Putin and trump

A recent question on Quora about trump starts off with:

If trump is convicted …..

being another question on Quora which is actually just another promotion tweet for trump and not a question at all. However here is my answer. I believe it places the correct and factual emphasis on issues which are in the process of destroying democracy (and sanity?) in our world.

Not only if is convicted !!
He is already the worst traitor that America has ever had – convicted or not. He and Putin are soul mates because they behave in exactly the same manner (total self interest) and to hell with the rest of the world if it does not agree with me.
The most fortunate part of it all is that trump was not able to use the American military to further his objectives because because of American sane Generals like MJilley ( who should get the highest medal of honour available in the USA for saving the country from trumps utter madness).
That is the HUGE advantage of a democracy over a dictatorship. Putin is playing out his selfish objectives ie I am the greatest !! And I do not care who dies in the process of my proving that belief. Even if it is the rest of the world. Putin unfortunately has gained total control over the Russian people and keeps them totally misinformed about his real objectives and/or activities. Using the standard Nazi propaganda rule : Acuse your enemies of the crimes which you are committing !! It makes it all horribly confusing.
Maybe. Just maybe. Hopefully !!! Many of trumps supporters both in and out of the GOP will realise that trump is an totally incompetent version of Putin and that the horrers that Putin is commiting at this time (note on the people that Putin insists are his own people !!) is exactly what trump was hoping to do in his efforts to get back into the White House.
When are the trumpists going to wake up??

Jude

 

The 2021 – Formula1 – Abu Dhabi

Rights are Given

F1 (Formula1) have just had the most amazingly entertaining season for many years. Maybe the most amazing season in their history. ( I have watched Formula1 since 1961.) And it was finalized in the last lap (58) of the last race in a season of 22 races consisting of 1239 laps. The last race started with Lewis Hamilton (2021 Champion) and Max Verstappen both on EQUAL POINTS (369.5)  for the Championship of 2022.

The final race finished with only one lap to run after a safety car session which started on lap 55. The start of this final lap is the subject of a huge amount of discussion and could finish up in a court of law if Mercedes choose to go that way because the race was won on this last lap by Max Verstappen. (Ed: 23/12/21 Mercedes have decided not to persue this option but IMHO their lack of sportsmanship had already been displayed.) His first Championship win for Red Bull Racing.

The ongoing discussions and arguments about this final-lap are based on the interpretation of the F1 rules and regulations and who-did-what-to-whom and when. All of this is an excellent example of the need for the moral code as defined by RESPECT then Responsibility then Rights (This website). This code is established on the KISS principle and explains the consequences of  polarization and complexity ( with particular emphasis on racism and TheLaw respectively)  and which now needs to be applied to the SPORT of Formula1.

If we apply the KISS principle these are the factors that allow F1 to exists:

1) DRIVER : F1 was accepted by the FIA as a sport which establishes a DRIVER (of the year)  who is Champion of the World.

2) CARS: F1 also establishes a Constructors Champion of the World for the Organization who builds the CAR for the DRIVER to win these Championships. These Organizations invest the money, either because they are true-believers in the SPORT (Williams) or for the huge advertising benefit on the world stage.

3) SAFETY: So as to ensure the SAFETY of the DRIVER there are a number of Rules and Regulations (Laws) that have been put in place. These Laws apply to organisers of the events, the constructors of the venues and the Constructors of the Cars. (No Drivers = No F1).

4) LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: To ensure this aspect of the sport many more Rules and Regulations (Laws) have needed to be put in place to ensure that the Championship should not be able to be bought by excessive investment and that more organisations are able to fund the CARS for a team. No Cars would simply mean No F1. And it is the teams like Red Bull, McLaren, Williams and Haas that MAKE F1 A SPORT. F1 is not solely a commercial enterprise which needs to be operated under a set of lawyer manipulated laws.

5) TEAMS: An F1 Team comprises the organization funding the Team, the engineers, the two CARS AND the two DRIVERS. The Team consists of a huge number of people who design, build, maintain, support and manage the CARS and the DRIVERS. The Team should not need to include lawyers.

6) REFEREE: As in every SPORT there has to be a REFEREE and his team who can guide the Teams, the organisations involved and any complex race events (eg  accidents) to ensure 3) and 4) above. The scutineering people are part of the referees team.

