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Random thoughts, 2 days after the Tuesday night massacre

We are in one of those periods where things are moving a bit too fast for pundits of any stripe. I was looking through my RSS feeds a few minutes ago and came upon this post at Hullabaloo, in which Digby made the obvious point that Comey’s firing was all about Russia, adding some evidentiary proof, though as the title of the post pointed out, none was needed. So when I read it I looked to see when it was posted, and it was last night shortly before 7:00 PM.

A waste of effort, because within far less than 24 hours, Trump admitted that he intended to fire Comey regardless of what Rosenstein or anyone else had to say. He also owned up to obstructing justice, but he was unaware of doing so at the time.

My wife and I were saying earlier today that if we come out of this alive, it will be one heck of a movie. Hopefully a comedy.

In the interests of pointing something out that I haven’t seen other take note of, let me note that Trump has a habit of accusing others of sharing his faults. There are a lot of disparaging terms one could apply to Comey, but “showboat” and “grandstander” don’t appear to apply. But I can think of a certain orange tinged man to whom they might apply.

It just might be that the Democrats are getting out of their sustained defensive crouch:

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) has company in adopting a district where a Republican member of Congress won’t hold a town hall. On Monday, Maloney held his town hall in New York’s 19th Congressional District since Rep. John Faso wouldn’t, asking the crowd “Where the heck is your congressman?” And Tuesday evening, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) went to Rep. Martha McSally’s district to do the same. 

via Daily Kos

I understand they are trolling Paul Ryan too. This is the party that has refused to help some credible candidates against Ryan.

I still think that somehow Trumps recent crime will be forgotten within another 48 hours. But, who knows? Maybe he really should try shooting someone on Fifth Avenue just to see if he can get away with it.

Finally, let us pause and reflect on the upcoming death of Li’l Trumpy. If you read Bill Griffith’s Zippy comic strip, you know what I’m talking about. Personally, I don’t think Bill will pull the trigger, because he’s like the rest of us: obsessed with the fact that this small handed man holds the most important political office in the world. Maybe Li’l Trumpy will be gone, but Trump himself will haunt the strip.

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