While We Were Watching the Show
August 2, 2017
Sure, it’s been a little crazy lately. The big thing, I guess, was that Trump, not Junior, wrote the famous, bullshit, statement about that messy Russian meeting – nice. Let’s see, the Mueller team hired another lawyer, a foreign bribery specialist – cool. Then, the Donald called the White House a dump – the king of tacky strikes again. Then, Trump appointed a Wall Street wolf to regulate Wall street and the Mooch left the building – boom. Plus, Trump hired a retired General to bring discipline to his staff, tee-hee. And, we found out Fox News publishes fake stories (not sure why this is news). Finally, we got conformation of something I’ve always suspected, Trump cheats at golf.
But while we were focusing on the Donald’s latest Tweet convulsions, the Senate quietly confirmed Christopher Wray as FBI director. The vote was 92 to 5 with only three Democrats not voting for conformation: G’brand, Warren and Franken, who didn’t vote. All the other Democratic senators voted for Trump’s first pick. Why?
The new FBI guy, Christopher Wray, is a lawyer who’s spent his private practice time defending white collar cases and was Chris Christie lawyer in the “Bridgegate” scandal. (I’m gonna call that strike against.) On the other hand, he has government experience. Wray was assistant AG, criminal division, under GW Bush. So, perhaps the Dems figured good-enough and voted for him, just grateful the Donald didn’t send them the CEO of National Inquirer or Bernie Madoff.
Or maybe they’re a bunch of sniveling cowards.
Remember back, at the start of this show, when the Dems told us they’d resist, obstruct and fight Trump at every turn? Yeah, thought it was bullshit back then – not because they don’t want to do it, but because don’t have the chops.
In a reverse situation, the Republicans wouldn’t hesitate to block a nomination this controversial for as long as they could. They’d, paint it red, white and blue, and drag it out in front of every camera they could find – screaming, “Scandal!” the whole time. In short, they turn the nomination into a disruption.
But not the timid Dems. They lack the backbone and don’t want to fight and lose. Yeah, and they would have lost a fight over Wray’s appointment, but, sometimes, it’s about the fight – not the win. Plus, disruption of the Trump regime is, in itself, good. Chaos is in this summer season – bring a little of your own, join the party.
Over these last two-hundred-sixty-seven post-election days the Democratic establishment has been about as helpful as a Trump University education. Hence, the republic feels it’s probably more important to replace legacy Democrats with progressives than Republicans with sniveling cowards.