I am disgusted by my party this morning.
After years of investigation and mountains of compelling evidence, the Democrats offer just two articles of impeachment, one about Ukraine and the other about obstruction. Does anybody anywhere believe that ANY GOP senators will care even a little bit about the latter?
No mention of emoluments. No mention of ANYTHING from the Mueller report or investigation.
Most significantly to me, no mention of the enormous stinking carcass of a dead and rotting elephant in the room — the pervasive pattern of doing Vladimir Putin’s bidding on virtually EVERY decision made by this administration and enthusiastically supported by its GOP collaborators. We betrayed South Korea. We betrayed the Kurds. We are dismantling NATO. This week, we learn that this administration is dismantling the WTO, so that it can continue to destroy the economy of the west with self-destructive trade wars. Who benefits? Vladimir Putin. Who loses? Each and every one of us.
What happened to elected officials who actually care about national security? What happened to an electorate who valued law and order? How much more obvious does betrayal have to be?
We are watching in slow motion as the great American experiment crashes and burns. Our government, judicial and political systems are proving themselves utterly powerless to stop or slow this Russian takeover of our government.
The silence of the Democrats on the multitude of presidential abuses means that the constraints that kept the power of the presidency in check have been removed. The treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors of Donald Trump, his administration, and the GOP will be viewed as normal and acceptable behavior from here on. How can ANY Democrat object to any future abuses those abuses aren’t even mentioned in the impeachment articles?
This is a tragic day for America.