These days trying to keep up with the news is a full-time job, and just a bit overwhelming most days. The insanity that defines the Trump administration may be contagious, for lately I’ve been doing really stupid things, like … well, never mind … I’m not going to give you that weapon to use against me some day when I least expect it. Anyway, two stories today gave rise to these snarky snippets …
Fox is doing what???
Okay, folks, I want you to be sure you’re sitting down for this one. I also suggest you keep a hand firmly planted on your chin to keep your jaw from dropping to the ground. I swear I am not making this up, but next week, Fox ‘News’ will be airing an ad by republicans that calls for the impeachment of Donald Trump! Are you still with me, or have you fainted?
Turns out there is a conservative group called Republicans for the Rule of Law (RRL) that has developed an ad calling for politicians to stand up to the president. Who knew? And to add insult to injury, they will be airing the ad on none other than Trump’s favourite show, Fox and Friends. According to Chris Truax, a spokesman for RRL …
“Everybody — Republicans and Democrats but especially Republicans — need to step up and say, ‘Look, this is bigger than the politics of the day, this is about our democratic institutions.’ If we don’t defend them, that will have an impact on our country for decades to come. President Trump still does not want to admit that this happened and that’s wrong, absurd and dangerous. Republicans need to stop enabling this behavior.”
When I read this, I had to do a quick check of my calendar to make sure it isn’t April 1st, for I was sure this must be a joke. The 30 second clip, set to air next week, will feature clips from Robert Mueller’s statement yesterday. The spot will end with the line, “Mueller did his job, now it’s time for members of Congress to do theirs.”
How encouraging to know that there are some republicans who are not enamoured of Donald Trump and are willing to put the welfare of the nation ahead of personal gain.
I literally laughed when I heard this and wish I could see Trump’s face when he sees it. Or, perhaps his aides will find a way to distract him or ‘accidentally’ turn off the television just before the ad comes on, like they covered up the USS John S. McCain so that Trump would not see it and become upset.
Remember Roy Moore, the former Alabama judge who ran for Senate against democrat Doug Jones in a 2017 special election? He, along with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, remind me of the Energizer bunny … they just don’t know when to quit, but keep on going … and going … and going. Roy is planning another run at the senate seat next year.
As you’ll recall, Moore has been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with at least nine women, two of whom were underage at the time. He was suspended not once, but twice from the Alabama Supreme Court. Moore is the classic definition of a jerk. The strangest thing is that, while he did lose the 2017 election to Jones, it was by a very narrow margin. So, apparently in Alabama, it doesn’t much matter whether you have morals or a conscience, as long as you’re a republican.
Trump initially supported Moore in 2017, then backed off when the sexual accusations started coming to light. So, what is Trump’s take on Moore’s current bid?
“Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama. This time it will be for Six Years, not just Two. I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn’t, and probably won’t. …If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating….Judges and Supreme Court Justices!”
His reason for being against Moore running is not because Moore is not a person of conscience, or because Moore is a racist and a sexual predator, but only because he thinks Moore cannot win, and to Trump winning is the only thing that matters. Returning Jones to the Senate in next year’s election would possibly mess up little Donnie’s grand plans for the further destruction of the U.S.!
Moore was not happy with Trump’s response and fired back.
“The president doesn’t control who votes for the United States Senate in Alabama. People in Alabama are smarter than that. They elect the senator from Alabama, not from Washington, D.C.”
The frightening thing is that Moore continues, despite his abhorrent behaviours, to have a large following and could actually win the republican nomination. Moore is 72 years old and would be 74 by the time he took his seat in the Senate if he were to win. We do not need any more rich, bigoted, old men in Congress!!!
And thus concludes today’s supply of snark. Have a great whatever-day-it-is!