We Will Not Be De-Turd!
Posted February 8, 2017on:
Are we there yet? It has been a dizzying 64 years of the Trump presidency. Eh? What’s that you say? It’s only been 3 weeks? Are you sure? I feel like I’ve aged 64 years. There’s certainly been enough nonsense to fill 64 years (give or take a dozen) Presidencies. Drumpf keeps issuing executive orders. Though we are still primarily only talking about the Radical Moose. Lamb. one. And rightfully so. As the case snakes its way through the court system, likely to end up before the Supreme Court, Democrats are gearing up for a fight over Trump’s SCOTUS pick. Chuck Schumer met with the judge and former model Gorsuch and came out of the meeting unimpressed.
Schumer said he pressed Gorsuch, whom President Donald Trump nominated last week, about hot button legal and constitutional issues that are related to the new President. For instance, Schumer asked about a Muslim ban, the Emoluments Clause, voter fraud allegations and whether Gorsuch agreed with conservative lawyers who have said some of the President’s executive orders have gone too far.
“But the judge today avoided answers like the plague. This President is testing fundamental underpinnings of our democracy and its institutions. These times deserve answers and Judge Gorsuch did not provide them. I have serious, serious concerns about this nominee,” Schumer told reporters after the nearly hour-long meeting in his Capitol office.
(Ok, I was only stating an alternative fact about Gorsuch being a former model. He was only a foot model and those aren’t important.) One hopes Democrats do everything they can to stop Gorsuch’s appointment to the Court. It looks like they are gearing up for this fight. They lost the Betsy DeVos battle, but it’s important to note they did get 2 Republicans to vote against one of the stupidest and least qualified people to ever have a cabinet position (and that is a very high bar!!!)
Speaking of unqualified, poor Sean Spicer, the gum chewing zombie/vampire Trump hired as his press secretary against his own wishes, might soon be looking for work. It was Priebus who convinced Trump to hire Spicer, vouching for him. Unfortunately for the hapless, unhinged and barely qualified Spicer he has to work for Trump, which means going out every day and explaining the unexplainable and lying to the press. Trump watches his press conferences and then summons him to get yelled at for being a failure. No wonder poor Spicer looks like a zombie. And after the lacerating SNL skit in which Spicer was portrayed by Melissa McCarthy, it seems as if Spicer’s career in the White House might soon be coming to an end. Politico reported that Trump was livid, not by the portrayal of Spicer as a raving, lying lunatic, but by the fact that Spicer was portrayed by a female.
More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him. And the unflattering send-up by a female comedian was not considered helpful for Spicer’s longevity in the grueling, high-profile job in which he has struggled to strike the right balance between representing an administration that considers the media the “opposition party,” and developing a functional relationship with the press.
“Trump doesn’t like his people to look weak,” added a top Trump donor.
Publicly, Spicer himself tried to downplay the skit, saying only that McCarthy might want to tone it down a bit. But the remarkable thing about McCarthy’s performance is that… well, it really wasn’t all that exaggerated. Spicer’s screaming rambling ravings from the podium were delivered by McCarthy as they are. That’s what makes the skit not only
incredible comedy, but has taken on a life beyond SNL, and has potentially ended Spicer’s career in the administration. Mockery is hard to fight against. Every time Spicer walks out to the podium, every journalist in the room is going to see McCarthy trying to attack a journalist with the podium, or holding a turd. For those who read the “Harry
Potter” books remember that the weapon against a Bogart is laughter. Trump and his entire administration are our Bogarts – and they detest and fear laughter.
This is an open thread. Please note I will be away most of the day today, attending a funeral of a friend’s grandfather.
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