That is it. There should be no further complexity entering this SPORT. By complexity I mean that there should never, ever be any attempt to re-interpret the Rules and Regulations or to find fault with the REFEREE. A sport is not a democratic body or a business. The business aspects of the sport is confined to the value of advertising in return for sponsoring an F1 Team. The satisfaction of winning and achievement is provided by the fact that F1 is a SPORT.

The REFEREE is the ultimate decision maker. The REFEREE will make all his decisions based on 3.) and 4.) and if any team or any member of a team disagrees with a REFEREE’s decision, because it does not seem to agree with 3.) and/or 4.),  then they may (should?) advise the REFEREE AND the Governing Body (FIA) of such in writing. Any such advice will be taken into consideration by the Governing Body in discussion with the REFEREE and will be used to make adjustments to the Rules and Regulations if appropriate.

How does this apply to the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

The way that Mercedes have criticised the Stewards and Massi should result in a severe reprimand. IMHO the same as the FAI did to McLaren for causing disrepute to the FAI – was $100 million? And in the case of those supporters who are raving about the Stewards decisions at Abu Dabhi I would refer you to the Stewards decisions mad at Silverstone. If the Stewards were wrong at Abu Dabhi and-changes-need-to-be-made (or even considered) for Abu Dabhi then the same applies to Silverstone. So take away Max’s win in Abu Dabhi and he comes second. Take away 25 points from Lewis because he should have been black flagged and Max is still Champion of the World 2022. You cannot have it both ways !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A very solid example of Referee decisions being accepted as they are intended to be in SPORT.

Mercedes are approaching the situation as a busines backed up by as many lawyers as they think they may need to-win-their-case. Because they lost. What did they loose? The drivers championship. NOTE:  They retained the Constructors Championship. BUT Lewis was overpowered by the driving of Max in that final lap as a satisfactory conclusion to the 2021 season.

a) Lewis had a far superior car in the Mercedes as he clearly demonstrated by being 13+ seconds ahead by lap 55. And I am sure that he was not stretching the Mercedes in the slightest at that time. He still had power left for emerbencies. But not enough.

b) Lewis won a number of the races during this season by being able to pit near the end of the race, fit new tyres and then take over the lead.

c) Lewis gained 25 points in the championship by being able to rebuild his car during the Safety car period as a result of him taking out Max at Silverstone. Whether it was intentional or not is actually immaterial. He should have known better!

Ed Note: 19/12 Just read an article by Tremayne on the F1 website where Tremayne is a) suggesting that Hamilton should be sainted for his wonderful sporting attitude etc etc and b) that Hamilton was merely laying down a marker that caused the Silverstone crash with Verstappen. IMHO Hamilton should have been black flagged for creating that accident.  Hamilton knew (NOTE: being the best driver in the world!) that;  a) that was a very dangerous section of the Silverstone track and b) his specific-driving-action would take Verstappen off the track. (NOTE: In the same way that Hamilton took out Alex Albon when Albon was headed for a podium finish which would have placed a dent in Mercedes points scoring for the Constructors Championship. Not once but TWICE for which he got token 10 sec penalties or similar.).  The stewards did find Hamilton at fault in Silverstone to the extent that they penalised him 10 points I think it was. In addition to all of this the Silverstone result clearly demonstrated that Mercedes were more concerned with the win for the Constructors Championship than any concerns for the SPORTING ASPECTS of the Silverstone race by their unseemly (in fact rude!!) partying after the race while Verstappen was in hospital. Once again the advertising benefits from the crash far exceeded any sporting considerations.

d) Red Bull had the courage to take a sporting chance on a fresh set of tyres in case Max could gain a tyre advantage on Lewis (note paragraph b.) above).  IMHO this fresh set of tyres gave Max a car which was equal to the Mercesdes in a single lap performance. EQUAL peformance. Not a performance advantage. So when Max did manage to pass Lewis it was on the basis of superior (or more agressive?) driving with the cars on an-equal-playing-field basis. Lewis did not manage to overtake Max on the straight. Max had given him every opportunity to do so by passing him relatively early in the lap. Finally look at the Timing Chart for that last lap:

Take note that Max was nearly 3 secs faster than Lewis on that last lap.  And the final sector of THAT LAP was the fastest for the race. In the section where the Mercedes had an advantage over the Red Bull on top speed. Max drove a section that was similar to his pole winning performance and beat Lewis for the World Championship.

