September 26, 2017

Trump and how to beat him, according to the Guardian

Not being a supporter of Trump and not being an expert in the internal US politics, I simply enjoy (kind of) the current political game in Washington. Which is mainly a hodge-podge of frenzied attacks on the POTUS, coming from all directions: from his alleged complicity in a bevy of alleged Russian conspiracies to his ice-cream preferences.

A good example of the “let’s try it all” approach is this article in The Guardian by one Rebecca Solnit, “a Guardian US contributing opinion writer, an historian, activist and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine”:

Victories against Trump are mounting. Here’s how we deal the final blow

Proclaims the author:

I believe we have the capacity to limit the damage or even bring down the Trump administration through nonviolent resistance and good organizing, and I see extraordinary things happening in this moment. We are off to a good start.

The article is a litany of the various lines of attack I’ve mentioned above. Some of them are more serious, although in many cases wishful thinking is the main factual material in support of these attacks. A lot of the rest are so pitiful that it makes me wonder about the sanity – either of the author or of the originators of the attacks. Here are some choice quotes:

Democrats in the legislative branch of government have been mocking Trump, from the proposed Covfefe Act (it’s an acronym for Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement, but also a joke about a peculiar tweet of Trump’s including that word, or nonword) that would ban him from deleting tweets on the grounds that they’re presidential records, to Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer’s videotaped parody of Trump’s cabinet meeting in which all members dutifully praised him.

Earthshaking indeed. On the other hand, laughing is good for you, physicians say.

Senator Kamala Harris has gone after attorney general Jeff Sessions hard (despite male senators who keep trying to hush her up). Congresswoman Maxine Waters is demanding impeachment.

Now, Congresswoman Maxine Waters is, of course, a bombshell argument no matter what the subject is. Trump better seek a shelter asap…

Last week fired FBI director James Comey ripped the president to shreds as a liar, a creep, and an incompetent manipulator of truth and staff, and since then things have gotten worse for the administration.

In the eye of the beholder, certainly, otherwise the harm caused to the POTUS was negligible, not to mention the dirt Comey thoroughly covered himself with.

In the media, Rachel Maddow of liberal MSNBC has beat Fox to the number one spot in cable-news prime time.

This Rachel Maddow? Spare me, please – from what I hear even many of the left are feeling fed up with this overbearing know-it-all.

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There is more, much more in that article. But, filtered by slight skepticism, it boils down to a lot of fervent desire and rage that doesn’t really have an outlet, not so far.

You don’t go against an elephant with a peashooter, ladies and gentlemen. To wipe that smirk from the POTUS’ face requires something more substantial than this gibberish.

Final blow? Good luck.


Snoopy the Goon grew up in the Soviet Union, and now lives in Israel. He blogs at Simply Jews

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