Today the reactions to the new voter laws in the State of Georgia is happening. Rightfully so. It is a need to address and take account of the awful and disenfranchising electoral laws the Republican Party have signed into law. The act of Governor Brian Kemp and his fellow Republican Representatives. They have all deliberately done this and with intent of making it harder for fellow citizens to cast their ballot and vote. That is for the simple reason. The less voters means more likely a Republican majority. Therefore, it is winning strategy to make it harder for the general public to vote.
Now… what is tragic about the politics in America at the moment. Is that instead of looking at the initial issue. The progressive and the ones who wants voters to show up is going up against the businesses in Atlanta, Georgia. The ones who has a base there and the ones who funnel money through the political system. A system that the Democratic Party and the Republican Party is fine with in the days of sunshine, but speaks ill of in the days of rain.
This week has been a storm and been heavy rain. The raindrops are clearly hitting hard and not so easily to get to the storm-drain. Nevertheless, the ideals should be to revise the system. Get new legislation to counter this one or repeal the acts that disenfranchise voters in Georgia. That should be the focus. The focus should be on the ideals and integrity of the ballot, which John Lewis stood for and fought for all his life.
Not battle the beverages industry and one of its giants Coca-Cola Company. Yes, the giant international beverage company has its sins to answer for. They have their ills and its profit motive at any given time. However, it isn’t the bottles of Coke fault for the voters law. Neither is it in the interest of a bottling and beverages company to stop people from voting. Their best interests is to get people hooked on their drink and purchase more of bottles next time they pass by a Wall-Mart.
That is why politics in the United States have gone bonkers. Yes, the politicians are screwed by lobbyist and secretive PAC-Money, which funds their massive and expensive campaigns. Still, in the middle of that. That doesn’t mean they are responsible for the ills and evil, which occurs now and then. Right now that’s all on Governor Kemp and his Republican comrades.
A bottle of Coke will not solve this. Neither will a bottle of Pepsi. Heck, no sort of drink will juice up the veins of democracy. Not the Speakeasies or the roaring 1920s will make fudge about it either. Coca-Cola isn’t the company to solve or in the dominion to do so. Yes, they can stop giving money to the Republican Party, but that they will only cease for a hot-minute and return when they need favourable legislation. As long as the dark-money and PAC money can fund politicians. The companies will return and secure results on their “investments”.
The activists shouldn’t go for a boycott and stop drinking Coke. That is a short-term and a losing strategy. Who will win? The one with billions in the bank and can sustain a hit or the few consumers with a moral obligation? I think the guy with the biggest bank and there are so many who don’t care. Those folks will drink Coke regardless.
That is why, the ones who wants change and make a difference. Call the legislators. Email them like crazy. Make their team and staff go nuts over all the feedback. Make the legislators of State of Georgia packed with messages, faxes or whatever they get memo home. That what they was wrong and they need to revise it.
The GOP and the Governor will not care if you stop drinking Coke. They will not give a damn. You are the ones who losing your beverage. It is not difference then when Republican activists burns their Nike’s or destroyed their coffee-maker. In some ways … its the same thing and neither was winning.
The activists and the ones calling for this. Better think ahead. The Democrats who are fearing for the ballots and voters of Georgia. Better do “Good Trouble”. What they are doing is symbolic hogwash. This is changing their Tinder Profile and thinking their soulmate will love that you were drinking Pepsi instead of Coke. Sorry brother, but that’s not it and that wasn’t the reason why the person swiped your way.
Let’s be clear. You can stop drinking coke, but that will not save democracy. You can boycott Coke, but that not resolve the issues either. What you can do and what you should do. Is to show civil disobedience and call for changes in legislation. Both in Georgia and in the Federal Law. So, that dark-money cannot run rampant behind closed chambers and decide what lawmakers do. Secondly, you can pressure state legislatures to actually vote for laws that makes it easier to vote and not what they did this week. That is what you should do. Not stop sipping Coke.
That means visible protests in the streets. Sponsoring billboards, sending letters, emails and other texts to legislators and by all means be vocal about the cause. Nevertheless, the idea of stopping to drink a beverage. Well… that is futile and not doing anyone any damage. Coke will not be hurt and their bottom-line will not even feel the sting.
