Sunday, March 05, 2017

Cover Up... Trump Is Melting Down


Andrea Mitchell spoke with Delaware Senator Chris Coons, a conservative Dem on both the Senate Foreign Relations and Judiciary committees. He thinks the FBI and/or other intelligence agencies have transcripts (and presumably tapes) that would serve as the proverbial smoking gun to end the national nightmare that a trump Regime would trigger. Remember, it's only been 5 or 6 weeks.

"There are transcripts," Coons told Mitchell Friday, "that provide very helpful, very critical insights into whether or not Russian intelligence and senior Russian political leaders, including Vladimir Putin, were cooperating, were colluding with the Trump campaign at the highest levels to influence the outcome of our election. If that information is stonewalled or hidden away and if we are not able to get that on the Senate Intelligence Committee, House Intelligence Committee, then I think that has real consequences for our democracy."

Rachel Maddow began her Friday show with a blockbuster report on the courageousness of someone few Americans have likely ever heard of, Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition figure running-- if he can-- against Putin for president. The whole 22 minutes clip is at the bottom and it's worth watching and listening to in its entirety. But I want to focus on just one small aspect, one that relates to our own situation we find ourselves in because there are enough morons in our country, who, like my brother-in-law, found their ways to a polling station and voted for the least qualified person to ever get elected to the presidency.
Who do you think is the richest man in the world? And if you ask somebody who's connected, who's worldly, who's been around, every single one of those people, every single time will give you the same answer. They will say, "the richest man in the world, obviously, in Vladimir Putin."

And on paper, that shouldn't be true, right? The salary of the Russian president is a fraction of what even the U.S president gets paid. Vladimir Putin has never had a job outside the Russian government. He's never had any disclosed business ties, any official investments we are allowed to know about. But, you know what? The whole 'oligarchs thing,' the whole conversion of all state run enterprises of the Communist Soviet Union... all those billions, even tens of billions of dollars that have moved in the past 20 years? Alllll of that money is believed to have gone, to some degree, through Vladimir Putin's pockets. He is widely believed by people in a position to know to be the richest man in the world-- and by a lot... all of that wealth has been stolen an/or extorted and/or kicked back to him over his 17 years in office running an increasingly autocratic Russian government.

Technically, yes, there's a Russian Parliament but it is like a vestigial organ at this point. Basically it's the adenoid of the Russian government; it's the tonsil. Technically there is also a court system in Russia. But you know what? That's Putin too.

Look at these two pieces of shit. They're not a check on Trump; they are his enablers, his conspirators. McConnell and especially Ryan are so excited to get their reactionary, backward anti-human agenda signed into law that they don't seem to care what deprecations the Trump Regime visits on our country.

Goal Thermometer I don't want to see another Civil War. I don't believe there is any way to avoid one and avoid a Trumpist take over of America-- on a kleptocratic/kakistocratic level of Russia-- that would avoid a Civil War. There is one thing and one thing only-- a 2018 take over of Congress by the Democrats. The horrible, lame, corporate-beholden, incompetent, venal, untrustworthy careerist Democrats. The only hope to stop Trumpism... that stinking pile of excrement led by the inept hands of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in Congress. But it's worth it to stop Trump. The candidates Blue America supports are not garden variety Democrats like the ones I just described. They're the good ones. They'll ameliorate the horror of going from Trump-- and Bannon and Miller and Sessions and Wilbur Ross and Gorka... and the generals-- to the party of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rahm Emanuel and Steny Hoyer. Want to help? The candidates you'll find by hitting the ActBlue thermometer ion the right have been vetted and are courageous and public service-minded. They're worth helping get elected to the House this year and next. Yeah... courageousness is important-- so, so important, so, again, watch the whole Maddow segment:

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At 7:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could not disagree more. *IF* the alternative to der fuhrer is unfettered corporate fascism... count me out.

We just saw why. The political left is a total vacuum. Nothing. All pols that the money allows to run via their enforcement by scummer/Pelosi/perez are feckless neoliberal neocon warmongering corporate fascists. And every time they gain a sliver of power, they betray the colossal morons who vote for THEM such that in the next cycle they lose again.

Every time they lose again, the character and temperament of those who fill the vacuum get dramatically worse. cheney was easily much worse than Reagan/bush and der fuhrer is orders of magnitude worse than cheney.

Civil war? We're already there... just not shooting yet... very much. But it will happen. It HAS to happen. There's far too much hate, fear and religiously delusional dogma on the right, and those guys never learn anything different. And the left is pretty damn tired of dealing with those evil, ignorant rubes and letting them poison the planet and humankind for everyone.

Something has to give.

Unless voters get their heads and both thumbs out of their asses and strangle the democrap party to death and form some kind of true left who will actually represent the "party" of FDR again.

But at this point, the right won't ever accept even a 75-25 majority. They have their racists in power to make America white again. And they'll never let go unless they are forced to... and that means blood. Lots of blood.

I can actually see bannon/miller/gorka/drumpf nuking an American city to keep power.

At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Hone said...

Trump is rubbing his hands together gleefully waiting to plunder the USA with his oligarch partners in crime. This aim would be true to who Trump is and has always been - he is beset on enriching himself by cheating those around him. And now he can steal billions upon billions from the USA! Putin can guide him, as he is an expert from doing this to Russia. And through the Cyprus bank that our new Commerce secretary was running with his oligarch pal. You know, the pal who paid Trump $100 mil for a property Trump had bought for $40 mil. So Trump is already knee deep in laundering Russian money, for his own enrichment. Treason, anyone? How about HIGH TREASON? Orange jumpsuits?

At 1:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF Trump really melts down, he'll be hidden away in the White House while Bannon takes over. The media will spin that Trump is so busy learning how to deal with the issues facing the nation that he doesn't even have time to tweet, and the vidiots will swallow every word Fox spews without chewing. And the Fourth Reich will march on in jack boots designed by Ivanka.

At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more unhinged this guy becomes, the more likely that pence can cajole the R majorities into supporting a 25th amendment action.

Would a president pence make anyone feel better?


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