“A little song, a little dance/ a little seltzer down your pants.”
— Chuckles the Clown (RIP)
The Senate impeachment trial is must-see T.V.! It’s Army-McCarthy, Watergate, Who Killed J.R.
Trump’s legal counsel even provided a laugh track. Never a good sign for your case when the jury laughs. Mr. van der Veen also did a little soft shoe. Check back here for video of his little Walter Huston dance straight out of Treasure of Sierra Madre.
That old lawyer adage applies: when your case is strong on the law, you pound on the law. When your case is strong on the facts, you pound on the facts. When your case is strong on neither law nor fact, you pound on the table.
This is how they do it in Philly-delphia!
Trump’s reported “expletive-laced” conversation with minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy is a bombshell. “Fake News” CNN broke the story.
“Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump said, according to lawmakers who were briefed on the call afterward by McCarthy. McCarthy insisted that the rioters were Trump’s supporters and begged Trump to call them off.
A furious McCarthy told the then-President the rioters were breaking into his office through the windows, and asked Trump, “Who the f–k do you think you are talking to?” according to a Republican lawmaker familiar with the call.
Of course it is relevant to incitement to insurrection. Trump’s “so what” response (echoing Pelosi’s “they’re going to do what they’re going to do”), evinces his mindset: I Love It When a Plan Comes Together! Trump did not cry out, “Omigod! Terrible! I’ll go down there in a glass-top sound truck and tell them to stand down (and stand by).”
⇒ Why did Lindsay Graham switch his vote to favor calling witnesses? Discuss amongst yourselves.
As God is my witness!
If House impeachment managers can call Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Washington) — one of the Republicans whom McCarthy allegedly briefed of his conversation with #45 — Mr. Song and Dance can call Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for all the times they excused, encouraged, and subsidized violence in the BLM insurrections of 2020. No one was tougher on the nihilism of the social justice warriors that Blaska Policy Werkes.
We call to the stand that notorious RINO and Trump Traitor, Ronald Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan.
Trump’s defenders are saying “Everyone knows the storming of the Capitol was being planned before the President’s rally. … This exonerates him? If the government Mr. Trump headed knew trouble was coming, it’s evidence of both imminent lawless action and Mr. Trump’s intent — the legal elements of incitement. It makes him more culpable, not less.”
January 6 Truthers update
The latest line from the January 6 Truthers is that it was Antifa (not Barzini) all along! Proof: those backpacks! Contained a change of clothing. Antifa changed out of their all-black into MAGA wear for the assault on the Capitol! All to make Trump look bad!
Blaska Policy Werkes asked how poor Ashli Babbitt fit into that scenario. Did she take one for the team? Awaiting answer.
January 6 Truthers are also suspicious of why all those cameras? (Boss Tweed would say of Thomas Nast’s muckraking editorial cartoons: “Stop the pictures!”) Aha! The riot was a Hollywood production! Staged to prevent Trump from arising from the crypt at Mar-a-Lago on the third day and ascending back into the White House. That’s how afraid THE SWAMP creatures are of the Big Fella! They must destroy him!
Guys, it is Washington D.C.! A big rally at which the President spoke. Congress is ratifying the Electoral College vote. You don’t think there will be cameras? One more fact: smart phones! Most of the footage presented by the House managers was posted by the insurrectionists themselves.
⇒ Jonah Goldberg said attorney van der Veen was hard to like but admitted, “I’m not trying very hard.” Cut the guy some slack: he’s doing the best he can with what little he has to work with.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Subpoena Kevin McCarthy to testify. While we’re at it, get Mike Pence out of witness protection and swear him in, too.