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Morning Briefing: General John Kelly Is a Bad Man; A Really Bad Man

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | October 31, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | October 31, 2017 |

Good morning, and Happy Halloween everyone! Wanna see something terrifying?

That should be the movie poster for Get Out 2. Moviegoers would be too fucking terrified to go see it, though.

Unfortunately, this morning is just not going to be as exciting as yesterday. Today is like a hangover from all that political glee. Today, instead of indictments, we have General John Kelly talking up the “honorable” Robert E. Lee and seemingly blaming Lincoln’s inability to compromise for the Civil War.

No one offered a better response to that than Ta-Nehisi Coates, but you’re going to have to click over to Twitter to read the Thread:

tl;dr: There were a lot of compromises both before and after the Civil War, and none of those compromises favored African Americans.

General Kelly is a real-deal racist, which is probably why he refuses to apologize to Rep. Wilson in spite of incontrovertible video evidence that he was lying his damn ass off.

That interview, by the way, was with Laura Ingraham, whose new show kicked off last night on Fox News, in case you were worried that Fox might ever temper their right-wing zealotry. Fox News, by the way, continues to live in an alternative universe:

I want to go to there.

Trump is on the horn this morning, too. But his heart is clearly not in it. There’s barely any ALL CAPS here.

Maybe he’s feeling deflated after he saw the cover of the NYDaily News this morning:

Meanwhile, I suspect that the only reason an indictment for Carter Page hasn’t been handed down yet is because Mueller just likes watching him step in it every time he appears on television. Dear God, this is a dumb motherfucker.

For what it’s worth: The indictments probably aren’t finished yet:

In fact, there are four sealed cases in between Papadopoulos and Manafort on the docket.

So, on #IndictmentLeftoversTuesday, I leave you with these words of inspiration from “President Clinton.”

(Header photo, by the way, is of LeBron James, a 6’8 Pennywise who can dunk on you.)

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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