Those of you who know me know that I love games. I played hockey all the way to a titanium knee, and I’m a devoted X-Box 1 junkie, mostly hidden object games like CSI and Sherlock Holmes. And of course, hockey.
So I’m excited to tell all of you that in the next couple of weeks, there is going to be an exciting new game coming, and best off all, it’s free! You don’t even have to leave your house. I call it Spot The Turncoat!
Here’s how it works. If you’ve been watching the news for the last 4 years, and who hasn’t?, then you’ve heard one complaint so often that you can recite it in your sleep. It comes from panel hosts and guests, former members of congress, and current Democratic members of congress. Every time Trump commits a new atrocity, and the GOP writ large bovinely shuffles around behind him, someone on the panel expresses disgust at the spinelessness of the GOP. Whereupon someone on the panel, with current contacts in the GOP caucus, especially the Senate, spouts off about how, in private conversations, multiple GOP Senators are totally disgusted with Trump. Which of course forces the Democratic members of congress as well as the panel guests to curse them as craven chickenshits.
Here’s how the game is played, and it’s as easy as 52-card-pickup. In a couple of weeks, Donald Trump is going to be tried in the Senate for the second time in just over a year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that he personally is open to the possibility of conviction. In addition, there is reporting out there that as many as 20 GOP Senators are also said to be open to conviction.
Here’s the video flashback. In January of 2020, Trump was tried in the Senate. There was rampant speculation. Susan Collins played Lucy-and-the-football, as usual. Lisa Murkowski talked a mean game, and then folded like a chair. Even Lamar Alexander toyed with the idea of voting to convict, before retreating. But when the time came to stand up and be counted, only one GOP Senator, Mitt Romney of Utah, had the moral fiber, and courage to honor his oath and vote to convict Trump of a single count.
Here’s how you play. Watch the trial if you want, hell, nothing else is going to be on anyway. But make sure you’re in the house for the vote. Mitt Romney is a given vote to convict. But every other time you hear a GOP Senator rise to his feet and utter the word guilty, jump to your feet, point at the television, and scream There’s a turncoat!
The game is that simple. Every one of these ass gaskets was in the chamber in January of 2020, and had the opportunity to do their duty. But Trump was still a 50-50 shot for reelection, and had his Twitter, so they all caved. But now, all of a sudden, with Trump out the door, and neutered on social media, they all ran out to Spines-R-Us, and got the cheapest plastic model they could find.
With that vote, you’ll have the answer to that burning question you’ve had all these years. Who are these soulless cowards that will Trash Trump in private, but won’t stand up to him? There’s your answer. Minus Romney, every single one of the conviction votes is coming from a spineless chickenshit, feeling their oats now that Trump has lost his bullhorn.
The funny thing is, all of these cowards are making a political calculation, they figure that this vote will make them look all standup and badass for their core voters, now that Trump’s hold is weakened. But that could backfire just as easily as work. What’s to stop a conservative voter who hasn’t drunk the Trump Kool-Aid, and have watched their Senator spend the last 4 years following Trump around going baa-baa-baa. From looking at this new freak of nature, and asking, Where have you been for the last 5 years? And remember this. The investigations and trials stemming from Trump’s failed insurrection are going to likely go on for years, plenty of time to make them a focal point in the 2022 midterms. Don’t touch that dial.
If you enjoyed this article, you might also like to check out President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange . They comprise a pretty much daily report from the front of the 2016 GOP primaries, as well as the general election
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