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the silver lining in this shit storm

May 29, 2017

All we really know about Trump so far is that he can read at a sixth-grade level and tweet at a third-grade level.  His deal-making is so bad the GOP had to play like it done a good thing  by passing a terrible health bill that will soon meet the Senate’s Death Panel.

His high water mark, apparently, is getting Gorsuch into SCOTUS.  But Gorsuch replaced Antonin Scalia, and will probably be more moderate.  Aging Orange has accomplished one impressive feat, though: when he said he fired Comey for being mean to Hilary, he made satire irrelevant.  Briefly.

No matter.  Slip into something comfortable, secure plenty of fluids, and do a Popeye’s run, because the Ringling Brothers did not, in fact, close down.  The circus has moved into the Oval Office.

It’s almost an embarrassment of riches to see Donnie try to tread water in a sea of leaks.  I hope I’m stopping short of schadenfreude here.  But –Jeez Christ!– this guy is only looking out for a handful of family.  And I’m not sure that even includes Eric and Tiffany.

Plus, he’s creepiest when he tries to act normal.  His True Self showed at the NATO summit when he pushed past Dusko Markovic, the Prime Minister of Montenegro, then straightened his coat a la James Bond tugging on his cufflinks.  Oh, The Donald, were that you were as authentic as 007.

So now that Trump is inundated with Evil leaks — as opposed to Wikileaks — pop some gluten-free corn and enjoy the show.  Soon in the Main Ring: James Comey being meaner to the Cheeto than he was to Hilary.

I laud the leakers.  Some of them are taking a substantial risk.  But they are watering an impressive new crop of reporters and commentators, helping to close the gender gap.

Anyhoo, the aforementioned silver lining: although Trump’s freshest antics have muscled it aside much like Prime Minister Markovic, health care is not going to away.  I mean really not going away.  Virtually all the opinion articles I read about it, left and right, agree that the U.S. needs a comprehensive national health policy.  Obamacare, with all its faults, laid the groundwork for that.

There’s no going back.  Not even the Mad Yam can stop it.




One Comment
  1. May 29, 2017 6:58 pm

    mad yam. that’s pretty good.. i may have to use that to break up using cheeto..

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