Gastrointestinal Upset

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A compendium of Trumpian Distractions designed to keep your eye off the ball


Two weeks ago members of the far right, so-called Freedom Caucus filed articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. You need to see this for exactly what it is.

Writes the editorial board of the New York Times,

For Freedom Caucus leaders, this impeachment resolution is about something at once much broader and far pettier [than the derailing of the Mueller investigation]: the need to make a huge, disruptive, polarizing political stink just as members head home for the long hot August recess.



Representatives Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) spearheaded this Freedom Caucus distraction for the polarizing political stink reason, to be sure, and for several others as well. An important one of those others is to aid President Trump in getting you to forget about his apparent subservience to Vladimir Putin. Articles of impeachment against the Acting Attorney General, like Trump’s implied threat of nuclear war against Iran, are a great distraction. Score one Trump suck-up for members of the Freedom Caucus.

Another reason for filing the Articles and, specifically, for the timing of them, is that Jim Jordan stands accused of some nasty stuff. Over 100 former student wrestlers have accused him of standing by and doing nothing to stop rampant sexual abuse when he was an assistant wrestling coach at The Ohio State University. In addition, Jordan has let it be known that he wants to be Speaker of the House, so he desperately needs attention that is focused on something other than his alleged abdication of his responsibility to protect his student wrestlers at Ohio State.

While the Freedom Caucus was persuaded last week by Republican leadership to withdraw their filing, it is more than worthwhile to read the Times article in order to better understand the all-too-common denial of reality and how politics now functions in America. Try not to let the Freedom Caucus’ loathsome, self-serving political manipulation make you gag.

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One Response to Gastrointestinal Upset
  1. dominickpalella Reply

    Keep in mind that if the House Freedom Caucus wants to serve the traitorous interests of our president, or themselves, our political system is functioning just as our US Constitution meant it should. Citizens elect politicians to rule over them. The majorities of those elected decide whether to provide “checks and balances” on themselves, or the president, and what laws they demand for the ordinary citizen to obey, or for their wealthy donors to ignore.

    While the Internet and social media has exposed the power structure of our autocratic political system, most of our citizens are barely aware of what’s going on. They will continue to preserve their submissive positions under politicians who are clever enough to make promises they like to hear. Some say our founding fathers would be appalled witnessing what is happening today, I say they would be pleased to know that it’s working as well as they expected. Calling our political system a democracy seems to keep the voters favoring a majority of politicians, instead of themselves, making decisions for them.