It might be a little early to start considering King Rat’s contribution to democracy and ultimately, his legacy. But highlights include how the GOP controlled Senate says it’s OK to demand kickbacks from foreign leaders and use any means, legal or otherwise, to cover it up. It’s fine for the executive branch to stonewall judicial inquiries, ignoring any and all congressional Subpoenas. I suppose there is little to be gained by pointing out that any future Democratic president, if any as corrupt as King Rat ascend to the role, may claim the same legal privilege. Or that the GOP is headed by a guy who commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the only politician nearly as corrupt as Trump himself. This following the pardon of ex-Sheriff Arpaio, the only disgraced law enforcement official possibly more bigoted than Trump. Why not let Bernie Madoff walk. Or Harvey Weinstein. Like that would be any different? I’m thinking the legacy is a big indelible shitstain on the American flag. Congratulations, Trumpfucks.
Democrats have a messaging problem. The public does not respond to political ads that have more than about four words. Any policy, thought, idea or plan that needs more than one sentence is viewed with atavistic suspicion. An argument with more than one or two words, grunts or gestures is viewed as liberal sophistry and is most likely the work of the Devil. And quit dancing around the problem. Trump hit up Ukraine for a fucking kickback. He withheld federal money, taxpayer money, for a greasy personal favor. In this case he wanted a press conference by the Ukrainian president saying they were investigating Biden’s kid. Say it out loud. “Kickback”. Good. Once more, only louder. Might just as well have been a campaign contribution, could have been cash, maybe a blowjob. It doesn’t matter, it’s the same thing, yet they worry it might be impolite to say publicly the smarmy rat-bastard demanded a kickback before handing over taxpayer money? The guy ripped off his own charity and you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by pointing that out? Take a look at Bloomberg’s ads. ‘Trump lied. He took away your insurance, and if you’re lucky enough to still have it, he’s jacking up the prices. Trump lied about the environment. We’re hosed and he’s making it worse. Trump lied about tariffs. They’re not bringing manufacturing back, and you’re paying way more for crap. Trump lied about the dumbass wall. Show me a 30 foot wall and I’ll show you a 35 foot ladder. And Mexico is not paying for it’. Jeezus, is that so hard? I have to believe it’s better than four more Years of the Rat.
It’s hard to follow what is apparently becoming a criminal investigation of Trump since Rudy Giuliani changes his story as rapidly as Trump changes his. The trap has been baited, but King Rat is wary. Rudy said his client would not sit for a deposition with Robert Mueller because Mueller would ask Trump questions to trip him up, then hit him (Trump) with perjury. I’m not an attorney but it seems to me Giuliani is saying that if Trump is deposed, Trump will perjure himself, and therefore, he will not submit to a deposition. He added that Trump would have to be a fool to do that. Indeed. Might try telling the truth but that is clearly off the table. Trump likes to call “backsies” a lot, they could try dangling that one in front of him.