Breaking Bad in the Oval Office

There’s an ominous opioid crisis running amok in our country; people are overdosing and dying from things like OxyContin and the ilk throughout the country, but most especially in the Trump-supporting “red” states.

So, natch, our Orange Overlord, himself purportedly an entirely sober teetotaler, has himself a golden distraction, campaigning against the potentially lethally abused painkillers in his usual bombastic manner.

Remember Philippines “president” Rodrigo Duterte and his loathing of President Obama because his admin dared to criticize Duterte for his blatant human and civil rights abuses, summarily executing drug dealers? Well, big surprise, yesterday our Dear Tweeter openly swaggered at a big important gathering that he actually admired Duterte’s horrid tactics, and that he’d happily execute opioid traffickers himself.

Bluntly put, special counsel Bob Mueller can’t prosecute our Mango Mussolini soon enough. Every day, in every way, Donnie Dollfingers drags us closer and closer to becoming a third world oligarchy. His big brave talk about playing tough on narcotics bodes ill, and it’s the camel’s nose under the tent for yanking away the rest of the populace’s human and civil rights. It’s a big flashy distraction, too, from his myriad of other scandals that weaken his illicit presidency.

And, hey, just curious… I wonder how supportive known opioid abuser Rush Limbaugh feels about his hero’s tough talk?

John Pierce
Starving cartoonist sans portfolio. Native Angeleno but I'll be mellow when I dead (thanks, Al Yankovic). I live to bully bullies!