Thoughts on Events the Week of July 24

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on August 1, 2017

Obamacare: Son of a bitch! Early in the week, I was depressed, demoralized, discouraged and distraught because the Senate approved a motion to proceed to debate on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.  All but two of the Republicans who said they would oppose their party’s bills caved like a house of cowards and voted Aye, including: Paul, Cruz, Heller (he’s toast), Capito, Lee and Moran.

Arizona Senator John McCain, alas my own personal senator, flew in from brain surgery to cast his Aye vote. I feared that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had succeeded in opening the cave of chaos, and dark bats would fly out and suck the blood from Obamacare.

McConnell did propose three odious repeal and replace bills in succession. Two were defeated handily. The vote on the third – the so called “Skinny” bill – looked like it might end in a tie, which Vice President Pence would be able to break and swing the vote to the Republicans. But lo and behold, Senator McCain cast the third No vote on this bill and dashed Republican plans dramatically.

Senator McConnell made it clear that he has had enough. Some people think McConnell wanted things to end this way, with Obamacare still in place but Republicans able to say to their voters that they really tried. Maybe, but I still enjoyed seeing McConnell get kicked in the balls on the Senate floor.

McCain is receiving “profile in courage” accolades for casting his No vote, but to me he is still the senile senior senator from Arizona. He could have ended all this drama two days earlier by voting against the motion to proceed. He risked letting things get out of hand by not strangling this Damien in its crib.

But, this is McCain’s last hurrah, so let’s let him go with honor, glory and self-satisfaction, just so long as he goes away. Now, about that junior jackass from Arizona, the aptly named Senator Flake. I thought he was beginning to smell the coffee, but he was like all the Republican hypocrites who voted for a bill they prayed would not pass. What leadership. What courage. What bullshit.

Loyalty: Ponzi Don confuses loyalty with servitude. This informs why he can’t attract good people, and has to suffer the mediocre sycophants he can.

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions: Seems to have come up with a successful strategy for working with Ponzi Don – the “short attention span” strategy. To implement it, one must have no self-respect, of course, but that’s true of pretty much all of Ponzi’s cabinet and senior people. Session is hanging on and taking the humiliation until Ponzi gets mad at someone else and forgets him. It won’t be long now.

Anthony Scaramucci: Another possible strategy is the “monkey-see-monkey-do” strategy, which the Mooch has adopted. He acts as brazen and vulgar as the president, hoping that Ponzi will like what he see in himself. I don’t think Mooch is going to be successful, though (There’s no room for another Ponzi in the West Wing, only more sycophants. In fact, I think Mooch will take the record for shortest tenure on Ponzi’s team from Michael Flynn. Flynn served a little less than a month. I predict Mooch, who doesn’t take office until mid-August, will be gone before he officially begins.

The Mooch will still leave a legacy, however. Stephen Colbert now refers to Ponzi’s son-in-law Jared Kushner as the Kooch.

Status of the States: Kansas gets the worst state cup this week. Except for McCain, all the senators from all the worst states voted for the repeal and replace bills, but only Kansas Senator Jerry Moran indicated he would vote NO before dropping to his knees in front of Senator McConnell.

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