Hat Tip… Progressive Eruptions
Hat Tip… Progressive Eruptions
I’ll start by way of expatiation for the recent dearth in postings. Mrs RN USA and myself have been in the process of packing in preparation for our move on July 25th. And, on the heels of the move we will be leaving for vacation in the Great State of Utah immediately following our move.
Postings will continue to be very, very, very light until at least August 26th. Lots of unpacking and getting settled into our new pad will await us on return home.
With that out of the way I am posting something I personally am in complete support of and fervently hope a significant majority of Americans support as well.
Following Trump’s blatantly racist comments regarding “The Squad” how any patriotic American that understands and lives by the values in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution can stand by silently while this “president” rashes our values is beyond comprehension. PERIOD!
As for the republican party? Very simply put, it has become nothing more than a lap dog to the worst most corrupt “president” in modern history. It is so crystal clear that Trump is attempting to divide us and in the process destroy the values this nation allegedly stands for. When will enough be enough? I fear it may come after it is too late to save this nation from itself.
Video @ the link.
REP. ILHAN OMAR (D-MN): This is a president who has openly violated the very value our country aspires to uphold. Equality under the law, religious liberty, equal protection, and protection from persecution. And to distract from that, he’s launching a blatantly racist attack on four duly elected members of the United States House of Representatives, all of whom are women of color.of this is the agenda of white nationalists. Whether it is happening in chat rooms or it’s happening on national TV, and now it’s reached the White House Rose Garden.
He would love nothing more than Toth divide our country based on race, religion, gender, orientation, or immigration status., because this is the only way he knows he can prevent the solidarity of us working together across all of our differences. The only way to prevent us from confronting the problems our country is facing, whether it is health care, climate change, student debt, or our endless wars. This is his plan to pit us against one another. This is how he can continue to enrich his friends and distract us from the detrimental policies that his administration is pushing forth. So we can either continue to enable this president and report on the bile of garbage that comes out of his mouth, or we can hold him accountable to his crimes, or we can continue to turn a blind eye of the multiple crimes he’s accused of.
We can stand while he violates people’s basic human rights, and the responsibility — the responsibility that his administration has for the deaths of children on our border. Or we can take action. I have not made impeachment central to my election or my tenure, but since the day that I’ve gotten elected, I have said to people, it is not — if he will be impeached, but when. So it is time for us to stop allowing this president to make a mockery out of our constitution. It’s time for us to impeach this president.
I do not agree with many of the positions held by “The Squad” members, but, they all four were duly elected by their constituents and all are United States citizens working to make their country a better and wore equitable place. Their voices not only need to be heard they deserve the sane respect that Trump demands for himself. If he is not capable or willing to do that then he should leave our country and seek domicile elsewhere.
Back to packing…
We might launch a military strike against Iran. Unless they come to the negotiating table and give up any designs on becomimg a nuclear power. Of course if Iran continues to thumb their nose at Trump and the Orange Haired Wonder decides to launch a military strike it will be obliteration for the Iranian state and its people. So sayeth the Orange Haired Wonder.
A we are all aware it was the Orange Haired Wonder that withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama. Iran was in total compliance with the deal. A deal that while not perfect gave the west, and the rest of the world, a measure of security that Iran would develop a nuclear weapon system. It should be noted that Iran was observing the terms of the agreement until very recently.
The Orange Haired Wonder’s trashing the deal Obama painstakingly negotiated and the crushing economic sanctions slapped on Iran is the reason Iran is acting as it is. In light of the Orange Haired Wonder’s track record with Iran it is perfectly reasonable for the Iranian government and its people to have no trust or respect for the man who calls himself president. In fact if I were an Iranian leader I too would thumb my nose at the Orange Haired Wonder.
The following excerpt is from Politico.
President Donald Trump warned the United States may launch a devastating military attack on Iran unless it comes to the negotiating table and drops its bid to develop nuclear weapons.
“I’m not looking for war, and if there is, it’ll be obliteration like you’ve never seen before. But I’m not looking to do that. But you can’t have a nuclear weapon. You want to talk? Good. Otherwise you can have a bad economy for the next three years,” Trump said during an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press” airing Sunday.
Trump said the U.S. had a “modest but pretty, pretty heavy attack schedule,” but planes were not in the air when he called off the attack.
“They cannot have a nuclear weapon,” he said. “They cannot have a nuclear weapon. They’d use it. And they’re not going to have a nuclear weapon.”
Trump also disputed that he sent a message to Iranian leaders through a third country, saying he did not want conflict, dubbing it “fake news.”
However, he also declined to send a message during the interview to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
“Wouldn’t be much different than that message,” Trump said.
We must reiterate that the “international inspectors have repeatedly declared that Iran has complied with the 2015 deal”.
Trump is fine with accepting dirt (information) from foreign sources if it serves to help reelect him in 2020. We should not be at all surprised as we know (from his own words) that Trump encouraged Russia to “find Hillary Clinton’s lost emails” on worldwide television during the 2016 campaign.
And now we have the senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-S.C.) acting like Trump’s expressed willingness to accept foreign (help) intervention into our national elections is no big deal. He poo poos it all as merely a distraction from addressing legislative agendas.
Of course side kick Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) took the milquetoast toast position that taking help from foreign agents is “probably not a good idea”. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) in another toothless statement that “I’d rather just have Americans participate in American elections.”
