2016: "Russia if you're listening..."
2019: "I'd like you to do me a favor..."
2022: "...So now I would think Putin would know the answer to that. I think he should release it."
-- Donald Trump, repeatedly imploring foreign despots to attack Americans
A few days ago, Fox Business News Stuart Varney asked Donald Trump what he would do differently from Biden when it comes to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
What would you do differently, Mr. Trump?
Trump, a man who declares himself a military genius and who allegedly knows more than actual military generals, replied:
“Well, uh, what I would do, is I would, we would, uh, we have tremendous military capability and, uh, what we can do without planes, to be honest with you, uh, without 44-year-old jets, what we can do is enormous, and we should be doing it, and we should be helping them to survive and they’re doing an amazing job.”
There you go, the vision of a military genius.
It's like listening to some football player who's been hit in the head one too many times: Uh, well, I just wanna, uh, you know, get out there and, uh, you know, do the thing that we do, uh, you know, stuff with that is enormous stuff that we're doing every day, um, you know, with the thing, you know, that we do because that's how you do it and they're doing an amazing job!
Even Varney couldn't believe the gibberish coming out of Trump's sagging ridiculous Big Mac hole.
So he asked again, what would you do in Ukraine that Biden's not doing right now?
I mean, you have to give Varney credit for hanging in there like a Russian general about to become yet another hilarious statistic in Western news media, but honestly I don't know how after all this time he couldn't see what was coming.
“I listen to him [Putin] constantly using the n-word [the what?] that’s the n-word, uh, and he’s constantly using it [wut? wut?] the nuclear word [OH] and we never talk of, uh, we say, ‘Oh, he’s a nuclear power,’ but we’re a greater nuclear power, we have the greatest submarines in the world, most powerful machines ever built, most powerful, and they got built under me [The only nuclear subs we're building are the Virginia Class which were ALL ordered and budgeted prior to 2014, Trump had literally nothing to do with it, but he's on a roll] most powerful machines ever built, and nobody knows where they are and you should say, ‘Look, if you mention that word one more time, we’re going to send them over, uh, and, uh, we’ll be coasting back and forth up and down your coast.’”
Get all that?
Trump's big plan is that since nobody knows where the submarines are (which is pretty much the whole point of submarines) we'll just go ahead and TELL THE ENEMY WHERE THEY ARE.
We'll just tell the enemy where our secret weapons are.
While at the same time also, apparently, threatening nuclear war and basically daring Russia to do something about it.
That's what Trump would do.
I can't tell you how damn glad I am that he's not the guy doing it anymore.
Well, at least for the moment, but we'll come back to that.
Because he's a fucking lunatic.
He's nuts. Crazy. Barking mad.
This is Trump, literally saying in one breath that if he was in charge, he'd threaten nuclear war, global annihilation, and then minutes later openly begging political favors from the same guy he's threatening.
His gray spongy brain is a ragged tangle of cobwebs full of dead bugs and bad smells.
If we are not as yet actually at war with Russia then it's the very next thing to it -- as Trump himself must believe, otherwise why would you threaten nuclear war?
And yet, here's Trump demanding Vladimir Putin produce some sort of compromising material on Joe Biden's son to somehow damage Biden himself solely in order to profit Trump.
This isn't the first time Trump has done this.
It's not even the second time.
And at this point, if that isn't treason, it's the next thing to it.
Yesterday, Congressman Matt Gaetz declared in apparent seriousness that if Republicans take back the House later this year, he intends to nominate Trump as Speaker of the House. There's nothing in the Constitution that would prevent this, and as ridiculous as it sounds I wouldn't put it past Republicans to do it solely in order to make liberals scream in rage -- because that's become the mean small ideology of the GOP in its entirety.
Also, yesterday, we discovered there's a seven hour gap in White House phone logs, in Trump's records specifically, during the height of the January 6th Insurrection.
Literally, at the exact moment Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol his official phone logs show no data.
Yet, we know with absolute certainty Trump was on the phone during that period.
We know this, because when you examine the phone logs of other Republicans during that same time, those records show calls from Trump.
For example, Trump called Senator Mike Lee, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Vice President Mike Pence during that seven hour gap. This is not in dispute. He was on the phone, calling his own Vice President, calling members of Congress, and members of the media -- such as Sean Hannity.
So, either Trump was using burner phones to avoid the Presidential Records Act in a premeditated violation of the law, or the official White House records have been deleted, altered, or forged again in violation of the law.
There are no other options.
Trump committed criminal acts.
