About Last Night…

We think that when the history of Trump is written, it might be called the #187MinuteCoup, which is the length of time from when Hair Füror left his rally till the moment he called it off, reluctantly, in a video from what used to be the Rose Garden before Mel got her hands on it.

As Adam Kinzinger said, “The president did not fail to act, he chose not to act.”

The hearing was essentially a closing argument in the case the J6C has made against Trump. We predicted that this would be a hearing about dereliction of duty, and that was delivered in spades.


Probably the most damning testimony had to be from former White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s videotaped testimony. Or maybe I should say Cipollone’s struggle to not say something made that something obvious. Cipollone was asked if anyone on White House staff didn’t want the rioters to go home.

“On the staff?” he replied.

Liz Cheney  clarified that she wanted to know about anybody in the White House didn’t want the rioters to go home.

Cipollone said he couldn’t think of anybody who didn’t want that.

Then the committee asked him about Hair Füror hisself.

He talked about whether answering it might be privileged, whispered with his lawyer. Finally:

“I can’t reveal communications, but obviously I think in my …” he looked at his lawyer again.

Another long pause:

“Yeah.”

Awkward!


The Calls Are Not Coming From Within The White House

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany (that’s Raggedy Anthrax to us Scissorheads) told the committee that while rioters smashed through police lines at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Trump asked aides for a list of senators to call as he continued to try to overturn the gubmint.

The so-called president made no attempt to call anyone who could put an end to the sacking of the capitol. Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley: “You know, you’re the commander in chief. You’ve got an assault going on in the Capitol of the United States of America. And there’s nothing? No call? Nothing? Zero?”

However, Hair Füror did manage to call both Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Tommy Tuberville  to urge them to continue their efforts to overturn the election. Tuberville had to cut the convo short as he was whisked away to safety.

Some folks in VP Mike Pence (Walking Termite Buffet) goddam Secret Service entourage called their families to say good-bye.

“The members of the VP detail at this time were starting to fear for their own lives. There was a lot of yelling, a lot of very personal calls over the radio…it was disturbing, I don’t like talking about it. But there were calls to say goodbye to family members, so on and so forth. It was getting—for whatever the reason was on the ground, the VP detail thought that this was very ugly…everybody kept saying…at that point it was just reassurances, or I think there were discussions of reinforcements coming but again, it was just chaos, there was just yelling.”

I cannot be the only person who thought about 9/11 when that detail was revealed.


And of course the other highlight for me was:

I will be the President before All Hair and No Hero Hawley will be, but I do have one question:


Coming Attractions

Liz Cheney opened the hearing with the bombshell announcement that more witnesses have come forward and there will be more hearings in September.

As we have said since the hearings started, they are designed for an audience of two: 1) Merrick Garland and B) Lord Damp Nut hisself.

Cheney: “The dam has begun to break.”

You can decide who she was addressing.

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6 Responses to About Last Night…

  1. Martin Pollard says:

    As Honorary Scissorhead Jim “Stonekettle” Wright said on the electrical tweeting machine, Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz should start a congressional group for running away from things (also Rand Paul, who as blogger Driftglass would remind us is the original Senator Who Ran Away). Call it the Senators Who Run Away From Things Caucus*.

    Not to be confused with the Society for Putting Things On Top of Other Things, which disbanded after they realized that it was all a bit silly.

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  2. I think the thing that has struck me after some time to digest, is how that fucking guy’s presidency was book-ended by his petulant refusal to calm things down when he thinks he’s winning at the expense of the rest of the country. 2017 Unite the Right march of the khaki nazis to the 2021 coup attempt by the MAGAt’s. Both times he had to be browbeat by the WH staff into acting vaguely presidential, and both times he made it very clear that he wanted what happened to happen.

    Also, the Republican party needs to be burned to the ground, and the ground salted.

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  3. annieasksyou says:

    A high point for me was tfg’s videotaped inability to say “yesterday” or…Aw shucks…”the election is over.”

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    • tengrain says:

      Annie –

      Yeah, that was pretty good! That moron couldn’t say “yesterday.” cut out the 3-syllable words, Vanky!

      Rgds,

      TG

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    • Jimmy T says:

      Who knew that the Beatles had this figured out back in 1965?
      “Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.”
      “Now it looks as though they’re here to stay.”
      “Oh, I believe in yesterday.”

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