More Than 10% of Republican Members of Congress Not Running Again

On Friday Rep. Phil Roe, a TN Congressman, announced that he would not be running for reelection. Roe makes the 25th incumbent Republican member of Congress that has said they will not run for reelection in the next election—that’s well over 10% of the total sitting GOP members of the House.  This is after the last Congressional election cycle, where there was another significant number of Congressmen and Senators who retired including seven committee chairs and the Speaker of the House. Continue reading “More Than 10% of Republican Members of Congress Not Running Again”

On Impeachment Of The President

Of course, the big news this week is that the House voted for only the third time in our country’s history to impeach the President. Actually, the impeachment hearings have been the big news for the last several weeks, understandably overshadowing almost everything else. News that would normally be the lead story has been pushed to the back pages.

Yet, nothing from Thinking Man’s Politics…until now. Why?  Because, frankly, Thinking Man is pretty disappointed in what has been going on. Continue reading “On Impeachment Of The President”

Trump’s Troubles Increase Exponentially

Yesterday during impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, the top US diplomat to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testified that he had been told President Donald Trump would withhold previously promised military aid to the Ukraine until it publicly declared investigations would be launched that could help his reelection chances — including into former Vice President Joe Biden. Continue reading “Trump’s Troubles Increase Exponentially”

Poor Taste and Hypocrisy-It Seems To Be Spreading

In a display of incredibly poor taste come reports from a Trump campaign fund-raiser where a video was shown that depicted a war on several of Trump’s political opponents and members of the media. In a clip from the movie Kingsmen: The Secret Service, with faces superimposed and Trump is shown blowing up and killing his political enemies.

In what is an amazingly ironic, if not downright hypocritical twist, comedian Kathy Griffin said that, as one of those political opponents pictured, she was in fear for her safety and had contacted the FBI. Griffin, as you may recall, in 2017 was pictured herself in a clip where she was holding the bloody and severed head of Donald Trump. So apparently, showing a massacre with the head of her victim wasn’t something that should be threatening, but when Trump did the same thing she was concerned enough to contact the FBI.

Ah, but let us be consistent. Equally as hypocritical are those Trump backers who said that Griffin, back in 2017, was implicitly threatening the President with her depiction of violence. Yet when the same thing is done by the President’s campaign, then it goes without outrage that apparently was only reserved for those such as Griffin.

In Thinking Man’s mind, both are despicable, and those who are outraged by one and not the other—regardless of which is the object of outrage and which is ignored—are hypocrites and lack the ability to be objective and think independently.

Ex-GOP Governor and Presidential Candidate Comes Out In Favor Of Impeachment

While many GOP officeholders have been quiet and very circumspect about the impeachment inquiry that has begun in the House of Representatives, there are beginning to be exceptions. Continue reading “Ex-GOP Governor and Presidential Candidate Comes Out In Favor Of Impeachment”

Too Far

The Speaker of the House of Representatives last week initiated impeachment hearings after President Trump admitted to asking a foreign leader to investigate Joe Biden, right after talking about how much money the US was giving to that country.

Needless to say, the impeachment inquiry became the top news topic. And the person who doing the most to encourage Republicans to support impeachment investigations is…President Donald Trump. Continue reading “Too Far”