First-time readers, this blog is set in the future (sometime after the year 2020).  Each entry assumes there has been a 5th revolution in the US — the Revenge Revolution.  More about Revenge Revolution and author, Entry #1.  List and general description of entries to date.  Annual assessment whether Revolution plausible.

Note: most characters appear in a number of entries, with many entries building on previous conversations.  Profile of characters.  You’ll catch on quickly.  Thanks for your time and interest…and comments.

Scene: Jordan’s Washington officeConversation begins Entry #204.

Greenie:  “OK, I have my coffee.  Before we go back over the list, a sidebar.”

Jordan:  “That is.”

092615_2031_Characters7.gifGreenie:  “Understand Gelly is going on another cruise.  Did I hear her correctly – Alaska?”

Jordan:  “Yeah, she’s going with some long-time female buddies.  Exactly where in Alaska I don’t know but she’s leaving in a couple of days.”

Greenie:  “Sounds like great fun.  How you going to get along without her?”

Jordan:  “I’ll struggle but get by.  She went on a cruise a couple of years ago…and I survived, barely.”

092615_2031_Characters2.jpgGreenie:  “Let me know if you need any help.  Now, back to the list from your fraternity brother of reasons to vote for the Donald.  Start at the top?”

Jordan:  “Yes.  We need to make sure we do ‘point’ and ‘counter-point’ for the items on the list.”

Greenie:  “You going to be the Trumpster or am I?”

Jordan:  “I’ll be the Trumpster.  #1 reason to vote for the Donald – ‘Make sure Middle Aged ManHillary is accountable.’  At the time, I assume that meant accountable for Benghazi, email server and who knows what else they were claiming.”

Greenie:  “This might be one of the few points I agreed with the Trumpsters on…providing”

Jordan:  “…providing what?”

Greenie:  “Providing the rules for Hillary apply to the Republicans in Congress and members of the President’s cabinet.”

Hillary-Clinton-1200Jordan:  “Let’s take emails.  She used her personal server and she transferred classified info.  She committed a felony and should be sent to jail.  No need for a trial.  She admitted she was guilty.”

Greenie:  “Whoa, Bubba.  First, there’s no proof any classified information was compromised.”

Jordan:  “Doesn’t matter.  She’s guilty.  Off to jail.”

Greenie:  “A substantial portion of the material in question was not designated ‘classified’ when she emailed it.  The material was designated ‘classified’ sometime later.  How can you prosecute someone retroactively?”

TurtleneckJordan:  “She never asked if she could use a personal server.  She broke the rules.  Jail time.”

Greenie:  “Do you agree that the President’s Cabinet officials should be subject to the same rules?”

Jordan:  “Of course.  But nobody in Reagan’s cabinet used a personal server.”

Greenie:  “Excuse me, Mr. Trumpster.  There wasn’t email when Reagan was president.”

ronald_reaganJordan:  “I know.  But Reagan was considered the gold standard among many Trumpsters.” 

Greenie:  “What about illegal activity by someone in Bush 43’s cabinet?”

Jordan:  “Nothing to the extent of Hillary.  She’s the absolute worst offender.”

Greenie:  “What about knowingly disclosing top-secret information to someone not authorized to receive it?  Should that be punished?”

Jordan:  “That’s why Hillary should do jail time.”

General-David-PetraeusGreenie:  “If you feel that way, then let’s go find General Petraeus and put him in jail.  He disclosed secret info while head of the CIA.”

Jordan:  “We don’t know if he used email.  So there.”

Greenie:  “No, it was worse.  He gave away hard copy.  Since you don’t want to put Petraeus in jail, then give Hillary the same sentence the General got…nothing.  Now, move on.”

Jordan:  “Let’s pause for a minute.  How are we going to address all the points on the list?  We could be here all day, spout BS and not really accomplish much.”

Greenie:  “Jordan, I’m not spouting BS, just trying to point out the facts.”

Jordan:  “The arguments supporting the ‘Why Vote for Trump’ list remind me of the teenage son who was in an accident.  He tells his father the other person drove right out in front of him.  What he failed to tell his father is the other person had the right of way.”

Paul HarveyGreenie:  “That story reminds me of a radio program from years ago.  Paul Harvey had a show titled, ‘The Rest of the Story.’  The show filled in the gaps on a variety of events and stories.”

Jordan:  “Maybe we should try the Paul Harvey approach.  Let’s try telling the rest of the story.”

Greenie:  “OK, then go back and start with Hillary.  I agree she made some decisions that in retrospect, could have used better judgment.  The email server was probably the classic.”

Jordan:  “As far as I know, the email server and all the actions the Republicans claimed to be illegal during the campaign had been investigated thoroughly.  No criminal behavior was found.”

Greenie:  “Obviously, some Republicans didn’t like the outcomes of the investigations but she was cleared of any criminal offense.”

taxpayerJordan:  “One of the murkier issues that kept cropping up before the election…and even after the election…was money being funneled to the Clinton Foundation for actions while she was Secretary of State. Republicans alleged she provided favors for certain individuals and the recipients then made contributions to the Clinton Foundation.  Republicans claimed that was illegal.”

Greenie:  “Let’s talk about the rest of the story.  I would like to know the difference between what she did…if it’s true…and what members of Congress do nearly every day either for someone who makes a large donation to the campaign or promises to make a large donation?”

Jordan:  “That doesn’t make such actions right.”

Greenie:  “I agree.  But look who’s calling the kettle black.  Or if that’s too subtle, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander…except if you’re a Republican.  What’s the difference?  In my view, there is no difference between what Hillary allegedly did and what Congressional Representatives and Senators do to this day.  C’mon, these guys need to get real.”

donald-trumpJordan:  “Seems as if the Republicans are forgetting the rest of the story, which is a good segue to the Donald.  What about holding him accountable for previous actions?”

Greenie:  “You mean like defrauding investors and stiffing vendors.  Paying less to vendors than what you legitimately owe is called…ah, stealing.  Last I looked stealing was a felony that people do jail time for.”

Jordan:  “Greenie, you don’t understand.  For Trumpsters, stiffing vendors is a Prisonersmart business decision.”

Greenie:  “It’s a smart business decision until you’re the one getting screwed.  Do the Trumpsters ever wonder why major banks and investment houses won’t deal with him?  Why many suppliers won’t sell to the Donald?”

Jordan:  “What about 3rd parties that checked his claims made during speeches and his tweets…”

Greenie:  “…then giving him the ‘Pants on Fire Award.’  Why not make him accountable for what he claimed to be the truth?”

Fight

Jordan:  “You and I both know the Trumpsters didn’t care about facts.  Trumpsters were obsessed with hating Hillary.”

Greenie:  “OK, we’ve now spent time on the 1st of 13 reasons why to vote for the Donald.  Have we made any real progress?”

Jordan:  “You tell me.  You’re writing articles about causes of the Revenge Revolution.  Is this type conversation helpful?”

Greenie:  “Let’s address a couple more items on the list, then decide.”

(Continued)  

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