As predicted in yesterday’s blog, a caught-and-cornered Trump continued to rail against Democrats and impeachment, taking his rhetoric to a dangerous new low.  Trump last night re-tweeted a post from an extreme fundamentalist Evangelical “Christian” pastor:

“….If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews

It is outrageous and repulsive for a president to promote any message suggesting civil war, and it proves Trump unfit and morally bankrupt. His core impulse is always to intimidate with threats of violence while polarizing our nation.  Obama tried to be the Great Uniter, though racists stood in his way.  Trump has proven himself The Divider, and none in his corrupt party have stood in his way.

Impeachment is the right thing to do, and it will help Democrats in the 2020 election.  And it’s even possible that Trump might get kicked out of office if public opinion swings enough against him to make incumbent Republicans worried about their own re-elections.  But impeachment will be a long process, and ultimately it would be a far better outcome if Trump lost the 2020 election in decisive fashion.  Our nation will heal more quickly if Trump is strongly rebuked by the electorate, and it seems increasingly clear that impeachment will help Democrats more than it hurts them.  Here’s an article in The Hill by Allan Lichtman entitled “Why Impeachment Favors Democrats”:

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/463516-why-impeachment-favors-democrats-in-the-election

Beyond restoring basic competence and decency to the White House, the fate of our planet hangs in the balance.  Every week we receive more bad news about the climate and the deteriorating fate of our oceans, which absorb heat from a warming atmosphere. A recent UN study on climate was full of dire warnings, many of which I predict will look conservative in ten years.  Here’s a good recap from NBC:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/cut-emissions-avert-catastrophic-sea-level-rise-u-n-study-n1058466

We can’t afford another four years of Trump and we can’t afford continued minority rule from the Republicans.  Our most urgent task is to mobilize voters for this November’s local elections, which have a big impact on local issues ranging from taxation to infrastructure to zoning to school curricula.  They also have an impact on who runs for larger office. Make sure you know where your polling place will be, and make sure you are still registered.  Proper preparation prevents poor performance.

Keep resisting Trump and keep working to “vote his ass out office.”

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