Commentary: Crashing down like a house of cards

I am not a man that finds himself speechless. If I'm speaking, it's because I inherently believe what I'm saying to be true and forthright. I'm speaking because I honestly believe I have something to say, and I often have something to say. Except as of late, I find myself speechless. Mouth gapped, catching flies, and making the same sounds a mouse trapped in a wool sock might make. I have to admit, if you're the person looking at me when I'm in that state — it can't be pleasant, because let's face it, watching a grown man completely baffled by what a Bronzed Bozo bloviates about is just uncomfortable.

I so desperately want to discuss something else. I really, really do. But I can't! This is my country the Golden Goon is running over! My country, your country, so I can't talk about anything else until it's fixed. It's like having a compound fracture and putting Bengay on it will fix the problem — it won't! We all must insist that everything that's happening inside the beltway be put under a magnifying glass and every last ruble be examined. I was starting to think that I was so jaded in my beliefs that I could no longer see it clearly. Then I saw the last set of approval ratings — only 39 percent like this guy. Okay, I'm not alone.

After the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Potato Head changed his story a half dozen times. He fired him, he didn't fire him, he asked for advice, he did it on his own, he had dinner with Comey, he didn't have dinner with Comey, he asked if he was being investigated, he didn't ask. Trying to follow this particular story was like asking someone who's never seen a baseball game to keep the scorebook. And the entire time it was happening I just stood there making very low-pitched whining noises that were upsetting the neighborhood dogs. I honestly couldn't believe what I was seeing and hearing. I couldn't believe that Republican members of the House and Senate were defending this guy. And as long as we're talking about dogs, do they make a bigger lap dog than Paul Ryan? The same guy that denounced him on the campaign trail and now fetches the Citrus Conman his slippers, waiting for a table scrap.

I'll be the first to admit, my politics are fiercely independent, but I will side more with those that want to help this country rather than help themselves while dividing the populace.

So, that begs the question, what are these Republicans getting by not investigating Russian collusion? What are they getting by defending him week in and week out? I may not agree with their politics, but I do believe them to be operating with more knowledge than the common man (myself included).

So what is it that they are seeing that I am not? What could possibly be behind the curtain? Is there some master plan for world domination? I mean, this is how you write comic books; this is not how you form legislation that brings a divided country together.

But I guess what leaves me the most speechless is how those that are supposed to be have our backs are just being too damn nice! I typically like my politics well done, but I'm really craving some red meat!

Honestly, I would love someone just to call the kettle black for once. The Citrus Caesar walks around like he's untouchable, he releases classified information to the Russians and I listen to the pundits say it's not impeachable! How is that not impeachable? These are the things that make me sound like a chicken that's being kicked across the yard.

Lecture in resistance: Get Mad, stay mad, and call everyone you know and tell them you expect them to do the same. We're mad as hell and we're just not going to take it anymore. It has to end, and it needs to coming crashing down like a house of cards! What the hell is up with that?

Fish is the opinionated morning jock on Classic Hits 92.7. He offers up his opinion at 7:50 a.m. every morning (Monday through Friday). Let's start the revolution. E-mail him at The opinions expressed by columnists do not necessarily reflect the views of the Brattleboro Reformer.


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