It’s truly gobsmacking …

I know, I know, we have enough of our own problems with our own politicians in Canada to question what’s going on in the U.S. — but honestly, I can’t believe Donald Trump is still in the White House and not behind bars.

David Leonhardt, a NY Times opinion columnist wrote yesterday that Trump’s recent conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukranian president, during which he admits to pressuring him to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, resulted in his (Leonhardt) compiling a list of 40 ways Trump has “behaved like no other modern president, and it spans his corruption, disrespect for women, violation of the law and disdain for American democracy.” The list doesn’t include policy matters or all the examples of corruption and racism.

It’s just a list. Unemotional. Devoid of commentary. As Leonhardt explains it, it’s “a just-the-facts catalog of how Trump has altered the presidency.”

Here it is. Read it. It took my breath away. I don’t pretend to know the in’s and out’s of the American justice system or the constitution or even American politics.

But what I do know is, I cannot understand how any American — Republican or Democrat, elected official, member of the military, lawmaker or private citizen — can just sit there, watch this happen and do nothing.

Forget the GOP and Trump supporters for a minute. I know that if the House does move to impeach him, it will get stalled in the Senate. But don’t the Democrats at least have to be on record as having tried to end this assault on the rule of law and, worse still, democracy itself? What more does Donald Trump have to say and do before he’s treated like the dangerous, treasonous criminal he is, before he’s forced to face the consequences and forced to pay for his crimes?

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “It’s truly gobsmacking …

  1. I simply do not understand his ‘base’. Are they really that blind or just ignorant and not understanding how corrupt this grifter is. Everyone in NY understands Trump is a con man and has for years. He is unfit and a disgrace to office.

    On Tue., Sep. 24, 2019, 6:50 a.m. 365 And Counting, wrote:

    > fransiweinstein posted: “I know, I know, we have enough of our own > problems with our own politicians in Canada to question what’s going on in > the U.S. — but honestly, I can’t believe Donald Trump is still in the > White House and not behind bars. David Leonhardt, a NY Times opini” >

    • I think his supporters fall into 2 camps. The gun-toting rednecks who only care about making America white again and those who were willing to hold their noses if they could count on him to line their pockets with more money. They’re all deplorable as far as I’m concerned, but it’s those with the power to put an end to this and don’t who I truly despise. The level of corruption is just overwhelming.

  2. And then on this side of the pond when you think things can’t get anymore farcical Boris, Jeremy, Nigel et al are allowed free rein – yes Fransi as you correctly say – There are no words.

  3. Great post, Fransi. And thanks for the Leonhardt link. I’ve been traveling and missed it. Our Founding Fathers thought they were building sufficient checks and balances into our Constitution, but they didn’t foresee that we would ever have a completely corrupt President, as well as enough corrupt members of the Congressional Branch to overlook and even be accomplices to the President’s criminal and moral offenses. How anyone can turn a blind eye to this is beyond understanding.

    • Thanks Donna. I totally agree. What just astounds me is how blatant and arrogant he is, they all are actually. Absolutely stunning.

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