Why Should We Have to Choose Between Two Senile Septuagenarians? To Hell With Trump and Biden!

People who haven’t been paying close attention to the Democratic presidential race remember Joe Biden as the goofy, gaffe prone and affable career politician who played the part of an elder stateman in contrast to the vibrant and young Barack Obama.

Most of us would have enjoyed drinking a beer and discussing 1970 American muscle cars with circa 2008 Biden, but the current iteration of Biden bears little resemblance to the Biden who palled around with Obama.

Biden’s behavior in this primary has been bizarre, erratic, disturbing and dare I say it, Trumpian? The deer in the headlights Biden is a disaster on the debate stage: he meanders into bizarre tangents, struggles to keep his dentures in place, and fights an epic battle to keep from stuttering. When he interacts with voters he veers from creepily familiar to wildly aggressive.

What do you do with the crazy uncle in the attic when you have guests over for dinner? You either tie him to his bed or pray that he won’t come down and spoil the festivities. Is it any wonder that Biden’s handlers have severely limited his campaign appearances and restricted his access to the press?

The electorate is desperate for a return to normalcy and respectability after four years of the chaos, corruption, and criminality of the Trump administration. Biden is as far from normalcy and respectability as a wilted head of cabbage and stale crackers are from a prime steak and lobster dinner. Voters aren’t going to exchange one weird-ass septuagenarian for another weird-ass septuagenarian.

Federal Judge Reminds Trump that Presidents Aren’t Kings

“Kicking off a frenzied half hour in Washington on Monday night, federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ordered McGahn to testify before the House of Representatives, which has been trying to force his appearance since April over Mueller’s findings that suggest Trump obstructed justice in the Russia investigation. Jackson dismissed the President’s claim that McGahn was subject to blanket immunity.
Getting right down to the basics that most Americans learn in school, the judge quoted Founding Fathers James Madison and Alexander Hamilton and French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville to explain the nature of the presidency.


‘Stated simply, the primary takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded American history is that Presidents are not kings’, Jackson wrote.”


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It’s Civics 101 that America is a democracy and not a monarchy or a theocracy, and the head of our government is a president elected by citizens and not a king born to the purple.

But Donald Trump is hazy about the concept of the Legislative and Judicial branches being coequal to the Executive, and he rules as if Congress has no oversight over his actions and the Judicial system has no power to interpret and clarify the law.

Trump’s sycophants, and by that I mean every member of his administration, do nothing to dissuade him from the notion that he’s not a king. In fact, they treat him as if he’s not just a king but a Messianic figure, a few of Trump’s evangelical cabinet members have called him the chosen one.

Trump has embraced the “chosen one” title, and he goes ballistic whenever anyone in his administration expresses the slightest reservation about any of his ludicrous comments or toxic tweets. Like any king worth his salt he demands unquestioned loyalty from his subordinates.

Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson curtly dismissed Trump’s claim that McGhan was subject to blanket immunity, reminding him that Presidents aren’t kings. Unfortunately, I don’t think Trump will be swayed by the judge’s ruling, in fact he will vilify her just as he has done with other judges who ruled against him.

As long as Trump is surrounded by aides who have yellow streaks down their backs and brown noses, he will continue to act as a monarch. If the stable genius isn’t impeached by the House and removed from office by the Senate, it’s incumbent on the electorate to kick him to the curb on November 2020.

If Only Donald Trump Had a Smidgen of the Intelligence and Loyalty of Conan the Hero Military Service Dog

President Donald Trump on Monday finally met Conan, a military service dog injured in the U.S. raid that resulted in the death of former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. After teasing for weeks that the Belgian Malinois would come to the White House, Trump introduced Conan to journalists during a surprise event in the Rose Garden. ‘So this is Conan. Right now probably the world’s most famous dog,’ Trump told reporters. ‘I learned a lot about this particular type of dog. It’s trained that, if you open your mouth you will be attacked. You want to be very, very careful.’

Time Magazine

Almost every president since time immemorial has kept a pet pooch at the White House. A president without a dog is as conspicuous as a president without a wife or a body man.

Donald Trump is conspicuous for many foul reasons, naturally we haven’t spent much time mediating why he doesn’t have a faithful canine by his side.

The stable genius probably figures: Mike Pence is more servile than any mutt, he’s always sniffing my butt and is quick to obey my every command, who needs a puppy?

You can’t argue with the reality that Pence is an obedient lap dog, but still I would feel better if Trump had a pooch around to calm his nerves so he wouldn’t be so reckless.

