Episode 30. October 4, 2019
CLP Topic Category: Vichy Republican Collaborators
Title: What Happens If the Republicans in the US Senate Fail To Defend Trump?
Our podcast today answers Rush Limbaugh’s plaintive cry, “Where Are the Republicans?”
Rush had taken a call from a listener in Michigan, who asked,
“At what point does the Republican Party become complicit by allowing the Democrats to continue? I’m really upset over here.”
Rush replied that he was also upset that the Republicans in the Senate had not applied the same standard of justice to the Democrats on Biden’s Ukraine corruption that the Democrats were applying to Trump.
“Four Democrat Senators were demanding that a foreign government meddle in the United States election! Republicans are not calling those senators in and demanding that they explain what’s up or censoring them or kicking them out of the Senate for meddling and for violating the law, while at the same time the Democrats are wallowing on and on and on about impeachment of Trump for making a phone call to the current president of Ukraine! Republicans in the Senate have to do that.”
Rush continued that he had confidence in Bill Barr to apply equal justice under the law to the Democrats.
As this podcast explained last week, Barr is a former Bush staffer, and may be a closet deep state agent, who decides to protect the FBI and DOJ from prosecution.
Like Barr’s decision to protect the deep state agents, the Republicans in the Senate may decide to protect members of their own club, which would mean not defending Trump.
The Senate is best seen as an insiders, deep state men’s club, with its own internal rules of civility. The internal social protocol of the Senate is disconnected from either the consent of the governed, or the pursuit of the national public interest.
The insular world-view of the Republican Senators explains their lack of passion in confronting the threat to individual liberty posed by the socialists. They see themselves as aristocrats, way, way, above the fray of grubby ideological passions.
The Republicans do not have an ideological commitment to freedom, they have a commercial, financial commitment to protecting the corporate interests of the donors who fund them, and give them jobs when they leave elected status.
This podcast argues that the Senate Republicans are not competitors to the Democrats, they are Vichy Collaborators in promoting a deep state, one-world government.
The corporate class of Republican Senators want an open border, cheap labor, one-world government, that George H. Bush called “the new world order.”
The Senate Republicans are directly responsible for implementing the new world order trade laws and agreements that devastated American workers.
The Democrats want an open border, illegal immigrant class, that votes Democrat, in order to usher in a global, socialist world government.
The common element of both Democrats and Republicans is promotion of a one world government.
This podcast argues that the Senate Republicans will not defend Trump, or investigate the Democrats, because Biden is one of their own, and Trump is an outsider.
If the Senate Republicans defend Trump, then the 3 Democrat Senators who sent the letter to Ukraine, like Biden, would also be in legal jeopardy.
In 2018, Democrat Bob Menendez, Dick Durbin, and Pat Leahy, sent a letter to the Ukrainian general prosecutor accusing him of trying to “impede cooperation” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion by the Trump campaign.
The Democrat’s letter stated,
“On May 2, the New York Times reported that your office effectively froze investigations into four open cases in Ukraine in April, thereby eliminating scope for cooperation with the Mueller probe into related issues. The article notes that your office considered these cases as too politically sensitive and potentially jeopardizing U.S. financial and military aid to Ukraine.”
The Democrat senators make a quid pro quo threat to the Ukrainians that if they dropped their investigation, that the Democrats would eliminate American military aid.
The letter stated,
“In four short years, Ukraine has made significant progress in building democratic institutions despite ongoing military, economic and political pressure from Moscow. We have supported that capacity-building process and are disappointed that some in Kyiv appear to have cast aside these principles.”
Subsequent to the 2018 Democrat letter, Democrat Senator Chris Murphy delivered a similar message to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky warning that Democrat support for the country could dwindle if he complied with Trump’s requests to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
The Senate rules of civility forbid Republicans from placing their own members in legal jeopardy.
The podcast concludes that Reverend Robert Jeffress’ tweet, which suggested that impeaching the president would lead to “civil war,” is a microcosm of the irreconcilable differences between Republican globalists and Trump nationalists.
The nation is on the cusp of a civil war.
If the Senate Republicans fail to protect Trump from the Democrat’s coup, their enduring legacy will be to have precipitated the second American civil war.
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The Vichy Do-Nothing Republicans.
Rush offers a possible explanation of the Senate Republican inaction. From the Republican’s world-view, nothing is wrong with the Democrat’s coup, it is just seen as part of the partisan squabbling that goes on, below them, for power and control.
“The people you’re talking about, they don’t see the world the way you do .They don’t think the country’s in crisis. They don’t think open-borders immigration is a problem. They don’t think the country’s in crisis because of this massive, all-out attack on Trump and the Republican Party. To them, it’s just politics as usual.”
