Tide is Finally Turning on Trump

By Karen

Before a tsunami hits, the low tide before it recedes an unnatural distance, exposing acres of beach never seen before. People come out to marvel at it, to play on land that just hours earlier was deep under water.

The tide’s been going out since Trump’s inauguration, pushed back with his and his enablers’ incessant barrage of boasts, lies and denials. His emboldened family, cabinet members and other enablers have been playing on the newly exposed beach — running roughshod over the rule of law, naively believing Trump and his almighty tweets will keep the tide back forever and they’ll always own the beach.

They don’t hear the growing roar just beyond the horizon. The tide is turning and gathering strength.

For the first two years of Trump, the roar was little more than the muttering of the disenfranchised majority of voters who got Trump against their wishes.

Discontent grew until the November 2018 mid-terms, when Democrats achieved the unthinkable: their votes swamped Republican gerrymandering, voter suppression and intimidation and outright cheating to reclaim the House.

They even called it the Blue Wave.

Mike Segar | Reuters

That was the moment the tide turned. I’ve considered Nancy Pelosi a ditz, but as Speaker of the House again, she’s Trump’s worst nightmare.

Not only did Nancy refuse to give Trump a penny for his wall, she and Chuck Schumer baited Trump into bragging he’d own the ensuing government shutdown. On TV, so even the dimmest MAGA moron can’t refute it.

The shutdown allowed Nancy to yank what Trump lives for — an opportunity to spout his State of the Union litany of lies in the Capitol before Congress, the Supreme Court and a TV audience of millions.

On another front, Michael Cohen’s been subpoenaed to testify before Congress about Trump’s criminal conduct over the years.

On a third front, Trump’s long-time friend Roger Stone finally got arrested. His indictment quotes Stone’s texts and emails about conspiring with Wikileaks. And don’t overlook that Trump’s hand-picked toady, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, didn’t stop the FBI from hauling Stone in.

Fourth, Paul Manafort, already rotting in prison watching his hair dye fade, got summoned to court to face another possible 10 years in jail, on top of the 7-10 already in play. Mueller’s lawyers advised the judge NOT to let Manafort’s cooperation influence her sentencing decision.

Fifth, Rudy Giuliani has been on TV digging Trump’s hole even deeper by saying Trump was negotiating with Moscow for his tower right up to Election Day.

Meanwhile, Trump let the government shutdown grind on until it endangered air travel and airport security. After bringing the country to the brink of economic standstill, he agreed to reopen the government for three weeks — and got no concessions or wall financing in return.

Some tough negotiator.

Trump compelled six Republican senators to join Democrats on reopening the government. It’s a cooling stream of defections, now that Trump’s looking isolated and impotent. His approval rating is around 36-37 percent. So, roughly six in 10 people think Trump’s a chump.

Sixth, House committees, now headed by Democrats, are poised to let subpoenas flow, armed with power to get serious about Trump’s crimes.

You can tell Trump’s increasingly unhinged by his repeated babbling about South American women being kidnapped and restrained with duct, electrical or blue tape (he varies) and smuggled en masse across the border by drivers who turn left, no right, no left, to cross into the country illegally.

Nobody knows what he’s talking about. He told the story again during his January 25 speech to reopen the government. Here’s another instance (I cut to it at 8:45)…

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling change in the air. The government has reopened, but Trump’s State of the Union is still unscheduled.

I hope Trump doesn’t think he’ll take the government hostage again just as the employees are shoveling through their work backlogs and piles of overdue personal bills he created. If he tries, I believe Congress will kick Mitch McConnell in the nuts and come together to stop Trump. Enough’s enough.

Pelosi will let Trump use shutdowns as his “I’ll hold my breath until you give me what I want!” when Hell’s covered with icebergs.

And Mueller hasn’t even shown his hand yet.

For the first time since the plague of Trump descended, I feel fresh ocean breezes. When all the waves converge and the tsunami of justice hits Trump, Nancy Pelosi and Robert Mueller will be riding its crest. And finally, the fetid stench of Donald Trump will be washed away, and his bloated orange carcass will be tossed onto the ash heap with history’s other failed dictators.

