Wednesday, January 11, will be a busy day for the US Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (one of the slimiest creatures in the Swamp) has scheduled for that day a slew of budget issues to be voted on, in addition to six confirmation hearings for trump’s cabinet.Such a plan is ridiculous in the extreme and plainly shows that the “hearings” are expected to be nothing more than rubber stamping of trump’s terrible choices.
To add to the circus, trump is promising on that day to hold his first press conference in six months. This is clearly scheduled to distract from the shameful railroading going on in the Senate.
I challenge anyone to argue that there is a single ounce of integrity left in the Republican party. Well, okay, I’ll admit there is one point, that about the Russian hacking. Few Republican leaders are buying trump’s profoundly dishonest attempts to steer attention away from the Russian cyber-agression. Even the Republicans are bothered that trump thinks more highly of Putin than he does the FBI, CIA, NSA, et. al. It looks as if, in addition to his many other very serious flaws, donald trump may prove to be a plain, old-fashioned traitor.
Surely there is no one left in America who fails to see that trump knows only one style, the style of a tyrant.
And surely there is no one left who has not gone back to read again Orwell’s 1984. It is not optional reading in our day. trump and his “surrogates” mirror perfectly and precisely the blatant abuse of truth which Orwell portrays.