It is a time for everything, but boycotting Coke over voting legislation is redundant and a foolish enterprise. Especially, when there are so many other avenues where the ones in power would fear you and would feel your presence. They are not fearing what your drinking in your living-room and at your kitchen. No, they are fearing your feet stomping in the streets and your voices cracking close to their chambers of power. That is why they take away your access to vote in the first place. Peace.
“My dear friends: Your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union.” – John Lewis (2012 speech in Charlotte, North Carolina)
Republican Governor Brian Kemp. The State of Georgia Governor since 2018. He was the Secretary of State before running for Governor for the Republican Party. In the role as Secretary of State. He was indirectly co-ordinating the polls and the elections of his own candidacy. That is the sort of man Kemp is.
Therefore, after losing both Senate seats in the recent elections in January 2021. It was inevitable for the Republican Party in Georgia to change the rules ahead of the next election. The Republicans have no senator from Georgia. The State of Georgia have turned more and more blue. That has hurt the pride of the GOP and they need to do something.
Am I surprised by this? No, was this shocking? Hell no. The Republican Party and their allies are gerrymandering like insane if they are allowed. The GOP will do whatever they can to bar people from voting. Especially if these parts of the community is most likely voting for other parties. The GOP will do what they can to make it harder to vote or make it such a hassle. If the GOP get lower voter-turn-out. That is a win for them and they will most likely get their representative in.
That’s why its not insane that its happens. Especially, when the Democratic Party was able to flip Georgia and get both Senators. What is striking is that they are doing it in Georgia. Where the late Representative John Lewis came from and fought all his life for a revised Voting Rights Act.. In a manner, which would strengthen the rights and ease the boundaries for the voters to actually vote. The opposite of what Kemp has done lately.
If Kemp and other guys would honour the legacy of John Lewis. They would have made it easier to vote and also create more civic education on the value of doing so. Instead, they are pissing on his legacy and shitting on his grave. They are doing the opposite of what Lewis fought for. Just because the likes of Stacey Abrahams is able to get the public behind her and get new voters in.
We know that is the reason for this. State of Georgia is a place where the Republican’s doesn’t value the vote. Heck, they don’t want the vote or voters. They rather see less people show-up and they are automatically getting their folks elected. Because, the majority will struggle to vote. Standing in lines for hours and not easing restrictions for the ballots. If these Republicans believed in the ballot and voting in general. They would have opened the gates, but instead they are sealing of the doors and hoping nobody is looking.
What is also is seeing how easily someone of the stature of Lewis can be forgotten this quickly. How the State Representatives rather safe-guard their own offices, then actually believing in what Lewis fought for. That shows so perfectly well by all the new procedures for the next election. Which is the incumbents and the ability for the Republicans to still get a majority. This is why they did this.
The GOP in Georgia didn’t do this because they cares for democracy or everyone’s right to participate in elections. No, they are doing this to make it harder to vote. It is easier to buy a gun or do other things than voting in the state. That is because, one thing is a priority and the other is an issue, which the ones in power don’t want you to have. If they didn’t fear the ballot and the power of it. They wouldn’t have made it so hard to cast it.
Brian Kemp and his likes fear the public. Kemp and his allies are worried about their sentiment and their will. If he was loved by them and had their support. He wouldn’t have signed these things into law. However, he has done so to hopefully save his own office. That is the mere reality here. Because, the Governor cannot run the election like he did in 2018.
What is the saddest thing. It is happening in the state of the great late Representative Lewis who stood for the stark opposite and went into “good trouble” fighting for it. However, that fight has to continue, because the ones in power now. Clearly doesn’t value the integrity or the trust of the public in regards to Democracy. Because, if they cared that… they wouldn’t have done this and made this happen. Peace.
The Second Impeachment trial in the Senate is now over after the final vote yesterday. As anticipated, the party of “rule of law” wouldn’t care about the constitution or accountability. The Republican Party vindicated their “dear leader” and “his majesty” Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump. The Republican senators saved his impeachment and acquitted him.
