Monster Mess

November 10, 2020

Beyond any doubt whatsoever, the T-Rump is a malignant monster, and all those assholes enabling the monstrosity are mini-monsters with all the cruel shame and guilt blustered by the monster-in-chief. Not only do we have to conted with the horror of the T-Rump for 70-something-days, but his boot-lickers and shit-heels as well, from Moscow Mitch in the Senate to flunky-appointee Emily Murphy at the GSA.
We’re going to be in a nervous fit of apprehension until noon Jan. 20, 2021.

Unload Con Air of the immediate monsters (h/t C&J):

If so funny and simple. Although an international group invivted to observe the election (the Organization of American States) found they had ‘not directly observed any serious irregularities that call into question the results so far,’ there’s the image of a tarnish process created through the bullshit spewed from the lips pf monsters, great and small.
Blockage holding down the in-coming Biden administration from getting work done. And dividing the country even more.

Overview of this shit by Aaron Blake at The Washington Post this morning confirms the anxiety:

Speaking about President Trump’s and his legal team’s myriad and baseless claims of massive voter fraud, an anonymous senior Republican official offered a rhetorical shrug.

“What is the downside for humoring him for this little bit of time? No one seriously thinks the results will change,” the official said.
“He went golfing this weekend. It’s not like he’s plotting how to prevent Joe Biden from taking power on Jan. 20. He’s tweeting about filing some lawsuits, those lawsuits will fail, then he’ll tweet some more about how the election was stolen, and then he’ll leave.”

Indeed, what’s a little undermining of democracy between friends?

The quote has some substance to it.
As I wrote this weekend, Trump’s heart doesn’t truly seem to be in it when it comes to mounting a full-throated, guns-blazing legal and PR challenge to the election results.
He’s golfing.
He tweets with all the gusto of the Trump era, but he’s not holding public events.
His legal team put on a news conference that was bizarrely held at a landscaping company next to a sex shop and across from a crematorium, and one of their witnesses was a convicted sex offender.
The same legal team is getting shut down in court and has yet to enunciate a coherent set of legal arguments.
It looks as if Trump is laying a predicate for claiming he never lost rather than trying to overturn the election.

But there’s always the possibility it ramps up in a serious way.
And the idea that there’s no harm in going through the motions for Trump was belied by something that happened almost immediately after that quote was published.
Attorney General William P. Barr issued an unusual memo giving federal prosecutors approval to pursue “vote tabulation irregularities” and said some such inquiries had already been authorized.
This goes against the Justice Department’s long-standing practice to wait until states certify their election results.
The worry from opponents is that such probes could be politically weaponized to give Trump’s voter fraud claims an air of substantiation, and The Post’s Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett report that the political leadership in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division pushed back on the idea initially.
Now that it has happened, Richard Pilger, head of the Justice Department’s Election Crimes Branch, has stepped down in protest.

Way-big trouble is in that Billy Barr is trying to give some semblance of sense to the legitimacy of the T-Rump’s barfings of fraud and a stolen election. And as I wrote, making hard recovery labor even shittier for all.

Colorless fiend:

Now everything’s cool, Drac’s a part of the band
And my Monster Mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you

That johnson is way-too small, though…

(Ilustration found here).

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