We should have known better.

I attended the Democratic Convention back in June of 2016 and listened to Mr. Justice tell a story of why he changed from a Republican to a Democrat.  It was a moving story about coming across a women and a child selling a few personal belongings so they would have money to buy food.  Being the billionaire he is he reached into his pocket and pulled out a $100 bill, gave it to the lady and took the tackle box.  He brought this tackle box to the convention as a prop while telling his moving story.  He went on to tell us that seeing the women selling her personal items moved him so deeply he decide to change his political affiliation from Republican to Democrat and run for governor of West Virginia so he could stamp out poverty and hunger in West Virginia.  Somehow his story did not ring true when I first heard it and now that he is changing his colors from blue to red I believe that he probably made it up to placate us gullible Democrats. I hope the voters of West Virginia are as angry about this change as I am.  I think it is almost funny that he announced this change of heart on the day of president Orange face’s visit to West Virginia!  I guess if you are the only billionaire in the state you can do whatever and whenever you want.

As far as it goes for the governing of our state, I guess it could not get any worst!    I guess a wolf in Sheep’s clothing is what we are going to have to live with for the next 3 1/2 years. With the current chaos in Washington I figure Justice decided he wanted to make some headlines himself.  I did a little research and was able to find just two governors who switched from one party to another while in office, Buddy Roemer, 1988-1992 and Jessie Ventura, 1999-2003.  Justice has entered into a very elite and small group of politicians.  It seems that our state is always making the national news for negative reasons.  Go figure…

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How crazy can this get?

 

I have been keeping watch on the current political chaos and I am in awe of the level of craziness that has become everyday news.  It was almost unbelievable when the president fired the FBI director, who happens to be a staunch Republican.  Compound this insanity with the hiring of his friend Anthony Scaramucci to head the White House communications department resulting in the resigning of his loyal lap-dog, Sean Spicer.  Now, it appears that he is trying to pressure his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to resign so he can place someone in the position to remove Robert Mueller from the investigation of Russian involvement in the recent elections.  Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus resigned to be replaced by John Kelly and his first action is to fire Scaramucci!

I do not consider myself the most knowledgeable person when it comes to politics, but this current scenario seems like a poorly written soap opera!  Lindsey Graham, who may be one of the most powerful people in congress, told the president to not take any actions against the Attorney General!  His statement that, “this could be the beginning of the end for the Trump presidency”, is the most forceful comment any Republican lawmaker has made!

Folks, this is one of the most comprehensive tests of our country, constitution and politics since the beginning of America.  We have, for all intent and purposes, placed a mad man in the oval office capable of things we can only imagine.  This will test our resolve as a country and a people.  Our constitution was designed to be able to ward off this kind of situation and there is a fair chance that before this is over, all branches of government will be tested.  We should all fasten our seatbelts and get ready for what should continue to be a very bumpy ride.

Now a couple of things to consider, if congress is able to remove Trump from office and Pence manages to stay clean, it’s a win-win situation for the Republicans as Pence will take over the oval office and the orange crazy man will go back to firing people on a reality show.  If Pence is drug into the mess and is also removed from office, the job goes to the Speaker of the House, who is currently Paul Ryan.  If this occurs before the midterm election, regardless of what happens, a Republican will become president in the form of Pence or Ryan.  If the Democrats are able to drag their feet long enough in the impeachment process, so as to reach the midterm, then they have a chance of taking control of the House and the Speaker of the House becomes third in line to the president.  This is by far the best chance for the Democrats to move into the Oval Office.

Either way, this is going to be a wild and crazy time for America.  I am sure the Russians will sit back and laugh quietly knowing that they were partially responsible for the current chaos that has enveloped our nation.  This is their game, the long game, sitting quietly in the weeds like a Florida gator until it is time to seize its prey.  Make no mistake, Putin and his henchmen are playing a dangerous game and the next move is ours.  I hope we have the collective wisdom to make the right move.

Now if you really want to lose some sleep, click on the following link and read about the privileges that the presidency has and how Trump can literally take full control in the form of a dictator and take away all our rights.  This is real!  When I first heard this I thought it was some more fake news but with a little research I realized it is real!

https://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364×43235