trump played to the fears of the white people, told them they were about to become a minority, told them that Muslims, Hispanics, and Blacks were evil and that he alone would ban Muslims, would build a wall to keep Latinos out, and would put Blacks “back in their place”. THAT is the basis of what’s wrong with this nation today and if I had the wherewithal, I would leave here tomorrow and spit on this country! Sigh … sorry … in a rabbit hole today.

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  8. You’re absolutely right Jill. WE will never forget this. How can those three idiots get away with talking to Trump’s lawyers? These traitors have absolutely no respect for the Constitution they have sworn to preserve and protect. Only when it suits them. I guess it doesn’t suit them now, does it?

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  9. Jill, the Trump Toadies can look the other way, they can say a former president need not be held accountable, but those who cared to watch know the Capitol insurrection would not have happened if Donald J. Trump was not president. He lied and continues to lie about massive voter fraud, so there is no remorse. He invited and funded the more zealous members of his base to DC. He stoked their fires, added gasoline and sicced them on the Capitol. And, people died and more could have.

    The argument that the trial is unconstitutional does not hold water. The message of that argument is a president can do any vile thing he wants if he does it close enough to win he leaves office. I am sorry, but that is BS. Seven people are dead because of this enfant terrible former president. And, what if the Trump Terrorists got to Mike Pence (or his family) or Nancy Pelosi?

    This most corrupt and deceitful of presidents in my lifetime, which was my opinion before the insurrection, is guilty as charged. That adds the word traitorous to the other two. Keith

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    • You’re so right, of course … under NO other president could this have taken place. And yet, the toadies in Congress are willing to give it a pass. WHY??? What hold does he continue to have on them? Every Constitutional Law scholar that I’ve heard has said that yes, the trial is within the parameters of the Constitution, but the defense has no valid argument, so this is their only hope. And now, they are trying to compare this to Black Lives Matter protests??? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. But what’s worse is that some 45% of the people in this nation still support the damn traitor! WHY???

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      • Jill, they bought into the con. It is easier to fool someone than convince him he has been fooled. As Rep. Liz Cheney said on Fox this past Sunday, Donald Trump is lying to Republicans. Yes, he is. Keith

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  10. From over here the criminal evidence against the organge monster looks utterly overwhelming. His only escape will be on grounds of some technicality or other, he’ll squirm out of it because of the deck being stacked in his favour.

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    • It is overwhelming, and the defense literally has no defense, so they are first trying to claim it is unconstitutional to try a former president on impeachment charges, and second trying to equate Trump’s treason to the mostly peaceful Black Lives Matter protests last summer that were more than justified. The Black Lives Matter movement was protesting against police killing unarmed Black people without cause, whereas Trump and his mighty minions were only protesting a fair and honest election that he lost. He will not be convicted by the Senate, but my hope is that investigations into some of his criminal behaviour, including the fact that his campaign PAID some of these terrorists in advance, will be fully investigated, which will lead to charges being brought, and while I know it’s a longshot, I hope he goes to prison for the rest of his life. Sigh.

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      • It’s a tad generous to label his violent mob of lunatics “protesters” in my opinion. I say this as a protestor. Those loons carried weapons and planned to assassinate politicians on that day. I would like to see them all tried and convicted without the word Protest or Protestor being used. They don’t deserve the title.

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        • Agreed, and I actually label them as ‘domestic terrorists’, for that is what they are/were. Add to that the fact that the organizers of that attack were paid in advance from Trump’s campaign funds, and … this was not some spur-of-the-moment thing, but a well-organized, well-funded attack against the very core of our system, the right to free and fair elections. It was an attempted coup.

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        • Same here … the picture of him in prison garb, being served really lousy food, and not having his gold toilet … it makes me smile! But, as you say, there will be trouble among his masses. But heck, if he died in his sleep of natural causes, they would riot, claiming some conspiracy theory that democrats slipped poisonous gas into the air ducts, or some such nonsense. It is just that — a fucking mess.

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  11. Apparently, a number of them(15 I heard) weren’t even in the courtroom yesterday. That’s bad. On the other hand, rumour has it that they’re worried they may be in trouble with a lot of voters if they don’t dump Trump. That would mean a guilty verdict surely?
    Cwtch

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    • And if they do Dump Trump they’ll be in trouble with their Base, who are more likely to act violently towards them. Catch 22 if you ask me. I would not want to be them right now, and they are them, because they chose to be. Chickens coming home to roast!

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    • That’s what I hear, too. Can you imagine a criminal trial … even a civil trial … where the jury just decides to go out for coffee instead of hearing the evidence??? I have heard similar, and have even heard that Moscow Mitch is still on the fence, but … I think there is less than a 1% chance of a conviction. I hope, though, that Georgia and New York prosecute him to the fullest, and that the Justice Department investigates those things we already know as well as those that we are likely to learn in the coming months, and charges him and sends his fat ass to prison! Oh — a side note — confirmation hearings for Merrick Garland are scheduled for February 22-23, with a vote expected on March 1st. Not much doubt that he will be confirmed.
      Cwtch

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