Franklin Graham Compares 10 Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump to Judas Iscariot

“Shame, shame on the ten Republicans who joined with @SpeakerPelosi & the House Democrats in impeaching President Trump yesterday. After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back & betray him so quickly? What was done yesterday only further divides our nation.”

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Rev. Franklin Graham, the head of the non-profit Samaritan’s Purse, has been a steadfast supporter of President Donald Trump. He has stood by the short-fingered vulgarian’s side throughout every credible allegation of sexual assault, every outrageous lie, every racist comment and every other toxic word and action that’s antithetical to the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

On January 6, 2020 millions of Americans were sickened when they witnessed Trump incite his followers to break down the doors of the Capitol and commit unspeakable crimes of murder, vandalism, theft and mayhem.  I was so outraged that I wrote several essays condemning the insurrection, wanton violence and obscenely unchristian behavior, but Graham mildly rebuked Trump, saying:

“I don’t think it was the president’s finest moment.”

I am hardly surprised that Graham likened the 10 Republican representatives who voted to impeach Trump to Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ in exchange for 30 pieces of silver. Where we see profiles in courage, Graham sees apostates who fail to recognize Trump as a messianic figure who can do no wrong.

On “Fox and Friends Weekend”, Graham asserted that only God can address the problems that America currently faces. I can bullshit on that assertion! It’s up to all Americans, believers and unbelievers alike, to acknowledge and address the problems facing America.

And Trump is the biggest problem facing America, and I applaud the ten Republican congresspersons who voted to impeach him. Trump isn’t the only problem facing America, white evangelical ministers who support the fascist-in-chief are complicit in his crimes, and we must condemn them in no uncertain terms.

The MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell Still Hugging Trump as Warmly as He Hugs His Pillow

The business community isn’t waiting for the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump, they have already rendered their verdict that the inciter-in-chief is an existential threat to our democracy and the rule of law, and they have determined that business can’t flourish under the rule of a tyrant.

The Trump brand is toxic and major corporations are severing their ties with the Trump organization. From JPMorgan Chase to Marriott, financial institutions have stopped donating to the GOP, and especially the congresspersons and senators who incited the MAGA crowd to desecrate the citadel of American democracy, the Capitol.

Mike Lindell, the CEO OF MyPillow never got the memo, he attended the January 6 pro-Trump rally before the insurrectionists marched to the Capitol, and he continues to vehemently defend the disgraced president.

Instead of cutting ties with the toxic president The MyPillow guy is steal offering the discount code “FightFor Trump”. This was the war cry of the Nazis, QAnon cultists, white evangelicals, militia members and other assorted riff-raff who attacked the Capitol and attempted to destroy our democracy.

Since the siege, Lindell has appeared on right-wing cable networks to spread the malicious and blatantly false lies that the pro-Trump rioters were “very peaceful” and that antifa members dressed up as MAGA faithful were responsible for the violence, vandalism and destruction.

Trump will be impeached by the House today, and hopefully he will be removed by the Senate in short order. But not only must we cut off the head of the snake, we must also exterminate all the rats like Lindell who worshiped the snake from the pit of hell.

Without Twitter Donald Trump is an Emasculated Despot

Donald Trump was a prolific poster on Twitter before he was elected president of the United States. As a private citizen he exploited the social media platform to express his racist views and to initiate online feuds with celebrities for publicity and his own perverse amusement.

Trump ramped up his abuse of Twitter when he became president, using it as his primary way of communicating with his base and as a tool to intimidate reluctant Republicans from dissenting from Trumpism.

On January 8, 2021 Twitter finally permanently banned his account, but only after he used it to whip his followers into a frenzy of violence and insurrection.

Trump insurrectionists desecrated the temple of American democracy: murdering a police officer, committing multiple acts of vandalism, burglary and violence, smearing feces on the walls and urinating on the halls, and hunting down, with the intent of executing, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence.

The defiled, desecrated and despoiled Capitol building is a metaphor for how Trump employed Twitter to destroy democracy and civil discourse.

Without access to his Twitter feed Trump has been rendered mute; he’s hiding out in the White House while members of his administration resign in protest and an increasing number Republican congressional leaders repudiate him.

Trump is a corrupt, racist, incompetent, amoral and authoritarian buffoon, and his administration would have ended in American carnage without Twitter as one of his most potent weapons to destroy democracy.

But his access to social media platforms to spread wild conspiracy theories, incite his cult-like followers and attack defenders of liberty and democracy was a turbo boost for his nihilist agenda.

Going forward social media sites must clamp down on twisted individuals, especially politicians, who use their lies to spread conspiracy theories, insurrection and racism. We must stop the rise of another Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Impeached

DONALD TRUMP IMPEACHED

For every patriot who believes in the rule of law, common decency and cherishes the Constitution there will be no sweeter headline for the duration of Trump’s tenure, whether it’s one or five more years.

Of course, the Republican-led Senate won’t remove Trump from office and he will campaign falsely bragging that he’s been exonerated by Congress, nevertheless he’s been indelibly stained by the impeachment process.

Even if the stable genius discovers a cure for cancer and convinces Kim Jong Un to denuclearize, when Satan finally takes him home to hell the first paragraph of his Wikipedia page and the first paragraph of his obituary will mention that he was impeached.

Being impeached won’t change Trump’s behavior in the slightest, he will continue to trample the Constitution, viciously attack his political opponents on Twitter and cozy up to dictators and insult our allies. Trump will continue to be Trump until he’s dead.

But he might as well trade in his MAGA hat for a hat with the Scarlet Letter “I” for Impeached. I have always refrained from calling Trump “President Trump”, because he’s not the president of all Americans, he cares only about his base. Now I can refer to him as the “Impeached President.”

There has never been an impeached president who ran for reelection, let’s hope that this will be too high of a hurdle, even for Teflon Don, and that he will go down to an ignoble defeat.

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