The Thin Ice

Falling through the universe at the speed of life.

By David Glenn Cox

An NBC poll finds those with a positive opinion of Donald Twump is leaking down like a helium balloon in the corner. From 34% positive last month to 32% with a positive opinion this month. Anyone care to take a guess about next month? Anyone see any Twump positives upcoming in the near future? The air mattress has been pricked, and the hard floor will soon make its reappearance known.

Abe Lincoln once said, You can’t fool all of the people, all of the time, unless they are Twump supporters. “It’s time to circle the wagons; the natives from the reality tribe are attacking us again!” Lauren (low rent) Boebert says we are in the last days. Christians get ready; this your official two-minute warning! Religious expert Lauren Boebert says so. Donald Twump plays QAnon music at his well attended rally.

Under the broken clock rule, Boebert is allowed to be correct occasionally. And she is correct, these are the last days…for a lot of Republicans. Not in the usual places of course, where reading and writing often rears its ugly head and tries to obscure the issues with facts. Where “My daddy once voted for his daddy. Where his daddy was once rich, and my daddy was once poor. Now, his son is rich and I’m still poor. But mainly, it’s cause he loves the Bible.”

Through six wives and two visits to Betty Ford’s he’s never lost his faith in that Bible. Why, he even told the judge that at his sentencing hearing. It’s the cumulative effect, an unrousing of the crowd. When they slowly begin to back away and move on to the next carnival barker on the Midway. As the doomed future looms before them, they get excitable and begin to run into a frenzy.

The January, 6th hearings and the Twump document scandal. These things speak for themselves and resonate with Americans. Obviously, no ex-president needs to hold on to the country’s classified nuclear secrets in their pantry. There’s just no logical explanation for it or legal justification. It’s wrong, and everyone can see it’s wrong. Faux News pulls Patty Hearst out of the closet to say, “I’m sure it’s alright.”

They bring out all of the Stockholm syndrome victims trying paint over reality, but they can’t make it stick. The illusion just fades away leaving cold reality and a troubled legal future behind. Do you know why Twump told a Conservative radio host he could still run for President, even if under criminal indictment? Because Twump knows that indictment is coming and his only chance at salvation would be the hail Mary pass of getting himself reelected President.

Stall the prosecution for two years and then get reelected President, so he could then fire everyone attempting to prosecute him. He could pardon himself of all crimes once reelected.

Stop and ask yourself, just how delusional is that thinking? “I’ll get myself elected President and then the cops will have to stop chasing me.” He’s singing a QAnon tune to rally the faithful because he knows they’ll sing back the loudest. He makes veiled threats of violence because Twump the bully is getting scared.

Matt (Good morning little schoolgirl) Gaetz asked Twump for a preemptive pardon for sex crimes with minors. And the reason he asked, was because he was guilty. “Pardon me, of my guilt for having commercial sex with a trafficked minor.” How can the Party of  good deed doing, and right thinking defend that? Don’t Conservatives have teenage daughters too?

Mo (3-2= Mo) Brooks wanted a blanket pardon for the Republican members of the house who participated in the seditious crimes of January 6th.  You only ask for a pardon when you’re guilty.

The dive off of the deep end scares the moderates and suburbanites. Republicans who want only low taxes cheap gas and minorities kept out of their neighborhoods. They don’t want all the books banned but are willing to look at it on a case-by-case basis.

They are our children after all, and if we want them fat dumb and ignorant and befuddled by religious dogma, that’s our business. There’s a reason we underfund our public schools! We don’t like them teaching reality to our kids.

But the elephant in the room (Pun Intended) Is the Republican climate in Post Roe 50% female America. Republicans running away from their past positions while others stand and offer America, “Elect me and you’ll get even worse!” Even more extreme, even more draconian.

Given the chance they will outlaw all sex entirely and won’t rest, until the entire population is behind bars. Enter Lin seed Graham with his proposed Federal law outlawing abortion. The wrong move at the wrong time, in the wrong room in the wrong climate.

“Thanks Lin seed, thanks for making the abortion issue even more relevant to my own reelection. I didn’t have any local abortion issues in my race…until now.” But it is more of that frenzy at work, Lin seed is flopping around on the deck like a tuna on a charter boat. His connection to January 6th and his even more connection to the election fraud scandal in Georgia. Make Lin seed anxious to take the heat off himself and so, say anything to change the subject. No matter how disastrous to the Party at large.

Mitch McConnell declares defeat in the Congressional midterms in August. Abandoning the season and the pennant chase even before the All-Star break. “Doesn’t anyone around here know how to play this game?” – Casey Stengel

The polling shows the Twump positive numbers are going down, while the negative numbers remain the same. Where are they going then if they no longer approve, but don’t really disapprove either? They are becoming quietly disillusioned and bored with all the frenetic energy. Tired of the constant drama and jump scares, they begin to back away longing for the days when Republicans just promised low taxes and veiled hints at keeping the minorities out.

Death Ray Ron DeSantis, The Furher in waiting, with comic relief Gregg (Bubba) Abbott in tow, begin to ship unsuspecting immigrants unannounced to Democratic districts. A public relations stunt of unimagined cruelty and inhumanity. But DeSantis steals the thunder by shipping immigrants from Texas to Massachusetts, with the weak excuse that they might have come to Florida eventually. They weren’t even his immigrants to abuse in the first place.

If it is not illegal which it probably is, it should be. In any case, it’s not helping those positive numbers any. Do you know who is real sensitive to seeing innocent people abused? Women, even anti-choice women, don’t generally care for public cruelty too much.

It’s just more of that frenzy, DeSantis (A little Fuhrer to call our own) Doesn’t care about negatives for the Party at large. It’s about being identified as the meanest son of a bitch in the valley. Ready for the Enabling Act and the Nuremburg laws.

Out with the old Fuhrer and in with the new! Out with the old orange goof ball and in with someone who can really take cruelty to a whole new level. Trying to get elected as new and improved, while still chained to the corpse of the old Fuhrer.

Momma loves her baby
And daddy loves you too
And the sea may look warm to you babe
And the sky may look blue
Ooh baby
Ooh baby blue
Ooh babe

If you should go skating
On the thin ice of modern life
Dragging behind you the silent reproach
Of a million tear-stained eyes
Don’t be surprised when a crack in the ice
Appears under your feet
You slip out of your depth and out of your mind
With your fear flowing out behind you
As you claw the thin ice    

  – Roger Waters

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