Don’t do the Truth if you can’t do the Time
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength. — George Orwell, “1984”
Truth isn’t truth. — Rudy Giuliani, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh changed his position on impeaching a sitting president after he tried to help Ken Starr get Bill Clinton impeached by setting him up to not tell the truth about sex under oath. If confirmed, he could be the deciding vote on whether or not Trump gets impeached. In essence, Trump is picking his own judge to hear his own case. Republicans want to push him through without vetting him. They’ve set the confirmation hearing for September 4 — about 2 months before the National Archives can get the necessary documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee which is standard procedure. This has never happened before. The Republicans want to steal this seat, too, and they’re running out of time. What’s it going to be, GOP? Truth or consequences?
Michael Cohen is being investigated for bank fraud in excess of over $20 million. Prosecutors are considering filing charges by the end of August which means Trump is going to be a ticking time bomb this week.
Don’t forget that Michael Cohen was the deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee while he was being paid by Russian oligarchs and committing fraud.
Rand Paul was spotted boarding Air Force One. He said late last week that he wanted to talk to Trump about lifting sanctions on Russian political leaders after returning from Russia. The two of them went “golfing” at Trump’s private weekend club. Time will tell whether they’re working together on Russia’s behalf. Either that, or a whistle blower will.
Republicans are trying to keep Democrats from voting in Georgia. In Randolph County, which is 60% black, officials are planning on closing 7 of the 9 polling locations which is 75% of the precincts, because “they aren’t accessible to people with disabilities.” A Democratic black woman, Stacey Abrams, is running for governor. This is in your face voter suppression. Truth.
175 former officials from across the national security community have added their names to the nonpartisan list of those deeply concerned by the politicization of security clearances. Trump has really done it this time.
Senator Mark Warner is introducing an amendment this week to block Trump from revoking security clearances from his critics.
“Trump threatens to yank security clearance from Frederick Douglass” — Andy Borowitz
CEO of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, Howard Lorber, hosted a fundraiser for Trump in the Hamptons. Shit is getting real, America. Now we have to boycott Nathan’s yummy hot dogs.
Trump had a well known white nationalist working in the White House. His name is Darren Beattie and now he’s gone. He was Trump’s speech writer. He spoke at a white nationalist event. Truth be told. What the hell?
The stock price of the “failing” New York Times is up 77% since Trump dubbed it the “failing” New York Times two years ago. Time to buy a NY Times subscription!
Republican hypocrite fun fact: Ted Cruz is freaking out because Beto O’Rourke is gaining on him. He wants Trump’s help. He wants Trump to rile up the crazies in Texas to get out and vote for Cruz. Meanwhile, Beto is skateboarding throughout every county in the state, the first candidate ever to do so, making the time to talk to as many Texans as he can. Once people meet him, they really like him, because he’s very likeable, he’s energetic, he’s knowledgeable, he’s experienced, he gives a damn, and he made the time. Ted Cruz can’t skateboard.
If voting wasn’t important Republicans wouldn’t try so hard to keep people from doing it.
There is no guarantee that the country will survive this. We have a Russian agent in the White House and the entire GOP is complicit and corrupt. The only chance in hell we have is to turn out in record numbers to vote Democrat in November.
That’s the truth. Make the time.
ACTION ITEM FOR TODAY: Call, email and tweet your senators to say NO WAY on Brett Kavanaugh. Do it every day. They have to hear from upset constituents constantly. Make the time!