e) I believe Michael Massi deserves a medal for being able to manage that restart on lap 58 the way that he did. Both Massi and Verstappen were very lucky that those lapped cars were able to scuttle past the Safety Car before the Safety Car had to pit. This was a vivid example of some-you-win-some-you-loose which is a major factor in the sporting world.

f) Michaels decisions were a perfect example of applying the Rules and Regulations according to intent,  that is taking into regard  3.) and 4.) . Michael did state that he made the decisions for the sport. This is the intent of the Law and not the convoluted letter of the Law overlaid by legal jargon and semantics which provide sufficient complexity to be able to twist any decision which a highly skilled lawyer is able to justify. After the restart the situation was as 4.) as any human being could possible have made it. The gladiators still had the final battle. And Max won. NB There is NO-ONE that is saying the best man won. This is merely the start of the changing of the guard. Lewis is still on top with 7 Championships to his name but Max is there so that his beating of Michael Schmachers records will have to be earned and not just gained by having the best car. Mercedes have won the Constructors Championship for 8th time IN A ROW. Do they really have to show that they are bad sportsman by trying to bully the FIA into saying that Michael made a mistake when the decisions he made were IN THE INTERESTS OF THE SPORT and not in the interests of the Mercedes advertising machine.

What does all this have to do with RESPECT then Responsibility then Rights?

The confusion and vitriol (which is EXTREMELY unsportsmanlike!) is the result of two main factors. The brandishing of the Laws to protect their RIGHTS, whether right or wrong, shows that Mercedes do not understand that RIGHTS are GIVEN and cannot be TAKEN. They are trying to claim (TAKE) their rights by means of the ?th paragraph of a Rule that was put in place to serve a completely different purpose than the RIGHT they are trying to claim. In addition all their bluster and carrying on demonstrates GREED. I would have thought that the sport of F1 has given them a lot more than they deserved to date, already. Why the performance about Abu Dhabi. Especially as they will achieve nothing at all even if they “win” their case.  Have a listen to Get over it! (by the Eagles.)

Ian Mitchell and Jude

today in trumpland

Questions relating to trump?

(with acknowledgment to Quora and those trying to tell  the truth)

Quora.com is a media platform which provides as broad an opportunity as possible for FREEDOM of SPEECH. Particularly relevant to the USA. It is very sad that so many trumpists, either paid or misinformed, use Quora as an advertising board to keep the name of trump (ie donald j. trump) in the spotlight. The good news is that these trump questions are becoming more and more inappropriate and repeated more and more frequently by the same person:

 

 

 

There is the hope, therefore, that these questions about trump are decreasing at the same rate as his popularity. Why?

Propaganda machine

At the time of writing (December 2021) the trump propaganda machine does seem to be losing momentum. More and more of the misinformed trump followers are seeing-the-light although :

There is still a frightening number of people who continue to be misled by trump. The ablity he has for collecting donations is the strongest reason for the ongoing support from the trump party:

A mid-year report on this subject here.  The GOP is however concerned that a lot of the money the trump collects finishes up in his personal coffers.

The Department of Justice is steadily working its way through all the barricades that trump and his close followers have put in their way and getting closer and closer to the point where trump could finish up in jail before he manages to get back in the Whie House:

Many trump followers are also realizing that trump’s never ending string of lies are being repeated too often and are becoming questionable at the very least:

   BUT     

Supporters

Supporting trump is a highway to future dissappointment:

 

Both ConMen and Gangsters: 

Whenever a trump supporter realises how amoral trump is they have to decide whether a) to get out of the trump influence or b) that it suits their own questionable morals and ethics and can further their own GREED.  The bottom line is always GREED whether this be for riches or for power !!

The trump Senate : 

Family mostly stay as supporters because they rely on trump for their income. An exception has been Mary Trump who has persistently warned the people of America that trump is the most dangerous man on the planet.

Especially when he was in the White House.

In case you believe the fact that Mary is all fake-news ( = the trump does not agree)  then you must read Rick Kelley – Commander in Cheat.

People who have worked with or for trump have found out the hard way that if they stray-from-the-fold they will face the true and nasty !!

Businessman:

  and 

Presidency :

Another term of Office?

While waiting for the count of the 2020 elections there was a significant number of Americans who were convinced that trump would stay in the White House. At this time I am hoping that this is what will happen:

Wake up trump supporters PLEASE !  For the sake of America ! Not necessarily for yourselves, because you cannot change the GREED that inspires you to support trump, but for country that provided you with the opportunity to get what you have right now. A promise that I can make to you, because I sincerely believe this, is that trump will only make America a LOT WORSE than he did in his first term in the White House. Please revisit all the trump achievements above !!!

