I’ve been going back over some of my blog articles, notes and political ranting of the past several years.
I have come to the realization that as the bible says in Ecclesiastics 1:9 “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”
That saying is especially true when it comes to politics.
During the 2009 – 2016 President Obama dealt with a nation suffered from a struggling economy, high taxes, homelessness, a failed healthcare system and illegal immigration. Remember the Freddy Mack and Fannie Mae fiasco? Communities across the nation were attempting to eliminate homeless camps? Lots of folks were without healthcare? Illegals were flooding across the border?
In 2017 – 2021 President Trump tackled the economy; taxes; homelessness; Obamacare; immigration; the Chinese virus and a hostile media and an even more hostile Democratic congress? Even so efforts by Donald Trump were aimed to restore pride in America.
In 2021 President Biden began earnestly dismantling Trump’s legacy by stopping border wall construction, an open immigration and an authoritarian approach to handling the virus, masking, social distancing and vaccinations for the general population, but not for members of congress and select government agencies.
In 1981 when President Reagan was shot, our government went into crisis mode and while Vice President Bush was airborne in Air Force Two, the Secretary of State Alexander Haig ordered the VP to return to Washington and announced to the nation that everything was fine because he was now in charge.
After the events of January 6th 2021 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley, in consultation with the leaders of congressional democrats in both the House and the Senate, determined in his mind that President Trump was unstable. He then took it upon himself to contact military leaders of several foreign countries both allies and enemies of the US and assured them everything was fine and he was in charge. What Milley failed to do was advice President Trump that he was committing treason.
In each case appointed cabinet members took it upon themselves to grab the reins of government in clear violation of the line of succession or under the Constitution even though they may have felt justified.
I wonder who General Milley is contacting while holding down the appointed position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Biden, who is clearly and visibly unstable and ill prepared for the office of President. – I am the Real Truckmaster
I wrote my initial blog on the duties of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after reading a letter by House Speaker Pelosi where she states contacting General Milley directly about not following orders from President Trump.
As the Chairman it is Milley’s duty to advise the President on military affairs. Milley failed in those duties and he should have resigned. What we have since learned as Bob Woodward’s book Peril is about to be released, the problem is much worse.
As the November 3rd 2020 election loomed nearer according to this 9-15-2021 NPR article General Milley felt so strongly about Trump that he spoke to his Chinese counterpart, as well as other world military leaders both in October and in January and felt justified that his actions were simply conducting his official duties of his office, instead of coming to his boss, submitting his letter of resignation and leaving his appointed office.
Although the office of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is considered very important and highly prestigious, neither the chairman, the vice chairman, nor the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a body has any command authority over combatant forces. The Goldwater–Nichols Act places the operational chain of command from the president to the secretary of defense directly to the commanders of the unified combatant commands. However the services chiefs do have authority over personnel assignments and oversight over resources and personnel allocated to the combatant commands within their respective services (derived from the service secretaries).
The chairman may also transmit communications to the combatant commanders from the president and secretary of defense as well as allocate additional funding to the combatant commanders if necessary. The chairman also performs all other functions prescribed under 10 U.S.C.§ 153 or allocates those duties and responsibilities to other officers in the joint staff under his or her name.
General Milley also went to the heads of Trump cabinet officials about his plans and military commanders and fellow officers basically ordering their allegiance to him and not obeying the President’s orders without him authorizing it.
Does the oath of office not say “I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the officers appointed over me”?
The last time I checked the Chairman is not the President of the United States, nor is he appointed over any military service personnel.
The Chairman is the highest ranking military advisor to the President and has no command authority over any troops whatsoever. By virtue of his actions and his words General Milley is not an honorable man and should resign, to be faced with military and federal law as a co-conspirator of a coup.
The fact that President Biden supports and feels Milley’s actions are justified has no merit and only makes Biden complicit along with every elected official and military member who chose to be on the wrong side of this issue.
Elected officials can and should be impeached; military members can and should be courts marshalled under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
Hatred of former President Trump must not be the basis for shredding and ignoring the Constitution of the United States.
