Well, the good news is we haven’t blown ourselves to Kingdom Come. Bad news is the shutdown is still grinding on. But there may be a sliver of hope for more things to come with a devastating news report of possible obstruction of justice, which always seems to start off the Impeachment process (at least it did for Nixon and Clinton).
But like Carmen San Diego or Waldo, no one seems to know where Senator Mitch McConnell is so he can get to the floor of the Senate and hold a vote on reopening the government. But he’s not the only thing that has been lost but eventually found.
First, where is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell?
Or better put,
Where is his commitment to serving the American people?
Where is his conscience in terms of suffering?
Who does he stand with?
Where is the reasoning for the shutdown?
What part of working without pay is right?
Why do some of our elected leaders just don’t care?
Or seem to, anyway.
For if someone in power cared
They’d open the government
Get everyone paid and caught up
And make sure it never happened again
They would put people before politics
But then it’s seriously alleged the President lied
And had his attorney lie
And not just about an affair
Or a blow-job like a Democratic predecessor
So where is the outrage for this lie?
A lie that is a direct threat to national security?
A lie that is taking away from the shutdown?
Where is the outrage from the Right?
They don’t like being told they don’t care
But why aren’t they campaigning for a reopening of the government?
Because they’ve demonized government for decades?
Because if they campaign for actual working people
Forty years of demonization might have been for nothing?
Where is the Truth?
For there are no ‘alternative facts’
And the only ‘fake news’ is made up of lies
Or an attempt to back-track
For telling someone to lie to Congress
For under the law that is obstruction
It was the first article of Impeachment for Nixon
And for Clinton
But this is not just obstruction
This could be high treason against the United States
This could be allowing a foreign power to subvert
To destroy America
Through a political party
Through a movement
Through a gun lobby
So where is the truth?
It is out there
And it will be found because there are people who do give a damn
They give a damn about what really matters
They sift through the evidence
And justice will prevail
So where is our real leadership?
Working hard behind the scenes
And in front of the cameras
Looking to be the leaders we need
And certainly don’t deserve at times
Where is hope?
It’s right here
It didn’t leave the White House in January 2013
It arrived back in force after the 2018 Mid-Term Election
It’s also still working hard in the Special Prosecutor’s Office
It’s where this will all end up in
The hope for a better future
With lessons learned
And questions answered with just the truth