The Wednesday Read

It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. It’s not what you see, it’s how you look at it. It’s not how your life is, it’s how you live it. –Unknown

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Tester/Daines
  • Impeachment – Danger Zone
  • One More Thing

TESTER/DAINES:

I saw on Facebook and Twitter that U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) will be holding an in-person town hall meeting in Billings this Thursday (Oct.3) at the Petro Theater on the campus of MSU-Billings. (Source)

Tester is the only one of the three members of Montana’s congressional delegation that routinely holds in-person town hall meetings. With Tester holding so many in-person town hall meetings, he is embarrassing the other two members of the Montana delegation.

On the other hand, U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) showed photos on Facebook of places he had meetings with people. Some people asked him in the comment section to hold open public meetings.

Daines should be open and honest and tell his constituents if he is afraid to meet face-to-face with them. People can be scary – especially when you meet people who are not impressed with you.

IMPEACHMENT – DANGER ZONE:

I tweeted the other day that I thought President Donald Trump was about the blow a fuse. He is not used to being scrutinized and the more he fights it, the more he gets scrutinized. Scrutiny goes with the job.

Trump’s pathological lying and Twitter tirades are getting worse. Now people thinking of reporting corruption in our government (whistleblowers) are afraid that someone will out them and their lives may be in danger.

Trump Tweets that he thinks it is a “COUP” by the Democrats “intended to take away the Power of the People, their VOTE, their Freedoms, their Second Amendment, Religion, Military, Border Wall, and their God-given rights as a Citizen of The United States of America!”

Accountability bothers Trump.

I still think it’s a long shot that Trump will be impeached (the House may impeach, but the Senate won’t convict) and be removed from office, but it looks like the damage is being done to him in the polls.

Impeachment still could help him be reelected.

Yahoo News is reporting that President Trump reportedly told his advisers last week that he would start worrying if national polls showed more than 50 percent of Americans supporting his impeachment. Five surveys released in the past two days show that public support for Trump’s impeachment is approaching a majority — and rising.

One poll, a CBS News poll, found that 55 percent of Americans support the impeachment inquiry, while 45 percent disapprove.

There are four other polls in the Yahoo news story that show an unfavorable trend for Trump.

A CNN poll reported in Roll Call shows:

Forty-six percent of independents surveyed support impeachment, up 11 points. Among Republicans, support is at 14 percent — an 8 percentage point increase. Notably, 47 percent of independents say the president improperly used his office to gain a political edge against potential 2020 general election foe Biden.

We should all be very nervous about the actions of Trump. As I said, he is about to blow a fuse.

ONE MORE THING:

Thanks to all the people who sent me the different memes (like this one) about the whistleblower being none other than REO Speedwagon lead singer Kevin Cronin because he “heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another…”

If my readers and friends remember me for one thing, it’s that I am an REO Speedwagon fan – and that is very cool!

Thanks again! Keep Pushin’ on…

 

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