But I’m glad that for at least one day a dog, Conan the military service canine, was in the White House with Trump. I’m praying that at least a smidgen of Conan’s bravery and intelligence rubbed off on the fucken moron.

https://time.com/5739006/trump-conan-military-service-dog/

Melania Trump #BeBest and Condemn Your Husband’s Online Bullying

A trophy wife’s main responsibility is to dress stylishly, smile adoringly at her benefactor and keep her mouth shut unless her man is being criticized in which case, she is expected to defend him vehemently.

Donald Trump is a crude, vulgar, misogynist, racist and mean-spirited buffoon who is under constant criticism by just about everyone who isn’t on his payroll, but Melania rarely deigns to defend him.

I’m surprised Trump has traded in the former glorified escort for a younger model, but I guess he stays married to her because at least she doesn’t raise a peep about his serial philandering or any of his other vices.

A First Lady is expected to adopt a pet cause, and instead of choosing one like saving the whales, Melania’s Be Best campaign focus is on battling the scourge of online bullying.

Why Melania’s pet cause is fighting cyber bullying when her husband is the biggest cyber bully in the world is beyond me. You’d think she would have chosen a project that wouldn’t open her up to charges of cowardice and hypocrisy, considering she’s never castigated her husband for savaging people, especially women, online.

But now everyone is excoriating Melania for keeping silent when her husband attacked former Ukrainian ambassador Marie Yovanovitch on Twitter while she was testifying during the impeachment hearings.

I don’t expect Melania to get all legal on us and accuse Trump of witness intimidation, but the least she could do is gently chide him for disparaging a courageous woman and consummate professional who is guilty only of doing her patriotic duty.

Come on now Melania, Be Best!

Republican Senators Don’t Have Integrity and Courage to Remove Trump From Office

The publicly known facts about President Trump’s interactions with Ukraine support a case for impeachment based on abuse of presidential power. Abuse of power has been a constant theme in the Trump administration, the Ukraine bribery scandal is only the latest and most blatant example.

The transcripts released from key firsthand witnesses in the impeachment inquiry support a case for impeachment based on abuse of presidential power. The summary of the phone conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky clearly depicts a quid pro quo: Ukraine would receive military aid in exchange for investigating Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

This week the public phase of the impeachment hearings begin, and the electorate will hear from William Taylor the top diplomat in Ukraine, George Kent the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs and Marie Yovanovitch the former U.S ambassador to Ukraine. These three witnesses have already testified behind closed doors that Trump’s surrogates withheld military aid to Ukraine, that had been approved by Congress and vetted by the Department of Defense, until Ukraine agreed to investigate the Bidens and the ludicrous conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine and not Russia that interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

In a sane world facts would prevail and the impeachment hearings in the House would conclude with an overwhelming majority of Democrats and Republicans voting to impeach Trump based on presidential abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

But we don’t live in a sane world, and facts don’t matter, and the right-wing ecosystem of talk radio, Fox News and conservative web sites will create false narratives to protect Trump. They will create alternative facts and promulgate conspiracy theories that depict Trump as a patriotic and powerful president who is the victim of a witch hunt by socialist Democrats.

Truth will not prevail, at least not in the short term and although Trump will be impeached by the House he won’t be removed from office by the Republican-controlled Senate.

But we mustn’t become pessimistic and fatalistic, Republican senators don’t have the courage and integrity to remove Trump from office, but we the American public must kick him to the curb on November 2020.

Is There a Prayer Enough Republican Senators Will Do The Right Thing and Remove Trump From Office?

Even as polls show that support for Trump’s impeachment and removal from office is supported by over 50% of Americans and despite damaging new testimony almost every day in the impeachment inquiry, roughly 40% remain solidly on Trump’s side.

Trump finds himself on precarious ground with over 50% of registered voters supporting his eviction from the White House, but the president is betting that the rock solid support of his base will intimidate Republican senators from voting to remove him from office.

The buffoon’s solid core of supporters provides a political foundation that energizes him and inoculates him from criticism from political leaders, pundits and educators. I expect that as the impeachment drive heats up, Trump will be holding rallies every week.

Some patriots think that Trump will be impeached and removed from office only if he loses the support of his base and therefore they are imploring his hardcore supporters to accept the overwhelming mountain of evidence that the president is guilty of obstruction and abuse of power.

Unfortunately, Trump will never lose the support of his base, his base of white evangelicals has a religious devotion to him that isn’t shaken by facts or evidence.

The only hope for our democracy is that enough Republican senators will put our country over their party, and democracy over the zeal of white evangelicals, and do the right thing and remove the fascist from office.

Why Doesn’t Melania Defend Trump From Impeachment Charges?

Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned, and Donald Trump is tweeting frantically while the fires of corruption and chaos that he ignited and fanned encircle him ever more closely.

