The Senate trial of Donald Trump begins January 21. 2020. The GOP Senators control the balance of power. Although 23 of them are up for election, November is a long way off. Whatever happens in the next 30 days, during the trial, will not be the pressing issues when November rolls around.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, clearly partners in crime, are focused on stealing and holding the mantle of US government and democracy. If Trump is acquitted, they will spend the next six months sowing confusion and discord so this trial, which they hope to turn into a sham with no facts and witnesses, will be nearly forgotten by then. They know what all con men know. A voting public that is is struggling to keep ends met, has a very short attention span.
So it is up to we the people, those who want to conserve the US democracy, Constitution and rule of law, to treat the next thirty days as if our democracy depends on it. I’m sorry to use the “cancer” meme – being a rogue cell disease survivor myself – but it is appropriate. Trump-ism is metastatic now. It has its own enforcer – Bill Barr. The refusal of senators to even recognize the disease of Trump-ism resembles the way cancers fool the immune system. Waiting for November is a gamble that poses a high risk of death for the US democracy.
These are the states that house the senators that need to be targeted by their constituents. Sadly, they represent only 34% of the US population. But take heart. There are only 24 senators to petition, and they have shown us all they care about is staying in office. And if that is all they care about, that presents a path forward. And one of them, Doug Jones in Alabama, is a Democrat.
So in the next two weeks, we only need to show 23 people they have no chance of being re-elected if they will not allow witnesses, and documents and then, if the evidence is clear, vote to remove what all Americans know down-deep is a traitorous, uncaring, inept, greed-oriented, criminal POTUS, who is suborned by his past crimes and aligned with dictators, oligarchs and corporatism.
I am asking that the focus of groups like Indivisible, the Lincoln Group and others – start today. All focus should be on reaching the constituents in the states on this list. The rest of the country already wants the full truth to come out. No sense preaching to the choir.
Below are links to my most relevant posts over the last three years of Trump-ism. They explain how we got here – and how we can get out this dark place. It begins with we the people. What are we going to do to preserve American democracy? Right now, our focus needs to be on 24 state senators.
What is our commonwealth? It is the resources we share as Americans. Our roads, our national parks - and yes - our constitutionally mandated system of one vote for every citizen in free and fair elections.
In essence, this is a
plan to get Trump to stand down and resign. If you feel this presents a winning
idea, please get this message to people with larger mics or express this meme
to them in your own words.
DEFINED AS ACT OF BETRAYAL DURING WAR.
What constitutes “WAR”
is not defined in Constitution! The nature of wars
change over time with technology. Today a CYBER WAR IS REAL WAR! And we
are LOSING THIS CYBER WAR with TRUMP at the helm.
WHAT IS A WAR BUT AN EFFORT TO TAKE SOMETHING FROM ANOTHER SOVEREIGN COUNTRY? We have the Mueller Report saying Russia attacked our elections in a sweeping systematic way.
DECLARE THE RUSSIAN AGGRESSION IN THE 2016 NATIONAL ELECTIONS TO HAVE
BEEN AN ACT OF CYBER WAR!
Let’s declare meddling in our 2020 elections to be an act of war against our commonwealth as well. And let’s not be afraid to use the word war when referring to election meddling. The GOP would have us believe that it’s normal or perhaps a good thing. They are already advancing that meme.
Can you imagine Trump saying that protecting our elections is a bad idea? We can get GOP base supporters to agree with this. The GOP base won’t stand for selling out to Russia. And this is the week to do it. Timing!
IF ELECTION MEDDLING IS SIMPLY PERCEIVED by Trump’s audience AS AN “ACT OF WAR” IT MAKES THE ACTIONS OF TRUMP, BARR, MULVANEY, GUILIANI, POMPEO AND MANY OTHER GOP LOYALISTS – TREASONOUS.
