Bran recalled Littlefinger’s phrase in Game of Thrones. It may apply to today’s Trump administration. Chief of Staff John Kelly looks like jelly in the wake of his boss’ derailment syndrome. Trump talking off-the-cuff to give cover to KuKluxers in his mid-town tower.
In the meantime. Wily Steve Bannon gave an interview to moonbat Robert Kuttner in Amherst, Massachusetts no less. Calling Alt-Right fringe a collection of clowns. Identity politics will crush the Democrats, said he. Thinking his comments were off-the-record. Kuttner & Bannon do seem to share antipathy for Chinese trade shenanigans. Bannon must be out-the-door.
Chaos is a ladder to unity afterall. To sanity and comity. A civil coup.
Wiggy mad men. Not a theory. Crazy Kim’s trigger finger is poised over Guam. He just called Donald senile. That’s enough to make el loco Trumpo drop a bomb. If North Korea launches missiles toward our island military bases, all bets are off. Scary. Even the markets are afraid. A radical wag the dog. Not talking about Russia anymore are we? Keeping Mueller in the bunker. Danger! Danger! Duck and cover.
Trump meets Kim’s war of words with similar seventh grade slurs. Kim threatens North Korea will make “U.S. Pay”, missile strikes on Guam. Trump’s retort “Fire & Fury” the likes of which the world has never seen. However you characterize it in the sandbox, these childish threats could be no more than that. Unless an errant tweet is met with an incompetent translator. Then. Real bombs, missiles will fly. Too late to take it backsies.
House of Vulgarian. West Wing locker talk. Scaramouche cannot contain his bouche. Expectorating expletives. Causing chaos and confusion. Trump is a happy man. Crass communications director is crazier than he. Tee hee! Jeff Sessions slimed. Reince Priebus slammed. Steve Bannon. Well. He’s clearly a contortionist. Game on. Dragons aside. Winter is here. If Shortfingers is laughing, the country can panic. Start now.
As McCain sticks his Valerian sword into McConnell over at the House of Dome.
Senators Graham & McCain. Renegades on parade. Taking their commitment to be the loyal opposition to a new level. Graham just had an interview where he accused Manafort and Trump Junior of being go-betweens with Russia to thwart Hillary’s campaign. Then he said he’d propose a bill to keep the President from firing Special Council Mueller. Then he is co-sponsoring a health care amendment to leave States accountable for costs.
Meanwhile, John McCain whose time seems limited, is naysaying and calling on his colleagues to work together. Even though if he’d won the presidency Sarah Palin may have become President. She who opened the door to Trumpian types in mainstream politics.
Don’t be distracted by West Wing intrigue. These dos amigos may tilt the windmills.
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.
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.