The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 106)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1226. Republican operative Roger Stone was indicted in connection with his role in…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 105)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1215. It was revealed Trump had directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the…

Tulsi Gabbard claims Dems partially to blame for shutdown

Thanks for playing, Tulsi. You were already dangling by the most gossamer of threads. And now your failure is complete. From Politico: Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic candidate for president Tulsi Gabbard said Sunday that her party’s leadership was not blameless for the partial government shutdown that is now approaching a month, accusing both sides of…

Pelosi is magic: Trump prepared to offer DACA protections for his idiotic wall

Axios is reporting that Donald Trump will make significant concessions in his 3 p.m. speech today that will signal a major departure from his current negotiating tactic of flopping around on dry land like a fat, surly carp: Details: The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 104)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1199. Implemented a confused and inconsistent withdrawal from Syria 1200. Considered redirecting disaster relief funds to his…

CBN News dunce says Trump is 'playing chess,' gets brutally slapped down

This may very well be the swiftest, most efficient garroting in the history of Twitter: x He’s unable to spell the word hamburger — Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 16, 2019 And what was Trump’s response to Pelosi's shock maneuver yesterday? Basically, he knocked the chessboard over and started bawling. Sorry, Dave. Nancy Pelosi is playing chess….

Trump aides worry shutdown gives Dems a big early edge in 2020

So far Donald Trump has made two huge unforced errors with regard to the economy: his ruinous trade war with much of the rest of the world and the partial government shutdown, which is premised on a cause so benighted and nonsensical I’m seriously starting to think that ‘Oumuamua asteroid that’s been bounding about our solar system is an…

Border patrol union deleted webpage opposing wall

One pernicious result of Donald Trump’s pr*sidency is that he’s made a lot of people dumber just through his terrible, omnipresent example. Once one kid starts peeing in the pool, they all start doing it — and if that kid is the lifeguard, what do you have then? That’s right: a urine pool. And that’s basically what…

Trump's ghostwriter: Trump 'really one of the worst' dealmakers ever

Clearly we’re all seeing this unfolding in real time, but for what it’s worth, one former Trump Organization executive who worked for the Orange Teletubbie for years thinks he’s a pretty g’dawful negotiator. Why? He never takes responsibility for anything. Barbara Res, a former VP for Trump’s company, and Tony Schwartz, Trump’s Art of the Deal…

Trump's PR stunt accidentally proves that his wall won't work

For some reason Donald Trump is fixated on wheels and walls these days. The logic? 1) Wheels are older than walls. 2) We still use walls. 3) Therefore, the border wall will work. Wait, I’m not kidding. He actually said that during his PR stunt in McAllen, Texas, today: “Well, a wheel is older than a…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 103)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1187. Threatened to extend the shutdown “months” or even “years” 1188. Gave its own staff pay raises…

The opposite of being a deal-maker

So one implication of the Trump shutdown that I haven’t seen addressed in the media has to do with private contractors. Some smaller ones will likely have to shutter. Larger ones will bear costs that will not be recouped when normal governance is resumed. So, the next time a government bid comes up, private contractors…

Trump on shutdown: 'The buck stops with everybody'

Donald Trump has never been one to accept responsibility for his actions. I mean, the guy once tried to blame two of his employees who had died in a work-related helicopter crash for his own business failures. With regard to the shutdown, it’s becoming clear that he didn’t start with a plan, still doesn’t have one,…

Now the FDA is suspending food inspections; thanks, Trump!

Up until now, I’ve been exaggerating when I’ve said Donald Trump makes me want to vomit. Hey, we might get the real deal soon enough. From The Washington Post: The furloughing of hundreds of Food and Drug Administration inspectors has sharply reduced inspections of the nation’s food supply — one of many repercussions of the…