It’s been awhile since I last posted an editorial and quite obviously, lots has happened. Heck, I could have posted my last editorial two days ago and still, lots would have happened since even then.
But this one just is one of those otherworldly, bizarre kinds of comments that just stops you dead in your tracks. In fact, Hatch said this about a week ago (Nov 29th) and I kind of remember hearing it then but it didn’t really sink in, because you just are inundated by so many other things. Oh yeah, now that I think of it, something else rather newsworthy happened on that same day – Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI! I guess one could be forgiven for letting Hatch’s comment pass … at least momentarily.
But for crying out loud, how completely brain-dead do you have to be to say something so completely senseless as that? Ok, you could be writing for Breitbart, or you could be a member of the Alt-Right, or you could be an avid listener of Alex Jones’ Infowars. If you are, then I might be forced to understand. Of course, if you do fall into one of those esteemed categories, that also unequivocally validates my brain-dead theory.
Trump is just getting more and more unhinged, even if I thought that might not even have been possible. Those comments of his about that not being his voice on the Access Hollywood tapes shows that he is going completely off the rails.
Then declaring Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel and moving the embassy just shows total disregard for any sort of awareness or common sense. That one will likely have real, serious and likely immediate consequences. If that does not result in increased conflict and the loss of human lives, both in the Middle East and in other parts of the world, I would be shocked.
Trump’s lawyers appear to be almost as off the rails as he is, as well. Dowd’s declaration that Trump cannot obstruct justice, and Sekulow’s claim that there is no law against “collusion” clearly represent a change in strategy from “I did not obstruct justice, and I did not collude with Russia” to “I’m the President, and even if I did those things, screw you!”
The totally balls-less Republican Congress will never do anything. Mark my words, if Roy Moore wins that Senate race next week, they won’t even have the balls to kick him out of the Senate. The only solution is for the Democrats to regain control of the House and Senate next year. That may not be everyone’s ideal situation, but it is the only way this complete nightmare of a human being, and I use that term as lightly as is humanly possible, will ever be removed from office.
Regaining control of the Senate is even the more important of the two. Can you imagine the deliciousness of a Supreme Court vacancy occurring after the 2018 elections? What do you think the chances are that a Democratic Senate would let Trump get hearings and a vote for his next nominee? Stick that one where the sun never shines, McConnell!