The republican leadership (and by extension the republican rank and file) by not forcefully calling out their president and supporting legislation aimed at insuring anyone accepting help and intervention from a foreign agent would be prosecuted and imprisoned is derelict in their obligation to the American people.
This is where we’re at folks. Since the election cycle that resulted in the unfortunate election of DJT our nation has have been exposed to a continuing barrage of seemingly never ending lies and acts of deceit by Trump. Only those who have chosen to willfully ignore the truth continue to support the most corrupt and inept president of the modern era.
Trump has repeatedly refereed to the news media as “the enemy of the people”. This is of course a lie. In fact Trump is the REAL enemy of the people. Followed by McConnell and Graham et all.
Now for the truth regarding accepting “dirt” from foreign agents.
Reacting to President Trump saying he would accept foreign intel on a political opponent if offered, and that he doesn’t feel it’s necessary to contact the FBI, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Thursday said he worries the president is “prepared to commit a felony.”
Napolitano was asked by Fox News anchor Shep Smith if there was any “gray area” or “wiggle room” when it comes to campaigns legally receiving “dirt from a foreign entity on a political opponent.”
“There’s no wiggle room with respect to dirt,” the judge responded. “With respect to opposition research. The Federal Election Commission decided in other cases that that is a thing of value.”
This prompted Smith to wonder if what the president described he was willing to do during his interview with ABC News constituted a felony.
“Correct,” Napolitano confidently declared. “Meaning he would be committing a felony and the person giving it to him, if the person was here, would be committing a felony as well.”
After pondering what kind of message Trump is sending to foreign leaders around the world who want to curry his favor, Napolitano argued that regardless of the president’s belief that freedom of speech protects him, the law strictly prohibits him from soliciting foreign assistance in an election.
“If he is a candidate, then what he receives is regulated by federal laws that he took an oath to uphold,” the Fox analyst explained. “Among them are you cannot take something, accept something, receive something from a foreign national under the guise of being the head of state or because you want to use it for your campaign.”
Smith went on to report that Senate Democrats are now working on legislation that would make it a requirement of the law that candidates report such contacts with the FBI.
“The president of the United States of America is prepared to commit a felony to get re-elected,” Napolitano concluded. “That was my reaction and it was not a happy one…
WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans joined together on Thursday to condemn President Trump for saying that he would still accept campaign help from Russia or other foreign governments, but disagreed on whether new legislation was required.
In an interview broadcast on Wednesday night, Mr. Trump rejected his own F.B.I. director’s recommendation that candidates call the authorities if foreign governments seek to influence American elections, saying he would gladly take incriminating information about a campaign opponent from adversaries like Russia.
If there was ever a doubt that Trump is a sleazy anti-American douche bag all doubt should have evaporated with the above statement from The Donald.
Republicans apparently don’t think new legislation is necessary. They’re probably right because The Donald would likely ignore new legislation anyway.
Democrats said Mr. Trump seemed to be inviting the help of Russia and other foreign powers as he campaigns for re-election in 2020. “Yesterday, the president gave us, once again, evidence that he does not know right from wrong,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters. She added, “I believe that he’s been involved in a criminal cover-up.”
Ms. Pelosi said Democrats would advance legislation intended to make it a legal requirement for candidates to report to law enforcement authorities any effort by foreign governments to influence American elections. She and other Democrats said it should not be necessary to write that into law but Mr. Trump’s comments made it clear there was no choice.
Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic party are absolutely right. Trump is undeniably a man without morals or conscience, therefore he cannot be trusted to do the right thing. For this very reason it is imperative that new and powerful legislation be passed making it a high crime and treason for Trump, or any other candidate in the future, to conduct themselves as Trump has said he was willing to do.
In the Senate, Republicans on Thursday rejected an attempt by Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, to pass a bill by unanimous consent that would require candidates to report any attempts by foreign nationals to donate or coordinate with their campaign by offering assistance.
But Republicans agreed that Mr. Trump was wrong to express willingness to take help from Russia.
“If a public official is approached by a foreign government offering anything of value, the answer is no — whether it be money, opposition research,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and a close ally of the president, told reporters. “The right answer is no.”
Here you see Republicans refusing to take the action necessary to cut the legs out from under a miscreant president that refuses to see the error of his ways. The republican leadership and the party of stealth and deceit talk a “good” game but refuse to put any teeth to their words. The reality is that republicans are concerned only about raw power and they do not care what it takes to retain their power.
The right answer is to Impeach Donald Trump Now. Trump makes Richard Nixon look almost a saint by comparison.
Mr. Trump sought to defend himself on Thursday by comparing his willingness to accept campaign help to the sorts of diplomatic meetings he holds regularly with foreign leaders like Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.
“I meet and talk to ‘foreign governments’ every day,” he wrote on Twitter. “I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland. We talked about ‘Everything!’” he added, misspelling the title of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, before fixing and reposting it.
“Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings?” he continued. “How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again. With that being said, my full answer is rarely played by the Fake News Media. They purposely leave out the part that matters.”…
Here the Dotard Trump is equating apples to oranges. In doing so he is placing his obvious ignorance on display for the entire world to again witness. Trump embarrasses our nation on an almost daily basis. Yet the republican party and 40+ percent of Americans are apparently oblivious to this. Either that or they simply do not care.
You be the judge.