The American Nightmare

Putin gloatingI suspect that Donald Trump and his Republican cronies will not be pleased by the cover story in the latest issue of The Week.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin is publicly gloating. “Thank God no one is accusing us anymore of interfering in the U.S. elections,” Putin said in a recent speech. “Now they’re accusing Ukraine.” No wonder Putin and the Russians are laughing at us.

The remarkable aspect of this is that the historically tough-on-Russia Republicans have totally let their guard down and are, instead engaged in a virtual hug-fest with Putin. Trump has embraced Putin’s disinformation campaign and requires that his cadre of loyal Republicans also embrace it. The Ukraine conspiracy theory has become “Trump’s white whale,” and his obsession with it is the main reason why his impeachment is moving forward at such a rapid pace.

Jennifer Rubin, a columnist at Washington Post, wrote, “By spreading Putin’s propaganda, the Republicans’ “useful idiots” are “aiding and abetting a hostile power.”

New York Times journalist Charles Blow suggested that Trump knows exactly what he’s doing. With the evidence leaving “no remaining doubt” about his guilt, he’s doubling down on the Ukraine theory and “eroding truth and bending reality among those who support him.”

Another New York Times columnist, Maureen Dowd wrote that Putin sure did “hit the jackpot with Trump.”

There’s really only one way left to alleviate this insanity foisted upon us by Putin, the master manipulator, and that is for the Democratically-controlled House to impeach Trump and for the Republican-controlled Senate to convict him and remove him from office.

Unfortunately, due to extreme partisanship, that’s unlikely to happen, and at daybreak, this American nightmare will continue.

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (suspect), The Daily Spur (guard), Ragtag Daily Prompt (hug), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (rapid), Your Daily Word Prompt (alleviate), and Daily Addictions (daybreak).

10 thoughts on “The American Nightmare

  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 30, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    I’m trying not to listen to all of this. We watch enough of the news to know what’s going on and enough of the hearings to know who has testified and who might. But I’m mostly waiting until there’s something I can do …. other than write about it or reblog someone else’s blog. It’s an awful time to be an American.

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    • Fandango November 30, 2019 / 4:29 pm

      “It’s an awful time to be an American.” Agreed.


  2. msjadeli November 30, 2019 / 5:05 pm

    Charles Blow and Maureen Dowd are two journalists I trust. For impeachment proceedings that are rapidly moving along, it seems to be taking a long time to boot the bozo.

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  3. Marleen November 30, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    I think Charles Blow is right, that Trump is doing what he’s doing on purpose. I don’t think Trump cares at all about the cover story in The Week… except to figure he’s doing Putin right.

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  4. annieasksyou November 30, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    i have been thinking for a while that the best resolution to our trump problem would be if he started getting really nervous that the Attorneys office in Southern District of NY case might jeopardize his finances (however much they actually are) and his children and him. Thus, he would agree to resign in exchange for immunity for them all. That might well save the country a lot of angst and possible violence.

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    • Fandango November 30, 2019 / 7:40 pm

      He’s too much of a narcissist to resign.


      • annieasksyou November 30, 2019 / 8:02 pm

        Even if his health is failing? That Walter Reed visit was for something…

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        • Fandango November 30, 2019 / 10:40 pm

          I don’t think his ego would allow him to resign, even if he was ailing.


  5. Marleen November 30, 2019 / 11:21 pm

    I don’t want him to get an honorary state funeral. Can you imagine? And if he dies while in office, he will get one.

    Liked by 1 person

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