"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it." -- Voltaire, writerThis year, for my birthday, in addition to my usual list of birthday wishes which are never granted --
First, that the inaugural indictment should be leveled against a member of The Gang That Couldn't Loot Straight on my actual birthday:
Trump again calls Russia probe 'witch hunt' as possible 1st indictment loomsSecond, that ABC News' chief political analyst -- the Fundamentally Ridiculous Matthew Dowd -- -- should finally climb so far up his own ass that hypoxia delirium would kick in and he would not only starting wandering The Internets imitating me (poorly). but literally imitating me by saying the exact thing for which he derided and blocked me just last year:
Trump fan club: "The Earth is flat"— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) October 29, 2017
Others: "No, it is round"
Cable News: "let's have a debate on all sides"
Of course being a fundamentally weaselly and ridiculous person, Mr. Dowd continues to pretend that there is some vast and existentially-crucial distinction between "Trump fans" and "Republicans" and that, somehow, the Limbaugh-listening, Libtard-hating, Fox News-watching bigoted meathead base of the Republican party which he helped Karl Rove rally to re-elect George W. Bush in 2004 (h/t Heather at Crooks & Liars) --
-- is an entirely different Limbaugh-listening, Libtard-hating, Fox News-watching bigoted meathead base than the one that elected and stands proudly behind President Stupid.MATTHEW DOWD: ...The Republican Party as we know it, the party of Ronald Reagan, the party of George W. Bush, is gone. The party now is the Donald Trump party. Eighty percent or 85 percent of the Republican voters, regardless of what the Republicans say in Washington that walk around the halls of the Capitol Hill and say what they think the Republican Party is, that party is long gone.
And my third birthday wish?
Well, since you asked...
Behold, a Tip Jar!
However, having been around this block many, many times over the decades, I know enough to know that even if you restrained the average Republican voter, pried their eyes open Clockwork Orange-style and forced them to watch Ms. Reid vivisect their favorite New Lie over and over again one hundred times, it would not change their mind one iota.
They are simply too far gone to reach anymore, and it is far too late in the game to continue pretending that getting them to crawl out of their wingnut-bell-jar-full-of-Rush-Limbaugh-beer-farts and finally see reason is a viable strategy.
Now it's just a grim, flat-out, no-holds-barred foot race to see who will own our country's future: Us or Them.