• This is tear-rany

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    I am crying for my country.

    Thomas Jefferson discussed “every form of tyranny over the mind of man” — describing oppressive power as an example of tyranny.

    That’s where my beloved country finds itself, after such a very short time. Not only are there often tears in my eyes, but most of the world is incredulous, is bleeding for our once-proud heritage.

    One of Webster’s definitions is “the office, authority, and administration of a tyrant.”

    In all fairness to Trump, it’s been going on longer than the last seven weeks.

    For instance, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan were tyrants when they refused to act upon Merrick Garland for Antonin Scalia’s vacant Supreme Court seat. That despicable act, or lack thereof, followed McConnell and John Boehner stating publicly that their number one goal was to make President Obama fail. That makes them tyrants, if not treasonous dogs.

    But, that aside, let’s focus on current events:

    • Attacks on judges
    • Attacks on a Blue Star family
    • An attack on a disabled reporter
    • A well-defined misogynist, and his attacks on women
    • An attack on 44, an outright lie, accusing him of a felony
    • “Mexico is going to pay for the wall. Trust me.”
    • Divest from his businesses?
    • Going to release his tax returns? Changed his mind.
    • No vacation or playing golf?
    • American steel to build the DAP and other pipelines?
    • The leader-in-chief of the attack on 44’s birthplace
    • Attacking some of the greatest, albeit imperfect, news organizations in the world
    • Insulting Germany; attacking British intelligence, trying to trap them in the web he weaved when he (always) practiced to deceive
    • Attacking Congress folks who do not support his health non-plan, threatening them like a bully
    • No cuts to social security or Medicare?
    • No communications with Russian goverment?
    • Obamacare replacement would cover more people at lower cost?

    The list goes on and on. LOTUS is my favorite acronym, methinks: Liar Of The United States. There are other nicknames, of course. Humpty Trumpty. Drumpf. Faux Prez.

    It’s a nightmare of epic proportions, and it’s one of the saddest thing I have witnessed in my 62 years. George W. Bush and Dan Quayle look like Einsteins by comparison.

    Talk has turned to charges of treason over the Russian ties.

    No.

    Treason is outlined specifically in the Constitution. People can only be charged with treason during a war officially declared by Congress, and it requires two eyewitnesses.

    Period.

    So, that’s not an avenue for us to correct this ship that has become the post-iceberg Titanic.

    Espionage? Maybe.

    The manipulation of an election, and the attacks on one of our two major parties, is an assault on our very foundation, the very core of our existence.

    Those defending the Orange-utan, point out that 44 went to the UK to lobby in favor of the European Union, and what happened during our election/campaign is the same thing. Bullshit. The European Union has very significant impact/affect on the United States, and we have a vested interest in it functioning, no matter the format, or what it’s called.

    Openly travelling and making speeches is not espionage, not at all — it’s called “open government.”

    Are there other avenues besides espionage? Probably.

    CyberCrime. Perhaps it’s identity theft. In the spirit of Watergate, is this virtual burglary? Sounds like it, but I don’t know the legal definition of burglary. Are fiber optics “pipes” plumbing? And, do we, perhaps, once again have plumbers at work?

    I dunno.

    Or is it fraud, when you set up a lying Auto-Response-Bot, representing itself as something it’s not?

    This is not a Republican/Democrat divide. I never wanted this guy to fail, and we are certainly justified in treating him like crap because of the way Obama was treated, including the Merrick Garland debacle. It’s not about that at all.

    No. This is about simply noticing what the man has said, versus what he has done, or is doing. He pulled the wool over so many people’s eyes — seniors, coal miners, pipeline workers, healthcare recipients, Social Security and Medicare recipients; the list goes on ad nauseum.

    I certainly thought that Jeb Bush was going to be the GOP nominee, and I was not at all dismayed like I am now. I think he would have been pretty good, a smarter, more moderate version of his brother — and more like his father.

    So, how does this all end, anyway? Of course, I have my preference.

    If the campaign is guilty as charged, the buck stops at the top. Trump. Pence.

    We have to get them both, and put Paul Ryan in charge.

    I never thought I would say that, but there it is. Ryan’s a conservative, and a little wacko, but he’d be a huge improvement over what we have now. He can compromise, he can lobby, he can be satisfied with getting some of his agenda passed, and saving some things for another day. He’s not foolishly stupid in thinking he’s going to get 100 percent of anything.

    So, elevate the Speaker of the House? It’s one option.

    I suppose a case can be made for a special election, although there is no Constitutional provision for that, and I’m not sure if it would be deemed legal. The great thing about impeaching the Anemic Duo, and finding them guilty, would be that there is no SCOTUS review — it would be the final word.

    Amen.


      • Judy Case

      • March 25, 2017 at 10:25 am
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      Very well said. Thank you for putting to words what so many of us are feeling. I received a Survey from my party yesterday, about the state of the country and how Cheeto is doing. I set about to answer it the best I could with out getting emotional…I can tell you failed miserably. I was angry, dumbfounded and in tears by the end of this survey



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