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Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:29 PM

An insane President and a criminal Senate. Go figure.

The Founding Fathers didn't anticipate the fix we're in today. Nor could they have. They wrote a Constitution that was intended to ensure freedom for all, (except for black people and women). But somehow, they missed the possibility of a Trump-like creature, and an entirely corrupt political party, existing simultaneously. None of them could have foreseen this dire threat to the existence of a free, sane democracy.

Some may take issue with me calling Trump insane. Okay. I can understand that. But if he's not insane, then a new definition of the word "insane" is required to explain him, his actions, his mindlessness, his cruelty and his very existence.

And who could possibly have foreseen an entire political party, in total control of the Senate, turning into a criminal entity?

Well here we are.

Destiny/fate/"We The People," or, at least, enough sane voters, have given the Democratic Party partial control of the government. Is it enough to stop the madness? I guess we're going to find out in the not-to-distant future.

But here's the "silver lining." Democrats have elected to congress, an unprecedented number of women, blacks, Latins, Muslims, Native Americans, and out-and-out, unabashed liberals. And this is driving Republicans OUT. OF. THEIR. MOTHERFUCKING. MINDS.

Many of those who were excluded from that original Constitution are now holding positions of power. And it's happened just in time to oppose an insane President and a criminal Senate. Fate? Karma? Or perhaps there is some incomprehensible "intelligence" driving this thing we call the universe.

Still, we are the ones who must deal with a madman "in charge," and a criminal organization protecting him. The Founding Fathers aren't in charge here. The ball is in our court. And history will hold us responsible for the outcome.



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Reply An insane President and a criminal Senate. Go figure. (Original post)
Cyrano Jan 6 OP
pecosbob Jan 6 #1
Cyrano Jan 6 #2
Vinca Jan 6 #3
malaise Jan 6 #4
Cyrano Jan 6 #6
malaise Jan 6 #7
Buckeyeblue Jan 6 #5

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:38 PM

1. Historically speaking the founding fathers were faced with an unhinged despot...George III

otherwise known as 'Mad' King George.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:19 PM

2. Yep. And it led to the American Revolution

No sane person wants to see history repeat itself. No sane person wants a war.

And for anyone thinking that this moment in history must come to armed resistance, please rethink your opinion. There are about a quarter of a million people who are on DU regularly. Many have seen war firsthand. And they never want to see it again.

Yes, this President and this Senate have got to go. But they must go through our laws and our norms.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:21 PM

3. I wonder how many in the GOP are owned by Russia.

It's hard to imagine they all get out of this without an indictment.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:26 PM

4. Kevin may know

A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.

Washington Post

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 06:00 PM

6. Sounds like something the Dem House should investigate

I think it's great that they have the power to call these (possible) traitors to testify -- publicly.

Of course, these people have the right to "Take the Fifth." That's the fifth amendment of the constitution. The constitution that these people hate and are trying to destroy. The constitution that gives them the right to not testify against themselves.

Does it seem to people that the term "motherfuckers" is an appropriate depiction of these people?

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:26 PM

5. Can the House investigate individual Senators?

If so, McConnell's ugly face should be hauled before the House to explain himself. I say this partially with my tongue in my check. But the intelligence of the voters of Kentucky seems to be our only check on him. I'm not optimistic.

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