Still frustrated over the non-stop brinksmanship, chicanery and bluster? Have you been thinking of “retaliation”?
On MSNBC on Sunday night — before hours of “he said/she said” had gilded the town with toxic political heft — Chris Matthews was talking about spookily grabbing President Trump’s hair and pulling it out and, if it got dull, adding hot wax.
Nancy Pelosi is waiting for him in the hall and “plugs,” he said — until he might connect.
“You don’t need a lot of foreplay. A bucket of hot wax will do,” Matthews said.
“You think he wants that?” he asked his studio guests. “He’s ready to ‘luge.’”
OK, I can see what is going on here. The political fixer is chirping the Trump buzz word: “Ivanov.” It is something like “Nixonian.” Matthews isn’t openly trolling but just teasing, the siren call of the propped-up book. A few hours of the “look out” pose and, nah, you already know where this’ll go. What can a flake, a vulture like Trump, really do? What games can he play, so to speak?
For a normal man with normal intellects and reason to play that game, he is beyond his physical limitations. He is a rash, an oily twister. He might splat into kibbles around the rim of a plate. Someone’s feet might get caught up. CNN replayed a snippet of his latest ramblings. He just looks dopey.
Here’s what I mean by that. Clinton kissed one of Trump’s fingers. We’ve already seen the next GIF: “Death to her!”
OK, now, back to the game.