Will Trump Don Hipwaders As Polls Show Support For Impeachment?

The polling data, from across the board, regarding the impeachment proceedings on Donald Trump are enough to send this White House to a bar for breakfast.  When they saddle up for a drink they will likely find Rudy Giuliani already nursing one.   It is that bad these days for the sinking Trump presidentcy.

A new Gallup poll now finds 52% of Americans say Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 46% say he should not be.

The 52% who support removing Trump is higher than Gallup ever found for removing President Nixon until August 1974.

Trump’s approval rating remains flat at 39%.

Meanwhile, Trump is losing support among GOP voters in North Carolina, a stronghold for Republican presidential candidates in nine of the last 10 elections, as he faces a House impeachment inquiry sparked by his conduct towards Ukraine.

According to the latest Meredith Poll, Trump’s approval rating among all North Carolina voters has sunk to 39.9 percent, down from 44 percent in March.

These polls and a slew of others underscore the national disdain for Trump, and the support for impeachment proceedings House Speaker Pelosi announced last month.  The seriousness of the whistleblower’s allegations that Trump had asked Ukrainian President Zelenskiy to probe into a 2020 political opponent is demonstrated by all the polls, including Fox News.

Recall that Trump stated he would not worry about the polling data until it headed over 50%.  Well, it is time to put on the hip-waders at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Front Page Of New York Daily News Simply Priceless

The front page of the New York Daily News is simply priceless as it is too true.

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What Should I Write About Today……Lets See…..Oh, Yeah…Arrests At Dulles

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A friend, several years ago, told me one of the luxuries I have is picking any topic, on any given day, to opine about.  That is true.  Then there are the days when the news is just so bizarre that I wait until the nighttime to post as I am not sure where to start.

Such as today.

Federal prosecutors unsealed charges against two men who have aided Donald Trump’s efforts to gather damaging information in Ukraine about his political opponents.  That would be a mighty significant story if one were to stop there.

But no.  It continues.

The indictment of the two men, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, sketched a complex scheme to violate campaign finance laws by revealing new details about the push to pressure Ukraine: a campaign encouraged by Trump and led by his private lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Just hours before the arrest of the two men Rudy was having a good-ole-boy’s lunch with them at Trump Tower in Washington.  The two were later arrested at Dulles with one-way tickets out of the country.

If I were writing a political drama the only thing missing would be for Giuliani to have struck a deal with the FBI and been wired for the lunch.  But that is just the twist in the plot I would have devised.  Bloggers, however, have to work with the script that has been constructed, as in this case, by the criminals themselves.

But my readers have to admit that the scene painted in the news does lend itself to a grand book opening with a plot that begs to be read as the snowflakes start to fall.   The pair were walking down a glass-framed jetway, boarding with first-class passengers after indulging in free drinks and food in the lounge, when two plainclothes officers stopped them.  I suspect the last sausage roll backed up a bit at the sight of the badges.

I still hear, from time to time, that politics is boring or that it has no meaning.  Well, that is hogwash.  If there was ever a time to pay attention to politics, now is the time.  Our republic is at stake.

What has played out over the past month is the tip of a growing iceberg that will have the inspection and oversight that it deserves. So much chicanery and undermining of our political institutions have occurred over the past two years, with no repercussions for Trump, that there was a feeling in the White House that abuses could just continue.  Then the day following Robert Mueller’s questioning before Congress Trump made his fatal mistake in the Oval Office. With all the swagger and swing that comes with obesity, Trump plumped down in his chair at his famed desk and had a conversation with the Ukrainian President.

We all know what happens when a mudslide starts.  Nothing can stop it.  The same is now true for Trump in the White House.  It now is all downhill.

Truth Isn’t Truth—But A Fool Is a Fool

Sitting outside and reading a book with a pot of coffee looks better and better when considering what the news of the day concerns.  No one could make this stuff up!

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani was interviewed on Meet The Press by Chuck Todd.  Clearly the former New York Mayor was not sober.  He is known to drink heavily.

It was in the interview that he claimed “truth isn’t truth” when trying to explain why the Trump should not testify for special counsel Robert Mueller for fear of being trapped into a lie that could lead to a perjury charge.

“When you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth,”

“Truth is truth,” Todd responded.

“No, it isn’t truth,” Giuliani said. “Truth isn’t truth. The President of the United States says, “I didn’t …”

A startled Todd answered: “Truth isn’t truth?”

Giuliani: “No, no.”

Todd said: “This is going to become a bad meme.“

 

The New Yorker Nails Rudy Giuliani

As has been rumored for a long time Rudy Giuliani likes to drink–and it shows during his time in the limelight as of late. 

Must Be A Third Name For Secretary Of State

I have been of the opinion that Mitt Romney would not accept a position of Secretary of State due to the fact there is no way his inner being would allow for that to happen.  Also there is no way he would want to travel the globe and explain Donald Trump’s outlandish ideas to the diplomats in international capitals.

There is also no way that the bombastic, and ever-more absurd personality of Rudy Giuliani could be placed in the position without the world community coming unglued.  America, after all, will still have to lead a most chaotic world.

What we have witnessed over the past two weeks is a most off-putting sight as Giuliani engaged in an unusually public fight to land the job in the next administration.  It has been most unseemly.  Even after this election season the antics of former mayor of New York City is simply embarrassing to watch play out.

While I think Romney would be a fine choice, given what a Trump administration will resemble, there is just no way he will lower himself to such a place.  Therefore deep consideration needs to be given to another name bandied about.

Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee.

The bottom line is there needs to be someone with a face on our foreign policy that has some credibility, a face who has the ability to be taken seriously in times of upheaval.  I fully understand that Trump is in over his head and has no depth on the great complexities in the world.  That is why the Secretary of State position must be filled by someone with gravitas.

The Wheels Have Come Off Rudy Giuliani

No comment needed from me to show what is wrong with Rudy Giuliani.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has now blamed President Obama for allowing acts of terrorism to occur under his watch.  Giuliani even went so far over the cliff that he claimed “successful” attacks did not happen until Obama took office.

“Before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the United States.”

But…but…..

Giuliani was the mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, including 9/11, when the World Trade Center’s twin towers were destroyed and almost 3,000 people were killed after members of al-Qaeda hijacked commercial airliners and flew them into the buildings.

Can The Republican Party Look More Hapless?

This should warm the heart of every Democrat.

Giuliani took only one question following his half-hour speech. Asked whether he had decided to launch a 2012 White House bid, he said “not yet,” but that it’s a possibility.

“I will sure think about it. … It’s too early and I want to see how it all develops,” he answered. “My major goal is to elect a Republican in 2012. If it turns out that I’m the best one to do that, I can probably be talked into doing it or convince myself to do it,” he said.

“If I thought somebody else had a better chance of doing it, I would be a very enthusiastic supporter of somebody else,” he added.