Published on The Doomstead Diner May 28, 2017
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Well, we are about halfway through the first year of the Presidency of His Trumpness over the ever decaying corpse of Amerika. Global citizens can count themselves lucky that at least so far he hasn't pushed the button to glaze over Beijing or Pyongyang, or whoever else is pissing him off over breakfast while he fires off the tweets.
This week as I begin this recap, he took a break from the weekly Golf rounds at Mar de Lago flying in on Air Force 1 surrounded by an Army of Secret Service Agents to go Jet Setting around the world to meet with a variety of Foreign Leaders. This of course costs the Taxpayer just slightly more than your average First Class Ticket on United for a Hawaiian Vacation. In fact I could LIVE in Hawaii for the rest of my life for the cost of one of these trips! It's in the $MILLIONS$ for every weekend round of Golf he needs to play down in Florida to relieve the high stress during the week of getting out his Morning Tweet.
However, Deal-maker extraordinaire that he is, the money should be recouped by all the financial deals he will make for the FSoA during the trip! According to Newz Reports in the MSM, in just the first day he sold $110B worth of military hardware to the Wahabist Killers running Saudi Arabia! By itself, this easily pays for the trip! Although of course, they could have done the same deal over the internet and saved a lot of money on what is basically just a Photo Op. All the deals are already worked out long before El Trumpsky walks down the stairs from Air Force 1.
BTW, don't you find it a bit curious that all shots of the POTUS coming off one of these airplanes (there are actually a fleet of them, not just one) have a portable stairway on open tarmac, no terminal in sight? On my first flights in the 1960s down to Brazil, this was very common. Even international airports of the time did not sport the big hydraulically powered jetway ramps that today attach themselves to just about every aircraft, unless you either are flying in an incredibly small and uncomfortable Regional Jet, or are flying to some complete Buttfuck location in the middle of 3rd World Nowhere.
Today however, you can't fly from Milwaulkee to Cleveland and disembark the plane without walking through a hydraulically powered Jetway tube. When Air Force 1 lands in Riyahd though, there are apparently no available Gates at the terminal for the plane to dock at, so the POTUS is forced to walk down stairs to a waiting Limousine on the Tarmac. You would think by now they would have at least devised a Mobile Escalator for the purpose of shipping the High & Mighty Meat Package of the POTUS off the fucking 747!
Update! They DO have Portable Tarmac Escalators for the High & Mighty!
How come Donaldovitch didn't get one of these when he landed in Saudi Arabia?
So anyhow, what the expensive trip amounts to is an opportunity for numerous Photo Ops with Trumpovsky looking "Presidential" as he shakes hands with various Foreign Leaders. Also in theory for him a Welcome Relief from the last couple of weeks of Domestic Attacks on his credibilty and the way he is running the Executive Branch of Goobermint here on Home Soil. Whether he can resist the temptation to Tweet while he is Jet Setting though remains an open question as of today when I begin writing this essay.
Back here in the FSoA though, the non-stop chatter about parallels with Watergate and the possibilities for the Big "I" of Impeachment continue, and not strictly from the so-called "left" of the Demodopes or Wing Nut bloggers. It's being bandied about by WaPo on a daily basis, with heavyweight Law Professors from Harvard like Alan Dershowitz weighing in. Regardless of who is interviewed though, they all pretty much say the same thing, that even if Donaldovitch is guilty of Impeachable crimes, it's unlikely the Repugnant controlled CONgress will pull the plug on him. This takes a 2/3rds majority in the Senate, so even if all the Demodopes vote to Impeach, you still need around 17 Repugnants to join them. This does appear highly unlikely, except for a couple of things.
First is that currently the entire Goobermint is in complete dissarray and nothing on the Repugnant agenda is getting accomplished. Well, at least none of the major stuff, some small stuff like eviscerating the EPA is happening. Still haven't got rid of that pesky Obamacare yet though. Also women can still get birth control and abortions, evolution is still being taught in the schools, teachers are still Unionized and there aren't any fucking Oil Drilling Platforms off Malibu or Virginia Beach yet! Also they have not yet raided all the public pension funds or privatized Social Security. So things are not going as smoothly as the Repugnants would like here under the Trumpoyetsty Regime, mainly because the constant turmoil he creates with the Daily Lie on Twitter keeps them too bizzy doing Spin Control and trying to save their own sorry asses.
