SMACKDOWN!

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Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, this was not what El Pendejo Presidente was anticipating. Right now I can only envision Donald Trump prowling around the White House like a feral cat with a bad tooth. At 12:01 EDT, five freakin’ hours after the established curfew in Washington DC took effect, there is still a hale and hearty protest presence in Lafayette park, right across the street from the White House, chanting and roving around, having the time of their lives. The official police  response tonight seems to be, As long as they aren’t breaking and looting shit, let them burn themselves out right where they are.

The last 48 hours have been nothing short of a complete debacle for His Lowness. He started by threatening to send US army troops into American cities to quell domestic disturbances if the states Governors didn’t use a massive national guard presence, and might, to put the pesky protesters in their place. Letitia James, the New York Attorney General flipped Trump a magnificent middle finger, promising to meet any federal troops at the state line with a court order to prohibit them from proceeding any further. And all of those wimpy Mayors and Governors controlling cities like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, all scenes of recent violence and looting simply changed tactics, starting their curfews earlier, then isolating, breaking up larger groups, and when necessary, peacefully arresting curfew violators with no armored vehicles or buzz bombing helicopters needed.

Trump’s own Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, is paddle footing away from Trump like a duck billed platypus, belatedly claiming that her had no idea that Glorious Bleater was dragging him off to some stupid photo op at a church, he thought that Trump was wandering out into the street to chat up the troops, I dunno, maybe offer them a military discount membership at Mar-A-Lago. But he still managed to minimize his sincerity by forgetting to try to take back the insane, chicken hawk shit he trash talked to the Governors on the conference call earlier in the day.

And it just goes downhill form there. Pretty much everybody who is left in the west wing is calling every reporter they have on speed dial, blaming everybody else who is left in the west wing for the debacle. According to recent reporting, it was all Hope Hicks and Jared Kushner who thought up and executed the disastrous photo op in front of the church. And as pliable and slimy as Tubby the Ewok is, even he pushed back against reporting that he had actually authorized the clearing of Lafayette Park, putting the blame squarely on Trump. And just in case anybody is interested, the bag that Ivanka Trump spirited that bible over to the church in retails for more than $1500.

Pretty much every evangelical religious leader with a legitimate congregation is roasting Trump alive for that cheap stunt on the steps of the church. And damn near every black pastor with a church is roasting Trump over an open fire for his blasphemy. Even the bishop if my own Catholic church gave Trump 39 lashes for his cheapo and shoddy opportunism in using the shrine for Saint John Paul II for another palsied photo op. Most religions, including mine may be more than happy to order salvation to sinners, but not to apostates, and Trump seems to have just crossed that line.

But it is one image, and one image alone that may well be the final nail in Trump’s coffin over the last 48 hours. And God pound me, that photo reminds me of nothing more than a cutting room floor image from the crappy 1984 Patrick Swayze movie Red Dawn, about a Russian invasion of America. The image of a horde of active duty US troops, in full padded combat fatigues. circling the steps of the Lincoln Monument. Really? The Greatest Generation fought and bled and died, just so active duty US military troops could protect the Lincoln Memorial against protesters who were protesting racial injustice? Really?!? Protect the memorial of the American President who literally laid his life as a sacrifice at the alter of freedom to promote racial equality? if it wasn’t for the fact that Trump has absolutely no sense of humor, you could almost write it off as a sick joke in terrible taste.

Trump has been steadily devolving for almost six months now. To my mind, that devolution started with the final realization that he really was going to be impeached. But since his acquittal by his pathetic toadies in the GOP Senate, his latent authoritarian instincts have only increased as he feels more and more unchained and unfettered. And it is only going to get worse from here, because there is simply no one left to restrain him. Trump’s approval rating on 538.com today was 42.7%, and that too is only going to get worse. Since the GOP will do anything to restrain him, that job will be left up to the voters in November. And he just keeps making their jobs easier and easier.

To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen

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31 Comments on "SMACKDOWN!"

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Tin woman1
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I hope he takes others with him, Mitch, Graham, etc.

Bareshark
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Well, yesterday certainly made that more possible.

Lil Blue Sock
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All of them together in one place. Would have been a great time to massively rush the line. Pity.

Gene
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“God pounds all his nails” -Wolf
from The Talisman

Bareshark
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Ah, one of my faves! Also from Wolf, “You must never…hurt the herd!”

Concinnity
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This is past looking like the beginning of the end for dithering dimwit Donny the Dumb.

Bareshark
Guest

More like the middle of the end, perhaps?

