Friday, June 22, 2018

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for June, 2018

I'm usually a pretty positive person. I try to look for the best in people and situations, and to look for the bright side even in the worst situations. Along this line, as a general rule I try not to be angry when I write my Ass Clown award posts - indignant, yes ... amused, sometimes ... outraged, perhaps ... but never outright angry.

Today, I'm violating my general rule.

I am furious and disgusted as I write this post to present the designation of

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for June, 2018


The Entire United States Government

The award is deserved by the Legislative Branch for its unyielding hyperpartisanship (on both sides, but especially the Republicans), craven submission of duty to political self-interest, and fear of an unqualified and out-of-control president.

It is deserved by the Executive Branch for inept leadership based on blatant and outright lies, distortions, cherry-picked or invented "facts," 240-character bursts of anger and self-aggrandizement in place of coherent policy, and flagrant ignorance of history*. Note that the office of the Attorney General, responsible for executing the most awful and un-American policies in recent memory, is part of the Executive Branch. Note also that my earlier decision to present Donald Trump with a lifetime achievement award and remove him from eligibility for future Ass Clown awards does not disqualify him for participation in this group award. 

And it is deserved by the Judicial Branch, for its utter failure to provide sound legal review and oversight of the other branches of government, neglecting its responsibility to provide rational guidance based on the Constitution and established precedents in favor of a partisan desire to kick the governing can down the road and shove the responsibility back to lower courts.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, I'm really angry, and I'm presenting the Left-Cheek Ass Clown Award for June, 2016, to the entire United States Government ... which is occupying space the Founders intended to be occupied by rational human beings who actually cared about their nation and its place in the world. We deserve better.

Have a good day. Be angry. More thoughts tomorrow, when Cartoon Saturday returns.


* Other than a detailed knowledge of everything done by President Obama, the undoing of which is the only demonstrable policy of the current administration.


John Hill said...

I feel your anger.
I think a lot of us are angry.
It's about time.

Dave Hess said...

I too am angry at the U.S. government for all the reasons you cite. But I am just as angry at my fellow citizens who tolerate and even come out in support of Trump's ignorance of history and the constitution, his bold faced lies, his hostility toward allied nations and his disregard for international organizations, the rule of law and - above all at present - basic human rights.

Mike said...

The kids in cages was a distraction while they worked on cutting Social Security and Medicare. What a great bunch of assholes.

AbuBakr Marzouk said...

Concur...nominate Stephen Miller for next Ass Clown...I do not think and another ass clown can pass him for some time...but, I was wrong about hitting bottom with Trump.

allenwoodhaven said...

Didn't see that coming. Not that they don't deserve it, they do, but I just had a failure of imagination that they all could be picked at the same time.

My hope is that the midterms will see major changes. God knows we need them.