What a day!

We’ve waited so long for today. We’ve waited for the worst President and administration in American history to be GONE. It’s almost anti-climactic.

As Kamala Harris took the oath to become our 49th Vice President, we sipped the bubbly and rejoiced. Fours years of lies, disfunction, destruction of institutions, violence, and ultimately sedition have taken their toll. Good riddance to the abomination that pretended to give a fuck. What an abject disaster.

We’re hopeful for the future but know it will not be easy. There’s a lot of work to do. A lot of wrongs to be righted. President Biden and Vice-President Harris have their work cut out for them. Such a huge mess to clean up.

At least there’s hope.

Ciao.

Because Impeachment would be divisive…

David Rothkopf says it more concisely and to the point than I can. Here’s a paraphrase from his writing:

The GOP is saying let’s not impeach the president because it would be divisive. We need to unify, they say.

Here are some things that the GOP apparently didn’t find divisive:

Launching an insurrection against the US Government

Seeking to disenfranchise 81 million Americans

Seeking to negate the votes of African Americans

Attacking the Capitol

Killing Capitol police officers

Inciting riots that claimed 5 lives

Participating in the largest act of domestic terrorism in US history

Hunting down Congresspeople in the halls of Congress

Supporting and defending white supremacists

Supporting and defending Neo-Nazis

Turning US federal force against peaceful protesters

Calling Mexicans rapists

Discriminating against Muslims

Breaking up families and putting children in cages

Ending protections for children born innocently in the US

Promoting economic policies that help only the rich in America and fostering the worst inequality in our country

Seeking to stigmatize those who sought to do the right thing to protect America from a deadly pandemic

Contributing to the spread of a disease that has killed hundreds of thousands — disproportionately people of color and the elderly

Seeking policies that deny COVID relief to states with Democratic leadership

Seeking to help only those close to the GOP leadership

Repeatedly attacking the credibility of the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies

Supporting and collaborating with foreign enemies

Lying tens of thousands of times to the American people

Calling for Hillary Clinton to be locked up

Obstructing all judicial nominees from a Democratic president

Countless hours of expensive and POINTLESS Benghazi investigations

Pointless and expensive investigations and unfounded conspiracy theory mongering about Hillary Clinton’s emails

The list could go on…

There is one reason and one reason only why enablers of the president oppose seeking accountability for Trump’s seditious plot and the attempted coup against the government. They know they are culpable, they know that their leaders sought not just to divide the country but to tear its government down. They oppose impeachment and serious consequences for all involved because that would mean that many of their leaders would be stripped of their ability to serve in the US government (per 14th Amendment) and face potential serious criminal liability. They know that seeking justice and defending the country and its institutions and its principles puts them squarely in the cross-hairs. And so, they are desperately trying to deflect attention.

Don’t fall for it. Demand accountability.

Safeguards in place…

That I even have to mention this is mind-boggling. Today Nancy Pelosi told her caucus that she has gotten assurances there are safeguards in place in the event President Trump wants to launch a nuclear weapon.

Let’s hope these safeguards are better than the ones protecting the joint session of Congress, including the VP, on January 6, 2021.

I’ll direct this question to a certain family member: Are you still committed to using the term “protesters” to describe these people or are you ready to apply the appropriate terms: thugs, insurrectionists, terrorists, deplorables, seditionists….?

I’ll wait…..

Let’s Be Mindful of the Facts

Biden won the election. Trump lost.

Several GOP states determined the order of counting the votes by not allowing mail-votes to be counted until Election Day. This was by design – make it appear early that Trump was winning. Then cry foul when ALL the votes are counted.

In his efforts to disenfranchise millions of legal voters and, many of those black voters, Trump has lost virtually every legal challenge. Outside of court Trump and the GOP cried foul and fraud. In court, in front of a judge, where perjury and license censure became possible, Trump’s lawyers explicitly said “no fraud”. This is grifter’s show. Trump is laughing all the way to the bank. And you, Trump voters, have enabled him.

We have seen before our eyes an attempted coup. Literally. Had it not been for an independent judiciary, Trump and the GOP would have toppled our democracy in their quest for money and power.

Unfortunately, this is not over. The GOP is a threat to our democracy. Believe what you see.

This is not hyperbole.

To Trumpers everywhere – Trump has shown you who he is. The burning question: who are you loyal to? The United States Constitution and democracy or Donald Trump?

Ciao.