Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The morning after

 Now that Mar a Lago is no longer a no-fly zone, someone has hired a pilot to fly over the country club and "Office of the Former President" towing a banner that reads "TRUMP YOU PATHETIC LOSER GO BACK TO MOSCOW."  He should have expected nothing better:  Joe Biden carried Palm Beach County by nearly 100,000 votes.  Then there are the full-time residents reminding him (in court) that he gave up his right to live there in a 1993 tax dodge.  

He's still doing better than Mike and Karen Pence.  Long accustomed to public housing (Indiana governor's mansion, Vice Presidential residence), they're reportedly holed up in a cabin the present governor uses as a retreat or "staying with family."  Some are calling it "couch surfing."  After Trump's lynch mob invaded the Capitol chanting "Where is Pence?" it sounds more like witness protection.

Hard times have also come to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).  They lost the White House, they lost the Senate and they appear to have lost their headliner, who is sulking in Florida.  As a result, they are losing corporate sponsors who would rather not have their brand associated with violent sedition.  In search of someone to blame, CPAC settled on Politico for writing about their predicament.  A lawsuit is threatened but don't dare call it "cancel culture." 

More bad news:  In states which report party affiliation of voters on a regular basis, more than 30,000 Republicans have already changed their registration to Independent or Democratic.  The states include Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado, Maryland and North Carolina.  I wonder if CPAC will threaten to sue them for reporting.  Nevertheless Mark Meadows told "Two Foul Ball and a Miss" that the attempted coup is not "important to Main Street." 

Meadows found a job so he's luckier than many former White House staff, with one recruiter calling them "narcissistic."  Shocked I am.  Maybe leave it off your CV -- tell them you were in a coma.  Or prison.

Trump's stand-up guys the Proud Boys may soon be recruiting a new leader.  Enrique Tarrio used to be a snitch for the FBI.  Nothing political, a case involving stolen goods, but his agent/handler says he sang like a canary.  It's hard to get good help these days.

Ty Garbin of the Wolverine Watchmen has pleaded guilty to plotting the kidnap of Governor Gretchen Whitmer last October and is ready to testify about his co-conspirators.  Bummer.

The police are investigating why Kellyanne Conway thought it would be a good idea to post a topless picture of her sixteen-year-old daughter Claudia on Twitter where Trump can't see it.

And finally, there's a new meme in town:  Peter Doocy, Fox News:  "What did you talk to Vladimir Putin about?"  Joe Biden, USA:  "You.  He sends his best."  Thank you, folks, he's here until 2025!  At least.



Blogger The New York Crank said...

I know that with the onslaught of insanity from the right, there's only so much you can blog about at once, but I think you left out some of the most delicious bits about Kelly Ann Conway and daughter. From Variety, referring to news stories about a nude photograph of her 16-year-old daughter that Conway allegedly posted on the Internet:

"Last week, Claudia posted a series of TikTok videos accusing her mother of physical and verbal abuse, according to reposts of the clips on Twitter.

And then this:

In August 2020, Kellyanne Conway announced that she was exiting her White House post to focus on her family after Claudia claimed she was seeking emancipation from her parents over alleged “trauma and abuse.”

Stuff just keeps coming out and coming out and coming out. I hope there's an organization with a name like "Deleriously Happy Psychotherapists of America" that will elevate the former Trump Administration to group sainthood. The Trumpistas have certainly created a bonanza for shrinks.

Yours crankily,
The New YOrk Crank

9:10 PM  

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