I'm sure this is all somehow what they really want or they're just distracting us from the REAL issues blah blah blah, but it certainly seems like the left is getting some serious victories lately.
Devin Nunes steps aside from Russia investigation
And he did so with a whole lot of petulant whining.
Several left-wing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Ethics. The charges are entirely false and politically motivated, and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of U.S. citizens and other abuses of power. Despite the baselessness of the charges, I believe it is in the best interest of the House Intelligence Commitee and the Congress for me to have Representative Mike Conaway, with assistance from Representatives Trey Gowdy and Tom Rooney, temporarily take charge of the Committee’s Russia investigation while the House Ethics Committee looks into this matter.
Well, thanks for letting us know that our hard work is paying off and we should continue with what we're doing, that's very helpful. Also, I love how Republican politicians have taken to calling any challenge from opponents "politically motivated." Um, yes, you're in politics and everything you do and all the things done to you are politically motivated. Get used to it or be prepared to be ironically called a special snowflake.
Then Steve Bannon got kicked out of the National Security Council because, surprise surprise, all the people around him are just as conniving and power-hungry and back-stabby as he is.
Jared Kushner Helped Push Steve Bannon Out Of The NSC
The move was widely interpreted as a sign of Bannon’s diminishing influence in the Trump White House following a series of botched executive orders and the failure of health care reform.
But Kushner was a driving force behind Bannon’s demotion, according to Politico, which cited anonymous sources.
So I mean, I guess we on the left can't take all the credit for this one, but still.
Plus there was the whole thing where the Democrats actually got it together and filibustered the confirmation of Neil "Poor Workers Should Just Die for Their Companies" Gorsuch. He's still going to get through because the Republicans finally went through with the "nuclear option," and thank god because they've been holding that over Democrats' heads while the Democrats were too gutless to do it for years. Now we can stop fucking around and in four years when the Democrats take back the senate and possibly every other branch of government, and then when god kills Alito, Republicans will be crying over it and trying to blame it on Democrats somehow.
Things are going well. We just need to keep up the momentum for three years and nine months more.