Coffee Log, Year 2, Day 212


Coffee:  Maxwell House Master Blend, Office Coffee

I’ve been hearing this is just like Nixon. One big scandal to make the ball drop on a popular president. For those that don’t know, Trump pulled military aid from Ukraine then had a call with their president asking for favors. I don’t know that it matters what the favors were, just that he asked for them. If your boss holds back your bonus then asks you for overtime the next day, it’s hard to see how the money hasn’t become conditional.

But anyway, back to the first point: people are screaming ‘Nixon.’ When impeachment proceedings started against Dick he was still widely popular with his political party, just like Trump. When the Watergate tapes came out and there was suddenly a smoking gun, that support dried up almost overnight. Is that what we’re walking into now? Will the Senate flip on their party head now that we have public memos of corruption?

I remember watching this video from a Trump rally around the time of the 2016 election. It was from a late show and the reporter was asking absurd questions of some of the Trump supporters. He’d say things like “Trump wants to ban all dogs from Mexico, do you support that?” Unanimously, they said yes. And when he asked one guy why he’d support something so ridiculous, and how Trump hadn’t actually said it after all, the guy just said “I don’t care what his positions are, I support him anyway.”

Push a generation deep enough into the dirt, ignore their burnt necks and cracked skin, and desperation will let anyone with a promise seem like an answer. Try to take that answer, or expose it, and they’ll hold on – they’ve got nothing else.

Currently Reading: Queen, Suzanne Crain Miller

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President Zelenskyy: We are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps. Specifically we are almost ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes.

President Trump: I would like you to do us a favor though…

Memorandum of July Conversation between President Trump and President Zelenskyy