Thursday, March 30, 2023

The beginning of the end?

 When I logged on after coming home from work, the news was a pleasant surprise.

A grand jury in NYC has voted in favor of indicting former president Donald Trump for his hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford). Predictably, Trump and his enablers in the GOP are railing against the decision.

Rather than say anything further, we'll kick it over to CBS News. This is from their YouTube channel.

Disbarred attorney Michael Cohen, who has already done time in prison for his part in the scandal, spoke to MSNBC. The usual online pundits, such as Brian Tyler Cohen, Jesse Dollemore, and, likely as this is being written, Farron Cousins, have weighed in. This will be the lead story on the late news across the country, and well into Friday morning, nearly 2 weeks after Trump had falsely claimed that he was to be indicted three days later. It turned out, the indictment came nine days after Trump's assumed date.

The reaction from the oldest baby in America? Predictable:

"WAAAAHHHHHH!!!! I'm innocent! I'm being framed! Send me money! WAAAAHHHH!!"

Trump now holds the dubious distinction of being the first former president to be indicted on criminal charges ever. It never happened to Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton, or even Andrew Johnson. Trump, whose obsession with the spotlight has helped turn him from a media icon in New York in the 80's into a political neophyte turned pariah, will continue to whine and cry, claiming his perpetual victimhood, but it's soon going to an end. In the wake of today's news, it's likely we'll hear the same thing coming out of Georgia. No amount of threats of violence from his brainwashed followers can save him this time. Today's decision demonstrates that no man, no matter who he is, is above the law.

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