Bareshark
Guest

I told everybody that the next day’s crowds would be bigger. An actual authoritarian would have sent this troops to squash it but Trump is too big a coward to go that far. Intimidate all you want. Unless you can make good on the threat, folks WILL resist.

Myself, I trace Trump’s unraveling back to his mystery visit to Walter Reed. Everything since has suggested serious decline of his health on all levels, especially mental.

frank c barone
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GTFOH Trump! However, Trump has gone down in history as the worst President in US History. Trump is far, far ahead of any competition on this one. November can’t get here soon enough.
Nice piece!

Bareshark
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Hang tough, Frank. What’s five months after three and a half years of all this? It’ll be along soon.

p j evans
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seven and a half months – to inauguration day.

Bareshark
Guest

Yes, but first we got an election to win in five months, P J. Only once THAT’S taken care will I start the final countdown.

pwhitten
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The one thing that always gets me is that his approval rating is anywhere above 0.0%
I’d love to see that correlated with IQ scores, although I probably can guess the results, LOL

Nice piece of writing!

Bareshark
Guest

Ah, c’mon, how many times can we pound that drum before our hands get sore? Things are what they are and I’m seeing a break in the clouds for us.

pwhitten
Member

Good point. My head is falling off from shaking.

Bareshark
Guest

Hey, I get the frustration. It’s been an extremely trying and fraught three and a half years and that was before COVID 19 showed up. But if the trendlines keep to their current course, we’ll be out here soon enough. Stay strong, stay safe!

anastasjoy
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You don’t know any thick-skulled morons?

Bareshark
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Too damn many, Anastasia.

Terrin Haley
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I really like the content from politizoom but you need better proof readers. One does.not “back paddle;” one “back pedals.” I may be an old.fussy professor but these slips detract from.your brand and make them seem.amateurish. I do like your content a lot and after another month, hope to contribute

CAZ
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You have four extra periods in your complaint about proof reading.

p j evans
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all in places that call for spaces – and missing one at the end of the comment.

mb
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This site depends on donations. Also, some of the writers have vision disabilities. I’m a staunch grammar dictator myself, so maybe we can overlook these things from time to time? Yes? Donations keep this site running and pays these writers. Those donations are very much appreciated! Just my opinion.

gettin too old for this sh!t
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gettin too old for this sh!t
Really? “One does.not…”. an old.fussy professor…” “detract from.your brand…” “make them seem. amateurish.” Perhaps you could have saved one of those periods for the end of your last sentence. Don’t get me wrong; I am a grammar Nazi to the core, but my point is we all make mistakes, which point you have nicely made for me. Most of us have been reading this writer for quite some time; here and elsewhere. He is intelligent, funny, and has a lot to say. He also has glaucoma. And I will forever have his back. I’m not trying to be a bitch,… Read more »
anastasjoy
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“As long as they aren’t breaking and looting shit, let them burn themselves out right where they are.”

This is what cops everywhere should have done. Here in Cleveland, instead of lobbing tear gas at protestors, they should have been stopping the vandals and looters.

anastasjoy
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What’s with all the weird cat similes today?

Kathy
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I know I’m picky, but in the last paragraph, instead of “Since the GOP will do anything to restrain him” don’t you mean “Since the GOP WON’T do anything to restrain him?” I only mention because it changes the meaning of the sentence . . .

Kathy
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I should also mention that I really enjoy your articles! You are saying what I wish all the writers would say.

p j evans
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Ivanka was one of those who set this up – apparently it was at least partly her idea.

Pogoatty
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Personally, I think Abraham Lincoln was ready to get up and walk away when Our Dear Leader has his “press conference” with Faux News at the memorial. Wouldn’t be surprised if he did walk away today. And I can imagine all the names on The Wall are screaming about the military presence at the Lincoln Memorial. Too bad no one hears them….SIGH!

Meg Corrigan
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I am gobsmacked that the people left at the White House keep suggesting these ignorant ideas that just make tRump look worse! Hope and Jared thinking a little photo op with a Bible (that Ivanka smuggled over in her designer bag) would be just the ticket to cheer up the “base,” especially after shooing away all those pesky protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets! Right up there with Donnie refusing to put Braille numbers on the tRump Tower elevators because he didn’t want any “cripples” coming into his pretty building. This is all free advertising for the Vote For… Read more »
dana fairfield
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If Trump supporters ever meant a word of what they have been saying about rule of law, and standing up for the constitution, they would be demanding the House impeach (again), and the Senate convict. Unlike the impossibly complicated (for them) Mueller report, and the relatively easy, but circuitous Ukraine extortion, this latest piece of misconduct is kindergarten easy, and the impeachment report would fit on a postcard.