Our current administration is reminiscent of a soap-opera, complete with an ever-changing colorful cast of characters and over-the-top melodrama. The lead actor in this ultimate reality show thrives on the attention and chaos.
However, The D has had a rough couple of weeks. Despite years of rhetoric blasting the Affordable Care Act, his Republican henchmen have been unable to agree on an alternative. A bill that is cruel enough to satisfy the hard-core tea-partiers can’t get past the few Republican moderates that still have remnants of a spine. One of their many kooky schemes was to deliberately pass a horrible bill, with a pre-agreement that the House would shoot it down. They were going to kick a shit-can of a bill down the road with the hope that Paul Ryan’s House would rise above the stench.
The D’s bizarre policy-by-tweet approach is proving to be unsuccessful with top military brass, who were not consulted prior to The D’s s random tweet banning transgender troops. The Brass have made it clear that tweets are not a substitute for actual policy, and have (bravely and wisely) opted to take no action until and unless an actual command or policy emerges. On the bright side– It appears that the whole debacle has raised our awareness of the existence and bravery of our transgender troops.
It would be tough to screw up a speech to a bunch of wholesome Boy Scouts. Yet, the D managed to blow it–bigly. It was a bizarre, curse-laced political and self-aggrandizing rant. No merit badge for The D.
We should thank The D for one of the most entertaining episodes of his administration thus far–The Mooch! Scaramucci’s pugnacious, confrontational style stood out as over-the-top; even among the colorful cast at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Stephen Colbert had a field day with many Mooch quotes, including this “I don’t stab people in the back, I am more of a front-stabber”.
Sadly, for Colbert and his comic colleagues, The Mooch only lasted 10 days before getting ousted. But stay tuned, who knows what the next episode of “as The D Turns” will bring?