Saturday, June 08, 2019

Make A Wish-- Any Wish... As Long As It's About Trump


"Do you want to see the president of the United States in jail?" That's the question Wolf Blitzer asked Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT). Himes didn't answer by disputing that Trump isn't a legitimate president who wasn't elected but was placed in the Oval Office by a hostile power. Instead he made a little joke by saying "the lizard brain that I have hope that bad things happen to this man because he is so destructive to our republic, to the concept of democracy, to the concept that internationally we are a 'light unto the nations.' Yes, I have my emotional reactions." He then reminded Blitzer that "we are a nation of laws."

I asked my twitter followers a slightly different question-- and left Trump out because I knew he would have gotten 100% of the votes:

And by the way, Himes hasn't publicly called for Trump's impeachment yet. But Fox and other right-wing media outlets are already attacking him. A former colleague of his, Alan Grayson, came to his defense. "It’s completely ridiculous for Fox 'News' to be attacking anyone for saying what is painfully obvious: that the President has committed crimes, and that he, like every other criminal, belongs in prison. Why is Michael Cohen in prison now for crimes that Trump ordered him to commit, and Trump is not? Next, Fox News will be attacking the boy in the Hans Christian Andersen story who observed that the emperor had no clothes. Or, Fox News can try to do what the Armenian king Tigranes did, according to Plutarch: 'The first messenger, that gave notice of Lucullus’s coming was so far from pleasing Tigranes that, he had his head cut off for his pains.'"

Poetic license
Which brings us to the Republicans' clownish, frothing-at-the-mouth Judiciary Committee's ranking member, Doug Collins (R-GA). He had a bee in his bonnet yesterday, not over impeaching or jailing Señor Trumpanzee, but because the Democrats on the committee want to question William Barr, who has been consistently lying to protect Trump. He told Fox News that the Democrats "are just so blinded by rage at what's going on with this administration that they are willing to make false accusations [unintelligable] that's where the breakdown in honesty with the American people and Congress has got to get better. They need to be working on immigration and trade deals, and what the American people need. Not this continual attack on the president... The ones who need to be scared are the corrupt cabal of Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, James Comey and others. They're out there trying to rehabilitate themselves because I don't think they want looked into-- what they did... I don't want to blanket the entire FBI or even the entire DOJ with the wrongdoings of some very wrong-minded, corrupt individuals who decided on their own that they were going to take things into their own hands... Democrats have gotten way over their skis and promising their rabid base who doesn't like the president... at the same time, they much rather would focus on this because they have no legislative agenda, We've seen five and have months of absolute nothing but pandering to the left base, so now they are having that as a problem, and also the problem of their whole house of cards on what the president did coming apart as well." One has to wonder if he managed that all on his own or the White House sent it over for him to regurgitate.

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At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"we are a nation of laws."

Not since 11/22/63.

At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are a nation that HAS laws. but we've been ignoring the inconvenient ones for a very long time.

Collins was not all that wrong about the democraps. Just because he's playing the part of Julius Streicher doesn't mean he's TOTALLY full of shit.

I find it telling that DWT implys that Collins is an insane zealot and that what he says about the democraps is, therefore, not true.

makes DWT also very zealous but from the opposite perspective.

Balance and truth would be much better. And it would thoroughly damn the democraps as well as the Nazis... wouldn't it? and, yeah, I know you'll delete this for my pointing this out.


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