Friday, January 13, 2017
John Lewis Uses The Blunt Instrument
We cats have long considered John Lewis firmly ensconced in the category of Greatest Living American. So you can imagine our delight when we learned that the veteran Congressman and civil rights hero has told Chuck Todd that, because of Russian manipulation of the 2016 election, he considers Donald Drumpf an illegitimate President. And oh, by the way, Congressman Lewis will not be attending the inauguration.
Hooray! Someone has said it. Now the boulders can start rolling down the hill!
We're also reminded of the 1936 abdication crisis, when an otherwise obscure Bishop Blunt mildly criticized England's King Edward VIII for not attending church — and broke the dam on the Simpson affair. In short, we're hoping that now that Lewis has, um, bluntly pointed out the obvious, the floodgates can open, and the rest of political America can fall into line. (Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, we're looking at you: Time to declare you'll be busy washing your hair on January 20.)
In short: This Trump thing is not normal, and we refuse to normalize it.
Meanwhile, we really — really, really, really — want Trump to attack John Lewis on Twitter. Please, Trump, please go after Lewis and give all of America permission to shun and reject you. We'll do it anyway, but if you dare to impugn the man who was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, you'll make it so much easier. We cats PURR.