The Parasite in the White House

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What is happening in Trump’s America isn’t about principles or policy or party. It is far deeper than partisanship. This is parasitism.

Donald Trump is the parasite, eating away at the marrow of the Republican Party, devouring the stanchions of its history, bleeding its conservative ideals and condemning its representatives to the dung heap of history.

So the parasite gorges on its host, spewing out the Grand Old Party in a pile of excrement. Members insert themselves in the maws of the parasite, lose their vitality, exhibit all the signs of pending death.

However, there’s something important to understand about this parasitic relationship. Without a host, the parasite ceases to exist.

We have to ask if the GOP knows, in a kind of Star Trek-final-solution way, that it must self-destruct rather than allow the parasite continued life?

How might the Republican Party self-destruct? In an inert way, it will die by doing nothing. Sooner or later, Trump the Parasite will chew through its bones and suck out its blood until nothing remains.

paul20ryan20waving20cpacThere’s a more efficient route toward party suicide. House Speaker Paul Ryan most recently took this path: death of the host by resignation.

Thus far, nearly three dozen Republican House members and three GOP senators have given notice. This includes power players like Ryan, Gowdy, Flake and Corker. A significant number on the potent House Judiciary are leaving.

Ironically, resignation is both a passive and an active dynamic. There’s no prospect of a future representation, and yet it is that absence of political repercussion that gives power to a resignation.

Bob Corker likened the White House to a day care center and questioned Trump’s competency. Jeff Flake’s ongoing condemnation of both Trump and the Republican Party is far more searing. In his historic address to Senate colleagues, the Arizona Republican warned of Trump’s authoritarian bent, likening him to Stalin. The day before announcing his retirement, Gowdy edited the infamous Nunes memo, piercing the myth that the FBI investigation was predicated on the Steele dossier. It was a single sentence with far-reaching results: “The Papadopoulos information triggered the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016 by FBI agent Pete Strzok.” |Emphasis added.|

Each resignation works to malnourish the predator that is Donald Trump. When the host body shrinks, the predator loses a bit of strength. It must suck more from the remaining host or seek fresh meat.

It’s not just Republican members of Congress freeing themselves from their blood-sucking monster. The populace is turning away. What remains is that oft-cited 30 percent of dedicated followers who’d rather be eaten alive than survive without their dear leader.

For Trump the Predator, this is bad news.

Notorious for his telescopic view, Trump funnels his actions to his base. Rather than appeal to a broad, inclusive audience (an ever larger host), he restricts his appeal to the core bloc (an ever-shrinking host). Eventually, this will become a starvation diet.

We can only hope that the parasite in the White House shrivels rather than expands, that this vampire loses its lifeblood and floats away like a pale, papery chaff in the breeze.

We hope this because the opposite is so dreadful.

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Donald Trump’s Obsession with Nuclear War

We have reason for alarm.

Twenty-eight years ago, when the Trump progeny were still teens with buck teeth and sloppy chins and their Daddy’s brain was still producing full sentences, he granted an interview with Glenn Plaskin of Playboy magazine. It was similar to Michael Wolff‘s access with Plaskin shadowing the 43 year-old Trump over the course of weeks, gathering tidbits and color and sitting face-to-face with the real estate wheeler-dealer on rare occasions. Playboy has since walled off the resulting article, capitalizing on the profitability and more importantly, the revelatory thoughts of its subject.

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However, one segment of this vivid look into the mind of Donald Trump stands out. It is a chilling discussion that begins with a hypothetical: what would he do if elected President of the United States. Continue reading “Donald Trump’s Obsession with Nuclear War”

Emin – Eyewitness to Trump’s Moscow Kompromat?

Tweets found on a Russian pop star’s official Twitter account look to verify the alleged kompromat on Donald Trump in possession of the Russian government. And, that verification appears to based on his firsthand knowledge of the event. Continue reading “Emin – Eyewitness to Trump’s Moscow Kompromat?”

About That $20 Million

There’s a hubbub in social media circles about a $20 million donation supposedly directed toward Speaker Paul Ryan after his endorsement of Donald Trump. Twitter accounts (like this one) and online mags (such as this one) are making much ado about the money, the timing and the implication of a quid pro quo scenario.

It’s better to be right than righteous. Here are the facts. Continue reading “About That $20 Million”

The President’s Selective Sympathies

While the Speaker of the House and the Minority Leader call for a unified America in the aftermath of today’s bloodshed, the President is selective about who he chooses to recognize and commemorate.

Hours after the Alexandria VA shooting in which GOP lawmakers and staff were wounded, Trump took to the airwaves. He condemned the attack and in typical dramatic fashion, scooped both law enforcement and the media in pronouncing the shooter dead. Continue reading “The President’s Selective Sympathies”