To hear people speak about the “I” word like it’s a hand-wringing experience boils the blood. The idea that this is a painful thing for the nation is laughable. What’s painful for this nation is The Don, a president, who at every turn defiles the office, using it to enrich himself, and sow division through white supremacist rhetoric.
The Don is the laughing stock of the world and his actions have mitigated America’s standing; his love for dictators and denigration of our allies has made the world a more dangerous place.
His attacks on the media, courts, and the rule of law are odious and threaten the very foundation our democracy is built on. As some have said: his presidency is an existential threat to our constitution.
He has committed tax and insurance fraud and money laundered.
He has already been named as a co-conspirator in violating campaign finance laws by paying off two women; his partner in crime, Michael Cohen, is already serving prison time.
Everyday he and his family members are making money on the presidency in violation of the Emolument’s clause.
So please let’s dispense with the crocodile tears that the “I” word is traumatic for our country. Trauma is what we are experiencing every day during his tenure as president.
Before I rejoice too much in the impending execution of the “I” word, let’s mention some other “I” words that define The Don, that as an ensemble, make the ultimate “I” word imminent.
Incompetent. Ignorant. Ignoramus. Insufficient. Ignoble. Imperious. Invalid. Immoral (though I prefer amoral for The Don and immoral for his Republican cronies!) Imperialist. Inciter. Inept (oh, I said incompetent already.) Imbecilic. Incarcerated (Let’s hope!) Invidious. Indolent. (After golf today I am just watching TV until I go to sleep.). Illicit.
And that brings me to the sum of all the above: Impeachment!
Like with Nixon, we now have a smoking gun. If you recall, it was the turning over of the missing part of the tape, in which Nixon admits his actions, that turned public opinion and forced Republican members to support a conviction. To avoid that humiliating process Nixon resigned in infamy. Only time will tell whether the immoral, please don’t tweet about me Mr. President Republicans, will find a way out of their perverse loyalty to The Don.
Let’s start with a damning part of the whistler blower statement:
“In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. government officials that the president of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election,” the whistle-blower wrote. “This interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the president’s main domestic political rivals. The president’s personal lawyer, Mr. Rudolph Giuliani, is a central figure in this effort. Attorney General Barr appears to be involved as well.”
After all that has transpired it is The Don’s grandiose “shake down man” mentality that has brought him to this moment. The Don has lived by the credo: even if I do something wrong and I get caught, there will never be any consequences.
Let’s imagine The Don’s conversation with the President of the Ukraine.
The Don: “Hey buddy, if you want me to deliver the goods, I got a favor I wanna ask you. I want you to do some digging on Sloppy Joe and his son Hunter.”
Ukrainian President: “Mr. President, the Ukrainians do not want to get involved in your politics.”
The Don: “I got something you want and you can get something I need. That’s how the world works, Zelly.”
Ukrainian President: “If we don’t get the stuff you already promised us, the Russians are emboldened.”
The Don: “Not my problem, Zelly. Think it over. I’m sure you and Putin will work it out.”
So, have we arrived at the “smoking gun” moment?
Not according to Fox News and Republican sycophants.
Here’s number one ass-licker Lindsey Graham:
“As to the whistle-blower complaint — the transcript speaks for itself — no quid-pro-quo. The Democrats bought a pig in a poke.” (As far as I am concerned, the only pig that needs a poke is Lindsey Graham.)
Here’s number two ass licker, Devin Nunes:
“Once again, the Democrats, their media mouthpieces and a cabal of leakers are ginning up a fake story, with no regard to the monumental damage they’re causing. ”
Number one Xenophobe and serial killer Stephen Miller:
According to Miller the whistle-blower is a “deep-state operative” who is part of a cabal of “unelected bureaucrats who think they need to take down this president.”
“Mr. Trump was the one searching for wrongdoing by pursuing corruption allegations against Mr. Biden and Democrats. “The president is the whistle-blower here. And this individual is a saboteur trying to undermine a democratically elected government.”
And how about his media buddies on Fox News?
Here’s Sean Hannity:
“The radical, destructive, delusional Democratic Party and the media mob, their allies in crime, which has now descended into complete and utter madness.”
Mark Levin, who has a Fox News show and also a radio host:
“There’s a lot of disinformation and misinformation,” he warned. “I’m here to help us walk through this and defend this nation against a tyranny in our midst.”
“Democrats and the mainstream media had created an “unreality” that was designed to humiliate the president, to try and dispirit you, and to drag down his poll numbers and defeat him.”
“Everything you’re seeing is deception.”
And now for The Don himself:
“What you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening,” “stick with us, and don’t believe what “you see from these people, the fake news.”
At the U.N., The Don went all dignified.
“These animals in the press. They’re animals actually. Some of the worst human beings you’ll ever meet. They’re scum, many of them are scum.”
And here he is again, impressing world leaders:
“I didn’t do anything. I don’t know if I’m the most innocent person in the world. I just said I’m the most presidential except for possibly Abe Lincoln when he wore the hat — that was tough to beat. Honest Abe, when he wore that hat, that was tough to beat. But I can’t do that, that hat wouldn’t work for me. Yeah, I have better hair than him.”
The startling thing about that statement is he actually suggested that it was possible that someone besides him was “most presidential.” Well, not really, as it is all about the hat. Take off Lincoln’s hat and go head to head on the hair and Lincoln fades to distant second.
I heard a rumor the U.N. General Assembly was trying to pass a resolution that gave each country the right to vote on impeaching The Don.
I wonder what it would sound like for almost all the countries in the world to yell: “Impeach, Impeach!” in hundreds of languages at the same time. I just hope Republican senators can stand up on the Senate floor and say it in English!
Up next: Rudy G., Mike Pompous and William, Lower the Barr, get their day in court!