The bewildering cruelty of the Republican tax cut requires some time to truly appreciate.
I never thought Trump’s dysfunctional abortion of an Administration could ever manage to get the legislation through, but clearly the corporate empire of Amerika and the Military Industrial Complex have all conspired to ensure the greatest tax rort in America can proceed.
The Stock Exchange will surge making the inevitable market correction even more terrifying.
So vile tax cuts to corporations, tax cuts for private planes, reversing tax cuts for disabled workers, grotesque underfunding of education and basic health services leaving a deficit where the poor are actually subsidising the rich.
It is one of the greatest corporate muggings of equality ever.
Trying to find hope in the Flynn prosecution is an obvious place to leap to at times as horrific as this.
But we seem to get a ‘He’s-going-to-be-impeached’ conga line occur every single day now as the latest implosion or explosion of unbridled revenge fantasies/policy announcement on Twitter manages to cascade through the media.
Firstly, getting impeached, doesn’t actually mean a hell of a lot. It is the second part of the process that actually matters and for that, you need a two thirds majority in the Senate.
After this tax plan, there won’t be enough Republicans in the Senate who are going to turn on Trump, there just isn’t.
If the Republicans are seriously going to allow Roy Moore to be the Alabama Senator to keep power, they’ll sure as hell back Trump in any second impeachment hearing.
Secondly, remember these people – the Trumps – and the mentally deficient morons they employ to handle immensely complex issues far beyond their capacity are actually too stupid to be malicious in their dealings with Russia. We’ve already seen a number of times where the pure idiocy of those involved is such that being able to successfully prosecute may be one thing, but making it stick in the minds of the wider electorate as anything more than ‘they were new to politics’ is another thing altogether.
That doesn’t mean Russia didn’t try and create mayhem in their elections via social media, that doesn’t mean Trump wasn’t neck deep in Russian Oligarchy money, but when you consider that Trump’s starting point with Russia is that the American Deep State is really manufacturing conflict with Putin for their own ends, you immediately appreciate how his actions with Russia take on a lunatic fringe vibe which can almost be laughed off or cheered on in the eyes of his supporters rather than damn him.
I think the far more horrifying reality is that Trump is not going anywhere and even if he is impeached and tied up in some further prosecution, we are all simply being hopeful that this nightmare ends rather than that being the reality.
This maniac will remain in the White House because all America has governing their most powerful citizen is mere convention of how a President should act. Trump doesn’t give a damn about convention and has no trouble whatsoever in stamping all over it.
His supporters want him in there angering the ‘liberal elites’ because they despise those voices which have forever demeaned them and left them economically to the mercy of a globalisation culture they have no traction in.
This is a love affair based on hate and contempt, and it takes a lot to turn those.
I want this torture to end, but believe that is wishful thinking.
Trump and his narcissistic madness is not going anywhere.