Please understand

that trump is not in the least interested in the Presidency of the USA. He is only interested in:

1. getting back into the White House which will allow him to

2. have another crack at turning America into a dictatorship by destroying any confidence in a democracy and in turn

3. (following in the footsteps of Putin’s Russia) making himself the FIRST DICTATOR OF THE (disunited)USA.

4. Putin (making a typical trump-type promise) has probably promised trump that he will be made #1 boss of the world (MegaDictator?) when trump hands the USA over to Putin.

And if you sincerely believe that trump is the father figure you need for your own children and that he will make YOU PERSONALLY instantly wealthy ( and happy and content ) when he becomes MegaDictator then I will personally apologies to you for being so VERY, VERY wrong.

Failing the truth test against TheRcode is the final testament to trump:

RESPECT then Responsibility then Rights

Jude.

 

 

 

 

 

forget trump

The best solution is to FORGET trump. If America to going to calm down the current political divide and reestablish itself as a world leader where Americans can have some dignity by showing RESPECT to each other regardless of political belief, race, colour or creed then this is the only solution. In fact it would be a far more suitable end to trump’s life if he could be FORGOTTEN. Any legal process that may be successful will only make trump a martyr for his cult followers. Are they really prepared to re-enact the Manson debacle with their country in the balance?

All of the ALLEGED actions which trump was supposed to have achieved are figments of trump’s amoral imagination and the only reason they are so passionately believed by the trump cult is because he repeated them so often in his process of convincing himself that they were true. He has convinced his followers that he “won the election” and that “the election was fraudulent” because he has convinced himself that these falsehoods are true. Please study the characteristics of a total narcissist to establish the truth of this statement.

The main factor delaying the burial of the 1462 days of trump’s destructive administration is the ongoing reporting of trump’s every move by the media. FoxNews’ carefully manipulated and selective reporting in particular. I suggest that this is inevitable because of public interest during the demise of a VERY successful conman. The only real “claim to fame” which trump is entitled to is that he has perpetrated the biggest, most destructive, most expensive (in both money from the American Treasury and lives as Covid-19 deaths edge towards 500,000) CON that has ever been carried out on this planet. And we have to hope and pray that the trump cult wakes up to this fact sooner rather than later.

The King of the Con Artist and an associated crown should be the only remaining legacy for trump. EVERYTHING else needs to be forgotten as soon as possible.

PLEASE pass this on to any trump follower that you may know.

Impeachments of trump by TheCode

1700 Saturday,  13/Feb/2021 (US EST)

The GOP (excluding 7 out of 50) have just demonstrated:
a) that they do not understand the oath that they have taken AND
b) that they are hiding behind TheLaw when their duty lies ABOVE TheLaw AND
c) that they abdicated from their RESPONSIBILITIES (in exactly the same way that they did not remove Senator Greene from “active duty” in the Senate and left it to the Democratic Party “to do the right thing”! And take “the blame”.)

They voted NO and  trump returns to his “normal”, amoral, narcissistic, lying political career. I guess with his character somewhat lower than it was before. But he got away with a crime which he DID commit against THE MAJORITY of Americans AND the Constitution of the USA. And, in the process,  set up America as the richest banana republic in the world.

The Oath of Office:

When these Senators took the oath of office they clearly did not have any understanding of the RESPONSIBILITY level demanded of them by that oath. See here.  This is that oath:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

The oath does not tie the Senator to the wishes of their constituents (the voters that put them into power),  IT TIES THEM TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES against all enemies including DOMESTIC enemies. This clearly makes any Senator RESPONSIBLE for defending THE COUNTRY. Especially when they need to act to defend the Constitution from the wishes of any person or group who is/are damaging the Constitution in any way. Rather like a parent who is RESPONSIBLE for ensuring that their children obey the law.  One wonders what the trump political party (TPP)  would do if they were asked who they would rather have AS AN EXAMPLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. Would it be President Joe Biden (regardless of his political beliefs) or the thug trump?

