I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. It’s official: Donald J. has been INDICTED. For the first time, a former president has been INDICTED. Like any other American, he will have his day in court(s?) and will be judged by a jury of his peers. The Don is incredulous that he could be judged by a jury of his peers since, in his grandiosity, he is peerless and above the law.
That this finally happened states unequivocally that no one is above the law!
Stop with all the hand-wringing that of all the potential indictments he may face, that this is one, brought by Alvin Bragg, regarding paying hush money to Stormy Daniels, is small potatoes or will be difficult to bring to a conviction. (I have to assume that given the intense scrutiny and blowback-including knowing there would be death threats-that Bragg has a very strong case, though there is no guarantee a jury will convict.)
Please stop whining about how this will make The Don stronger and lead him to the presidency- that people will rally around the aggrieved and maligned hero. The chorus is already singing: “Can you believe they are going to prosecute him for giving hush money to a porn star?” After all, this is the man who on the infamous Access Hollywood video joked about grabbing women’s private parts. From the Republicans point of view, the issue with Stormy Daniels is a step up. At least he paid to have access to her private parts!
Do you imagine that the Republicans would react differently if the indictment came out of Georgia, where The Don asked for 11.780 votes to alter election results or from Jack Smith, the Special Prosecutor investigating both the documents case and the events of January 6th? Do you think for a moment they would reject The Don and say; “Now this case is serious?” As they say, not until hell freezes over.
After all, a crime is a crime, is a crime.
Understandably, many are worried that this will martyr him and will breed violence. After all, he incited his believers on January 6th. Some worry that prosecuting The Don will lead to the death of our democracy. To them I say: to not prosecute and defend the rule of law could be a lethal blow to our democracy.
Over the course of his life, The Don has probably bent and broken more laws than we can imagine. With able finances and a pugilistic bombastic bravado, he has bullied his way out of many an imbroglio, whether it be tax fraud, faux bankruptcies, stiffing workers out of money and countless sexual assaults.
When he was president, he took a battering ram to many of the guard rails of our democracy, which reached its peak on January 6th, when he led an insurrection to overturn the election. For three hours of riotous violence, he did nothing, relishing in the love. He then spent the next two years railing against the outcome, continuing to promulgate the big lie that the election was stolen. The man has, until this moment, gotten away with everything but shooting someone on Fifth Avenue. If you don’t hold him accountable for his crimes, we will be entering the wild, wild west if he is elected again. It is not hard for me to imagine him rounding up and prosecuting those who are against him. If you think he weaponized the Department of Justice before, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
And true to form, The Grand Offal Party is either silent, or on a full frontal attack. Mitch McConnell, who has wet dreams about The Don going down, hasn’t said a peep. Neither has Mittens Romney. Though they are not on Fox News, like boot lickin’ Lyndsey Graham, screaming about the injustice of it all, their silence is a calamity of pusillanimity. And guess what Mitch, if The Don becomes president, he’s coming for you, too. He hates you more than he hates Nancy Pelosi, who I believe he has more respect for.
He and his fellow chaos agents are on the attack doing what they can to de-legitimize any possible prosecution as an attack against democracy.
Here’s The Don: “The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to ‘Get Trump,’ but now they’ve done the unthinkable,” he wrote, on Truth Social. “Indicting a completely innocent person.” Don’t you just love it the way “Trump” refers to himself in third person like the invented brand he is.
And Fucker Carlson seems really chastened by the defamation lawsuit at Fox News brought by Dominion. Carlson said the ruling showed it was “probably not the best time to give up your AR-15s.” A call to arms or what?
Here’s Carlson again: “The rule of law appears to be suspended tonight — not just for Trump, but for anyone who would consider voting for him.” Hey, who says you can’t vote for him; it just means he might be in jail when you do.
And here’s Mr. DeSatanist, who refuses to say anything to turn off The Don’s base, who he hopes to inherit. “The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head.” To put a cherry on top of his outrage, DeSatanist declared: “Florida will not assist in an extradition request” (for Trump.) I guess he is showing the base that he would never cross The Don. However, it did cross my mind that DeSatanist hoped The Don would take him up on his protection because then The Don wouldn’t be able to campaign out of the state.
Alan Dershowitz, a lawyer and defender of The Don said during an interview on Newsmax that The Don should use a mugshot of himself as a campaign poster. Frankly, I love the idea. Then the Democrats can use that picture and add Al Capone or John Gotti to it.
Anyway you slice it, on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 history will be made when The Don walks into the courtroom and is officially indicted. And despite all the hand wringing I say: Book’em!