Trumpty Dumpty is speaking to a gathering of sheriffs from across the country. I’ve got the sound muted. Can’t take much more of his blather, wondering whether he understands what he’s saying or is delusional.
Let’s risk turning on the sound for just a bit to see what Prez Dumpty is saying right now…..
Ready? Okay, here we go. Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States-
“….and you know it and I know it, and you have been unhappy for a very long time, and I can read polls, probably better than anybody….”
Fine. Enough of that. I think he might be channeling an old Dave Mason song. Anyway, how many times does this guy think he has to tell us that he’s better than everybody else? At almost everything.
It’s been suggested by psychotherapist John D. Gartner, that President Dumpty suffers from “malignant narcissism.” I dunno. Maybe. All I do know is that you hit a point where it no longer matters whether he is deluded or intentionally lying. You just don’t want to listen to what’s coming out of his mouth anymore. It’s too exhausting.
The most recent legitimate fear about the Dumpster, is that he is creating an atmosphere of chaos when there is no reason for it. How will he act and what will he do if the country is attacked again? How will he react to a macho, nose-to-nose standoff with King Vladimir of Putin? Will he drag us down into nuclear brinksmanship with the naked Russian bear?
We should all be very afraid. Instead, Mitch McConnell, emotionless political worm of the right, is hard at it in the Senate, forcing Elizabeth Warren to stop talking during a confirmation hearing and take her seat. In short, she was told to shut up and sit down. The argument McConnell makes, is outlined in a Senate rule stating that one sitting Senator may not impugn another sitting Senator. Oh really? So you can say only good things about other senators, even during confirmation hearings? Kind of makes the process irrelevant, doesn’t it?
Interesting that this same rule was not invoked when Ted Cruz called Mitch McConnell “a liar” in the Senate in July of 2015.
Beyond that, McConnell, treating Warren like a woman who needed to be shushed, should infuriate thinking Americans, as McConnell and his Republican cronies just stripped away Senator Warren’s First Amendment rights and they did it on the floor of the United States Senate. Then again, perhaps Mitch McConnell is less hesitant to get tough with a woman as opposed to another man?
And on MSNBC, the Dumpster continues. Let’s listen in for just a moment. Maybe he has something good to say? Something that will help Americans pull together, their shoulders at the wheel of democracy? Here again, the President of the United States-
“So many of the problems are caused by gang members, many of whom are not legally in our country…..Terrorism a tremendous threat….far greater than people in our country understand….but we’re gonna take care of it….we’re gonna take care of it folks.”
He finished by talking about what “great people” the “cops of America” are. Of course he did. He’s going to need them in his corner for crowd control as the chaos he is creating will lead only to more demonstrations as he continues apparently imagining something to be true, not because it is grounded in fact, but because it’s coming from his mouth – while in his brain, thousands of Muslims stand shoulder to shoulder in New Jersey, cheering as the twin towers come crashing down and our political system is corrupted by millions of dead voters while the “phony media” fails to report on terrorist attacks and Mexican rapists pour over our southern border as President Dumpty recalls his inauguration and what he said were “the biggest crowds in the history of inaugural speeches”.
And in the Senate, Elizabeth Warren, American patriot and Harvard scholar stands rebuked, demeaned and humiliated by a far lesser person and is not allowed to speak. She has been banned from speaking further during the confirmation hearing of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions of Alabama. Her terrible infraction was reading the contents of a letter written by the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King.
And out here in the hinterlands, beyond the great political bubble, we continue watching, fearing for the future of the Republic in a world beset by alternative facts, waiting for the campaign to stop and the governing to begin. Wondering when President Dumpty, will take his great fall. And when he does, whether things might not be even more frightening with Mike Pence in the White House. Although at this point, that hardly seems possible.