Recently, Aardvark and his posse have been yucking it up over Trump’s twitter war with Sessions—and how anguished the dispute makes Trump supporters, who first loved Sessions’ right-wing nativism, long before Trump had discovered birtherism.
Our discussions have touched on the appropriate use of the word Schadenfreude.
This from Hans—who has his own special tie to Sessions’ native state. The suggestion is that it is to be sung below Jeff Sessions’ balcony.
Torn between my two lovers, feeling like a fool
Still loving both of you is now against the rule.
You mustn’t think you failed me just because there’s someone else
You were the first real love I ever had
And all the things I ever said
I swear they are still true
For no one else can have the part of me I gave to you.
But now I have my Donald
You have to face it, Jeff.
There is a whole new menu,
I love a whole new chef.
“The President . . . shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”
United States Constitution.
For an interesting discussion see Sean Illig, President Trump is considering pardoning himself. I asked 15 experts if that’s legal.
For your reading pleasure, Jonathan Chait, Donald Trump: L’état, C’est Moi.
Mr. Sessions from Alabammer
Had a shitfaced grin while riding the tiger.
But they returned from the ride
With Mr. Sessions inside,
And the grin on the face of the tiger.
In 2016 Trump received 46.09 percent of the popular vote. In April, 2017, 42 percent approved of the job he was doing as President. As of early July, his job approval rating has decreased to 36 percent.
In other words, 22 percent of the people who voted for Trump are disappointed in him.
Whether they are disappointed enough to regret their vote, and to wish they had voted for Hillary, is another matter. Probably yes for some and no for others.
To gain further insight into this question, a recent poll of people who voted for Trump but now “disapprove of his job as President” found that more than half of them “strongly agree” with the following statements.
- It is a great relief to me that Trump meant none of what he said about draining the swamp, because I love the swamp, and feel right at home in the swamp.
- I was happy to learn that Trump’s repeated promises not to cut Medicaid were hypocritical bullshit, because people who do not make a lot of money do not deserve health care.
- At least we got Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.
- My disappointment with Trump lies not in his narcissism or his treasonous behavior, but rather in his total incompetence.
This is ABSOLUTELY NOT FAKE NEWS.
According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released on July 16, 36 percent of Americans “strongly agree” with these statements.
- I approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President.
- All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.
- Donald Trump may be an incompetent asshole, but he’s OUR incompetent asshole.
- War is peace.
- When picking someone to support for President, my most important consideration is finding a person who will well and truly piss off the damn libruls.
- Freedom is slavery.
- Facts should be based on opinions, not opinions on facts.
- The Bible says opinions first, facts later. Read John 18:38, dammit.
- Ignorance is strength.
- I fully support democracy, so long as my side wins.
- The singer who best exemplifies my weltanschauung is Little Jimmy Dickins.