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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Why was Cassidy Hutchinson a big deal?

When Cassidy Hutchinson publicly testified this past June, she rocked the public with firsthand accounts of a chaotic, unstable administration whose master conductor elevated his followers' emotional angst to storm and vandalize our nations' US Capitol on January 6th. 

What was clearer after her testimony was that former President Donald Trump, albeit revered and worshipped by his faithful rally attendees simply did not care about the potential dangers that would soon manifest at the US Capitol if his weapon possessing attendees didn't have their weapons confiscated by security before they marched to the capitol. In other words, as Hutchinson testified Trump didn't give a shit because his crowd of devotees were not there to HURT HIM so why bother? Let them have their weapons. 

It's this level of callousness and pseudo sociopathic behavior that I always felt made Donald Trump a threat to our country. I never wanted Trump as president. I think he's very effective at deception and at the end of the day he's a trust fund baby with a history of massive business failings, lack of book smart intelligence, and borderline cave man-like butcher of the English language. However, he's a shark and very astute in using his reputation and acting skills to sell a point. He's like a political version of an effective cult leader or televangelist stirring the emotions of those naive and desperate enough to overlook the obvious red flags. 

The reason Cassidy Hutchinson was rushed to testify was because the Trump cartel was trying to intimidate her to loyalty with a not-so-subtle mafia-like plea of "We know you're loyal and we'll be watching you" 

It was this that prompted Ms. Hutchinson to speed up her testimony, and what a bombshell it was. 

I was not surprised when I heard the details of how Trump behaved the day of that rally. He had lost the election and the walls were closing in fast. Hutchinson's testimony solidified for me that Trump is a very deranged person when he WANTS SOMETHING. It's as if all reason goes out the window and he'll go to any extent to get what he wants, period.  What was revealed in Ms. Hutchinson's testimony was that he was willing to let innocent Americans suffer person injury, even death to get the spectacle he desired. And for what purpose? No court supported his claims of voter fraud. The rally attendees were not there to hurt HIM, Mike Pence was not loyal, and deserved to be hung, so why go to the US Capitol? 

I suspect he wanted to go to show that he was not going to go down without a fight. Trump needed to "sell his lie about voter fraud" so if he joins his followers at the US Capitol it sells to his fans that he REALLY WAS a victim of voter fraud, and it makes the headlines in a BIG WAY, etching him in history unlike any other president. It was ALL FOR HIS LEGACY. Donald Trump LOVES ATTENTION. 

But and this is my biggest fear of Donald Trump. At what cost?

Cassidy Hutchinson testified that the White House legal counsel was adamant with secret service that Donald Trump under no circumstances go to the US Capitol. Aside from Trump's wishes there was this little thing called legal accountability. Going to the capitol COULD incriminate ALL those in the Trump's inner circle for all that would later ensue. It's like that person who drives that other person who then decides to rob a convenience store. Well, kind of. But you get the drift. 

Ms. Hutchinson also testified that when Trump's Secret Service agent refused to take him to the Capitol he lunged for the steering wheel and tried to chock the Secret Service agent exclaiming "I'm the effing president!"

What made Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony a big deal was that she was someone who couldn't be dismissed due to her position in the White House, her demeanor and age, and willingness to "gently throw all those key Trump players under the bus" Here was a young woman who really appeared to NOT go along with the insanity of the ticking bomb aura of Trump's administration in the last days. Ironically it would take a young intern who didn't even have enough money to pay for her legal defense during her last deposition to step up and TELL THE TRUTH. 

No matter what was testified and what transpired on January 6th both at the rally and later at the Capitol, Trump followers will eternally cry conspiracy, lies, no harm no foul, but at the end of the day Hutchinson's testimony will go down as the most damaging inside look at how Donald Trump would callously dismiss ALL concerns for those other than himself and even QANON conspiracists won't be able to write her off or dismiss her testimony, but they'll certainly try. 

Monday, July 11, 2022

Ron DeSantis vs Gavin Newsome in 2024?

 California Governor Gavin Newsome may possibly have his eyes set on the presidency in 2024 as evidenced by an attack ad he recently launched against Ron DeSantis. As a former voting Democrat, I often lashed out at Ron DeSantis (Florida's governor), particularly against his position on Covid and his decisions on what I thought were premature lifting of mask wearing restrictions, non-lockdowns, etc.  

But now Newsome is hinting he may run in 2024 for president by releasing a "way too early campaign-like video" touting California and attempting to lure Floridian voters to the polls and vote for him and his version of "America" in 2024. What's obvious after viewing this short video is that Newsome has nothing to really tout that's working in California, so he attacks the Republican party, particularly Ron DeSantis. 

So, does Ron DeSantis have anything to worry about? 

The simple answer is a resounding "hell no" 

The fact that Newsome is focusing on DeSantis at all a full two years before our next national election is very telling, and very desperate. If a poll were taken nationally asking "Do you want to live in California or Florida? Florida would probably win. No contest. 

Ron DeSantis may very well run in 2024 and this recent ad by Gavin Newsome has done less harm for Ron DeSantis and more harm for himself. 

Watch the ad and judge for yourself.

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 Ad by Gavin Newsome

Middle Age Conversion Testimony from Liberalism to Conservatism

 Lately, I have been preoccupied with my mortality and a constant challenge of understanding the world and my future insignificance as a soon to be extinct human being. My inevitable disappearing act brought about my now significant sobering view that NOW is the time to DO WHAT I NEED TO DO AND BELIVE WHAT I BELIEVE while still here. This blog will serve to record what I WANT TO SAY about this complex world from a conservative perspective. 

One trait that led to this recent conversion is my habit of self-examination. I wish I had immediately been this reflective particularly more consistently in my understanding of time and how deeply we can abuse the grace of time. Truth be told no one knows how long we have in this life experience, and I can recall times in my life when I just took advantage of life and really didn't care "how long things took". My ex-wife called this the "manana syndrome" (tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow).

So, here's the point of this introductory post. In short, I came to the conclusion that what we need as a society is a good old fashioned political enema. I realized that within me is a strong seed of conservatism and if I'm being honest a repeating mantra stating, "When you want something in life work your ass off to get it and don't depend on someone to make it easier or give it to you" Without making this an economic driven post I will simply say that the liberal agenda has errored and continues to do so in the area of "spend. spend, spend" and this mindset is what has caused fiscal disaster on every level including that outdated fiscal practice we middle agers did when we'd put items on a layaway only to purchase when we had enough money to do so. 

So, enjoy my blog and please know that one of our greatest rights as Americans is our freedom of speech. Unlike barbaric countries whose governments denounce that freedom and will sentence their disobedient citizenry with a thousand lashes for publicly speaking out against their oppressive government or cutting off a hand when a thief is caught "thieving", such consequences don't apply to this American, and I look forward to freely expressing my new "Conservative" opinions while alive to do so.