“A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.” ~Aristotle
The world has been traumatized by Trump’s delusion, and McConnell’s support of Trump’s delusion, for two painfully slow, long years. This feeling of continuous cognitive dissonance while we’re forced to endure these two self-serving cowards as they pretend to lead our massive nation, in the midst of defrauding us, ignites that effervescent American spirit that fills us with motivation, and the “can do” determination, on these toughest, darkest days.
Trump and McConnell appear to have a quid pro quo relationship. Kentucky is the largest coal producing state in the country. Trump has gone all in on promoting coal, and passing legislation that benefits coal producers while harming the health and well-being of millions of Americans. In return, McConnell has pledged his loyalty to trump in equal measure.
This is corruption. And this is why we have a twisted stalemate during this government shutdown that’s been a traumatic event for 800,000+ Americans.
According to The Hill today (Tuesday January 15, 2019), McConnell boldly blocked a “House bill to reopen government for second time.” Additionally, The Hill published the scoop that McConnell vowed “the senate won’t override Trump veto on shutdown fight.”
Which brings us to an historic crossroad. We’re forced to make a choice.
- Unconvincing possibility? | McConnell and or Trump doing the right thing… proceeding forward with ending the shutdown because it’s what’s best for America.
- Likely impossibility? | Expel McConnell so that we can impeach Trump which will end the shutdown. Perhaps Amazon and Apple and several states could front a loan to pay the 800,000 furloughed federal employees until this is over.
If Aristotle advises that it’s best to go with the “likely impossibility,” well then… let’s just do it. What do we have to lose? Absolutely nothing. The only way we can lose is by doing nothing, or by caving and letting a malicious bully weaken our resolve.
Impeachment is much easier than it appears. Just 3 steps:
(1) House of Representatives debate the Articles of Impeachment against Trump and vote. They need a simple majority.
(2) Expel Mitch McConnell from the Senate. Senators must have 67 votes to succeed at this. McConnell has a super majority opposed to him right now, so this shouldn’t require much persuasion. Fourteen Senators have been expelled from the Senate since the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
(3) Once McConnell is expelled, the Senate will hold an Impeachment Trial:
- House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative Jerry Nadler, acts as prosecutor and submits evidence
- Trump’s lawyers submit his defense
- Chief Justice John Roberts presides as judge and rules on whether the evidence is admissible
- The Senate acts as the jury, 67 need to say “Aye” to impeach
It seems a very likely impossibility that we can succeed at this if we move swiftly to expel McConnell as soon as possible.
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