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November 19, 2016

So the viability of the Trump administration lasted about ten days.  For a day or two after his election, he mouthed the Kellyanne Conway-scripted platitudes that all presidential victors are obliged to say, or they’ll have to explain themselves to God later.

Now the Cheeto (thanks, wkmtca) is announcing more white guys to join him and homophobic Mike Pence, and some of them are troubling.  Mike Pompeo, who got the nod to direct the CIA, is a Tea Party member in the pocket of the Koch Brothers.  Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for Attorney General, has a spotty civil rights record.  Michael Flynn will be director of the NSA.  He was forced out of the directorship of the DIA due to his combative management style, and he doesn’t consider Islam a religion.

But beyond that, Trump was in vintage mode today bitching about Pence’s reception last night at Hamilton.  True, Pence was jeered as he took his seat, but he was also cheered.  After the performance, the cast thanked him for attending and asked the audience not to boo.

Then actor Brandon Victor Dixon expressed a concern that the new administration would not protect the “diverse America” on the stage and urged Pence to “work on behalf of all of us”.  That, to the Cheeto, was harassment, “very rude”.  He demanded an apology.  Newt Gingrich, because he’s Newt Gingrich, piled on.  He perceived the “arrogance and hostility” of the cast as “a reminder that the left still fights”.

And how weird is it that the new leader of the Party of Lincoln also tweeted “The Theater must always be a safe and special place.”?

  1. November 21, 2016 9:00 am

    Allen, did you really have any expectations for him to operate any differently? The Orange Foolius is our worst nightmare come true and will continue to prove that he is unfit to be president. All his cabinet picks will reflect that. If my mom was not 84 years old and needing me to care for her, I would already be in Canada with you. I am grateful that Jim Mathis did not live to see these days. You & Jude are so fortunate to have escaped what the U.S. has become. Maybe it has always been like this underneath a thin veneer of civility but everyone now feels enabled and empowered by Trump to express the ugliest side of their natures.

    • November 21, 2016 2:40 pm

      Not really, but we have to live in hope, Dorabee. And that hope is: Trump will continue to bog down in his unique ethical problems until his high-fat McDonald’s diet calls him home to the celestial Golden Arches. I thought of Jim more than usual November 10th and 11th. He’d be cussing more than usual if he was still here.

  2. Gordon permalink
    November 21, 2016 11:41 am

    I can see a lot of White House movie nights in the future of the new Administration. Movies don’t talk back.

    • November 21, 2016 2:24 pm

      Do you think there’s any chance he’d watch “Brazil”?

  3. November 23, 2016 6:48 pm

    Enjoyed your post and the comments. I would say that I am a bit scared of how this is going to turn out. My daddy always to trust my gut. My gut says…. Things are going to be bad….

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