Like Virginal Adolescents Primed to Score!

I was in the shower last night when I received a text message from a friend telling me that The Washington Post had broken a story that Attorney General Jeff Sessions apparently did speak with the Russian ambassador before the election and that he lied under oath about that during testimony to Congress.

I read the text and resumed my bathing. Ok, I realize it may be a bit of an overshare to state I was in the shower, but that is how I learned the news. Oh, and yes, my phone usually travels with me – even to the bathroom. You’re learning some stuff about me whether you wanted to or not!

This is big news, but I was almost emotionless. This has to be the umpteenth connection and fishy fact we have learned, and we just keep chugging along like business as usual. Russia and all the connections the White House seems to have to Russia have to be part of a reality show we are not aware of at this point, right? Is America on Candid Camera?

I suppose I could have named this post, From Russia From Love – Part Three, but as there seems to be no shortage of stories on this subject, I can do that another time at this rate probably sometime next week.

I began this draft last night but wanted to tweak a few things and figured I would just post today. Of course, between yesterday and today this entire thing has blown up and, once again, the White House looks super shady. What was all of this preoccupation with Russia about? This pesky day job of mine can get in the way of staying caught up with the madness.

THERE IS SOMETHING TO THIS STORY! It’s like we’re searching for rotten food in our refrigerator at the moment. Lots of junk in the Tupperware and you can smell the stench and you think you’re getting warmer to solving the smelly puzzle, but in which container? Where is the spoiled, disgusting leftover meat?

The problem we have here is that the Republican Party is so close to getting what they have always wanted. They’re virginal adolescents with boobs in front of them just waiting to be touched. They are finally about to score politically – they can feel it. The boobs are the power to choose Supreme Court justices and effect the balance of the court. If Trump remains in office for four years and manages to be re-elected (God help us), that’s at least two judges at a minimum and that’s real power.

They’re gawking at the booty too and the booty is the ability to make changes to Medicare and Medicaid, gut Obamacare, destroy the EPA, slash taxes again for the wealthy and corporations, increase military spending and so much more. Maybe we will hear about privatizing social security again. These Republicans have many dirty fantasies about destroying what remains of the safety net in this country.

Maybe we will hear about privatizing Social Security again. These Republicans have many dirty fantasies about destroying what remains of the safety net in this country, who knows what they have up their sleeves. Let me not be so partisan, they would say they are trying to save money for the good of the country

But despite their boners, they smell the stench too and are choosing to hold their noses, ignore it, and grin because they know they are about to get laid. America was almost ruined, ruined I tell ya because Hillary Clinton had a private e-mail server. Meanwhile, our President might be owned by a foreign government, and you know, everyone is calm as a Southern belle sipping a Mint Julep on her front porch.

So when my dear friend informed me of this latest outrage last night, I almost shrugged. Not because I don’t care, not because it’s not a story, but because I have no faith anyone will do the right thing. Elections have consequences, and the 2016 election is proving to have significant implications.

Until it becomes politically untenable for them not to investigate, we are going to keep stuffing the Russia dirt under the rug – the law, the Constitution, and our republic be damned. When you have control of all the branches of government and your boner is pointing at all political boobs and booty you’ve alway wanted, you’re probably not going to do the right thing for the long-term health of the republic.

I have also mentioned, and I must again, this horrendous affliction of spineless and ball shrinkage in Washington. There seems to be no cure – it’s really unfortunate, probably the worse outbreak of spinelessness and ball-less politicians we have seen in decades.

Nixon was undone for covering up a petty break-in, and Clinton was almost destroyed by perjuring himself about a personal indiscretion. In 2017, what’s the political consequence about covering up several ties to a foreign government which has historically been diametrically opposed to the goals and values of the United States government? I mean it’s only an itsy bitsy problem. Who knows, I guess time will tell. I suppose we should all keep searching through that refrigerator for the stench. The sad thing is that I believe we have a long way before this scandal truly blows up and resolves itself.



Betsy Grizzly Devos

Betsy Grizzly Devos was confirmed by the Senate as the next Secretary of Education in a shameful display of cronyism. Republicans beholden to long-time donors, the Devos family, voted an eminently unqualified nominee. Constituents and conscience be damned, there are campaign coffers to be filled!  This isn’t exactly unusual, but except two Republicans, the entire party fell in line.

I assumed that because grizzly bears, among other troubling answers, were referenced in response to a serious issue like guns in schools, Senators would take their scrotums out of their desk drawers, dust them off, reattach them – if for only a day, and do the right thing.

Alas, I also thought the country would get over Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, if it was an issue for them, and hold their nose and vote for her because she was the qualified and rational choice. Wrong again!

Democrats, like the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday, put up a good fight but were unable to stop the inevitable.

Jeff Sessions is up next for confirmation as Attorney General and the futile all night slumber party that the Democrats pulled with Mrs. Devos is being planned again with Sessions. As with Devos, it is unlikely to yield the desired result. These Republicans truly are like The New England Patriots, almost universally hated and derided it seems, but successful and seemingly unstoppable.

In keeping with my sports analogy, to be a Democrat these days is like being a Chicago Bears or a Cleveland Browns. To be a Democrat these days is to be a loser, accept we are not dealing with touchdowns and field goals, but laws and policies that will really affect people’s lives. It’s rather unfortunate. The Democrats need a new head coach and fast.

It would have been nice to have a few more Republicans defect and not support her nomination as she was so bad, so unusually awful.

Ms. Betsy, that’s what I am going to call her, because the poor thing, bless her heart, was so ill-prepared during her confirmation hearing. Those Democratic Senators were like starving animals salivating over a piece of meat and taking generous chunks out of her until there was nothing left.

Ms. Betsy looked doe-eyed and confused, like a little girl being told by her parents she was off to the ice cream shop, only to end up at the dentist. It was as if she were senile and the fact that she had a confirmation hearing that day was the first she heard of the ordeal. Who? What? Capitol Hill? The entire thing was unfortunate.  But more likely than not, because she’s so obscenely rich and probably doesn’t wipe her own derriere, she assumed her wealth would preclude her from questioning – that her wealth alone was the only necessary requirement.

The entire thing was unfortunate.  But more likely than not, because she’s so obscenely rich and probably doesn’t wipe her own posterior, she assumed her wealth would preclude her from questioning – that her wealth alone was the only necessary requirement. Between the pearly whites she flashed and those Benjamins her family had dispensed previously, she probably assumed that was all that was necessary.

I am not rich, which is a shame because I would take part in all sorts of hobbies – like skiing and yachting or whatever else rich people do. I’d garden and cook like the Barefoot Contessa and send my Jeffrey to the market (in my case Andrew). I would not, however, choose the dismantling of the public education system of the United States as my hobby of choice. Come on Betsy, are you sure you don’t have a spa retreat you’d rather attend? Go be a lady who lunches as God intended.

I don’t want to be on the losing team, but I am.  Devos, Sessions, Tillerson, et al. – they are all in. And, for the record, Democrats have been losing the battle of ideas and policy for a bit now. Hillary Clinton is the easy scapegoat, but when you look at the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections and the loss of Governorships across the country, the problem is not and was not simply Hillary Clinton.

Elections have consequences and the Trump White House is proving how accurate and telling the adage is daily.