Today, in the wake of Charlottesville affair, I hear the press saying the top GOP heads are not turning on Trump because they are afraid of losing the votes of Trump’s base. Some part of that rings true. But I don’t think its all, or even half of the truth here.
A major sect of Trump’s base reared its ugly head in Virginia last weekend. No real Americans, except actual members of the Klan and Nazis, are going to identify with the hatred we witnessed. The KKK even thanked Donald Trump for equating their status with the status of those who represented racial tolerance. These hateful mobs now seems to think they have some control or influence on Trump. And Trump controls the nukes. That puts these right-wing groups just one degree of separation away from total global annihilation.
You would think the GOP would have enough patriots among its roster of career politicians to muster the guts to make a statement against the president’s alt-left rant. They know, as we all do, that Trump is bad for the GOP and America. And yet, though we hear the GOP leaders saying things like, “we reject Nazism”, we don’t much hear, “we reject the president’s divisive racial statements” with respect to the Charlottesville affair. The GOP will never get a better-timed opportunity than they have right now to reject Donald Trump’s failing leadership.
And yet that does not seem to be happening. I no longer think its because they are afraid of alienating Trump supporters. Not this week. This week, his supporters seem very ugly to the vast majority of Americans. This was the week to call out anyone who would not totally reject neo-Nazis. Trump has not really done that, but his GOP associates still wont call him out by name for this failure, even though it would be the smartest thing they could do.
So GOP leadership, what’s the hold up?
It would be easy for me to cut directly to conclusion I have drawn, but I want to now sort of go over some key elements and tells of what we have witnessed.
Does anyone remember the time first Trump said that he would be president for the next four years. He went on to say, “maybe much longer”. Then he corrected that sincere thought with “maybe 8 years, but we’ll see”.
Where did that “much longer” thought come from in his brain? Was he imagining his reign would last as long as he is alive? Is that why his family members have West Wing positions? Does he imagine himself like William the Conqueror in England, first in a long line of aristocratic kings? It sort of seems that way, does it not? Why did Trump get caught saying this early in his presidency, “They only know what you tell them?” Where did that thought come from in his brain? Did he know he would come to censoring the press to hide his life of crime?
Trump is not a poker player. He wears his emotions on his sleeve. It’s not only we who can see through him, but all those around him can too. Even if they did not fully know Trump played ball with the Russians in the 2016 election when it was going on, they would, by now, suspect this by his body language. Comey did. Mueller does I am sure.
And yet, these Trump-installed GOP leaders say nothing. What is holding them back?
It hits me today, as it should any logical person. In the wake of the relative silence that is coming from the GOP right now, only one thing makes sense.
Trump’s election tampering is known by more than just the Trumps. Other key players in the GOP and his cabinet are in on this. Only then, does the GOP silence we hear this week make total sense.
Only one thing makes sense: Trump’s election tampering is known by more than just the Trumps.
The Trumps, Bannon, Kushner, McConnell, Sessions, Ryan, Tillerson, Ross, Flynn, Manifort, Pence, Elaine Chao – what if they all know about the Russian meddling?
They are all then complicit. Would they not all have sworn allegiance their common cause, whatever they think that cause is?
Now add one more important name to that list – Vladimir Putin. Putin initiated and orchestrated the 2016 election meddling, so he would know all the American players.
It’s bad enough that all the American players in this coupe would have sworn an oath of allegiance and pledged secrecy. But the kicker now is that Vladimir Putin has the dirt on all of them. And Putin is in control of Wikileaks! So the players fear Putin even more than Trump.
So then. Why is the GOP leadership not jumping at the chance to get rid of their biggest nightmare, this week, while the iron is hot ? Only one thing really makes sense.
The GOP’s top leaders are also suborned. Those on th bottom rungs are not fully in the know, so they will not speak out even if they are suspicious.
So now I must address the few prominent GOP leaders who still seem to have some patriotism or a semblance of a spine. I ask my reader citizens to ask their Republican representatives to stand up to Trump now.
John McCain. Please remind Americans that when it was Trump’s time to serve, he feigned a foot injury. ( It’s true. It’s really easy to say. Trump will hate it. And Americans may finally wake up on that meme alone. ) Call him out the way he did you. I know you feel Trump is currently not fit to serve. We need to hear it from you, John McCain, more than anyone. You have reached the station in life where you are truly a natural leader. Speak out. We need to hear from you … now!
Lindsay Graham. You said everything you did worthwhile in government, you did with John McCain. It’s time to join him and speak truth to power. You will have no resistance in this country, except from the Trumps. And that should be fine with you. We know you guys are not suborned. You are among GOP members we can trust.
John Kasich. Even Democrats could see you were a decent person. Call him out by name. He showed you no respect during the campaign. Why do you now kowtow to him in any way? We need you to be a leader. We don’t have one in the White House.
Jeb Bush and the Bush Presidents. Your family has been there. You know what is going on with the Trumps more than anyone. Reveal your deepest thoughts on Donald Trump on the public airwaves… tomorrow, please!
Vladimir Putin is pulling all the strings here now. He has the main actors in the US government suborned. The US is effectively his country now.
Citizens and statesmen, ask yourselves these questions.
- Why do you think Trump wanted the electoral information from the states?
- Why do you think voter suppression laws are being re-instated? Does that not feel like the fix is going to be in again in 2018?
- What makes anyone think that the Russians are still not at work fixing things here in the United States election systems?
- What has Trump done to shut down election meddling? The post office has a better receipt system than our elections. Why is open-sourced election systems not our most needed infrastructure upgrade right now? It’s not even expensive. That is really an easy job. I don’t get it. Do you?
- Why did Trump blurb out, “I might be president for a much longer time than four years.” I think he knows that the crimes he has committed are so egregious that his only way out is to throw the US government into a chaotic and then legally create a legal state to stabilize it.
- And what was he really thinking when he said “fire and fury such as the word has never known.”? Who is he trying to scare. Korean? Americans? Or the entire world?
- Does this presidency even feel right to you?
I myself think Putin is planning a new world order. He has enrolled a power-zealous Trump and helped him win an election. Many know about the fix. He wants payback.
And that is a coup d’état.
That’s about how they did it in the Russian revolution. Now, they need chaos. Riots in the streets. War. The dictators in Iraq, Syria, and even ISIS operate best in chaos. This week, Bannon is clearly asking for more chaos. Tic toc.
The next steps is are an active war, martial law, and silencing the press. Maybe some fire and fury.
Then its game over.
Republicans, stop this now! It is the only way you can still emerge as the heroes in this mess. Don’t you even see that?