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Inviting Questions and Comments: The Madness of King Trump

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David Rochlin:
This is your eagerly awaited chance to discuss the pride and the psychosis.  Trump did many things, some good and some unbelievably idiotic.  But, his quarter page in American High school history will feature the riot he unleashed and celebrated, as it assaulted America's sacred institutions of democracy.


Remember in 2011 when tens of thousands of Democrats surged on the Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison and physically occupied it for more than two weeks? We were told, "This is what democracy looks like."

Remember in 2016 when Obama was President and hundreds of BLM blocked interstate highways and violently accosted police (even killing several)? We were told, "To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible." 

Remember in 2018 during the Kavanaugh hearings when a mob of Democrats stormed the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, and pounded their fists in rage on the door. We were told, "It's understandable."

Remember this summer's riots in major cities across the country when groups of Democrats marched in the streets, set buildings on fire, looted businesses, assaulted and even killed bystanders and police?  We were told, "These are mostly peaceful protests."

Remember when Democrats seized several blocks of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in downtown Seattle, declaring it an autonomous zone?

Remember the guns ad deaths and utter destruction? We were told, "It's a block party atmosphere."

Remember when a crazed mob gathered after the Republican National Convention and attacked Rand Paul, a sitting U.S. Senator? We were told, "No justice, no peace."

Remember how police were told to stand down, governors refused to call in the national guard, and Democrats paid bail for violent protesters who were arrested? We were told, "This is the only way oppressed people can be heard."

I have condemned violent protests and lawlessness every single time they've been reported. I condemn the actions of those who stormed the Capitol yesterday. But I refuse to condemn hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors because a handful (52 arrested) chose to be lawless and to defy everything the vast majority of the crowd stood for. Conservatives are defenders of the Constitution, the police, and the rule of law. Because a relative few people decided to do something stupid doesn't nullify the concerns of the many.

The real culprit here? The mainstream media has been telling us for years that violence is the only way people who feel oppressed can be heard, it's the only way to get justice, and this is what democracy looks like. Apparently, a few who were in the crowd on Wednesday listened to them.

The inflammatory rhetoric of the Left caused this, and it's about time Democrats and the mainstream media took responsibility for dividing Americans and attempting to humiliate those who support the President or any conservative ideals. They have pushed people to the brink, even while claiming, "It's time for unity." It's time for careful reflection and change on all sides. God help us!

I didn't write this but I like what it says

David Rochlin:
The President of the United States directed a mob  that he groomed and cultivated on social media, to the Capitol buildings, where they rioted whilst our elected representatives cowered under the furnishings.  This was a historical event, and whatever good things Trump did during his four years, now this is going to be what he is remembered for.  What he did can be framed as an "The 2021 Insurrection" or violation of "Sedition acts," and legally the crimes may be more serious than mere riot related incidents. 
There was never the slightest chance he could change the election result, which also is now history.  Trump thought his lawsuits, threatening public officials, and now a mob on Capitol Hill to interrupt the counting of Electoral votes, could change the results.  But, the whole project was the psychotic fantasy of a man who, unsatisfied with being President, is a the Kremlin-based midget fanboy and wants to be like the Kremlin-based midget, or like his good friend, Kim Jong Un, "Rocket man."  Trump wants to overturn centuries of democracy in America and be a dictator.  It isn't a realistic possibility, and an ordinary person's ego would not demand that, but he is now psychotic.  He needs treatment and meds, not to be an object of worship by his supporters who probably make his problems even worse.

A word on the media

David Rochlin:
Majority Whip Clyburne told the media that the House might wait 100 Days and then (maybe) Impeach, because Biden's agenda will be stalled for the duration of the trial.  If they don't strike while the iron is hot, it will probably fail.  But, if they do it, then much of Biden's first 100 days, often the most effective in a Presidency, could be lost.  Delaying Democrat legislation would be good for Republicans, since Dems control both branches of the legislature and the Presidency.  Much of the opposition's power is the power to delay the Democrat agenda.
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker, has not yet reversed her plan to introduce articles on Monday and it will be very difficult, despite Biden's wishes, not to placate a very angry majority.
Update: An Impeachment vote will occur in the House next week.  If Successful, the Articles of Impeachement would be referred to the Senate at an undecided future date.  I think if it doesn't happen soon, then it won't happen.  17 Republican votes needed and less than half than number of Senators publicaly appear inclined to support Conviction. 

Trump has had this mental illness for some time, but at the beginning  of his term when he wanted to do something insane or foolish, he was easily diverted.  Was this, because he had better staffers?  Or is has his illness progressed so that he is worse now?  But, when he decided that regardless of the facts or truth, he wanted the 2020 election not to count, he could not stop himself or be diverted from trying one thing after another until he overstepped.  Ten Secretaries of Defense signed a letter recently, concerned that Trump might try to use the military to overthrow the government, following a purge of military related officials.

Fun polls!  52% of Republicans believe Biden is mostly responsible for the attack on the Capitol.  69% of Republicans think Trump is minimally responsible for the attack.


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