To those that say “we do this to other countries” – I say, if we do, we must stop! The world is watching for the USA to lead again. We lead via the moral high ground. The planet is so disappointed in our presidency – and if we don’t do something about it soon, they will also blame the character of our people for the damage he is doing to the order and trajectory of the planet.
To those who ask, “what retaliatory steps would be in order if elections meddling occurs again?” – I say automatic and severe economic sanctionsthat last 4 years (not military responses) would be proper here. Players in the dis-information game must know there will be a heavy price to pay for interfering in or attempting to influence our national elections.
Bring it up in the
house. Get in on the news. Talk about it. Create the meme: Election
meddling by foreigners is an Act of Cyber War.
Do you think the
American electorate won’t respect this? They are begging for this! Both sides will respect whoever
advances this meme. And there is our national unity – at last! Americans
want to believe in democracy. But how can they with what they
see and hear?
What I am saying is
that the most important people to convince are Trump’s base – and they don’t
mind a little bit of incendiary language. In fact, they voted for that language
and against wussiness. And so far – all they see on our side
are wusses – in their minds. But tell them the POTUS is
allowing this country to be attacked and does not want that to stop – well that
is a game changer if they believe it.
THEN ITS DONE.
The game show presidency will be over. It’s not like we are
attacking Trump. We are just declaring what RUSSIA DID was an act of
war. It was, right? What is a war but an effort to take something
from another sovereign country?
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! THINK likes it’s WW2. Think like a
We may have to do is LIMIT TRUMP’S WAR AND PARDON POWERS during
impeachment! That may not easy. But do #1 and the rest may be easy.
Turn the GOP &
MAGA folk by appealing to their patriotism. If we can’t get Trump to resign by Christmas, next year
will be too late.
Honestly, I think
Trump wants to make a deal to step down. Let get Trump pay something to step down – like surrender
the DC Hotel! It’s cheap! He will take it! Just ask him. Out by Christmas. We
get Pence. Fine. We can coordinate to stop investigations on him as much as we
can if he makes a deal and steps down.
Trump signaled for
such a deal on Ukraine, but the right ears did not hear the fullness of what he
meant to say. I like Nancy Pelosi. He was hoping she was a crook like
him. That was a signal. They need to understand his code. I was
sort of inside his world at one stage of my life in AC – so I listen between
the lines and lies. Trump knows what we are seeing is the tip of the iceberg in
his life of crime. He will do ANYTHING to keep everything from coming out. That
makes him a threat to our national security. And that cannot stand!
The USA’s enemies have
real dirt on POTUS. After what we saw him
pull out of Syria, it’s clear they are flexing their muscles and using
that dirt against Trump – and more importantly against us – the citizens
of the USA. Expect more of the same as these investigations get closer to full
One more goal – for national
security. War powers should reside with Congress and the Generals
while impeachment is ongoing. This is just common sense. I should not
have to explain the wisdom in that check on his power.
POWERS SHOULD RESIDE WITH CONGRESS AND THE GENERALS WHILE IMPEACHMENT IS
Talk to your rep about
declaring election meddling by foreigners to be an Act of War. That undoes
everything for this thief of a POTUS.
People ask me WHY
Trump is the way he is. I have one answer. Please read the following posts to
see how this started and the strategy we need and are currently lacking to
The Trumps and the Sacklers have something in common. Both families are now actively trying to hide their assets, wealth and tax reports from US government scrutiny by exporting their dollars to foreign bank accounts. It’s called money laundering.
The Sacklers are trying to avoid law suit
payments to the people they have hurt and killed with their drugs. The Trumps
have many other reasons to launder money. None of them are good.
It’s clear anyone who engages in money laundering knows it’s a crime and is okay with the risk of engaging in crimes for personal profit. A president who has crossed that line will continue to engage in crimes to cover up past and ongoing crimes. It’s quite a risky line to cross. Most citizens are honorable and would not even consider money laundering to save taxes.
This should also be clear. Any person who
engages in money laundering does not deserve any public trust and does not
deserve to be in any public office – let alone the highest office
in the USA.
