Government

Bloomberg Tests The Waters

Michael Bloomberg stuck his toe in the 2020 waters. Is he concerned about the center of the party, about Biden’s sinking fortunes, about the hard left threatening to sink the ship?

Donald Trump is still a powerful force in electoral college politics. He may lose by six million popular votes, but he could weasel out a win in the electoral college. Imagine four more years of conman bull-sh*t. Invest in antacids and liquor stores if this comes true.

Bloomberg is solid center of the road, democrat-style, and that soothes the undecided. No medicare for all. No nanny-state socialism. But no hard turn to the left either. One wonders what the difference will be. It will be steady leadership, not rule by whimsy. That is how he will sell himself, a younger more balanced leader.

Sondland Sings

“Quid Pro Quo? I am so sorry. I thought you said Squid Pro Quo! I can categorically state that there was no discussion about trading squid for dirt on the Bidens. “

Gordon Sondland is a wealthy contributor to Donald Trump, a solid Republican, Ambassador to the EU, and no fool. When he began to get involved in the Trump dealings, he assumed that whatever was happening was no big deal, and that he could play this right along with the boss. So, what suddenly changed his mind?

It could be that he has skin in the game, that he did not realize the gravity of the situation he was in, and was not willing to take one for Donny. He has seen what comes of men who do.

Two Little Warriors

Rand Paul has succumbed to the same disease as Lindsey Graham, a collapse of morals in the face of The Donald, a melting away of all the libertarian jive, the Ayn Randian individualism, the curly-haired rebel of the Senate. He now crawls on his belly to the beast, in the hopes that said beast will allow him yet another term in office. He plays the whistleblower card like Donny tells him, and stands before the public, his master looking on approvingly, but not like Gary Cooper, no, not even close. This is Ellsworth Toohey, leading the conservative mediocrity to perdition.

Likewise chicken hawk Lindsey, ‘Little Lindsey’ as Donny so often referred to him on the campaign trail, once all piss and vinegar about matters military, now just another weenie in the Senate bowing to his master. The strong man is now Rudy the second, making foolish claims about nothing, to please his new BFF.

We are watching men lower themselves to the level of Donald Trump. It is sad, and it is embarrassing.

Sure, they talk tough, and fold on demand. They play games with the press, making comments about how they disagree with the President on this or that, but when the rubber hits the road, they are the wheels on the shiny red Trump wagon.

What caused this betrayal of everything they both held sacred? Math. It does not matter how well you are loved in your district. Donny firmly holds his dirty thirty percent, and without them, there is no way to win. Alienate them and they will primary you, hate you, or worse, just not vote for you.

This is the quandary Republicans face right now. They only need to piss off one man, and the future becomes exceedingly bleak for them. And they are all in this together, and all in this alone. They face the President as individuals, and there is no way to band together and fight him. They may play as a team, but each one stands at the plate alone. Even the two little warriors, who war no more.

The New Innocence

Republicans have put forth all manner of nonsense to defend President Donald J. Trump from the allegation that he did exactly what he said he did in his own transcript. They have no fallen to the worst excuse imaginable: The President did not succeed, in which case, he must be innocent.

This follows the failed ‘process argument’, in which it was argued that no matter what the President said in the transcript, Democrats were not giving enough light to the closed testimony in the SCIF room, which they painted as a sort of star chamber run by the worst of the worst, Adam Schiff, a man known to use Spanish Inquisition tactics when interrogating hapless witnesses. It did not matter that Republicans were also in the room, that everyone was given time to question each witness, and that the closed door sessions would be followed by full disclosure in the House. No, valiant Republicans like Matt Gaetz stormed the room, demanding what we are not sure, with the exception of a good media moment.

What could be more ridiculous? Insisting that failure to commit a crime makes the President innocent. That ignorance of the law is not a crime anymore. That is was a little, insignificant crime, not worthy of impeachment. Ever heard of venal sins?

Trail lawyers should be giddy. You drove drunk and no one was hurt? Innocent. You shot at your wife and missed? Innocent. You tried to influence a foreign nation to find dirt on your opponent? No dirt was found? Innocent.

“Your honor, my client did not know it was a crime, and anyhow, he didn’t succeed.”

Never Speak Truth To Power

‘Sick Mick’ Mulvaney knows how to navigate the corridors of power in the White House; don’t tell the boss anything he doesn’t want to hear.

When it comes to North Korea, don’t mention that Kim Jung Il is a snake from the same murderous line that spawned his father and grandfather. Don’t bring up the fact that Dear Leader is the biggest mass murderer of North Koreans, that he lies to everyone who tries to negotiate with him, and that he is playing the President like a cheap fiddle.

