Friday, May 22, 2020

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for May, 2020

I must freely admit to you, Dear Readers, that I am in a state of profound despair.

I find myself living in a country I do not recognize, among people who do not reflect the traditional American values I was taught to honor and cherish. I am surrounded by people who believe the most insane conspiracy theories, who reject fact-based medical and scientific advice while following the lead of unqualified idiots, who insist on the supreme importance of their personal freedoms while rejecting any sense of responsibility for the well-being of the community as a whole.

In this atmosphere, and in my current state of dejection, it's all but impossible to select a single Ass Clown to serve as the biweekly representative of the thundering herd of drooling fools that have made America the laughingstock of the world. And yet I have to do something, and so I shall heave a mighty sigh of resignation and announce my selection for

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for May, 2020

And the award goes - for the fourth time* - to 

Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo

After being named by Der Furor to replace the fired-by-tweet Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo set out to single-mindedly implement what passes for foreign policy in the current administration. As noted in previous awards, he consistently failed to defend the honor and integrity of State Department personnel against slurs and insults from Der Furor, most notably shamelessly throwing Ambassador Marie Yovanovich under the bus in order to protect Der Furor during his impeachment and not reacting to his boss's reference to the "Deep State" Department. Mr Pompeo has been the front man for a foreign policy of incredible ineptitude, failing to push back against Der Furor's reckless squandering of America's image as a reliable political, economic, and military ally. 

Most recently, Mr Pompeo asked Der Furor to fire the State Department's Inspector General, while refusing to specify the grounds for the dismissal. One suspects that the reasons included the IG's investigations into nuclear and weapons deals with Saudi Arabia that had been opposed by Congress, but pushed through by Pompeo and Der Furor, and into private, elite dinners (which he calls "Madison Dinners") Pompeo has held at taxpayer expense in State Department ceremonial rooms ... events which do not appear to have been part of the State Department foreign policy mission, but rather were intended to cultivate Pompeo’s political career.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, when you vote in November and think about "draining the swamp," think hard about who the people are who are deepening and broadening the swamp rather than cleaning it out.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the Left-Cheek Ass Clown for May, 2020.

Have a good day, and come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday. You know you need the laughs.


* His three previous awards were presented on December 7, 2018, November 22, 2019, and January 20, 2020. At this rate, he and Moscow Mitch McConnell will soon join Der Furor as winners of Lifetime "Achievement" Awards. 


Mike said...

The really sad sad state of affairs right now. "...while rejecting any sense of responsibility for the well-being of the community as a whole."

allenwoodhaven said...

Hate the concept but love your description "the thundering herds of drooling fools that have made America the laughingstock of the world"!

Trying times, indeed. We can get through it but have to be as smart as possible as long as it takes.

Grand Crapaud said...

I'm sick of Trump and his henchpersons.