There are only a few subsets of people that are okay with money laundering.
The uber greedy. The Trumps are in that subset, along with the Sackers and the Jeffrey Epsteins of the world.
Lowly criminals – people trying to raise their wealth without caring about what laws or obstacles stand in their way. Paul Manafort would fit that bill. Donald Trump would have been in that subset in 1987 – when he owned a casino and did not want to pay his fair share of taxes. Russian mob players are in that subset too.
Dictators like Vladimir Putin, MBS and Chairman Kim.
a dictator want or need to do money laundering? That is easy. Dictators all run kleptocracies.
When autocrats steal money and basic rights like free and fair elections from their own people they know they are committing crimes against humanity. They really don’t want to get caught. Autocrats may not be historians, but everyone knows what happened to Marie Antoinette and the Romanovs. So out of prudence, they hide their stolen money in foreign banks accounts so it’s safer from whatever laws and revolutionary forces might still exist in their own countries. They try to keep stolen money out of sight. They don’t want public outrage to get out of control.
reasons and others, all dictators are money launderers. There
are long-standing financial support systems for money launderers. There is a network of banks that are
friendly to money launderers in places like Cyprus, Panama, Switzerland and the
Bahamas. This is not new. The Russian Mafia is one group of money launderers
loyal to Russia, but they are not alone. This also why Trump does not show his taxes. The Trumps
clearly have plenty to hide or they would release tax returns.
Putin, Chairmen Kim and Trump are currently
operating as kleptomaniacs propped up by the
seals and law enforcement agencies of their governments. What do you think
the air force stopping at his golf resort was all about?
know Vladimir Putin was elected in a democratic Russia. Once
in power, in just a few years, he stole about 150 billion dollars, often
killing his opponents. His next move was to declare Russia’s press, the Pravda
was fake news. He shut Pravda down so
he could continue to hide his crimes from the public. I’m sure Trump would like
to shut down CNN and MSNBC.
launderers have a saying they operate by: They only know what you tell them.
Trump said that once early in his presidency. It went right over everyone’s
head. Not mine. I knew what that meant to Trump. I had heard it growing up in
the jewelry business. For me, it was
about how you “romance stones”. They only
know what you tell them meant one could make up beautiful stories about
jewels and that is all the customer would know. I never bought into that meme. I
found a way to be honest about my selling. I was a Penn graduate – and had that
dignity even as a young entrepreneur. But I knew it went on, and was effective.
Truly, those who told the best stories sold better than I did. Trump bought
into that meme.
This is exactly
why Trump also says the press is the enemy of the people. A free press educates the public so that the
truth is clear, Then the lies that an autocrat tells won’t take root in the
public. Trump knows silencing the press worked for Putin. It also worked
for Stalin and Hitler.
is stronger than Russia was when Putin took over. But be aware: No
country in all of history has ever been impervious to demise.
Americans, does any of this sound like what we want here in the USA?
have long had Trump’s back. Trump held Miss Universe pageants in Moscow. There
were plans to build a Trump Tower Moscow. This is why Helsinki had that private meeting. They needed private
space to talk about old money deals. This is also why Pompeo did not get
invited in. Autocrats don’t want anyone to know the
scope of their crimes. They only
know what you tell them applies to all
except the most inner family –members. In Trump’s case that’s Kushner, Don Jr.
the dictator map (below) all figured out. He knows he can’t get China to align
with Russia. But if he can get Trump and the USA – then essentially he has the
balance of power over the entire globe. That is Putin’s plan. Trump functions
as a useful idiot in that plan.
it’s up to us – Americans on both sides united – to stop the world’s autocrats
grand plan because we know – what they want does not end well for any of us.
Ask people living in Russia, North Korea or Venezuela how their dictatorships are
working for them. You know that answer. We know that answer, We have never
wanted that for the USA since day one in 1776.
