The Narcissist’s Playbook: Trump’s Revenge on the Congressional GOP, The Schadenfreude Edition

I guess I really am tired of all the winning as in all of the accurate predictions based on Trump’s extreme narcissism. Gawd awl- might-he, has the Ol’ Pussy Grabber put the Grinch, er Mitch McConnell, and the Congressional GOP into a bad spot. And, he’s done it not once, not twice, but three times! Three tight spots all at the same time. So, many bad places that we’ve divided this post into two. Read the second edition, here. This post is about his revenge on the GOP for not couping hard enough for him and the second is about how he’s screwing over the American people and country because he LOST THE ELECTION!

His turn on the Repubes was inevitable. He’s done it before in big ways and small but nothing like this before! The clearer it is that Trump lost the election, the more Repubes will either openly acknowledge his loss or just remain passively-aggressively silent. The more of the important dates in the process of electing a president pass with #BidenHarris still the winner, the more desperate the Ol’ Pussy Grabber becomes, the more loudly he needs folks to adulate him, and the more he needs people to openly coup for him. If they don’t, then they need to be PUNISHED! DESTROYED! And, we’ve reached the stage where McConnell has decided it is over, and Trump is going to do his worst to him and the Senate GOP.

Trump has settled on these three ways:

  1. The #COVID19 Relief Bill Mess: The Ol’ Pussy Grabber grabbed Mitch “The Grinch” McConnell by the pussy when he suggested that the stimulus checks should be $2,000.00 and is threatening to veto the relief bill and the omnibus spending bill all together. This is the most significant, and we’ll discuss it in a separate post.
  2. Challenging the Electoral Vote Count: It is no secret that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has created a loyalty litmus test — you have to push his hand off your pussy. The longer you wait the higher your score. I am laughing at McConnell over this one. Just laughing. He’s made his bed and now he’s lying in a big old puddle of pee-hooker piss for the rest of the night.
  3. Vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act: Not only did Trump grab Congressional Repubes by the pussy, he has held on and squeezed. This is like the worst no-win situation ever for them, but they’ve got no choice but to take their medicine.

Sit back, buckle up, and let’s schadenfreude, y’all!

Challenges to the Electoral College Vote Count

On 6 January, the newly sworn-in Congress will meet in a joint session to count the Electoral College vote under the sage guidance of the current VP, Mother Pence, the highest-breasted queen in the land. The sequence goes like this:

  • Mother opens the envelope of the Certificates of the Vote from each state in alphabetical order starting with Alabama. These certificates were transferred to Congress from the National Archives where they were sent by the secretaries of state after being certified.
  • They are read out by one of the readers, Congressional folks from each house; I think it will be the leadership of each house, but I’m not certain.
  • Members will be given the opportunity to object. If at least one member of the House and one member of the Senate are willing to sign a written objection, then each house of Congress retires to their respective chambers to debate and vote on the merits of the objection.

The first hiccup will come during the opening the Certificates of the Vote. Some genius Arizona Repubes made fake ones from the meeting of some Repubes who were play-acting electors and voted for the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. They got their fake certificate notarized and sent it to the archivist of nation. I doubt the archivist will send it on to Congress since the Repubes admitted on national media that they were counterfeit. I don’t think Mother will have to chose which votes from Arizona to read. At any event, Arizona doesn’t have enough electoral votes to deny #BidenHarris the presidency.

The second hiccup will happen when the House idiot caucus will make objections with or without a Senate co-signer. They are going to stink up the joint, delay the final verdict as long as possible, and, otherwise, humiliate the country on behalf of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s ego. They might could find some sympathetic senator, like maybe, Ron Johnson (R – Putin’s Rubles), Tommy Tuberville (R – Post-Concussion Syndrome), or Ron Paul (R – Vanity), to co-sign for them.

And the third hiccup will occur if they can get a senator to sign off on their conspiracy theories and baseless accusations, then both houses of Congress retire to their separate chambers to debate on them and vote on the veracity of the accusations. The objections will lose no matter what since the House will vote them down and a tie goes to the Electoral College vote read to the Joint Session.

THE BIND: If Repubes vote against the objections, they are voting against the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s assault on our democracy, which in normal times (a) wouldn’t even be a thing and (b) would be a good thing if it were a thing, but we are living in the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid, so it will anger Trump’s base. We all know that political affiliation is based on identify and identifying with specific popular politicians. We tend to support the person, not the policy or principal. In other words, the GOP is fucked if they vote against the Ol’ Pussy Grabber.

However, if they vote for the objections, their vote will be recorded for all time in their permanent record as voting against democracy and against law and order and for conspiracy theories and authoritarianism. No matter how badly the GOP wants a single-party pseudo-democratic minority-rule government, the rank and vile are loath to go on the record as openly voting for it. It is, after all, someone else’s job to do that. They much preferred the days when they just didn’t have to do anything to benefit from their anti-democratic desires or could do it by voice vote.

Also, they will have pissed off an already pissed off McConnell who will still be the Senate Repube leader long after the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has passed from the scene. Senate Repubes, especially, are fucked if they do and doubly fucked if they don’t in this situation. Ha ha. Happy Schadenfreude, y’all!

