Straw That Broke The Camels Back

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It has been over a month since my last post. It is pretty clear that we have a president that is totally lawless, out of control, cares nothing about The Constitution and our Democracy. Blog posts had become pretty much a waste of time. However the latest trump event may finally get congress to take action. It also motivated me to do this post.

Sept 24 David Leonhardt was one of the first to break the news. How Impeachment Shifted. Two days prior, Sept. 22, David posted a list of Trump misdeeds, Donald Trump vs. the United States of America: Just the facts in 40 sentences.

An exert from the lead in to “just the facts in 40 sentences:”

President Trump’s latest attempt to put his own interests above those of the United States — by pressuring Ukraine’s government to help his 2020 presidential campaign — inspired me to put together a list.

It’s a list of ways that Trump has behaved like no other modern president, and it spans his corruption, disrespect for women, violation of the law and disdain for American democracy.

I deliberately avoided any traditional matter of policy — even those, such as climate change, on which I think his approach is downright dangerous. This is instead meant to be a just-the-facts catalog of how Trump has altered the presidency.

It’s only 40 sentences, and the sentences are not long. I recognize that I left out several examples — of his corruption or his racism, for example — that furthered a theme already on the list.

When you get to the end of the list, I wonder if you’ll have the same reaction that I had after putting it together: It sure seems like it’s time for Congress — both the Democratic leaders in the House and the Republican leaders in the Senate — to use its constitutional power to hold the president accountable for the harm he’s causing to the United States.


Last Updated on September 25, 2019 by Stephen Chapel