Monday, April 24, 2017

Mexican Standoff Trump-Style

I can't help but think of the Blazing Saddles scene where Sheriff Bart does the standoff with the gun pointed at his own head.

President Trump is pushing Congress toward another dramatic showdown over the Affordable Care Act, despite big outstanding obstacles to a beleaguered revision plan and a high-stakes deadline next week to keep the government running.

And if there's a government shutdown it comes on his 100th day in office. Well, can't say he didn't accomplish anything. 

“The plan gets better and better and better, and it’s gotten really good, and a lot of people are liking it a lot,” Trump said at a news conference Thursday. “We have a good chance of getting it soon. I’d like to say next week, but we will get it.”

I'm not sure this gibberish is even funny anymore especially after reading Charles Pierce today. Not that what he's saying hasn't been at least in the back of our minds. And 96% of his voters are still happy with that choice. 

The confirmation of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — after Republican senators used a rule change to muscle the nomination through — remains Trump’s sole major accomplishment on Capitol Hill as the 100-day mark nears.

The only "accomplishment" Trump can point to was only achieved by ratfucking President Obama and Merritt Garland. Impressive! Big league!


  1. I was reminded of the scene from "Blazing Saddles" when I first read about this situation. As for the A.P. interview, that wouldn't even pass muster in an episode of "Veep." Selina Meyer at her worst would still make more sense than Trump. She'd have to; "Veep" has scripts that have to go through editors.

  2. That's Trumps problem. He needs an editor. Put that on Jared Kushners plate. John Oliver did a great bit on Jared and Ivanka.