Rush explained that the Senate Republicans are losers, who accept losing to Democrats as a natural outcome of politics as usual.
Rush continues to make the mistake in his analysis that Republicans are “conservative.”
“I honestly believe that defeatism is the natural state of conservatives in Washington, the belief that they are second tier permanently.
A better, more realistic analysis of the Senate Republicans is that they are collaborators with the Democrats, not conservatives.
For example Senator Richard Burr was “Hell-on-Wheels” in his interrogation of Trump’s son in the Russian collusion investigation.
Burr made Trump Jr. testify for 17 hours before Burr’s Intelligence Committee, and after the Mueller report was completed, Burr called Trump Jr. back to testify, again, in a lame attempt to help the Democrats keep the Russia hoax alive.
In other words, rather than being a passive loser, as Rush suggests, Burr can best be seen as a collaborator with his Democrat friend Senator Warner.
Burr cannot investigate Biden Jr. for crimes because it would violate his relationship with Warner, and place the 4 Democrat Senators in legal jeopardy.
For the same reason, it is ridiculous to assume that Senator Graham will begin investigating the Ukraine hoax.
Graham is a protégé of Senator McCain, and the southern rules of civility in the Senate will prohibit Graham from proceeding to investigate the Schiff dossier.
The Senate’s Response to Schiff’s Ukraine Dossier.
Senator Grassley acts as if the Schiff dossier is a legitimate complaint, and seeks to be fair and non-partisan in protecting the whistleblower.
“No one should be making judgments or pronouncements without hearing from the whistleblower first and carefully following up on the facts, Uninformed speculation wielded by politicians or media commentators as a partisan weapon is counterproductive and doesn’t serve the country…complaints based on second-hand information should not be rejected out of hand, but they do require additional leg work to get at the facts and evaluate the claim’s credibility.”
Grassley is aware of the timeline of the creation of Schiff’s dossier:
- In early August, 2019, a CIA operative approached Schiff with second-hand dirt on Trump’s call to the Ukrainian President.
- After Schiff obtained the information, Schiff contacted the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community to change the rules of protocol on whistleblower complaints in order to allow second hand testimony. The ICIG admitted that it did alter its forms and policies governing whistleblower complaints, and that it did so in response to the anti-Trump complaint filed on Aug. 12, 2019.
- After the rules had been changed, the ICIG issued a report that the complaint “appears credible.” Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence stated, “I think he followed the law every step of the way.”
- After the rules had been changed, Schiff referred the CIA agent to the law firm of Lawfare to draft the whisleblower complaint. Lawfare prepared the complaint, complete with legal citations, and gave the report to CIA operative Michael Barry, who filed the formal IC complaint
- After the complaint had been drafted, but before the public release, both Nancy Pelosi and Schiff, made public statements about the content of the report, citing passages verbatim. Pelosi stated that, “I know what was in the call.” At the time Pelosi made her statement, no verbatim account of Trump’s call had yet been made publicly available.
- The complaint was filed on August 12, 2019 with Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California. Burr told fellow Republicans he would not launch a probe into Biden since it is not in his jurisdiction.
- After both Burr and Schiff had the complaint, they failed to inform other members of Congress that the complaint had been obtained.
- After Pelosi and Schiff filed the impeachment charges, but before it was public knowledge that Schiff had obtained the contents of the complaint, Pelosi and Schiff held a news conference where Schiff said that any attempt by Trump to avoid subpoenas would be viewed as “further evidence of obstruction.” Schiff failed to explain where or when the prior obstruction had occurred.
Grassley knows all of this history, yet continues to give the Democrat’s cover by suggesting that the complaint is legitimate. His faux concern is simply collusion with the Democrats by not defending Trump from scurrilous allegations.
Grassley does not see himself as part of Trump’s team that is fighting a coup. He sees himself as a dispassionate aristocrat, trying to preserve Senate decorum.
Other Senate Republicans are taking Grassley’s lead on responding to the Schiff dossier. The common term the Republicans use to describe themselves is “deeply concerned.”
Cory Gardner, Republican Senator from Colorado said,
“Trump’s conversations with the president of Ukraine about Joe Biden and his family as well as a whistleblower complaint about the president’s conversations with a world leader are a serious issue. Let’s find out what’s happening. Let’s get to the bottom of this.”
Mike Murphy, a former advisor to Republican Mitt Romney claimed that support among GOP senators to impeach President Donald Trump is high — with 30 allegedly willing to vote with Democrats in “a secret vote.”
Romney said that he is “deeply” troubled by the exchange between the two presidents.
“I did read the transcript. It remains troubling in the extreme. It’s deeply troubling. Clearly what we’ve seen from the transcript itself is deeply troubling.”
