Iron-willed Ditz and Birther “Judge”

Nancy Pelosi is Neville Chamberlain, as history will soon show, unfortunately.   An iron-willed version of Chamberlain, no doubt, one who knows how to wield power and get her party in line with whatever she decides.   Her party, according to Madam Speaker, is waiting for something more dramatic, more convincing, more of a total popularly approved slam dunk, than this seamless pattern of a mere ten obstructive acts detailed in the report Mueller handed to presidential bodyguard Bagpiper Bill now four months ago.   Each act was part of a long (and ongoing) pattern of obstruction of justice, each was done to impede or end a lawful investigation, with the intent to impede or end that investigation:  

1  President Trump asked the FBI director to shut down the investigation into National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

2  President Trump said he fired FBI director Comey because of the Russia Investigation

3 President Trump ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller   

4  President Trump attempted to curtail the Special Counsel’s investigation 

5  President Trump prevented the public disclosure of evidence 

6  President Trump wanted Attorney General Sessions to “unrecuse” from the Russia investigation   

7  President Trump directed White House counsel Don McGahn to create false documents that covered up the truth from investigators

8  President Trump tried to discourage Campaign chairman Paul Manafort and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn from cooperating with the Special Counsel’s investigation 

9  President Trump encouraged Michael Cohen to lie about Trump Tower Moscow

10  President Trump tried to get his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen not to cooperate with the investigation.   

But according to Speaker Pelosi, this is not a very dramatic and convincing pattern of corrupt and arguably illegal actions by our in-your-face contemptuous president.   

He’s right, by the way, in this case, to feel contempt for the Democratic party.   I feel it too.   I watched Adam Schiff’s body language as he stood next to the confidently dithering leader of his party, his face said it too.  He was having a hard time keeping a neutral expression on his face, a scowl off of it.    “We are using the courts to try to get a ruling,” Nancy Pelosi explained.  Jerald Nadler added that once the court rules, as it should, that this blanket protective executive privilege, this ridiculously over-broad claim of immunity, is groundless that they’ll be able to subpoena everybody and they’ll have to appear, and produce documents.   He did his best, next to the Speaker, but Nadler didn’t seem particularly convinced either.   They looked like the beaming Pelosi’s dazed captives up there.   Elijah Cummings gave Pelosi some fiery support, speaking with some force and gripping the podium with both hands (since he was no longer holding on to his walker).

The most powerful player in that party right now is an iron-willed ditz with an unshakeable theory — that impeachment that doesn’t result in Trump’s removal from office will strengthen the corrupt, lying strongman president in 2020.   The best thing to do, according to the iron-willed ditz, is wait — until he actually shoots somebody in the face on Fifth Avenue and skull fucks their corpse, on live TV.

You can understand her worry when you see the caliber of the president’s defenders.   They were on powerful display yesterday at the Mueller hearings.   I was lucky enough to catch Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert’s riveting performance.     Gohmert [1] went ballistic, after first holding up a pamphlet he introduced into evidence.   The pamphlet was called Robert Mueller Unmasked.  Gohmert was too modest to mention that he was the author of the 48 page illustrated document proudly displayed on-line at hannity.com.   It makes the case that Mueller is the worst, simply the fucking worst.   It ends:

If you want answers, and you CAN handle the truth, join me in demanding those answers from “Special Counsel” Robert Mueller, along with his resignation. If he were to resign, it could well be the only truly moral, ethical and decent action Mueller has undertaken in this entire investigation.

There’s a ton of great shit in there, and it’s impeccably reasoned and beautifully written, of course, and also illustrated.   I’ll give you just a snapshot, just the opening salvo, since it’s worth scrolling quickly through this well-done strong opinion piece in its entirety (if only to see the several illustrations):

ROBERT MUELLER: UNMASKED

by Congressman Louie Gohmert

Robert Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people that is a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence. He lacks the judgment and credibility to lead the prosecution of anyone.

I do not make these statements lightly.

Each time I prepared to question Mueller during Congressional hearings, the more concerned I became about his work ethic. Then as I went back to begin compiling all that information in order to recount personal interactions with Mueller, the more clearly the big picture began to come into focus. At one point I had to make the decision to stop adding to this or it would turn into a far too lengthy project.

My goal was to share some first-hand information as other Republican Members of Congress had requested, adding, “You seem to know so much about him.” This article is prepared from my viewpoint to help better inform the reader about the Special Prosecutor leading the effort to railroad President Donald J. Trump through whatever manufactured charge he can allege. Judging by Mueller’s history, it doesn’t matter who he has to threaten, harass, prosecute or bankrupt to get someone to be willing to allege something—anything—about our current President, it certainly appears Mueller will do what it takes to bring down his target, ethically, or unethically, based on my findings.

