"If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest," he said, "that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment." So any abuse of presidential power designed at least in part to aid his own reelection is not impeachable.Me: instant intertwingulitis. From the intertwingled mess in my head:
Capitalism has failed such a large segment of the American population, that these folk have decided to throw democracy out of the window in favour of authoritarianism.
I've long believed that democracy cannot be forced unto other people/countries. It has to happen organically/naturally, sometimes (sadly) by conflict/revolution.
What we seem to see unfolding in this trial-that-isn't of the Don is a revolution to bring about the end of democracy. That has to be the weirdest thing I never imagined would ever be possible: the strongest proponent for democracy, the beacon of democracy, becoming the poster-child for failed democracy.
Long live King Trump ?
America, it was a nice experiment while it lasted ?
Trump sure knows how to run a reality tv show.
As the Stomach Turns ...