Yet Another Case of Presidential Harassment
Our president is not getting enough credit for allowing the White House to declassify and release to Congress the Whistleblower Memo of July 25.
The first Whistleblower Memo should not be confused with the second Whistle Blower Memo, which confirmed the first, both of which triggered the Great Impeachment Crisis of 2019, a highlight of the first Trump administration.
The memos told the story of how a president asked a favor of the Ukrainian president. He would be happy to release the anti-tank missiles Congress had appropriated in exchange for some slime about his unworthy future political opponent, Sleepy Joe Biden and his corrupt son.
Our president was very happy with the phone call. “A beautiful call,” he said. Perfect. No quid pro quo. Just two friends of democracy talking shop.
Others said it sounded like a mob boss conducting a shakedown, using diplomacy for personal political gain.
He didn’t threaten to break the Ukrainian president’s legs. Anyway, what are friends for?
Still the release of the memos made our president look bad.
That’s what fake news does. Anything to make the president look even worse than he is.
True, sending the memo on to Congress is required by the Whistleblower Law. Given his reputation for ignoring Congressional subpoenas, that doesn’t cut the meat in a McDonald’s burger for Donald Stonewall Trump.
Why he kicked in the equivalent of a hornet’s nest has bewildered we the punditocracy.
One theory is the president is actually a Jeffersonian, a closet champion of a free press. Allowing the memo to go public is a chapter from his next book about his years as president, “Profiles in Courage.”
Another theory is that he hadn’t actually read it. And why should he?
He had gotten into the third year of the presidency without reading intelligence briefings. He goes by his gut. That’s what allowed him to throw the Kurds under the bus in his talk with that other friend of democracy, Pasha Erdogen.
If he had read it, a corollary to the theory of alimentary decision -making goes, he didn’t understand it.
He wasn’t able to connect the dots. “Quid pro quo” to him was the name of the North Korean minister of property development.
The intelligentsia in the Oval Office that day may have seen the connection, but none had the courage to warn him about possible impeachment for a high crime or even a medium or low crime. They would run the risk of being marginalized in the president’s brain trust or being defenestrated in a Twitter attack for telling the emperor he is doing a dumb thing.
You know, a lot of people don’t appreciate Stonewall Trump’s achievements as president.
He is an incredibly stupid person. He was stupid prior to 2016, propagating that birther nonsense about Obama.
He was stupid as a businessman, as his six bankruptcies will attest. The key to being a success in the real estate game, another relator told me, is knowing how to add. And, she added, subtract!
For such a genuinely stupid person to still be in office after three years of sheer stupidity is awesome. He deserves all the cheers from the dunce corner of the electorate—his campaign rallies.
A case can be made that he is the stupidest president in our history. It’s not nice to speak ill of the dead, my mother taught me.
I will say he is not the brightest. Also in his defense, it’s no Federal crime being stupid.
God must have loved the stupid; She made so many, including the 34.9 % of the base who firmly believe that no matter how many unadulterated incredibly really stoooopid things he does, this impeachment thing is total garbage.
NEXT: Artificial Stupidity or A.S.
Oct. 22, 2019