THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY
TRINIDAD’S MINSH, Peter Minshall, the original masman, christened president Barack Obama “an angel” and, while Minsh has never got a Carnival king at all wrong, he clearly didn’t get president Obama completely right: you do not gain the White House without being at least a devil of a dealmaker.
Obama was and remains far from perfect.
But the darkest, seamiest, most distressing and frightening aspect of Obama’s character would be as a shining light in the soul of the fat ignorant rogue mountebank miscreant racist misogynist moron who replaced him.
Fat Nixon is the lowest life form I’ve ever seen occupy high office; in the natural order, the farthest a pasty slimy fat slug like him would ever get would be the underside of a rock in your garden. (Now, don’t hold back, BC, let readers really know how you feel about Trump.)
Fat Nixon is the benchmark – skid mark? – for banally evil dictators. The day after he sidestepped prison via the Mueller Report (through the machinations of a corrupt puppet he installed as Fake AG), he tried to bully the Ukrainian president to pretend to investigate Joe Biden, his domestic political rival. What kind of idiot thinks this kind of thing could work? Trump makes even his Svengali and principal public love interest, Vladimir Putin, look like a saint, in comparison.
But he’s facing competition for the lowest-of-the-low from a man who it is almost below you to hold in contempt, because it means you hold him in your thinking at all.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe host, Joe McCarthy, branded the US Senate majority leader with the most deserving moniker since Bill Maher called Trump “Fat Nixon.”
Right now, Moscow Mitch is doing both the bidding and the world’s best imitation of Vladimir Putin.
Putin, in the furtherance of his own narrow, fleeting interests, foists hatred permanently at home in Russia – of LGBT people, of women, of pop groups like Pussy Riot, of anyone who opposes him. Putin would scorch Russian earth and salt Russian fields himself, if he thought it would benefit him.
Moscow Mitch is today dismantling American democracy to give a corrupt, undeserved, unfair, illogical and – if tested in the Supreme Court, likely to be illegal – “free paper” to Fat Nixon.
Now not even Moscow Mitch’s mother would accuse him of being a man of either honour or principle. He declared one of his proudest moments as the day he – illegally – deprived president Obama of appointing Justice Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court.
Moscow Mitch’s standards are not low; they do not exist at all.
Still, the open declaration that he was working with the White House to ensure that Fat Nixon would not be convicted at his impeachment trial was enough, you would think, to make him choke (and be prosecuted for perjury, after he swore to deliver impartial justice in the Senate impeachment pappyshow).
And he probably would choke, if he hadn’t made room, in his ample turkey neck, by swallowing his pride and manhood and fixing the trial of a man he knows to be guilty as sin.
Moscow Mitch personifies the thinking that justified slavery and Jim Crow – and the Iron Curtain; only in Soviet Russia could you have a trial mocking justice as the one currently being staged in the US Senate.
Moscow Mitch is breaking the law to come to his predetermined aim of freeing a guilty man, even by denying witnesses and evidence itself.
To plumb his hypocrisy properly, consider how Moscow Mitch would react if president Obama had avoided jail for obstruction of justice via a sycophant AG who broke the law to protect him.
Imagine, the day after that miscarriage of justice, that president Obama telephoned a world leader – say, the Nigerian president – and withheld US aid until he announced that Obama’s political rival, John McCain (or even Mitt Romney), was behind every Nigerian internet fraud scheme ever concocted.
What would Moscow Mitch do?
He would work as hard to justify the obvious lies behind the obvious frame of the innocent Obama as he is now to protect the equally obviously guilty Trump.
Ask yourself if America has progressed at all if it’s so easy to rig a case, at the highest level, to allow a rich white crook to get off scot-free.
And how easy it is to imagine a black man, even the president, to be openly lynched.
And say a prayer for Moscow Mitch.
That there is no God.
BC Pires is singing that the sun never shines bright in Moscow Mitch’s black Kentucky heart