Make no mistake – what the Republican Party pulled off election day 2016 was nothing less than a soft coup d’état.
Recognizing that the nation’s demographics spelled certain political marginalization and doom, Republicans sought to impose permanent minority rule on America first by hijacking the judiciary (a mission Moscow Mitch McTreason started back when Obama was still POTUS. Mitch did this by refusing to give Merrick Garland a hearing — and by refusing to let Obama fill most of the vacancies on the federal bench. With Trump in office, not only has Mitch scored two SCOTUS seats, he’s also jammed through horrible, deficient right wing candidates to fill all those seats Mitch previously refused to do anything about.
We were in a Constitutional Crisis the instant Trump took his oath of office while simultaneously violating it. If swearing in a criminal – who KNOWINGLY betrayed the country even as he became its leader (under false pretense) – a criminal working for the country we’ve been at cold war with for 75 years – isn’t a Constitutional Crisis, nothing is.
Yesterday, Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney (a man who takes sycophancy to staggering new lows) gave one of the most amazing news conferences of all time. He didn’t just confess (on behalf of Trump), he waved away any outrage We The People might feel with a brusque “Get over it”.
That’s rapist-speak. “Get over” what I’ve just done to you. What I’m doing to you still. “Get over it”. Get over it why? Because YOU don’t want to talk about it – or, worse, confess?
That’s what “get over it” really means. I did it. So what?
A rapist mid-rape couldn’t put it better.
That soft coup d’etat was a whole other kind of rape. That was the Constitution being raped. And the Rule Of Law. It was the majority getting raped by the minority.
It was Republicanism and Trumpism sizing up the American electorate like Trump and Jeffrey Epstein taking in the pretty girls they ordered up for lunch.
And when the girls say “no”, having agreed to one thing but nothing at all like this? “Get over it” will be how Trump responds. I’m having it anyway. You might as well lie back and “enjoy it”.