Jeff Flake Thinks He Is Describing Trump In Reality He is Describing Himself
One of the least popular Senators went crying to Harvard students half his age, upset that Trump is “not good.” Boo hoo, Jeff.
In a commencement speech to Harvard Law, Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona promised to use his last few months in office to be as troublesome and irritable as possible.
Last September, when Steve Bannon was still in the White House, the controversial nomination of Judge Roy Moore over Sen. Luther Strange for the Alabaman Republican primary for their special election was in full swing.
Trump supported Luther saying that Moore would never win in a general, Bannon supported Moore. And Jeff Flake inserted himself into the conversation not by supporting the winning candidate, but by donating money to Doug Jones, the Democrat running for the other side.
Speaking of Steve Bannon, have you noticed that there haven’t been almost daily leaks from the White House since he was kicked to the curb?
‘Country over party,’ tweeted Flake.
And it looks like even loyal Republicans agree because Flake seems to have lost his party faithful.
Last July, Jeff Flake was considered to be the least popular Senator up for re-election this coming November. He was slightly more popular than John McCain and Mitch McConnell, but neither of those men were up for re-election. Only recently did Flake announce that he would not be running this autumn, likely due to the terrible polling numbers
Nobody will donate money to a losing campaign, so Jeff Flake has nothing to lose by being a crying baby all summer.
Anti-Trump Speech at Harvard
One of the worst parts about following conservative politics are the windbags who use 2,000 words to say something that could be said in half the time. Trump’s speeches are great because they’re witty, funny and aren’t piled on with literary references in a bid to look smarter than the audience.
Speaking at Harvard, Flake pulled out the stops to be as obnoxious as possible:
“Not to be unpleasant, but I do bring news from our nation’s capital. First, the good news: Your national leadership is … not good. At all. Our president has been debased. By a figure who has a seemingly bottomless appetite for destruction and division.”
Trump owns Appetite for Destruction? Good for him. Solid album.
Nothing like a blowhard speech that accidentally inserts a wicked Guns N Roses album title. Everyone over the age of 30 now has Welcome to the Jungle stuck in their head. Nice speechwriting choice.
“…and only a passing familiarity with how the Constitution works.”
If the year 2015 will be remembered for anything in the political wonk sphere, it’s that lecturing people on the Constitution is a poor choice of time.
Flake Describes Himself Perfectly
Reading this aspect of his speech, knowing that Flake has dropped out of the re-election race after hearing that he’s only barely more popular than John McCain, do you think this more accurately describes Trump or Flake?
“Now, you might reasonably ask, where is the good news in that? Well, simply put: We may have hit bottom. Oh, and that’s also the bad news. In a rare convergence, the good news and bad news are the same: Our leadership is not good, but it probably can’t get much worse.”
Flake has hit bottom. Trump just cancelled the Korean summit as a brilliant negotiation strategy to tell Rocket Man to get his desk in order. That’s good leadership right there. It shows that Trump is the man with the plan and the power in this major shift in the world.
The bad news for Flake — that people hate him and he won’t be seeking office again — is good news for the rest of us — everyone else hates him too and he won’t be around in November.
Flake Cries to CNN
Laster, Jeff Flake visited with his pal Wolf Blitzer at CNN to explain his speech. After all, a joke is only funny when you have to explain it, and a speech is only good when you have to explain it. Flake said it’s a “constitutional prerogative” to stand up against Trump.
He blamed Congress for passing “what the President wants” when he pushes for things including immigration reform, saying that Congress must “stand up” after giving “far too much.”
Oh, and Flake called Trump a scoundrel.
Boring man. Glad he’ll be gone soon.