Remember that The President is a role model for all the children, 370+ million people in the USA and (in the case of the USA) the rest of the world, who look to The USA as the only power in the world that can keep both China and Russia to some level of accountability. So this in fact means that the TPP is prepared to get their children to use the behavior of trump as an example of the lives that those children should lead. Especially if they wish to become the President of the USA. ??? These Senators have set a precedent which says that the president can do exactly as he wishes.  The death toll from Covid-19 is rapidly approaching 500,000 as President Biden and the best team he could put in place, battles to fill the vacuum of care that trump left behind him. Without any care or remorse. Probably without actually even being aware of the consequences of his disregard and mis-information.

A Senator therefore takes the RESPONSIBILITY of ensuring the enforcement (as well as the support and defense!!) of the Constitution.  And Congress, guided by discussion and voting  (under the oath of office) are able to represent the majority of USA (Joe Biden had SEVEN MILLION – 7,000,000 – more votes than trump, fortunately for the USA) to make decisions which are FAR MORE SIGNIFICANT than TheLaw.  TheLaw which, incidentally, trump has treated with complete disdain ever since he had the power to do so. Probably about the age of 15 or so!!!

The oath commits a Senator to support and defend  The Constitution ON WHICH THE LAW IS (SUPPOSED TO BE) BASED. The responsibility that is acknowledged by taking The Oath is far greater than the responsibility of supporting and defending The Law. That is to ensure that the people of the country are served, protected and guided by The Constitution and that TheLaw is kept up-to-date and in-line with the technology and the knowledge of the current times.

The failure of TheLaw to support and defend The Constitution or TheCode which is  RRR (Respect before Responsibility before Rights) is discussed here. The Constitution of the United States is very much in keeping with TheCode but the politicians, who are mostly lawyers, and the lowlife, using wordcraft/rhetoric have managed  twist the meaning of many of the words to suit their own immediate opinions, desires and aberrations.

The Technicality and TheLaw:

The trump political party (TPP) which (seems to) consist of a majority of the GOP at this time used a technicality to escape the RESPONSIBILITY of adhering to their oath of office.

Ed note: I do not understand why the vote was not taken in camera. Especially as the impeachment trial was under the cloud of trump thuggery and careers (if not lives) was under the threat by any display of disloyalty to trump. Will follow this up later.

This technicality is based on TheLaw and NOT The Constitution as they would like to believe. The Constitution of the USA caters for the Impeachment of a President of the USA see here for full details.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachments shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust, or Profit under the United States, but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment, and Punishmnet, according to Law.

The wording here makes it clear that the Impeachment process includes the disqualifications listed.  It does not in any way suggest that Impeachment has to take place before the disqualification process as was stated by trump (ineffective and semantic manipulating) lawyers. Read the definition again and it becomes clear that the duties of the Senate ARE ABOVE THE LAW AND ARE SUBJECT TO THE OATH OF OFFICE.

Responsibility:

RRR (Respect before Responsibility before Rights) provides a simple  explanation of RESPONSIBILITY here.  The TTP have clearly demonstrated that they do not even qualify for Level 1 (Self).

Surely they must realize that no-one, and I mean NO-ONE, not a single person,  has the ability to maintain loyalty to trump for any length of time.  The amoral thuggery to which trump is prepared to stoop means that at some time soon that person WILL be told (not asked) to do something which will require action/s beyond their moral “tolerance” and you will go the same way as VP Pence. Thug trump had a pretty good go at murdering him.

If one cannot realistically take care of one’s SELF you cannot even understand the RESPONSBILITY for  a FAMILY, or even a GROUP (the GOP) never mind a COUNTRY of 370+ people and the infrastructure on which it depends.

So, I guess, one really cannot expect any such person to even understand that they must destroy any threat to their COUNTRY over and above FAMILY or SELF. Which is of course honoring The Oath which the Senators took on entering Office and BEFORE THEY COULD CARRY OUT ANY OFFICIAL DUTIES.

The creators of The Constitution were even smarter than they are credited for by keeping The Constitution simple and free of misdirecting qualifications which could encourage lawyers to play semantics with the interpretation.

Defending the Constitution in keeping with The Oath is as simple as they could possibly have made the impeachment process.

I guess Politicians = Lawyers (The convolution of TheLaw) = a terrible confluence of two of RRR (Respect before Responsibility before Rights) major Problems.

How sad!