This not alleged. This is not speculation. This is fact. Trump committed criminal acts.
Or, you know, more criminal acts.
In fact, last Monday, Federal Judge David Carter in a case involving Trump crony and right wing lawyer John Eastman, formally stated:
"Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021."
"The illegality of the plan was obvious. Our nation was founded on the peaceful transition of power, epitomized by George Washington laying down his sword to make way for democratic elections. Ignoring this history, President Trump vigorously campaigned for the Vice President to single-handedly determine the results of the 2020 election ... Every American -- and certainly the President of the United States -- knows that in a democracy, leaders are elected, not installed."
Eastman was in court, suing to prevent having to turn over records of communication between himself and Trump which the January 6th Committee believes may show that he and the former President planned to criminally disrupt certification of the election, knowing they were committing crime. I.e. Trump's actions on January 6th were premeditated sedition.
Unfortunately, neither the January 6th Committee or Judge Carter have the power to bring criminal charges against Trump.
Only the Department of Justice can do that.
And so far, the Attorney General has shown absolutely no interest in doing so.
I know a lot of those on the Left would like to think there's some big secret plan afoot, that cases like this take time, etc, the DOJ is closing in and soon Trump will face justice.
And maybe there is.
Maybe Merrick Garland is a cunning and cagy general, scouting the enemy, gathering intelligence, moving his army into position, and perhaps one day he'll unleash a legal Blitzkrieg and those like me who are increasingly doubtful that Trump and his seditious cronies will ever be brought to justice, yeah, well, maybe we'll have to hang our heads in shame and apologize.
And if that day comes, if I watch them dragging Trump in chains to a traitor's just fate, well, then I'll certainly apologize for my lack of faith.
But if it doesn't happen very, very soon, it never will.
Because this isn't about justice.
It's not about legalities.
It's not even about what's right and wrong.
It's about politics.
And politics are about perception.
And there is no one -- no one -- who understands this better than Donald J. Trump.
See those words up above. Trump's words. His big plan to defeat Russia. Gibberish. None of it makes any coherent sense. It's a brain full of spiders. Not one word of it makes any sense. It's disjointed mewling insanity.
But Republicans don't care.
Trump doesn't have to make sense.
Trump knows this. Republicans know this. The mob doesn't give a shit what the words are or even if they make any sense.
Look at the recent Trucker Convoy in Washington D.C.
Big joke, right? You and I, we saw a joke, a ridiculous sad failure, a bunch of losers peeing on themselves and driving around in circles. They didn't even know what they were protesting.
That's what we saw.
But the other side? They saw defiance. Patriotism. Liberty.
It doesn't matter if it made any sense, it's about what you see.
Because politics is about perception.
And so, if the DOJ doesn't shit or get off the pot soon, they might as well not even bother.
Because if Republican take back Congress this year, then just like those two impeachments, nothing the law does will matter.
And Trump will not only have gotten away with it again, he'll likely regain the White House.
Right now, right this very minute, Russia's official state media is calling for Russia's "Partner Trump" to be installed (their words) as President of the United States.
That's where we're at.
Right on the cusp. Right on the edge of losing it all.
So, in case I'm being too subtle here, in case you've read this far and you haven't figured out where I'm going, it's this:
This is your 2022, 2024 CLARION CALL TO SHOW THE HELL UP.
No more bullshit.
No more "both sides."
I don't want to hear about how disappointed you are with Biden or Pelosi or democrats. I don't want to hear any whining about how you don't like the choices. Any of this childish nonsense about how you want better choices.
Too damn bad.
This isn't about what you like, it's about your duty as a citizen.
This is it. You can't depend on anyone else to save you, to save your country, to save your kid's future.
You can't depend on Merrick Garland for justice, not in time anyway. You can't hang the future on some vague hope that somehow someone somewhere will keep these assholes from destroying what's left of this country.
It's up to you.
You have to show up.
You have to keep them out of office. You. No one else.
You show up. You browbeat your friends and family and strangers to show up. And you keep this lunatic and his lunatic party the hell out of office. Give the DOJ time to bring them to justice, if you believe that's what going to happen some day. Or at the minimum you just keep these assholes out of office and avert nuclear war and maybe that's the best you're going to get.
Whatever way it goes, everything you care about, everything, is on the line. This is it.
So I don't want to hear any infantile whining about how you wish it was different. No shit, we all do. But it's not and here we are.
Time to adult, folks.
You show up and you do your duty.
You want a better nation, be a better citizen.
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
-- Samuel Adams