We are seeing how lack of sound military advice can turn a well-organized troop withdrawal from a combat zone into a national disaster at the cost of American and Allied lives. Chairman Milley is doing further harm to our nation by attempting to justify his treasonous actions.
Americans deserve better. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
These are the Presidents of the United States during my lifetime, six during my military years (1968 – 1990) and five in the years after leaving the military.
Harry S. Truman 1945 – 1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 – 1961
John F. Kennedy 1961 – 1963
Lyndon B. Johnson 1963 – 1969
Richard M. Nixon 1969 – 1974
Gerald Ford 1974 – 1977
Jimmy Carter 1977 – 1981
Ronald Reagan 1981 – 1989
George H. W. Bush 1969 – 1993
William J. Clinton 1993 – 2001
George W. Bush 2001 – 2009
Barack H. Obama 2009 – 2017
Donald J. Trump 2017 – 2021
Joseph R. Biden Jr. 2021 – Present
I have never been politically active until after retiring from the military. What I have witnessed and continue to witness cause me to go back and reevaluate what I thought I knew about these leaders of the free world.
My first wakeup call was the defeat of GHW Bush and the election of WJ Clinton in the 1992 election. I was so sure that Bush would win that I suffered a real letdown when it was called for Clinton. I couldn’t understand how the God I had come to know would let it happen.
I watched as terrorists attacked the USS Cole and US embassies and facilities around the world without so much as a by-your-leave from Clinton. I learned that Clinton was the only certified draft dodger (pardoned by Ford) to be elected President. Then there was the red dress incident. I clearly couldn’t understand why, but I figured that America wanted what we wanted so God let us have it.
And then when the 2000 “hanging chad” election was called for GW Bush amid all the rumors. But when 9-11 happened I saw a side of Bush that made me proud to be an American. He took command of the situation and took decisive action officially beginning the war on terror. If you were not for us, you were against us. I even wrote a letter to GW Bush telling him that God had him where he was for such a day as this (I sure wish I had kept a copy).
I was at a tire service center when a news brief came on about Bush and this is the very first time I heard an active duty sergeant being disrespectful toward the President, obviously angry about the soldiers who were killed during this war on terror. I had always been told to be respectful of authority and especially the President.
During the 2008 election, term limits kept Bush from running for a 3rd term, so I voted for McCain, but not so much for him but his running mate Governor Sarah Palin, who the media kept comparing her to Obama.
Secretly I hoped the GOP would nominate her and McCain for VP.
The election was called for Obama as America wanted once again what they wanted, a young black politician who would put minorities on an even footing. What we got was anything but that and the Democratic steamrolling of America had begun. I wrote to Obama letting him know some concerns I had and how he alone could alleviate them. I still have his response which didn’t address anything I had written about.
Fanny Mae, Freddie Mack, Affordable Care Act, Acorn just to name a few and then the debacle of Benghazi 9-11-2012 where requests for assistance were denied and/or ignored. I watched as the only response was “it began with a video” and that man was arrested, even while the battle raged in Libya. But the takedown and killing of Bin Laden was televised to the National Security Counsel who watched in horror and anticipation. Why wasn’t the live feed from Benghazi given the same priority? Obama, Biden, Clinton MIA when it mattered most. I was sure the election of 2012 would bring about a change and my vote was for Romney. Once again I was surprised when Obama won that election.
The election of 2016 had the same tired political names, some newcomers CEOs and such, but the DNC favorite was Hillary Clinton. In 2008 her chance was taken away, but now it was her time and she knew it. It was Clinton vs Trump and he wasn’t even a politician, but when the dust settled the election was called for Trump and American went into shock.
On 1-20-2017 the Insurrection began in an attempt to prevent Trump from being successful as president. From the beginning it was Russia, Russia, Russia, the Mueller Special Investigation lasted what seemed a lifetime but acquitted Trump.
