Dr. T and the Women

Were the last 24 hours dramatic enough for you, Truthseekers?  The nail-biting races around the country, the still-disputed vote counts in Georgia and elsewhere, then the frantic Jeff Sessions firing when the mean tangerine realized he no longer had protection in the House.  

Come January there will be almost 100 women in the House of Representatives.  That is more than at any point in history.  If that doesn’t scare The Donald, it should.  It’s certainly good news for America and brings the larger representative body closer to the complexion of the country. Smart women have no use for Trump and no patience for his condescension or corruption.  

And if Nancy Pelosi continues to lead the House Democrats then she will become the object of Trump’s toddler tantrums going forward, which probably gets him excited in ways we’d rather not visualize.  But this assumes Trump will be around to spar with Nancy or any other Democrat.  Based on his unhinged press conference today his future is uncertain.

The Donald took the podium and started insulting “losers” in his party who didn’t accept his “embrace” and failed to hold their seats.  He failed to mention that association with him is likely the reason they lost.  No, last night was a giant V VICTORY in his muddled mind.  Losing dozens of seats and the majority the House was less important than gaining a couple of Senate seats in Trumpworld.  He rambled on for an hour and a half often sparring with reporters, taking down CNN’s Jim Acosta in a disturbingly personal attack, accusing African American NPR reporter Yamiche Alcindor of being a racist, telling April Ryan to sit down and shut up.  

Trump refused to answer even basic questions about governing from the center or winning back suburban women voters, instead lobbying attacks at the media yet again.  Because your typical White House reporter’s questions are “attacks” in his opinion. Then he threatened retaliatory investigations against any House member who dared investigate his numerous criminal activities, or corrupt cabinet members.

It wasn’t the bipartisan feel-good reconciliation we’ve come to expect from our leaders following a big national election.  But nobody expected that.  What was unexpected is how quickly he managed to change the headlines today.  

Soon after his pressers ended Jeff Sessions announced he was resigning at the request of the President.  Was this another shiny onject, like the scary “caravan of criminals” to distract from the BIG Demicratic win last night?  Or was it the beginning of a Saturday Night Massacre because Trump is now out of options since losing the House (and Nunes’ protection) last night.

Now that the Midterms are finally over, for the most part, (and don’t give up Stacy Abrams!) Mueller can resume the public face of his investigation.  Doesn’t look good for Roger Stone or, more importantly, Don Jr.  

Vanity Fair has more:

Trump’s move against Sessions today arrives at a moment when Trump allies are increasingly concerned about Donald Trump Jr.’s legal exposure. In recent days, according to three sources, Don Jr. has been telling friends he is worried about being indicted as early as this week. One person close to Don Jr. speculated that Mueller could indict him for making false statements to Congress and the F.B.I. about whether he had told his father about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians to gather “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. This source had heard that the case could revolve around Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, who’s cooperating with Mueller and who was deeply involved in the campaign at the time of the meeting. Trump, this person continued, is “very upset” about the risks Don Jr. faces. “The president is very depressed,” this person said. (“Don never said any such thing, and there is absolutely no truth to these rumors,” said Don Jr.’s lawyer, Alan Futerfas.)

This is such a desperate move.  Almost comical.  As Chris Matthews said on MSNBC, we are witnessing a “Saturday Night Live Massacre.”  Feels like the beginning of a constitutional crisis.  What can be done to stop him before the Democrats take over the House in January?

Join us in the North Georgia Mountains and we’ll talk about it! around the campfire!

This article has 3 comments

  1. TakeTheCannoli2

    Trump continues to react to his epic defeat in the 2018 elections like a wounded, cornered beast. At first, he declared “great victory” in the midterms. But soon his “Baghdad Bob” persona unraveled as the reality of imminent House oversight set in. After all, this is a man who never had to face checks and balances in his life.
    Since Wednesday, he lashed out in all directions imaginable, some unimaginable. As expected, Trump had Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired. Replacing him for now is a hack named Matthew Whitaker, whose chief credential is his avowed opposition to the Mueller investigation. Next came another familiar target, CNN’s Jim Acosta, who persisted in questioning Trump about the migrant caravan hordes menacing our southern border. Unwilling to discuss this threat — now that the elections are over — Trump tried to bully him aside with insults. He later unleashed his attack dog, Sarah Hucksterbee Sanders. She presented a doctored video, from discredited Infowars, that distorted Acosta’s reaction to an intern who tried to grab his mic. Trump used the video to justify suspending Acosta’s White House credentials. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/us/politics/trump-cnn-acosta-white-house.html I advise Mr. Acosta to not enter any Saudi consulates.

  2. TakeTheCannoli2

    Trump next lashed out at three black female journalists: Abby Phillip, April Ryan and Yamiche Alcindor. He called one of Ms. Phillip’s questions about Whitaker “stupid”; described Ms. Ryan, concerned about voter suppression, “a loser”; and said Ms. Alcindor’s question about nationalism was “racis+.” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-black-female-journalists-questions-phillips-ryan-alcindor-cnn-jim-acosta-a8627416.html
    Next on Trump’s hit list were Republican incumbent Congresspersons who lost their races after rebuffing his offer to campaign for them. He mocked them by saying: “I don’t know if I should be happy or sad…[Speaking of Utah 4th District Mia Love]: “Mia Love gave me no love. And she lost. Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.” I’m reminded of James Bond master villains who have their agents executed when they fail in their missions.
    On Friday, Trump accused Florida election officials of trying to steal the Senate and gubernatorial elections. He offered no evidence behind this accusation. Florida mandates a machine recount if the margin of victory is within half a percent. By this weekend, Trump attacked California firemen risking their lives fighting the latest massive fire. He thinks they are mismanaged and threatened to cut off federal funding. And lastly, Trump disrespected American soldiers who died in World War I. He canceled plans to visit some of their graves because it was raining.
    Trump’s head hasn’t exploded yet. But wait till Mueller’s report comes out, the House subpoenas his tax filings and ethically-challenged Don Jr. gets indicted for obstruction. The next two years promise to be interesting times.

    1. Denny NNWofLA

      Two excellent posts Cannoli. The next two months should be pretty entertaining too, in a sort of perverse way, watching him upset and unraveling even further knowing full well what is coming. Since there isn’t much else we can do until then anyway, may as well sit back, light up a Lucky (or an herbal enhancement of your choice) and enjoy the show.

      In SOCAL we are still reeling under the weight of the shooting Thursday followed the next day by these awful wildfires. And since we were already down, the 71 year-old infant wasted no time kicking us- threatening to withhold federal disaster funding citing poor forest management even though most is under federal jurisdiction. Typical Trump tactics- smear and blame the victims.
      Anyone else dreaming about lamp posts in need of decoration?

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