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Thoughts on Events the Week of December 21

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on December 30, 2020

Screw the public: Trump went to Florida* to pout and tweet his grievances and golf, and he took important legislation with him to be signed or vetoed. Vetoing creates much more chaos so he chose that course, or at least threatened to, even though to do so would be a major blow to voters including his base, whom he’d already screwed with his incompetent mishandling of Covid-19, which made the legislation necessary in the first place. He doesn’t care.

Trump finally signed the bills, though not before causing a lot of angst among his own administration, and late enough to cause financial pain to citizens. He is such a narcissist he doesn’t even know what a jerk he is.

*Some have questioned whether Trump might just stay in Florida and never come back in order to evade the humiliations and embarrassments awaiting him there. I think this is a plausible possibility, but I think he will return for his counter-events on January 5 and 6, and then slink back to Florida, never to return until he is forced to answer a subpoena.

Addiction: People are speculating what Trump will do on January 21. Good question. I think he will be pretty much the same but with diminishing returns until even the majority of Republicans are sick to death of him.

Trump craves the limelight. Not only does he crave it, but he can’t stand for anyone else to have it. It is a drug to him, and over the last four years, he has had the limelight pretty much to himself. I suspect that by now, he is so addicted to it that he won’t be able to stop insinuating himself into current events, no matter how outrageously he will have to behave to do it.

But I think he will fade quickly. I say this because this last episode of mischief making has been truly despicable, and I think enough so that Republicans will start thinking how crazy and dangerous he is and perhaps how crazy they have been to cow tow to him. I suspect many Republican leaders (I’m looking at you, Moscow Mitch) wish they had never met the man.

However, I still think most Republican politicians won’t pay any significant price for enabling Trump because most of them are from red states who are Trump voters, but I think most are soon going to wish and pretend he doesn’t exist, just as they have done with George W. Bush, remember him? I think Trump will try to make as much mischief as he can, and I hope Republicans choke on him.

Pardons: People are upset because Trump is handing out pardons like Skittles to some really smarmy and criminal characters. Who else would Trump pardon? He only knows smarmy criminals. Don’t waste your time wringing your hands about it. Trump is perfectly within his rights to pardon whomever he wants…except for himself. It’s another of those less than brilliant ideas engrained in our Constitution.

Worst state: The cup goes to Texas again, this time because Representative Louis Gohmert, has filed a lawsuit against Vice President Pence of all people in an attempt to grant Pence the authority to overturn the results of the general election. (When I want to call someone stupid, I call them a Gohmert.)

If Pence had such authority, he is such a suck up, he would probably use it, but he doesn’t and he won’t get it. That said, he is probably trembling with fear what bind Gohmert’s ludicrous suit might put him in.

If it were possible to feel sorry for Pence, I would, but I can’t so I won’t.  He’s a craven, ass kissing coward, the type who die a thousand deaths, and that’s exactly what he is doing now. It couldn’t happen to a nice guy.

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