We are witnessing the most significant event in 45 years since most of us were born, and each of us will have a role to play.
Never has a president created the drama of the current events all at one time:
- FBI raids his attorney’s office
- The Russian conspiracy continues
- Speaker of The House jumps ship
- Stormy Daniels suit is alive
- The march to war with Syria (and Iran).
If he can keep the drama going, we lose focus on the real issues.
I often remember a quote from President Harry Truman, “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.”
This so-called-president can demolish everyone in his path except Stormy Daniels and Russian President Putin, but we’ve seen this before. As Trump continues the charade, we see him imitating Joe McCarthy of the 1950s.
McCarthy had control of the nation by accusing most everyone of being a communist sympathizer. Everyone was afraid to confront him because they risked being neutralized. Even Presidents Truman and Eisenhower walked on eggshells. Trump was able to destroy 16 campaign opponents using a similar technique.
ON GUARD EVERYONE
Today, our politicians walk on eggshells. Why? If they are neutralized or destroyed, their viability becomes minimized. So, we are witnessing a replay of Watergate.
In 1972, Nixon demolished George McGovern winning 49 states. He was on a roll but had a burr in his saddle with the “third-rate burglary” of Watergate that occurred in the ‘72 campaign. In May 1973, a special prosecutor (Cox) was assigned to the case that had been filed. The more Nixon and his co-conspirators wiggled to try to make the case go away, the more that was to uncover. Think, Robert Mueller.
I think most people would agree that Nixon would not have been impeached based on “third-rate burglary.” It was the cover-up that got him; that required a great deal of time to process while senators continued a wait-and-see attitude. Early on, the votes just weren’t there for impeachment. Fortunately, the Democrats had the majority, but it wasn’t enough.
As the noose was tightening, Nixon fired Cox in October 1973, something Trump is still exploring. The firing of Cox precipitated the “Saturday Night Massacre” whereby Nixon had to fire the Attorney General and others until he could find a person to use the hatchet. Today, Trump will likely have to fire even more people in the line of succession to accomplish his goal of getting control of the Department Of Justice.
The pressure continued for another ten months. Finally, when Sen. Goldwater met with Nixon and advised him that the votes just aren’t there for acquittal, Nixon chose to resign. Today, many senators have silently indicated that firing Mueller would speed them to impeachment.
But today, a slander campaign against the Department of Justice ( FBI, Mueller, et al.) was started by a Trump affiliate. They have a full-time staff and mega funding. Now that Trump has total control over the three branches of government, impeachment is our last defense against a dictator and a fascist government.
ALL HANDS ON DECK!
Rich Meyer, Blogger & Author.
First of all, I hate Trumps; the whole family. All the insults, the disrespect, the election help from Russia, the constant lies. Especially the lies. Why can’t we have a Pres. who cares for all the people. No lies!!
There is no cure for malignant narcissism. He’s destroying the middle class, is an extreme racist and Trump only cares about Trump. He appears to be illerate, also unable to read more than three words at a time off a TelePrompTer (something he said he would never use!) His only objective is to destroy Obama’s legacy and appears to knows nothing about running our once great country. The man can’t even read a briefing unless it’s in big letters, short and with pictures! Anxiously awaiting midterms.
Thanks, Valerie, I tend to agree with you, but the challenge still lingers. I think sociopath may be more fitting. We definitely need all the king’s men and all the queen’s women to
Vote in November… that includes every Millennial, and that may not be enough.
His constant bad mouthing of everyone is embarrassing. It shows a total lack of respect and is just plain childish and tactless behavior. He is like a “schoolyard bully”. He has an extremely small vocabulary. It’s confusing and uncomfortable to listen to him try to string together sentences to form a coherent thought. I have heard a long list of lies from him as he says what he thinks people want to hear. He changes his story to suit his needs at the time. Trump is not suitable for the office of the President of the United States. He treats it like another episode of his TV show….”you’re fired!”. We MUST get him out of office before this country is completely ruined!
Putin of Russia stated a couple years ago that the best way to handle the United States was to sit back and allow them to distroy themselves. It is now happening thanks to Donald Trump.
I agree completely with all the previous comments. Why don’t any of our elected officials have the courage to be initiate impeachment proceedings? He has repeatedly lied, with the tariffs he destroying the middle class and his recent meeting with Putin with Trump declaring Putin had nothing to do with meddling with the 2016 election. Trump stated that his intelligence personnel must have got it wrong. OOPS, the next day Trump changed one word in his speech with Putin … changing the word would to wouldn’t. In life we don’t get many do overs. This man is destroying our country. What does Putin have hanging over Trump’s head? They have one hell of a bromance going on at the people’s expense. HOW DO WE GET THIS IDIOT IMPEACHED?
You people on here have it backwards Trump cares about the middle class. He is making America great again and I’m so proud to be a free American. He cares about the military,the police, and the people of this great country. He’s done more in two years than Obama did in eight years. Obama did manage to divide the country. Need to vote Republican. That’s what I intend to do. Hope you cruel and disrespectful people on here stay in the minority. I pray for that everyday.
I know president trump has done a great job for the whole country not just the middle class I’m from the working class if all the negative people would get a job it would stop the democratic are mad because trump can’t be controlled by them he does what he says and has got America’s respect back he’s for the people not just the political party I say drain the swamp fire all of the ones that won’t more for doing nothing like the one that is trying to impeach him if that was to happen the peopl would stand with him another revaluation you need to know your history the people spoke when we voted him in office