The short remarks (10 minutes in length) by Mueller were
decisive and on point and, as always, a respecter of the
limiting process he was laboring under insofar as he was
constrained by policy from indicting a sitting president.
Mueller took off his “handcuffs” long enough to shout in
whispers that his committee did not vindicate the president
from a finding that he committed crimes while in office, but
he would leave that verdict to a recalcitrant Congress that
is gun shy of pulling the impeachment inquiry trigger.
There is no way that any person with two operating
brain cells could take from his statements that, if Mueller
had his way, Trump would be indicted on several counts of
criminal activity regarding the obstruction of justice.
Even the hardened and conscience-seared press
secretary, Sarah Huckebee Sanders could not put firetruck
red lipstick on this pig and take it to the prom!
Nancy Pelosi, the extremely confident and able Speaker
of the House, will have to take a monster dose of caffeine
and steel herself for the pending fury that will engulf her
if she tries to mollify more members of her caucus who see
an impeachment inquiry as the only means by which Trump can
be brought to task to atone for his many sins.
The nation is in a moral dilemma. On one hand, you have
those who see the miscreant Trump as thumbing his nose at
decades of acceptable presidential protocol and conduct
establishing how one acts as a president.
On the other hand,
you have those who believe impeachment, although worthy and
righteous, would only further divide the nation and with the
very clear reality that a GOP-controlled Senate would not,
as the jury, convict him of crimes committed while in
If one takes the high road and votes that the interest
of the country takes clear precedent over party politics,
then an impeachment inquiry is the only remedy to rectify
the obnoxious abuses that Trump gladly puts the nation
I ran off a copy of volume two of the Mueller Report
and, in my opinion, the findings of obstruction (maybe not
all of them) yell and point a bony finger at Trump and the
ways he has “slime balled” the Oval Office with his
delusions that he is some type of autocrat-in-training who
is untouchable by the laws of the land.
Of course, there are those who have the opinion that we
should wait until the results of the 2020 election and, if
Trump wins, proceed to impeachment but, if he loses, indict
But what about now? How morally long can you allow an
unindicted co-conspirator to mock and prance around and
throw sand into your face before you must reach out and
discipline the errant bully child?
If Trump is mocking the Democrats to impeach him, it is
because he remembered that when former president Bill
Clinton was impeached, his poll numbers went up!
Trump needs a boost in his poll numbers to win in 2020 and
being impeached would be his ticket to winning.
Regardless of the politics involved, Nancy Pelosi and
the nervous Democrats need to bite the bullet, put on their
big boy pants and take on this toxic president and the swamp
creatures that he has populated his cabinet without a care
that they are remotely competent (Ben Carson or Betsy DeVos
Even if the Democrats impeach and the Senate judges
Trump not guilty, the Democrats would get the glory for
being willing to fight for the rule of law as opposed to be
viewed as whiny political cowards worried only about their
seats in 2020.
An impeachment inquiry can serve as a cleansing of the
Oval Office and would educate the American public on basic
Constitutional Principles 101and with a focused narrative of
Trump’s criminal behavior, people would, it is hoped,
understand the scope and depth of the criminality of the
president that would warrant his removal from office.
The Democrats must stop listening to polls to tell them
what is right. What is right is to impeach an arrogant,
malignant narcissist who lies as easily as people blink.
Trump has Pied Pipered both the GOP and Attorney General
William Barr. For reasons unknown to sane people, they have
fallen under his spell and the fear of his tweet machine.
No courage. No guts. The GOP is behaving like pitiful
blind sheep in lockstep with a blustery moron who cares only
about himself and his brand.
The Democrats need to pay for a national two-day town
hall on this crisis and engage the American people with
indisputable facts about his criminal acts and his coverups.
To allow Trump to continue to flaunt his criminal
behavior is a shameless reflection on a Democratic Party
that is anxious about its political future. For one, this
“ain’t” about politics but about righting a listing ship,
the US Constitution. History will award kudos to the party
or persons who are willing to stand in the gap and pronounce
a political equivalent of an Ichabod! on the White House.
Any further delay in starting as least an impeachment
inquiry would only embolden Trump to continue to star in is
own play in which he is the supreme emperor who wears no
clothes and no one around him has the moral guts to tell him
that his hiney is hanging way out in the wind.
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