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March 1, 2019

Robert D. Elliott

Indianapolis, IN USA

 

AZ “Audit” is a complete Clown Show

Unbelievable – typical tRumpian incompetence – they have no clue what they are doing? how can these “auditors” be trusted? Did the swear an oath? Are they being independently monitored? Will they be prosecuted if they taint the results? And the real Republicans are exposing all of their incompetence.

https://amp.azcentral.com/amp/5138310001

Ted Cruz’s Duplicity Exposed

Truth – “Claims that it (voter fraud) is real or a subject of concern for senators considering a presidential election should, in fact, not be taken seriously.” Correct – it’s miniscule and statistically equivalent to Zero – Zilch – Nada.

Here’s the exposing (Yes, it’s the NY Times, but it contains the video – watch for yourself):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/05/07/ted-cruz-said-his-election-objections-werent-about-blocking-biden-then-voter-asked-about-it/?utm_campaign=wp_the_5_minute_fix&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_fix&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F323b430%2F6095a73a9d2fdae3024666b2%2F5f7b92ccae7e8a56e58355ab%2F33%2F45%2F6095a73a9d2fdae3024666b2

There will be a Reckoning

Today’s GOP is doing everything imaginable to avoid a reckoning of the former guys Presidency and his potentially illegal actions, particularly those related to the post-2020 election, including his perpetration of the Big Lie and potential criminal liability related to the Georgia phone call and the January 6th Insurrection.

Now, they can do two things – the wrong thing – keep pretending as if there will be no substantive reckoning and continue to dodge, weave and hide to avoid accountability and face a dismal future as a permanently ostracized and declining minority status party.

Or two, they can do the right thing – attempt to remain relevant and useful to the nation, and perhaps, win an election or two in the future.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/550255-cheney-breaks-with-mccarthy-on-jan-6-panel-scope

As Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney said so appropriately, ““There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,”.

Reckoning

Perspective

An old friend posited on a Facebook post that I should be up in arms regarding the current situation at the US-Mexico border under new President Biden’s leadership.

Before I address anything to do with President Biden’s leadership, I believe it is important to highlight, again, the fundamental crisis of our nation – which is not the border or immigration situation.

That crisis is the attack on our nation on January 6th and the failure of the Republican Party to acknowledge that fact, to address their role and the role of the former President and many others in the event and the events leading up to this attack. And an acknowledgement by the supposed “law and order” party that all culpable parties, whether attackers or conspirators, need to be brought to justice.

They appear to act as if the events leading up to and culminated on January 6th never happened, that the former President, and many members of his party and right wing media, bear no responsibility for the events of that day.

That the former President wasn’t engaged in a deliberate attempt to steal an election he lost badly.

It appears to me that nothing could be further from the truth.

But all should be calling for a thorough and public accounting of the facts – I don’t see that happening and that’s a crisis.

Many on the right are attempting to move on; to treat the former guy as just another former President, to sharply criticize the current President who is clearly having to grapple with a host of crisis left by the deeply failed leadership and tragic incompetence of the former President and Administration- and generally doing an excellent job in my view.

People are wanting to engage in in a business as usual comparison between the current and former President.

As if the former President is not under a deep and dark cloud of suspicion regarding the possible criminality of many of his actions over the last four years and particularly in relation to the events after Election Day through the events of January 6th.

There is no equivalency to even ponder. On one side is a man who demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt he:
⁃ disabused a large percentage of his nation’s people, and many people of the world, in fact.
⁃ held no respect for the truth
⁃ held no respect for democracy and democratic processes and norms
⁃ Used whatever means he felt, moral or immoral, legal or illegal, democratic or undemocratic, to achieve aims that he felt benefited himself the most (e.g. his corruption of the emollients clause); regardless of the negative impact on the nation

On the other side is a man who, although a flawed human like all of us, has demonstrated the opposite of all these characteristics and is clearly focused on his job as a public servant.

Policies can be debated, disagreements discussed, compromises made between people of goodwill and good character. In the current President we have a leader of goodwill. Nothing can be done with a man who lacks good character and all sense of decency – a man like that deserves only to be pitched onto the ash heap of history.

Thankfully 81 million Americans recognized and acted on this imperative.

May all necessary investigations proceed apace and let the chips fall where they may regarding January 6th. May the Republican Party come to terms with their culpability and purge those among their ranks who failed their oath so dramatically post Election.

Then we can discuss policies and performance – not before this reckoning has even begun.

Public Opinion of the Impeachment Trial Vote

Eighty-eight percent of Democrats believe Trump should have been convicted, while 64 percent of independents and just 14 percent of Republicans agree.

88% of Democrats believe Trump should have been convicted, while 64% of independents and just 14% of Republicans agree.

Should Republicans be concerned with the 50 percentage point gap to independents?

Imho, this how extreme and isolated their position is versus Dems who are only 24 points from independents. From this you can clearly conclude that the middle, the large silent of majority of the electorate, was clearly behind conviction, yet few GOP Senators and fewer Reps were moved by this majority position (at least publicly – we have many, many ancedotes they felt he was guilty but wouldn’t go on the record).

Interesting that the few GOP Reps and Senators that voted their conscience have faced more consequences from their party, via these insane state “censures”, than have the guy in who’s name the mob carried out their rampage.

Also interesting that during the attack on the Capitol, it appears certain that the President wasn’t actively working to halt the attack – no Situation-room type activity has been revealed; only damning phone calls with McCarthy and Tuberville. And that it was a team put together by the Vice President that Situation-room the response and activation of the National Guard.


https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/15/poll-trump-impeachment-conviction-469051