Braying & Soaring

Our second Braying Jackass award is pretty much a no-brainer.

Donald Trump and congressional Republicans won big last fall in part because they promised to undo many of the most egregious policies of the Obama administration. Like Repealing Obamacare. Defunding Planned Parenthood. DACA. Apology tours. Also doing something about tax reform  and beefing up national security.

Give us House and Senate majorities, said Republicans. And we’ll get to work and implement the Trump agenda. Or at least some of it. Or… something.

So far, Republicans have fumbled the football. Over and over.

Trump won the White House with virtually no support from the GOP establishment, largely because his campaign promises and “America first” message resonanted with a sizeable chunk of the electorate and because people are frustrated to death with same old, same old. And because the alternative was unthinkable. (To be clear, I did not vote for either Trump or the Marquise de Corruptocratia. I voted my conscience and went write-in. However, I support much of Trump’s agenda per the above.)

And while Republicans benefited from the “Trump train,” most have yet to demonstrate the political will or spine needed to move the Trump ball down the track. If House and Senate Republicans get shellacked in 2018, they’ll have no one to blame but themselves.

For that reason, today’s Braying Jackass award goes to the GOP.

Meanwhile, you just can’t keep a good sister down in post-Irma Miami-Dade. After the hurricane hit Florida and neighboring states last weekend, a nun chipped in to clear trees in her neighborhood:

Today’s Soaring Eagle Award goes to Sister Margaret Ann. She’s the principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, southwest of downtown Miami. She saw a need, grabbed a chainsaw, and got to work.
Not even a hurricane can stop this nun. Rock on, sister!

Another Soaring Eagle goes to 11 year-old “Frank, from Falls Church, VA,” who volunteered to mow the White House lawn. Bless his heart:

The Braying Jackass and Soaring Eagle Awards may become a regular feature if it they catch on. That’s up to you. Submit your nominee(s) via comment or at A sentence or two explaining your nomination  is appreciated but not required. Winners will be ‘drawn’ at random and are up to the sole discretion of Yours Truly.
Nominations for both are now open.


2 thoughts on “Braying & Soaring

  1. I have to object to this award going to the GOP. The braying Jackass Award should be reserved for someone or some group that stubbornly sticks to their principles, no matter how wrong they are. The GOP seems like they should win the Stumbling Chicken Award, first they would need to have some principles to stick to.


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