Sunday, February 12, 2017

We should be aghast about the fact Stephen Miller is in the White House

This really deserves a little further attention:

George, it is a fact, and you will not deny it, that there are mass numbers of non-citizens in this country who are registered to vote. That is a scandal. We should stop the presses. And as a country we should be aghast about the fact that you have people who have no right to vote in this country, registered to vote, cancelling out the vote of lawful citizens of this country. That’s the story we should be talking about. And I’m prepared to go on any show, anywhere, anytime, and repeat it and say the president of the United States is correct 100 percent.
That's Stephen Miller, the White House National Policy Director, on ABCNews this morning.  No, he has no facts to support his claims, but "you will not deny it."  And who can argue with that?

No, seriously.

Three weeks in, this is where we are:

Appearing on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher asked Franken what Republicans really say behind closed doors.

Franken joked: “Well, there's a range in what they'll say, and some will say that he's not right mentally. And some are harsher.”

“No, no. That's not fair. That was cheap,” he continued. “There are some who I guess don't talk to me.”

Franken then got a bit more serious.

“I haven't heard a lot of good things, and I've heard great concern about the president's temperament,” he said.

Maher responded: “That's very diplomatic of you.”

To which Franken said with a smile: “Not very, was it? I don't think this was diplomatic, but I'll take it.” 
I saw this same dynamic in 1973, when the Watergate scandal started to bite into Nixon's ankle.  It was the Saturday Night Massacre that finally convinced my father Nixon was up to something, and it wasn't the good of the country.  Congress agreed, and support for Nixon started going downhill rapidly after that.  But it took two years to overcome one of the greatest electoral college victories in history to get Nixon out, and even then he escaped both impeachment and any criminal liability for his actions.

Three weeks in, and, as Al Franken says about impeachment:

“Let me remind you again that Republicans are in the majority. So I think it'll be — it's months and months away.”
Yes, he's probably joking; but only about the timeline.

1 comment:

  1. Chilling! Someone direct him to the Constitution and tell him that he will never tell us what to deny or believe!