Meltdown

May 17, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Comey Firing

Reporters in the WH are saying they don’t know which way to lean to overhear staff trying to grapple with the tsunami of crises of Trump’s own making.  Monday night, the shoutfest between Bannon, Spicer, and Huckabee Sanders was so loud that comms staff turned up televisions trying to drown it out.

However, their boss is going to assure that the Daily Crisis will continue.  Trump is a moron; he thought it was a good idea to take on the intelligence community?  The FBI?  That’s just plain stupid and simply political suicide by bureaucracy.  Comey was a prosecutor.  These people raise evidence gathering and note taking to an art form.  You know that this snippet from one memo is just the tip of a giant iceberg and that iceberg is only going to get larger.  In the meantime, Trump’s inner circle is getting thrown under the bus one at a time on virtually a daily basis.  The ONLY staffer who carried any weight was H.R. McMaster, but that’s over after his performance in front of the West Wing entrance the other day.

And it’s only going to get worse.  With top staffers at each others’ throats, it’s only a matter of time before the entire West Wing melts down.  If Trump survives this latest crisis, he will be so damaged that his legislative agenda will grind to a halt.  He responds so poorly to perceived slights that you KNOW he’ll tweet out some other stupid declaration that will turn his scandals into a perpetual motion machine.

You have to ask yourself why anyone with any integrity would be a part of this fiasco.  Why are wealthy and influential people staying in, much less groveling like Tillerson did on MTP last Sunday?  It’s mind blowing to watch these otherwise smart people hang on while the WH turns into Fukushima on the Potomac.  The longer they do, the more they will get irradiated from this meltdown.

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13 Comments to “Meltdown”


  1. That Other Jean says:

    There’s only one possible comment: Good. The sooner, the better–but I’ll be happy with later if Trump can take Pence and Ryan and many of the rest of his Republican Congressional enablers with him.

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  2. “If Trump survives this latest crisis, he will be so damaged that his legislative agenda will grind to a halt. ”

    Remember, it is not his agenda. It is the republican-Koch-ALEC-etc. agenda. And the R”s control the executive branch, the House, and the Senate. Congress will eventually get down to the business of passing ALEC-written bills and trump will sign them. Yes, I want that orange POS in jail but don’t confuse getting rid of him with a substantive political win.

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  3. El Jefe says:

    @Wally – I disagree. They controlled both houses and the WH BEFORE this broke out and have passed nothing. The big fear for me is a Pence presidency. He’s not unstable, but is pretty scary as POTUS.

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  4. maryelle says:

    After the leak to the Russians, it was very clear that Trump has and will continue to endanger our country. Despite misgivings about Pence, right now, Trump is the greater risk to American security. He has to go.

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  5. RepubAnon says:

    I expect Mitch and Paul will try and push through as many tax cuts for the rich -funded by social safety net cuts – as they can cram into s reconciliation process as they can. However, President Pence is looking more likely as time passes.

    Who will pry the nuclear football away from the baby, though?

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  6. El J- Typically, the first 100 days are about the new president. When that president is a serial train wreck who can’t work with his own people it messes things up. But sooner or later the Brothers Koch and the others who own congress will demand that their minions get back to the real work of dismantling the progrest made since Roosevelt.

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  7. Trump will resign before any impeachment vote.

    On the low odds he does not it is because he will be saved by Senate Republicans that know he will sign any bill they send him.

    The ONLY thing congressional Republicans are scared of is if they turn on Trump and then he survives somehow. They will then have to face not only his constant petty retribution but highly agitated Trump fans in his base.

    So most of them are just waiting to see which way the wind blows.

    Lock him up.

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  8. One question. “Are we great yet?”

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  9. “You have to ask yourself why anyone with any integrity would be a part of this fiasco.”

    The short answer is, they believe/hope they will survive the meltdown sufficiently whole to profit from the aftermath. These are are all type-a people who aren’t used to losing, so they don’t think it’ll happen to them.

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  10. elise from CA says:

    Well, as long as all the teevees were turned to Fox News, what’s the problem?

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  11. “You have to ask yourself why anyone with any integrity would be a part of this fiasco.”

    Easy, they don’t have any integrity.

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  12. slipstream says:

    So this is what it means to win so much that you get tired of so much winning.

    Who knew?

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  13. Tilphousia says:

    The mangled apricot hellbeast is coming undone. His tantrums get louder and longer daily. Can’t wait for a video of him lying on the floor, banging the floor with his head and teeny weeny fists and screaming.

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