Ben Sasse, Republican Senator from Nebraska said,
“Republicans ought not to be rushing to circle the wagons to say there’s no there there when there’s obviously lots that’s very troubling there. The administration ought not to be attacking the whistleblower as some talking points suggest they plan to do. Getting to the bottom of the Ukraine issue is going to take a lot of time but there’s obviously some really troubling things here.”
Republican Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey said in a statement that Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian president “was inappropriate” but “does not rise to the level of an impeachable offense.”
Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican said,
“Whistleblowers have been essential in bringing to the public’s attention wrongdoing, fraud, waste, abuse, law-breaking, and I very much disagree with President Trump.”
Republicans Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Cory Gardner, and Martha McSally, have all shown a reluctance to defend Trump.
Thus far, only 2 of the 53 Republican Senators have expressed any interest in defending Trump, but not in the Senate, but by Bill Barr.
Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Charles E. Grassley, stated in their letter to Barr,
“Ukrainian efforts abetted by a U.S. political party to interfere in the 2016 election should not be ignored. Such allegations of corruption deserve due scrutiny, and the American people have a right to know when foreign forces attempted to undermine our Democrat processes.”
Rather than being seen as passive losers, as Rush suggests, the Republican Senators can best be seen as a collaborators with Senate Democrats.
Schiff’s process is almost identical to the Fusion-GPS/Lawfare network handing the Steele Dossier to the FBI to use as the evidence for the Russia conspiracy.
The Senators have seen this play before, but have no interest in protecting Trump from the coup.
The Senate Republican have no interest in investigating the evident coordination between Schiff and other Democrats with the “whistleblower.”
The Senate Republicans have no interest in investigating the White House spy who passed along information to the whistleblower.
The Senate Republicans have no interest in investigating President Trump’s allegation that Schiff wrote the first draft of the complaint and gave the draft to the law firm, Lawfare, for a finished copy.
The Senate Republicans have no interest in investigating how Schiff could describe Trump’s response to subpoenas as evidence of “further obstruction,” or how Pelosi knew what was in the transcript of the call.
The Senate Republicans, and in particular, Richard Burr, have no interest in investigating if Biden used his office to threaten the loss of foreign aid to stop investigations of his son, who was using his father’s position to further his own profiteering.
Burr appropriated Mueller’s favorite response in Congressional testimony, that the issue was outside of his jurisdiction.
The Senate Republican’s response is not the passivity of losers. It is collusion in the face of a coup.
Which raises the question:
What Happens If the Republicans in the US Senate Fail To Defend Trump?
This is my conclusion.
Reverend Robert Jeffress’ tweet, which suggested that impeaching the president would lead to “civil war,” is a microcosm of the irreconcilable differences between Senate Republican globalists and Trump nationalists.
The Senate Republicans do not believe there is a coup and do not believe that the nation is on the verge of civil war.
On the other side, the Democrats admit that it is a coup.
Democrat Representative Green states that impeachment is the only way to remove Trump from office.
“To defeat him at the polls would do history a disservice, would do our nation a disservice. I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach the president, he will get re-elected.”
It is not hatred of Trump that fuels the coup. It is their quest of a globalist socialist government that replaces the United States. Global socialism is entirely compatible with the Republican vision of global corporatism.
As Victor Davis Hanson explains,
“The Democrats believe that transnational organizations and accords on climate, criminal justice, and human rights are seen as superior to their American counterparts. They would like a new form of government where America’s real rulers are the unelected bureaucrats in the intel agencies in Washington. They’re not kind of hiding this. They’ve been fighting for it pretty much openly since before Trump’s presidency began.”
Rush is partially right about what happens if the Republicans fail to defend Trump. He explains that Trump loyalists will leave the Republican Party.
“Trump supporters will walk. They will abandon them.”
But Rush fails to give his listeners advice on where to go, if they abandon the Republicans. His lame response is that the Democrats must be defeated, by voting for Republicans.
If the Senate Republicans fail to protect Trump from the Democrat’s coup, their enduring legacy will be to have precipitated the second American civil war.
There are no common cultural values that hold the citizens of this nation together, but a democratic representative republic is a voluntary contract based upon a shared national mission.
Rush needs to jettison his fantasy that the Republicans are the party of Reagan, and that Reagan’s second coming is just around the corner.
There are two nations, under God, and those two nations are on the cusp of a civil war.
The only solution to avoid a bloody, violent war between the socialists and Trump loyalists is the dissolution of the United States into two new nations: The Socialists States of America, led by California, and The Democratic Republic of America, built upon the framework of a federalist, state sovereignty constitution of the Articles of Confederation.
In order to create a new nation, Trump loyalists need a new political party to lead them. The right person to lead the Citizens Liberty Party is Lou Dobbs.
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