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Impeaching The President? Mr. Wow Begs You–Don’t Hold Your Breath on That One.
1:39 pm | March 23, 2018

Author: Mr. Wow | Category: Point of View | Comments: 5

“UNLESS we experience some kind of unprecedented sea change in the pathological tribalism that now defines our politics, impeachment is a dead letter.”  The italics are mine; the words are those of Andrew Sullivan in the Sunday Times Book review. 

 

Sullivan was writing about two new tomes—“Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in American” a collection of essays complied by Cass R. Sunstein and  Mr. Sunstein’s own “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide.”

 

    I italicized Sullivan’s words because I do not believe the 45th president of the United States will be impeached.   Unless a video/audio tape can be found with  45 saying: “Yes, my Russian comrades, screw up the election and make me president, I will serve you faithfully!,” there seems no path to impeachment, no matter how much that gang of giggling embarrassments at MSNBC “connects the dots” and “follows the money.” (I wonder how Rachel Maddow envisions her life as a gay woman with Mike Pence as president—Mr. Gay Conversion Therapy himself?)

 

And even if such a tape did surface, the president would declare it a fake, a hologram, Alec Baldwin imitating him.  And millions of his fans would believe this. They already believe nothing except what the president tweets, says, and what’s on Fox News.  Period.  Because of this mass act of gas lighting, his poll numbers are slowly climbing.  Sure, he acts guilty, but to give him some benefit of the doubt, a lot of that is because he’s not terribly intelligent or secure or well-endowed.  (I don’t know this for a fact, thank God, but come on, isn’t it obvious?)  

  As for his sex life—nobody cares.  If the First Lady is willing to look away, who are we to judge?   All that his reputed liaisons prove is that there is a cover for every garbage can. (Two of the women currently “speaking out” appear to be doing it to break their nondisclosure agreements of consensual sex, so as to make more money, now. That garbage can comment goes two ways.)

    Also—Trump just brought a guy into his inner circle who wants to right off, bomb everything.  Am I supposed to care about porn stars right now?  (CNN slobbering all over these women is yet another reason to simply catch your news on PBS or the BBC.)

 

   If you’re for Trump, things are actually looking pretty good—for now, anyway.  The daily tantrums and fireworks impress his base. He never truly separates himself from the most extreme elements of the Right, so they remain faithful too.  Those are the facts.    Want the president gone?  Then here is another quote, from David Remnick at The New Yorker:

   “For Trump and Trumpism to be rendered an unnerving but short-lived episode, history will require more than cogent critique. It will require that millions of men and women who do not ordinarily exercise their franchise—some sixty percent in off-year elections—recognize the imperatives of citizenship.”  My italics again. 

 

   It means—get out and vote when the time comes.  All the liberal chortling, outrage, snickering, eye-rolling, finger-wagging, “exclusive to us” exclamations and deep exasperated sighs are useless unless you pull that lever later this year, and in 2020.

Comments:
  • Mimi

    You’re exactly correct! I’ve voted in every election possible since I was 21. Will certainly be voting my conscience. And personally, if 45 were impeached we’d have Pence. And he’d be worse than 45. He’s not quite as stupid and he tried to legislate his personal beliefs. I happen to love a number of gay people. I’m not, but have a large family and get very distressed when they aren’t welcome somewhere. So, as much as I dislike 45, I truly believe it could be worse. 

    2:07 pm | March 23, 2018
    • Mr. Wow
      Mr. Wow

      Thanks, Mimi–many liberal friends distance themselves now, because I so loathe the extremity and smugness I see all around me on the left–the blindness.  I’m certainly not going Republican, but I have to say it–that we are our own worst enemies sometimes.  In recent years, a lot.   I think if the Dems pull their heads out of their asses and get somebody for 20/20 (not Elizabeth Warren!) we might struggle through three years of Trumpian idiocy with no glaring fatalities.    XXXXd

      2:39 pm | March 23, 2018
  • arcadiayarddog
    JEAN SMITH

    I can’t believe how many “normal, regular” people won’t vote. It boggles the mind.

    2:45 pm | March 23, 2018
  • Deirdre Cerasa

    Hide the nuclear football and vote.

    5:33 pm | March 23, 2018
  • lulu

    After watching the March For Our Lives on television since I was not allowed out due to bronchitis to march in Los Angeles, I am convinced if we support getting everyone registered to vote and them help them get to voting poles, we will see a massive change.Think about people who know who don’t drive, are seniors possibly in assisted living, people who have to use mass transit, well you get the drift, offer them a ride.The complacency of adults is why we are were we are now.  Vote in upcoming primaries.Vote in city elections not just state or national. Participate

    4:23 pm | March 26, 2018
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