One Night Only: Hope Hicks Encore Performance!

UPDATED: Deleted image. I Got Punked, that’s Hilary Rhoda, a different person. We regret the error. (hat tip: Scissorhead Bluegal)

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us…

“The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday demanded Hope Hicks return for a second round of questioning within the next month to clarify what it described as ‘inconsistent’ testimony she gave about Donald Trump’s hush-money payments to an adult film actress.

“Democratic panel chairman Jerry Nadler in a five-page letter cited newly released court documents that raise questions about whether the former White House communications director and longtime Trump aide misled his panel about her role in the scheme during a closed-door interview last month.

“As I reminded you at the outset of your interview, anything other than complete candor can have very serious consequences,” Nadler said in the letter to Hicks, which set an August 15 deadline for her to voluntarily return for additional questioning otherwise he’d issue a subpoena.”

Hicks, as you may recall:

Hicks refused to answer just about all questions, and her lawyers from the White House objected to just about every question Hicks was asked. It really needed a laugh track each time her signature tag line appeared, “Not that I can recall.” It was not dy-NO-mite, but she uses it to great comic effect.

The White House Counsel advised her to not recall where her White House office was.

I’m not expecting that Nadler’s gambit will work any better this time, but it will be one more subpoena added to the pile when he does go to a judge and demand… something? Anyway, here’s his 5-page letter if you want to read it.

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Scalia Nominated To Replace Acosta

Fungol!

When this flickered past, I seriously thought that one of his necromancers at POTUS Shield had raised Fat Tony from the dead to replace Labor Secretary Epstein, er, Acosta.

Anyway,if someone could please explain to me why Fat Tony’s spawn is qualified for this post, I’d appreciate it. I assume it has more to do with his evil and cursed ancestry than any job experience. Also: what’s the over-under that he flies through the Senate for approval?

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Gaslighting 101

Please keep holding your breath.
Please.

Right after Prznint Grand Wizard’s Nuremberg-style Rally on Wednesday:

…And by Thursday morning, when the sheer horror of Hair Füror’s racist rally dawned on everyone not living in Possum Hollar, House Republican leaders pleaded with the White House to prevent it from becoming a fixture at his rallies like “lock her up.”

Republicans aren’t saying they won’t goosestep behind Hair Füror if the chant continues, they’re just worried it’ll be politically damaging. Such good Germans.

Anyway, somehow the message got through the bedrock of his skull, and Prznint Stupid told reporters:

It was quite a chant, and I felt a little bit badly about it. [But] I say there is far more energy on the right than there is on the left. I think we have far more support than they do and I think we have far more energy than they do. And we’re going to have a very interesting election. But I was not happy when I heard that chant.

Uh-huh. Stupid paused for about 12 seconds to make sure the whole arena could clearly hear it, he appeared to show approval, and shortly thereafter said, “Hey, if they don’t like it, let them leave, let them leave.”  But you know, better to gaslight us than admit anything.

This is the patented Hair Füror strategy: Whip up a frenzy, then disavow, and the press falls for the gaslighting everytime. Or do they?

The NYTimes:

“Trump disavowed the behavior of his own supporters in comments to reporters at the White House and claimed that he had tried to contain it, an assertion clearly contradicted by video of the event.”

The WSJ:

 “Donald Trump rarely admits a mistake, much less an overstatement, so we’ll take the regret he expressed Thursday at the chant of ‘send her back’ during his Wednesday rally as the moral equivalent of an apology. Let’s hope his supporters get the message, and that Mr. Trump stops egging them on.”

End of story? Just ask the “very fine people on both sides” about that. History repeats itself.

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Bad Marketing, Cont.

Someone in Marketing got laid-off (HAWT!) for this.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Dennis Cole)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

Yes, SoyBlo, it IS all about you:

Jeebus, some people.

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Midday Palate Cleanser

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Caterwaul)

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Today in History

We could use a writer like Thompson again

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was born on this date in 1937. Instructive Quote:

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”
― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

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Burn The Lifeboats, Part Infinity

Ipsos:

Washington, DC, July 17, 2019 — The latest Ipsos poll, conducted on behalf of USA Today, finds that Democrats and Republicans are in stark disagreement over what behaviors are considered to be ‘American.’ While over half of Republicans agree that people who criticize America are un-American (52%), only 17% of Democrats agree. However, a majority of Americans (59%) consider Trump’s latest Twitter attack on four Democratic congresswomen, telling them to “go back” to their respective countries, un-American. Sentiments are highly partisan, with 88% of Democrats and just 25% of Republicans who agree with the statement.

It seems that Republicans think that comments like Trump’s infamous tweets are racist, but Possum Hollar is cool with it when they learn that Trump was the one who made them. 

Remember: the Republican Party = Trump, he is not a symptom, he is who they are, he is who they have been for the past 40+ years. That’s who they will be after he is gone.

Don’t let them off the hook by saying he’s captured them. They made him.

BURN THE LIFEBOATS

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The Stupid, It Burrrrrrrns!

Hey you guys, let’s meet Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), who has the worst hot take yet! (emphasis mine):

“You know, they talk about people of color. I’m a person of color. I’m white. I’m an Anglo Saxon. People say things all the time, but I don’t get offended,” Kelly told Vice News before a vote on a resolution condemning the president.

“With a name like Mike Kelly you can’t be from any place else but Ireland,” he said.

Um, Mike? If you are of Irish heritage (and I hope to Blog Almighty that you are not!), you would NOT be Anglo Saxon, you would be a Celt. Turn in your Shamrock and pour out your green beer, you have grievously failed us Celts.

You are not Irish, you are American.

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MAGA: ‘When Do We Burn Down The Reichstag?’

I clipped the video just to have the moment when Possum Hollar started chanting “Send Her Back,” which is probably as un-American a thing I’ve ever heard. Fascism isn’t creeping, that is galloping in full daylight. Here he is encouraging exile for a political enemy and his brown shirts are, well, all-in.

[Side note: I’ve read that the extra security is being ordered for the  four minority women Representatives that Hair Füror is singling-out, because Possum Hollar has already upped the already too-high death threats. This is serious. These weak-brained people have sent mail bombs, as you might recall.]

American citizenship is an irrevocable right, whether you were born here or granted citizenship. Americans have the right—and duty!—to be critical of the country and the policies of any administration. During the Obama years, the Republicans criticized constantly, and I suppose Possum Hollar could have immigrated elsewhere (the love it or leave it argument), but they did not.

The LATimes has a good recap. I don’t even try to watch these rally things live anymore. Say, can we send HIM back? Asking for about 200M friends.

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