Friday, May 19, 2017

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for May, 2017

How quickly two weeks go by! It's the third week of May, and it's time to name our latest Ass Clown Award recipient. As usual ... actually, more so than usual ... it's been difficult to separate the wheat of the true Ass Clowns from the chaff of the merely stupid and ignorant, especially given the chaotic events of the last week. I have an idea that my selection this time will be controversial, but after weighing the qualifications of the many contenders and thinking about what makes a truly award-worthy Ass Clown, I've made my decision.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown
May, 2017

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 17th, Representative Green took the floor at the House of Representatives and called for the impeachment of Donald Trump, saying:

"This is about my position. This is about what I believe. And this is where I stand. I will not be moved. The President must be impeached."

Mr Green is free to believe what he will, and to take any position he wishes, and I personally think that Donald Trump is an utter disaster in the nation's highest office. However, Donald Trump was legally and properly elected according to the Constitution and the law, and we are nowhere close to seeing definitive evidence of "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors"* that will stand up in court. Issuing a formal call on the House floor for Mr Trump's impeachment at this time is the worst sort of shameless grandstanding, and complicates an already-difficult and highly charged political situation. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, Texas Representative Al Green is named our Left-Cheek Ass Clown for May, 2017.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday ... I guarantee it will be funnier than anything you've seen in Washington this week.

More thoughts then.


* Article II, Section 4.


eViL pOp TaRt said...

An attention-seeker; but not a deep thinker.

John Hill said...

This does open the door for "I was the first to call for impeachment" grandstanding at a later date, making this a potentially double grandstanding ploy.

Mike said...

But shameless grandstanding is what they all do so well.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

He made a feeble statement.

allenwoodhaven said...

It is way too early to be issuing a formal call for impeachment. I think it's a passionate expression of belief, stemming from anger and fear, but it's counter productive if that's what you really want. Wait and watch while the process unfolds and facts are established. Oh wait, are facts supposed to mean anything anymore?