With less than a week to go until the midterm elections, President Trump surprised virtually no one by going all in on racism, nationalism, xenophobia, and completely bogus fear-mongering, also known as “motivating the Republican base.”
So a very diverse group of Senators — an old white guy from Kentucky, an old white guy from Iowa, an old white guy from Utah, an old white guy from Texas, Lindsey Graham, and here is the diversity…a young white guy from Iowa — determined that now is the time to move ahead with an up or down vote on Judge Kavanaugh.
The question for both Mueller’s team and team Trump is which David Pecker will show up? The one that is loose and comfortable in this new position as informant? Or one more firm and tight-lipped. There is no doubt which side Mueller is on, and as for Rudy Giuliani and company, we have no doubt they would benefit from a good, stiff Pecker.
This may finally be the week where even those who were on the fence now have to agree that when it comes to corruption, Donald Trump just beat Richard Nixon like the Huckabee kids beat dogs. Tricky Dick is in the past, and Dandy Don is the new number one (that’s not a pee joke. Well it is, but it wasn’t intended as one.) In other words, 45 is the new 37.
…They are also enjoying newfound power and fame, and in some instances, actual levers of government. They have gone from right wing nut jobs to West Wing top jobs. When they began supporting Trump, they did not think they were actually going to be successful in electing a president — they were merely trying to raise a führer.
Qualified observers might note an almost conspiratorial approach to each of our paragraphs thus far. This is a tip of the tinfoil hat to those that buy into the “deep state theory” of contemporary politics. To them, a warning: two can play that game. For example, we can’t help but notice that “deep state” anagrams to “tasted pee,” or “T’s pee date.” Just saying. Yes, we know we had to add an apostrophe there. Anagramming is hard. Especially becaus…
In fact, the Wiki entry (pedia, not leaks, which we are told is Trump’s favorite) for the “legal affairs of Donald Trump” is nearly three times longer than the entry for “gravity.” (Yes, we do need to get a life. And as soon as @oliviamunn or @NatashaBertrand get back to us, we s…
I hate the term “data driven” in the context of experimentation. Unless you’re the one behind the steering wheel, your data will drive you straight off a cliff. Data is a tool for informing tradeoffs and understanding your customers, but it’s no substitute for a vision or strategy. You should be data-informed, not data-driven.
…y, trying to bully NATO, and calling the European Union a foe and the press an enemy of the people, Trump apparently came to Helsinki fresh out of vitriol (a word which, now that we typed it, looks like a Russian brand of gas. You know, the type of gas with which they lord control over Germany).