There’s a Leaker in That Old Building
What a busy 24 hours for the president (and the rest of us) — 45 got the one-two punch of the year. First, the world gets another glimpse of the lunacy in the White House. Not from #Omarosa (with her multi-recording receipts), but, from THE Bob Woodward. Yep, the man who helped take down a president 44 years ago, has his literary sights set on #45. Madeline Albright, Omarosa, Michael Wolff, Michael Cohn and, now, THE Bob Woodward have corroborated — or confirmed — the fact that a certain orange-colored leader isn’t clothed in his right mind. The preliminary read of Woodward’s book, drops the F-bomb — Fear. It has yet to be released, but it’s already explosive and getting folks in trouble. A post-script call with Woodward and Trump gives juicy addendum to the latest book that affirms there is something not quite right with this administration. Woodward fact-checks with KellyAnne Conway right in front of her boss. But, the Boss (who’s lies are being computed regularly) rather lie/deny about Woodward, in a futile attempt to condemn a revered author and keep the “All is calm, all is Bright” narrative about his leaky & dysfunctional White House alive.
And, if that isn’t enough, a spy (someone he hired (he hires the best, remember) in the old white building is spilling the orange pekoe, once again.
Snitches get Headlines
Surely, 45 thought all of the snitches left the building, when he put out Omarosa — but wait, there are more. An anonymous writer has dropped another affirmation of just how real this reality show is for us, by delivering a written call for the sleeper cells to unleash their power. Yes, it’s bold for a venerable news organization to drop a full-on slam against this president. Power Republiteas ACTIVATE!
And, in the midst of all of this, the United States Senate is hosting hearings for a nominee to Supreme Court Justice — nominated by the leader folk keep saying are crazy. How could they move on any policy or nomination submitted by this president, who has been caught — on tape and Tweet — lying in every front, with every statement he makes. Why would anyone of sound mind believe 45 over Bob Woodward — or even Omarosa, who has receipts? We have the truth and it needs to be handled accordingly.
And what does the president do? Of course, he would do what authoritarians he loves would do, make protestations and declarations.
“Bring the infidel to me!”, he screams (or something like it). Yep, a dictator would think they can go and leverage his power to capture & silence any dissenters. Dictators would demand that the New York Times hand over the “traitor”; to be dealt with by the proper authorities. Bring this person to the public square, so the world can see what I do to those who challenge me. Can’t you see 45 going from office to office, person to person, a crumpled NYTimes in hand, and scream , “DID YOU WRITE THIS?!?!
The writers’ act of defiance & desperation is just the latest call to action for the majority party in Congress. Republiteas, are you listening?
Of course, 45 will lead with his favorite weapon of name-calling, and describe the op-Ed writer as “gutless”. Then, he clamors for credibility by declaring that he’s the greatest president, has done great things and his poll numbers are, yes, great! If he’s talking about getting the “Greatest Liar of ALL Presidents Award”, yep, you’re number one!
Coward or patriot?
The president routinely boasts about anonymous people who affirm his greatness & validates him (in spite of the shenanigans that surround him). He often says, “someone told” or “many people say”; yet, he takes issue with this anonymous statement in the “failing NYTimes? The person (or secret group) who has, anonymously, blown the cover, is being celebrated and condemned. We know that s/he is confirming the obvious, but whether the decision to stay on the inside, for the good of the nation, is a joke. Confession is good for the soul — own it. Take it from Omarosa, the book you can write will make you more money that job you hold in the leaky White House. Get out — but, have receipts.
The Alter Call
I’d like to suggest that the next time the evangelicals have a revival in the White House, they should invite LaShun Pace, and do a rousing rendition of There’s a Leak in This Old Building. It could be followed up with a priest (assisted by Chief of Staff, John Kelly) to perform an exorcism & purge the house of the political poltergeist(s). Maybe a special edition of This Old House is in order. The people who can help fix the leaks are busy trying to get one more SCOTUS nominee on the bench before the current occupants of 1600 get an eviction notice.
Does the Republitea healthcare plan include mental health (even if it’s a pre-existing condition?
And, can the therapists be dispatched to the White House, stat? Special medical care dispensation is needed for staffers, who, in spite of all of the lies from 45 and credible counter punches to his tall tales, still support him.
And let’s not forget those who aren’t in the WH, but have supported this stupidity — get them help for their recovery, too. Maybe it’s reprogramming or a good old intervention, followed by a prescription. Maybe Obamacare can cover it. Oh yea, call it ACA — they liked that better than “Obamacare”.
When 45 began quoting Nixon, we should have concluded we would get to this point in our nation. We had plenty of warning signs, but some nations rather touch the stove to confirm it’s crazy.
It’s on Now!
So, the president will probably sleep with one eye open from now on. The world is against him. The paranoia he already has will go to a whole, ‘notha level. I love how Maddow invoked fictional movies & books that ring true to the current state of the union — unfortunately.
I mean, there’s something wrong with the president, who will go to a sympathetic media outlet — the conservative Daily Caller — and act like he’s in an episode of “Cheaters”. What sane world leader would claim he has evidence of two of his nemeses, Comey & Mueller kissing. Where is Ivanka?
The anonymous op-Ed’s, recordings and books verify one other thing; Republiteas know there is a BIG pile of mess in the House. Call it a swamp, but it’s mess and it stinks to high heaven! If Republiteas were real patriots, they would have intervened a long time ago. But, they need to check a few more things off their to-do list, before they get ousted in November. Treason? Really?!!
Who done it?
What if Gen. Kelly is the leaker? Perhaps, it’s #SnitchySarah or #PetulantPence or #CraftyKellyAnne! Does it matter? The most important question, is who will help him move out? The world knows the best way to fix the leak in this house is by getting occupants who have the capacity to care for it. And here the real and fake loyalists go, “Not me, sire!”
There are SEVERAL candidates in this comedy of the erroneous. And, if there is a ring of people running the country, they need to lock arms and come into the light. The world knows things aren’t right with this administration — you are not alone. We got you. But, do you really have us, by letting this charade continue? Either way, our vote matters now, more than ever. #IWillVote