Grand Bargain

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Jimmy Margulies)

In other news, the White House just started rush-delivering letters to families of service members killed in action months ago via UPS. This is pathetic.

Meanwhile, Governor Reek says Trump yells at him sometimes but still respect him. Sure, Jan.

Finally, Ben Carson says HUD will cut back on penalties for mortgage companies that make bad loans. Here we go again.

“Innocent errors should not create chaos and fear and make people less likely to get involved in the first place,” Carson said in a speech at a Mortgage Bankers Association conference in Denver. [...]

Carson said the FHA and Justice Department are working to clarify the rules so banks won’t have to fear retaliation. The changes would let lenders avoid penalties for immaterial errors rather than for intentional fraud, he said.

"Innocent errors." Sure.

  • Draxiar

    Maybe if Christie had an ice cream cone in his hand when trump yelled at him he’d fight back. Honestly, how does Christie go from be the Jersey bull to the day old ground chuck in a matter of just a few years…seemingly by choice?

    • ninjaf

      That’s what happens when you fizzle out in the Republican primaries. You get left with the table scraps, if you don’t have any other plans for yourself.

    • I guess he’s managed to convince himself that this is the only way for him to stay relevant. Which seems absurd to me….but venal is as venal does.

      • Draxiar

        If it is it’s a funny way to do it. “Look everyone! Look at what an omega male amoeba I am now!”

  • Aynwrong

    Pathetic indeed. Trump told us and showed us who he was. This is what he did to veterans during the campaign and his voters, the more patriotic than thou, still voted for him.

    I loathe this term but Chris Christie is the quintessential “cuck.”

    The GOP is preparing to party like it’s 2008 and stick the majority of us with the bill. And the hangover.

    • ninjaf

      Christie sounds like an abused spouse in denial.

      • Seriously. What does Christie get out of this relationship?

        • ninjaf

          I don’t know except that he obviously put all of his eggs in the national political basket and now all of his eggs are either broken or missing.

          • You mean someone ate his lunch! Ahahahahaha. I’m sorrry, I couldn’t resist.

            Joking aside, Occam’s razior would suggest that is Christie’s actual thought process. I’d say it’s a shame Trump and Kushner won’t give him anything, but I don’t thank it’s really a shame at all. I don’t like Chris Christie, and welcome his departure from public life after being publicly humiliated repeatedly by the same guy.

          • ninjaf

            Ditto. Couldn’t be happening to a nicer asshole.

  • Badgerite

    Cliff, meet the United States of America. America meet cliff. I believe you have met before. I think it was September of 2008.

    • Draxiar

      I also seem to remember they fell for each other when they did meet.

      • ninjaf

        Cliff was alluring but America only walked right up to the edge and teetered for a moment, then regained her footing. But it took almost a decade to do it.

        • There was a hell of a lot of flailing, IIRC

          • ninjaf

            True. It was almost Wile E. Coyote-ish the way we played with gravity and the edge like that.