“I pray for the president of the United States. And I pray for the United States of America.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi uttered these words after Donald Trump threw a temper tantrum and stomped out of meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss a grand infrastructure deal. Trump was furious that shortly before the ill-fated meeting Pelosi had accused him of being engaged in a cover-up.
Trump drives some people to pray and others to curse, but it’s impossible to remain neutral about the most corrupt administration in history.
Allow me to parse Pelosi’s statement:
I take issue with the Speaker stating that she’s praying for the president of the United States, she should have said that she’s worried about the office of the president of the United States.
I refrain from referring to Trump as president, he’s not my president as he’s made it abundantly clear that he cares only about his base. He’s an illegitimate president who won the election with help from the Russians, and he’s never made the transition from firebrand populist campaigner to a statesman worthy of being called president.
I also take exception to Pelosi mixing religion and politics, doing so only further cheapens both corrupt institutions. I don’t believe in Trump’s border wall, but I do believe in the wall that separates church and state.
I don’t care if Pelosi, or any politician, prays to Jehovah, Lucifer or Tinky Winky, she would be well-advised to keep her religious sentiments to herself.
In these perilous times we need action, not thoughts and prayers, and the only action that makes any sense is impeachment. Pelosi is a master politician who knows how to get under Trump’s skin, the goal shouldn’t’ be to rattle the fucking moron, but to impeach him.
Pelosi calculates that if the House impeaches Trump, that the Senate would never remove him from office, and the controversy would only motivate his base and lead to his reelection.
Of course the Republican-led Senate would never remove him from office, but I doubt that his base can be any more motivated than they are now. If Trump shot Schumer in the well of the Senate, Republican Senators still wouldn’t impeach him and his base would still vote for him.
Trump must be impeached to demonstrate that no man is above the law, not even the president. He must pay a price for his high crimes and misdemeanors.