America’s journey has again run headlong into a great uncivil directional tug of war between the titans of stalemate and progression: The Right Guard, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vs. the Queen of democracy, Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Only the foolhardy would underestimate the unscrupulous bias of the former, or the tactician tenacity of the latter.
Only an imperious chess player broadcasts his next move, believing sixty-five million journeymen will withdraw in submission after he, Castling to protect his king, to cover up the defensive wall of willingly rented plodders plotting for Corporatism, Trumpism and Communism’s wannabe champion, Vladimir Putin – casting Homeland Security toward violence.
At this low ebb in America’s journey, each needs to listen to the still voice within to accept the impeachment of a third president.
Isn’t it more predecessor, than short-lived ineffective discriminatory overreaction to an extremely tanned president, giving rise to a false positive brew – indeed nailing Lincoln’s party to the burning crosses of, Jim Crow; denying affordable health care to all and giving birth to a Trump hoax: Birther Movement?
After all, before 20 January 2017, Mitch McConnell, smirking proudly, was forecasting one term for Obama, refusing a SCOTUS garland for Garland and arguably paving a yellow streak path, inciting the riotous Don to forbid his courtiers: staff, cabinet and executive branch to respond to Congressional subpoenas – thus empowering Trump’s American Carnage with, Get over it Mick Mulvaney, let Ukraine eat cake Steve Mnuchin and Sonny Perdue’s climate crisis welcome mat, giving climate scientists a thirty-day-notice for Kansas or, journey on.
With a well-placed Bill Barr firewall to justice, McConnell’s senate largely ignored Robert Mueller’s call to Congressional action – albeit in 2017 Charlottesville, America’s journey was both witness and target of invading white supremacists, with the bigotry gauntlet thrown at America’s Constitution, by an, I think there’s blame on both sides American president.
Too many memories, or myths, blind us to the truth of change, believing less in our deductive reasoning than a forked tongue – comparable to believing Ukraine hacked our 2016 election because, Putin told me so.
Although not an Evangelical Christian, I am an older Caucasian anti-abortion Roman Catholic Italian-American who believes in a woman’s right to choose, more than in a president who, Mark Galli’s Christianity Today strongly suggests is a, profoundly immoral specimen who, should be removed from office for his violation of the Constitution. So, Family Leader Bob Vander Plaats, who comes to your mind when Better Angels warn, Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves?
What insider Ivanka sees as energized, is more antagonistic display of someone confused about his role in, vengeance is mine saith the Lord. Nonetheless, an impeached Trump is a far greater threat, for bullies target the most vulnerable: immigrant children, Ukrainians under attack by Russia and refugee families seeking asylum, yet not even the honored dead are safe from one so unaccustomed to being held accountable for, conduct unbecoming.
Pondering Thomas Paine’s 19 December 1776, these are the times that try men’s souls, reasonable men and women must revolutionize summer soldiers and sunshine patriots, by example, knowing tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.
Speaker Pelosi has long reminded me of my grandmamma who, over my five-year-old head, in one stroke of a garden hoe, decapitated a snake who dared to slither too close to me in her vegetable garden. I couldn’t eat tomatoes until graduate school.
Better we emulate our Speaker seeking a balance between denying confessed Trump enabler McConnell any quick and easy out, and knowing when to fold them – than allowing one-dimensional debate questions to diminish America’s journey into Wine Cave crystal ambiance imbibing, and past wins and losses smothered in the cheap shots of hyperbolic rhetoric, instead of substantive answers for those not benefiting from Trump tax cuts.
Both Right and Left feel lost in the quagmire of our own making, but whether our 2016 vote was motivated by the fear that time itself is replacing the, great way of life of holy white protestant values – or embracing an uncertain future with a Johnny-come-lately commitment to stewardship for both planet and children, even if in an, end of days, both courageous and wise will now passionately pursue the excellence of reason over carnival, positive inspiration above angry tweets and defusing cultural wars with the harmony of loving kindness.
No matter how long America’s journey, Gerrymandering, state voter purges and Citizens United remain our inglorious 21st century stain, but be assured, one person one vote, give me your tired your poor and equal means equal – our miraculous Exceptionalism.