Trump is a player in what is called the Russian Mafia.Putin is its
kingpin.Putin can seize Trump’s Russian-parked
money if Trump does not help Putin secure his money in the US. It’s quid
pro quo. They have each
other’s backs. Criminals work that way.
was overheard asking if getting Trump elected would square a debt with a
Russian oligarch. That’s a quid pro quo. Trump is just as guilty as
Manafort when it comes to financial crimes. They all play this game together.
As long as they can keep their foreign bank accounts hidden – this will
the real problem on the planet. Not terrorism. Not even hunger. Those are both
driven by the greedy money launderers’ plans and we have ways to address these
problems if only we can throw off the yokes of the autocrats.
Money laundering criminals are the masterminds
behind most of the physical crimes against humanity.Now that group
includes the druglord Sacklers.
Russia, everyone knows Putin is a criminal dictator. They are mostly okay with
it. They have no choice. Voicing opposition is dangerous. But in the USA, a
criminal president is not okay. We still have a free press in spite of
Trump’s calls of “fake news”.
so sure about the justice system. Trump main accomplishment so far has been installing
administrators and justices that are corruptible. We all saw Trump appointing a loyalist to be
AG – so why we allowed without forcing Barr recuse himself seemed stupid and
naive. Having justices on your side is a huge advantage for any dictator. Trump
knows how Putin took Russia.
And Putin has a huge
advantage in the spy vs. spy game. Putin
can tell Trump exactly what to say and do. If Trump does not comply, the dirt
Putin has on Trump can be leaked and/or his assets in Russia could be seized.
The private Helsinki meeting was also about Putin “powerfully” explaining
to Trump what will happen if he does not live up to his end of the bargain made
for Putin’s 2016 election help. That’s why we didn’t get the notes.
and GOP particularly, know this. Coddle autocrats at our own risk. Autocrats
always have back-up plans. And those could include war, catastrophe
that forces martial law, hacking the grid on Election Day and/or the
fixing of elections.
is okay with all this crime because they know they can’t win an honest presidential election in 2020. So it
is our job as US and global citizens to raise
our voices and vote out the GOP at every level.
only accomplish only those two things – we can get back to addressing the real
monsters in the room – climate change and income inequality.
It’s time for Macron and Merkel to help America our the way we did for them in WW2. Trump needs to turn the USA into an autocracy to keep his stolen money safe from those he has robbed, which is essentially the American Commonwealth.
Please tell Donald Trump, who is himself sold out to big oil, that you want no part of a G7 meeting at his golf resort. He is making a laughing stock out of your mission anyway. You would do us a favor to just say the USA is out until Trump is gone. And there is a good chance that Trump will not be in office next year anyway.
One bold statement on the world stage now would do as much for the USA and democracy that out troops did at Dunkirk. It’s time to pay that debt forward. I hope you will consider this.
Donald Trump. If you really want the G7 at Doral then do it legally. Sell the club. Not to family. Then you will be fine with this. Of course, no one expects you to do the right thing for the USA. Not your thing. Never was – was it?
The rest was written during the 2019 G7 meeting.
Having just offered to buy Greenland, Donald Trump is headed off for the G7 as if he belongs there with well-intended leaders and scientists. I just wonder why he is even being allowed to go make his presence there. Is the G7 no longer a serious venture?
Our planet needs climate coordination more than ever now, and the G7 leaders are allowing the POTUS, a major climate denier, to show up and spout his destructive memes on the world stage? It makes no sense.
To the G7 leaders: If you are serious about global warming, blackball Donald Trump from the G7 now or at the first sign that he wants to be a bull in your china shop.
It’s not too late. In fact, letting the Trumps take the trip only to be turned away would be exactly what the Trumps deserves. Shaming him on the world stage will actually help the GOP sellouts turn on Trump. They are privately getting warm to the idea. But they are mostly cowards. Make it easier for them.
