Politically, it also does not matter if the Democrats are ever successful at acquiring these documents. For every objection and every motion to quash and indeed every tweet decrying the injustice of it all and how it is just “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT” or a “WITCH HUNT”, for every attempt at obstruction; the President looks more Nixonian, more corrupt and more guilty to the typical American voter.
Except for the chorus of insufferable bloviation from right-wing commentators who somehow believe this all but assures Trump’s victory in 2020. This is laughable on its face. Trump’s claim of vindication does not change a damn thing about the following:
The shutdown taught many of us how much we actually need the government, but we need it to function properly. We need it to be properly funded, and we need it to be properly led.
This week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated he would not send a bill to the President, unless the President signals in advance that he will sign it.
Donald Trump may have promised us that he has “the best words” but he apparently forget to mention that those words are often jumbled up they make no sense at all. Seriously, this guy has served up enough word salad to provide the entire country with enough dietary fiber to ensure a decade’s worth of healthy bowel movements.
This op-ed does not constitute loyal opposition, nor does it represent patriotic intent. It is, if legitimate, a confession of sedition and implication of co-conspirators. It will be used by the Trump administration to justify new, abrupt and draconian measures to silence dissent both within and outside of the White House, no different than the Reichstag Fire was used by the Nazi Party to do the same. The constant mantra of the media being the “enemy of the people” which Trump has been chanting since the nascent days of his administration, now has even greater salience within his core of followers and catamites within congress.
Yesterday, on Twitter and presumably in person to everyone he met, President Trump promoted the results of a Rasmussen Poll which, on the surface, showed a 50% approval rating.
Does Putin think we are that stupid? Are we to believe him and not our own eyes? It is fully within Putin’s character to lie easily and without compunction. As a former spymaster and KGB agent, he has been well trained to do just that.
If you are pissed off about something going on in the world today you can most likely blame it on Ronald Reagan, directly or tangentially.
The United States is currently a kakistocracy… Trump, as President, is an outcome of a process that was started decades ago, but that is the subject of another article for a later date. I am going to blame the Senate, the Republican Party, and the right-wing media for this state of affairs.