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8 Responses to Tide is Finally Turning on Trump

  1. Donna Pavone says:

    LOL,Karen,the precious jewels that drop from your pen,uh…keyboard! I think that I maybe possibly just a little bit feel the winds of change as you do. One thing for certain,you must make it to DC when the other shoe drops because there will be dancing in the streets

  2. Francis Alan Wormald says:

    Well Done! I shared

  3. Suzette says:

    👏🏻👏🏻From your mouth to God’s ears, Karen!

  4. catsworking says:

    Thanks everybody. I was starting to feel better when Nancy canceled Trump’s speech, but Roger Stone’s indictment was the cherry on top. Things are finally moving in the right direction.

    Donna, I’m sure there will be dancing in the streets worldwide whenever Trump meets his end, however it happens.

  5. Adele Prass says:

    Karen, the tsunami metaphor is downright poetic.Even I am beginning to think that Trump won’t last the year, and I’ve been pretty cynical about his ever leaving the presidency. And the pre-dawn raid on Roger Stone was a source of great delight to me. If you haven’t seen it, there’s a documentary on Netflix, called, “Get Me Roger Stone.” I highly recommend it. But before Trump goes, I worry about what could happen — military action in Venezuela? And then there’s Pence, although I don’t know if he’ll have the same iron grip on the Repugnants.

    Here’s what really worries me, though; Trump’s presidency has left the country so divided and given permission for every racist, xenophobic, antisemite, sexist worm to freely express his views, that I worry that there will be violent outbursts along with the dancing in the streets, if/when Trump goes.

  6. catsworking says:

    I’ve been told about the Roger Stone film, but I don’t have Netflix so I’ve never seen it. I read the indictment and see that Stone’s a snake who thinks he can get away with anything. It’s like Trump and everyone around him thinks they’re acting in a gangster movie.

    Yes, I do think Trump could try to provoke a war with Venezuela as a distraction. But with Dems in charge of the House and Republicans leaking over in the Senate, there’s impetus to cut Trump off at the knees. For example, Trump’s saying he’ll shut down the government again in three weeks. All but McConnell seems to finally have had enough of the petulant baby and will pass something to keep him from pulling that shit again — ever.

    Whenever Trump goes down, Pence goes with him. He’s been aiding and abetting Trump — and he’s got some mysterious link to Manafort that hasn’t come out. Trump didn’t know Pence from Adam, but Manafort talked him into picking Pence for VP. WHY? Once the spotlight shines on Pence, he may be first to resign, like Agnew before Nixon.

    There may be pockets of outrage if Trump leaves the WH before 2020. But Trump’s hardcore base, the “I-ain’t-got-no-job-or-no-learnin’-but-I-got-lots-of-guns-and-all-the-time-in-the-world-to-make-trouble” faction, is only about 25%, if that. You’ll never see a crowd like the Women’s March defending Trump. He’s done NOTHING to increase his base in 2 years. But he’s done EVERYTHING to harden the opposition.

    I’ve been watching a series on PBS called “The Dictator’s Playbook.” So far I’ve only seen Saddam and Mussolini. They both used all the same tactics as Trump, but they managed to take over their countries (which Trump has not). They both severely misjudged pivotal situations (Saddam on where he’d hit his limit with the U.S. and Mussolini in WWII strategy — he ended up Hitler’s puppet). Trump misjudges every situation, every day. The only thing he excels at is getting rubes riled up.

    Saddam ended up fished out of a hole and hanged. Mussolini faced a firing squad and was hung upside down in the public square, the standard pose for traitors.

    The both had a much stronger hold on their countries than Trump ever had. Trump’s base is dwindling and he’s got Mueller, the NYSD, and now Congress hot on his tail to expose crimes he’s been committing for decades. There’s NO way Trump ever takes over or even comes out of this anything less than vilified, disgraced, and most likely jailed. Running for president will be remembered as the most lethally stupid mistake of his life.

    It’s just hard waiting for it all to come to pass. But it will. If you haven’t seen this yet, don’t miss it. It’s Randy Rainbow’s “Cellblock Tango.”

  7. Adele Prass says:

    I love Randy Rainbow, but I hadn’t seen this one. I laughed out loud.

  8. catsworking says:

    Adele, Randy released Cellblock Tango Monday morning, January 28. I caught it on Twitter. He’s a satiric genius.

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