Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hail To The Chief?

It's been a while since I've posted anything about our Glorious Leader. In fact I've not said a peep about him since my embarrassingly profane (but admittedly cathartic) outburst back when he pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord.

The fact is the Nimrod-In-Chief has finally broken me. It's frankly exhausting even reading about him anymore, much less writing about his antics. So I've been taking a self-imposed break from even mentioning him. But I couldn't let this recent bizarre incident pass unnoticed...

This past Monday, Glorious Leader Trump held his first ever (?) cabinet meeting, in which he praised himself (of course). Said Trump of himself and his fantastic accomplishments:
"Never has there been a president, with few exceptions— case of FDR, he had a major depression to handle— who has passed more legislation and who has done more things than what we’ve done. We’ve been about as active as you can possibly be and at a just about record pace.”
Oy gevalt. Nice jab at FDR there too, by the way. Too bad he had that pesky Great Depression to deal with, else he too could have been as amazing as Trump.
Oddly enough, Trumpenstein then invited (read: demanded) his cabinet members also heap kudos on him. 

That's right, the grown-ass man who's somehow our president went around the table and asked each and every member of his staff to say something nice about him. 

Jesus wept.

Vice president Pencebot-3000 kicked off the love-in, saying:
“It is the greatest privilege of my life to serve as vice president. The president is keeping his word to the American people."
Tom Price, Secretary of Health And Human Services poured it on even thicker, stating:
“What an incredible honor it is to lead the Department of Health and Human Services at this pivotal time under your leadership. I can’t thank you enough for the privilege that you’ve given me, and the leadership you’ve shown.”
But it was Chief Of Staff and Slytherin House member Reince Priebus who really shoveled it deep, saying:
“On behalf of the entire senior staff around you, Mr. President, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing you’ve given us to serve your agenda and the American people, and we’re continuing to work very hard every day to accomplish those goals"
Amazingly, no one said Trump's birth was birth was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a glorious double rainbow and the appearance of a new star.

Stay down, lunch... you can do it. Just. Stay. Down.

The whole thing reminds me a lot of this. "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!"

So what the hell is going on here? Is this laughable exercise just a sad old man's flailing attempt at trying to regain control of his administration? Or does it represent something more sinister?

The answer's "sinister." You probably already guessed that, didn't you?

This "Ring Of Accolades" was a tactic of the late Roy Cohn, who was Trump's mentor before he died of AIDS in 1986. 

Cohn was a controversial attorney who was Joseph McCarthy's right hand man during the Red Scare of the 1950s. He was also instrumental in convicting the Rosenbergs of espionage, and helped Nixon become president.

Cohn's clientele reads like a list of "Famous Trials Of The Century," as he represented Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno, Claus von Bulow and even George Steinbrenner.

He also introduced Donald J. Trump to New York society and the world of politics. Cohn was famous, or I guess infamous, for believing that if you said something loudly and often enough, people would eventually believe it to be the truth.

Sound familiar?

Cohn would also host annual parties (at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida!), in which he'd go around the table and demand his guests fawn and kowtow to him.

Again, sound familiar?

Trump was absolutely smitten with Cohn, calling him up to five times a day and taking his every nugget of advice to heart. Cohn often told anyone who'd listen, "I made Trump successful." Cohn was also disbarred from the legal profession for being "unethical and unprofessional," and "for particularly reprehensible conduct."

Yep! That all sounds mighty familiar!

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