The second major issue is that the CONgressional elections are coming up in 2018, and Repugnant candidates are currently getting pelted with Rotten Eggs & Rotten Tomatoes at Town Hall meetings all across the FSoA. It's gotten so bad that they need to arrest reporters for the serious crime of asking questions and give their speeches from inside a Shark Cage protected by Secret Service carrying Bazookas. Gerrymandering and voiding voter ballots may not be enough to get these clowns re-elected, and they know it. At a certain point you gotta cut your losses and throw somebody under the bus, and with every Tweet Donaldovitch looks more and more like good Bus Meat.
Lopping off Donaldefsky's head isn't likely to make things better, it may in fact make them worse since we will get Pensky as replacement POTUS. Pensky is likely to be worse since he is an experienced career beltway politician who knows where the money goes and how to buy favors and not just try to bully everybody in town. He's already got a Super-PAC formed to collect money from Billionaires to help fellow Retardican pols get re-elected, and then himself too once he takes over the Oval Office from Trumpovitch and becomes the unelected POTUS, Gerald Ford style. He can then grant a Pardon to Trumpov for Money Laundering for the Ruskie Mafia, after of course he deposits a nice chunk of change to Pensky's account in the Cayman Islands.
The whole Ruskie connection deal with the Donaldov is so blatantly obvious it's not even funny. First is the fact he refuses to disclose his Tax Returns, which no doubt are loaded with Fake Numbers. Next is the fact it's KNOWN information already that he sold numerous properties in his buildings to Ruskie Oligarchs, who all also are trying to find some mattress to stuff the money they rip off from the Ruskie people into, somewhere outside Mother Russia. Then there are all the meetings by various members of his staff and family with high level Ruskies and/or high bank account Ruskies. Then of course is the Praise being dished out at him by Vlad the Impaler, who definitely would not be doing that if there was not something in it for him. One has to suspect that Trumpovitch is PWNed by the Ruskies and Vlad is counting on him to deliver some good pipeline deals through Rex Tillerson. If it looks like Donaldov cannot deliver, Vlad the Impaler will cut him loose and leave him twisting in the wind. Instead of sleeping next to Melania, he will find the head of Cloud Computing in his King Size bed. Then after that he will be Sleeping with the Fishes. Compared to a takedown by the KGB, Impeachment is a very positive outcome for Trumpotsky.
Despite all of this ongoing bullshit, a significant number of Deplorables still support Trumpsky, he amazingly has still a 36% approval rating! The lowest in all of Recorded History at this point in a POTUS administration, but still at least 36% above where it should be. In reality, it should be measured in the Negative Imaginary Numbers! It's still unclear though whether a POTUS Popularity Index matters at all, sort of like it doesn't matter what the latest bullshit number is coming out of the BLS or the CBO. Unemployment is down to 5%, but 50% of the population has dropped out fo the workforce! The Economy is Growing at 2%/year, but the debt is growing at $2T/year! Probably more, but you get the picture, none of these stats matter worth a damn anymore, even if they're correct. Nobody actually in charge of Da Goobermint gives a flying fuck, and no matter who you vote for the debt will keep going up and the number of employed people will keep going down. Whether your POTUS is LOVED or HATED doesn't matter either, in both cases said POTUS won't be able to do a damn thing to change the downhill trajectory here. Of course, a complete JERK like Donaldov can speed things up a bit, and is doing a good job with that in his first year shitting in the White House toilet.
After his jaunt through Saudi Arabia picking up Beheading techniques from the Saudi Princes, Trumpovitch is due to hit Israel to talk to NetanYAHOO, then over to the Vatican where he will have an audience with His Popeness Francis, Vicar of Christ on Earth. In one 10 day vacation, Donolovov is covering the Muslims, the Jews and the Christians! Very broad minded of him. Buddhists and Hindus may feel slighted here.
After making the Religious pilgrimmage, his next stop is in Brussels and then back to Italy for the G-7 meeting where the Economistas will further fuck up the Global Economy while dining on Canapes, Oysters Rockefeller and $23,000 bottles of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945. Followed for desert by the BEST Chocolate Cake ever to go through the pie hole of his Putin Puppet head, even better than that last chocolate cake he ate in Syria. Following his Impeachment, you can count on Donalditry Trumpovetsky to sign up as chief Spokesmodel for Betty Crocker.