Wed, 9 May 2018
Allow David Waldman, your political sommelier, to offer his KITM recommendations du jour:
Greg Dworkin examines the results of yesterday’s primaries. It’s easy to blame the voters, especially when they are Don Blankenship voters. Republicans keep moving right, and right out of the running. Democrats do not seem to going so insurgent, however.
Donald Trump appeals to his dwindling base, more and more, but the rest of us are really tired of him. That opens up space to discuss Democrat strengths. Forget convincing the Trump right, they don’t know and couldn’t care less. There may not be enough voters to complete the slide to totalitarianism, and probably not enough to keep the Trump scam going much longer, although Trump’s spiritual predecessor, John Wilkes had to order the shooting of protesters to go out of style. (Wilkes continued to inspire, however.)
Michael Cohen, friend forever to Donald Trump, enlightened guru to multinational corporations and entities of all types… and, uhm, doctor, is discovered to have a shell company that funneled bribes, generally. Armando discusses whether to call the Cohen bribe device a shell company, LLC or what.
Tim Kaine reminds us of the work ahead of us, once things are right side up.