Calling On Congress

To act. Check. Balance. Intervene. Take a stand. Is there a statesman or stateswoman in the House? Or the Senate? It’s not okay to support the behavior of this petulant adolescent President. Tolerate dangerous tweets. Huge leadership vacuum. Mitch. Paul. Where are you? It’s not about legalities. Nor policies. Nor the next election. It’s about the Country.

The Press is no better. They cheerlead for tweets and misdeeds to keep coming. Ranting about Russia. Soliciting leaks. For ratings and dollars. As Rome burns.

Tuesday Bombshell

Trump to Comey. Can I have a private word with you? Get everybody out! So, Jimmy. Luca Brasi is sleeping with the fishes. Get my drift? Flynn is a good guy. Let this Flynn thing go. Okay? What? No! Well, I’ll show you.

Jimmy to Trump. Did you see what I did to Hillary after Bill met with Loretta on the tarmac? Don’t mess with me. When I get angry, you’ll pay. Trump seethes.

Trump fires Jimmy in a nasty way. Disrespects. So. Today. NYTimes suddenly has a memo from Jimmy. Obstruction of justice. Oops. Oh Donny. How stupid can you be?

That Russia meeting is so yesterday.

Donald Badenov

Cartoony. Even Rocky & Bullwinkle’s stumbling Russian spy Boris Badenov cannot rival Donald the Dufus’ latest bumble. Hey Lavrov! Back slap Kislyak. Come into my Oval office. Bring your cameras and listening devices. Dah. Dah. You von’t show photos, okay? Let me tell you Ruskie guys. Ve get such huge intelligence on Isis. Thees is vhere ve get it. Better than you. Vant to see my electoral map? Crowds at inauguration? Thanks for coming boys. Daz Vee Dahnya.

Now CNN vill never shut up.

End Game

Trump is off the rails. As usual. Petulant Adolescent President. Tweeting breathless threats. No change there. Comey’s firing has set the mainstream media’s hair up in smoke. Dems talking impeachment. Russia obsession cranked into hyperdrive. So. Let’s say Trump blows himself up. Resigns. Gets run out of D.C. What then? 3 + years of Pence. A saner yet far right-wing regime. Would that be an improvement? We may find out.

Kind of like the odds of hitting a hole-in-one on the island green. Sergio?!

End Play

An endplay, in bridge and similar games, is a tactical ploy where a defender is put on lead at a strategic moment. Cue Rod Rosenstein confirmation as the deputy attorney general who will oversee the Russia investigation. Trump seemingly on defense has now taken the helm. First act. Fire FBI Director, James Comey. Discredits him on that front and creates doubt about ending Hillary’s email investigation. Could backfire. Demand for special prosecutor got louder.

Brilliant? Or. Cynical? We’ll see. Hot summer ahead.

Last Laugh

Jokes galore at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner. Seth Meyers & Barack piled on the Donald. Belittled him mercilessly. Not that he didn’t deserve it. But, he really didn’t like it. So much so that it was the catalyst for his running for President. Last night no one showed up at the White House Correspondents dinner while 10,000 rallied around him in Harrisburg, Pa. As President of the United States. Who’s laughing now?

Global Pragmatism

Trump Doctrine? Global Pragmatism. Make deals. With Russia to help combat terrorism in return for a softer ouster of the House of Assad. Also allowing Putin to push boundaries in his own backyard. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leverages Exxon-Mobil relationships to get key players around the table. Was strident Syria stand-off a ploy to divert attention from potential election collusion? To pave the way for a nouveau détente. Probably. And with China. Financial and trade deals in exchange for help with Syria and North Korea.

Of course. Trump could derail his own doctrine in a minute. In reaction to a perceived slight. With an errant press conference remark. Or a tweet.