WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Republican senators demonstrated their complete incompetence (nothing unusual there, but this was an exception). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is powerless to deal with his fractious Caucus in his attempt to nudge fifty colleagues to pass McConnellCare, so what did they do? They punted, and left hurriedly for the Fourth of July recess, knowing full well that their constituents will be beating up on them for their total inability to deal intelligently with health care reform legislation. Meanwhile, Trump wants the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it — something he previously said he wouldn’t do.
As McConnell and his number two, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, left the White House on Tuesday, McConnell was a total zombie. He got back in his turtle shell and tottered back to his private office at the Capitol, where he broke out his Jack Daniels, ruminated, and felt sorry for himself.
Not only that, Trump issued a vicious twitter attack on Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, saying, “How come IQ Crazy Mika, along with Pycho Joe, came… to Mar-a-Lago three nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me? She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
Trump’s tweets were promptly condemned by Republicans who are struggling to push Trump's seriously misguided legislative agenda forward while the White House is consumed by the Russian probes and self-inflicted dramas.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went further, tweeting, “Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.”
As associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones watched closely, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Trump’s son-in-law, the all-powerful but grossly unqualified Jared Kushner, huddled in a corner deep in the Situation Room, trying to decide which would be the preferred psychiatric ward to take the Twitterer-in-Chief to. As of press time, they were still debating.