Monday, October 14, 2019

The Wonderful Enlightened Wildmon Family

Walker Wildmon
On Sunday, Walker Wildmon penned Duly elected president deserves decency for The Daily Journal in Tupelo, MS. Walker Wildmon is a vice president of American Family Association.

American Family Association — an anti-LGBTQ hate group in Tupelo — was founded by Don Wildmon. The elder Wildmon is homophobic, transphobic and anti-Semitic. The old douchebag (he is 81) detests gay people. Don Wildmon stepped down in March, 2010 but he is still on the payroll. I will give him shrewd but Don Wildmon is not very intelligent.

Leadership of American Family Association passed to Don's son, Tim Wildmon. Until then, Tim occupied his time organizing tours of Israel for the faithful. Tim is not shrewd and he is less intelligent than his father. Waiting in the wings are Tim's sons, Wesley Wildmon and Walker Wildmon. Neither of them seem capable of using a can opener without adult supervision. Many other Wildmons are at AFA's taxpayer subsidized trough.

According to woeful Walker:
We’re in a day and age where common decency is largely out of the picture. I’m speaking generally here. Our politics have become so toxic and divisive. For the record, I didn’t like President Obama’s policies. I thought they had a terrible effect on our country. Regardless of how I felt about his policies, he was duly elected president on two occasions.

I think the same amount of decency should be afforded President Trump.
Let us first discuss President Obama
I have clear memories of all the Obama associates who were indicted, imprisoned and scandalized. I also kept count of his many lies. I clearly recall all of the mediocre intellects who joined the administration.

As for decency, I looked at just three of the more recent comments of American Family Association (it is an embarrassment of riches). I limited my search to afa.net, eliminating the even crazier material from AFA's “news” blog. AFA seems to have scrubbed many years of posts from their website:
A four-year search of any reference to “Wildmon” on Google comes up empty.
Imagine the denigration as we approached election day in 2008 and 2012. You can search archive.org but even recently, with Obama leaving office, they showed very little respect:
  1. August 4, 2016: Our Sharia-compliant president, … bows before Saudi princes, thinks the Muslim call to prayer is the prettiest sound on earth, and speaks glowingly of Islam every chance he gets while disparaging Christianity at every opportunity … But it is just what one would expect from a Muslim sympathizer who believes that Christianity and the United States are the source of all evil in the world.
  2. July 21, 2014: About 100 AIDS researchers died a tragic death in the Malaysian airliner disaster. … President Obama, taking a page out of the Alinsky-ite “never let a good crisis go to waste” playbook, shamelessly and tackily used the occasion to promote the legitimacy of sexual deviancy.
  3. September 9, 2014: Thomas Sowell writes [at AFA] perceptively that President Obama’s actions are easy to understand and explain once you figure out that his real goal is to harm the United States.
How very decent. Furthermore, Mr. Trump claimed that President Obama is an illegal alien with falsified education credentials who was ineligible to be our president.
Trump
Decency is a reciprocal proposition. I do not agree with Wildmon's conclusion that Trump is being treated indecently. However, Trump is treating the American people indecently. Decency — as the self-righteous moralists at AFA should know — is first premised on truthfulness. Over about 1,000 days, Trump has made 13,435 false or misleading claims.

That warrants some sort of dubious achievement award. When people lie it is to prevent those being lied to from forming informed opinions.
Like it or not, President Trump ran a campaign on uprooting the status quo in Washington. He’s done just that – from renegotiating trade agreements to reducing regulations on businesses to stemming the flow of illegal immigration. I’m not afraid to say that I like the vast majority of Trump’s policies. I think he’s helping make our country a safer and more prosperous place to live.
Trade? We are nearing the end of the economic cycle. Trump's tariffs, which have no support among economists or even tradition Republican institutions like the Chamber of Commerce are likely to make the end of the cycle harsher.

Trump has reduced regulations. Those changes are damaging to our environment.

What Trump has done on immigration is to frustrate asylum seekers. We still have kids in cages which should infuriate Christians. Safer? Not at all.

More prosperous? About 40% of Americans have two or more jobs to make ends meet. The rich have gotten richer. The poor have gotten poorer.

More importantly none of the things that Trump has done have been the result of study, analysis and advisement. Trump refuses to listen to his advisers. The one constant is that Trump makes decisions based upon the economic interests (first) and then the political interests of Donald Trump. The chaos and carnage that Trump has created in Syria are a perfect example and the biggest beneficiary might be Vladimir Putin.

Walker Wildmon has the intellect of waxed fruit and the intellectual curiosity of sock lint:
What none of us are free to do is to undo a national election and subvert the Constitution. That is what congressional Democrats are attempting to do. Democrats have informally launched an impeachment inquiry that has no basis in law but has everything to do with the reality that they just don’t like the president.
Impeachment is a constitutional process. Congressional inquiries are part of Congress' oversight responsibility. The Mueller Report is clear: Trump would be indicted for obstruction of justice were he not a sitting president. The situation in Ukraine is a disaster. A third party without any government oversight — Rudy Giuliani — is meddling with Ukraine's governmental process, at the direction of Trump, to get Ukraine to meddle in our 2020 election. We know this because we have the evidence.
One of the most ironic facts relating to this is that we have an election in 13 months where voters can remove Trump from office through legal and legitimate means, if they so choose. This is why we have elections.
Wildmon needs to look up the meaning of the word “ironic.” But I digress. Wildmon is somehow claiming that what Congress is doing is illegal and illegitimate. When he finishes with “ironic” he can read the Constitution. Trump is in office until January 20, 2021. He has committed impeachable offenses. Congress has a legal obligation to inquire and to impeach if warranted, regardless of when our next election is.
Instead of displaying common decency and conducting themselves properly, Democrats have resorted to corrupt practices in order to obtain and maintain power. In 2016, the Obama administration launched a counterintelligence investigation into candidate Donald Trump; they wasted three years and millions of taxpayer dollars with nothing to show for it. Now the Democrats are trying to impeach the president simply because they don’t like him.
Nothing? Nothing? When Walker is finished reading the Constitution he should read the Mueller report. Just a few of the things that he might learn:
  • In addition to obstruction of justice, the Mueller report depicts a Trump campaign that expected to “benefit electorally” from information stolen and released by Russia and a president who engaged in alarming actions that included seeking the ouster of former officials and ordering a memo that would clear his name.
  • The Trump campaign attempted to obtain Hillary Clinton’s private emails.
  • The probe is responsible for about 15 other investigations, some of which are still in process.
  • Manafort and Cohen are in prison. Flynn awaits sentencing.
  • Thirty-four individuals and three companies were indicted by Mueller's investigators.
  • In spite of Trump's refusal to accept it, Mueller clearly and conclusively established that Russia interfered in our 2016 election.
Speaker Pelosi did not impeach because the Mueller report might be too complicated for the public to understand. It is 400 pages and both Trump and Barr have spread a great deal of misinformation.

The Ukraine phone call summary (it is not a transcript) is rather simple in comparison.
[Trump] was duly elected by the American electorate and hasn’t committed a high crime or misdemeanor. Therefore, he should be allowed to complete his term in office without the threat of impeachment.
This guy is obviously either oblivious or in denial. The most serious crime is the obstruction of justice because it prevented Mueller from reaching a conclusion on Trump's collusion with Russia. Moreover, Trump dangled pardons to influence witnesses and he tried to influence proceedings in the Manafort matter.

Trump will be impeached. Conviction in the Senate is doubtful. The fact that he will be impeached does not mean that Congress is being indecent. It means that Trump has been indecent to his office, the constitution and the American people.

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