I have written Trump 2 or 3 letters and received actual responses to what I had written about. I probably didn’t change his method of operation or actions as President, but I was satisfied with getting an answer when I wrote.
Trump’s Ukrainian phone call was grounds for Impeachment said Pelosi, but the acquittal wasn’t acceptable for here. Something drastic had to be done to insure Trump would not win re-election. Pelosi even said during a televised interview that he would not be president in 2021, one way or another. Do you thing anyone was paying attention? I was, but with all the insider activities, after dark shifting of ballots more had to be done because Trump was contesting the election results. It was determined that the fix was in and 1-6-2021 when the electoral ballots were to be counted and certified a last minute hail-Mary was launched to coincide with Trumps MAGA rally not far from the Capital.
Calling it an insurrection or a coup was a stretch. By definition a coup or an insurrection is to remove the head of government, in this case the President, which was Trump. How could he coup himself and do so without weapons or violence? Antifa was the answer and were seen being escorted into the Capital as MAGA people began arriving from the rally.
The media blitz over the air waves and the internet sealed the deal and immediately Pelosi launched Impeachment 2.0 and set about removing Trump from office just 2 weeks before his term would expire. The impeachment lasted after Trump left office and he was acquitted once again. The coup wasn’t over yet as Pelosi attempted to strip him of benefits of a former president and prevent any president who has been impeached from running for any political office again. That was a flop too.
What I see are akin to the stars aligning in a way as to reveal these political figures in a way I never considered before. I learned that McCain although a Vietnam POW and war hero was not so much as a politician. He became set in his ways and was thoroughly politicized up until his death. Romney may have been a decent governor, but shortly after losing his bid for the President, he was elected as a senator in a whole different state. As a senator I saw a side of him as a RINO where he continually went against his party cohorts causing a number of favorable bills to fail.
I saw that President Trump was forbidden to attend McCain’s funeral, GHW Bushes funeral, and Rep. John Lewis’ funeral as if it was the thing to do. I watched as every living former president all congregated together but the sitting President was forbidden to attend. Such dorks. Trump Derangement Syndrome is still alive, even today. During the 9-11-2021 ceremony in New York City, President Biden and all the living former presidents and first ladies who were able to attend were there, except Trump. It turns out Trump was in New York city visiting police and firefighters, shaking hands, doing photo ops and being well received. Not so much with the Biden VIP presidential group.
I have a book on the Illuminati and somewhere I remember reading about presidents and former presidents who are members. I saw Bushes, Clinton and others but I didn’t see Trump’s name in the book at all.
In case you haven’t been following my blog posts, I have written well over 900 thus far, dating back to 2017 documenting the events of the Trump presidency and national crises as they happened.
I don’t claim to have all or any of the answers, but I have God-given common sense to recognize when things just don’t make sense. I am the Real Truckmaster!
To date the highlight of the Biden presidency is his 9/10-2021 proclamation of vaccine mandates for thee and not for me (or my clan). By clan I mean the extended Biden Crime Cartel that includes members of Congress, social media heads and ill-informed Biden voters (both dead and alive).
Biden sees his major accomplishment as erasing Trump (policies and loyalists) from the annals of government. Stopping the oil pipeline, the wall and flooding our nation with illegal and undocumented migrant men, women and children amounts to an assault on our nation’s sovereignty.
The manner of Biden’s withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan sent messages to world leaders and our enemies alike who consider him a weak president, easy to be manipulated, all huff and no puff.
Biden caused this flood of migrants which imported of unvetted and unchecked Afghan “refugees” (fighting age males, child brides and who knows) while he left an untold number of America citizens and US allies behind. The Biden administration has fought hard to prevent private citizens from evacuating Americans or US allies.
We were told of a drone strike on an unnamed ISIS-K individual, that turned out not to be the case. The individual(s) killed were a US Ally and women and children. There was no apology or remorse for this hasty and unnecessary action.
On the home front illegals, refugees and who knows what are not medically checked to identify virus infected or carriers. They are exempt from the latest vaccine mandate, and are allowed free reign without accountability.