If Trump can’t be seen to have a shot at winning in 2020, the GOP will stray – and soon. And if we get rid of Trump, then your work at the G7 becomes more do-able. So sending the Trumps from G7 may save the work of the G7. And it would makes you look serious about the tasks ahead. It’s a win/win.
G7 leaders: Help your American friends. The timing is good now, especially after Greenland. It’s cyber war. This won’t take bullets. Just words. The dignity and holiness of the G7 agenda will be severely undercut by the mere presence of the Trumps at the G7 meetings. Macron: you have no idea how weak you look embracing Donald Trump. Trump does not respect his office of presidency, so what does it say when you show him respect?
Democracy and science are now under attack. It is one basic attack – on truth. This attack is antithetical to the G7 mission. You should not allow one the major attackers to be part of your serious work. You would be “koshering” a major science denier and devaluing the sincerity of the G7.
A cyber-attack was launched in 2015 by money launderers partnering with big corporations. Their goals are to hide their financial crimes while they steer the world back-in-time towards an oligarchy, where money alone rules. This path will be detrimental to all 7 billion global citizens.
Words are the weapons in a cyber war. – Remaining silent is to accept defeat.
Donald Trump has made it clear he is fully willing to steer the world on a path to oblivion as long as he can keep his ill-got money and stay out of jail for his crimes over the years. If Trump he can’t win in 2020, he may blow the whole thing up trying.
now many here in the USA who want Trump out asap, even within the
GOP. G7 world leaders can help in that effort with a statement they can
fashion in their own words along these lines.
I would like to hear something like this from Macron:
After Donald Trump became president, it soon became clear he was willing to lie to his own people on a daily basis. If Trump is willing to lie to his own people to “win”, as he calls it, then how can he be trusted to keep his deals and former agreements with foreigners?
The conclusion that I, and most world leaders, have reached is Donald Trump cannot be trustedto be honorable. He has proven that over and over again, first as a citizen and now as the US president.
Therefore we are not going allow the Trumps to take part in the G7 meetings. We will wait for 2021 or for Americans to come to their senses.
Something like that needs to be heard from Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron – and other respected world leaders. America now could use some help from the world stage leaders, the same way we helped Europe 75 years ago
We are living in a world community now. Words started this war. Words can end it. .
I am asking all global citizens to contact their presidents and senators. Let’s get this done. Blackball the Trumps for the G7 meetings and then get down to real work.
The mad, maniacal drama we are witnessing since
Trump took the helm is the exact opposite of the cool-handed leadership we
sorely need right now. Trump is like a hot fuse in a room filled with
nitroglycerin. A simple unintended accident now and the word goes boom.
All it will take to win this war of words, is words. No bombs, no bullets, no troops. We need influential people to deliver some thoughtful heartfelt words on the world stage.
GOP politicians here will soon realize they will be voted out of power in 2020. And they will turn on Trump. Help them see how fatally doomed the Trump agenda is. Speak out now. The world is watching.
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We are all global citizens. We all have a stake in peace. I am just trying to do what I can as a citizen. Joseph Aronesty
I went swimming today at the new El Segundo outdoor pool outside Los Angeles. There was a diverse racial mix at the pool. As I looked around the pool, I thought about what happened in Texas – and I was grateful. We Angelinos have a long history of not making race a divisive issue in our communities. And that helps Los Angeles be one of the greatest cities to live in on the planet. It dawned on me right there: racial tension is a very expensive commodity for both the targets and the haters.
If people can’t work together in harmony, commerce suffers which affects real estate values. Why is a home in Los Angeles so much pricier than in most other American cities? Some say supply and demand. But on the demand side, it’s assets like proximity to commerce and access to opportunity, education and creature comforts that makes Los Angeles expensive. Racial harmony plays a big part in those demand-side factors.
