Friday, January 18, 2019

Our Country is in Peril

Traitors who have enabled Trump

Good day folks! Here we are, the 28th day of the government shutdown. A totally unnecessary shutdown all because of a lie Trump made to his followers. Trump said "Mexico will pay for the wall!" Turns out he wants us, United State taxpayers, to pay for the wall. A classic Con Man con, bait and switch. And one thing I will give  Trump credit for, he is a master con man. When this nightmare is done, history will show he was the greatest con man ever in our country and the world. This is one time one of Trump's many superlatives applies. But I'm not going to make this blog post about a long and boring rant on this despicable person but only to give you my state of mind at this time of my life. I never in my whole life ever imagined that I would live in a country where our very freedoms would be threatened by an incompetent, evil narcissist who has zero empathy for anyone except himself. We are at a great time of danger in our country folks. 

In the midst of all this I am scheduled to take a plane flight February 10th for my annual winter excursion to sunny California. Some in Congress say the only way this government shutdown will end is if the TSA employees and air traffic controllers go on strike.  Those people say the government shutdown will end in ninety minutes once members of Congress can't make their plane trips back to their districts. I tend to agree with them, screw up this country's air transportation system and now THAT puts pressure on the cowardly Republicans in Senate.  You know who could end this?  Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader who is holding up bills, that they passed before 100-0 before Trump said he wouldn't sign it, that would open government. McConnell is failing at his primary responsibility as a separate branch of government. Instead he has been acting as if he is employed by  Trump.  McConnell says he won't put any bill before the Senate that Trump has said he wouldn't sign. Hey Mitch, your job is to put bills before the Senate to vote on. Send those bills to Trump.  If Trump vetoes them, send them back to the Senate to vote to override Trump's veto.  That's the way government is supposed to work Mitch.  Instead Mitch McConnell is a coward and a traitor hiding under his desk.  What a despicable human being Mitch McConnell is, he knows better. Trump doesn't.  I blame McConnell more. 

Well, looks like I went on a rant anyway didn't I?  Sorry folks, this has been on my mind and I just had to get my feelings off my chest.

What else is happening in my life?  More expenses.  Took my car in for an oil change this morning.  Yep, I need new tires and brake pads.  More expense. 

Another problem is my big toe that I damaged last month during my visit to Philly.  My toe nail is looking very bad.  No pain but doesn't look good. It's dead. Now it's crooked from putting on my socks and catching it on the end. I called our local physician referral number today to get a number of a podiatrist.  Of course their office is closed for the day.  I always seem to call for my medical problems late Friday or holiday weekends. I'll call Monday and make an appointment to have a podiatrist looks at my bad big toe.  

With all the bad going on around here, looking forward to my getaway on February 10th to sunny California was my one solace.  Now I'm worried that this government shutdown is going to screw that up too.  

One thing after another folks, but as Pat always says "This is only first world problems."  Could be a lot worse.  At least I'm not in pain and my retirement money is still coming in and I still have a part-time job to cover my ever increasing expenses. But still, things won't be right in this country again until that malignant liar is out of the White House and our country is led by a decent human being instead of the dangerous monster that sits in the White House now.  

I don't know how this is all going to end. I hope he is forced to resign once the evidence of his criminality is even too much for him to bear.  But I  doubt that will happen.  I think the only way Trump will leave the White House is to be dragged out in handcuffs.  

Mark this time and place, we are at the most dangerous time in our country's history right now. And who do I hold responsible?  Not his voters, they were conned.  No, I hold his enablers, the Republican members of Congress, specifically the U. S. Senate responsible.  As Edmund Burke is credited to have said:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”

Mitch McConnell and all those Republican members of Congress will go down in history as quislings more concerned about their own hold onto power (afraid of a Trump tweet and getting primaries) than the oath of office they took to protect America. 

They are all traitors and cowards.

I lived during the Watergate scandal.  I remember believing and supporting Nixon until "the tapes" came out.  I remember how shocked I was that Nixon was confirmed as a liar. Looking back at that time, it seems so tame compared to having a president, like Trump who not only lies but is a great danger to our country and our security.

One more quote before I end this venting blog post.  "Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me."  

One day I will wake up and this nightmare will be at an end. I hope I live long enough to see that day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shutdown is another tactic to humiliate the middle class.