First-time readers, the dialogue in this blog is set in the future (sometime after the year 2020).  Each entry assumes there has been a 5th revolution in the US — the Revenge Revolution.  More about Revenge Revolution and author, Entry #1.  List and general description of entries to date.  Annual assessment if Revolution plausible.

Note: most characters appear in a number of entries, with many entries building on previous conversations.  Profile of characters.  You’ll catch on quickly.  Thanks for your time and interest…and comments.  Series about “Who Took Out the Donald?’ begins Entry #244.

Scene: Restaurant Washington, DC near Jordan’s office.  Jordan, Gelly (Jordan’s assistant) and two-long time friends having drinks and hors d’oeuvres.   

Voice: You’re right about how much worse the Revenge Revolution could have been.  But the ‘who-done-it’ part is wrong.”

092615_2031_Characters7.gifGelly:  “And you are?”

Sandy:  “Well, I was at the next table and couldn’t help but hear the conversation.  And, you got a key part of it wrong.”

Gelly:  “Like I said, ‘who are you?’”

Sandy:  “Actually your buddy here…Jordan…knows me.”

Jordan:  “C’mon, how would I know you?”

Sandy:  “Let me give you a hint.”

Jordan:  “Wait…Sandy?”

Sandy:  “You got it Jordan.  So I’ve lost some weight…”

Jordan:  “…and grown a goatee.  You look good.  But what brings a guy like you to Washington?  This is not your kind of town.”

092615_2031_Characters8.gifSandy:  “Work here now.  Work for the…”

Jordan:  “…don’t tell us.  Let me guess…the NRA.  Right?”

Sandy:  “Yes, and loving every minute of it.”

JC:  “Could you guys do us a favor and let us in on your secret.  Who are you, Mr. NRA?”

Sandy:  “Obviously you don’t remember me but we’ve met before.  Your name’s something like ‘JC’, right?  And I’ve also met you (pointing to Greenie).  Your name is some color…but I’ve forgotten what color.”

092615_2031_Characters2.jpgGreenie:  “Greenie.  I vaguely remember you.  JC and I were having dinner with Jordan and we ran into you in the restaurant.”

Sandy:  “You got it.  And the third member of the female trio is…?”

Gelly:  “Gelly.  Nice to meet you Sandy…at least I think so.”

Jordan:  “Sandy, tell us what you think’s wrong about our theory of who took out the Donald.”

Sandy:  “Like usual, you pointy heads…you know I like you Jordan, but you are a pointy head…you’re making it too complicated.”

092615_2031_Characters1.jpgJC:  “In defense of Jordan, which I don’t do often, how’s it too complicated?”

Sandy:  “I agree the Russians, the CIA and even the FBI are good candidates to have taken out the Donald.  There were way too many loose cannons on the White House staff and all the agency insiders got real nervous.”

Greenie:  “You mean loose cannons in the White House like General Flynn?”

Sandy:  “He was borderline crazy and only out for himself.  His ego and greed got in the way of any rational thinking.”

JC:  “I agree there’s probably a bunch of other candidates who would qualify as incompetent…but who’s on your list of dangerous characters?”

Sandy:  “Rather than listing individuals, think about what Trump and his staff did…or at least tried to do for themselves.  Not do for Trump supporters, let alone do something for the populous, but just for themselves.”

Trumpcare Rose GardenGreenie:  “You mean like completely gutting healthcare for worker bees and transferring a bunch of money to themselves.  Everybody from doctors to Warren Buffett thought the House’s version of Trumpcare was terrible.  And the Donald and staff praised it, even gloated over it.  I still remember the picture from the Rose Garden.  Yuch!  What else?”

Gelly:  “Yeah, you mean the one-page tax plan that transferred even more money to the wealthy…and who knows how much was going to be transferred directly in the pockets of the Trump’s and the Kushner’s.”

JC:  “You mean like gutting all the environmental protection so Trump’s so-called Secretary of State could reward his buddies at Exxon by allowing then to drill willy-nilly drilling on Federal land?”

Sandy:  “And I’ll tell you one that might get me fired from my current employer.  Proposing that a concealed carry permit in any state must be honored nationwide was incredibly stupid.”

JC:  “Am I dreaming?  A NRA guy is actually saying what I just heard?”

Sandy:  “Yes, I said it.  That proposal would have allowed some local official in who-knows-where Wyoming with a population of 8,000 to have power over the mayor of NY City with a population of 8,000,000.”

Greenie:  “Wow, I’m impressed you feel that way.  Maybe this guy is all right after all.”

Wild West GunSandy:  “Look, even in the wild west, you had to check firearms in certain locations.  The wild west guys seemed to know more about the dangers of firearms than the dodo birds in the White House.”

Gelly:  “So where’s this conversation going?  Seems as if we’re off track.  I mean, like who killed JR?  Well, more like…”

JC:  “…more like who took out the Donald?  So Sandman, who do you think took out the Donald?”

Sandy:  “A couple of regular guys.  Maybe not regular guys by your standards, but hey, regular to me.”

TurtleneckGreenie:  “Are these NRA kinda guys?”

Sandy:  “Big time.”

Jordan:  “Former military?”

Sandy:  “Special forces and then some.”

Gelly:  “But weren’t these kinda guys big Trump supporters in the 2016 election?  So why would they take him out?”

 traitorSandy:  “You listed all the reasons – tried to repeal health care, tried to give more tax breaks to the wealthy, tried to gut EPA.  The supporters felt stabbed in the back.”

JC:  “But those actions seem to be the very reasons these guys voted for Trump in the first place.  What changed?”

Sandy:  “Remember that French lady who said something about letting the starving peasants eat cake?”

JC:  “You mean Marie Antoinette.”

Sandy:  “That’s the one.  And you know where she ended up.”

GuillotineJC:  “Maybe heads should have rolled at the White House sooner.  Sorry, that was too easy.”

Sandy:  “As I was saying, Trump’s let-tem-eat cake moment…really two moments…were when the worker bees started to realize he wasn’t delivering on the promise of higher-paying jobs.  The types of jobs he promised never came back.   And then the tax proposals that kept funneling money to his family.”

Greenie:  “Not to be a stick-in-the-mud, but making the first family rich has happened the last few administrations…and probably a lot longer.”

irs-logoSandy:  “I know, but at least the other guys didn’t try to get rich while in office.  Trump supporters didn’t want to believe at first what was really happening.  But when the tax returns got released, the evidence was in black-and-white.  All but the blind could see what was happening.”

 Gelly:  “So the Trump supporters are not making any progress financially and the Donald and family are getting richer by the day.”

Sandy:  “All those excuses about not being able to not release tax returns…all BS and a smokescreen to hide the truth about where the money came from and how much he was raking in.”

Greenie:  “So, now the initial Trump supporters are getting very upset.  Then, these so-called regular guys…at least by NRA standards…decide to take out the Donald.  Jordan, you buy Sandy’s theory?”