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    The Donkeys are blowing it. With the continuing impeachment carnival, all they are doing is giving the Elephants reasons to make sure the Trump brain-dead base has no reason to wake up. You want to give Trump the best chance at re-election, just keep it up.

    It’s unlikely that the average American knows about or could care less about Ukraine. America’s foreign policy is, and has always been rife with corruption and influence peddling. That’s just the way things roll when your country is a superpower. Don’t pretend you don’t know that.

    The House has impeached Trump, but there is no chance in hell that the Senate will convict and remove him from office.

    To quote the Bard: Out, out brief candle! Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour on the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    Let us ponder then: Who is the idiot in this strange and sorry drama that is consuming all of the oxygen and intelligence in our current state of affairs?

    The orange buffoon got elected. We can’t change that, nor should we. However, if Trump’s performance, in and of itself, is not sufficient to thwart his re-election, then America’s “Grand Idea” is doomed, and the collapse of our system of democracy will be in a blink of an eye as compared to, say, the Roman Empire.

    Patriots! Believers in freedom, democracy, and the rule of law – gather your feces! We need to reduce the ridiculous slate of Donkey wannabees to one, or two, or maybe three candidates, then focus on real issues, and deliver a platform that even the dumbest Limbaugh-Hannity followers could see makes sense for them.

    It’s not that hard. If examined rationally and in a non-partisan fashion, it will be clear to anyone that the Trump agenda is toxic, racist, elitist, misogynistic, eco-unfriendly, and utterly incompetent. The economy takes care of itself. Don’t pretend you don’t know that, either.

    Mainstream media – we’re talking New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNMBC, FOX News, etc., you are nothing more than enablers. In reporting the news, fair and balanced or not, you are simply giving Trump an opportunity to spout his crap 24/7/365. Can’t beat the ratings though, right? Are you so obtuse as not to see you are being used by our tweeter and manipulator-in-chief? Wake the ef up, will you?

    Fellow Moabylonians – vote as if your future, your progeny’s future, and that of our nation depends on it. It surely does.

    – Steve Russell


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