Entries by Betty Cracker

“This is the biggest scandal in the history of the American presidency…”

Sometimes I get so bogged down in the minutiae of the Trump-Russia investigation that I lose sight of the scandal’s scope. This Twitter thread by David Rothkopf puts it in perspective. It’s long, but that’s because the list of misdeeds is so extensive, and reading a brief reference to each one is instructive and devastating: […]

“When in danger, when in doubt…”

“Run in circles, scream and shout.” My sister and I used to mock an extra-flinchy relative with that derisive couplet behind her back. It also applies to the current POTUS, who’s been losing his shit on Twitter all morning: Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts […]

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish Watch

Here’s the most Trumpian breaking news summary ever (from CNN): Washington (CNN)John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN. Seventeen months in, Kelly and President Donald Trump have reached a stalemate in their relationship […]

What could possibly go wrong?

The Atlantic’s Elaina Plott has a piece up today about Team Trump’s plan to respond to the Mueller report. The plan is, there is no plan. Aides know Trump would ignore any strategy they create anyway, so they aren’t bothering with it. “We would always put together plans with the knowledge that he wouldn’t use […]

Every Picture Tells a Story

The Obamas, Clintons and Carters were having a lively, pleasant conversation at the National Cathedral while awaiting the start of GHWB’s funeral: Then the Trumps showed up: Watch Hillary Clinton stone-cold pretend that orange motherfucker isn’t even there: Here is Michelle Obama walking the walk and going high with a handshake and a cool-ass "what […]