A Baytown councilman’s view of Trump’s impeachment caught my attention.

He thinks abuse of power and ignoring subpoenas aren’t provable crimes, so we should look the other way due to a good economy.  He says he doesn’t like Trump because Trump insults his enemies.  But that won’t stop our councilman from voting for Trump since he has shown results, like a good economy.

I wonder what this councilman would say if our mayor or city manager was caught trying to bribe a contractor with millions of taxpayer dollars?  What would happen to the mayor or city manager if the DA’s office investigated the alleged bribery and subpoenas were ignored? The mayor or city manager would go straight to jail and council members would strongly support incarceration since no one is above the law.

And what if the mayor or city manager told 15,000 lies while in office, publicly used curse words to insult citizens, terminated employees on Twitter and supported racism /white supremacists?

Or what if the mayor or city manager secretly shifted millions from the police department budget to build a border wall in Old Baytown?

Even worse, what if the mayor or city manager asked Russia or Ukraine to interfere in Baytown elections?

All of these corrupt actions would obviously force council members to remove such a scumbag city leader.

So why did our Republican councilman say he’ll vote for a scumbag like Trump?

With personal standards this low, Republicans might as well nominate a Mafia crime boss for president — as long as he shows results.

Alan Hudgins

Baytown

 

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(11) comments

Frank

Well done, Alan. It's nigh impossible to argue with you excellent analogy, but no doubt the resident Trumpers, Bert and N/A, will try. Truth and logic are not relevant to their viewpoints.

Alan H

Thank you Frank. It's beyond my comprehension why Republicans support an obvious sociopath like Trump...repeated lies, insults, manipulation, cheating, above the law Trump. And why are Evangelicals lining up behind someone who says he doesn't need God's forgiveness because he's done nothing wrong. Hello Christians, that's one of the top ten traits of a narcissistic sociopath.

LCL

It's not about this Councilman's own ethics or values. It's about him wanting to get elected. Given the demographic of Baytown and the surrounding areas it would impossible to get elected without supporting Trump. Do I agree with it? NO! The canal between what Republicans feel privately and what they say openly is the defining theme of the Trump era. It takes bold courage and true grit to disavow oneself from Trump’s depravity in total. Audacity we won’t be seeing among most Republicans locally or nationally. What we are witnessing is analogous to the candidate publicly saying, I stand with Satan while simultaneously preaching, God is good, but the wickedness of Satan is better for my politics.

cgarcia1969

That's the problem with Republicans, they will always make up some ridiculous excuses to stay in line with the party, regardless of the consequences. They put party over , morals, decency, environment, and more. It's as is that can't decide whether something is right or wrong, much like the 3 monkeys.

rmartin

Hey garcia you're kidding right? Democrats moral, decent? Abortion on demand even after birth? All you can say is "WOW"...

Frank

Once again, N/A, you are off the rails. Abortion on demand after birth? That may be what you hear in your echo chamber, but that's not what happens in the real world. Late term abortions almost always involve a severely malformed fetus or danger to the mother. As an example to the rest of us, maybe in your righteous fervor you will adopt a child that has serious disabilities.

What about incessant lying? Do you support that moral deficiency in your president? What about grabbing women by their privates? What about leaving our Kurdish allies to die? What about affairs with porn stars? What about concealing illegal actions from congress? Any of that bother you?

rmartin

Hey frankie you okay with the hundred of thousands that died in the middle east due to Obama's foreign policy that started wars in Syria and Libya. Ok with (4) Americans dying due to Obama and Hillary not sending help in the 26 hour stand-off in Benghazi? You ok with (2) agents dying in botched Fast and Furious? You ok with Obama's choosing Muslims over Israel? You ok with Obama using the IRS to go after only Republicans? You ok with Obama using the CIA and FBI to try and undo a duly elected President? You ok with Obama putting 8 million in poverty? Find that $1000.00 yet frankie?

Frank

Amazing, but predictable, N/A. You did not answer a single one of my questions. Instead, you deflected to Obama and imaginary conspiracies. When are you going to get over your obsession with Obama?

rmartin

Hey teacher/bus driver frankie, you didn't answer any of my questions either.....

Frank

Well, N/A. So if I answer your questions, you will answer mine. We'll see. Your obsession with all things related to Clinton and Obama is nauseous.

Here are two answers to your questions. I will post others after you answer two of my questions.

The Benghazi investigation under a Republican majority lasted more than 2 years. Conclusion: Clinton was neither personally responsible nor could she have prevented the attack. The report also concluded that US military forces stationed in Europe could not have reached Benghazi in time to rescue the people who died. Trey Gowdy called the committee’s report the “final, definitive accounting” of the event. Interestingly, Republicans delayed the report until after the election. Imagine that.

IRS targeting: The controversy dealt with IRS investigations of political groups that had applied for tax exempt status, using certain ‘keywords’ in their names. An investigation was ordered by Eric Holder, OBAMA’S attorney general. So your insinuation that Obama was behind the IRS program is demonstrably false, like most of your idiotic nonsense. If anything, Obama was behind the INVESTIGATION of the IRS program. In September 2017 an exhaustive report by the Treasury Department’s inspector general found that form 2004 to 2013 the IRS used both conservative and liberal keywords to choose targets for further scrutiny. Note that the program started during the Bush presidency, not Obama’s.

To refresh your memory, here are my questions: What about incessant lying? Do you support that moral deficiency in your president? What about grabbing women by their privates? What about leaving our Kurdish allies to die? What about affairs with porn stars? What about concealing illegal actions from congress? Any of that bother you?

I already told you, I am willing to bet you $1000 that Trump loses the 2020 popular vote. Interested?

Frank

Here's a bonus answer for you: A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce much of anything.

Yet, Less than an hour after the report came out, Trump was back on the campaign trail attacking Hillary, repeating his favorite 2016 talking points to a crowd of supporters—Clinton's innocence be damned. “Crooked Hillary—you should lock her up, I'll tell you,” Trump told supporters.

Truth be damned. That the Trump way. That's your way, N/A.

You now owe me 3 answers.

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