Indeed, racial harmony would be an asset to any community. El Paso has been living proof of that for many years. So I wonder why Donald Trump has not learned that yet – by age seventy-three. Yes, Trump started his business career as a slumlord in the 70’s and they often learn a sort of business-related racial bias. But this is 2019. It seems to me that fostering an attitude of love and acceptance for others is not only what all our religions teach – it’s also smart business. Does he simply not care about his enemies, even if they are American citizens? Is that not a violation of his oath to protect and serve all Americans?
this up. Donald Trump must know it’s not in his interest to fail as president –
but he keeps up the hateful rhetoric. Perhaps Donald Trump is actually trying to divide the United States? It
sure looks and sounds that way. And if he is actively doing this, for whom –
and to what end for Americans?
we think Trump ends with the next election, I say Trump already knows that’s
how he is supposed to be removed from power. He also knows he has committed
serious crimes that a new regime will likely prosecute. That means Trump will
do his best to make sure there’s not going to be a fair election. Trump has
shown his cards. He has no respect for elections or laws. Nothing is off this
table. Maybe he’ll have us fighting in the streets by then and the election
will be put off until he can figure out “what the hell is going on?”
After El Paso, I am also very concerned that part of Trump’s motive in promoting hate is to push someone in the immigrant community over the edge to commit a heinous crime that all Americans will detest. Think one step ahead of this maniac. Let’s get that word out. Because if that happens, Trump can strike back with some semblance of moral authority. If Trump keeps up his divisive rhetoric, you can be sure this is his goal. He may even set the crime up. Nothing is off his table.
In the end, racism is just bad business and very contagious. Love is smart business and also contagious. That’s what America must decide ASAP. I see no reason to wait for an election to decide who we are as Americans.
It’s time someone in the House advances a law that prohibits politicians from inciting or targeting any group of Americans with hate speech? When Trump says the fake news is the enemy of the people, that is a violation of his presidential oath. Reporters are US citizens – and his words are endangering them. The penalty for clear repeated violation of this oath must be enforced removal from office.
After what we have been through this summer, if we allow the President of the United States to continue to instigate racism and hate, maybe America is the real sh*thole country.
Trump also knows you win elections in the last 10 days. So this all just gets more dangerous as we approach Election Day 2020.
Let’s show the American people we can unite our party. Both sides will respect that. After all, if we cant unite the “left” how can we unite the country?
We are at war in the USA. We are at war with foreign enemies that want to exploit our riches. We are at war with Trump’s GOP party that sells our rights and assets to the highest bidders. And at the same time, we are at war with each other – which will make it very difficult for any side to prevail in any effort.
I am old enough to remember first-hand the spirit of the WW2 generation. They were not the greed is good generation nor the it’s all about me generation. The greatest generation citizens resigned to do their parts to defeat German Nationalism with a spirit of teamwork and without ego. Now we have a combination of corporatism and American Nationalism to defeat.
We all know there’s an election in 2020. Trump knows exactly how long he has to completely take this government over – from the justice department installations to the election fixing with our enemies. Trump is working every day to have our democracy be gone before the 2020 election. Why? Trump knows the term that follows his presidential term may be a prison term.
I still see a way to get the current GOP Senate to vote to impeach Trump, but only after the Dems change the way they are running their campaigns . Some GOP senators are now whispering privately they want to abandon Trump. Let’s show those same GOP senators if they keep Trump as their figurehead they’ll have no shot in 2020. That’s the big idea here.
The viable candidates and those who really want to work to save this country should meet in a room and settle on who will be the Democratic candidates for president, vice president, chief of staff and district attorney. Then our Team America pools resources and gets to work – not only to beat Trump – but to show the American people what they can do for the citizens of the USA.
Will this surprise tactic of running for president with a VP and cabinet in place – work? How can it not work?
The optics are spectacular. Instead of 20 candidates telling undecided American voters why they are best for the top job – we present one well-prepared team, ready on day one to get the actual jobs done for all Americans.
Even MAGA people will go for that. They know they are being lied to. They just don’t know who will be there for them on our side because right now we don’t even know. They will remain tuned out to our overtures until we decide. Till next July? Really? It will be too late by then.
