The Boy Who Cried Wolf is an age-old parable that describes the dangers of telling repeated lies. The boy is a shepherd in charge of a flock, and when he cries “Wolf!” the local hunters take him seriously and arrive to kill the wolf.
But the wolf
is not there because the boy was lying all along. That works a few times. But finally,
a real wolf appears and when the boy cries out for help, the hunters don’t take
him seriously – and the boy is eaten by the wolf.
In effect, this
is what is happening to Donald Trump after the lies he is spinning about the Ukrainian
phone call incident. Why is this incident different from “Obama is from Kenya”
or “She’s not my type”? Trump loyalists have had a lot of tolerance for his
lies – 10,000 lies. But this lie is different for one big reason.
The boy who
cried wolf was a shepherd. He had a responsibility. The hunters are a metaphor
for the militia in today’s world. This Ukrainian lie has to do with military
strategy vs. Russia! It’s not just election fixing, even though that is what Trump
was trying to do by creating dirt on his opponent.
lie is about $400 million dollars of taxpayer money that Congress had
ear-marked to help a democratic country stay free from more Russian aggression.
Both sides now sense this cavalier attitude towards lying can also
endanger us here in the USA. No real American wants Russia to get stronger
to our detriment. Not even MAGA folk want to go there.
We are beginning to see MAGA folk stray from their shepherd because they realize his lies can endanger their own lives. That’s why the hunters in the parable don’t respond to the boys cries for help. This lie crossed the line because it exposes Donald Trump, a man in charge of our national security, was ready and willing to sell us all out for his own purposes. Trump endangered our military strategy against Russia, a known enemy of democracy.
So now, Americans on both sides have seen the real danger of a president who lies, and many have simply had enough. More than 50% want Trump impeached now. It’s not only about this last lie. It’s about the sum of the lies. But this one was downright dangerous to our security. And that will be his undoing.
The timing of three events this summer makes it clear Donald Trump knew he had been caught doing something very wrong.
Mueller testified July 24. It went over largely like a lead balloon. Feeling emboldened, Trump called the Ukrainian President on July 25th – they very next day – to ask him to collect dirt on the Bidens. He’s not wasting any time. He essentially reenacted the same crime he committed in 2016, enrolling foreign help to fix a national election, but this time he got caught red-handed. This was like OJ going back to reclaim his memorabilia after he got away with murder.
Three days later on July 28th, Dan Coates was fired. That is not a coincidence. Coates was the head of US Intelligence and not a Trump stooge. He should have known about the call made the the Ukraine. If he brought this to Trump and Trump asked him to keep it quiet – that would have resulted in his firing. And Trump likely was informed that the head of DNI needed to be someone he could get an allegiance pledge from. Joe McGuire may be a Trump stooge who has been bribed with funds placed in a foreign bank account – and he will not willingly let this dirt get out. He looks clean, but his actions are suspect.
Listen to what Putin said to a CBS reporter at a hockey game he plays in. Putin said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is acting in accordance with ( the laws of ) his own government”. And by acting, he meant taking action.“Trump is taking action in accordance with the laws of his own government”.
That is the only way to take over a country that is ruled by laws. You can use the loopholes and oversights in the current laws along with the many powers of the presidency to take over a country. Putin is Trump’s mentor, benefactor and his boss in international matters. This is also why we did not get the Helsinki meeting notes. Putin back-channels his autocrat lessons.
We have ourselves to blame for all this. When Trump fires a patriot to hire stooges – all I hear is the malarkey that “Trump deserves the cabinet he can work with”. Maybe an honest president does. But at some point we have to realize – like Putin says – we are letting a crook use our laws to drown this great country. Trumpism is like an auto-immune disease.We don’t recognize the threats because they masquerade as legal.
We gave him Barr without reserve. We’ve let Trump put whomever he wants into key positions. And of course that is all working to Trump’s benefit. Where is Trump getting this strategy? It all points to Vladimir Putin, the man who successfully turned a free Russia into his own privately owned kingdom in a very short time. Trump can’t plan ahead. He is too busy watching TV and golfing to be brilliant at anything – except crime. Enough!
Why The Time To Impeach is Now
Impeachment is a strange fruit. The process was made intentionally long and difficult. Both houses must be on board but more importantly both sides of the America electorate must be on board.
We’ve all seen the pressure come and go with Donald Trump with all his many scandals. From “Russia, if you’re listening” to Access Hollywood to Helsinki, from Charlottesville to sh*thole countries and much more.
But the scandals that stick on both sides are the ones the seem to put our country in jeopardy. Both sides did not like Helsinki because we all sensed Trump could be compromised to Russia when he said “Putin was very powerful”. Both sides know that Russia does not have American interests at heart. This gaff still sticks in our throats because it affects our sense of national security.