 Since we now seem to  be living in the sound byte/twitter-ruled land of the freakish and the home of the braying, let me not assume an American attention span sufficient to read all of the material quoted above.   Here’s the takeaway from a former “judge” [2], Texas’s own Louie Gohmert:

This article is prepared from my viewpoint to help better inform the reader about the Special Prosecutor leading the effort to railroad President Donald J. Trump through whatever manufactured charge he can allege.

Spoken like a true Texas judge, circa 1858.   “We’ll give the filthy, thieving varmint a fair trial and hang him, and let’s make it quick, boys, Ah need lunch, Ah’m starvin’.”

Democrats yesterday tried to get Mueller to say that only the OLC memo prevented him from referring Trump’s obstruction case for prosecution.   Mueller would not go quite that far, though he said that the OLC memo prevented him from making a traditional prosecutorial decision about the sitting president’s actions (as his report said, though Barr claimed in his famously misleading summary, and afterwards, that the OLC memo had nothing to do with anything).   

Mueller confirmed for his Democratic questioners that Trump refused to testify, for about a year, and would have tied up a subpoena in court for a long time, preventing the completion of the investigation into coordinated, wide-spread Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  Mueller’s task was to publish his findings about Russian interference in the presidential contest, which he documented, characterized as “sweeping and systematic”,  and warned of repeatedly (and which Mitch McConnell refuses to allow the Senate to address in any way — the help was good in 2016, it’ll be great in 2020).  Mueller added that Trump’s inadequate written answers were often contradicted by credible evidence.  Mueller-speak for “Trump was not entirely truthful in his inadequate. arguably evasive, answers”.   (Sworn answers to a federal investigator that are not truthful are… p-p-p-perjury…)

Republicans, in contrast, didn’t care about the old news report that Barr had already disposed of.  They focused on indignantly showing what a pathetic, corrupt dupe of Commies and transsexual Mexican zombie abortionists the “Special Prosecutor” (as Gohmert refers to him in his final challenge on the damning hannity.com pamphlet) is, and how viciously and ineptly the vile partisan Mueller went after a completely innocent man, a man who should never have been investigated in the first place (we’re looking into that!) and was revealed, even by these Trump-hating traitors, to be completely and totally exonerated, exculpated, found not guilty of every and all charges.

We get the government we deserve.  We have earned this shit show, we really have.

What happened to the millions who ran into the streets wearing pussy hats, flocked to airports to immediately protest the Muslim ban, who assembled in a huge throng to support climate science?    Got tired out and shouted down by an innocent mad man and his most ardent supporters (including America’s top law enforcement official) who, believe it, would not hesitate to beat you to death if they thought you posed a real threat to the spotless reputation of the greatest leader this country has ever had. 

Speaker Pelosi urges us all to wait and see.  Maybe the paperless 2020 election won’t be hacked by anyone (although an 11 year-old recently demonstrated how small a challenge it currently is to do so), maybe those 78,000 surgically targeted Electoral College votes won’t appear again, as if by magic, in the proper number in every single district needed to win each state’s electors and amass the Electoral College majority to legally elect this innocent and good man to another four years of glory.

Nancy Pelosi, by refusing to allow an impeachment investigation to go forward, is Neville Chamberlain.   The end of democracy is taking place on her fretful, calculating, vote counting, party disciplined watch.   An iron-willed ditz, confidently wringing her hands with that great smile as the clock runs out on protecting our constitutional system.

 

[1]  Early in Obama’s second term, Gohmert (apparently an ardent Birther) sponsored a bill to make sure we never again have a Kenyan secret-Muslim president.    As Wikipedia reports:

On July 29, 2009, Gohmert signed on as a co-sponsor of the defeated H.R. 1503. This bill would have amended “the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of president to include with the committee’s statement of organization a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the office of president under the Constitution”.[13]

Some of his other well-researched positions:

Gohmert does not believe in manmade climate change, and has asserted that data supporting the theory is fraudulent.[30] He opposes cap-and-trade legislation, such as the one that was passed in the U.S. House when it had a Democratic majority, and supports expanding drilling, and exploration and drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).[30]

Gohmert is pro-life and opposes abortion. He has stated that he believes that life begins at conception. Gohmert sponsored the Sanctity of Human Life Act. Gohmert voted for the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, a bill that prohibits the transportation of a minor across state lines for the purposes of an abortion without the consent of the minor’s parents. He has 100% pro-life voting record rating from the National Right to Life Committee(NRLC).[39][40]

In December, 2018, Gohmert made national news headlines as a guest on Fox News. Gohmert digressed from the topic of Google to assert an unrelated and defamatory allegation about Holocaust survivor and philanthropist George Soros. The allegation, which is popular on right wing propaganda websites but has been thoroughly debunked by credible news sources, denigrates Soro’s childhood experiences during the Holocaust. Later, Stuart Varney of Fox News apologized for Gohmert’s “false allegations” against Soros.[74]

 

[2]   Gohmert actually did serve as a Texas judge.  The quotes around “Judge” refer to this:

join me in demanding those answers from “Special Counsel” Robert Mueller, along with his resignation.

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