Vol. 14, No. 08 – Jan 13 – Jan 26, 2021 – Opinion/Editorial

Lord Acton 1887 “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Like all Americans (I wish) I was ashamed, embarrassed, shocked, angry and tearful watching what Trump (and some of his relatives) has brought upon this country by Inciting an insurrection that left 5 Americans dead. I certainly hope that he is prosecuted for his actions.

This was simply terror and anarchy from those who belong to the party of “law and order.” Responding to their mentally unbalanced leader.

Some have accused me of not loving America because of my criticism of him but my criticism is because I love America. He doesn’t love America, his allies, the constitution, his country he only loves himself. Look how he quickly abandons anyone who doesn’t do what he demands of them or opposes him in any way and throws them under the bus.

Trump said in a statement after Congress certified his loss. “I have always said we would continue our fight while this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history. The sad part is that he really believes this.

Take VP Pence who has kissed his ass for 4-years and Trump asked him to take an action that he couldn’t even legally do so Trump just dumped him. Trump said to have told Pence ‘I don’t want to be your friend’ after the vice president refused to block Biden’s election certification.

Even as his fans were running wild through the Capitol he tweeted “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots.” He told rioters to “go home now,” but added “we love you” and “you are special.”

The only relief of the day was the speech that Biden made. In it he encouraged Trump to condemn the Trump army but when Trump did speak he basically praised them and called them heroes. He even said he loved these traitors and anarchists who attempted to destroy our democratic processes.

As a defense lawyer and a so-called right-leaning legal commentator on Fox News Catherine Cherkasky stated,” I am very sensitive to claims of unfairness or illegality in our nation’s institutions and processes, particularly in our elections. In this case, however, these violent protests are not about a breakdown in the election process rendering the outcome invalid. They are about nothing more than the bruised ego of President Donald Trump, who lost an election then failed to present any tangible legal grounds upon which it should be reversed.”

Trump’s eldest sons threatened Republican lawmakers at a large rally outside the White House on Wednesday, pledging that their family would continue to dispute the results of the 2020 election just hours before Congress was set to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

“To those Republicans, many of which may be voting on things in the coming hours: You have an opportunity today,” Donald Trump Jr. told the crowd gathered for the “Save America March” on the White House Ellipse. “You can be a hero, or you can be a zero. And the choice is yours. But we are all watching. These guys better fight for Trump. Because if they’re not, guess what? I’m going to be in your backyard in a couple of months!” Donald Trump Jr. said, suggesting he would support primary campaigns against Republicans who did not side with his father.

The whole world is watching, folks. Choose wisely.”

Indeed, the whole world was watching, how I wish they weren’t. Here are a few of hundreds of comments made by the leaders of other countries condemning these actions. And saying America no longer has the right to condemn other countries.

“American democracy is obviously limping on both feet. This, alas, is actually the bottom. I say this without a shadow of gloating. America no longer charts a course and therefore has lost all rights to set it — and even more so to impose it on others.” — Konstantin Kosachev, head of the foreign affairs committee in Russia’s upper house of parliament.

“The scenes from the U.S. Capitol show how dangerous the rhetoric of hatred is. Contempt for democratic institutions erodes citizens’ rights and can undermine political order.” — Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova.

The good news is that many many of these traitors are being arrested and more will be. The man who appeared in a viral photo carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern has been arrested.

Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that Donald Trump should resign the presidency immediately and that if the Republican Party cannot separate itself from Trump, she isn’t certain she has a future in the Republican Party.

Twitter has suspended President Donald Trump from its platform. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” I only hope that other social media follow suit and TV stations never mention him after he is out of office and maybe he will just fade way,

Critics inside and outside of the platforms have been pleading with the social media firms for years to restrict or take down Trump’s accounts, arguing that Trump’s peddling of dangerous disinformation and incitements to violence outweighed any free-speech concerns.

Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah said Friday that President Donald Trump lied to the American people about the 2020 presidential election results and said that he should “seriously consider” resigning from office after Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the US Capitol.

Farah said on CNN’s “New Day” that she holds Trump responsible for inciting the mob that stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win and allowing this “lie to take a life of its own that the election might be overturned.”

Farah’s statement joins former White House chief of staff John Kelly in calling for Trump to either step down or be removed from office in his final days, an extraordinary rebuke of a sitting President from once high-ranking administration officials.

In an exclusive interview, Rep. Paul Mitchell, Republican of Michigan, told CNN that his disgust and disappointment with President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the election have led him to request that the Clerk of the House change his party affiliation to “independent,” and to notify GOP leaders in a letter that he is withdrawing his “engagement and association with the Republican Party at both the national and state level.”

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse said he was not opposed to removing President Donald Trump from office through impeachment for the president’s encouragement of an “insurrectionist mob” that stormed the Capitol Wednesday. “Donald Trump has acted shamefully. He has been in flagrant dereliction of his duty and he will be remembered for having incited this and for having drawing more division into an already divided people. That is who Donald Trump is. That is what his legacy is going to be.”

President-elect Joe Biden said President Donald Trump’s decision to skip his inauguration is “one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on. It’s a good thing, him not showing up,” Biden told reporters.

“He exceeded even my worst notions about him. He’s been an embarrassment to the country, embarrassed us around the world. He’s not worthy to hold that office,” Biden said.

However, Biden said he is glad Vice President Mike Pence will attend his inauguration.


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