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the return of the mad king

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    Incidentally, Trump was not the first president to be booed at a MLB game.

    Hoover was the first in 1931, and Truman was the second, in 1951, right after he fired Douglas MacArthur. Latter-era presidents have not been immune from razzing. President George H.W. Bush was booed when he was introduced at the 1992 All-Star Game in San Diego. His son, George W. Bush, got the Bronx cheer when he threw out the first pitch at the first game at Nationals Park in 2008. There were also a few boos when President Barack Obama threw out the first pitch at the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis.

    So, Mr. Trump, grow a pair.

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    Returning to the White House from his visit to New York City, where he was greeted with boos during a public appearance at Madison Square Garden, Donald Trump stopped to talk to reporters on the South Lawn where he launched a full-on attack on the anonymous whistle-blower whose report helped kick-start impeachment hearings against him.

    Using innuendo and a lot of “they says,” the president accused the whistle-blower of being in league with former officials in President Barack Obama’s administration who are conspiring against him.

    Here's the headline:

    "Trump snarls at media for not exposing whistle-blower's name in wild conspiratorial rant".

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    The New York Times just finished reviewing ALL of the tweets he has sent out since January of 2017. They found that that he is a vicious, narcissistic, dictator-loving goon. The number of his tweets have increased dramatically in 2019. The vast majority have attacked either someone or something.

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    I've read the Mueller Report, which lists 12 instances of obstruction of justice. Perhaps because Nancy Pelosi sensed that impeaching Trump would be even more of a circus than the one that just concluded, she decided to hold off. However, once Trump tried to extort Ukraine, she had no choice but to move forward.

    To repeat, Trump got impeached because he withheld funds that congress had already approved to be sent to Ukraine.

    On Tuesday of this week, the House approved a massive $1.4 trillion spending package. The package contained $250 million in military aid to Ukraine, and today we learned that the White House threatened to veto that bill and send the country into a government shutdown if House Democrats insisted on language calling for prompt release of that money. The White House says the president, rather than Congress, should have say in how money is released.

    Obviously, Trump STILL thinks that he can act as a king.

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    Sorry, he can act like an "dictator" but even an "king" has not an "cult" around him. I bet that in this "budget" there are "loopholes" of which he can profit from and fill his overflowing pockets. He's acting like an King, because our outdated stupid 1800's law allows him to do whatever he wants, as well his loyal "cult" are blinded and refuse to "see" what he stands for. The Senate has now become another "mafia" bunch which is making their own rules and laws.

    Thus in other words, you can"impeach" this crook, but not "fire" him, because of the "loyal "cult kissing the "King's" sweaty smelly feet.

    Thus indeed "la la land" where an "Moscow turtle" rules who came from the tiny Sate of backwards Kentucky!

    No wonder that Putin enjoys himself every day, with this naive dumb country which he uses as an sled dog.

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    The biggest news today was Trump’s announcement that, unless the Senate resumes confirming his nominees, he will adjourn both chambers of Congress and make recess appointments to fill the slots. Trump claimed he has “constitutional authority” to do this, likely referring to Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution, which deals with the relationship of the president to Congress. That section gives the president the power to convene Congress in an emergency—as presidents have done—and also to adjourn them “to such time as he shall think proper.” But there is another clause in that sentence providing that he can adjourn them only “in case of disagreement between [the Houses], with respect to the time of adjournment.” There is no such disagreement between the House of Representatives and the Senate; they have agreed to end the session on January 3, 2021.

    Trump is unhappy because members of Congress have left Washington due to the pandemic, and the Houses are staying open through “pro forma” sessions. These sessions are “in form only,” and consist of members showing up simply to indicate that their Chamber is still open. They have attracted political controversy for years because these sessions stop a president from making recess appointments.

    Trump wants to make such appointments to insert into office people who would not win Senate approval, like his current nominee for Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe (R-TX), who had to withdraw the first time Trump considered him because he was unqualified. “The current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people cannot afford during this crisis,” Trump said at the day’s coronavirus briefing. “It’s a scam.”

    Most of the vacancies that require Senate confirmation are empty not because the Senate is refusing to take them up, but because Trump has not nominated anyone.

    The unprecedented step of trying to adjourn Congress would spark a fierce backlash among lawmakers of his own party, among others. Trump’s sudden attention to an often-forgotten power in the Constitution’s Article 2, Section 3 would undoubtedly call to mind the famous duty the same section requires of the president: “he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”​

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    Donald Trump will never really go away, even if he is resoundingly defeated on Tuesday. Not on November 4, not on January 20, not when he dies, not in a hundred years. He may well be what future generations remember most about our era. Not because of what he accomplished, but because the story of a mad king is an immortal tale.

    The mad king also makes for great literature. Game of Thrones begins a few years after the death of one such figure and introduces its share of irrational leaders along the way. William Shakespeare’s King Lear is the story of a monarch who responds well to flattery and is taken advantage of by his own daughters.

    The president is incapable of empathy, susceptible to flattery, and prone to self-destructive behavior. He has a mercurial family that exerts undue influence over his administration. He traffics in the most absurd conspiracy theories. His wealth, or lack thereof, is shrouded in secrecy. He is insecure. He lays out his deepest prejudices on Twitter for the world to see. He captivates crowds. Everything about him—the hair, the tan, the long tie, the goofy hat—is outlandish.

    He also has formidable adversaries with powerful stories of their own—the first African American president and the person who would have been the first female president. And it looks like he could meet his political end partly because of a plague. It’s hard to get more biblical than that.

    Voting Trump out of office will probably not decouple the Republican Party from Trumpism. But it could strike a decisive blow against the notion that entrusting the presidency to someone who is so obviously unfit for the role is acceptable. And that is not nothing.

    Trump is now an intrinsic part of the story of America—its first mad president. The only major question left is whether the story relayed decades and even centuries from now will end with what Trump did to America or with what America did to Trump. That will be answered soon.

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    The missing point is that the dumb ass people "elected" this leader, because the "system" without "checks and "balances" failed all the way. Again this is proof that the "qualification screening" for such job is an total disaster here; not even "tax returns" are demanded by "law"

    Sure you can blame Trump, but the "system" let him sit here for 4 years without "removal" . The "system" tried to remove him, but failed horribly because the "system" can be bribed.

    So what's next? I bet if nothing is done about correcting the system, then it will be an down hill story.

    Sorry, it used to be an "decent" country, but that is long gone. The mentally sick have taken over as well the "rich"and "religion" so what do you expect?Crying