Nativity 2018

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Tim Eagan)

In other news, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) says he has ordered the state National Guard not to deploy any resources to the border because of Trump's child separation policy. The state's Air National Guard was going to deploy helicopters.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has punted on partisan gerrymandering, again, by rejecting a case filed by Democrats in Wisconsin. This probably won't be decided until next year.

Finally, Trump has nominated Kathy Kraninger, one of Mick Mulvaney's underlings, to succeed him at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As a temporary appointment, Mulvaney would have had to resign this week if Trump had not nominated someone.

  • Aynwrong

    That cartoon is exactly right.
    The Supreme Court could have had a justice who would have likely been a vote to protect voting rights if only the next president had been a Democrat. We had the chance to shift the court for a generation.

    I don’t know what it takes for certain people on the left to wake up and realize that we are at war with the Republican party.

    • Victor the Crab

      They won’t. These sheltered cluessless fucks think that by destroying everything, they can build their precious progressive utopia up from the ashes of civilization they helped allow to destroy. Not realizing that most of their fellow leftist have rejected their worldview, which causes them to go into poo flinging monkey mode, and demand that everyone agree with them or they won’t vote Democrat.

      And the circle jerk of life continues.

      • RamOrgan

        “Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels—bring home for Emma.”

      • Aynwrong

        SSS (Susan Sarandon Syndrome) has no known cure.

        • Victor the Crab

          Yup. And Bill Maher just caught it recently by wanting a recession to hit so that Drumpf supporters will finally turn on their Dear Leader. And never mind if you’re a liberal who hates Drumpf and voted for Hillary knowing full well what type of a disaster a Drumpf presidency would unleash, it sucks to be you if it hits ya hard!

    • mnpollio

      Absolutely right. I remember when the issue with Merrick Garland came up and Republicans were refusing to even have hearings. I could not figure why so many Dems were reticent about fighting for him, but then too many were saying “you had to pick your fights” and “when Hillary gets in then so will Merrick Garland or another progressive.” Ummm…how did that work out? I still remember how calm and accepting McConnell was in kicking the nomination until after the election, which makes one wonder if Mitch already knew the fix was in. Moral: Never count on the astute reasoning of the average American voter and never let any important fight with Republicans slide because (see the first part of the sentence). God forbid something happens to RBG and Trump gets to appoint another nightmare to the bench, then we are stuck with these right wing zealots for another generation. I can see him already lining up Justice Pirro!

      • Christopher Foxx

        God forbid something happens to RBG and Trump gets to appoint another nightmare to the bench

        Then we just point to the “McConnell Rule” which states that a President doesn’t get to appoint a Justice during the last four years of their term.