Watching Impeachment Redux on CNN, eating Owen’s freshly-baked French bread (oh wow oh wow it’s so GOOD!) while realizing I’m not getting dressed today. I’ve got Lidocaine patches on my back and anything with a waistband will knock them off. Meanwhile, I’m watching and listening to the well-presented Democratic side of Prior Prez 45’s attempt to take over as permanent American autocrat. I knew what I’d seen — and I saw a lot, almost from the first arrival at the Senate — but there are cameras all over the White House, so now I am seeing stuff I’ve never seen before.
They are also reading all his tweets — months of them. I never read them because I never followed Prior Prez 45’s tweet storms. If it showed up on TV, I heard about it. Otherwise, I didn’t hear about it and I have to admit, even for me who went from disliking T**** to really loathing him, this is horrendous stuff. You have to wonder how anyone holding a position as senator could allow Prior Prez 45 to go forward without accountability. How can anyone who holds any aspect of our government as meaningful let him get away with this? Talk about setting the table for future autocrats. I get chills thinking about the potential future of this country if we fail to deal with this.
The only good thing Prior Prez 45’s lawyers did yesterday was point out that 45 can easily be sent to a real trial in a real court with a judge — the kind of place from which if found guilty, you actually wind up in the slammer. The first lawyer sounded like he was not on Trump’s side, that he just thought they should hold big chunky ex-president 45 as a felon. In a real court of law. I think whatever happens after this impeachment that he definitely should be counted as a felon and treated as such. I’d love to see him spend the rest of his life in a real American prison, maybe one of the horror show joints we rent from private companies.
I don’t have of my own pictures to use, so I’ll see what news photos I have stored.
Even understanding we have not lived up to our beliefs in this country, this is so far over the top I have trouble believing it could have happened in my world.