A List of Things Mueller Will Not Say Tomorrow

“He’s definitely a criminal.”

“You should impeach him.”

“He deserves to die in federal prison.”

“You have my permission to try to get rid of him.”

“I promise if you do so Reasonable People Like Myself will not get upset in any way.”

“No Republicans will say mean things about you if you just do this the right way.”

I mean honestly: 

Republicans, with their control of the Senate, could protect Trump if Democrats in the House were to impeach him.

In fact, Trump and supporters have sometimes seemed to goad their opponents in the House to proceed with impeachment, confident the effort would ultimately fail to oust the president. A fizzled attempt would amount to another inoculation for Trump, in this view, and a rebuke to Pelosi.

These are the positions on the battlefield as Mueller enters. Will his appearance on Wednesday alter them?

I think we are quite possibly putting a lot of pressure on Robert Mueller that is not his to carry, and I say this rooting quite firmly for him to say all those things up there ending each one with “motherfucker.” If there’s anything about the past 20 years of Republicans I’ve learned it’s that nobody should put money on them discovering either shame or responsibility no matter what gets said in a hearing room. Richard Clarke put paid to that. Shit, Gerald Ford put paid to that.

We should also dispense with the idea that anything Mueller’s going to say will cause anyone in the national press to do anything differently. They’re going to report that there is one side that says this about what Mueller said, and one side that says another, and they will pat themselves on the backs for not letting Democracy Die in Darkness and then all go drink together. There’s not gonna be anything big enough, like Mueller could get up there tomorrow and say that he witnessed Donald Trump murder people in the Oval and we’d still have to hear WHAT ABOUT TED KENNEDY HUH? like idiots. This is our portion of the suffering.

So, given those fucking givens, what are we left with? Same thing we’ve always got. Fight ’em any way we have to until we can’t. We can keep calling Nancy to impeach the sumbitch and we can keep putting our bodies in the streets every day and we can keep blockading the doors of ICE HQ and we can keep pounding every drum we have but we can’t make this happen without making it happen.

Let’s not expect Robert Mueller to make it any easier tomorrow. How in God’s name is he supposed to? He did his job. He provided the report, he did the investigation, that Nancy is scared and Mitch is a treasonous turtle fuck is not his burden to carry. He’s not gonna save us. We were only ever gonna save ourselves.

A.

3 thoughts on “A List of Things Mueller Will Not Say Tomorrow

  1. H-Bob says:

    “So, given those fucking givens, what are we left with? Same thing we’ve always got. Fight ’em any way we have to until we can’t.We can keep calling Nancy to impeach the sumbitch and we can keep putting our bodies in the streets every day and we can keep blockading the doors of ICE HQ and we can keep pounding every drum we have but we can’t make this happen without making it happen.”

    Apparently everything but the hard, tedious, boring, thankless and patient work of winning elections!

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  2. we ought not have to win an election to clean drumpf and his cult out of our white house.
    he’s a crook. the evidence is right there in plain sight. he may not have “colluded,” but he damn sure invited a foreign attack on our nation. “Russia, if you’re listening ….”
    At that point, right there, he committed unmistakable treason. He’s still doing it lo this 3 years on.

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  3. JTO says:

    It is not anybody’s government, and not anybody’s job, but our own.
    We can diagram the two generations of work that got us here. The apathy, hate radio, Sinclair, distractions and, of course, Republicans who care not for the Republic at all.
    And, there are two competing courses for getting us out of this mess – ‘The Mueller’ rides into Washington and cleans up the mess, sends everyone to jail and recruits and appoints good, just and honest people to caretaker posts through the next two elections. Think the Easy Reader/Readers Digest versions of Solon and Cincinnatus MLK and George Washington and Winston Churchill and Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper. While Mueller cleans up the mess, we can keep streaming Ex On The Beach and Pornhub.
    If you don’t know by now, that approach is what got us into this mess. There are no great men who will save us from our own damned selves.
    The other approach, really, is simple. We must object to the objectionable. Refuse the unacceptable. Be outraged by the outrageous. This means taking responsibility for the world we have created. It means getting active in your precinct and ward, boycotting Republicans in all their forms, writing, reading and talking with everyone. We are past the point where we can say other people will solve these problems for us.

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