AMERICAN CARNAGE (MY 100TH BLOG POST)

“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” Donald J. Trump, January 20, 2017

January 30, 2017

This post includes my first blog post from January 30, 2017. It’s short. That post may be more relevant now than when I first published it, relevant to the 15-year-old daughter of a congressman, to white male privilege, entitled, elitist and otherwise, to misogyny, to contempt for facts and truth, to form over substance, to a child bully who controls the most lethal military and weapons in history, who whimsically flaunts nuclear destruction, to white supremacy and nationalism, to the acceleration of American carnage at the southern border, but also to the hope and call to action in Mr. Obama’s final speech as President of the United States:

I’VE EATEN MY SHARE OF CROW

The key is to eat the crow while it’s young. Goes down a lot easier.

AMERICAN CARNAGE, MCONNELL STYLE

As I said in my most recent post, the high court is itself now a political body, roughly evenly split, with a likely swing vote on critical civil, individual privacy and other fundamental rights issues in the balance. Controlling the high court, the third co-equal branch of government, for decades is worth the political cost, if any, to Mr. McConnell and his party. By breaching his oath of office and declaring war on a presidency — the one he assured his base would be limited to one-term — Mr. McConnell turned the process of nominating and appointing justices to the United States Supreme Court into pure political graft. Mr. Graham’s Judiciary Committee rant against the supposed dishonesty and lack of ethics on the other side, notwithstanding, Mr. McConnell stole the will of the millions of voters who chose President Obama over Mitt Romney, completely undermining the authority bestowed on the president under the Constitution.

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