By now everyone knows that the president is a pathological liar and that he has surrounded himself in the White House and in his cabinet with sycophants who will willingly lie for him, and that not a word that he utters can be trusted.
All of the leaders of our president’s intelligence community spoke truth to power last week and were then publicly ridiculed by the Orange Monster in the White House.
Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI, and Gina Haspel, Director of the CIA, and Dan Coats, National Intelligence Director were reading from the Worldview Intelligence Report, prepared in advance and culled from the work of thousands of diligent and dedicated employees from all of these national intelligence agencies, AND they were televised giving testimony under oath before a committee. They were not misquoted. Anyone with eyes to see and ears to ear could see and hear each of them assess the threats to the United States in a very different way than the president does. Isis is still a threat they say; the OM says they are not. According to the intelligence community professionals Iran is living up to its agreement made with President Obama not to develop nuclear weapons; OM says the opposite. They say that North Korea has not curtailed their nuclear programs, while the OM holds the opposite view. When our idiotic president was confronted in a TV interview about how his view of things is not how all of the intelligence community sees things, he lied about that too, saying that they had all later told him that they were misquoted by the fake news media. This lie shredded any last bit of credibility that the president should have with anyone who lives in a sane world of facts. You can believe your lying eyes and lying ears, or you can believe the current occupant of the White House, but you certainly cannot believe both.
So when the OM steps onto the platform of the House of Representatives to address Congress and the nation, he has no credibility left and risks being laughed out of the place by both Republicans and Democrats. When he says there is a national emergency on the southern border, how will even the gutless wonders in the Republican Party avoid smirking? When he lies about the need for his border wall how will the Democrats present keep from laughing out loud? How will House Speaker Nancy Pelosi keep from cracking up at our cracking-out, hyped-up, lying Commander In Chief? In truth, it may be worth watching only to see how all of these people continue to pretend that the Emperor has no clothes. He will be out there on that platform, exposed and naked as hell of the whole world to see, and it will not be a pretty sight.
So how is the State of the Union? Absurd, ridiculous and endangered by an out-of-control president who should already have been removed from office. As for the occasion of the State of the Union address itself? In the very least it will be Theater of the Absurd, even more ridiculous than any Ionesco play ever was. At least we will have a return to reality when Stacey Abrams addresses the nation after the president’s lies have spewed forth out of his mouth.
Meanwhile, enjoy the game!