In Danziger’s vision, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is the kind of small-minded Southern politician who brandishes “state’s rights” as an excuse to bully unpopular minorities — in the latest instance, defenseless trans kids needing to use a bathroom.
A draft memo leaked from the Department of Homeland Security, indicating that the government may soon call up National Guard units to detain and deport undocumented immigrants – not exactly what most Guard personnel enlisted to do, as Danziger notes. But if ordered to tear immigrant families apart, at least they can offer the usual excuse.
In Danziger’s view, poor Vice President Mike Pence has all the dignity of a servant or sidekick — or an abused chauffeur — who enables his loud-mouthed boss to embarrass him everywhere they go. Sad!
It is all too easy to picture Steve Bannon — the extremist advisor to Trump — grasping White House authority in the memorable style of Alexander “I’m in control here” Haig. Which is why Danziger drew him that way.
In Trump’s America, Danziger foresees that moment when the phrasing of Pastor Niemoller will again burn with relevance: First, they came for the immigrants…
There was once a president who attacked the news media, surrounded himself with fascist-minded thugs, and left office facing impeachment. Now dead, he way well reside in hell, as Danziger suggests. But contemplating the current occupant of the Oval Office, Republicans may still recall Richard Nixon with nostalgia.
If you’re a senior staffer in need of presidential approval amid the cut-throat intrigues of the Trump White House, Danziger recommends buying and wearing some of “Ivanka’s stuff.” (It worked for Kellyanne Conway.)
As a cineaste, Danziger can’t help noticing the echoes of John Frankenheimer’s paranoid classic in the Cold War thriller now emanating from the Trump White House. Brainwashing would explain a lot.
As Republicans cower and run for shelter, Danziger depicts the looming Trumpnado, portent of doom — while the Wicked Witch of the West Wing flies on, ever higher.
Danziger draws a picture for Congressional Republicans: To repeal Obamacare without a real plan to replace the system is worse than a dead end or a wrong turn. It’s a deadfall.
When Mitch McConnell tangled with Elizabeth Warren over the Sessions nomination on the Senate floor, Danziger was watching (and saw the majority leader get smoked).
Newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may not know much about public schools — but Danziger charitably assumes that, like every eager child, she really wants to learn.
What will happen, wonders Danziger, if too many so-called judges interfere with the unconstitutional whims of President Trump? He may try to restore the political culture of his Queens boyhood — when landlords rented and even owned the judiciary, just like property.
Nosy American journalists ask too many questions about Vladimir Putin, hacking, and bribery — the kind of annoying habit that often ends badly for their Russian colleagues. So Danziger can almost hear the Kremlin boss teasing Trump, who can’t rid himself of troublesome reporters by such traditional methods (yet).
Listening to Kellyanne Conway whine about her boss “turning the other cheek” as he suffers the “gaping, seeping wounds” inflicted by mainstream media coverage, Danziger had a vision.
Sean Spicer, the new presidential press secretary, is one tough weenie — so Danziger pictures him in a bar somewhere south of the border, muttering nonsense about making Mexico pay for Trump’s wall.
The federal government isn’t exactly fragile but — as Danziger observes — a stampeding demagogue can still be expected to break a lot of its institutions. And leave a smelly mess of b.s. wherever he goes.
Danziger reckons the legendary investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, who passed away too soon on January 19, would behave in an entirely predictable way upon reaching the pearly gates.
Bernie Sanders is coming around again, rallying Americans against repeal of the Affordable Care Act, intervening in the contest for a new DNC chair, and — as Danziger observes — riding that political carousel.
Discord between Trump and Congressional Republicans over how to replace Obamacare threatens to drive the GOP over an ideological cliff — or so Danziger fondly imagines.
The furor over his controversial dossier linking Donald Trump to the Kremlin led former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to make himself scarce — but Danziger thinks he’ll be received warmly in any British pub.