Monday, April 24, 2017

Today in overwhelming factuality...

Holy shit are we still talking about the border wall? Look, let me apologize in advance for doing another post that begins with 'can you believe the President said this ridiculously stupid thing?' But seriously, can you believe he said this ridiculously stupid thingYes, on Twitter:
It's the bully's pulpit.
It's weird because I've always associated
The Wall with more drugs, not less...
"The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)! If [next in a subsequent tweet] ...the wall is not built, which it will be, the drug situation will NEVER be fixed the way it should be!"

-Donald Trump over two 
separate Tweets, because 
148 characters are for losers 

"Why choose?"
-Donald Trump
Anyway, the government, as in of the United States, is due to shutdown next week unless Republican and Democratic lawmakers can agree on a budget. Holy shit, right? Well apparently things were looking up, until the President stepped in and said that he's not signing anything unless it includes funds for that preposterous wall he promised racists he'd build. Because of drugs or whatever...wait, I thought it was about immigrants...I must be misremembering. It's sort of like forgetting if we're at war with Eurasia or East Asia. Happens to everybody.

Which is to say, a bang-your-head-against-
the-wall-until-you-black-out waste of time.
Doesn't matter. The point is Democrats are not now, nor have they ever been up for building the thing, so no. Deadlock, right? No, not according to Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus who went on Meet the Press yesterday where Chuck Todd asked him about Trump's first 100 days in office and how he's not lived up to most of his campaign promises. And-you'd think that asking the chief of staff about the administration's failures would be a little like asking Kirk Cameron to explain things like fossils and the geological record, but hey, it's Chuck's show.

Anyway, Todd brought up the hundred days because on Friday Trump tweeted:
That's media for you...always will kill...
Above: A picture of former Obama
Supreme Court Nominee Merrick
Garland here for no particular reason.
Hey, remember during the debates when Trump said he'd accept the results of the election if he won? Yeah. So really truth is whatever the hell you want it to be at the time. But I'm getting off topic. First Todd asked Priebus why this Presidency has been such a shit show, and the chief explained how it's all because of Democratic obstructionism which is hilarious coming from a Republican, but ok. Then Todd asked about the impending government shutdown and whether or not the President will veto the budget if there's no money for his stupid racist boondoggle wall.

Priebus, like most members of the GOP,
was tragically born without the part of the
brain responsible for feeling shame.
Here's Priebus's response which, to his credit, he said with a straight face:

"...we expect the priorities of the President to be reflective in the in the [continuing resolution] so we expect a massive increase in military spending, we expect money for border security in this bill and it ought to be because the President won overwhelmingly and everybody understands that the border wall was part of that."

-Reince Priebus, not super-clear on
 the definition of 'overwhelmingly'

Overwhelmingly. Over-goddamn-whelmingly. Ok, I know I keep coming back to this, and I know we're all sick of remembering the election but shouldn't an overwhelming election win, like a real mandate from the people, include, and again, I'm not like a civics scholar here, but shouldn't it include more people voting for you than for the other candidate? 
"You'd think so we are..."
-The person we overwhelmingly voted for

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