On this Patriots Day we remember the events of 9-11-2001 in New York City & 9-11-2012 in Benghazi, Libya, but are extremely cautious of the potential for similar attacks across our nation as more than 95,000 Southwest Asian immigrant “refugees” roam free, while Americans are shadow banned and shamed into wearing cloth face masks that do nothing to stop the virus spread or mandated to get the jab or face job loss and worse. The US economy is in the tank and getting worse. American’s are receiving massive amounts of money without working, while small businesses have closed due to the virus and/or lack of applicants looking for work.
Biden and his Democratic colleagues think that throwing money will solve every problem. The fact they don’t throw their own money is a problem unto itself. I fear that Biden’s track record as a US Senator and as Obama’s Vice President has been eclipsed by the disaster of his presidency that has only just begun.
Biden might have been a tough cookie in his heyday, but that was then and we are not there anymore. Why did we not see headlines like “Senator Joe Biden solves the immigration crisis” or “Vice President Biden has brought peace to the world”?
America is wondering where are President Biden’s handlers? I wouldn’t be surprised if Speaker Pelosi had equipped the White House residence with one of her famous ice cream freezers (at taxpayer expense of course). – I am the Real Truckmaster!
I hear people say we need term limits on Congress just like we have for the President. Well guess what Congress is considering term limits, just not for them but for the Supreme Court. That’s right why should those justices have a lifetime job without having to campaign every 2 – 6 years like Congress?
We need to start somewhere, right?
Why don’t we start with the law making body? I mean if Congress is serious let them start by making some basic changes that affect Congress, after all they are the law makers.
These are changes to consider:
Limit all 535 members of Congress to a maximum of 2 terms.
Remove the benefit of a retirement package after 5 years of “public service”.
Remove free lifetime healthcare for former members and their families.
Defund and remove ALL congressional caucuses.
Eliminate ALL congressional committees and sub-committees.
Remove cost of living expenses that cover living near the nation’s Capital.
Eliminate breaks during session of Congress (adopt 5 ½ day work days) X 52 weeks per year.
Require complete commitment to upholding and safeguarding the US Constitution.
Then we can discuss the Supreme Court:
Permanently establish the number of Supreme Court Justices to Nine, with on Chief Justice.
Renounce and abolish political party membership upon swearing in to SCOTUS.
Require complete commitment to insuring laws comply with and are in accordance to the US Constitution.
Set term limit to 10 years maximum for all justices on the SCOTUS.
These are not unreasonable requests. It is the duty of each member of Congress to place the needs of “We The People” ahead of financial, personal, political gain and to protect and secure the freedoms guaranteed in the US Constitution against ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic.
It is the duty of each justice on the Supreme Court to protect the US Constitution from unscrupulous political operatives and safeguard the people’s rights guaranteed in the Constitution.
By the same token it is not only the right, but the responsibility of every US Citizen to fully vet every candidate for political office BEFORE voting blindly by political party affiliation. The future of our children and that of our nation depend on it. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
When I opened up FB this morning I was greeted with a warning from an article I posted some time ago that was found to violate “FB community standards which are the same worldwide”. It would be comical because there is no standardized worldwide community standard for western, eastern and in fact more than 190 individual nations have their own norms or standards.
FB uses political standards in the US that warn, restrict and ban the political right, while allowing the political left unfettered access. Take the removing and banning the official account postings of then sitting President Donald Trump and continuing his ban as a private citizen. But the unchallenged official account postings of sitting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris where they continue to post false information and lies pertaining to immigration, national policy and the US economic situation in America. When will they be held accountable by the same “community” standard?
It is obvious that there are postings that defame individuals, slander their good name or call for them to be attacked and even killed – which may in fact be violations of US federal laws. Other postings within the international community that call for the death of America and Israel must somehow violate international laws, but are not held accountable. Personal opinions and satire are nothing more than voicing likes and dislikes over specific subject matter.
