Discourse

China Should Start an Investigation Into the Bidens

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This is insane:

President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House that he wants both Ukraine and China to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. He said he hasn't yet asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to look into the Bidens, but he will start "thinking about it."

So, the United States government has been completely destabilized by a Republican President who is being enabled by a terrified handful of Republican senators. There is no GOP presence in the House anymore—they have been utterly destroyed by their own fecklessness and incompetence. The “Texit” of GOP House members has reached six, and will increase exponentially as other state delegations realize that they’re going to be creamed in next year’s election.

It’s horrific to hear anyone speak the way Trump does about his political opponents. You can’t imagine a similar discourse in any other context because one has never existed. It’s all batshit crazy right now, and if you wrote a novel that mirrored how we are living our lives right now, someone would throw it at your head and put you out on the stoop.

I mean, you can see the obstruction of justice sausage being made in real time right in front of your eyes. There is no need for an investigation. There’s no need for anyone to start building a case file, other than a simple folder on a desktop marked TRUMP OBSTRUCTION TWEETS N VIDEOS. Jeez, Republicans. So glad you went out on that limb this past week and defended the hell out of Trump right before he sawed the damned thing off on ya.

Vice President Joe Biden, and each and every former President and Vice President, should universally condemn Trump and his remarks. This is no time for the Obamas, Bushes, Clintons, Carters, or Al Gore to remain silent in the face of the destruction of our political norms. And, yes, we need to hear from Vice President Walter Mondale and from Dan Quayle and his wife on this, too. There are more living ex-Vice Presidents than Presidents, and they should all speak with one voice at this point in our history. Their denunciation of Trump should be swift and complete. And, no, you won’t hear from Dick Cheney when it comes to standing up for decency or the American way.

If you’re not condemning Trump at this point, nobody should plan on showing you any respect ever again.

This Mardy Bum

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Here’s a lowlife sad sack pretending to be the most aggrieved person ever:

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, without offering evidence, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller "terminated" FBI communications in what he called an illegal move.

"Mueller terminated them illegally. He terminated all of the emails ... Robert Mueller terminated their text messages together. He terminated them. They're gone. And that's illegal. That's a crime," Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network, referring to two former FBI employees who exchanged disparaging messages about the president.

Trump made the remarks ahead of Mueller's scheduled testimony in front of lawmakers about his investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

Mueller will testify about his report in front of the House of Representatives' Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees in July.

Mueller found Russia did meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, that the Trump campaign did not conspire with Russia and did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

Trump repeatedly railed against the Mueller probe, blasting it as a "witch hunt."

Unlike previous witch hunts, this one put a lot of witches in Federal prison and ended up exposing a whole lot of crimes. Trump’s evidence-free claims are regularly aired without parental warnings, and I think we need to talk about how to restore decency to our political process right after we talk about how to bring back dignity to the White House.

The first question I would ask any Democrat running for president is, “what are you going to do to bring back honor and integrity to the presidency?”

But, listen, there are a lot of things about the current coverage of Trump that drive me crazy. If you pull back and look at the big picture, why does anyone print his remarks like this without noting that Trump has nothing to complain about because he’s not in jail right now? He’s mediocre, stupid, and confused all the time but he gets to play golf so why does he bellyache all day and all night? Sure, a lot of people who worked for him are looking at stints in the grey bar hotel. A lot of people who worked for him gave up the evidence needed to flesh out the case that’s being built to throw Trump in prison when he is ejected from office. What’s a little prison time among friends? Oh, not friends? Well, the help should have thought of that when they begged for the job.

Trump is presiding over a slow motion train wreck. His “regime” is in tatters. No one wants to work for him. The walls are closing in. These are facts that would have driven a normal human being to resign in shame.

Nope.

Trump is shameless and feels sorry for himself on a minute-by-minute basis that is simply unimaginable in a normal president. He rants and raves and carries on as if no one is actually under control because there is no functioning White House Chief of Staff.

This self-pitying asshole is, as the British would call him, a Mardy Bum.

A real Chief of Staff would have stopped all of this from happening before it could escape from whatever side room they keep Trump in all day. They can’t let him near the ceremonial trappings of the Oval Office because Trump is incapable of controlling his emotions.

As a taxpayer, I want to know—how many furnishings or decorations in the White House have been broken or smashed because Trump couldn’t help himself? Your tax dollars are paying for this fiasco.