Poor Donnie is really doing this whole lame duck thing bigly. Even as his court cases continue to crash and burn - the latest in Wisconsin means he's lost the election like 274 times, or at least 60 - the chaos and blood-letting of our once-peaceful transfer of power go on apace. With the GOP still proving "our lack of shared reality," Stephen Goebbels Miller has now invented alternative electors along with real ones to argue "we have more than enough time to right the wrong of this fraudulent election result"; the mad king can't stop babbling about locking up Georgia's leaders and the "tremendous evidence of voter fraud pouring in"; and his partner-in-crime is taking off her mask while visiting at a children's hospital, because she really doesn't care, still. For all these reasons and OMFG so many, many more, he thus richly deserves the gold-plated, take-no-prisoners lame duck treatment so much of the populace is now eagerly embracing. There's the shiny hashtag #TrumpIsALaughingStock, trolls redirecting “loser.com” to...well, go look, comedians The Good Liars launching his “donaldjtrump2024.com” campaign aptly headlined and repeatedly stressing, "I Lost The 2020 Election!”; and, if the mayhem he's currently provoking isn't prosecutable, he's at least gotten his own Lame Duck Temper Tantrum website to track "the final, vindictive actions of this hateful administration," from killing to scamming.
Because nobody's in the mood for mercy toward such an evil POS, there's more. People are devising Yiddish insults for him: "May you be like a high-school student trying to read Faulker - struggling to make it to the end of an impossibly long sentence...May you be like a Blockbuster gift card - irrelevant and irredeemable." George Packer wrote an epically searing political obituary by the numbers - 300,000 COVID dead, millions lost health insurance, 666 children lost parents, slashed numbers of refugees, reversed 80 environmental rules, appointed most "not qualified" judges of last 50 years, grew national debt $7 trillion, signed one, bad piece of major legislation, made/scammed millions, told 25,000 lies that "contaminated the minds of tens of millions of people...poisoning the atmosphere like radioactive dust" - to conclude, "America under Trump became less free, less equal, more divided, more alone, deeper in debt, swampier, dirtier, meaner, sicker, and deader. It also became more delusional." Which is maybe why, now that it's almost moving day, even his Mar-A-Lago neighbors don't want him there. In an attorney's letter to Palm Beach officials, long- irritated residents have asked the town to notify Trump he cannot claim Mar-A-Lago as both a residence and a club. "He's playing a dead hand," warns one neighbor. "He’s not going to intimidate or bluff people, because we’re going to be there.” If the town fails to take that step, they warn, they may have to force him out, which could lead to "an embarrassing situation” - and a joy to behold.
“He wasn't a complete human being at all. He was a tiny bit of one, unnaturally developed; something in a bottle, an organ kept alive in a laboratory. I thought he was a sort of primitive savage, but he was something absolutely modern and up-to-date that only this ghastly age could produce. A tiny bit of a man pretending he was the whole.” - Evelyn Waugh on Brideshead Revisited's Rex Mottram.
— Paul Lee Teeks (@PaulLeeTeeks) December 11, 2020
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