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I wasn’t thinking big enough

But I still think my solution would have been better. I wrote this post almost a year ago and proposed an alternative to impeaching Trump and included this missed opportunity:

And what does he want? Who knows but he’s got all his “acting” cabinet officials and Supreme Court justices all lined up. If he is a ruthlessly vengeful man who’s enraged by the damage to his image, I can easily imagine him deciding that if he’s going to go, he’ll take the whole place with him. You know, ship some DACA recipients to the desert in summer via cattle car, take all their stuff, dare anybody to make him stop as the death toll from heat exhaustion starts to climb. Maybe his Supreme Court will finally overturn Roe v Wade. That will cause anger, protests, and chaos. Maybe he’ll do something stupid on the financial front like refuse to pay our debts and watch our global credit rating plummet. Or allow Russia to have a free hand with the election next year, physically prevent African americans from voting, change the voting machines like they do in Minsk or East Bumfuck, Russia. Sure it’s unconstitutional but who’s going to stop him? Attorney General Bill Barr? Lololololol!!!!
He should be encouraged to resign. That would be the best scenario. The rest of us just want to get on with our lives and solve the healthcare issue, fix the consumer financial services problems, tackle global warming, make life more affordable and just and fair for regular people.
If we could strike a deal with Trump, pay him off to the tune of $10 billion and promise not to prosecute him when he leaves the White House, we would be saving ourselves money in the end. He could give some dorky speech where he makes it sound like a great sacrifice on his part and the networks would roll their eyes and read the prepared script that says what a hero of the working class he is who gave up his throne after the biggest inauguration crowd EVER blah blah blah. Then he could jump on his plane to a remote island and we’d all get back to business.
That’s the best scenario.

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$10 billion would have been a bargain.

Yeah… not helpful.

I’m talking about this:

I’m no mind reader so I can’t tell what Trump is trying to convey here.

Is he trying to own the libs again and trigger a firestorm of condemnation? Ok, sure there will be some of that.

Is it a true expression of his governing style, a type of battle of champions? Some kind of Jack Welch rank-and-yank on steroids? Are we supposed to root for a side here?

In either case, when people are dying and food bank queues are miles long and testing not getting off the ground, this tweet is significantly not helpful. This is not a competition or at least that is not what we need right now.

I’m sure he LOVES sitting on top of a pile of cash and only giving it out to people who publicly humiliate themselves. I’ve known people like that. They are oblivious to the pain and suffering they are causing. No one else’s feelings are more important than theirs. The destruction will end (for a brief period of time) when they get what they want. I believe the cycle is idealization, devaluation, discard, hoovering, lather, rinse, repeat. Those of you who have not had the pleasure of having a narcissist screw with your life for amusement are seeing it in action now.

Those governors better start kowtowing now if they expect to get anything. Or they could remind Trump about what happened to captain Bligh. The crew took control of the ship, put Bligh and a few crew members in a dinghy, and set him adrift. I think that is the point of the multistate consortiums. (I am a proud resident of New Jerpennmadelarhodeconn).

You’d think the recent election in Wisconsin where voters showed they’d had enough of Republicans acting like “Democrats shouldn’t be allowed to win” would be a wake up call.

Looks like it’s going to take Jared, Ivanka, Larry and Pence in a rowboat for them to get the point: this is a DIFFERENT reality show.