The Republican Senators is allowing Papa Don to incite violence and send a violent mob on the chambers of the Capitol. Where they had planned to go after the Speaker of the House, Vice-President and others to settle the score. To stop the certification of the election and overturn the election. They are all accepting that someone can order a coup d’etat and it’s cool. This is the message they are sending.
The party of “rule of law” is fine with deadly attacks. The party of “rule of law” is okay with sponsoring, helping and promoting domestic terrorism. As police officers died, injured and other civilians died. The Republican is fine that someone in power is not sending in the National Guards in time to stop and secure the lawmakers in the Capitol. That is what they said with letting Papa Don off the hook.
Yes a few Republican Senators voted for it, but not enough to get him “convicted”. That is why Trump won again. The people who did storm the Capitol. The ones who are in custody of the law will pay much more consequences for it. Then the person who actually got them there. The one who spoke, planned and made the event happen on the 6th January 2021. That says a lot of the fall of grace for the United States.
The United States Senators and especially the Republican Senators are okay with treasonous acts against the Republic. The Republican Senators is fine with people conspiring to violently overturn and take over an elected government. Because, that was the initial drive and the reasoning behind what occurred. It is not like this should be forgotten.
Papa Don have clearly broken the ideals and moral backbone of the US. They have no values anymore for so many. They rather be loyal to one man and his political aspirations. Then be following the Constitutions and the current laws. They rather risk destroying what the founders made sacred, then touching their leader. That is what they did yesterday. This is the message the Republican party is telling the world.
The Republican Party rather be loyal and supporting Papa Don, then vote to convict the man that could have ensured their last breath. Because, many of the Senators and Representatives was just minutes or even less away from being caught by the mob on the 6th January 2021. They had prepared a noose outside for possible hanging of certain individuals. Therefore, the Senators who acquitted Papa Don is clearly fine with that. They are positive to the idea of mob justice towards the ones who defies their leader.
If they really was against it and saw this an dangerous affair. They would have addressed it. These folks would have made the leader behind it and the others accountable. Especially, the same party that went after Benghazi and impeached someone over a blow-job. However, domestic terrorism and incite violence is okay when it’s one of their own doing it. Especially, if the one doing it has the party by the balls and he can swing voters their way. That is what is at stake here.
Papa Don owns the Republican Party. They are all his sycophants and “Yes-Men” will serve him by any means necessary. It doesn’t matter the cost or possible breaches of law it seems. As long as they have him behind them, everything goes. Papa Don is the personification of the Republican Party now. They are not willing to break with him or make him accountable for his actions. Only his enemies or opposition are supposed to answer for anything. That is what the world is learning. This is why Papa Don would be a perfect tin-pot dictator, but he never got the legality to become that. Though, the Republican Party would have helped him on the way, if they could.
Now that his golfing in Mar-A-Lago in Florida. His a private citizen answering other cases, which is filed in the courts. Still, we don’t know if there will sentencing or even charges on him directly. As there are investigations into his companies and transactions, his taxes and whatnot else that he has done.
Papa Don have been allowed to do whatever he wanted and still it seems that nothing can touch him. However, at one point, something got to give, but we now know its official the the GOP and the Republican Party is his. The Republican Party is his subjects and they are serving him. Nothing matters to them. Only being loyal to one man. Who knew that the party would become such a disgraceful gang of people. Nevertheless, that what power does and greed corrupts people. This is really evident. Peace.
Now that the Second Impeachment Trial is underway in the Senate. The second time former President Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump is impeached by the state. His no longer in office, but its still as important to go through the evidence and the actions made. As there is a need for transparency and accountability for the insurrection. The foiled coup attempt of Papa Don should still have consequences.
The Republican Senators cannot get off the hook either. As they are calling it “unconstitutional” as it happens when the former President is golfing in Florida. That is not any different than from his Presidency. This is something he used a lot of time … when he was office too. However, the Republican Senate and former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the Impeachment Process so the GOP could use this argument. That doesn’t legitimize it, but only proves their dishonesty.
It is not strange the GOP and Republicans are caving in. They need the MAGA crowds to stay relevant. To have any hope for their God forsaken careers. These folks doesn’t have spines or character to stand in ethical debate. These folks only there to tarnish Democratic Representatives and Senators. These folks would hunt down Hilary Clinton for Benghazi and convict her if they could. However, there will be no accountability or retribution towards the ones who caused the havoc, devastation and tried to overturn the election on the 6th January 2021.