Jude

PS. As I finish off this Post, which could have proved to be a very simple course of action for impeaching trump, it strikes me that maybe Mitch MConnell’s final words on the subject need to be followed through. I think he was saying: trump is guilty and he should be removed FROM POLITICS entirely and furthermore the legal (judiciary) system has the ability to do this for us without our (GOP’s) need to risk the stability of the GOP or personal risk.  J

PPS.  Sunday 14 Feb 1700 EST US

This is an excellent summation of the Impachment Trial :

An answer placed on Quora (https://www.quora.com) by Thomas Crowne. Well said, Jude.

The trump wasn’t convicted for a number of reasons. Firsly here are Mitch McConnell’s own words.

“January 6th was a disgrace. American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of democratic business they did not like. Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House. They built a gallows and chanted about murdering the Vice President.They did this because they had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on Earth — because he was angry he’d lost an election. Former President Trump’s actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty. The House accused the former President of, quote, ‘incitement.’ That is a specific term from the criminal law. Let me put that to the side for one moment and reiterate something I said weeks ago: There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day. The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their President. And their having that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories, and reckless hyperbole which the defeated President kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet Earth.The issue is not only the President’s intemperate language on January 6th. It is not just his endorsement of remarks in which an associate urged ‘trial by combat.’ It was also the entire manufactured atmosphere of looming catastrophe; the increasingly wild myths about a reverse landslide election that was being stolen in some secret coup by our now-President. I defended the President’s right to bring any complaints to our legal system. The legal system spoke. The Electoral College spoke. As I stood up and said clearly at the time, the election was settled.”But that reality just opened a new chapter of even wilder and more unfounded claims. The leader of the free world cannot spend weeks thundering that shadowy forces are stealing our country and then feign surprise when people believe him and do reckless things. Sadly, many politicians sometimes make overheated comments or use metaphors that unhinged listeners might take literally. This was different. This was an intensifying crescendo of conspiracy theories, orchestrated by an outgoing president who seemed determined to either overturn the voters’ decision or else torch our institutions on the way out.The unconscionable behavior did not end when the violence began. Whatever our ex-President claims he thought might happen that day… whatever reaction he says he meant to produce… by that afternoon, he was watching the same live television as the rest of the world. A mob was assaulting the Capitol in his name. These criminals were carrying his banners, hanging his flags, and screaming their loyalty to him. It was obvious that only President Trump could end this. Former aides publicly begged him to do so. Loyal allies frantically called the Administration. But the President did not act swiftly. He did not do his job. He didn’t take steps so federal law could be faithfully executed, and order restored. Instead, according to public reports, he watched television happily as the chaos unfolded. He kept pressing his scheme to overturn the election! Even after it was clear to any reasonable observer that Vice President Pence was in danger… even as the mob carrying Trump banners was beating cops and breaching perimeters… the President sent a further tweet attacking his Vice President. Predictably and foreseeably under the circumstances, members of the mob seemed to interpret this as further inspiration to lawlessness and violence. Later, even when the President did halfheartedly begin calling for peace, he did not call right away for the riot to end. He did not tell the mob to depart until even later. And even then, with police officers bleeding and broken glass covering Capitol floors, he kept repeating election lies and praising the criminals. In recent weeks, our ex-President’s associates have tried to use the 74 million Americans who voted to re-elect him as a kind of human shield against criticism. Anyone who decries his awful behavior is accused of insulting millions of voters.That is an absurd deflection.74 million Americans did not invade the Capitol. Several hundred rioters did. And 74 million Americans did not engineer the campaign of disinformation and rage that provoked it.

“One person did.”

Now on the surface, those words seem powerful, until you realize that Mitch McConnell did not vote to convict Failure 45. He publicly admits that not only was Douche 45 responsible for the attack on the Capitol, he also admits that the justification for that attack, that Disgrace 45 lost the election due to fraud, is complete bullshit based on lies and conspiracy theories dreamed up by liars and bought and swallowed by morons.

But he did not vote to convict. Now I’ll answer your question.

Fuhrer 45 was not convicted because (A)the majority of the members of his political party, who are elected officials, know he’s guilty but are spineless cowards who are afraid of his base of racists, bigots and morons; (B)others in the Senate, and everyone else throughout this country, who genuinely believe Wants To F*ck His Daughter 45 did nothing wrong, are just as amoral as he is.

Compulsive liar? They don’t care.

Got tens of thousands of innocent Americans killed due to incompetence, apathy, and stupidity? Doesn’t matter.

Raging narcissist? Still their kind of guy.

Racist and bigot? They love him even more and want him to come over for a home visit.

End PPS.