When will country prevail over political party?
That is my question after watching the grueling, emotional hours yesterday when Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen went to Washington and appeared on our electronic screens worldwide.
Asking this question scares me. Worse, the answers shake me to my core.
According to CNN, we might be at the end of the Mueller investigation line, assuming the credibility of sources familiar with the plans.
CNN reported today:
By the way, did you know that the United States has been suffering from conditions so horrific, so frightening, so urgent, that the President of the United States has saved the day by calling a national emergency. All this, so he could get his funds to build his border edifice.
After making that declaration, he went to play golf for the weekend at Mar Lago in Florida.
Remember the echo can chamber? Way back, before Al Gore invented the Internet, one way that kids would talk to one another would be by stringing two cans together. The words would go out of the mouth of the speaker, hit the back of the can, vibrate along the string, hit the other can's end and within micro-seconds, and somewhat miraculously, enters the ear of the other guy holding up the can.
Things have changed.
Nowadays, one can say something and before one can look for a string, the words are dissiminated around the world, via email, twitter, facebook post and yes, even by cell phone and snail mail.
As predicted, a major drug bust takes place at the southern border and the Donald Trump relief force and the build-a wall-or-else-crowd goes into high gear.
Just read it on twitter.
From Bill O’Reilly to members of the Freedom Caucus to the MAGA HAT crusaders--the cry has been very succinct: If the smuggling of drugs that could kill 57 million people is not a national emergency, then what is?
For those keeping score, the American Foreign policy and intelligence Super Bowl reveals that the President's Intel Chiefs are not willing to be benched as to the way they see the world. However, the President hired them all and can fire them all without cause. And he can publicly insult their individual and collective intelligence as he has done to others in his administration who have disagreed with him.
Deciding to run for office Running for elective office is not for those operate life impulsively.
It is a process.
It’s slightly different to running for re-election or for that matter, deciding to use existing good name recognition to propel into another political contest.
It’s a major lifestyle decision.
Is the Congressman Ralph Abraham-salary attack, a bridge too far?
How far and how long should a campaign pledge go?
In one respect, that is the issue as the Democratic-based American Bridge once again slammed Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ralph Abraham.
Does Mitch have the itch?
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, that is.
Is he itching to put his name in the Democratic Party pool of wannabees who are launching presidential campaigns, it appears, now by the droves. Over the past two weeks, starting with Elizabeth Warren, the names of presidential campaign “expectees” are jumping in or making it known that their respective campaigns are under serious consideration.
So you want to know how we should fix this crazy DC shutdown?
I'm glad you asked. It's really simple. It's amazing that the protagonists just don't see it the way I do. Here’s the plan:
First, let me side with the Democrats on the proposition that we shut down the shutdown. We can get the FDA working, our airports out of fear, our government contractors paid and all of the many obligations that the federal government has assumed now for decades, back on the job.