Donald Trump isn’t used to anyone saying no to him. He doesn’t handle it well. That’s what happened yesterday when he tried to force his way into the House chamber for the SOTU, which should be rechristened SOTC. C is for chaos or clusterfuck.
Nancy Smash has no problem with saying no to a petulant president* even after a day in which the high priests of the cult of savvy decided he might have a plan. As usual, they were wrong: the Insult Comedian folded after the Speaker called his bluff. No surprise. Trump always folds but it usually doesn’t take this long.
The Kaiser of Chaos used a new word in reacting to NDP’s disinvitation:
“We just found out that she’s cancelled it. I think that’s a great blotch on the incredible country that we all love. It’s a great, great horrible mark. I don’t believe it’s ever happened before and it’s always good to be part of history but this is a very negative part of history.”
Blotch? Really, Donald? Is that the best you can do? I thought you had “all the best words” stored in your “very good brain.”
Trumpberius looked deflated as he made those incoherent comments. Once again, he’s been outmaneuvered by the wily speaker. His fragile ego has a hard time dealing with so much losing, especially at the hands of a skirt. The *real* author of The Art of the Deal nailed it on the tweeter tube:
I have never seen Trump so utterly flummoxed and outgunned as he is by Nancy Pelosi. He seems both awed and cowed by her and it is turning her into a bigger powerhouse than she already was. Fun to watch.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) January 24, 2019
Remember when people on the hard left and squishy right of the Democratic party wanted Nancy Smash to step aside? We’re not hearing much from them right now.
A day after his SOTU cave, the Insult Comedian floated a new slogan:
This is so stupid and simplistic that I’ll let his co-author dispatch him again:
One key to Trump is that he has no core beliefs or deeply held values. His wall was just a way to get elected. He holds on tenaciously to avoid feeling humiliated by Dems & criticized by his base. He is a prisoner to his neediness, with no true north to guide him.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) January 23, 2019
One of the worst things about the current hostage crisis is that stories of human suffering do not move Trump. He long ago wrote off federal employees as Democrats. He cannot even muster a scintilla of fake empathy for the havoc his wall fetish has wrought. Disorder and disruption are his specialities. That’s why I call him the Kaiser of Chaos.
There are finally signs that the Trump shutdown may be winding down. While Trump pretends not to believe the “fake polls,” they’re dire for him. It’s past time for him to fold and declare victory. There is no plan, there is no end game. It’s time for the Insult Comedian to lie his way out of this mess. It’s what he does best.
Finally, I’m fascinated by Trump’s inability to coin a nickname for Speaker Pelosi when there’s an obvious one out there. It’s inspired by the venerable hit musical No No Nanette. He could call her No No Nancy. It’s alliterative as all get-out. Of course, the president* hates being told no, so it’s a non-starter for him but I may add it to my nickname arsenal. It’s not as smashing as Nancy Smash but it fits the times we live in, no?
The last word goes to Ringo:
2 thoughts on “America Held Hostage Day 34”
Be honest, did we know that Pelosi would be this tough, considering her soft record against Bush and Chaney? I didn’t. And I applaud her for her leadership and her stand. If she lets Trump win, she turns a sitting duck president into an all-powerful one. The stakes couldn’t be higher for the nation.
Democratic politics for 50 plus years been about fighting a rear guard action against fascism, once the fascists exiled themselves after the passage of the Civil Rights bills. Oh sure, I’d be all for a ‘progressive’ Democratic leadership just like the other 10% of white American males but I’m a realist. Even more so because politics is always a dirty business. That’s life. Please don’t cue Sinatra.
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