It is about time for the MSM to define what “our shared values” means. What are these mythical “values” by which we live?
Think about that as I flesh out this post.
Let us not pretend that what Pres. Trump is doing is important or not……after all the Constitution is just a piece of paper that means all things to all people and NO one has any idea what the document actually says…other than guns are allowed and I have free speech and can go to church….beyond that it is a political prop that means little.
Then there is the lie the fantasy of bi-partisanship from our past….not happening people….once in awhile a couple of politicians get together and agree on a single issue and we are told that a new age of bi-partisanship could be on the horizon.
We are told that this age of division of our society is not us….that we are better than the vitriol that is spewed by politicians, journalist and people alike…..I say we are not. This is the nation we have made and it will take too much work for the population to really care.
38% of the public will support Trump and his issues blindly….it has nothing to do with party affiliation…..it has everything to do with the simmering resentments that have been allowed to boil over and create a country that some of us are ashamed of…..that racism has always been there just they were held up in the past and that kept them simmering and then in the 1990s the simmering became a boil and with Trump it boiled over into mainstream.
That 38% will never conform to the ideals that this country was founded on…..founded on?…there is a term that means NOTHING as well in these days of tribalism.
Trump’s lies have been brought to light and the campaign of BS has started to obfuscate the facts……his economic message is a lie, his foreign policies are based on flattery, immigration policies are based on racism….all his lies are golden as along as he keeps brown people out of the supermarkets.
Pundits are surprised at this turn in our attitudes……why? Those attitudes have been there from the beginning and hidden now they have become acceptable and they came out of the shadows to mainstream.
STOP using “better angels”……those days are gone we now operate on our “Bitter Angels”.
Do you think with the defeat of Trump in 2020 things will change?
The political cowards have illustrated how to deal with DC and the Congress…the precedent has been set….the worms are out of that damn can……
Go ahead and impeach Trump! What will that accomplish?
Without the Senate he will remain and spin the impeachment as a good thing for him and his 38% of the country will nod incessantly and the crap will continue…..another waste.
Pundits go on and on about the Repubs that are secretly embarrassed by Trump and his antics…..I disagree……the GOP will NEVER be embarrassed by Trump because his policies are their policies…..words are cheap, actions speak volumes and the GOP is but a murmur barely audible of its former self.
Better Angels My Ass!
WE can say one thing for sure…this country is truly in the middle of a Constitutional crisis……
President Donald Trump and his administration will not participate in the Congressional impeachment inquiry, the White House announced Tuesday, setting up a constitutional crisis in the conflict between two ostensibly co-equal branches of government.
“There is no legal basis for Trump’s position,” tweeted NBC analyst Katie Phang. “Hard stop.”
“The Trump administration’s flat refusal to cooperate with congressional oversight is, itself, impeachable,” tweeted Vox‘s Ezra Klein.
The news sparked a call from Credo Action co-director Heidi Hess for immediate impeachment.
“It’s absolutely outrageous that Donald Trump sent a letter to Congress informing them that he is above the Constitution and every law in America,” said Hess. “House Democrats need to move immediately and use all the power at their disposal to compel testimony and delivery of documents, hold administration officials accountable for their contempt of Congress, and draft articles of impeachment that span all of Trump’s crimes.”
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