Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

This is Donald J. Trump, The current GOP's "president.".

From David Leonhardt, NYTimes:

He has pressured a foreign leader to interfere in the 2020 American presidential election.
He urged a foreign country to intervene in the 2016 presidential election.
He divulged classified information to foreign officials.
He publicly undermined American intelligence agents while standing next to a hostile foreign autocrat.
He hired a national security adviser who he knew had secretly worked as a foreign lobbyist.
He encourages foreign leaders to enrich him and his family by staying at his hotels.

He genuflects to murderous dictators.
He has alienated America’s closest allies.
He lied to the American people about his company’s business dealings in Russia.
He tells new lies virtually every week — about the economy, voter fraud, even the weather.
He spends hours on end watching television and days on end staying at resorts.
He often declines to read briefing books or perform other basic functions of a president’s job.
He has aides, as well as members of his own party in Congress, who mock him behind his back as unfit for office.
He has repeatedly denigrated a deceased United States senator who was a war hero.
He insulted a Gold Star family — the survivors of American troops killed in action.

He described a former first lady, not long after she died, as “nasty.”
He described white supremacists as “some very fine people.”
He told four women of color, all citizens and members of Congress, to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
He made a joke about Pocahontas during a ceremony honoring Native American World War II veterans.
He launched his political career by falsely claiming that the first black president was not really American.
He launched his presidential campaign by describing Mexicans as “rapists.”
He has described women, variously, as “a dog,” “a pig” and “horseface,” as well as “bleeding badly from a facelift” and having “blood coming out of her wherever.”
He has been accused of sexual assault or misconduct by multiple women.
He enthusiastically campaigned for a Senate candidate who was accused of molesting multiple teenage girls.
He waved around his arms, while giving a speech, to ridicule a physically disabled person.
He has encouraged his supporters to commit violence against his political opponents.
He has called for his opponents and critics to be investigated and jailed.
He uses a phrase popular with dictators — “the enemy of the people” — to describe journalists.

He attempts to undermine any independent source of information that he does not like, including judges, scientists, journalists, election officials, the F.B.I., the C.I.A., the Congressional Budget Office and the National Weather Service.
He has tried to harass the chairman of the Federal Reserve into lowering interest rates.
He said that a judge could not be objective because of his Mexican heritage.
He obstructed justice by trying to influence an investigation into his presidential campaign.
He violated federal law by directing his lawyer to pay $280,000 in hush money to cover up two apparent extramarital affairs.
He made his fortune partly through wide-scale financial fraud.
He has refused to release his tax returns.
He falsely accused his predecessor of wiretapping him.
He claimed that federal law-enforcement agents and prosecutors regularly fabricated evidence, thereby damaging the credibility of criminal investigations across the country.
He has ordered children to be physically separated from their parents.
He has suggested that America is no different from or better than Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
He has called America a “hellhole.”
He is the president of the United States, and he is a threat to virtually everything that the United States should stand for.


skudrunner said...

Hopefully they will impeach him and then Pence will run and win. Even the dems will have a hard time trying to find dirt on him if he wins we could have eight years of political sanity.
I don't think the dems can get enough support to have trump removed.

There seems to be a lot of evidence that biden used his office to get his son out of trouble in the Ukraine but I'm sure it will go under a big rug.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"I don't think the dems can get enough support to have trump removed."

Yes, skud, it's apparent to the majority of Americans that the GOP is okay with supporting a liar, cheat, and possible traitor to America -- a guy who went to a foreign country to get dirt on his political opponent to influence, again, an American election, and who also stated that his political opponent should be put to death for crimes he's NEVER BEEN ACCUSED OF OR CONVICTED!

Also, there is no evidence that Joe Biden was involved in anything criminal in the Ukraine. You've never produced any documented evidence of any such thing. Just posting an accusation on a blog doesn't make it true.

Dave Miller said...

Skud... what evidence? There's nothing apart from FOX contributors saying there is. This has all been investigated and found to be a nothing burger. But you're consistent with you conservative brethren... if there is no evidence, so what... continue to say someone is guilty until folks believe it.

BTW... remember Watergate. Pence may fill Trump's seat, but he'll lose like Ford did in 76.

Dave Miller said...

And now, the Dems are officially opening an Impeachment phase.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave, The Ukraine government has said there was nothing illegal done by Hunter or Joe Biden.

If there had been an illegality in what they did, where is the FBI? AFAIK, there isn't an FBI inquiry into this or has there been an FBI inquiry into it. And why did Trump wait until now to talk about it when he's been in power almost 3 years with the DoJ in his back pocket?

An impeachment inquiry is now open on Trump. Let's see how this plays out.

PS, I don't trust Trump to release all of the transcript. He's a documented liar and a cheat. He has no credibility on this.

We need to hear from the whistleblower him or herself on what Trump did.

Ray Cranston said...

Impeachment inquiry has begun. It's about time.

BB-Idaho said...

"Hopefully they will impeach him and then Pence will run and win. Even the dems will have a hard time trying to find dirt on him"
Hard to imagine a Pence Rally every week, with him yelling 'beat them up!", "Lock her up", "Professional journalists are liars!" - all while wearing a silly red cap.
But, he has the 25% "evangelical" vote. It seems likely the electorate will have to
vote democrat to drain the toxic landfill of coal lobbyists in charge of EPA, scientists and physicians having to leave government because their data and reports
are 'fake', goons legally strutting around with pistols on their hips, while all the customers leave, hordes of unqualified judges getting appointed, national forests opened to clearcutting, mining and drilling, people losing healthcare,
and all those quotes from the bible about the evil of birth control pills. He
can only run on 'If you love the toxic landfill and hate your country, vote for me'
-and with Russian help, evangelicals, FauxNews, big pharma and maybe even Skud, he
might win. ...and be impeached.

Shaw Kenawe said...

BB-Idaho, it's amazing, isn't it, how fierce Trump supporters' loyalty to corruption is.

It's a cliche', but I'll repeat: If President Obama had done 1/16 of what Trump has done, people like skud would be marching in the streets with pitchforks and torches to get him impeached.

For some reason, Trump's corruption and immorality doesn't bother the party of Family Values and Jesus.

I can't figure it out.