Fake Views

6C6612CD-9627-4020-9606-38178B2499D4Despite the overwhelming evidence against Donald Trump, he still manages to garner the staunch support of most Republican voters. The number of Americans who continue to approve of Trump remains largely static, at about 40% overall. But in a CNN poll last week, only 10% of Republicans said Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 89% of Republicans approved of the job he’s doing. What?

Republicans in Congress have been briefed by U.S. intelligence officials who informed the senators and their aides that Russia has engaged in a yearslong campaign to essentially frame Ukraine as responsible for Moscow’s own hacking of the 2016 election. This is not fake news. And yet these Republicans continue to cling to that false narrative in order to protect Trump and to deflect the charges that will likely lead to his impeachment. They are unabashedly promoting fake views to the American people.

Do these Republicans in Congress actually believe what they are saying in public? I can’t understand how, for the good of the nation, they continue to wage war on the truth and the facts. Are they hoping that, with the passage of time between now and the elections next November, the American public will either ignore or forget Trump’s abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and his attempts, for his own personal and political benefit, to extort the newly elected president of Ukraine?

Or maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m the fool who is trying to chase after some oasis of truth in the middle of this barren political desert only to find that it’s merely a mirage.

I guess time will tell.

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (staunch), Daily Addictions (number, chase), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (wage), Ragtag Daily Prompt (passage), and Word of the Day Challenge (oasis).

16 thoughts on “Fake Views

  1. Paula Light November 26, 2019 / 1:08 pm

    They don’t care. The wealthy only want their tax cuts. The religious nuts only care about pro life legislation. The white supremacists only care about anti immigrant rants. Trump delivers on those things.

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  2. Stroke Survivor UK November 26, 2019 / 1:53 pm

    Of course you are interested because he is *your* president, it is *your* country’s good name that he is besmirching. But I have to tell you that from a few thousand miles away, many people here think “so what?”
    But, that’s fair enough because he’s nothing to do with us. But I’ll bet your 89% of Republicans would say exactly the same – so what?

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    • Marilyn Armstrong November 26, 2019 / 3:18 pm

      And sadly, he does have a lot to do with a lot of other countries. Our allies and the countries with whom we have working relationships are seriously affected by our economy, our military, tariffs and much more.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Stroke Survivor UK November 27, 2019 / 12:46 am

        That’s exactly so, and his approach will doubtless determine the nature of these ongoing relationships. But what to do with him is a decision for the US alone.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Marilyn Armstrong November 26, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    I keep hoping the people of this country aren’t as stupid as they appear to be. I guess I’ll find out.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sadje November 26, 2019 / 4:43 pm

    I agree with Paula. They don’t care about the country. They just care about themselves.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. msjadeli November 26, 2019 / 8:13 pm

    Trump is a symptom of a very sick society. Paula nailed it with her comment.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Marleen November 27, 2019 / 8:13 am

    I like your use of the word prompts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 27, 2019 / 9:06 am

      They’re gonna get there, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be removed from office. That’s up to the Senate, which has a Republican majority, so he will probably be acquitted.

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