May 5, 2019

Sympathy for the Devil -- The Rolling Stones

You know how songs hit you differently at different times? I was at a barbecue this weekend and we were talking about Trump--because inevitably, all talk about the news of the day turns to the dumpster fire that is Trump. We were talking about how odd it was that someone who violates the Ten Commandments openly and unabashedly could be so beloved by fundamentalists. And then, this song comes on.

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul to waste
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name

Who does that sound like to you??

I don't think that the fundamentalists' support of Trump is particularly surprising. If anyone is going to usher in the Apocalypse, it's gonna be some degenerate like Trump. He's not the Second Coming, he's the devil that will make it all happen.

ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Panel: ABC’s Mary Bruce; former Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.; Democratic strategist Stefanie Brown James; and Jonathan Swan of Axios.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and John Kennedy, R-La. Panel: Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson; Eddie Glaude Jr., professor at Princeton University; Eliana Johnson of Politico; and Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal.

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Pompeo; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Doug Collins, R-Ga. Panel: Byron York of Washington Examiner, Michael Crowley of Politico, Rachael Bade of The Washington Post and Shawna Thomas of Vice News.

CNN's "State of the Union" — Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. Panel: David Urban, former strategist, Donald J. Trump for President; Abdul El-Sayed, D-former candidate for Michigan governor; S.E. Cupp; and Karen Finney, former senior spokesperson, Hillary for America.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" — Carlos Vecchio, attorney and chargé d’affaires of the government of Venezuela to the United States (provisional appointee of Juan Guaidó, 2019); Farah Pandith, Council on Foreign Relations; Jessica Stern, author of “ISIS: The State of Terror”; Meghan O’Sullivan, author of “Windfall”; Robert Caro, author of “Working.”

CNN's "Reliable Sources" — Ben Shapiro, editor in chief,; Sara Murray of CNN; Randall Lane, chief content officer, Forbes Media. Panel: Irin Carmon of New York Magazine; Kmele Foster, co-host, "The Fifth Column" podcast; and Oliver Darcy of CNN.

"Fox News Sunday" — Pompeo; Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I.; Melinda Gates. Panel: Brit Hume; Karl Rove; Charles Lane of The Washington Post; and Marie Harf, former State Department spokesperson.

So what's catching your eye this morning?

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