Right about now I would imagine that Jack Smith might be putting champagne on ice because Donald Trump just handed him another gift. As Napoleon said, “Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake,” and Trump just made a whopper of a mistake. Here’s what today’s gaffe du jour looks like.
I think this is a good place to put this. https://t.co/SwdQn3ifL7
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 18, 2023
I don’t know why Ken Paxton didn’t get impeached for admitting to this crime in 2021 but what good would it do? The Texas state senators all received their marching orders from the MAGA mob and things would have been no different in 2021 when this was said, I’m sure. The Texas State Senate is a microcosm of the United States Senate, insofar as being filled with cowering Republicans, unwilling to vote against the cult leader, so that they themselves can remain in power. And screw democracy or the rule of law, who’s got time for trivia like that? As Mitt Romney pointed out, “a large portion of my party doesn’t believe in the Constitution.” So you think an oath of office is a biggy, if you don’t believe in the document and what it stands for to begin with?
I wonder if his lawyers talk to him about these things or if they’ve just given up.
I wonder if Paxton will appreciate this comment or if he’s groaning, even as we are?
— The Clear Cider 🌹 (@TheClearCider) September 18, 2023
So, let’s see where we are now: Trump just admitted to blackmailing a bunch of state senators and now he owns the attorney general of Texas, to all intents and purposes. Does that strike anybody as actionable?
What Trump doesn’t understand is that the MAGAs might be impressed by his peacocking and boasting about how powerful he is, but the prosecutors are taking this all down. Everything Trump says can and will be held against him in a court of law. He doesn’t seem to grasp that.
Wouldn’t that be something if there was a fifth indictment? The mind reels. At some point, the mind just can’t process anymore and I think that as a nation we’re reaching that point of overload.