For a party of “Law and Order” there is little that proves that in 2021. No, they are the party of headless chickens following Papa Don. They are the lonely tin-soldiers abiding the personification of Trump. All of them doesn’t have the moral equation or belief of the Constitution. Neither, do they have the ability to grasp their lacking concern of punitive measures towards the dangers in the Republic.
These folks rather stand side-by-side with the men and woman wanted them hanged on the 6th January 2021. These folks rather be in cahoots with white supremacists and fascists who only see the leadership of Papa Don. They don’t see any honour in law or rule of law. No, these folks are only in it for career and power. These folks doesn’t care about justice or liberty. No, their place is for a bigger gain for themselves and by being loyal to their leader. That is how it seems.
That is why they are voting in defence for the leader who wanted them punished for certifying the electoral college and victory for Joe Biden. This is just the sad reality, as so many of them voted against the certification itself. These folks rather die on the hill of Trump. Either by his incitement or by being bullied to be his token men in the chambers of power. That says how little the oath means and what principals they are supposed to abide by.
The Democratic Senators will vote for the impeachment. Not because Papa Don is a Republican, but because of what he did and what the Republican counterpart planned ahead of the 6th January 2021. There are even Republican senators that was in on that day and they should also held accountable. The former President isn’t the only one. All the others from Alex Jones, Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. All of them needs to answer, heck Roger Stone and whatnot who participated should answer for what they did. Papa Don is the head, but he needed his minions to make it happen.
Papa Don needs to be impeached and done so by trial. I doubt it will happen, because the Republican rather be loyal to the throne, then being a party of moral superiority. The “Law and Order” is now the party of “Disorder and Dishonesty”. They can put laws and regulations on others, procedures and policies, but they shall never abide to those themselves. Especially not the 2021 Republican party. They are used to be above the law and have no consequences to them. That is why they hope for more of that and get left of the hook. However, if this was made by the other side in their reign by their men. It would have been a bloody battlefield where the Democrats would have been buried yesterday. Peace.
Today on the 4th February 2021 there was a release on Social Media a letter with the sign of former President Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump to the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTA). Where the former President was unionised and also held a membership, as he has been having guest appearances in both movies and TV-Series.
Now, we are seeing the world is crashing down around the former President. It is hard to self sorry for him. He has destroyed and made life a living hell for so many others. It is like karma is returning his way.
Donald had to meet and greet the Union as he was supposed have a meeting with the disciplinary committee, because of the insurrection at the Capitol on the 6th January 2021. That has been the final straw for many and they have disassociated with him because of that. What is weird to me is that was the final one and not the “Zero-Tolerance” Policy in consideration to brutal family polices for asylum seekers and refugees on the border. Where kids ended in cages and families separated. However, the attempted coup is bad and is treasonous, but if you believed in devious means in office. The “Zero-Tolerance” should be end-game for anyone with a heart and sound mind.
That SAG-AFTA reacted now and wanted to have a disciplinary committee is a nice effort. No matter how late to the party it is and when his out of office. As it would be much more daring to do this either with the mentioned policy or with the “Muslim Ban” for that manner. There is enough shady and destructive policies to question President Trump. Before he went haywire with “stop the steal” and overturning a lost election.
The letter only shows how unfit he is as a man to lead and be a man with power. It is hazardous and shows his rage. When I first saw the letter today. I thought it was a “fake” and a bluff. It couldn’t be real, but clearly he doesn’t have a huge team around him. Neither does the former President have proof-readers or people checking his texts before wiring it.
Papa Don clearly needs his close allies around him. Maybe the pressure of the Senate and the Impeachment trial is coming his way. Maybe all the investigations into the Trump Organizations and behaviour from the past is haunting him. While the Republican party still has his back. He is loosing allies and backers. That is why he will even have to fix loans to creditors and find funds to debt collectors soon.
Trump isn’t in a good place. Living in Miami and Mar-A-Lago, but not in good space. Nothing is going well after losing. There is no good news for him for really. It will not become better, but only worse ahead.
