Most mornings I peruse Twitter to see what fresh hell Donald Trump has unleashed on us. Today it didn't take too long.
You can be forgiven for having a spit take. In one quote, Trump confirmed both that he told Russia about secret intelligence, and that the source of the intelligence was Israel. "Don't worry, guys, I didn't say it was YOU (wink)."
It really is getting hard to write about this man. It's almost as if he wants to get out of this job so badly he'll do anything to get impeached, but his party in Congress still has to gut healthcare and the tax structure, so he's stuck in the job.
Oh yes, the broader GOP. While the Trump White House has become "Reservoir Dogs" as directed by Ed Wood, Jr., don't forget that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell still have their Randian boners up, wanting to undo the New Deal and Great Society in their totality, as well as obliterate Barack Obama's legacy, making him an unperson. Of course, Trump's travails have sucked up all the oxygen from the political room, so that's good; healthcare "reform" is as good as stalled in the Senate, and tax "reform" is a non-starter. However, they can still do a lot of damage on the periphery, by undoing regulation or keeping regulation and just not enforcing it. And then we have our friends in ICE who have been taking too many lessons from the Gestapo now that their hands have been freed by their Fuhrer.
It's not as if people weren't warned that Trump was an unstable moron who would be the camel's nose in the tent to allow the most vicious in our society try to implement their dark visions. Our saving grace is that those people are what we liberals always knew they were: lowbrow, uneducated, morons, whose guile isn't enough to cover for their stupidity. Imagine if the GOP were in fact efficient. We really would be facing a fascist takeover.
Welcome to the week, everyone.