Everybody calling for Trump’s impeachment
Donald Trump is getting volleys from all directions and they aren’t directed at his legislative agenda. Oh wait, he doesn’t have a legislative agenda. Do you remember “…forty-three years ago this summer when Republican Senator Barry Goldwater walked into the Oval Office and told Republican President Richard Nixon that they didn’t have the votes in the Senate to save his presidency.” Yahoo News reports that this could happen to Trump down the road, if not in the near future. And should the House vote to impeach, two-thirds of the Senate is required to convict; Yahoo’s Elaine C. Kamarck claims there are twelve Senators already riding the impeachment train.
The Donald Trump impeachment express
- “If you add that to the forty-eight Democrats in the Senate (who have shown no inclination to work with this President), Donald Trump could be six votes away from conviction in the Senate.”
That could turn the locomotive into an express, and with a little help, the indictment could reach the station sooner than most now expect. The barriers are Paul Ryan in the House and Mitch McConnell in the Senate; it won’t happen unless they are on board, unless there is a revolt in both houses to overthrow their leaders. Since we are talking about ousting the President of the United States, that isn’t so far-fetched. McConnell has fallen from grace and Ryan has always been less than mediocre. Lindsey Graham has said that firing special counsel Robert Mueller would be the “beginning of the end” of the Trump presidency.
Art of the Deal ghostwriter thinks Trump on way out
If you remember Donald Trump’s 1987 memoir, The Art of the Deal, you might also remember its ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, who now professes he “…thinks President Donald Trump will eventually call it quits.” Schwartz tweeted…
- “The circle is closing at blinding speed,” Schwartz tweeted. “Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice.”
- “Trump’s presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.”
The Art of the Deal ghostwriter speaks out
Celebrating Trump was like “putting lipstick on a pig”
There are so many choice comments from Tony Schwartz in this CNN article that I feel I must pass them along. Like…”I put lipstick on a pig,” adding he has, “a deep sense of remorse” for “presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” I don’t think Schwartz has to worry, because any good he did ghostwriting the book has surely been eradicated by the ignorant and vulgar behavior of T-rump since entering the White House. The author believes he may be looking for a way to resign and for Donald Trump there is only one way to leave. Turning his loss into a victory.
Anonymous resistance movement gets in impeachment act
There is more help from the online activist group known as Anonymous which has posted the private cellphone numbers and email addresses for 22 Republican members of Congress. This started with only three earlier so it is obvious that these people are serious. Their goal is Donald Trump’s impeachment, and based on a history of this hacker clan in the past, they won’t give up the ship until it’s righted. Politicians included were U.S. Sens. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Charles E. Grassley of Iowa. None of these particularly influential but we still have to see the balance of the names.
How will Donald Trump exit the Oval Office?
Rob Pfeiffer, chief editor of online publication The Anon Journal said the information was published to get voters to contact these Senators to encourage Donald Trump’s impeachment. It will be interesting to follow just how this scenario goes because in the opinion of most, T-rump could not face impeachment. And reflecting again on the earlier point that the only way he would leave would be to turn his loss into a victory…it could get messy for the Republicans but the timing could not be better for the left nearing 2018 and coming up on 2020. Right now, Progressives aren’t saying ‘we told you so,’ but they should be.