We begin today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president* with the perfect example of why he has absolutely no business being in the White House or running a country, 2019 is going to be a rough year for the Donald, every malicious deceptive act and never-ending lie perpetuated by our illegitimate, unindicted co-conspirator brings him that much closer to being removed from office, the longer the Don takes to pull his head out of his ass and end his shutdown, the worse he’s going to make things for himself, it’s time for the media to stop the sob stories over Trump supporters, Donnie’s Twitter melt downs are coming more fast and furious as his imploding presidency continues failing, for someone who claims to be innocent and not in collusion with Russia, Trump sure is making himself look guilty as hell and much more.
Trump Wall Dumb Dumb article from Splinter News. –
Yet another perfect example of why Trump has no business occupying the White House or running this country and why he is, always has been and always will be a massive fraudulent failure:
“I think they have been terrific, these are terrific patriots, a lot of them agree with what I’m doing,” President Trump claims when asked by ABC News’ @jonkarl about furloughed federal workers who haven’t been paid during the shutdown https://t.co/vaEuFDYovx pic.twitter.com/V76PnVQCde
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 9, 2019
Trump Absolutely Failed to Make a Case That His Border ‘Crisis’ Is a National Emergency article from The Nation. –
The Donald is having a hard time convincing anybody – aside from the minority of moronic minions that blindly support him – that a Border ‘crisis’ exists, aside from the humanitarian disaster he and his complicit cabal created.
WATCH: Trump rages at reporter for pointing out he did nothing on the wall for two years article from The Raw Story. –
Trump’s wall is now a national crisis regardless of the fact that the GOP controlled Congress for two years and did nothing but now Democrats are in charge and they will bring him down so he needs to try and stall the inevitable for as long as he can:
It’s Accountability Time for the Orange Menace article from The Nation. –
Donnie is going to face a long 2019 and the longer his shutdown drags out, the worse it’s going to get for him:
“Donald Trump will be held to account in 2019. The prospect that the president and his associates will face serious congressional oversight, and that this scrutiny will provide vital checks and balances for the remainder of his disastrous presidency, is no longer in doubt. The voters settled that question in November, when they swept Trump’s Republican allies out of the House committee chairmanships they had co-opted in the service of a legally and morally indefensible president. Representative Elijah Cummings, who will now take control of the powerful House Oversight Committee, got it exactly right when he said, “Voters made clear they wanted transparency, integrity, honesty, but they wanted something else: accountability.”
Of course, there is good reason to demand that the new Democratic-controlled House send the right policy signals by approving bills to raise wages, expand access to health care and education, and address the existential crises of inequality and climate change—even if the Republican-controlled Senate refuses to go along, and even if Trump threatens to veto those bills. But the most urgent pressure that Americans can bring to bear involves the revitalization of the oversight infrastructure that crumbled during the subservient tenure of former House speaker Paul Ryan. “The saddest part of the last two years was that Ryan completely gave up our responsibility for oversight in the House,” says Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Mark Pocan. “As a separate but coequal branch of government, we saw no responsible actions of oversight for anything that the president or his administration did.
“Now, we’ve got a lot of pent-up work that has to happen,” Pocan continues. “But we can do that at the same time that we’re passing legislation and putting ideas forward. And it’s not just the Judiciary and Intelligence and Oversight and Government Reform committees—the ones that are traditionally seen as the committees that do this—that will be stepping up.” Trump’s ablest critics will now be positioned to issue subpoenas demanding the release of tax returns and other records, to compel key figures to face questioning, and to expose failed policies and egregious conflicts of interest not just in the White House but elsewhere in the executive branch, like the departments of Defense, Labor, and Health and Human Services.
Representative Barbara Lee secured support in the last Congress for rescinding the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which has been used by three successive presidents to justify military adventurism. But Ryan blocked her move, just as he blocked a bipartisan push by Representative Ro Khanna to end US support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal assault on Yemen. Now that Ryan is gone, the House must signal that it will no longer cede authority over decisions concerning war and peace to the White House. Groups that have long sought to rein in US militarism, like Peace Action and the Friends Committee on National Legislation, now have an opening to achieve dramatic policy shifts; Americans who are rightly fearful of this president’s impulsive nature should recognize that this is essential activism on behalf of accountability—and a saner foreign policy…”
If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He’ll Be Breaking the Law article from Truthout. –
If Donnie is stupid enough to go there, he’s in for some Yuge disappointments and a can of worms he’s not prepared for.