Liz Cheney is fully gone, at the very least from Congress. Her bid for re-election was thwarted in Wyoming by way of a Republican candidate whose lips are permanently sewn onto Donald Trump’s backside making her section of an all-too-real human centipede.
Nonetheless it remains to be observed whether striking down Cheney destroys her, or makes her stronger than we are able to imagine.
That is right: For some who swear the old Republican Party still exists, she actually is their Obi-Wan, struck down by the minions of Darth Trump.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden has delivered again this week, but he’ll never obtain the credit to make the Kessel Run within 12 parsecs. Each time Biden does something of note, he’ll crow for one hour and someone in the household boils down with COVID or someone on his communications team fumbles the ball, and we’re back again to square one. Biden has already established more victories in Congress than Trump, and contains presided over a country in peril with the countenance of a stoic scholar and the intestinal fortitude of a grunt crawling up Normandy Beach on D-Day. Yet his poll numbers remain incredibly low.
Watching his administration stumble through the minefield of the incredibly obtuse media landscape is similar to watching “The Bad News Bears” on acid yet, due to the horrifying nature of Trump and his troglodyte zombies, there’s hope for a fresh Republic.
Significantly less than three months prior to the midterm elections, the Democrats involve some renewed energy, despite the fact that the majority of the conversation continues to be about Donald Trump. That is entirely by Trump’s design. He craves attention and can’t get enough of it, good, bad or generally extremely ugly. For individuals who remain worried about the threat he continues to represent to the ideals of our democracy, concern concerning this attention is understandable. We want him to disappear completely.
But just like the drunken uncle at a neighborhood barbecue who exposes himself and vomits on the grill after downing way too many beers, Trump is way better at creating a mess than at disappearing.
With regards to those at the barbecue who still believe Trump to become a savior, rather than a menace or perhaps a nuisance, you need to wonder if they’ll ever realize why hw is really a mockery of the machine and not the main one preserving it.
For the Christians in our midst, you can indicate the Ten Commandments and, with a number of salient facts, create a scorecard showing that Trump has broken those commandments more prolifically than any American politician of the century or the final one. That wont be adequate. It never has been. The Christians still love him he’s doing their bidding. They’ll never budge.
Still, there’s been some movement, and an increasing number of people, including Fox News celebrity Laura Ingraham, say that America is “prepared to turn the page on Trump,” believing the Don’s con is past its prime. At this stage, those who do not get it are mocked and ridiculed by those that do, even though some people prefer another approach.
I would like to know why you do not see. I wish to know very well what it could take that you can believe differently. How could it be a rich man will be able to easier manipulate the criminal justice system than your average Midwest family farmer or inner-city homeless person and just why can you support that? I confess that I’m still interested in why exactly people feel so drawn to a full time income cancer.
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If we have been a classic nation of laws, then your justice system must work equally well for everybody. Everybody knows it have not done so for a long period. But Donald Trump has placed into stark relief the divide between those that wield power and the ones who’ve no power. He not merely openly mocks the machine and cheers his capability to avoid responsibility, but he’s got in a few circles successfully deflected his sins and placed the blame on those that investigate and oppose him.
Trump isn’t upset as the Justice Department is being conducted a witch hunt. He’s upset as the Justice Department isn’t treating him with the deference he believes his social and economic position entitles him to. Viewed a proven way, Donald Trump receives true justice. Viewed another way (at the very least by some on the left), the continuing investigation is merely the rich and powerful turning by themselves, which explains why some believe he’ll never be taken to justice: The rich and powerful simply won’t allow it.
Nevertheless, you a lot more complicated. The investigation against Donald Trump may be the ultimate test of the maxim that nobody is above regulations. It really is why the investigation must continue, and can ultimately result in the initial state and/or federal indictment of a former president at the very least in accordance with former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
Trump’s try to parlay with Merrick Garland was only a veiled threat from the man already regarded as ready to turn to violence to accomplish his ends.
He isn’t the only person who sees the writing on the wall. Trump can easily see it too, and cryptically tried to get hold of Attorney General Merrick Garland recently to negotiate a truce, claiming he didn’t want something bad to occur to the country. In the event that’s truly the case, Trump should head into Garland’s office and sign a confession concerning his many crimes contrary to the state and its own people.
But that may never happen. Trump’s try to parlay with Garland was only a veiled threat from the man already regarded as ready to turn to violence to accomplish his ends. Following the FBI served a search warrant on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property recently and found classified documents that Trump had previously claimed weren’t there, it is possible to bet Don is steamed.
It didn’t stop him from utilizing the raid to improve funds so we also understand that some portion of the Donald loved the chance to bleed his supporters a bit more. But what really worries Trump may be the question: “Who snitched?” Who broke the Cosa Nostra oath of omert?
Cohen and Mary Trump, the niece of his former boss, end up in agreement this week about who tipped off the government. Both have said publicly they believe it to be Jared Kushner.
