The Republican President

Filed in National by on February 17, 2017

I think I must have seen this on The Facebook somewhere, but I can no longer find who suggested it. That said, we need to stop referring to the 45th president by name and just refer to him as the Republican President. No nicknames, no slurs, just the Republican President.

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan seem quite content and happy. Consequently, Congress should also be referred to as the Republican Congress. Also, when one of the Republican President’s minions says something utterly stupid, they should be referred to as the Republican President’s spokesperson.

The GOP party owns the shit sandwich.


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  1. Jason330 says:

    I agree. I see people wrestling with what to call this walking clusterfuck and “The Republican President” get to the heart of it.

  2. bamboozer says:

    Gee, I’ve been going with “45”, but I certainly see the logic in tying it to the Republicans as they richly deserve it. Making the Republicans take ownership of the Orange Menace is paramount, it will speed them on to impeachment to make the pain and horror stop. But as Frank Zappa once said “The torture never stops”, until that final flush.

  3. ScarletWoman says:

    Predator Trump.

  4. Ben says:

    Not sure if it was originally from Bernice King, but that’s who all those FB shares have been ascribed to.

  5. puck says:

    An interesting read:

    So why didn’t Watergate have a direct impact on his re-election?

    The early part of the Watergate cover-up was actually successful and Nixon remained unaffected.

    Shortly after the break-in, Nixon’s press secretary, Ron Ziegler, denounced the event as “a third-rate burglary attempt.”

    On August 29, 1972, Nixon claimed presidential counsel John Dean conducted an investigation of the incident, when in reality he hadn’t, and dismissed it as a “very bizarre incident.”

    Even the famous “money trail” was not enough to derail the Nixon campaign.

    In September 1972, the Washington Post linked John Mitchell, the head of the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CRP), to a secret Republican campaign fund and the financing the Watergate burglary.

    In the same month, a federal jury indicted the five Watergate burglars along with G. Gordon Liddy, general counsel to CRP, and former CIA agent E. Howard Hunt for conspiracy, burglary, and a violation of federal wiretapping laws.

    The FBI determined Watergate to be a mission of political sabotage to help Nixon’s reelection campaign.

    In spite of unraveling details of the break-in, Nixon cruised to victory in the November election.

  6. Alby says:

    That scandal broke out during the campaign of ’72, not right after the election of ’68.

    But this plays into what I’ve been saying — this won’t happen right away, but the grounds for impeachment are there for all to see.

    Also keep in mind that back in the ’70s the idea of impeachment was unthinkable. It had only been done once in the most unusual of circumstances. That’s not the case anymore. If blowjobs are the bar, I think we’ve cleared it with this clusterfuck.

  7. mediawatch says:

    Why did Nixon win so easily?
    1. The Dems put up George McGovern, who was essentially a single-issue, antiwar candidate who was running in the year significant troop withdrawals from Vietnam were already underway.
    2. We didn’t yet have 24/7 wall-to-wall news coverage via cable TV and the internet, and most of the media lagged far behind the Washington Post and, to a lesser extent, the New York Times, in its pursuit of the story.
    Put the two together: Watergate was big, but hardly big enough for the Democrats to secure a win behind a B-list candidate.

  8. nemski says:

    Jesus Christ, read the book.

  9. puck says:

    The Watergate blowback came in the elections of 1974 when Dems reached 60 seats in the Senate and a two-thirds majority in the House. That is the kind of effect I am hoping for in 2018. And this time I expect mass protests when President Pence pardons Trump.

    In the meantime, our long national nightmare is just beginning.

  10. Elaine Smith says:

    Yes, “Republican President” it is.
    Likewise, please start using the word “protections” or “public protections” instead of “regulations”– you know, those laws that were put in place to make it more difficult for banksters and fossil fuel land rapers to screw us out of savings, clean air and clean water.

  11. Alby says:

    “Likewise, please start using the word “protections” or “public protections” instead of “regulations”

    No, they’re legitimately regulations, so that’s what I’m going to call them. It’s not like the estate tax, where they have worked hard to rebrand it; they simply made “regulations” a dirty word, as they did “liberal.”