The impending senate whitewash of a clear crime, one that threatens our ability to vote-in the candidate we want for the presidency, drives us crazy. It should. It is an affront to justice and the rule of law upon which we depend.
But, without regard to the ultimate outcome, do know that impeachment has served at least one purpose. With Trump, it certainly has had a punitive effect. He is incensed that it happened, and cannot let it go. That is called punishment.
You have seen this issued perhaps a hundred times already, and he does it near daily. Here is the latest, appropo of absolutely nothing on a Sunday afternoon in busy and dangerous world:
Why should I have the stigma of Impeachment attached to my name when I did NOTHING wrong? Read the Transcripts! A totally partisan Hoax, never happened before. House Republicans voted 195-0, with three Dems voting with the Republicans. Very unfair to tens of millions of voters!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
My, you do sound upset. I can almost feel it.
There is literally nothing new in that tweet. He is just crying at this point. It is cliché, but jeez, just imagine the exact same statements coming from President Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. It is impossible, because no president to this point has ever sounded like this.
Here is a practical question back:
What’s another stigma when you’ve already got so many? Racist landlord, charity fraud, Trump University fraud, admitted sexual assaulter, illegally paying off porn star, the largest number of proven lies in American history, etc. https://t.co/A2OzZEKX1E
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) January 12, 2020
Interesting point. Stigmas seemed to be one of those existential things that haven’t been a bother to this point, so what’s he worried about now?
He said all he cared about was making America great again, and he says he has, and wants to keep it great again. If America is “great again” who cares what it took to get there? Ah, yes, he cares, because he never cared what happens to “America,” it’s all about him.
I believe one of his staff members said something that can be of assistance:
“Deal with it.”
And for godsake, stop whining!
But do check-in from time to time to let us know that it is still bothering you deeply. Such an ego injury.
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