I want to address the new Republican narrative that, yes, the president did some bad things but it doesn't rise to the level of impeachment. I would like all of you, including republicans, to ask yourselves if you would like a democratic president using other countries to dig up dirt on republicans?
I was one of those democrats that didn't believe impeachment should take place due to the Mueller report because the votes were not there in the senate to remove Trump from office. However, Trump keeps going further and further off the rail and his bribery of Ukraine is a step to far. It no longer matters if the votes are not there, we must let the american people know that this behavior is not acceptable and let the chips fall where they may! Values matter and if we are honest with ourselves I don't believe anyone of us would want our elections interfered with by a candidate using another country to help him win! LOL! Sound familiar?
Trump refuses to allow access to direct witnesses but we have at least one despite his orders and next week we will here from him. I want you to ask yourself why would an innocent man obstruct an investigation by refusing to allow documents and witnesses? No regular citizen could get away with this and our president shouldn't be able to ether. So, any first hand information and all second, third hand information becomes that much more important in terms of the american people making a determination of impeachment. If the american people change so changes the senate. I have no idea if the removal of the president will happen, it has never happened in our history, however, even if it doesn't we must go on record as this action by a sitting president is not acceptable with democrats!
To my first question, do I want a democratic president to use another country to dig up dirt on a republican rival? No, I don't. Not only is it another way to cheat, not only is it abuse of power, it undermines the security of this nation! It makes us weaker as a democracy and could even destroy it! No candidate or president has ever done such a thing before Trump and we should make damn sure he is the last!
We know this man obstructed justice during the Mueller report and we also know he colluded with Russia and allowed interference in our elections. Now before all you republicans go nuclear on that statement, I did not say conspiracy, clearly Mueller could not prove conspiracy and he said so. However, there are multiple examples of collusion in the report just as there is now with the bribery of Ukraine. I point this out only to show Trump is doing the same thing only more obvious and abusive of the power he has. He got away with it once why not again? Instead of No Collusion now it's No Quid Pro Quo! Same tactics different country!
This has to stop. So to all, please pay attention to the hearings and please please VOTE!
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Recently, I got involved in a discussion with two Bernie Sanders supporters and it was so interesting I thought I would share my perspective. I am not going to use names in this article as I don’t view that as the point and it sure isn’t my intent to embarrass anyone.
What started the discussion was posts demonizing Joe Biden, Bernie or Bust movement and since I am currently a Biden supporter, I took exception. Now I don’t wish to rehash the specific's of the discussion but it seems to me that some Bernie supporters are taking us down the same road we took when Hillary ran in 2016. These folks are going so far as to say that if we don’t support Bernie Sanders we will be at fault for Trump being elected, I really believe that is wrong since it’s these folks that threaten a 3rd party nominee if Bernie doesn’t get the nomination. To be fair, all the candidates running for the democratic nomination have pledged to support the final nominee, so I don’t see that happening with Bernie as I do believe he is a man of honor.
As democrats we should and must discuss the differences between these candidates and how their policies would affect our country. It’s also fair to discuss how the nomination of a given candidate would affect our chances of beating Donald Trump as I believe that is the top issue important to democrats. However, to say that Joe Biden is anti-labor is; one, not true and two, is divisive. We don’t need to get in such a harsh discussion that it prevents us from coming together to beat Donald Trump in November of 2020! We definitely don’t need a movement that threatens to vote for anyone else if the democratic nominee isn’t Bernie. To be clear, I can vote for the Democratic nominee no matter who it is or how harsh our discussion gets but that is not true for everyone. Criticize Joe for his votes, that is fair but to use the term anti-labor? Republicans have shown us what anti-labor looks like and while an argument can be made that democrats have not done all they can for labor, to call one of the current candidate’s anti-labor is to blur the lines of what anti-labor truly is! We don’t need any more of that, hell, Trump blurs lines of normalcy on a daily basis. If we are to truly separate ourselves from Trump supporters, we must use decency, truth and facts as our tools of debate! Vigorously defend the candidate you believe should be the next president but do so in a manner of common good so that all anti-Trump Americans can come together in November 2020 and kick his ass out of office!
Finally, I understand folks that want to move democrats to the left. I do. I even agree with some of them. However, if you do so in manner that divides us, like republicans were divided by the Tea Party, even if we get the White House, Senate and keep the House, it will leave us unable to pass any legislation that helps Americans and advanced an agenda we would like to see accomplished. Further, stopping republicans from their continued loading of our courts is mandatory, we can’t let this go on for another 4 years! Let’s make the slogan America or Bust, then kick republican ass!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
My first two Podcasts are up! One is titled Gun Control in which I discuss the need for congress to do their jobs in writing legislation to protect the people of this country. It's a subject that most liberals or progressives are very passionate about and with the added help of young people across this nation walking out of their class rooms the need for gun legislation has taken on new urgency like never before! The second is Impeachment. So much has happened I could not resist making this my next subject. Donald Trump is like no other president we have ever had, he truly expects all government agencies to work for HIM and not the American people! I discuss his corrupt actions as well as what I believe will take place next. So come with me on this discussion and please leave me comments to which I will respond!