The National Defense Authorization Act Veto

The Ol’ Pussy Grabber has already vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act that would fund the military including pay for the troops, defense modernization programs, and activities in combat zones. This bill, as you probably already know, passes every year with strong bipartisan bicameral support. It is so vital to the operation of our military that once all the compromises between the two parties have been made, it would be political suicide to oppose it. So, for it have been vetoed, there must be some pretty big fatal flaw in it, right?

These were Trump’s objections: (1) It didn’t overturn Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which isn’t part of the Department of Defense and isn’t addressed in the bill because of it has nothing to do with defense spending. In other words, inappropriate. And (2) it allows military bases named after traitorous Confederate “heroes” to be renamed. As Chuck Schumer tweeted, “Donald Trump just vetoed a pay raise for our troops so he can defend dead Confederate traitors.” Yeah, those reasons seem legit.

The House will override the veto on Monday 28 December followed by the Senate on Tuesday. This will not stand, but it won’t be comfortable for the Repubes!

The Bind: Overriding a veto is a big deal and will constitute a narcissistic wound in an already severely wounded Ol’ Pussy Grabber, so why’d he do it? Why’d he veto a bill that he could have groused about but quietly signed into law? He did it because it meant that Congress didn’t get it’s Christmas break. They couldn’t close the session, so one person had to show up on the floor of the House and Senate every day to keep the session open. He did it to be difficult. He did it to force the override, and that’s the bind. The Repubes now have to be on record defying the Ol’ Pussy Grabber, and voter affiliation is based on personality, not policy, especially amongst the low-information Trump supporter. They will be forever known and primaried as the Repubes that overrode the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s veto. Yes, he is that petty, and his supporters that easily manipulated.

As the Ol’ Pussy Grabber golfs away the next 25 or so days at Mar-a-Lago, he will be laughing and fuming at the Congressional Repubes for the entire time. But, the Repubes knew he was a snake when they brought him into the tiny shrinking tent of their party. Instead of acting as proper gatekeepers of our democracy, they decided to go all in on authoritarianism and (a) allowed him to run, (b) didn’t 25th Amendment his dumb ass, and (c) didn’t vote to impeach or remove him from office. Enjoy your schadenfreude while it lasts y’all, it only gets worse from here.

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  1. And, the day before the reading of the EC votes there is an election in Georgia where the Republicans to walk (“the election is rigged, so why bother voting”) and chew gum (“got to stop the evil Liberals from taking over the Senate”), and play the fiddle (“stay loyal to Trump”) at the same time. I have doubts that the winners of that election, whoever they are, will be seated in the Senate the next day. There will be recounts, law suits, and so on whatever the outcome.

    Trump may actually succeed in fatally wounding, if not destroying, the Party that let him down. And, he couldn’t care less whether real living Americans get $600 or $2,000 or $0.00. Not enough of those people voted for him and they didn’t pile into the streets to overturn the result, so the have at least suffer the suspense of what he will do or not do, or starve and die, in which case, ““they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population”.*

    *You know the source of that.

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    • Howdy Bob!

      Something I’ve puzzled over in my ample spare time is trying to parse the 74 million Trump voters into groups to try and tell just how deep and solid his support is versus the Republicans versus conservative a la the Tea Party. There is also the first time voter in 2020, the rare or seldom voter, the haphazard voter, and the regular voter. And, we have low-information and high-information voters. I’ve not seen anyone work those numbers yet. Maybe it is a little soon after the election.

      I believe it breaks out something like this:
      I think there are 160,000,000 eligible voters in the US (non-felon (where it counts) citizens 18 and older)
      74 million or 46% of them voted for Trump
      10 million of the 74 million were new voters. Will they ever vote again, especially if Trump is not on the ballot? Who knows.
      As far as I can tell, he’s averaged about 40% approval ranging from 36.5 to 45.5% using 538’s polling average. That makes it about 64 million on average supported him throughout his time in office.
      Maybe 36%, his lowest level of support, could be considered “hardcore” supporters? So, 57,600,000 voters are hardcore?
      About 10% are willing to support him, or 16,000,000.

      I guess the question is, how solid is support for the GOP or the anti-Democratic vote? How many of those 57 million hardcore Trump supporters are going to turn out if Trump is not on the ticket? How many of the 10 million newly registered voters will? What percentage of the 80 million who voted for #BidenHarris will vote Republican if Trump isn’t on the ballot?

      I guess it’s just not clear and may not ever be clear. What puzzles me is that so many Americans are willing to vote for a party and its candidates that put corporate welfare over that of its citizens. I guess Mitch McConnell is chortling in his shell about how he put off the #COVID19 relief mess until after the election and they didn’t lose any more votes because of it.

      I’m not sure who make a more likely Scrooge, Trump or McConnell. McConnell seems to believe like those of the old Robber Barons that the citizenry are just another cheap natural resource to be used to make a profit from. While Trump seems to see us sources of egotistical gratification to be destroyed if and when we disappoint him.


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      • University Departments of Political Science exist, in large measure, on these questions of who votes or doesn’t, when and why. The actual politicians tend to ignore most of the scholarly outpouring (It is to slow, generally several elections behind.) and rely on their own heuristics and some polling.

        I think you are right about Mitch’s chortling. He has achieved much of what is most important to him, packing the courts for at least a generation. He could retire now and look back on a job he considers well done, but he will stay and try to do more.

        You got the difference between Mitch and Donald exactly as regards attitude toward the population. Therein is the essence of the current struggle for control of the GOP, perhaps even the definition of what it means to be a Republican.

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