Our U.S. Senate just voted 52 to 46 (Friday, Feb 17) to put the final nail in the planet’s coffin. Approving Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency is truly tragic. This Republican dominated so-called Congress has really shown us who they are. TRAITORS. Yes, they’re ALL traitors and they should ALL be in jail! They have betrayed Americans and now our beautiful natural resources.
First, be proud of our Senate Democrats. They pulled several all-nighters to extend the debate time and allow the public to contact their representatives so we could oppose extreme bigots like Jeff Sessions (for Attorney General), the totally unqualified Betsy DeVoss who bought her way to Education Secretary, and the Dems testified again last night trying to stop Okie AG Scott Pruitt. Pruitt’s claim to fame has been challenging EPA rules that protect human health and the environment. As my own wonderful New Mexico Senator (D) Tom Udall says, “Pruitt is all about special interest, not the public interest.” Amen. With thousands of pages of FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) material about to be released showing Pruitt’s links to fracking and oil money, we’re about to learn a LOT more about Scott Pruitt.
But, the self-serving Republicans couldn’t be bothered with facts. They’ve just been ramming through all of Trump’s appointees as fast as they can since they have the votes. They wanted NO public comment time, and the creepiest creep Senate Leader McConnell actually had the Senate switchboard disabled (using fax signal rather than phone) so we couldn’t call Congress today.
Seriously, after we almost broke the phone system with opposition calls to Jeff Sessions and DeVoss, Mitch disabled it.
Yes, the same smashed-mouth Mitch who shut down Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor as she tried to read Coretta Scott King’s (MLK’s widow) letter into the record during Jeff Sessions’ hearing earlier this month. McConnell cited some antiquated, obscure rule to silence Warren. She was told to “sit down.” In my long career of watching and covering news, and now tweeting about it, I cannot recall a male Senator being censured or told to sit down. SC (R) Lindsey Graham said, “She had it coming.” VERY sexist.
Today (after the Pruitt vote) weird Mitch had the audacity to stand on the Senate floor and attempt to make fun of progressives, calling us “knee-jerk liberals.” I say attempt, because creepy goofball Mitch doesn’t even know his name-calling facts. Knee-jerk refers to “unthinking emotional reaction”, but sadly that’s the Republicans, not us. We’re the “elitist, fact-obsessed, media” remember? We actually know stuff.
There are no more real Republicans, as I used to credit them. Trumpism has taken over the entire GOP, and it’s far from a grand old party these days!
Now if you stuck around here’s your reward. Bonus material. The REAL scoop. Trump actually is doing what he said he would. The real shock is that the ignorant Republicans (all of them combined) can’t outsmart him. He told you he negotiates. So, the first name he tosses out is the most abhorrent– an actual joker. If you’re gullible enough to settle for the first offer (like Sessions, Mitch’s wife or Rick Perry) then score one for the deplorable Trumpers. They’re laughing their asses off. (NOTE: Not all Trump supporters are deplorable, but card-carrying deplorables are Trumper twits.) In Jeff Sessions, we have the most bigoted, throwback imaginable in charge of the Justice Department. Funny, huh? You’ve got a hedge fund guy who scammed the system (and a lot of home owners) in charge of the U.S. Treasury. Hilarious, right? A homophobic, pro-lifer running our medical system (BTW, he also pulled scams with medical stocks) and Big Oil (literally the CEO of the world’s largest oil company, Exxon, who has pending deals in Russia) running our foreign affairs. WHY?
Don’t blame Trump, blame Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. These Traitors, along with Lindsey Graham, and other former “Real Republicans” have a scheme that’s backfiring. They thought they could use Trump to ram through their key legislation, like repealing “Obama Care” (the Affordable Care Act) and screw poor people in other ways by messing with entitlement programs, BUT #FAKE45 is having the last laugh. (Click and read the image above.) What they’ve really done is stick America with a truly deplorable cast of characters. (Notice that when unions and the old organized labor networks pulled together, they were able to dump Puzder for Labor Secretary.) Trump negotiated in return offering up the more reasonable (and Hispanic) Alexander Acosta. Did Mitch or Lyin’ Ryan try to negotiate? Nope, too stoooopid. The original wheeling and dealing (before Repubs totally sold out) had to do with the Supreme Court pick, but that’s a longer story.
BOTTOM LINE: When Trump is inevitably impeached for all his lying, Constitutional violations, con jobs and bufoonery, we’ll be stuck with VP Pence and people totally incapable of running the departments they head. Oh, and Trump will have still made a killing with the deals and contacts he’s cultivating. The country will be bankrupt by then, real people will have suffered (and died) and our democracy left damaged by #RussianCollusion (aka Treason.) PLUS we’ve just spent somewhere between 10 and 25 MILLION in less than a month for extra security (travel and intel costs) for Trump’s weekend jaunts to Mar-a-lago and to keep the First Lady holed up at Trump Tower. Wait til we see the other bills racked up by Bannon, the Flynn fling, and all the fam hanging out at the White House.
So much for America First! (you might want to read that NPR link and also my last post on Who is Moral?
Who got duped? More than just the deplorable supporters, that’s for sure. Sad, very #SAD!