Trump & the Arpaio Pardon: Flush of the Turd Reich?
by Thomas J. Mattingly
U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s Phoenix campaign rally speech was the greatest speech since Adolf Hitler’s demagoguery in the “Bier Hall Putsch,” which initiated the Third Reich. For Hitler, the Munich ‘Bier Hall’ is known as the site of Hitler’s rise to power. For Trump, the Phoenix ‘Bier Hall’ will be known as the site where Trump ‘Crossed the Rubicon’ – Trump’s point of no return, not the rise of a 4th Reich but the flush of a turd Reich.
In Phoenix, at a veritable ‘Bier’ (English for funeral pyre, German for beer), Trump irreparably torched his presidency. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others now openly question whether Trump can save his presidency. Probably not. Trump and his attorneys know this. Thus, Trump & Co. are now preparing for the Endgame (e.g., Nixon/Agnew-like resignations, with sustainable pardons for Trump and Trump’s friends & family).
With his Phoenix ‘Bier,’ a power-drunk Trump virtually promised to pardon Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a white supremacist who had unconstitutionally targeted and killed numerous Hispanics and persons of colour in the streets and prisons of Maricopa County, Arizona.
On Friday night, during a hurricane of Trump-type and other news, Trump hammered the final nail into his presidential coffin or crematorium: Trump pardoned “Sheriff Joe.”
Arizona’s two Republican Senators, Arizona’s GOP, most Republicans nationwide, virtually all Democrats and most others were appalled, given Trump’s open disdain for the U.S. Constitution and voters of colour – and a veritable invitation to potential Trump/Russia witnesses of Special Counsel Robert Mueller to ‘Shut up, and wait for a Trump pardon.’
As per well connected friends & associates in Washington DC, Republicans in Congress are already getting together at the Metropolitan Club and elsewhere to plan for resignation, impeachment and/or removal scenarios.
For a change, Republithugs, Dummycrooks and others will do the right thing: Flush!