This week’s Good News from the Resistance: It was another dizzying week under the small-handed, sticky-fingered Orange Man and his Congressional supporters, members of the I-don’t-have-an-ideology-other-than-making-my-friends-richer-and-screwing-those-loser-poor-people GOP. Yes, the news was excellent if you are part of the 1%, send your kids to an expensive private school, own a private jet, don’t give a hoot about the national debt or the fact that the plan was pushed through the Senate in the dark of night with last minute provisions written by hand. But don’t despair, even if you are part of the loser 99%, the week brought Good News for us as well: While 45 was toasting his first “win,” Mueller blindsided him with the Flynn plea. So let us now sit back and enjoy the show, as Mueller squeezes 45’s Inner Circle like a tube of toothpaste. Do yourself a favor and take a moment to revel in the week’s Good News:
- Imagine Jared behind bars
- Shed a tear for Manafort, whose legal troubles are escalating
- Cheer for Treasury Department investigators
- Thank the Washington Post for busting fake news activist on video
- Say it’s about time, to high-profile black Republican who is leaving GOP because of racism
- Smile about 45’s NYC Soho Hotel failing (what a loser), thanks to LeBron James
- Chuckle over no one showing up for WH Christmas Tree lighting
- Be cautiously optimistic that emolument suit against 45 moved forward
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WE THE EXPRESSION “LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON”
Jared’s always been a “daddy’s boy”: Before landing his current job as Ivanka’s daddy’s Middle East peace negotiator, he worked for his own daddy, Charles Kushner, a real estate developer who did time in jail for tax evasion, witness tampering, and more. Now, thanks to Flynn, there’s the very real possibility that Jared will be following daddy’s footsteps. #LockHimUp?
WE 45’s CAMPAIGN PROBE WIDENING BEYOND MUELLER
45’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort is currently under house arrest. But his troubles are not ending with Mueller. Manhattan prosecutors are now circling his wagon.
WE ELIZABETH WARREN INSTIGATING TREASURY INVESTIGATION
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin either lied about the “analysis” his agency did on the tax plan, or he’s hiding the results. Either way, the inspector general’s office will find out.
WE BUSTING FAKE NEWS LIARS ON VIDEO
A woman spent months trying to play “gotcha” with the Washington Post, by lying about Roy Moore having impregnated her. Not only did the Post refuse the bait, they got a video of the (non-pregnant) liar pitching her story to a reporter.
WE BLACK REPUBLICAN FOR CALLING OUT GOP RACISM
Conservative Republican O’Neal Dozier, co-chairman of Rick Santorum’s 2012 failed presidential campaign, says he’s leaving the Republican party because 45’s overt racism is fueling “the potential for a race war in America.”
WE LeBRON JAMES FOR KILLING 45’s NYC SOHO HOTEL
Basketball superstar LeBron James kicked off the boycott, and so many sports teams followed that 45’s name will soon come off of the failing hotel.
WETHAT OBAMA’S CROWD WAS BIGGER THAN HIS
Scoring a ticket to the National Christmas Tree lighting when Obama was president was as likely as finding a honest person in 45’s cabinet. This year? They couldn’t give the tickets away. The photo says it all.
WE GETTING A REAL SHOT AT 45’s TAX RETURNS
It’s against the “emoluments” law for a U.S. president to take money from the U.S. or foreign governments. Let’s count the ways 45 has violated this law. This week one of multiple emoluments suits moved forward, when a judge ruled that 45’s business documents could be subpoenaed — including his tax returns.