We live in a world of instant gratification. McDonald’s is not the cause, but one of the many symptoms – and more like the diabetes its product can induces. Another can easily be found in the internet, where headlines proclaim shock, outrage, and amazement fighting to get the attention of bloated and lethargic minds.
The unfolding Trump series of scandals moves to a different timeline, however. Justice moves slowly as it gathers evidence. It takes time to turn the insiders and have them fully repent. But that’s not to say that after a long, slow burn there isn’t some room for dramatic testimony that lays the entire case out.
There’s a time for everything to finally turn into explosive headlines. Fur Trump, that time is now.
There is very little to say at this stage, but there will be soon. Michael Cohen is testifying before the House Oversight Committee. After spending two years literally living up to a joke, overlooking rather than overseeing, the now-Democratic committee has Cohen in the seat to start off what is likely to become impeachment.
“I am ashamed of my weakness and my misplaced loyalty, of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him. I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts, rather than listening to my own conscience. I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist, he is a conman, and he is a cheat.”
That was Cohen’s opening statement, and it’s only getting worse from there.
There is not much more to say at this time, except to note how we can only hope that this feeling of regret soon unites the entire nation. This is the beginning of the end, and the headlines will scream for days.
Does it have to be this way? It had to take this much time, yes. Because we have to remove a president, it has to capture everyone’s imagination. And, of course, this is what it will take to engage the nation and make it clear what has to happen.
Mark this day. You won’t believe what happens next!