Lance Simmens: All the potentially adverse political calculations of moving forward only serve to highlight the Party’s impotence. Unless we stand for something the public will only conclude that we are weak and stand for nothing.
Lance Simmens: Under the current leadership we as a nation have lost our ability to lead, our moral compass is damaged or maybe just simply missing, and our destructive capacity is unquestioned while our proclivity under this administration to use it should scare the hell out of any rational human being.
Lance Simmens: If we do not address the current unbalance we run the risk of creating a modified form of government that is the result not of thoughtful consideration but childish recrimination.
Lance Simmens: The attendant damage of allowing the Trump administration to essentially dictate the public narrative for a solid month before stepping up to the plate is both unforgivable and may prove fatal.
Lance Simmens: Mr. Mueller, whether or not this was your intent, your devotion to institutionalist restraint has sufficiently clouded the issue of whether the President can be held accountable for criminal actions
Lance Simmens: We have relied upon individuals with strong partisan Republican credentials to rectify or at the very least mitigate the rampant corruption that has overtaken our society. It is looking more and more likely that we may have to wait until the 2020 election to render a verdict on this issue.
Lance Simmens: To merely ascribe to Trump the attributes of a con man is to underestimate the calculating and devious nature of his being.
Lance Simmens: While I can already hear the screams of indignant Trump partisans that the case is closed and further pursuit of the truth is neither needed nor desired I simply say, not so fast.
Lance Simmens: The implications of correcting the massive collision course we are on with ethics, honesty, truth, facts and justice are immense for not only the present generation but for generations to come.
Lance Simmens: An inconclusive verdict or outright exoneration will only feed an unhealthy cynicism that will continue to erode confidence in our experiment of republican democracy.
Lance Simmens: “He has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.”
Lance Simmens: Leading the charge into the vast dystopian universe is a Nitwit-in-Chief whose Faustian bargain is predicated on the hedge that all hell will break loose most likely after his time is up on Earth.
Lance Simmens: I do not pretend in the least to be a righteous practitioner of my religion but what is deeply embedded in me is the very basic Christian concept of acceptance of others as members of the human family.