In the prison cell I sit, Thinking Mother dear, of you,
And our bright and happy home so far away,
And the tears they fill my eyes
Spite of all that I can do,
Tho’ I try to cheer my comrades and be gay.
When I read it I wondered if Trump will think of his mother when he sits in a prison cell. Which brought me to the thought: “Can a sitting president go to jail?”
It seems clear by now that the Republicans in the House of Representatives have no intention of bringing impeachment proceedings against Trump no matter how egregious his high crimes and misdemeanors may be. They just seem unable to do other than defend him no matter what he does.
What is it that makes them so determined to stick by him? Is it the big donors like the Koch brothers that demand they toe the line? You do know that within days of passing the Tax Bill that Speaker Ryan received a half a million dollars from one of the Kochs and his wife. One person said: “Republicans never hid the fact that this tax bill was about pleasing their big donors. And it looks like House Speaker [Paul] Ryan is quickly being rewarded for passing this legislation that overwhelmingly benefits the Kochs and billionaires like them.” Another added: “this seemed “pretty close to an illegal gratuity,” which in this case would be a payment as thanks for an official action, a lesser but related offense to bribery, . . . ”
And, of course, I understand that the tax cut was not for the rich. I guess Koch is confused. By the way I hope you have sent money to Speaker Ryan to thank him for your big cut in taxes.
Another reason Trump may not be impeached is that many Republicans in the House may be under the thumb of the Russians who contributed to their campaigns and who are waiting for Trump to lift the sanctions on them?
Or is it the influence of the white evangelist on them. The latter theory received some support the other day. You’ve probably heard the story of Stormy Daniels a porn star who told how Trump was involved with her in an affair just after his third wife Melania gave birth to Baron. She was paid $130,000 for her silence just before the election which pretty much lent substance to her report
Tony Perkins the leader of the Family Research Council a conservative evangelical group has heard of Trump’s involvement with Stormy. He has also heard of the other questionable behavior Trump had engaged in. He accepts that it happened. But it doesn’t bother him. Perkins said: “We kind of gave him – all right you get a mulligan. You get a do-over here.” A do over? Does that mean he can get another shot at another porn star?
Got to say one thing. He might give Trump a pass for his Stormy affair but it is going to be hard to explain to his group how this fits in with the family values he preaches.
Perkins explained: “were tired of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists. And I think they are finally glad that there’s someone on the playground that is willing to punch the bully.” So a person’s morality means nothing to him as long as he’s on his side. It’s good Charlie Manson wasn’t in a position to please Perkins.
The big problem with Perkins and his fellow evangelists is that Trump is a pig. How do they explain to their children his behavior? How do they explain their justification of it? Do they tell them that the end justifies the means?
This family group demeans Obama. He was a perfect family man who brought credit to his wife and two girls. They support Trump who is the worst example of a family man. Even now, as president, from what we can see he has nothing to do with his family preferring to spend most of his time on the golf course. Has he gone anywhere with his wife and kid?
It’ll be interesting to see how far over the cliff these evangelists are willing to follow Trump. If he’s indicted and ends up in a prison cell will they still stick with him?
The Civil War song ends:
So within the prison cell we are waiting for the day,
That shall come to open wide the iron door.
And the hollow eye grows bright, and the poor heart almost gay,
As we think of seeing home and friends once more.
Trump better alter those words a bit. He wouldn’t want to suggest his heart was almost gay. If he did, the evangelists would not be opening that iron door.