February 14, 2017
Well, we’ve endured ninety-eight long days since Russia selected the Donald as our alternative leader and, finally, the wisdom of Putin’s choice has become suspect. Is it possible that Vladimir made a mistake and bet on the wrong horse? Trump, certainly, looked good – he had both business and personal associations with Russia and needed money. And let’s face it, the fact that Trump is easily manipulated with flattery can be very appealing to any buyer.
Just like any other Trump supporter, Putin had every reason to think the Donald was a good investment – he seemed sympathetic and the price was right. But, like every other supporter, Vladimir didn’t see that the Donald’s apparent insanity was not a public persona, but, instead, an actual illness. And now that lack of foresight has cost Putin his first American general.
Michael Flynn’s resignation from the National Security Adviser post was a sad loss for Putin and the Russian people. And so unnecessary. Had the Trump team just coordinated their alternative facts, decided upon a remotely plausible story, they could have held off attention long enough to make the whole thing go away – disappear into the wake of the next shit storm.
But, no. Trump was busy tweeting spring fashion prognostications and his staff was at Mar-a-Lago discussing the North Korean rocket launch while an adoring public looked on. Poor Mike Flynn’s needs were lost in the confusion. Crazy, hey?
At least our congress is on damage control, and plans to get Flynn to a safe place by doing what congress does best – nothing. House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced Tuesday they would not investigate what contacts Michael Flynn had with the Russian government and whether Flynn then lied about his communications.
To quote Chaffetz, “It’s taking care of itself.” I, for one, am pleased to find out treason is now a self-healing wound.
So, that leaves us with time for a quick thought on Trump’s Senior Advisor Stephen Miller: where does the Donald find these people? Miller looks like a Nazi actor from Raiders of the Lost Ark, but speaks with considerably less compassion and humanity.
The republic recognizes Stephen Miller as a male alternative Kellyanne Conway and demands the Donald send an actual human to speak to us.
In Peace and Justice.