However I’m not right here to relitigate the 2016 election. I’ve tried to maintain these terrible recollections at bay with the considered apportionment of authorized Oregon merchandise and the strategic deployment of a sequence of more and more septic roofing nails in my now-beleaguered Betty Crocker meatloaf of an occipital lobe. It’s labored okay, in case you’re questioning.
And but, periodically, I’m reminded that we (and by “we” I imply a bunch of different assholes) elected this man—a person whose pettiness is clearly boundless.
The newest proof? Trump is seemingly making an attempt to finish the political profession of a Southern governor who isn’t even accountable for the factor he blames her for. And the factor he blames her for is so picayune and foolish, I’m embarrassed to inhabit the identical multiverse as this prick.
In line with a Nov. 20 Wall Street Journal story, Trump is contemplating endorsing Lynda Blanchard, the previous ambassador to Slovenia, in a major problem towards present GOP Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey as a result of … nicely, I’ll let the Journal excerpt converse for itself.
Right here’s the WSJ excerpt from the above tweet:
Mr. Trump privately blamed Ms. Ivey for a state fee determination to dam the previous president from holding a rally in July at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, which features a World Warfare II battleship and different historic plane.
A spokeswoman for Ms. Ivey had mentioned the governor performed no position in that call.
The Wall Road Journal story is behind a paywall, and since I’d somewhat work as a glory gap attendant at a first-century leper colony than give Rupert Murdoch more cash, I’ll let Business Insider pick up the thread:
[T]he occasion was scrapped after native officers had been involved that the gathering can be too political in nature since it will be held at the united statesAlabama Battleship Memorial Park.
“After the request was made, there was contact with the Republican Get together … after which it turned obvious that it was going to be a partisan political occasion, somewhat than only a patriotic occasion deliberate for that night,” wrote Invoice Tunnell, the park fee chairman, in a letter outlining the choice on the time.
Trump ultimately held a rally in Cullman, Ala., in August, however he’s reportedly nonetheless upset with Ivey over the choice made by the united statesAlabama Battleship Fee.
The opposite angle right here is that Trump favors ardent arse-licker Mo Brooks for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated in 2023 by Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, and Blanchard is looking to run as well. So this transfer would seem to clear the best way for 2 extra beholden, pro-Trump lickspittles on the levers of presidency. Which is admittedly the final factor we want proper now.
Will Republicans discover their backbone in time to maintain the GOP from turning right into a murderous goat-sacrificing cult? Or is it already too late?
Keep tuned. When you have the abdomen for it.
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