shit is broke, folks

You guys! Remember when Comrade Trump was reading his State of the Union speech out loud and said, “I call upon on all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people.” Remember that? And remember when he said, “Let’s come together, set politics aside and finally get the job done.” C’mon, it was just a few days ago, you surely remember that, right?

Yeah, didn’t nobody believe him. Partly on account of he was just reading something somebody else wrote, but mostly on account of we knew it would only be a few days (or hours) before he was insulting and demeaning folks who disagreed with him. Or folks who just didn’t praise him enough. Or folks who were women. Or black. And sure enough, here’s Trump this morning:

Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!

You’re probably thinking something like “Yeah, well, Trump’s a dick.” Or “Yeah, well, it’s Monday and this is pretty much what Trump does on Mondays because he’s a dick.” Or “Why doesn’t some adult take the phone away from that mucilaginous motherfucker?”

This guy — notta dick.

But see, here’s the thing: Comrade Trump has just accused somebody — wait, not just your basic somebody, but an actual ranking member of Congress — of committing a felony. We’re talking about the unauthorized disclosure of classified information here. You guys, that’s a direct violation of 18 U.S.C. § 798. You pull shit like that, and the Feds can arrest your ass, prosecute your ass, and if your ass gets convicted, toss your ass in prison for ten years. This is what those of us who’ve done time in the criminal justice biz call a big fucking deal.

If any other president in the history of These United States had publicly accused a member of Congress of doing shit like this, there’d be…okay, I don’t know what there’d be, on account of no other president in the history of These United States has ever been that fucking stupid or that fucking reckless. But after a year in office, we’ve become so inured to shit like this that we think, “Yeah, well, Trump’s a dick” and we move on with our day.

This guy — total dick.

Shit is broke, people. Shit is broke and it’s going to take a whole lot of fixing up to unbroke it. And we can’t even start unbroking it until we kick Trump’s Kremlin-shaped ass out of office.

So organize, you guys. Organize and resist. Resist openly and often. And vote in November. Vote for the candidate who is least likely to be a dick. Let’s make politics as dick-free as possible.

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15 thoughts on “shit is broke, folks

  1. i get it, you would rather people hide who they really are, like Obama and the Clintons, and not be open and in front of the people. You would rather they put on a facade and pretend to be something so you feel good about yourself.

    If you read ANY of Obama’s book you know damn well he has and is fully capable of being a big name caller too. So chill out.

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    • Billy, you so often say ‘I get it” then demonstrate that you don’t. This isn’t about name-calling, though name-calling is childish and a really ineffective way of trying to create unity. It’s about a president whose claims are automatically dismissed by everybody. The ONLY way a leader — any leader — can effectively negotiate with anybody is by being consistent and believable.

      How many times did Trump claim Mexico will pay for the wall he wants to build? How many times did he claim his new tax plan would punish the very rich? How many times did he claim he’d bring down drug prices by negotiating with drug companies? How many times did he say he wouldn’t bomb Syria, or that he’d label China a currency manipulator, or that he wouldn’t have time to play golf, or that he’d force companies to keep jobs in the US, or that he’d save the coal industry, or that he’d replace Obamacare with something better and less expensive?

      Nobody believes Trump when he speaks. If he actually believed Schiff had violated the law, he’d instruct his Attorney General to investigate it. Has he? No. Will he? No. He’ll just tweet about it.

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  2. You’re right, Greg. Somehow I’ve got to get beyond this “political fatigue” that has, for lack of a better term, enfeebled me coming into this year. I need to get pissed. Get active. And do more of what you do: tell everyone who will listen (and many who won’t) that Trump is, will be, and has always been a dick.

    Shit is broke, and we gotta fix it.

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  3. You make a great point that crazy behavior is normalized. The Nunes memo, the Stormy Daniels fiasco, him calling Dems treasonous today – all of that would be HUGE news with any other president, but our norms are being destroyed. I think it will take a Mandela-like figure to reunite this country I think.

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    • I hate to sound gloomy (because, oddly enough, I’m not), but I don’t think we CAN reunite the country — at least not for a political generation.

      This toxic partisanship began about 25 years ago, when Newt Gingrich realized Republicans could win elections by arguing that not only were Democratic policies bad, but that Democrats themselves were bad. He’s the jackass who started trying to convince voters that Democrats WANT violence in the streets, that Democrats WANT criminals freed to vote, that Democrats WANT abortions and WANT to piss on the flag and WANT a healthcare policy that allows us to kill old people. The result is a lot of Republicans who actually view Democrats as the enemy, as traitors to everything good and decent — as reported on Fox News.

      It’ll take a political generation to get back to the idea that different political parties can have different political agendas but still love the country and want to see it work.

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      • I tend to agree with you. I decided to no longer talk to Trump supporters about politics. Anyone who is still with him after this year is too far gone. I’m focusing on getting my like-minded friends who don’t vote to the polls, and working on moderates and conservatives who don’t like Trump. We may not get along, but we can win elections.

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