Everyone has an opinion(s) on everything and that is what draws people to social media, so FB must remain neutral, yet differentiate between postings calling for violence and personal opinions using satirical mems.
If someone commits treasonable acts by corresponding to others it is not the responsibility of FB fact checkers to warn or restrict the account of someone who points out this unlawful correspondence. FB should instead alert federal authorities of the contents of the correspondence and its author. This obvious double standard used by FB, and its hired fact checkers or other agents must cease. Saying there is a single worldwide community standard applicable to everyone is in itself false.
Lastly, using word flags or algorithms to single out opposing political opinions or satire should be against every community standard. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
The title of this post completely explains the Biden “Build Back Better” policy which I refer to it as the 4Bs. Every time the Biden administration collectively or individually opens their mouths America should really pay attention. That’s’ hard for me to do since I no longer watch main stream media.
Recently VP Harris said their administration is fighting for parents. I just don’t remember what she was fighting for parents for what exactly? Is fighting against anti-abortion laws like they promise to do in Texas? So they want parents (pregnant moms) to have the right to kill their baby in the womb? That says more about the administration than anyone else could say.
Harris is not happy with the new Texas voting law which she says restricts people of color from being able to vote. Does she think people are that dense? The only thing restricted is the ability to commit voter fraud or election fraud due to voter ID requirements, as a former prosecutor she should at least know that?
Or are they fighting for illegal alien parent rights to come into our country without any documentation?
Oh they must be fighting for the rights of illegal alien parents to send their kids to school, receive medical care and/or financial aid while ignoring the thousands of homeless American parents living in tents or shelters on public streets, vacant fields or in vacant houses, just trying to survive.
Or it could be the Afghan “refugees” parents who need to settle down somewhere in the US and the government needs taxpayer dollars to give to these unfortunate migrants who left everything to come here, right?
Oh yes it could be fighting for parents of children over 12 who must get the jab, not because they’re sick or going to catch something but because it’s the right thing to do to keep us safe?
There are so many things parents need the government to fight and do for them that our bloated government just isn’t big enough to do, so we must increase the size of government and spend more and more of those tax dollars.
Besides why do rich people need all that money anyway? They deserve to give it to the needy and who could be needier than the federal government bureaucracy, right?
I haven’t even touched other ways the Biden administration is fighting for Americans – well I guess it hard because they aren’t fighting for us at all, they are just fighting us until we submit full control.
We the willing are led by the unknowing into the unknown for how long we do not know. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
When I look at the Afghanistan debacle, I see openly what the CIA, DOD and DOS have been doing covertly for many years working hand-in-glove effecting regime change in third world countries around the world. These are combined assets of US intelligence service, covert US military units and state who go “over the fence” to instigate uprisings or coupes in order to bring down dictators and world leaders who are deemed threats to US interests and/or freedom. The US 2020 Presidential Election is an example of election interference with the goal of regime change, and it occurred on US soil with full participation of government, corporate America and American citizens. The perpetrators have yet to be identified or prosecuted.
What we see happening in Afghanistan is merely the visualization of the process where the Afghan president fled in exile as the Biden armed, equipped and installed the Taliban, overthrowing the government as we watched in real time. The misguided efforts of the Biden administration not only moved thousands of people under the guise of “refugees” status, but prioritizing and ultimately left American citizens and (SIV) Afghan’s, a most heart wrenching episode that should have never happened.
We have since learned that a number of Americans and veterans raised resources and self-mobilized becoming extremely successful in bringing many of our people home, with sanctioning of the US State Department. My hat is off to those brave men and women who stepped up to the plate with experience and the necessary skills needed to get the job done.
It would seem that the Biden administration wants us to just get over Afghanistan like its water under the bridge. Well like water under the bridge it must go somewhere, right?
Remember when then VP Joe Biden told then Afghan President Karzai, “We don’t care about Afghanistan”? It was another of his gaffs that is coming back to bite him. Those very words have become an embarrassment to the Biden administration and to our nation.
