Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Wednesday, September 5th, 2018.


Trump Gets Pwned

Trump Maladministration

I don’t know who wrote the anonymous op ed in the New York Times, but boy howdy, it sure pushed Trump over the edge.

Of course it’s not treason. It’s arguably not all that partiotic, either, but not because it’s disrespectul of The Creature. There’s nothing “patriotic” about continuing to cover The Creature’s ass. Charles Pierce:

Enough of this stuff. Stand up in the light of day and tell your stories. All of them, right from the beginning. Admit that what you’re confronting now is the end result of 40 years of conservative politics and all the government-is-the-problem malfeasance you’ve been imbibing since you were wingnuts in swaddling. The fire’s licking at your ankles at last. Come out of the cupboards, you boys and girls. None of you are heroes.

There’s a lot of guessing about who anonymous is. Lots of votes for Mike Pence, even though he doesn’t quite fit the Times’s description of a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. Pence can’t be fired, and his job can’t very well be jeaopardized.

On the other hand, Pence being an ambitious, unscrupulous weasel, he would be the one person most interested in planting the notion of getting rid of Trump via the 25th Amendment. He must realize by now that the only way he’s going to be president is if Trump is deposed first.

Otherwise, there’s nothing in the op ed that’s shockingly new. It’s all been pretty obvious, including the part about how the Administration is running on two tracks. It’s not at all unusual for the White House/Washington bureaucracy to fail to follow through on Trump’s policy announcements.

Anonymous wrote,

The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.

Charles Pierce:

Jesus H. Christ on an auto-glass ad, everybody who watched him for 11 seconds on the campaign trail figured this out. You’d have to have had the brain of a marmoset not to be convinced of this back in 19-goddamn-79. More than 60 million people voted for him anyway. You took a job with him. When the scales fall from your eyes, make sure they don’t hit you in the feet.

Anonymous:

Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.

This is self-serving crap. There is no Constitutional crisis involved in removing Trump from office via the 25th Amendment if not impeachment. Anonymous just wants to be a good party apparatchik.

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