White House Blow Up – Must See TV
White House Blow Up – Must See TV
The “vulgarian” Trump invited House and Senate Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to the White House yesterday to discuss building the wall or border security or whatever moniker they want to use this week. It was clear San Fran Nan and Chuck still think they are dealing with someone of limited intellectual capacity and zero political game. One could almost feel sorry for them, but my empathy is lacking when it comes to those two partisan hacks. Democrats sure do love to throw that term around. For Nan and Chuck, if the term fits, you must use it.
The Washington, D.C. script dictates that when these meetings occur the television cameras are invited in, everybody makes nice so the camera people get their shots, the media is escorted out and the actual meeting begins. During this meeting, furniture is destroyed, vicious punches are thrown and body parts are ripped off. But, the taxpayers, you and me, get to live in the illusion that actual horse trading is done and everyone plays by the Marquis of Queensberry rules.
Trump the Vulgarian ripped that wide open. Nan was not amused. Chuck wanted to dig a hole. President Trump was large and in charge. And Vice President Mike Pence was trying hard not to laugh and wondering if he could get a White House usher to bring him some popcorn. Let’s watch the digital video. The fun starts at 5:45 after talk of criminal justice reform and farm bill yada yada. Pelosi first indicates the press should leave at 7:00.
I don’t know about you, but I could watch this on an endless loop. Nancy says “this has spiraled downhill” at 11:30. Chuck Schumer tries to gig Trump about winning more Senate seats with a dig at North Dakota and Indiana. Chuck thought he was being clever. Senator Schumer is as clever as an Easy Bake Oven. Dayum, I wish they would do this every day. President Trump could invite a Democrat member of the House and Senate over everyday.
Picture this. Announcer voiceover: “Tomorrow on ‘White House Showdown’, Representative Adam Schiff and Senator Richard Blumenthal. Order from your cable provider now for $39.95. Don’t forget $30.00 of each order will be used to ‘Build the Wall’.” It would be boffo box office. The wall would get built and maybe a little bit of this year’s deficit paid down. Bonus, we would get to see how truly stupid, venal and power mad these people truly are. This was way better than that time Theresa flipped the table on “Real Housewives of New Jersey”.
However, proving that Representative Pelosi is not introspective and cannot learn she walked out of the White House and talked smack. From the failing “New York Times”:
According to one Democratic aide in the room, she questioned Mr. Trump’s manhood, calling the wall debate “a manhood thing for him.” She also primly likened the meeting to “a tinkle contest with a skunk,” adding, “I was trying to be the mom.”
Oh, Nan. Way wrong, girl. It’s so third wave feminist to question his manhood over the wall. And, if there was a skunk in the room, it was you. You questioned his border wall facts saying you would have to contradict them in front of the cameras and yet. Chirp, chirp. Oh, and “trying to be the mom”. Is that how you whip your members? You shake your finger and use your stern voice?
In another article from the failing New York Times, writer Carl Hulse likened President Trump to Colonel Nathan Jessup in “A Few Good Men”:
In a new twist on the old game of shutdown politics dating to the 1990s, Mr. Trump was essentially goaded on Tuesday by Representative Nancy Pelosi of California and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York into embracing ownership of a shutdown yet to come if Democrats do not accede to his request for $5 billion to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico.
“I will take the mantle,” Mr. Trump told the two Democratic leaders in the Oval Office, saying he would proudly close parts of the executive branch if he did not get his way. “I’m not going to blame you for it,” he continued. “The last time you shut it down, it didn’t work. I will take the mantle of shutting down, and I’m going to shut it down for border security.”
A smiling Mr. Schumer seemed more than satisfied with Mr. Trump’s retort. “O.K., fair enough,” he said.
The moment was a little reminiscent of the climactic scene in “A Few Good Men,” when Tom Cruise’s character elicits an incriminating answer from Jack Nicholson’s Marine colonel. In this case, Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer were more than happy to handle the president’s truth. Ms. Pelosi couldn’t say the term “Trump shutdown” enough times.
No, Mr. Hulse, you can’t handle the truth. Shutting down the government will up Trump’s working class hero cred. Plus that whole show was more reminiscent of the “man behind the curtain” scene in Oz. We saw what Nan and Chuck are really like. Remember what former Senator Alan Simpson said about hate and corroded vessels last week at late President G.H.W. Bush’s funeral. Nancy and Chuck can wear expensive clothes but their vessels are totally corroded.
I just ask one thing of President Trump. Next time, Pay Per View. Plus, I am going to need more popcorn. Stay tuned for more on “White House Showdown”.
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