Yes folks, America has been hit and hit hard. Russian launched a preemptive strike and took out a very important part of our leadership.
Let me put this in perspective. Remember Pearl Harbor? This is way worse. This is equivalent to playing chess with someone who checkmates you in one move.
You think I'm kidding? You think you can't checkmate the king in one move? Well, maybe on a chess board you can't, but in an election you can.
A Russian pawn was elected as our president. He was sworn in and that was like a pawn reaching the other end of the board and being transformed into another king. Yes, our president is Putin's pawn. He is the Moscovian Candidate.
So yeah, one day we have a president, the next we have a puppet. A one move checkmate. Our "king" is captured.
Bye, bye Executive Branch. Pretty much bye, bye Legislative Branch. If Special Counsel Mueller can't pull off the equivalent of either a prosecutorial "hat trick" or a prosecutorial "seven horse parlay" or a prosecutorial "triple play", we're screwed. Yep, the Republican Congress seems determined not to pull the plug on Putin's proxy. It's Mueller at the bat and it's the bottom of the ninth and we are down 3 zip. Bahara is on first, Yates is on second and Comey is on third. It's a 3-2 count.
Mueller is a modern day Casey. Russia and the puppet have been throwing curve balls and changeups and sliders and fast balls since the game started. The next pitch determines everything.
Hell, Mueller not only needs a hit, he needs a home run, because there ain't nobody left on our team after he bats.
Republican candidates won all 5 of the special elections recently. The most publicized was the one for Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Karen Handel won that one and Jon Ossoff lost it. Handel won by a margin of 3.8 percent. Not good in that district. I didn't find any of this newsworthy. I didn't understand all the hoopla around these elections. What would have been newsworthy would have been one of the Republican candidates losing. When you have a district that is almost totally Republican and, in some cases, has been Gerrymandered to preclude real competition, and you are a Republican and you win, it is about as significant as Putin winning an election in Russia.
Trump spoke about all this in Iowa. He bragged, "We're 5 and 0". Okay. What I don't understand is why anybody, especially any Democrat, made a big deal about these elections in the first place. All they accomplished was giving people false hope only to see it dashed after the elections. Meanwhile, there is some really bigly news to report. The Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, and National Security Agency Director, Admiral Mike Rogers, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee and said Trump suggested they publicly deny any collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia.
If you don't understand the significance of this, look up "obstruction of justice" and remember what you find out. It will help you interpret what is about to happen and what will dominate the news for months to come.
While you're at it, look up "money laundering", "racketeering", "RICO Law" and "treason". Hey, add "emoluments" to that list too.
Donald Trump is not competent to be president of anything, much less the United States. He is an aberration, not a statesman. His ignorance is mind numbing. His presentations are a monumental embarrassment.
I could go on, but I think you get what I am saying.
With Trump in the presidency, our country is at risk. Our national security and our domestic well being are in jeopardy.
So, Trump is not the problem. Trump is a symptom of a much more dangerous problem. If Trump is removed, the problem will not go away.
The problem we face is threefold. First, the GOP is no longer a real political party. I'm not sure what it is, but I know what it isn't. It isn't a political party as much as it is a marketing organization.
Second, fake news organizations have gone mainstream. Somehow, demented commentators have become legitimized and normalized.
Last, but by no means least, is the fact that at least 35% of our voting citizenry has gone "bat shit crazy". Yep, 35% of the voters are out of their f**king minds. I'm not talking neurotics, I'm talking full blown, DayGlo lunatics.
Whether this lunacy is a plague or the unfortunate results of an educational system gone awry, is up for debate. It could also be the result of foreign subversion over the course of decades or religious indoctrination over the course of a lifetime.
Whatever the cause, the problem is insanity.
You know why zombie entertainment is so popular? I venture to say it's because it represents what our true problem is. Zombies eat brains. They are mindless beasts that eat at the source of intelligence and thought.
We are the zombies folks - not all of us - not even a majority of us. Just 35% of our active voters. Is that number continuing to grow?
We are rapidly approaching a great reconciliation. A true come to Jesus moment. The Christians have a name for this. They call it "Judgement Day". Accountants have a date for it. That would be "April 15th". In the criminal justice system, they refer to it as a "verdict".
Whatever you call it, it is the time when you have to openly face the consequences for what you have done. You have to reconcile your actions with your professed conduct.
Some people say, "Money talks, bullshit walks."
Well, the Justice Department has been traveling a zigzag line since Trump's election. There have been obstacles. There have been firings: Preet Bharara; Sally Yates; and James Comey. There are dark clouds rising on Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller.
That line is turning into The Green Mile and Trump and associates are looking more and more like dead men walking.
Keeping track of all this is very complex. We have a smorgasbord of crimes to choose from. First there is the issue of Russian interference in our elections through an assortment of IT crimes and propaganda campaigns. We have false news and alternative realities. Cyberspace is filled with debris.
Then we move on to issues of collusion, collaboration and, dare I say it, treason.
Behind all this is money laundering and racketeering.
Robert Mueller is moving at break neck speed and the intelligence community is cooperating fully. Even foreign intelligence agencies are cooperating. We are looking at a bigly giant "Twinkie" in Egon speak.
Perhaps Ghostbusters is the perfect metaphor for what is going on. What we are looking at dwarfs Watergate. What we are looking at requires a Special Counsel. Trump could have a hissy fit and fire everybody he has to in order to fire Mueller, but I don't think that will go well. Remember when they shut down the grid in Ghostbusters?
The national disgrace that is Donald Trump is too big to stop or contain. The truth is galloping out. It's as if there were a million Paul Reveres riding out to warn the American people.
The Russians have come and they are here. They have infiltrated our Executive Branch and the infiltration extends into the Legislative Branch as well. I guess Trump could eventually try declaring Martial Law. He could fully embrace his mentor's (Vladimir Putin) tactics and start assassinating reporters and politicians and investigators and others, but I don't think it will get to that.
Even if it does, I think he will not succeed in avoiding accountability. I think it is over and you don't have to be able to read tea leaves to know it. When it does finally end and when everybody involved is held accountable, the final reconciliation will take place. All those who voted for this abomination will have to accept ownership for what their votes did.
Trump likes to compare himself to Andrew Jackson. He really does.
I doubt Jackson would agree. Jackson was no mama's boy. He was a soldier and a statesman. He had a reputation for fighting his own battles.
Much has been said about Andrew and it wasn't always good, but Andrew wasn't a whiner. He was a hero. So if not Jackson, then who? Well George. George Armstrong Custer jumps to mind. George was the last in his class at West Point.
General Custer led his men, including 4 family members, to complete oblivion at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
"The flamboyant Custer paid great attention to his appearance. He wore a black velvet uniform with coils of gold lace, spurs on his boots, a red scarf around his neck and a large, broad-brimmed sombrero. Custer took particular pride in his cascading golden locks, which he perfumed with cinnamon oil." History.com
Hmmm. Custer was a world famous loser. He was "flamboyant" and lived a "charmed life". History.com Yes, I think Custer is the more appropriate avatar for Trump. Custer caught the public's attention. Custer followed his own counsel to ruin. Custer enjoyed self promotion.
When the final chapter is written on Donald Trump, I'm sure he will go down as the country's greatest loser. The man who led his followers into annihilation. The man who thought Tweeting was a substitute for integrity, honor, intelligence and bravery.
Trumpgate is knocking on the White House door Donald. Time to open up and come clean. Time to see yourself for what you truly are, a traitor to American values and basic morality.