Why Trump is Still in the White House

By Karen

I can explain why in two words: Mike Pence.

Last Wednesday, January 6, 2021, will be remembered along with Pearl Harbor Day and 9/11 not because it caused a staggering death toll, but because the United States came face to face with a terrifying monster inside the house.

Literally.

A crazed, predominantly white, mob, whipped into a seditious frenzy AT THE WHITE HOUSE by Donald Trump, erected a gallows outside the U.S. Capitol…

Photo: thesun.co.uk

Then they stormed the building screaming “Hang Mike Pence!” among other things. Some came with zip ties for binding hands and feet. Whose? Their hostages? Prisoners they’d condemn on the spot to hang? They wandered through the Senate Chamber where Pence would have been, had there been no time to hide him…

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty

The clown above in the helmet holding zip ties is retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock from Texas. He was identified from photos by his ex-wife, arrested and charged.

Brock claimed to journalist Ronan Farrow that he found the zip ties on the floor and meant to give them to police, but shoved them in his pocket and “forgot.”

The FBI, aided by armchair detectives on social media, seems to be doing a fair job with IDs and arrests. For instance, they’ve nabbed Jake Angeli of Arizona, the shirtless guy in the furry horned headdress…

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP – Getty

And Richard Barnett of Arkansas, the one with his feet up on a desk in Nancy Pelosi’s office…

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP – Getty

Every day seems to produce more horrifying video of the violence, including the point-blank shooting by Capitol police of a female rioter trying to break through a door, and of rioters dragging, swarming and beating with flagpoles an officer on the steps outside.

Yet Pence and his dwindling band of gutless treason-weasels in Trump’s Cabinet (including Ben Carson, Wilbur Ross, Mike Pompeo, Steve Mnuchin, Mark Meadows et al.) STILL won’t invoke the 25th Amendment.

Pence’s has said he might consider the 25th if Trump becomes “more unstable.”

What the hell might that look like? Trump running naked through the Rose Garden, pounding the button to launch the nukes?

Nancy Pelosi is moving ahead today with one article of impeachment, “Incitement to insurrection.”

This came after a resolution from the House that tried to compel Pence to invoke the 25th got shot down in the Senate. After having all THEIR lives endangered by Trump last week, Mitch McConnell and his gang of traitors are still protecting him.

Or perhaps it’s because the resolution cited the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which “prohibits any person who has ‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion against’ the United States” from holding office.

If they threw Trump out on that, Senators Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and the others who supported the insurrection by continuing afterwards to vote against Biden’s certification would have to go next.

Trump only has nine days left. Thankfully, his ability to create chaos has FINALLY been crippled by being cut off from all his favorite social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter).

Amazon checkmated him by refusing to continue hosting Parler. Parler has evolved into an extreme right-wing forum where Trump’s cult planned a lot of the insurrection. After losing Twitter, Trump presumably intended to anoint himself king of Parler, but it’s got only a tiny fraction of the reach he had.

And since Google and Apple have removed the Parler app from their stores, new users can’t download it, so it seems doomed to remain fringey.

In a nutshell, I see these as the compelling reasons to boot Trump out NOW:

  1. To keep him from pardoning himself, his family, his criminal cronies and ALL the Capitol rioters.
  2. To prohibit Trump from running for or holding elected office. In addition to making the world safer, he’d have no reason to ever hold another stupid rally. AND it would end his stealing from his gullible cult because he could have no campaign fund.
  3. To make him a private citizen so state and federal prosecutors can proceed with all the indictments and lawsuits they’ve been working on.
  4. To begin fumigating the White House.

The country does need to move on. But it can’t heal until Donald Trump has no power, no money and no effective means of communication to spread his poison to anyone stupid enough to listen to him.

4 Responses to Why Trump is Still in the White House

  1. Tracy Moses says:

    God, there are no words and there is no bottom to Satan’s cabal. Beyond my fear that no one will be held accountable (ever), I’m in despair because I know this will continue even after Herr Twitler is gone. How long before we pull back from the brink of another civil war? I think of all the people who told me to stop being hysterical after Trump was elected and I would like to bitch slap them into next Tuesday! Even though this was predictable, it’s still incredibly surreal.

  2. catsworking says:

    Tracy, I feel like I’ve been screaming into a black hole about this for years myself, while the media scraped for any shred of evidence that “Trump is finally being presidential!”

    As Lindsey Graham said, if we elected Trump we “would be destroyed, and we would deserve it.” But nobody could fathom that Lindsey and Mitch and every other Republican scumbag in Congress would aid in the destruction.

    I just heard that riots are planned in the capitals of all 50 states. The mob is out of Trump’s control.

    When Trump is thrown out and he’s got every prosecutor in the country after him and prison looms, he’s going to turn on his cult. He’ll say NONE of this was his fault. It was all THEM. THEIR idea. He’s just an innocent victim. He LOVED the adoration, but had NO IDEA they would turn violent.

    That’s when they turn on him. And I wouldn’t blame his Secret Service detail for making a run to McDonald’s for him while the mob strings him up like Mussolini.

    Out of the White House, Trump’s worse than useless. At some point it’s going to dawn on the cult that they’re getting themselves arrested for nothing and then no Trump will be safe.

  3. Randi says:

    Karen, I would say, keeping him from pardoning himself, running for office and making sure he doesn’t get a cent after January 20th is the most important. Oh, and paying what he owes in tax!
    The coming riots are scary, but at least this time the police etc. are prepared. Some of the worst are probably already behind bars, since they were stupid enough to have photos taken while committing the crimes. They will try again, though.
    It must be SO frustrating for Trump to not be able to communicate with his base, but as you say, he’s going to turn on them next, and claim he didn’t know what they were up to. How humiliating for both Trump and them to discover how ignorant they have been!
    And when he is stripped of his power, buildings and golf courses, he will have no friends left – probably not even a wife!

  4. catsworking says:

    Randi, apparently a lot of the rioters posted photos of themselves on their own social media pages, so they were easy to identify. And some of the worst (which I named in this post) were already known to the police as troublemakers. Since none of their previous crimes rose to the level of federal insurrection, they will probably be very surprised by the severity of punishments this time.

    And as time goes on, people are getting even more furious about what happened. Nobody but Republicans is saying, “Oh, well, that was last week. Let’s heal and be united. Isn’t that what Biden wants?”

    Now at least two members of Congress have tested positive for COVID because they were cooped up hiding for hours with Republicans who refused to wear masks and even made fun of those who did.

    Once Trump is out of office, his cult will have no reason to keep demonstrating except to start a civil war. Right now, they’re trying to elevate Trump to dictator. But once he’s out of the White House and Congress moves on to Biden’s “horrible” business, like trying to give everyone a living wage, affordable college, protection from COVID, better health care, more access to jobs — you know, all the things Trumpers really HATE — their anger will look more and more ridiculous and they will be pushed back under their rocks.

    Virginia, being just south of Washington D.C., and the former capital of the Confederacy, which means something to the idiots who wave the Confederate flag, is already bracing for protests here. And I’m sure all other states are as well. It makes no sense in some of them to even have protests because they went for Trump in the election. But such is the moronic thinking of Trump’s cult. Violence for the sake of violence, even if it shoots them in the their own foot.

    Then blame it all on someone else. Trump taught them well.

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