Readers: 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 the Revenge Revolution and author, Entry #1.  List and general description of entries to date.

Note: most entries are formatted as conversations.  Characters appear in a number of entries, with many entries building on previous conversations.  Profile of characters (see link at top of page).  You’ll catch on quickly.  Thanks for your time and interest…and comments.

Scene: Jordan and Matt (reporter) run into each other at coffee shop near Jordan’s office in Washington, DC.

092615_2031_Characters11.pngMatt:  “Nice to see you Jordan.  Good holidays?”

Jordan:  “Holidays were relaxing.  Nice to see you, too, Matt.  You have time to chat over coffee or need to get to the office?”

Matt:  “Have a few minutes.  I’ll get a table while you pay.”

Jordan:  “Didn’t realize I was buying…but OK.”

Matt (as Jordan sits down):  “I just remembered what today is.”

TurtleneckJordan:  “And that is?”

Matt:  “You don’t remember?”

Jordan:  “No.  What am I forgetting?  Am I having another senior moment?”

Matt:  “The anniversary of your 15 minutes of fame.”

Jordan:  “You mean me being the subject of a flurry of Trump tweets?  That was a few years ago.”

Matt:  “The article you wrote apparently really got under the Donald’s skin.  What an attack on you.  The tweets directed at you were more vicious than most.  I was impressed.”

Jordan:  “The article needed to be written.  The title just seemed incredibly appropriate.  ‘Twitter Furor by America’s Fuhrer.’  Still like it.  And then he tweeted even more after the article.”

Matt:  “Did you think the article might change Trump’s behavior?”

Jordan:  “No, but he wasn’t the target audience.”

Matt:  “Who was?”

Bow DownJordan:  “The Republicans in Congress and some alleged grown-ups in the Trump Administration who put party loyalty over protecting the country.  Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham were two perfect examples of party-loyal senators falling on their hands and knees in front of King Donald.  Nikky Haley, then ambassador to the UN, was an example of an alleged grown-up in the administration who was acting like a child, claiming no one in the White House considered Trump a loose cannon.  What were they all thinking?”

Matt:  “Aren’t you being too partisan?  I mean wasn’t their role to support the president and the Republican Party?”

ConstitutionJordan:  “Support the president, support the Republican Party but endanger the country?  The last time I looked, the oath of office for those in Congress and those in the administration is to uphold and defend the Constitution, not uphold and defend some idiot in the White House, even if a member of your party.”

Matt:  “C’mon, Jordan.  You really think they put party ahead of the Constitution?”

Temper TantrumJordan:  “Let’s start with Republicans ignoring and protecting Trump’s behavior.  Despite the Donald’s repeated claims that he was a genius and mentally stable, he was neither.  How much more obvious could it have been that the guy was thinking and acting like a whiny 3rd grader?  How many presidents throw a tantrum every time they don’t get what they want?  As far as being a genius.  That’s laughable.  Matt, you went to that other school in Cambridge.  Do you think he could have held a candle to any of your classmates at Harvard?”

Matt:  “No.  And he was not as smart as your classmates at that other school in Cambridge.  Smarter than you maybe, but not smarter than your classmates.”

Jordan:  “Gee, thanks for the compliment.”

Matt:  “You know what I meant.  But why label Trump as America’s Fuhrer?  That title seems so incendiary.”

FartJordan:  “Incendiary by design.  At the time the head-in-the-sand…maybe head up someplace else…senators Gassy, I mean Grassley and Graham were making every effort to divert attention away from Mueller’s investigation and possible collusion with the Russians.  The two of them made a claim that some statements to some committee about the dossier could have, maybe, or in southern terms, might could have been just a bit misleading.  No evidence to support their claim, just conjecture.  All this noise while ignoring a legitimate investigation of actions by Trump, family and some in the administration that could have been treasonous.  So why the diversion?  What was in it for Grassley and Graham?”

Matt:  “I don’t know what was in it for them.  But what I take away is you’re thinking the efforts by the senators and others in the Congress and the Administration to protect Trump were in many ways no different from some of the German generals trying to protect Hitler.  Am I way off base?”

Jordan:  “You’re right on.”

Matt:  “I understand your point but don’t you think you went too far with the comparison to Hitler?”

swastikaJordan:  “Go back and think about when the article was published.  Trump’s one year into office and hell-bent on destroying institutions that are the bedrock of America’s democracy and hell-bent on destroying America’s relationship with key allies.  Remember all of what happened in just one year.  On top of all that the guy is clearly mentally unstable.”

Matt:  “So you thought the country shouldn’t wait…really couldn’t wait for the next presidential election.  Trump had to be taken out quickly or the situation was going to get much worse.”

Trump KingJordan:  “Just as Germany’s situation grew worse and worse.  I haven’t done a line-by-line comparison but I’ll bet in the first 12 months in office King Donald did as much damage to America…if not more damage…than Hitler did to Germany within his first 12 months in office.”

Matt:  “Wow.  I need to think about that.  Let me get a refill.”

(To be continued)