A new month is here, the election is just days away, and it's time to name our
Right-Cheek Ass Clown
In any normal season, Mr Comey's blatant politicization of the authority of the nation's premier law enforcement agency would have made him a clear winner of our award. However, this is far from a normal season, and so I have decided to make a second award for this period, to
Consider this depressing article from today's Washington Post - Republicans Are Now Vowing Total War. And the Consequences Could Be Immense. While the title of the article may be overly hyperbolic, the GOP actions it describes are not. Here are two verbatim excerpts from the article, including the original embedded links:
"High-ranking Republican officeholders are now suggesting that they may impeach Clinton as soon as she takes office. These are not just backbench nutbars of the Louie Gohmert variety, but people with genuine power, including Ron Johnson, the senator from Wisconsin, Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and veteran legislators like James Sensenbrenner and Peter King. The message is being echoed by top Trump surrogates like Rudy Giuliani.
"There is a growing movement among Republicans in the Senate to simply refuse to approve any nominee appointed by a Democratic president to the Supreme Court, leaving open any and all vacancies until a Republican can be elected to fill them."
In every previous election in the American democracy, the people made their choice and the two parties grudgingly kissed, made up, and went on with the often-messy business of government. This year, one party is openly stating that it will, if it loses the election, not only refuse to work with the new president, but to begin impeachment actions immediately. That party is openly stating that it will do everything in its power to paralyze the government and continue the partisan lunacy that has made us a laughingstock around the world. That party is the GOP.
With only four days left until the election, I present the Right-Cheek Ass Clown Award jointly to FBI Director James Comey for his shameless partisan meddling in the political process, and to the Republican Party for it's deliberate and shameful refusal to work with its political opponents to conduct the nation's business.
It's enough to make you cry.
Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday, when we'll try to find something to laugh at.
More thoughts then.