I had said that I’d write a brief post on each point of a generic list of Donald Trump’s accomplishments that I’d recently been sent, but I’ve decided that it’s kind of a waste of time. I’ve written or posted about a number of them already, and the whole idea of rebutting this “Hey, Donald Trump has done a lot of good stuff!” is pretty well moot by now anyway, as it’s becoming quite clear that It Can’t Last. Every single day that passes the Trump Presidency veers closer and closer to the brink, whether of a forced resignation, or the start of impeachment proceedings, and/or the MOAB (Mother of All Bombshells) coming from the Mueller investigation. I think the first is going to proceed from the last, but we’ll see what happens. (To quote someone famous.)
I think the story that broke last night in the (failing) New York Times is probably going to be the proverbial straw in this whole mess. So, if you haven’t read it yet, here’s a link:
Granted, this is one of those anonymously sourced stories, but the Washington Post thought enough of it to run it today. I have to say that I’m rather surprised myself that the “Trump colluded with Russia” story seems to be gaining steam. My own opinion, stated on this blog a number of times, has been that I’ve never really thought that Donald Trump himself was ever actively conspiring with the Russian government in any way because a) he isn’t smart enough, and b) he isn’t discreet enough. He’d be blabbing about it all over the place, saying things such as “Vladimir Putin is a great leader” and “We need to have a great relationship with Russia” and so on. Oh, wait. He has been saying stuff like that. Hmmm.
Every week of the Trump Presidency seems like a month, and I think every weekend that surely the next few days will bring everything to a climax, and instead we keep just sputtering along. I was sure, sure, that this past week would see the end of the shutdown, and I was wrong. Everyone has boxed himself or herself into a corner. The whole thing is absolutely disgraceful.
I was telling my son last night that I’m so embarrassed at having this man as President that I’d like to see years 2016-2019 expunged from our collective memory, a la Men in Black. I hope I live long enough to see the 2016 election put into proper perspective, probably under ‘Greatest Gaffes in History.”
There it is, folks!