Tuesday, December 22, 2020

What, Me Worry?

Like what? Which would trigger a true constitutional crisis for....about 10 minutes. He has no authority to seize voting machines on his edict. He can't order the military to do it (it's an illegal order, they'd all refuse to carry it out or face court-martial themselves). He can't order a federal agency to do it: it's against the law. He can't demand the DOJ file the appropriate action (civil suit, criminal action) in order to invoke court authority to seek subpoenas. He can ask Giuliani to do it; that'll be another clown show. He can appoint Sidney Powell Special Counsel....except, no, he can't. The incoming acting AG might, at the end of the month. But again, consider Powell's track record in court.  Or Giuliani’s. Or the fact the DOJ has never tried to go to court on this. DOJ lawyers will quit rather than touch this turkey with a club.  Even if they don't, no court is going to issue such a subpoena, and if they do it will be quashed instanter by a panel of the appropriate Court of Appeals.

And then what?  By then it's January 6, and all over but the crying.
With what, a tweet? And "attempting" is the right word there.

Between the desire
    And the spasm
    Between the potency
    And the existence
    Between the essence
    And the descent
    Falls the Shadow

That Shadow covers a lot of possibility, and even more impossibility.  I do wish everybody would just calm the fuck down and accept the Xmas present the country gave itself:  Trump has less than a month left in office.  And there's nothing he can do about that.  Besides, he's counting on Mo Brooks and Louie Gohmert and Matt Gaetz and a not even yet sworn in Senator-in-Waiting to save him.

This couldn't get any funnier.

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