It was cute but now it’s over

Oh that whole drain the swamp thing? He didn’t mean it. Or he did, but now he’s bored with it. Or both. It was “cute” but now it’s over – which is just as well, since the swamp is full of mastodons.

Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” catch phrase was “cute” but that the President-elect now disclaims it.

During an interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” Wednesday, host Rachel Martin asked if the former House speaker had been “working in the swamp, to use Donald Trump’s language.”

“I’m told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore,” Gingrich said, referring to the phrase. “I’d written what I thought was a very cute tweet about ‘the alligators are complaining,’ and somebody wrote back and said they were tired of hearing this stuff.”

Oh, poor things – are they tired of hearing the political bullshit that they themselves put out there? That’s heartbreaking. Maybe they could take a long vacation on a very small island somewhere in the Pacific.

Gingrich added: “I personally, as a sense of humor, like the alligator and swamp language, and I think it vividly illustrates the problem, because all the people in this city who are the alligators are going to hate the swamp being drained. And there’s going to be constant fighting over it. But, you know, he is my leader and if he decides to drop the swamp and the alligator I will drop the swamp and the alligator.”

All the people in this city who are the alligators – and who are they exactly? Not the lobbyists for oil companies and banks and Walmart? Not the Koch brothers? Not ALEC? So who, then – the evil people doing research on climate change, are they the alligators? The civil servants in the NSC? The people at HUD and the EPA and the EEOC? Are they the alligators? While the billionaires and the oil CEO whose loyalty was to Exxon shareholders for 40 years and the conspiracy-mongering retired general are the cuddly soft toys?

What a pack of lying snakes.

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