Like fawning courtiers, U.S. Senators just handed over a crown: All hail, King Donald!
That impeachment nontrial was a very dark day for America.
The jaw-dropping moment of the farce came when Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz flailed his arms like a wind-up toy in his pretzel logic, which goes like this: In the Ukraine scheme, Trump was merely trying to expose Biden’s horrible corruption in order to protect our nation from his (Biden’s) potential ascent to power. By helping himself get re-elected, you see, Trump was only trying to serve the national good – thus he committed no impeachable offense. Who can miss the bleak irony and blatant stupidity of that insulting assertion?! Good thing Dershowitz is not a professor of logic.
Like a sandbox bully rewarded, this newly consecrated president is crowing he has been exonerated once again. Now doubly emboldened, King Donald the Innocent will continue to erode the U.S. Constitution and imperil our democracy. With sickening selfishness, The Donald mistakes the world for one big real estate deal. This king must be deposed. There are 13 reasons, at least, why the Royal One should be voted off the island:
1: Indisputable facts show Trump tried to strong-arm Ukraine into announcing a phony Biden investigation. A corollary of that scheme, which begs investigation, is how Trump was possibly trying to weaken Ukraine’s security, making it a plum ripe for picking by his chum Vladimir Putin, one of the “strong leaders” he so admires.
2: The Mueller Report was a damning document that revealed Trump tried up to 10 times to squelch the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump’s top “legal” fixer, U.S. Attorney William Barr, released a candy-coated version of the Report that too many gullibles were eager to believe.
3: A bumbling “foreign policy” based on personal whims and tantrum outbursts. The Donald’s charm offensive is long on offensive, short on charm. It is, in a word, dangerous.
4: Trump’s bad-mouthing of ObamaCare and legal maneuvers to deep-six it. Whatever happened to Trump’s repeated promise of the Best Health Care in the History of the Whole Wide World?
5: Insidious attacks on the Department of Justice, the FBI, the State Department and intelligence agencies, sowing discord and undermining trust in the institutions we so depend upon for our – and the world’s – security.
6: A total lack of understanding of the U.S. Constitution and even an outright contempt for it. Kings hate that messy tangle called democracy. It gets in their way so they try to rig (or abolish) elections.
7: The Wall. We need immigration reform and control, but this is not it. The Chinese, with their “Great Wall,” learned that lesson thousands of years ago.
8: The vicious cruelty of separating children and parents at the border, aided and abetted by one of Trump’s most senior advisors, the sinister immigrant-hater Stephen Miller.
9: The sabotage of NATO. At summit meetings, Trump strutted around like Mussolini with a sneering pout on his face among NATO nation leaders, making a fool of himself and alienating allies we need.
10: Trump’s ripping up the climate-change accords, combined with his reckless dismantling of environmental regulations in tune with the big carbon-energy honchos.
11: His massive debt-producing tax cut for the Super Rich. It was the old trickle-down trick perpetrated against the have-nots ever since the 1980s “Greed is Good” Era. Trump bragged to glitzy guests at Mar-a-Lago that he’d just made them a lot of money.
12: King Donald’s grotesque narcissism. Everything He does (or tries to do) is the Best, the Biggest, the Greatest in History. In mental hospitals there are unfortunate folks suffering from delusions of grandeur far more realistic than The Donald’s bloated daydreams.
13: OK, here’s where Trump gets a nod. The economy is doing well, although in a lopsided way. There’s more to a great country than “strong economy.” A truly great nation is comprised first and foremost of strong, wise, compassionate, moral leadership.
So, folks, put on those caps, the ones that say, “Make America Sane Again.” Then get ready to vote.
Meantime, Dear Leader, please consider taking a quick bow now for your strong economy, then grab your crown and scurry off to Fantasy Island where you can play wannabe king all by yourself to your heart’s content.