And now it appears that one day after Mueller* did his feeble national appearance, Trump took a victory lap and felt secure enough to start enrolling foreign powers to affect our national elections again. He felt he had totally gotten away with whatever he did in 2016 and he was on to doing the same thing 2020.
I put the asterisk next to Mueller’s name because he testifies Monday and maybe he knows that the reason Trump tried to bribe Ukraine was because he failed to reach the American public with his performance. He’s got another chance now – and Mueller now sees how his lukewarm performance emboldened Trump to do more of the same exact crimes he was investigating. I’m not holding my breath for Mueller, but he was once a warrior – and maybe that instinct will resurface.
#WhistleBlowerGate is a clear abuse of power by Donald Trump. But it’s also an abuse that compromises our national security by bugging our free election process. Both sides see that clearly now. And that is super important because public support on both sides is needed to ride the impeachment wave to the safety of the shore.
The time to impeach is now while both sides are united and feeling betrayed. And I mean this week. Timing is everything. Stalling will be Trump’s plan with this Ukraine thing. If we also stall it will just fizzle the necessary public support to conduct impeachment. This window will not stay open long. We should have learned that by now.
There is also this. MAGA folk do not respect sissies. And maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe it’s good that a portion of our electorate respects the traditional icon of a warrior leader. Maybe it’s built in to them for a reason. Maybe to protect us. So it has occurred to me that at least some MAGA folk are looking for a reason to dump Trump and just has not seen it yet from the left side. Show them strength and this movement can gather steam. Show them weakness and deliberation – and it will fizzle out. Biden seemed to know that today. Good work Joe.
I think we all are longing for that great American feeling of national unity and pride again. If we impeach now it might be closer than we think.
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.
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.
Whoever wins the nomination should at least offer the VP office to the #2 candidate. Keep the base support from fizzling out, like it did when HRC chose Kaine not Bernie. Let’s show the American people we can unite our party. They 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 makes it very difficult to prevail in anything.
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. They were the greatest generation because they resigned to do their parts to defeat German Nationalism without ego and with a spirit of teamwork.
We all know there’s an election in 2020. But the way things are going, with our country being weakened every day – we are barely limping towards that election. Trump knows exactly how long he has to completely take this government over – from the justice department to election fixing. He’s working every day to have our democracy gone be end of this year. Trump knows the term that follows his presidential term is a prison term.
I see a way to get the current GOP Senate to vote to impeach Trumpbefore Christmas. 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.
In September, after one more debate, the viable candidates meet in a room and settle on who will be the Democratic candidates for president, vice president, chief of staff and district attorney. No one has to storm a beach.
Will this surprise tactic of running for president with a VP and cabinet in place – work? Better to think how can it not work.
First, 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 even be our candidate because we don’t know. In case they won’t like whom we choose, they stay now with what they know – Trump. They will remain tuned out to our overtures until we decide.
The big idea is to not preach to the choir and get our GOP constituents in red states to start liking what they are seeing and hearing. Imagine 20 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. This is powerful out-of-the-box thinking.
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 KellyAnne 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.
So I put together a team ( below) that cannot lose. It doesn’t have to be this team exactly. But Trump would have a 0% chance against this team. And when the GOP Senate sees that clearly, they are going to go for impeachment. They won’t even want Trump running.
Then Trump can be out by this Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone.
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 is in there too.
How does this fresh idea look you? Does it look like Team America 2020? This is easy folks. There’s no room for it’s all about me now.
Why NOT RUN AS A TEAM? TEAM AMERICA 2020
President, Joe Biden Vice President, Elizabeth Warren
Attorney General, Kamala Harris Secretary of State, Pete Buttigieg
Secretary of Treasury, Andrew Yang Director of National Intelligence, Adam Schiff Secretary of the Interior, Amy Klobuchar Secretary of Agriculture, Tim Ryan Secretary of Commerce, Tom Steyer CIA director, Dan Coates Chief of Staff, Pete Buttigieg Secretary of Education, Marrianne Williamson Secretary of Energy, Jay Inslee Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Tulsi Gabbard Secretary of Labor, Bernie Sanders Secretary of Health and Human Services – Kirsten Gillebrand Environmental Protection Agency Head – Beto O’Rourke Secretary of Housing and Urban Development – Cory Booker Secretary of Transportation, Bill de Blasio
It’s all about the money right now. Very soon that should change however. It’s going to be clean food and clean energy if we are going to survive as a species. Look for rising food prices to signal the onset of a new – or final – dynamic for the human race. Why is it all about money now? For that answer – this post is a must read.
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.