The big idea is to not preach to the choir and get GOP constituents in red states liking what they are seeing and hearing. Imagine a team energetic candidates all campaigning simultaneously for the ideas we need to transform this country. That's never been seen here before. It's like Trump that way - powerful out-of-the-box strategy. (You got to give him that.)
Now imagine the same-old, same-old – what we have now. More debates after-which we neither learn much nor convert voters to our common causes. More circular firing squads. And all the while, Trump team – from Kelly Anne to Bill Barr – speaks in unison. We are strategically handicapped because we play by rules, conventions and traditions while Trump does not. If we had fought WW2 this way, we’d all be speaking German here today.
I realize not every candidate will want to leave their current position to work in the 2021 cabinet that leads America into a modern future. But they can be offered posts. I sense a job for Michele Obama in Team America too.
There’s no room for it’s all about me now.
Other important posts for strategy to prevail as a democracy are below:
The threat to our domestic tranquility will remain very high until we remove Donald Trump from office. Caring historians warned us Charlottesville marked the beginning of racist hate events that could spiral out of control like it did in Nazi Germany. So let’s be clear.
Donald Trump is not acting like or serving as our president. Trump acts like who he is – an uncaring, inept, criminal thug who cooperated with our enemies to steal the 2016 election and now occupies the White House by virtue of that theft. The manipulation of the 2016 election was the biggest theft in the history of our country.
Trump now needs to stay in power so he is never tried for his crimes against humanity. The same can be said for Putin, Kim and MBS. They all need to stay in power for life so they are not tried for their crimes. And they work their hardest at that one goal. Trump is taking lessons from the dictators. They may have him compromised as well.
I have outlined a simple plan to get Trump out of office by this CHRISTMAS. It is not rocket science. We don’t even need to protest in the streets. The Democrat Party candidates should surrender their egos and collectively decide by this September who will be the face of the Democratic movement to reset our country back on the path of hope and excellence that is the true American way.
The Dem candidate should designate as many positions as possible, including VP and DA right away. That will give all Americans who have been siding with Trump a chance to see another path forward clearly. As the MAGA people peel away from Trump, the GOP in the Senate will start abandoning their blind support for the nightmare president we have now.
Another original and fresh idea would be to make all political rallies illegal except during the last six months before an election. Canada and many other countries have laws like this. (Link) Trump rallies are riling up the haters in our country. And a president is supposed to be working for us, not campaigning while office anyway. And I guess, sorry for Bernie and the others – but press conferences will do the job of messaging better anyway. I’m not saying to stop protests or marches, just none with a candidate headliner until the last six months. These days, politicians start campaigning immediately after taking office. It’s ridiculous. It’s not governing. It’s divisive.
To protect Americans from further violence, we also need to get Congress back in session immediately to legislate for gun licensing and a buy-back program for automatic weapons. That is what the vast majority American people want anyway. That will send a message to Trump that he and his GOP party will be paying a price for Trump’s uncaring, un-presidential behavior. And I can’t imagine the public outrage if the GOP still try to block gun law reform – or try to mitigate its importance.
When the GOP sees that price being exacted- they may drop Trump altogether. Many would like to abandon Trump now, but don’t see a another way forward. They are mostly spineless and many are in on Trump’s money deals. I am certain Barr was paid for this loyalty. When Trump declared at the Rose Garden that he wished Barr a wonderful life, that was his Mafia don way of confirming his unwritten two-way loyalty agreement with Barr.
But we can get to the swamp cleaning after 2020. If we swiftly legislate and pass the gun laws Americans want – it will impact the GOP support for Donald Trump. And our Trump problem may fade away sooner rather than later. And that changes everything. I see no reason Trump should even be allowed to run again in 2020. States should also make it illegal to be on the ballot without showing taxes.
There are many ways to get Trump out of office and insure he is not part of the 2020 election in any way. That would be smart. Let’s see if America is capable of being smart again.