Pat Cipollone, the counsel for the President, cleverly introduced distracting video mocking two Congressional House Managers: Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Rep. Jerrold Nadler. The two specifically spoke against the partisan acts by Republicans in the removal trial following the Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton in January of 1999.  Nadler said of Mr. Clinton, “an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties and opposed by the other” will lead to bitterness and divisiveness and cause people to question “the very legitimacy of our political institutions.”  On its’ face Cipollone made a convincing argument until you examine another premise.

Partisanship may expose the corruption of the few?

Republicans are openly courting disaster by opening the country’s door to rule by monarchy, sanctioned by partisan greed and political avarice. More than once, counselor or adviser, Alan Dershowitz (Mr. Dershowitz will not clarify which) and part-time Office of Management and Budget Director and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, has said in so many words about Mr. Trump’s ethical if not criminal behavior ‘get over it.’ The phrases kangaroo court or rule by fiat comes to mind. Governments with no restraints and run by fiat lead to political imprisonment, torture, confiscation of property, and finally murder supposedly for the “public good.” I laughed the first time I saw a Trump supporter wearing a T-shirt that read, “I’d rather be Russian than a Democrat.”  My laughter has been replaced by grins, frowns, grimaces; next are tears.  

Mr. Trump has proposed building a Wall, separating the United States from a portion of the middle ‘Americas,’ by the way, that includes Mexico.  For the Trump acolytes who have praised the President’s America First stance be wary of getting what you ask for.  Mehmet Murat ildan playwright and author said. La chute du mur de Berlin a été la chute de la folie!” (“The fall of the Berlin Wall was the fall of the madness!”)  ” East and West Germany were separated by an artifice for 28 years. When, and if the Republicans recognized the insanity of building walls and not bridges their praise for the words of former President Reagan in 1987, “Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall” may actually end their own form of madness.

We have seen careers ruined and pensions snatched away because of vindictive whim and petty cruelty.  The safety of our allies, thusly our own national security, is compromised because a power-hungry man envies tyrants and murderers.  Lies have become a sporting tally count for newspapers like the box score of a basketball game.  When Republicans cry out and squeal about the partisanship of the Democrats, who even the most neutral of observers must admit are on the side of justice in this fight with Donald Trump, their call for bipartisan acquiescence to lawlessness is absurd.

Sure the existence of a two-party system is rampant with feuding, political battles and sometimes war but the American people and our way of life is the collateral damage this time.  The Democratic party is right to hold its ground on partisanship in this instance because truth does not divide itself equally, it is consistent.

Vote in 2020 for Change.      


  • January 29, 2020