If he thinking the Union getting him to a Disciplinary Committee, the Senate will be much harder. There will be more hard questions and more skilled members of congress on his tale. People who wants answers and not just hogwash arguments like the defence released by his lawyers lately. No, they need to come with something substantial to answer for the 6th January 2021.
The SAG-AFTA would be a cake-walk in comparison. Wonder if this will stop the payments and the pension, as a “non-member”, because I don’t know how that works. But what I do know. This is just a humiliating affair… and a funny one in the midst of the trouble sea he has ahead.
Papa Don needs help, but nobody is giving him shelter. Not that he deserves it. He has brought this all on himself. Peace.
The former President Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump will continue to linger and be a troublesome individual. The ex-President and former leader of the Nation will not leave in peace. Yes, the second impeachment trial is under way in the Senate. Papa Don still have influence within the Republican party and with the lawmakers of the Capitol. The Senators who are going to answer and vote on the up-coming verdict, if he is guilty and deserves to be impeached by the act of inciting to an insurrection of the Capitol on the 6th January 2021.
We cannot know what goes through the minds of the Republicans. These are the ones that has either have to beg for support from Papa Don or feel the room. The GOP clearly have decide, if the rules of law matter or Trump is more important. The insurrection has undermined the party and its future. As they have decide what matter the most. The party have decide if they want to be loyal to one man or actually adhere to the Constitution. That shouldn’t be hard, but the people are connected to former President to have a career. This is why its a choice.
Congress have to continue the impeachment and hopefully undress the whole planning, preparation and execution of the insurrection. That investigation has already been in the works and people are arrested. Hopefully, the authorities will also go after the ring-leaders, the Republican lawmakers involved in both houses and also the former President himself. That they need to do, if the laws matters and if everyone is “equable before the law”.
Papa Don have been able to get away from many trials. The former President been able to stop other investigations and keep them pending, because of his office. Now, he has his new Office of former President. That is just to officiate him and make him seem more important. Also, keep his works in so he can fundraise and campaign for a uncertain future. That is why the Republican leaders still meeting with him in Mar-A-Lago in Miami.
Papa Don might think this is smart, but it only works for the short-con. He might get some funds from his backers and the few supporters who still believes in the cause. However, bigger businesses and such have left him already. They couldn’t give money to someone who was willing to topple and coup d’etat the government. That is why he has less friends and isn’t as strong as he tries to make it seem.
Yes, Papa Don have influence and power within the Republican Party. A party split between Trump and the ones who wants to move on. As they are trying to figure out the way ahead. Nevertheless, Papa Don doesn’t want to be put to the side and wants to play with the strings. He wants to ensure the ones who betrays him have to pay. He will retaliate and make the ones standing in his way suffer. That is who Papa Don is, because he matters more than the party and the laws.
That is if the Republicans wants to save themselves. They should impeach Trump and ensure the other lawmakers get expelled from Congress too. So, that everyone involved get accountable for their part in the insurrection. That is if they care about the Republic and its Constitution. However, power and greed has amassed this party for so long. They are more worried about careers and positions, than actually care about moral and ethical questions. These can be pushed to the side and conspiracy theories can eat that head-space. That is how it seems… and that is why Papa Don is still such a massive figure in the party.
The Republicans have to decide if Papa Don matters more then the Republic. The Republican Senate have to decide, if rule of law matters. The Republican senate have decide, if power is more important than the Republic. Because, if they decide not to impeach, but be loyal to Papa Don. Then all the values and everything the Republican party stood for isn’t valid anymore. They rather have a tin-pot dictator, then actually adhere to principals and laws. The Republican lawmakers have decisions to make. That is if they even care or have values anymore. Many I doubt, because they are clout-chasers of Papa Don. They rather die on the hill of Papa Don, than be a force to be reckon with. They speak of patriotism and rule of law, but they will only use that against minorities, but not follow it themselves. Peace.
Well, it is about that time. The final day of Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump in office. The most disingenuous, disgusting and disgraceful man to be President of the United States of America. A man not for the people, but for the White Supremacists, the Alt-Right and every ills of the United States.
