Plato said it well. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

 

jamiol on nixon trump

The Impeachable Tweets

The House already has everything it needs for impeachment, right now, and all of it was provided by President Donald J. Trump. His public statements—and especially his tweets—are a record of impeachable admissions. 

Only a fool would admit to such offenses, or even hint at thinking about committing them. And yet Trump has admitted to all of these things.

The logical conclusion is not that Trump is innocent, but that Trump is a fool.

 

I read that in the library in Coeur d Alene, Idaho a devout defender of a presidential fools has been repeatedly sneaking around moving books critical of President Trump to obscure locations on different shelves.

Why do that? Well, perhaps because the book-hiding patron knows full well that the person he seeks to protect might be a fool. Seeing as a fool and his wisdom are soon parted, the hiding the books becomes of metaphor for looking the other way. Worse, a metaphor for pretending the the new clothes are items of substance and not made up of  whole cloth.

I also see where the President was doing his ill-speaking in front of a very devout choir in Minneapolis while wearing an expression that suggested that he was hoping that a supposed silent majority of the nation was hangly raptly on each and every word.

Truth is that a majority of Americans want him impeached; in fact want him convicted and removed from office. Mr. Trump has few remaining dignified options. What he repeatedly attempts to do right now makes him look more and more like the bellowing and posturing fifth grade recess bully surrounded by jeering classmates hostile to him and who more and more see and understand the fake news of his posturing.

Who’s going to stop him. Apparently not these guys who are married to a power they are losing.

self-destruction

Well, perhaps not all.

At least one of them seems to be remembering Barry Goldwater and the showdown interview with Nixon in 1974.

Mitt Romney could be Trump’s Barry Goldwater

His only remaining option at this point would be the Nixon route. Resign before  he is frog-walked out of the White House.