Poking the enraged bear suffering from gout and a migraine

The lawyers are not happy.

McConnell has said NO we’re not ever going to have a bill to protect the Mueller investigation, no no NO, now stop bothering him.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller.

That is such a grotesquely stupid excuse for a “reason.” He doesn’t know that; it’s highly unlikely to be true; Trump has planned to fire Mueller twice and been talked out of it, just barely; thinking something won’t happen is not a good reason to insure against it in any case.

It’s so stupid it’s like saying “because magic.” Where does he get off saying dogmatically that Trump will not fire Mueller? Given the hundreds of reasons Trump has given us to think that’s exactly what he’ll do? That’s like saying Trump won’t insult anyone on Twitter, or Trump will talk cogently and rationally at a meeting, or Trump cares more about the public good than about himself. What possible reason is there to be confident that Trump won’t fire Mueller?

In any case why not vote on the bill anyway? Why not just make sure?

His comments came amid widespread opposition to the bill among members of his caucus, with several GOP senators saying the bill is unconstitutional. Others said it’s simply not good politics to try and tell Trump what to do, likening the legislation to “poking the bear.”

If he’s a bear, he really shouldn’t be president. We’re not supposed to have bears as presidents. Bears are not good at presidenting. Bears will eat you.

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