What many are unaware of was that retired Marine Eric Montalvo privately chartered evacuation flights in Afghanistan for 1,000 Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) and 142 Americans, but made to hide from the Taliban while waiting for more than a week because Biden officials did not tell Taliban leaders they had approved the departures. All the while a State Department official would not grant clearance for these flights to land in the US or at ANY DOD base worldwide, or any nearby third countries.
Let that sink in.
At the same time both Biden administration officials and the WH press secretary claimed publicly that any communication about the US not doing everything in its power to bring US citizens home were untrue.
A newly release press release has the State department taking credit for bringing 4 or 5 Americans home when in fact it was privately chartered flights previously held back by the State department.
We would never have known were it not for State department emails to Montalvo hampering
It is the nature of man to be free, making choices that are in the best interests of himself, his family, his job and his country. For anyone to say or do otherwise is outright foolish. In the beginning when God created man he gave freedom of will to make and learn from the choices in life.
Otherwise God could have created robots programmed to worship him and obey his every command.
This nation was formed on the very foundation that man was created equal by God and has the fundamental right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness as guaranteed in the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, which is the rule of law in our land.
The power is not generated by government but from the governed and all power not granted to federal or state governments remains with the people. When that government no longer responds to, or protects the people it must be cast off and a new government instituted by the people.
Our nation today is divided into:
Vaccinated versus Unvaccinated;
Masked versus Unmasked;
Powerful versus Powerless;
Class versus Classless;
Race versus Raceless;
Gender versus Genderless;
Rich versus Richless and
Essential versus Nonessential
We are at a point in our nation’s history where the incompetent govern the competent by shaming and silencing them into submission with edicts of governmental Mandates.
When you think you’ve heard it all comes the argument of do the unvaccinated deserve to be treated or hospitalized on the same level of priority as the vaccinated? After all they take up bed space that the vaccinated might need!
As outrageous as this argument is let me ask –
If you or your spouse, your parents, children or friends (one vaccinated and one unvaccinated) became ill and were diagnosed with the “virus” who would you want turned away without being seen or treated?
Since the beginning of 2020 we have been told that we must self-isolate (quarantine) at home; shop only for essential items at essential stores; wear a mask at home, while shopping, jogging, walking outside, no swimming, no public gatherings, limitations on worship service attendees, social distance outside the home and now we must get the vaccine or we are trying to kill others by our non-compliance.
International travel has all but ceased as the global community has closed their borders fearing the spread of the virus. Some countries have begun re-opening while requiring travelers to possess a certificate of non-infection, a vaccine passport or card, a recent test (within 72 hours), permission to enter issued by consulate or embassy, proof of mandatory quarantine hotel reservation, and 14 day quarantine upon entry, and constant mask usage requirement regardless of vaccination status.
The only thing not controlled is the ability to breath, so long as it is not on or near someone else.
Here in the US our southern border has been opened to undocumented migrants without restrictions. Due to the recent pull out of Afghanistan we imported literally thousands of unchecked and unvetted refugees and released many of them to settle inside the confines of the US without documenting or tracking their movements within the country. Many have NOT been checked for sicknesses or virus infection, but are eligible for unlimited medical treatment and services.
There are those in government positions who find it necessary to issue declarations or mandates to control the activities of others, while continuing their individual lifestyle without restriction. It is literally the “rules for thee, but not for me” audacious attitude of this “ruling class” that fuels division.
We have been told that we are in a pandemic, when clearly we are in an endemic and should remove ALL virus restrictions and revert back to using good old common sense. Not every illness or hospitalization is virus related, although for some strange reason medical facilities receive more funding for virus related treatment and hospitalizations.
Here are my thoughts going forward:
Issue new guidelines:
Vaccinations when recommended when by your medical provider (age & medical history).
Stay home if feeling ill and contact your medical provider.
Keeping proper distance and avoiding others when necessary.
Masks are recommended for those who are or feel sick” when traveling outside the home.
