From our political correspondent, Dorothy “Lottie” Dawe:
When they go low, they go even lower. That reality was proven at the end of last week when Week 2 of the Trump administration out-sank Week 1, and now Week 3 has out-sunk them both:
Trump signed EOs he didn’t read – and many of them violated the constitution; he took credit for job growth which was a direct result of Obama’s policies (yet when he can, he and his staff members blame the lunacy of his chaos presidency on Obama); he delegitimized our judicial system; he undercut American values and said that we were the moral equivalent of Putin and Russia; he gutted regulations so that Wall Street nabobs can rake in millions; he went to Palm Beach, FL, for a weekend vacation after a botched military mission; and he and his family cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars for second homes and pleasure trips.
Everything seems to be bass-ackwards. Trump and his so called press secretary heralded the failed military mission as a “great success”; a hastily-written unconstitutional ban was said to be “working marvelously”; a setback by the courts was professed to be an “easy win.”
The work of the GOP last week was just as appalling. In a scene straight out of the 1930s, the bigoted old white males of the Senate censored a white woman who was reading a letter from an African-American icon; yet in the previous week, the same curmudgeons yapped about protecting free speech for a neo-Nazi. They also approved a known racist to be the US Attorney General, and they awarded the Department of Education to a know-nothing anti-public-education billionaire who had funded all of their recent political campaigns.
In other developments, the First Lady looked for ways to cash in on million-dollar deals due to her new rank, Trump doubled the membership rates at his Mar-a-Lago golf club, and Kellyanne Conway hawked Ivanka’s fashions from the White House.
Let’s just say that Week 3 for the Trump administration was just as cray cray as Weeks 1 and 2 – and Week 4 isn’t shaping up to be any better (except that Rosie O’Donnell might be called upon to play Stave Bannon on SNL – after Melissa McCarthy knocked it out of the park last weekend when she played Sean Spicer – so that would be cool).
All of the lies and lunacy reminded us of Emmett Lee Dickinson's now-classic poem "They dropped their 'Facts'" (below on the left). Dickinson's poem inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem "They dropped like Flakes" (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
They dropped their “Facts” –
They dropped their Slurs –
Like Petals from a Rose –
When suddenly across the Globe
A Sense of tension – grows –
We’ll perish in their Foolish Ways –
No place to find to hide –
But Pain is seen in every face
For he’s – Unqualified.
By Emily Dickinson:
They dropped like Flakes –
They dropped like Stars –
Like Petals from a Rose –
When suddenly across the June
A wind with fingers – goes –
They perished in the Seamless Grass –
No eye could find the place –
But God can summon every face
Of his Repealless – List.