If you want a quick summary of why IndieDems has nothing by scorn for Donald Trump and his Georgia Republican lapdogs, drop down to Admiral William McRaven’s letter. His indictment of Trump will ring through the ages.
Since the day Donald Trump emerged as the front runner to become the Republican presidential nominee, IndieDems has pointed out how his character, personality, and anti-intellectual viewpoint made him unfit to be president. Trump’s lies and his racist, misogynist, xenophobic, and sexist attitudes have become more extreme with every passing week since his inauguration. His lack of intelligence and willful refusal to inform himself on policy issues have become more pronounced. His daily tweets reveal the personality of an adolescent guttersnipe.
I will not attempt to present here the full indictment of Trump’s disastrous presidency. I have done that in other posts, but much more telling are the voices of true American conservatives who have condemned Trump more virulently and eloquently than any liberals or Democrats. Let me cite some of Trump’s more egregious transgressions:
His utter failure to respond adequately to Russia’s waging in 2016 of cyber attacks and a covert propaganda campaign against the American electoral system in an attempt to sway the vote in favor of Trump. U.S, intelligence services report that Russia is continuing its assault in an effort to influence the November 2018 elections.
- Trump continues to assert that the allegations are a hoax and that he believes Putin’s denial of any intervention over the conclusions of his own intelligence services.
- Trump has done virtually nothing to mobilize U.S. agencies to counter the Russian attacks, and he has not proposed not one single new law to provide the resources to counter Russian technical capabilities.
- Trump’s sucking up to Putin reached a new nadir at a summit conference in July. In a joint press conference, Trump kowtowed to Putin so obsequiously that even Fox News, Newt Gingrich, and the Wall Street Journal issued ringing criticisms.
- A paid Russian agent in the Oval Office could not have done a better job than Trump in furthering Putin’s strategy to weaken and ultimately destroy the NATO Alliance and the whole network of treaties and practices that have served the international order well since the end of WWII.
Trump in May implemented a disastrous policy of kidnapping thousands of innocent migrant children with no plan for releasing them, forcing the federal courts to intervene to bring about their return to their families.
- Trump and the Republicans remain indifferent to the fact that over 500 children still remain in detention.
Trump and the Republicans remain indifferent to the massive corruption permeating his Administration (Scott Pruitt, Ben Carson, Wilbur Ross, Tom Price, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, etc)
Trump’s anti-Christian assault on America’s basic moral and democratic values and on common human decency is demonstrated most strikingly in his issuing over 4,000 false or misleading statement since becoming president.
Trump’s by now widely recognized racism reached a new low recently when he called a black female a dog.
Georgia’s GOP Congressional Delegations: Unwavering Support for Trump
Despite Trump’s manifest demonstration of his unfitness for the job, the following members of Georgia’s Republican U.S. Congressional delegations have remained unstinting supporters of Trump. They are:
- Senator Johnny Isakson and his Chief of Staff Joan Karr and Immigration Legislative Assistant Michael Black.
- Senator David Perdue and his COS Derrick Dickey and Immigration LA Drew Robinson
- Rep. Karen Handel and her COS Muffy Day and Immigration LA Elisabeth Conklin
- Rep. Barry Loudermilk and his COS Rob Adkerson and Homeland Security LA Susannah Johnston
Most notably, Isakson, Karr, Black, Perdue, Dickey, Robinson, Handel, Day, Conklin, Loudermilk, Adkerson, and Johnston do not give a two-bit tinker’s dam about Trump’s daily violation of God’s 10 Commandments and Jesus’ Golden Rule.
Senator Perdue spoke for his colleagues when he called Trump “America’s Winston Churchill.”
The Evisceration of the Georgia Republicans’ Apologias for Trump
But whatever twisted logic Georgia Republicans have used to justify their support for Trump and his disastrous Presidency has now been rendered null and void by the reaction to his lawless revocation of the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan, and his threat to revoke the clearances of eight more former intelligence and security officials and one serving officer.
Brennan and some of the other officials have exercised their First Amendment right to publicly criticize Trump, without revealing classified information in the process. What all of them have in common is this: they are potential witnesses in Special Counselor Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
But another development has shown the what a bunch of hogwash is behind the Republicans’ apologies for Trump: 60 former CIA officials issued a statement objecting to the Brennan action and stating their belief “that former government officials have the right to express their unclassified views on what they see as critical national security issues without fear of being punished for doing so.”
The line is now drawn between, on the one hand, Isakson, Karr, Black, Perdue, Dickey, Robinson, Handel, Day, Conklin, Loudermilk, Adkerson, and Johnston and their defense of a corrupt, immoral, racist, sexist, and xenophobic President; and on the other, 61 of America’s respected intelligence and security officials who devoted their careers to the service of protecting the United States from it foreign enemies.
IndieDems has no problem choosing between the two groups.
Retired Navy Admiral Delivers the Damning Indictment of Trump
But-there’s more. A separate statement was issued by Retired Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, who commanded the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014. He oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden:
Dear Mr. President:
Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.
Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.
Like most Americans, I had hoped that when you became president, you would rise to the occasion and become the leader this great nation needs.
A good leader tries to embody the best qualities of his or her organization. A good leader sets the example for others to follow. A good leader always puts the welfare of others before himself or herself.
Your leadership, however, has shown little of these qualities. Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation.
If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken. The criticism will continue until you become the leader we prayed you would be.
It is on the words of Admiral McRaven that IndieDems rests (for now) the case it has made for over a year against Isakson, Karr, Black, Perdue, Dickey, Robinson, Handel, Day, Conklin, Loudermilk, Adkerson, and Johnston. McRaven has eviscerated these Republicans warped apologias for Donald Trump.
Isakson, Karr, Black, Perdue, Dickey, Robinson, Handel, Day, Conklin, Loudermilk, Adkerson, and Johnston are, truly, the sound of tinkling brass.
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