August 4, 2017… Day 197

The transcripts of Trump’s January calls to Mexico and Australia are discouraging, but if we don’t laugh we’ll cry, RIGHT? And thank heavens we have the internet.


From the New Yorker piece in which every one who has ever been an official in foreign policy dumped a laundry list of astonished grievances about what a true fucking idiot Trump is:


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This is really low approval, for the 538 poll of polls:

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Gallup was on 36 for the third day in the row. (538 takes a Gallup 36 and counts it as a 37. The Quinnipiac 33 from yesterday was counted as a 35 or 36).

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They are gunning for H.R. McMaster now.

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Comforting thought to end this evening with: Trump is going on a 17-day golf vacation. Robert Mueller is not.


May 16, 2017… Day 117

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Holy. Moly. When is a bombshell THE bombshell? I’m so tired and confused.

When I was still in bed this morning, I saw Trump’s tweets about his absolute right to share information with Russia. That made me want to throw up. The President getting comfortable with being an autocrat.

Still windmilling, still don’t know which way things are going. Because they’re consolidating power even as they are imploding. And the Republicans just let them do it. What the hell is happening.

H.R. McMaster barks at reporters on camera. It is sad to see H.R. McMaster debase himself so utterly. Later in the day, Sean Spicer sounds wan and haggard off camera. No more bids for chuckles.

Then we find out that James Comey has memos about all his interactions with Trump, including the time Trump suggested the FBI just let the Flynn thing go, and the time that Trump suggested that the FBI lock up reporters.

“This is it,” said my friend at work, who was once a Republican. I said I hoped so but I was too jaded. Also, all this damage and severe Republican fuckery doesn’t get undone just by getting rid of Trump. Could just be part of our merry tumble into autocracy or theocracy?

It came out that it was Israel. And that the Russian reporter who “tricked” his way into the oval office reported it in Russia, and that now a spy’s life is in danger in Isis-held territory.

And then it felt like the wheels were starting to come off, at least according to congressional twitter.

So I don’t know. But I hear it’s nothing but shouting, screaming, and cursing all over the West Wing tonight.


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