Coverage of the Mika Tweet and the resulting outrage over Trump’s escalating sexism dominated news coverage during a week when Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans tried to force feed a truly sexist piece of legislation down the throats of the American people—“The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.”
When I recently wrote a comedy skit called WCSN GITMO: Worst Case Scenario News, I sketched a terrible future in which Congress repeals the First Amendment, allowing Trump to issue an executive order forbidding comedians from making fun of him, ultimately condemning Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Bill Maher and Yours Truly to imprisonment in Gitmo. Pure fiction, I thought
Looking at the headlines this week, I realized that America the Beautiful has been repealed and replaced by some lesser, cheesier knock-off that I shall call REPUBLANICA. The blind, thoughtless, partisan legislation being passed by the 115th Congress will ultimately destroy the country we know (and sometimes love), replacing it with a dictatorship run by thugs and school yard bullies.