Yesterday Paul Manafort was found guilty of 8 of the 18 counts brought against him. These involved bank fraud and tax evasion. I say good, these are crimes which should be punished and which for the fact that Mueller was looking for something else and stumbled on them would have gone unnoticed and unpunished. Manafort has another trial coming up and we’ll see how that goes, but regardless it doesn’t bag the bull elephant, just a jack rabbit. He got a scalp, but not the scalp he wanted. The President was quick to point this out, “nothing to do with Russian collusion.”
Mueller missed the mark with Michael Cohen as well, though it might be a problem for Trump down the road. Cohen, you will recall, is in the dock because he apparently facilitated the payment of hush money to Stormy Daniels with whom Trump had an adulterous relationship. Cohen pled guilty as part of a plea bargain in which he said he paid the money at the behest of “a candidate,” a clear violation of campaign finance law. Trump could be indicted as soon as he steps down from the oval office. But still no Russian collusion.
Mueller went out, spent millions of dollars to hook a whale and pulled in a couple of minnows. Good job, Bob. Keep it up.
It does not seem to me that any of this is going to have any noticeable negative effect on Republican chances this November. Most Americans will be unimpressed by the Manafort verdict and will rightly ask, “Where’s the borscht, Bob?” As for Cohen, it seems to me that most Americans will shrug and say, “$135,000 is too much for a piece of tail, but at least its not coming out of the taxpayer’s pocket, and he didn’t harass and threaten the woman like Hillary did to Bill’s accusers. Who cares?”
The Donks will play this up, but it will only make them look like the corrupt hysterical hypocrites they are. Go for it, Dems, sounds like a good plan. Idiots.
All this is well and good, but we need to take a close look at what we can do as a Club to help turn the Foothills area red. That will be the primary work of the next meeting which is coming up on the 31st of this month. So I’m putting it out to the readership and asking for suggestions. What are the issues that will move voters to support Republican candidates? Obviously we have some good ones at the State level, starting with John Cox, but we really need to hit the race between Adam “Oh, shif” Schiff and his challenger, Johnny Nalbandian.
Republican Club of the Foothills August Meeting August 31, 2018
Topic: practical plan to turn the Foothill area red.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ~ program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Community Center of La Canada Flintridge
4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Canada, 91011
We’ll be in the Arts and Crafts room BEHIND the big hall where we’ve been meeting.
Light refreshments will be offered
Cost: $5.00 at the door