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Meanwhile, In a Parallel Universe

Imagine this scenario:

Hillary Clinton is president. It’s learned that she has deep ties to Putin and the Russian spy agency. She puts utterly unqualified billionaires in cabinet posts. She pursues public policies that benefit her and her billionaire friends. She puts her daughter Chelsea in a position of influence in the West Wing, gives her her own office and allows her to use that position to forward her own business interests. And Chelsea’s husband is Hillary’s chief adviser. The private business trips taken by Chelsea and her husband are paid for by the taxpayers.

She refuses to release any tax returns, she blocks access to the visitor logs in the White House and Bill refuses to live in the White House so our tax dollars are spent keeping him safe in Chappaqua. Hillary spends almost every weekend lounging in her own, privately-held resort. Her private resort gets reimbursed for any and all “official” government functions (including security) because she chooses to conduct all her “business” and personal functions there. She and her family live in three White Houses at the same time.

In an interview, she names the wrong country she bombed while bragging about the chocolate cake she was eating while she ordered said bombing. I could go on and on. The point is that the outrage, the outcries, the screaming by Republicans would be heard around the world and impeachment proceedings would already be underway.

By the way, this is not about political party affiliation. Let’s face it, if Hillary – or any woman or minority candidate – had five children from three partners s/he would never have survived the primary.

(the above has been all over Facebook for a couple of weeks, and I’ve not been able to determine who gets credit for it)

Today, I found this scenario especially worthy of thought while the headlines tell me about how the day after he fired the FBI director, 45 revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats (in an effort to impress them), Paul Ryan has no comment even though:

How many have already died because 45 cannot keep a secret? And James Clapper said that U.S. institutions are under assault from Trump. To be perfectly honest, after the SNL skits this weekend I figured Spicer would be fired first thing, but I’ve heard nothing on that, so far. Senate Republicans are working on the budget and are looking at steep cuts to Medicaid that could drop millions of people from coverage as well as cuts to food stamps, welfare, and even veterans’ benefits. Are these cuts the Senate is considering meant to pay for 45’s ridiculous (and I mean that word, I mean it is worthy of ridicule) increases to defense spending?

Then this headline where Ann Coulter calls “Grotesque’ Donald Trump a disappointment.” Of all of this, that one shocked me. Let that sink in. Ann Coulter says that Trump’s personality is grotesque.

16 May 2017

Link:  “Don’t call Clinton a weak candidate: it took decades of scheming to beat her” by Rebecca Solnit of The Guardian

Link: “The Nasty Woman Rises” – by Ginger Murray

Link: What The Fuck Just Happened Today?  – by Matt Kiser

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