There is much concern about contracting the virus, getting sick and dying as a result of treatment or from vaccinations. Let me assure you that life is about living it to the fullest and helping others while we are able. I have it from the highest authority that we are not going to get out of this life alive and there are no U-Hauls behind the funeral car. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
My Take on Mitch McConnell’s Statement on Impeaching Biden
I know many people are ragging on McConnell over his comments that Biden won’t be impeached, but he’s 100% correct.
The House is the only body that can impeach. The Senate is the only body to try an impeachment. When it’s about impeaching the President the Chief Justice presides over the proceedings.
Trump was impeached by the Democratic House twice, not because of what he did, but because Speaker Pelosi wanted to prove how important she was, more so than the President. Trump was tried first by a Republican led Senate and second by a Democratic led Senate, and there were members on both sides who voted to acquit both times, again not by anything Trump had done, but because the charges against him were non-impeachable charges according to Constitutional standards.
Both trials were purely for show. The Democrats wanted to show how smart they were compared to Trump who had the best defense against those worthless charges. The Democrats had the media to sway public opinion with every word that came out of the mouths of the best the Democrats had.
Granted McConnell is one of the GOP Trump huggers when it’s to his political advantage, including when his wife was appointed to Trump’s cabinet. But as we’ve seen over and over again when the chips are down, their buffalo chips. McConnell has repeatedly caved to pressure from across the aisle.
In both chambers of Congress there are political power centers either by party, committees or caucuses. Most of the caucuses are in the House. Committees are in both chambers. Chairmen control the direction of each committee and sub-committee. If the chair doesn’t push it forward it stops.
How do we fix it? Voters fix it by voting smarter. State legislatures fix it by clamping down on election and voter fraud and putting violators in prison with hefty fines. The House and Senate fix it by going against the norm and electing party leadership in their respective chambers. And by attacking ethics violators and removing them from committees or caucuses, or better yet expelling them from Congress. Governors fix it by appointing well qualified candidates to political office for the right reasons.
Overall Congress fixes it by cutting the pork, spending taxpayer funds as if it’s out of their own personal bank accounts. Balancing the national budget should happen when Congress becomes smarter and greedy politicians are removed. Not everyone who qualifies for political office should be elected or appointed to political office. You wouldn’t want an animal abuser as a dog catcher or animal control person. You wouldn’t want a sex offender in charge of public education. And you don’t want someone who is not a doctor prescribing treatment or medicines. Nobody wants a just barely surgeon operating on hearts or brains.
Back to McConnell, what he was saying is that under the current political climate in Congress with Democrats in control of both chambers, Speaker Pelosi will not move Articles of Impeachment against Biden or Harris, even if it meant she had a chance to become President. They are her party and she won’t jeopardize her political standing within the party. She’s much too important for that. With no Articles of Impeachment, Schumer will not bring the Senate into trial mode.
So inevitably the climate and political balance of power must change drastically, but even then the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader of the Senate must put aside political bias and move legislation and impeachment when warranted forward to restore order and some resemblance of trust from the American people who sent them to Congress.
We have seen how hatred and political bias when taken to extremes can blowup into the faces of the very people who were supposedly working for “We The People”, but became greedy for power and financial gain. The TDS was so bad and voters became so worked up politically that they were curling up in their safe spaces and had to have a backup of tissues and incense just to make it from day to day.
What would have happened had George Washington threw in the towel and let the British keep the colonies? Or if Teddy Roosevelt had refused to ride up San Juan Hill because he found a note criticizing his leadership style?
Throughout the history of our nation brave men and women have given their all for the good of our country. They have pledged their sacred honor and many have given their lives for freedom and so that others may live.
McConnell may be the snake in the grass that everyone thinks he is, but voting him out of office is better than letting him “retire” from public service. How does that happen anyway? Members of Congress should serve no more than 2 terms, then go back to their chosen profession and let others serve. Those who have spent their entire lives in Congress should be sent to the unemployment line and made to do a job search just like everyone else. America deserves better! America deserves the very best we have to offer! – I am the Real Truckmaster!