Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
I was listening to the news on my drive home last night. The news of the day was that former FBI Director James Comey would testify in open hearings at the Senate, sometime after Memorial Day holiday.
The New York Times Reported that T-Rump slandered Comey in his Oval Office conversations with the Russian Foreign Minister, and the Ambassador, the day after he fired him. T-Rump called him “crazy,” and a “nut job.” He told the Russian’s that he was relieved after firing the FBI director, because it took the pressure off of them in regard to the ongoing investigations into Russian interference in our elections, and the possible collusion of the T-Rump campaign, his family, or even T-Rump himself in those treasonous activities.
T-Rump said it, admitting to the Russians, that the Russia investigation was at the root of his firing the FBI Director, making any other assertion about his rational a demonstrable lie.
It was also revealed on Friday that a senior white house aide, someone close to T-Rump, was the target of a criminal investigation in the FBI probe. No one has confirmed this, but the story is that the senior aide is his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and now I remember the photographs from the summer of 2016 of Ivanka on vacation with Putin’s mistress.
These people are criminals.
I was listening to these reports and I was saddened by the fact that America rejected a person for the office on Commander in Chief, who was possibly the most well prepared candidate for the office that we have ever had.
Granted, she was a flawed candidate, she had conflicts of interest, she would not have lived up to my own liberal and progressive ideals.
I was an ardent supporter of hers, from beginning to end.
She would have been the first woman to hold the office, she would have been an effective administrator, she would not have been at the center of the type of drama you see unfolding now.
It made me sad.
Russian interference, criminal collusion, treason, voter suppression, bogus investigations about her e-mail server, her role in the tragedy at Benghazi, and on and on, they stole from us, the American people, the opportunity to have an immanently qualified public servant managing the most complicated bureaucracy in the world.
If this had not been stolen from us, we would not be facing a disastrous change in our health insurance policy, we would be looking at reforms that strengthen the system.
We would not have a President who did not sit down for the Presidential Daily Briefing, who would have a Commander in Chief who was genuinely interested in National Security.
We would not be entertaining a budget that pushes American wealth away from lower and middle income families, into the hands of the 1%, we would not have a secretary of education, threatening to cut the promises made to college graduates to forgive their loans if they went to work in non-profits and the public sector.
We would not have an Attorney General promising to reinstate mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent crimes, and promising to breathe new life into the “for-profit” prison system.
We would not have these things
The woman who won the popular vote was denied the office she aspired to because of treason, collusion, corruption, and suppression. It is not right, and there is nothing we can do to change it.
Even if the Republican party comes to its sense and gets rid of T-Rump, we will only replace him with people who are likely more sane, but just as bad for public policy as the orange monster.