Bill Taylor set it out the way it is and the way it should be. “
“At the outset, I would like to convey several key points. First, Ukraine is a strategic partner of the United States, important for the security of our country as well as Europe. Second , Ukraine is, right at this moment- while we sit in this room for the last five years, under armed attack from Russia. Third , the security assistance we provide is crucial to Ukraine’ s defense against Russian aggression, and, more importantly, sends a signal to Ukrainians Russians that we are Ukraine’ s reliable strategic partner. And finally, as the Committees are now aware, I said on September 9 in a message to Ambassador Gordon Sondland that withholding security assistance in exchange for help with a domestic political campaign in the United States would be crazy I believed that then, and I still believe that.”
And he is even more explicit and explosive in his further comments.
The point is that anyone with half a brain can see the sleazy shakedown tactics of this bumbling, spoiled thug wannabee, Donald Trump. This is, was and always will be Trump’s M.O… the Low Road, The Cheating Road, The Mean Spirited Road…that is until he is finally called to account. He has spent the last 3 years snubbing his nose at decency…lying, betraying and hurting everyone and everything but his own selfish interests…and now that his betrayals are clearer than ever before…What are the Republican leaders going to do? Are they all too chicken shit to call the evidence by its proper name? How pathetic. When the time comes to stand up, are they all going to just cave in to this tin horn…and hope that this imposter in the white house can muscle his way through.
Do not be surprised at what a desperate Trump may resort to. Maybe Trump is going to announce that Ambassador Taylor and Colonel Vinham are not the true patriots they appear to be…that he has heard of some secret videotapes somewhere…of them holding hands at a gay/lesbian club somewhere…smoking and snorting cocaine, while ambassadors Marie Yovanovitch and Fiona Hill are looking on and laughing it up.
He’s going to release these tapes as soon as possible…but they are being withheld from him by a secret group of “Never Trumper” conspirators, who have been (until now) able to elude identification by calling themselves the “Muddy Water Blues Project”…and who have been disguising themselves cleverly as a popular music production company headed by none other than former President Barrack Obama and entertainment moguls (and liberal, Democratic traitors) such as Rob Reiner. By combining their well healed and variegated Entertainment resources these “Never Trumpers” have created a shifty underground machine that has been able to produce a huge amount of fake news and fake evidence…and also conceal the truth of these career diplomat’s wrongdoing… all of which they are doing because of their utter jealousy of the unprecedented accomplishments of the most productive Presidential administration of all time. And meanwhile…
Dirt searching, wandering Bill Barr, is going to back this type of play.
Waffling Lindsey Graham, is going to back this type of play
Hiding behind the ghost of Elijah Cummings, Mark Meadows, is going to back this type of play
And the wrestling coach, who never had an idea or a concept that he could adequately grasp firmly enough to figure the right move to make, Jim Jordan, is going to back this type of play.
And Mitch McConnell, who is too fossilized , but still crafty, is just going to stand still with his thumb up his whatever…and do nothing.
And as far as the “Base” is concerned, I’m sorry but I am out of patience and generosity with those among them, who one would expect to have a little more common sense and insight than (for example) the most rabid of sports fans ( from the word Fanatic). Even Sports fanatics have the good sense to turn on greedy ingrates like Lebron James or an Art Modell, former owner of the Cleveland Brown’s football team, when both of whom sold out their fan base by moving (himself and their team respectively) to greener pastures…or cheaters like Barry Bonds or Lance Armstrong, who lost their super star status when they were shown to be secret cheaters who achieved their success with illegal, performance enhancing drugs.
Maybe one day soon the base will catch on and turn…like it appears to be happening in Kentucky and Virginia.
Until that happens, this is not the United States Government I learned about way back in the 8th Grade.