Another day, another Trump verbal outrage flaunting the legal gag orders against him. His New York civil trial judge has already fined him $15,000 for his churlish behavior, and threatened that the next violation will have more severe sanctions. I’m betting that right now in private, Traitor Tot looks like Roger Rabbit hiding in the rotgut room when The Judge was outside, tapping shave-and-a-haircut on the walls. He’s vibrating like a tuning fork trying to control himself. And starting tomorrow, when his monkey spawn start testifying, all bets are off.
In the DC case, Judge Tanya Chutkan did His Lowness a solid, Slapping him with a gag order covering the prosecutors, court staff, and prospective witnesses. She put that on hold for Trump’s appeal. El Pendejo Presidete promptly took repeated whacks at Jack Smith, along with trying to trash likely witness Mark Meadows in public. Back came the gag order, and The Cheeto Prophet celebrated the occasion by taking pot shots at his former Attorney General, Bill Barr.
Ever since Trump’s first indictment, the battle has waged as to just how far Trump will be able to go in thumbing his nose at the concept that no man is above the law. The biggest scam they try to pull the wool over our eyes is that as a former President, The Mango Messiah has Secret Service protection, which would make incarceration a logistical nightmare.
Bullsh*t! The secret Service protects high profile public people living their public lives. If Trump is convicted of state or federal crimes, or violates the conditions of his bail and is incarcerated, he becomes the sole property of the state or federal prison system, which has a whole army of armed guards, and all the resources in the world to deal with a problem child like Hair Twitler. If the feds can safely house demotic terrorists like Timothy McVeigh, mob bosses like John Gotti, billionaire swindlers like Ivan Boesky and celebrities like Martha Stewart and Subway’s Jared Fogle, they can handle a socially retarded toddler like Trump.
There is one basic fallacy in all of these arguments. They all automatically put Trump in the position of power due to his special status. It leaves the judges being thrust in the position of having to make accommodations for Trump due to his special status. But these arguments all ignore one simple thing.
The psychology of a judge. It’s amazing what a $60 black polyester robe and a wooden mallet that your kids used to use to pound wooden blocks into holes can do for the ego of a lawyer-politician. Their every word drips from the lips of King Solomon. They don’t take orders from lowlife defendants, they give them. All this media blather about Trump requiring special treatment has to grate on them like a popcorn hull stuck between your tooth and gum. You can bet your ass that they’re already carefully weighing their options for putting that special treatment bullsh*t to rest.
But there’s a second, much more practical reason for the day-to0day performance of their jobs that require them to put Trump down and keep him down until there is no longer any question of their superiority. Because they literally have no choice.
If you have ever raised children, then you already know what I’m going to say next. A parent is nothing more or less than an authority figure. When one of your children acts out and defies your parental authority, you have no choice but to affirm your control and authority. You start small, with a scolding. But if that doesn’t work, there is no choice but to escalate to a threat, following through on the threat, then a time out in the corner, and maybe even no dessert, or worst of all, no dinner. It’s even more important if you have multiple children, because if one gets away with it, they’ll all expect to get away with it.
Look folks, Trump will come, and Trump will go. But long after Trump has come and gone, these judges are going to keep climbing those three steps to their bench every day and do their job fairly administering the law. And if they let a third rate sh*theel like Trump roll over them, then every time a future scumbag acts out in court, and that judge slaps him or her down, a sharp defense attorney is going to bring up the judge’s previous leniency with The Cheeto Prophet, and demand fair and equal justice under the law.
Look, all of these media and legal analyses of why Trump is above the law are valid. But only when you look at the legal issues and logistics from the outside. These judges are looking at it all from the inside, and considering how it will affect future decisions long after Trump is safely locked up. That makes all the difference. Personal considerations.
As always, I thank you for the privilege of your time.