Our Republic Is At Risk
We have stepped fully through the Looking Glass. Trump, the Murdoch family with Fox News, and bizarre right wing sites funded by cranky billionaires are leading a small but well armed group of Americans toward what Trump himself calls a "Civil War." This is all extraordinarily dangerous, In ways we have not seen in this country since the 1850s.
If Republican lawmakers do not step up and stop this, our country may well be torn apart in almost unimaginable ways.
So if the current POTUS can be characterized as an adolescent bully, then his reply to all the current verbiage about his interaction with Ukraine’s president is a felony, is a predictable reaction: it will be similar to “say’s who, bring ‘em on, so I can fight them too”. Which brings me to this question: who were the authors of the CFR who wrote the sections on grounds for impeachment? Provide those names and dates, and their political party affiliations. Don’t just say “the framers of the US Constitution,” provide the names throughout history who have affirmed this point of view that is now part and parcel of our federal law. Surely we can locate the names of the Senators and Congressmen who wrote (edited and voted on) these sections. Only when you provide a bully and his crowd of supporters with a higher authority (name, date, place in history) will he be quiet, and only then will his supporters have the evidence they need to walk away and remove their support for his behavior. Think about this approach. I am a retired school psychologist and with 38 years of professional experience dealing with out of control and hard to teach children. This method works with people of all ages, even those who have not completely matured into adulthood.
The root of all this manic obsessive behavior by Trump and his band of sycophants lies with Putin.. Putin and his team developed Trump as an asset long before he decided to run for President by exploiting Trump's narcissism, greed and especially his obsessions with screwing his deal partners. The hook was baiting him with the Moscow Trump Tower. Enabling Trump to hold his Miss Universe Pageant in Russia gave Putin yet another psychological hook to exploit the misogyny and sexual fantasies of the Orange one. The Russians (via oligarchs and downright gangsters) built a trust relationship with Trump in money laundering, bank fraud, and tax evasion schemes.
When Trump became a serious candidate in the 2016 Presidential race he became the gift that keeps on giving.
It is well known that Trump has an obsessive hatred for Hillary Clinton and here too Putin could attest that he despised her as well. You may remember the several off the record conversations that the two have had after the exposure of Russian interference by virtually every intelligence organization of the United States.
Putin can be credited for planting the utter fantasy in Trump’s head that the Ukraine joined with the HRC campaign (and the “Deep State” allies) to attack Trump in 2016.
It sounds absolutely ludicrous on the face of it, but remember Putin was a highly trained agent of the KGB where working as asset to willingly do your bidding is the name of the game. Remember, George Bush looked into Putin’s eyes and “saw his soul” as a man of truth and integrity.
Thus we are today witnessing the manic obsessive building of the counter narrative Trump so desperately needs to prove that he is indeed the victim of a massive conspiracy. More importantly, this narrative will be the rationale for following Trump’s refusal to leave office when he clearly loses the 2020 election
Here’s hoping that Schiff and his team can produce lots and I mean lots of factual evidence of Trump’s corruption and yes, his being made a Putin puppet