Nonetheless it isn’t who tipped off the federal government, no doubt to conserve their very own skin, that matters, though that’s without doubt driving Trump crazier than Vecna of “Stranger Things” mainlining fear and regret. Furthermore important is why Trump had classified documents stashed at Mar-a-Lago, after having a lawyer tell the DOJ in June he had no such documents.
Knowing Trump’s previously documented propensity to utilize whatever he is able to to his advantage, you have to wonder if the documents he kept appeared to offer possible profit, possible leverage or both. Everybody knows just how of Trump’s madness; if he thinks something can benefit him, he then will grasp it tightly and utilize it at his whim.
But Trump does not have any overriding big plan, rather than did. It certainly is been about survival by the seat of his pants, every single day, for life. His life is riddled with and dominated by fear; worries of loneliness, while alone along with his innermost demons and doing struggle with a global he dislike and doesn’t understand. Hence his have to make everybody else fearful. He doesn’t desire to be alone. His status and privilege have given him an immense capability to affect others, which he does to match his needs. If they were what of a six-year-old, we’d tolerate the behavior while attempting to correct it prior to the child matures to be another Donald Trump.
Trump’s insufficient parenting is, now unfortunately, an issue for all those proving once more that the privilege afforded the abundant with this country is really a bitter poison that people all find yourself needing to swallow.
In Trump’s case, the spoiled-rotten little shit is continuing to grow up to not merely break every commandment but to become pestilence, the seven deadly sins sprung alive in a single morbidly obese and moribund robber baron.
Once you think about Trump, think about Jabba the Hutt, but without Jabba’s more endearing qualities.
George Conway likened Trump to a self-loathing and denying Cookie Monster this week, and he’s not definately not wrong. The temptation to lampoon such moronic behavior is powerful and, moreover, accurate.
But also for those that still believe, the criticism falls on deaf ears. So again I inquire further: The facts that draws one to Donald Trump? He constantly demonstrates not Christian actions. Still, many conservative Christians openly mock the initial Commandment in worshiping him. He’s not poor, yet you can find the indegent who support him against their very own self-interest. Exactly the same applies to some members of the LBGTQ+ community along with women and minorities.
As increasingly more evidence falls into place, it becomes clearer than ever before that Trump is really a master of pride, greed, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony and sloth. He could be a turgid garbage can of fear, always away from home & most fearful to be caught and left alone from the limelight. Mary Trump has said on several occasions that when Donald Trump were left in an area alone he’d vanish. She’s not wrong either.
You will see no Trump “Civil War.” All we saw was six overfed protesters outside Mar-a-Lago: fans of mac & cheese, Ron DeSantis and the Confederate flag.
I’ve often said that the very best fate for Trump is always to turn into a blip in the street, forgotten by history, his name excised from public consciousness. But that’s folly. Trump will gain an even of infamy because of his unique criminality that may, in a few sense, give him the general public recognition he so desperately craves. He’ll, unfortunately, be remembered by history, only if very much the same as Benedict Arnold (or even more so), and that may ultimately be OK with Trump, because he so desperately must be remembered.
By the end of your day, whether he could be praised or debased, he’ll end up like Jack Sparrow: “You have heard about me.” Sparrow, however, was a fictional parody. Trump is bad parody, made real.
With Cheney’s ouster in Wyoming losing her seat to a Trump acolyte by 37 points the bad parody continues. For as soon as, Donald Trump can cheer as he continues to grip the remnants of the Republican Party in his pudgy little fist, such as a toddler who holds onto a chocolate bar until it melts. It’s messy, it’s sticky and ultimately it’s gone.
Donald Trump wished for Cheney’s downfall and actively plotted it, despite the fact that she sided with him in Congress a lot more than 90% of that time period. Trump must be careful what he wishes for, because Cheney, who’s now eyeing a run for the presidency in 2024, could possibly be more devastating as a GOP outsider than Trump can fathom.
Needless to say Trump continues to trust he controls the Republican Party, and that those that don’t follow him could be threatened, browbeaten and, if necessary, physically beaten. By God, in accordance with Trump, you will have “Civil War.”
Bullshit. You will see no Trump Civil War.
You will see sporadic outbreaks of violence. But if there is going to be considered a civil war, following the Mar-a-Lago search we’d have observed protests and riots beyond your White House and the Capitol. Instead, there have been a six protesters outside Mar-a-Lago, a lot of them overfed locals who worship mac and cheese and Ron DeSantis and own a minumum of one Confederate flag, perhaps tattooed in public areas or private places on the body.
That’s what’s left of the Trump legions: Individuals who wear thongs and so are mocked on social media marketing when they head to Walmart.
It’s still a scam and when you do not obtain it, you’re still the mark.
But make no mistake: Donald Trump cannot win. While his dwindling cadre of sycophants believe he is able to, an increasing number of Americans perceive the reality.
As Elvis Costello told us, Yesterday’s news is tomorrow’s fish ‘n’ chips paper. Or, if you like the Star Wars treatment, Donald Trump isn’t Obi-Wan. He’s just Darth Maul. He looks scary, right around as soon as he gets cut in two.