Plotting Republicans Want To “Take It All Down”
Plotting Republicans Want To “Take It All Down”
Republicans out there plotting:
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
We may wish and we may hope. But even if we keep the House, and take the Senate and Presidency, Republican leadership is born without spines and will leave the Deep State Swamp intact whether we give them four years or eight. Hell broth? Sorry, dearie, we are all out.
Republicans plotting is the subject of the latest piece of psychological fiction by Heather Digby Parton for Salon Magazine. The article is “The ambitious Republican plot to take it all down”. Before we begin, although she has 11 siblings, I cannot find that Digby Parton is in any way related to Saint Dolly Parton of the Smoky Mountains. I feel more patriotic just typing that. Digby Parton is an acclaimed liberal/progressive blogger. Enough said.
Digby Parton’s sub-head is: “Republicans have come to believe that the entire federal government is filled with woke liberals”. Well, she is right about that part. And at least she didn’t say “MAGA Republicans”, that’s a surprise. Here is her opening volley:
Picture it, if you will, it’s January 21, 2025 and Donald Trump has just been inaugurated for his second term after the Biden interregnum. Yes, it would be a horrific time, not unlike those first horrible weeks in 2017 when over half the country struggled to grasp how it was possible that an ignorant, bombastic, game show host had eked out a win through an electoral college fluke. But those feelings of despair are where the similarities will end. The next Trump administration will be ready to hit the ground running with their leader’s Retribution Agenda and it won’t be because Trump is any more effective at presidential leadership. It will be because right-wing institutions will have spent their four years in the wilderness preparing for their chance to enact a radical overhaul of the federal government unlike anything we’ve ever seen in this country.
I bet ole Digby still has her pussy hat and is ready to go full Trigglypuff in a hot minute. And, “Retribution Agenda”? PUH-leeze. Democrats are always hyperventilating about retribution, aren’t they. Like this the Retribution Tour they were worried about after Trump Impeachment Part Deux. Republicans don’t call CNN and jail their opponents, Digby. That’s your side, Fascist Girl. Remember Roger Stone? (He’s icky but he didn’t deserve this):
According to Digby, Trump is stupid. It’s the giant organization behind him that is doing the plotting. I am sitting here with tears streaking down my face I am laughing so hard:
There was always talk of this among the original Trumpers, even though the president himself didn’t have a clue what they were talking about. Recall former adviser Steve Bannon bellowing about the “deconstruction of the administrative state” and former Attorney General Bill Barr’s assertions of unchecked executive power for example. As it happened, Trump was so far in over his head and ran such a chaotic, scandal-filled administration that they were unable to institute many systematic changes to test their theories but they came away with the knowledge that given another chance with a corrupt demagogue they could make changes to the system that could help them stay in power indefinitely.
Wow, stopping the administrative state that throttles the Middle Class is bad, who knew? And, Trump caused the Covid pandemic:
His appearance on CNN’s generous kick-off campaign rally for him a couple of weeks ago reinforced that idea, as he repeated all his punch lines and the audience cheered and clapped ecstatically. It certainly left the impression that if Trump were to win the election next year we would be in for a repeat of his first term: turmoil, scandal and ineptitude in which the most terrifying consequence is that a crisis hits or someone makes a catastrophic error. Last time, you’ll recall, we got hit with the first deadly global pandemic in a hundred years and Trump publicly told America to take unproven snake oil cures and instructed scientists to look into having people ingest disinfectants since they kill the virus on surfaces.
Well, Trump was right about the “snake oil cures” and the rest of the stuff is Digby lies. This next bit is pure hysteria:
Many people died and many more families were decimated but I fear that too many Americans may think that a rerun of the The Trump Show won’t be a catastrophe since most of us survived his tenure. But it won’t be a rerun. Since the day Trump left the White House for his exile at Mar-a-Lago, well-funded right-wing organizations have been planning the return to power with a fully developed agenda and plan to enact it. All they have to do is put the Sharpie in Trump’s hand to sign what they put in front of him after which he can run out to the cameras and whine and complain about whomever is his target that day as his minions turn the executive branch into a full functioning partisan operation.
“…most of us survived his tenure.” You have got to effing kidding me? Biden of the shambolic zombie walk is the one who gets the Sharpie in his hand:
"Biden robot" back from Japan..No Salute and does he even blink?And the way he walks… pic.twitter.com/7RPws65I7i
— Truthseeker (@Xx17965797N) May 22, 2023
Look, Digs, the government is filled with woke liberal. BUT, we don’t want to take it all down. Just the huge chunks of it. The I.R.S., the Education Department and the F.B.I..
Meanwhile, back to the plotting. My brew is getting cold. Powerful trouble like a Hellbroth boil.
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