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Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:51 AM Mar 2017

Too frightening to be funny [View all]

This link is to a column by William Rivers Pitt. It's a reminder that the Wile E. Coyote shenanigans of the Republicans since Donald Trump's inauguration actually hide the true dangers of their inherent evilness.


Mr. Pitt's takedown of the president is written with scathing humor, (emphasis is mine):

All of this, of course, is trickling down from the First Federated Font of Nonsense otherwise known as the president of the United States. Conway, Stone and the rest of the White House pack may find a jewel of foolishness now and again, but only Trump has the awesome capacity to be ridiculous, embarrassing, insulting, tawdry, orange, dangerous and wrong simultaneously and with astonishing consistency.

But the fearful side of the Trump Administration is what diminishes any humorous observations. Regarding Mr. Trump and his advisors, Mr. Pitt writes:

What do they find funny? I fear I know the answer to that all too well. They thoroughly enjoyed the look of horror on people's faces when the White House budget was revealed last week. The dismay of poor and working-class people, people of color, environmentalists, educators, artists, activists and, frankly, most Americans at the priorities put forth in that document is music to our supposed leaders' ears. It is all part of what passes for bedrock conservative ideology these days: "Make the liberals angry." That is all they have: cruelty for cruelty's sake.

Our nation has some "pretty bad hombres" in the White House, in both Houses of Congress and in the Supreme Court. For the moment, those disparate and nefarious forces don't seem able to work together as evidenced by the collapse of the Republican's health care bill. While I do feel a sense of joyous relief at the failure of the draconian AHCA, it's sobering to remember that it failed, in part, because Speaker Ryan couldn't get the support of the Freedom Caucus as the bill wasn't draconian enough!
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