Just when you think it’s all whacked out, the Trump Administration keeps getting whackier. It’s beginning to feel like one of those old Looney Tunes cartoons, with one crackpot character chasing another around the room smashing him over the head with a giant mallet while screaming, “Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo!” That’s the Trump Administration. Every day there’s some new crackpot revelation. “Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo!”
The latest nutso move is that Mr. Donald has appointed his son-in-law, a 36 year-old rich kid from Manhattan, to lead “The Office of American Innovation.” According to the Washington Post, “The 36-year-old former real estate and media executive will continue to wear many hats, driving foreign and domestic policy as well as decisions on presidential personnel. He also is a shadow diplomat, serving as Trump’s lead adviser on relations with China, Mexico, Canada and the Middle East.” Part of his role as key adviser on Mexico will apparently be overseeing construction of his daddy-in-law’s Mexican border wall. So President Kushner, will be charged with reorganizing the Federal Government while big daddy golfs at Mara-la-go. Oh, that’ll be exciting. “Woo-hoo!”
Oh yes, the rich kid from Manhattan will understand and empathize with the financial woes of middle America and the needs of the elderly and the rural poor. He will fix our inner-cities based upon his broad base of knowledge gained from first hand experience. Jared rules! “Woo-hoo!”
Do you suppose the old man is dumping all this on the kid so that he’ll have someone to blame when it all falls to pieces like the healthcare bill?
Bad enough that an ongoing undercover agent for the trump transition team Devin (Woo-hoo!) Nunes, has all but shut down the House inquiry into Russian interference in the last election, canceling what was to be an open hearing scheduled for today (“Woo-hoo!) so that the American people might at least get some idea of what the hell is going on as everything seems to keep pointing back at the Russians.
Question: Where are the Democrats? What are the Democrats? Are they, as Garrison Keillor has suggested, “out in the woods bumping into trees?” They should be mad as hell and screaming their lungs out, demanding that Nunes be immediately removed as Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. They should be angry as hell, infuriated as they push back with all they have for a Special Prosecutor to look into Russian influence peddling (control) of our executive branch to be followed by a 9-11 style commission to determine what actually happened so as to prevent it from happening again.
The Democrats, are being far to civil about all of this. They are far too nice. Waaaay too mice. Er…nice. Sorry about the slip. Donald J. Trump, who is apparently tired of being President, is turning over the reigns of his office to his son-in-law. Another silver spoon in his mouth kid, with no real experience in politics or government who is now being told to come up with a plan to reorganize the American Government? “Woo-hoo” everybody!
The other night one of Bill Maher’s guests said it best, when he compared these contemporary Republicans to Hamas. Hamas, will not recognize Israel and the Republicans have no interest in compromise for mutual benefit. These are base, primal and utterly greedy people. The only thing they understand is being hit back harder than they are hitting you. It is the only way to make them stop as we sink deeper and deeper into what has become a daily dose of madness. What’s next? Waking up to hear that the Donald has set aside the Constitution, because it isn’t businesslike enough for him? Who’ll stop him? The Victorian ladies and gentlemen of the Democratic Party?
Dear Democrats. An investigation into Russian influence has been shut down by one congressman, apparently on the orders of the White House. A move is underway to dismantle our nation. We don’t know that Russian influence is not involved. At the same time a 36 year-old kid with known business ties to Russia and little or no other government experience has been told to draw up a plan for reorganizing the government. Steve Bannon, a key adviser to the President, who is apparently a fan of Vladimir Lenin, has admitted he has a plan for the deconstruction “of the administrative state.”
Shot through all of this is the utterly undeniable fact that Donald J. Trump has yet to condemn Vladimir Putin and his autocratic Russian oligarchy for hacking into our electoral process. Much to the contrary, President Trump has had almost nothing but praise for Putin and his Russian dictatorship. At times it feels as though Trump is part of the Putin team.
Those who voted for Trump and who continue to support him, obviously had no idea what they were getting us into. There now appears to be a very basic question of Democracy vs. Oligarchy, or maybe even war between the United States and the Russian Mafia. Admitting this to ourselves may be necessary to preserve our way of life.
This is no longer funny or even interesting. This has gone way beyond anything resembling business as usual. This is (or should be) scaring the hell out of people. It is time for you to get tough. Teddy Kennedy tough. Ike Eisenhower tough. FDR tough.
The ship is going down. Stop rearranging deck chairs and start bailing.