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 My laughter has been replaced by grins, frowns, grimaces; next are tears.