I’ll be blunt, right about now, we should be totally fucked. I mean, we should be fucked six ways to Sunday. Our entire system of government is based on the founding principle of three separate and coequal branches of government, each acting as a check and balance on the other two. But what’s happening right now?
We have an orangutan in an Armani suit running around the White House treating the chandeliers like a jungle gym, and the GOP led Senate that is supposed to put him back in his cage when play time is over is instead clapping their hands and chucking bananas at him. It isn’t supposed to work like this.
One of the brightest flashing red lights that a democracy is sliding towards an autocratic government instead is when the Glorious Bleater starts using his justice department as a weapon against opposition party leaders, and those who displease him by defying him. We have been sliding down this slippery slope ever since KKKeebler the Elf showed a shred of dignity and ethics by recusing himself from the Trump-Russia investigation, only to be summarily fired and replaced by William “Cage” Barr. And what has happened since then?
We’re learning more as the media uncovers more every day, but here’s a brief synopsis. In the last year His Lowness has bellowed from rally stage and Twitter that his enemies from the Russia investigation should be investigated, charged, and imprisoned. Since that time, James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Andrew McCabe, Peter Stzrok, and Lisa Page have all been investigated by prosecutors assigned by “Pry” Barr. So why are they still walking around free?
The answer is simple. A truly independent judiciary. The way it’s supposed to work in any truly respectable banana republic is that the leader orders a prosecution, the justice department cobbles up some lame bullshit, the target is picked up and clapped behind bars, and the case is brought before a hand picked and appointed judge, who conducts a quick, predetermined kangaroo court, and off the prisoner goes to durance vile. Quick, simple, easy, and guaranteed to work.
So again, why are Comey, Clinton, McCabe, Stzrok and Page still wandering around loose? Because the judiciary won’t play ball! As Rachel Maddow pointed out Friday night, the Justice Department spent well over a year investigating Andrew McCabe. In fact, twice the prosecutors went in front of the grand jury to try to indict McCabe, and both times the grand jury declined to return a true bill of indictment. It got so bad that the federal judge in the case finally told the prosecutors it was time to shit or get off of the pot, and the prosecutors dropped the investigation into McCabe on Thursday, much to the outrage of Traitor Tot. Trump and Barr’s problem is that while they can trump up any bogus charges they want, if the judges refuse to allow the case to go to trial on such palsied evidence, then it’s all for naught.
So what does The Pampers President do when people defy him? Why, he fires them of course! He fired Rex Tillerson for calling him a fucking idiot, along with telling him he couldn’t nuke Sweden. He fired John Kelly for putting limits on playpen time in the Oval Office, and he fired Jeff Sessions for not making the Mueller investigation go away. So just fire the judges, right?
Except he can’t! That is the true beauty of our democracy, and t he true brilliance of our founding fathers displayed. They saw a cheap, room temperature IQ poltroon like Trump coming the way that you watch a thunderstorm move over the plains. They saw his dumb day glo ass coming from a mile off, and they kept stoppers.
They made the federal judiciary more untouchable than Eliot fucking Ness. Once a federal judge is confirmed by the Senate, he’s set for life. And by that I literally mean set for life, there are no term limits for federal judges, nor is there a mandatory retirement age. And the best part is that they can’t be fired! The only way to get rid of a sitting judge is through the process of impeachment, and if it reaches the point where Trump and McConnell can scrape up a 67 vote majority in the Senate to impeach impartial judges, we’re lost at that point anyway.
And while McConnell can streamline the process for passing judges through the Senate like shit through a goose, there’s not a goddamn thing he can do to accelerate the process of judges retiring. And besides, it’s not like Trump is some sort of judicial savant when it comes to picking line judges. Just take a quick glance back at judicial decisions that have gone against Trump in the last couple of years, especially at the circuit court level. It seems that something like every third or fourth time he gets shot down in federal court, it’s by a judge that he appointed! Remember, Trump is totally transactional. He honestly believes that every time he appoints a judge to the court, that judge immediately becomes his judge for life. And Trump is learning the hard way what plenty of presidents have learned before him, mainly that once you appoint a judge, once they ascend the bench, they tend to do what all judges do, which is pretty much whatever they want.
So yeah, I’m right there with ya, and I feel your pain. It really sucks large that we’re stuck with a drooling frat pledge like “Brewski” Brett Kavanaugh for the foreseeable future. But the candle that you’re cursing over “Brewski” Brett is the very same candle that is holding back the darkness of The People’s Banana Republic of Trump. And personally? I’ll take that trade off.
To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen