Some Thoughts on Sunday: Matt Whitaker, Nancy Pelosi, Democrats, Indictments, Voter Suppression

 

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Voter Suppression.  We wouldn’t have all these voter suppression efforts had the Supreme Court not eviscerated the Voting Rights Act.  The situation in Florida is turning out to look very much like the phony “riot” that took place when the Republican Party sent their operatives into Florida in 2000 to intimidate people out of continuing to count votes.

Joe Scarborough in a typical delusional rant last week, argued that in 2000 Republicans sent people to Florida to make sure all the votes were counted.  Sorry, but that’s just a lie.  This lie rivals Scarborough’s refusal to admit that he and the dreadful Mika helped Trump get elected.

Please remember that people like Elise Jordan who tries to pass herself off as a moderate supported Kavanaugh and during the hearings, retweeted a tweet asserting that the Ford accusation was a matter of mistaken identity.

Matt Whitaker should have never been anywhere near the Justice Department in an official capacity.  He should have never been Sessions’ Chief of Staff much less Acting Attorney General.  This man is a political operative (like Kavanaugh), a scam artist,  someone who feels (like Trump) he is above the law.  Whitaker was part of a company that was closed down and fined millions for defrauding people (including vets who they targeted).  He also ignored a ruling that he return profits from this company.

The Trump Administration is a daily example of the bias in the criminal justice system.  Scam artists and thieves like Matt Whitaker, Donald Trump and Paul Manafort  violated the law for years without being prosecuted.   They think they can get away with it because they have all their adult lives.  We cannot continue to have a country where white collar and corporate criminals are allowed to operate without consequences or are given slap-on-the-wrist sentences.

Mike Pence, Matt Whitaker and others in the Trump Administration are dangerous right wing religious zealots.   They do not believe in the separation of church and state, one of the foundations of the constitutional system in this country.  They must be removed from office.

Rep. Brian Higgins of New York, soon to be a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, is soft peddling (as is Nancy Pelosi) the resolve of the Democrats to investigate Trump.  Pundits on Cable News are all saying that the American people don’t want the congress to spend their time investigating, they want compromise, bi-partisanship.  I’m sorry, but I don’t think that’s correct.  I did not vote for, work for, contribute to the campaigns of Democrats for them to cave in to an out-of-control right-wing set of Republicans.  I didn’t vote for them to compromise.  I voted for them to fight for us, to fight for regular people.

Donald Trump needs to be indicted.  We cannot have a criminal running the country.

Well, that’s not it, but it’s enough for one afternoon.  I’m going to walk my cat.

 

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