Impeachment – Pence – Purdue – Drunk Drivers and Father Time – TREMR Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline
Like 9/11, what we thought could never happen in America is happening again, but in 2019, administered by a pretend president and his Acting government, conniving with the foreign power determined to destroy our ability to weather Franklin’s admonishment, a Republic, if you can keep it.
Streaming Michael Cohen’s reboot channeling John Dean’s, there’s a cancer on the presidency – Impeaching for our children, we bequeath them, Mike Pence.
Few American presidents have worn sobriety as the only proof of character, while daily crashing through clearly marked humanitarian Stop Signs, putting pedal to the metal to T-Bone both America’s history and it’s potential.
Confident we won’t defeat ourselves by surrendering to the foolishness of self-inflicted vengeful violence, nor to denial of the fearfully fatigued, because Peaceful Assembly and voter registration are not weak sisters, but rather, like United We Stand, the bridge that has restored America after Revolution, Civil War, two World Wars, sixties assassinations and September 2001.
Seeing through Corporatism’s haze, the wise set aside all Trump induced chaos rattling around in the echo chamber of a Fourth Estate that has lost its way – for Media smirks, are laughing America to death.
Gun owners know Wayne Lapierre’s malleable maniacal marionette-in-chief of misinformation is, like Cheney, Pence and Putin’s Moscow Mitch, another bad man with a gun – an adversary to truth, apathetic to the human condition – profiteering off the sacred office he has careened off course.
So, answering 2020’s call, the rational rise to eject Trump Senate enablers – not with Tiki-torches, but with reasserted government of, by and for the people. Having learned from Odessa grandmother Shauna Saxton, who faced the hateful rage of a mass murderer, but unlike her president and our Congress, took immediate action, saving her family from NRA sponsored mass hysteria – we now unite!
To unscrupulous marketing of E-Cigarettes and Opioid producers, speeders whizzing by school buses with flashing red lights, drunk drivers and people who supply civilians with military styled AR weapons – We say enough!
Witnessing the difference between investigative reporting and the laziness of talking heads repeating, a liar is a liar, we are, like time, moving on.
Recognizing the characteristic opposites of the spineless intimidating NOAA cowardice, we emulate the heroism and integrity of NWS.
Voters get it: while a president may not be dumb enough to share classified information with foreign enemies, a pretend president could be treasonous enough to do so.
Flint knows it: if Bush/Cheney hadn’t launched one percent of our population into perpetual war, taxpayer money might be replacing brain destroying lead laden water pipes, causing Legionnaire’s Disease and increasing Pneumonia deaths.
Patriots know it: and reject abusing Commander-in-Chief title to divide and conquer Pentagon leadership and Congressional oversight, to profit from Air Force sleepovers at failing resorts – even if, miraculously, Religious hypocrite Pence isn’t culpable.
Visionaries know it: and refuse to join a pretend president’s race with Climate Change, at the expense of, Homeland Security.
Now, We the People embrace national choices and individual responsibilities: for a presidential riddle wrapped in an Acting government mystery, inside the enigma of his resort tweaked Military Industrial Complex – refusing to permit the undoing of his oath of office, by foreign policy for financial gain.
Rejecting public and private leaders, who profit from the oppression of a child’s future – whether female, people of color, LGBTQ or refugees, we ascend.
Teachers know it: scientists are not America’s enemy, but the stewards of earth and all life upon it. Armed once again with the conviction of, we hold these truths to be self-evident, we legally entrap impeachable producers entangled in vaporizing our future, now blowing smoke screen billions to escape their tobacco predecessors fate.
Family fun at movies, parks, concerts, schools or dog walking, have become bloodied, not just because of bad men with guns and drunk drivers, but men in corporate and government suits, too lost gathering their thirty pieces of silver, to notice their time has passed on.
Allowing extreme individual focus, we fail to see family and national unity’s time limits, because many things we believed true, never were.
Filmmaker friend Kent and I rarely got to work together, so made time for lunch every three or four months, for personal catch up and filmmaking brainstorming, he with a beer, me, ice coffee.
At our last lunch, he asked to send me a play he’d written for my director’s opinion. Then back to work, looking forward to September’s lunch.
America’s first murderer was hanged in 1630; its first drunk driver arrested 1897.
Although Conservative Republican, Texan Evangelical Christian Kent C. Williamson and, Liberal Democrat, Roman Catholic New Yorker, me, were solid friends, as with our country, the United States of America, our next lunch was never promised.