Don’t let him know that people flooding our borders will only get worse unless we start working with the governments of South America to stop the gang wars and help the people, or that most of the immigrants are not murdering drug mules, but people trying to escape the madness with their families.

Don’t tell him that NATO has kept a delicate balance and prevented war in Europe, and that you don’t treat your allies like dirt.

Don’t tell him that Vladimir Putin is a common thug, running a corrupt country with the same tactics any dictator would use.

Don’t tell him his electoral victory was not a mandate, that he never won the popular vote, and that he won only by lying to his base.

Good job, Mick. Traditional wisdom holds that speaking truth to power is the best way to help a leader.

Liz Cheney poised for ascent into Republican leadership 

Democrats breathed a sigh of relief when it was learned that Liz Cheney wants to be a leader of the House GOP.

“I’ve got a hunting dog who has better leadership skills. And the dog can fetch!”, said one Democrat.

:-)

From The Houston Chronicle

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Liz Cheney has had a quiet first term as congresswoman, but that’s about to change. She’s seeking a House Republican leadership post that’s key to her party’s strategy against next year’s Democratic majority.If she succeeds, Cheney will be the only woman in House Republican leadership – and follow in the footsteps of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, who won the same post more than 30 years ago.She is seeking the position of GOP conference chair, which would put her at the forefront of the House GOP’s communications strategy when Democrats take over the chamber in January. House Republicans are looking for a more forceful approach to communications.

Source: Liz Cheney poised for ascent into Republican leadership – Houston Chronicle

Time To Change Tactics When Dealing With Donny

Enough already

We see Donald Trump on every news broadcast, on every news channel, on every paper, on every web site. The strategy the press has adopted is to inundate the airwaves with the face of the Donald, in the hopes that this will convince the masses that this man is a lunatic.

It is not working

When some narcissistic moron jumps on the field in a major league game, sports news won’t even show the ass-clown any more. They shoot the stands and wait for play to resume. It’s a good tactic, and it will work on Donny.

Don’t show his face, no matter how ridiculous he acts. If he lies, repeat the lie and then say why it is a lie.

Don’t interview him

Or Sarah. Or Kellyanne. Or any talking head in the administration. Quote them, refute them, and move on.

No more 24/7 attention

It will drive Donald Trump mad. He thrives on the attention and if you give him none, if you just recall his lies and buffoonery without ever showing his face, he will not know how to respond.

Don’t cover his campaign speeches live

Just report what he said that was untrue.

Change tactics

Time for the press to control the news. Time for Donny to be shunned.

Trump forces himself on grieving city that doesn’t want him https://t.co/OuUp2P55V0— #TheResistance (@SocialPowerOne1) October 30, 2018

Source: (*) Twitter

Liars And Fake News

Some already giving in to temptation to react to this terror attack by either assigning blame for or rationalizing it. No sane or well intentioned person,no matter how partisan,would do this. It’s either the work of a demented person or terror aimed at further dividing America.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 24, 2018

Source: TweetDeck

The conservative mensa crowd has responded to the MAGA-bomber with ridiculous arguments that Donald Trump is not the problem; liberals are. That the lunatics who paste pictures of the Donny on their vans are not the responsibility of the President, just like gun deaths are not the fault of aggressive marketing of guns to ‘protect your family’, or that heroin is the root cause of an epidemic of drug deaths that Big Pharma had nothing to do with. What bullshit.

When German Nazis went on a rampage destroying Synagogues, it was the result of the murder of a German by a Jewish refugee. It was called Kristallnacht. Adolf Hitler did not instigate the pogrom. Which is complete bull. Of course he was far guiltier than anyone.

After years of blaming the near starvation of the German people on Jewish bankers, building hate against them using lie after lie, rally after rally, the riot against Jews across Germany was certainly as much his fault as any other cause.

The blood-sucking Jews have been replaced in America with thousands of criminals invading our southern border. The terrorists are now Muslim. It is the same playbook, just different bad guys.

DOJ and LBGT don’t mix too well.

Does Donny hate the things that fascinate him the most? Clean freaks ogling at dirty homeless people? And oh, those golden showers.
It is not uncommon. It is why the pastor has to confess sleeping with the church organist. Sure you love the sinner, but God, what a wonderful sin!
We think that this is partly the reason why Donny hates some attractive young female reporters who blister him in stories. He wants them. They hate him. Often, you desire most the thing you cannot have.
Perhaps a fascination with men who dress like women is one of those deep dark secrets that excite the Donny. And Jeff Sessions too! We are sure Mike Pence had a say in this. He-She’s might be the biggest lure of all. :-)