Category: America Descending

The State of the Union

On Tuesday, February 4th, President Donald Trump will enter the United States Congress to deliver the completely superfluous tribal posturing ritual known as a “state of the union address.” Upon his entry, he will slowly wend his way down the aisle toward the altar, like a bride about to marry his own ego, during which parade — or perp walk, depending on your...

Peachy Impeachment News!

There will be no witnesses at the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial, because the Republican majority voted almost unanimously against the proposition. Mitt Romney, who is widely accomplished, famous, rich, Mormon, and unlikely to care much about running for re-election in 2025, when he will be seventy-seven years old, defied his party’s sycophancy and craven political calculation and voted for witnesses. He will be...

Two Weak Defenses of Trump

I cannot call this post “The Two Weakest Defenses of Trump,” because the president’s cult has amply proved that there is no depth to which they will not go, and from which point they will not dig even lower, in defending Mitch McConnell’s wayward puppet against the impeachment charges. Today, therefore, rather than waste time debating against those who believe Trump is God’s...

Like two mean girls scorned…

Donald Trump, the twelve-year-old mean girl, routinely mocks his opponents’ appearance, insults their spouses, shouts “Nyah-nyah, nobody likes you!” at them, and takes great pains to declare — the moment all of his top appointees decide they have no more soul left to sell and run away from him with the scraps of their dignity — that those “best people” he keeps hiring...

Impeachment Day 1: An In-Depth Analysis

Interestingly, every single Republican senator voted with the Republican leadership on every single vote taken on Day 1. Meanwhile, in a surprise development, every single Democrat voted with the Democratic leadership on every single vote on Day 1.  In other developments, a new poll has found that if you carefully select your respondents by party affiliation and other related demographic priorities, and frame...

Um, okay

Alan Dershowitz, the lifelong progressive Democrat legal scholar who claims he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but who has since turned into the legal and academic world’s most consistent and vociferous defender of Donald Trump — there are theories about why he has made this leap, but let’s not go there, because there may be some things it is better not to...

Tribalism Redux

This morning, I made my usual bi-monthly visit to my old online home, American Thinker, just to see how dank the place has gotten since my time there. Interestingly, I find that on Monday, their top article was a review of Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, Richard Jewell, by none other than George Zimmerman, he of the infamous Trayvon Martin shooting case. Zimmerman used...

An Object Lesson on Tribalism

The democratic world has reached the “screaming in your sleep” point in the nightmare scenario George Washington warned of in his “Farewell Address,” namely the devolution of political debate into unthinking partisanship. For a perfectly clear object lesson on the danger Washington feared, we need look no further than the case of John Bolton’s relationship with Donald Trump’s Republican Party establishment. When Bolton...

Musings on Impeachment

If Donald Trump is voted out of office by the U.S. Senate, then we’ll finally get to test my theory that all the Trump cult blather about how, if the “deep state” succeeded in their “coup,” this would start a civil war, is a load of bunk, because the cultists are, almost by definition, a bunch of weak sisters who are hiding behind...

Outdoing the tingle up Chris Matthews’ leg?

I know the title of this post, referring to MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews gushing about his emotional response while listening to Barack Obama speak, evokes a gross image, and an even grosser level of puppy love politics, the likes of which so-called American conservatives and their media heroes used to mock relentlessly, when they were not issuing sincere dire warnings about the level...