The corporations and Wall Street will initially with time miss him. As he gave them a few tax cuts and less regulations. Trump Presidency was a corporate hit-job and a man of the trade-offs in their favour. A President who served the businesses and their interests. Even hired a few of them to be in his cabinet. Just so he could ensure their needs was met and the lobbyists was followed. That have maybe backfired and been under the weather of late. As the Republican Party and Trump associates are now blacklisted, because of the insurrection and coup attempt at the Capitol on the 6th January 2021.
Still, Papa Don was a man who worked to give the riches more wealth and ensure the working class had a harder time. That is very evident by the growing unemployment, weakening markets and desperate times with the global pandemic. A crisis which his government has failed to tackle. A pandemic that has shown the White House own incompetence and inability to follow experts advice. Only to undermine all efforts to stagnate the negative spiral of the virus.
The President has also been a figurehead of the racists. He started his campaign by running against Mexican rapists and killers. A man who used birtherism as a token to build a political profile. Papa Don had the Alt-Right in his Presidency and making policies.
Papa Don didn’t only promise to build walls. However, he built cages and camps for immigrants and asylum seekers. He separated families from its kin. A man who is so brutal to block parents from seeing their children, because they dared to cross the borders of the US for a better life. That is sort of despicable acts of his government.
Papa Don also opened with a “Muslim Ban” blocking all Muslims and Nationals from dozens of Nations across the globe. Just because of their fate. The President bargained with Dreamers and used all tricks to make it less viable to emigrate to the United States. All sorts of programs was either suspended, blocked or revoked. So, that his racist base would feel they got a victory. The President also ceased some foreign exchange programs and types of student visas. So, that he could ensure the world of less brain-drain to the USA.
Papa Don’s Foreign Affairs have been most about trade-offs and getting a bargain. The President have been willing to change and do other people’s bidding. If either his companies or his associates has earned on it. The President could have meetings and be generally amused by foreign dignitaries and later sign off on the arrangements. That is how it was done. Surely, the lobbyists and the envoys will miss this opportunity, as it was a field day of a inexperience and corrupt White House.
Papa Don’s own family needs a new hustle. They cannot use public office to entertain their lifestyle. Neither can any of them get paid-off or get travels covered by the state. Papa Don’s own kids and in-laws needs to find new ways of profiting. However, they need to revitalize their business, as there are more and more companies parting ways. The companies and Trump Organization is also investigated. There will be more shocking revelations and litigation coming their way. At one point fines and convictions too. As the family and its companies are investigated for such a long time.
Papa Don will be missed by the Klan, the militias and the White America. They will miss him. He was their hope and their leader. The man who was hero that got amplified by the likes of Q.
Papa Don will have his crazy MAGA cult behind him. The right-wing madness will be in the wind and his base to monetize. However, things may be and so bridges broken. The former President will try to find means to earn coins. That is his first end game and always been. That is why the problems of investigations, stopping of platforms and other issues will be more vital.
As he goes from the White House to be a loner at Mar-A-Lago. Papa Don will go from being a powerful man to a man who has save his businesses. Also, find ways to save himself. As there will be investigations both in Congress and elsewhere. Where everything will in the end be exposed. Since he cannot block or undermine the efforts like he did in the past. The dirt will surface and the realities of his dealings will be dealt with. That is just a matter of time.
Papa Don wanted to be above the law. A self-centred narcissist and a high ranking racist. Who was proud of the fact and bashed in it. He brought the shameful era back in politics and his allies thrived in it. There was no denying factor of that. That is what will be remembered of his Presidency.
There was so many scandals and so many breaches of codes, conduct and procedures. That it will take a life-time to pass through it all. Just that Papa Don and his closest associates didn’t care as long as it benefited them.
Now, his tenure is over. A man who has lied for living. A man who not only destroyed his own legacy, companies and the reputation of his family name. No, this is a man who has scorned and ensured the next man in charge has to fix the damage. The next President needs to re-establish and mend the hurt, which was made by Papa Don. Biden has to fix all the issues that Trump didn’t care or see as relevant.
Just like Obama had to clean up the mess of W. Bush, Biden have to cleans the dirt that Trump left behind. Papa Don wanted to be a dictator, but in the end he will end up as ranting Right-Wing nut-job living in Florida. Peace.