The Trump Impeachment trial, part II is history. An insufficient number of Republican US Senators decided to break rank and vote for impeachment. Below is the relevant portion of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s post vote speech in which he discusses Trump culpability. He completed the speech explaining his reasons for his not guilty vote, lack of jurisdiction. The entire post-verdict vote by Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer follows:
Impeachment of a president can be a horrible thing to waste.
That is, if you are a politician or political party.
As soon as the TV cameras started to reveal our US Capitol under siege, the misinformation machine revved up its juices. Across social media, on Parler, Twitter, Facebook, in news articles, on radio and TV, the propaganda machine on steroids started to create alternative facts.
BOMBSHELL!! BOOM!! FRAUD!! WOW!!
If one were to gaze at Twitter or Hannity Wednesday night, one would have thought someone had finally discovered the long-lost OJ Simpson knife.
Yet, Wednesday night's hysteria-induced eruptions seemed no different from any other night's outbursts post-November 3rd. Since then, Donald Trump has gone on a 24/7 rant after the shellacking he took election night with his Twitter loaded with conspiracy-theory claims. Indeed, this could be just another.
It’s official. As Donald Trump has become more unhinged and desperate, the "All the President's Men" (and women) have become increasingly dangerous and out of control. They are throwing around words of violence, martial law, executions and other emotives intended to incite others to anger.
For what? For Whom?
Okay, folks, let's talk Michigan. Now this is really wild.
As we know yesterday, top Michigan legislators made it to the White House. Trump's press secretary suggested that they're coming was not because of the elections, but because the president just chatted with state officials from time to time. And this just happened to be one of those times.
Have ya noticed? Louisiana is holding an US Senate contest in just two-and-a-half weeks. While fixating on Fox, CNN or MSNBC taking in the latest from the Presidential drama on TV, perhaps you might have seen an ad or two promoting the Senatorial contest. Or, maybe you haven't.
But, it's true. There is an election on November 3rd. And looking back, a mere six years ago, what a difference time and politics can make.
For those keeping score, as the state begins its early voting today, the Republican incumbent Bill Cassidy is facing a major Democrat Party challenger, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, who has great credentials. He’s has a West Point education, Harvard law degree and military stints in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The lights are dimming. The picture is not pretty.
We're weeks away from Election Day 2020. We're looking for the next leader to have the presidential demeanor, the control of personality to lead this country at a time where more nations are only a red button away from our armageddon.
If the goal was for Donald Trump’s chief physician, Dr. Sean Conley, to clear up the confusion he created during Saturday’s press conference, he missed his mark. If anything, the White House physician gave great credence to Trump's critics complaints--that the doctor is taking orders from his client.
Below is the transcript from today’s press conference in which the doctor updated the public about Trump’s physical status as the president recovers from Covid-19. Below the transcript are my own observations: