You’re losing when we’re laughing!
The most entertaining segment of Thursday’s 07-21-22 House Committee investigation of the January 6 insurrection was its takedown of Always Trumper Josh Hawley.
The committee showed video of the Republican senator raising his fist in approval as he passed Trump rioters seeking to overturn the 2020 election. He did so from a safe position behind a line of embattled Capitol Police. Moments later, the Senator is shown running for his life as Trump’s mob invaded the Capitol. The Committee even replayed the video in slow motion!
The pool telecast of the hearing didn’t capture it, but Hawley’s fleet footwork drew a round of laughter in the committee room.
The latest excuse
The current party line among Always Trumpers is that Their Hero offered the National Guard to Nancy Pelosi for January 6 but that she refused. So it’s all Pelosi’s fault! As if the Speaker of the House had veto power. At least there is some recognition that 01-06-21 was more than an AARP bus tour of the Nation’s Capitol.
Inquiring minds might wonder why Trump thought calling out the military for his Stop the Steal rally might be necessary. If he did, since there is no real evidence of such an offer or her refusal. To demand more logic of Trump’s True Believers than they are capable, if Trump recognized the likelihood of mayhem, why did he fiddle for three hours and seven minutes while Rome burned? U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger called it: “He chose not to act.”
Despite the urgent pleas from virtually everyone in the White House orbit save the valet and Melania, who was vacuuming the carpet. Even the kids, Ivanka and Don Junior, and Trump sycophants Laura Ingraham and Sean Trumpitty. Maybe they’re RINOs, too. If so, their numbers keep growing.
Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: “You’re the commander-in-chief. You’ve got an assault going on on the Capitol of the United States of America. And there’s nothing? No call? Nothing? Zero?”
Republicans In Trump Only (RITOs rearranged spells RIOTs) accuse the Head Groundskeeper of desiring Joe Biden’s high gas prices — as if shredding the Constitution via a coup d’etat is a small price to pay for relief at the pump.
We’re not laughing with you, Senator Hawley. We’re laughing at you — and Always Trumpers like WI gubernatorial candidate Timothy Ramthun (polling at 3%), Sidney Powell (Hugo Chavez jiggered the voting machines!), Roger Stone (the guy with the Nixon tattoo), Steve Bannon (“It’s going to be wild!”), drunk Rudy, the My Pillow Guy, Mike Gableman, Marjorie Taylor Greene, the horned QAnon shaman, and other Election Deniers.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Trump didn’t need to seize the wheel of that clown car. He was driving it from the get-go. We’re enjoying the slow-motion crash and burn.