tl;dr?! November 13, 2019 Impeachment inquiry. The GOP is focused on what ‘was’ was even though the documents, testimony, and arguments are about what ‘is’ is. I shall call the GOP Banana Republicans.
I. Depends on what ‘is’ is …
Remember the last impeachment? No? Proceedings were initiated and run by the Republicans aka GOP. The Articles of Impeachment for William Jefferson Clinton are online.
Character development. I read the novel Primary Colors by Joel Klein which was loosely based on Bill Clinton’s first Presidential campaign run in 1992. The lead character could not control his raging libido and I am and was disgusted that Clinton did not exercise control over his while sitting POTUS. I mean, he could take matters into his own hands, right? But I was also disgusted that the GOP spent time and money on a White House blowjob. Or two, or holey-moley! Look what I found:
Wow! That was a lot of significant matters. Probably more than one happy ending on a blue dress, but I digress. When asked about a relationship with Monica Lewinsky:
Yes, the POTUS said that. Equivocating on the word ‘is’. When I heard that, I KNEW Bill was a-lyin’ about his side jobs. Lawyers gonna lawyer. Bill so existential.
The Teflon Cheeto is not the first POTUS to give me the willies for his treatment of women.
II. What ‘was’ was …
In yesterday’s Republican opening salvo, Devin Nunes launched into a recital of what was. The Steel Dossier, the 2016 presidential election results, nudie pics of Don Don, collusion with Wikileaks. Devin didn’t make it over the hill to now.
What was was. We’ve moved on. Get over it Devin. We are not adjudicating results of the 2016 Presidential election. And in case you don’t know how this works, if Trump is impeached and removed from office, Hillary Clinton does not become President. She is not in the line of succession.
We are at risk of a Pence or possibly Pelosi Presidency. We’re looking at what ‘is’ is.
III. What is is, is now.
What is is. And it is now. Chairman Adam Schiff’s opening statements pull us to the present. Regardless of all the distractive side criming that the Trump Regime & International Crime Syndicate Circus Shi*show has been convicted of (see also Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, and Roger Stone), the impeachment inquiry is based on evidence that the POTUS used the power of his office to withhold military aid from Ukraine for personal gain. In 2019. Essentially now. How does the President comport himself now? Who is he indebted to now? How many ways is the Don Don the POTUS owned now?
And the GOP, the Banana Republicans defend.
“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”George Orwell
I guess the GOP has cut off their nose to spite
their face the United States as we struggle our more perfect union. Don the Con uses the office of the POTUS to shakedown a struggling foreign government for political dirt on an opponent and that’s okay with the GOP. The aid was released; there was still a crime. We are not a Banana Republic. Yet. But keep trying.
We see what you’re doing and you smell like corruption. We struggle to hold our own noses. RIP
GOP Banana Republicans.
We are over you.