When President Bill Clinton was facing impeachment and removal from office, his ardent feminist wife stood by and defended her misogynist husband whose serial sexual harassment of women, culminating in his inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky led to his predicament.

Which leads me to ask, Where’s Melania? The first lady has studiously avoided answering any questions about the impeachment inquiry. If she plans on helping her husband, now is the time. If she’s going to expend her political capital, now is the time to speak out on behalf on her husband.  

When Melania visited Capitol Hill on her own last week for the first time since entering the White House, she avoided answering any impeachment questions.

Melania has made the coldhearted calculation that her bottom line (her net financial worth) wont’ change if her spouse is impeached and removed from office.

A trophy wife is expected to smile, look pretty and offer vacuous compliments on behalf of her better half, she isn’t expected to offer a robust intellectual defense when her husband gets in trouble.

We may not hear much from Melania, even when he faces removal from office I the Senate.

Only 10 Black Students Invited to Trump’s Speech at a Black College

It’s axiomatic that Donald Trump is a blatant racist, everyone is familiar with his countless racist words and actions that span decades. Even some of Trump’s most ardent supporters will stipulate that he’s a racist, in fact this see his bigotry as part of his charm.

Cadet Bone Spurs is as much of a coward as he is a racist, naturally I was shocked that he had the gonads to deliver a speech at the historically black Benedict College. Trump is anathema to most African Americans, and I’d never thought I would see him play Daniel in the Lion’s Den by speaking to an audience of black college students.

It turns out that the hero of Charlottesville agreed to speak at the historically black college because students were instructed to remain in place or leave campus during his speech. They were essentially sheltering in place in their dormitories like you would during a disaster, and in a way, it makes sense because there’s no bigger disaster than Trump.

The black college students were replaced by Trump-friendly Uncle Toms and other supporters of the racist-in-chief, and it wasn’t surprising that he received a rousing reception.

There were more black students protesting outside the venue than there were inside the auditorium listening to Trump babble incoherently.

There’s a lot more anti-Trump than pro-Trump black people, and if America wasn’t still such a racist country, there would be a hell of a lot of more anti-Trump white folks as pro-Trump white folks.

Donald Trump Tweets ‘Impeach the Pres’ Amen!

“Just out: MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS AT THE HIGHEST POINT EVER, EVER, EVER! How about saying it this way, IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! Also, MORE PEOPLE WORKING TODAY IN THE USA THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY! Tough numbers for the Radical Left Democrats to beat! Impeach the Pres.”


Donald Trump tweet

Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is a toxic cesspool of narcissism, obscenity, buffoonery, racism and deceit, but every once once in a blue moon a kernel of truth is embedded in the crap emanating from his diseased mind.

On Tuesday the stable genius signed off a rambling message about the US median income with the tagline “Impeach the Pres.” Trump has basically impeached himself by publicly calling on China to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, and maybe this was a Freudian slip, and not sarcasm. Could it be that deep inside Trump realizes that he’s committed a litany of crimes and ethical lapses worthy of impeachment?


Spineless Republican congressional leaders are terrified to speak truth to power and criticize any of Trump’s impeachable offenses, and they don’t make a move unless they are convinced that that fearless leader would approve. Inadvertently or otherwise Trump has given them the opening to call for his impeachment, or to at least call him out for his treasonous behavior.

“Impeach the Pres.” is a chant that should be repeated on Twitter and other social media platforms, cable TV news outlets, blog posts by Democrats, Independents and Republicans.

The electorate should shout out “Impeach the Pres” until the House approves articles of impeachment, and the Senate removes Trump from office.

AOC Owns Trump on Twitter

President Donald Trump who is facing impeachment, a pending recession, and a world in turmoil, fired off a storm of tweets lashing out at AOC, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and the media.

“AOC is a Wack Job”, Tweeted Trump, oblivious to the irony that for a president to unleash a tweet storm while the country is going to hell in a handbasket is the very definition of a “wack job.”

This tweet illustrates that the stable genius is a master of projection, he never fails to accuse his opponents of the moral, intellectual and physical failings that he’s guilty of. Thus, the pathological liar christens Sen. Ted Cruz “Lyin’ Ted” and the treasonous Putin-worshiping commander-in-chief accuses Schiff of treason.

When you are known simply by an acronym for the initials of your name you’re a rock star, and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is a genuine rock star. Trump can’t stand the fact that a 29-yearl old Latina congresswoman elicits more respect and admiration that him and he demeans and ridicules her whenever he gets a chance.


AOC demonstrated that she has more wit in her pinkie than the bloated Trump does in his entire body by responding to Trump’s offensive tweet with this rejoinder:


“Better than being a criminal who betrays our country.”