An interesting guessing game has broken out about the possible identity of a Republican congressperson who made a profanity-laden scathing attack on Donald Trump to Erick Erickson, a right-wing polemicist. The congressperson had clearly wanted his views to be made known while demanding that his identity be kept secret, hardly a profile in courage, but the norm in our political world.
“If we’re going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherf**ker,” said the congressman as we roamed the aisles of a Safeway grocery store together.
“It’s like Forrest Gump won the presidency, but an evil, really f*cking stupid Forrest Gump. He can’t help himself. He’s just a f**king idiot who thinks he’s winning when people are b*tching about him. He really does see the world as ratings and attention.
“I say a lot of shit on TV defending him, even over this. But honestly, I wish the motherf*cker would just go away. We’re going to lose the House, lose the Senate, and lose a bunch of states because of him. All his supporters will blame us for what we have or have not done, but he hasn’t led. He wakes up in the morning, sh*ts all over Twitter, sh*ts all over us, sh*ts all over his staff, then hits golf balls. F*ck him. Of course, I can’t say that in public or I’d get run out of town.”
This was even before Paul Ryan had announced his retirement, setting in motion a considerable degree of panic that the Republican party is in deep trouble going into the elections in November. It should be noted that Ryan is someone who saw Social Security and Medicaid and Medicare payments as rewarding moochers and parasites to live off taxpayers but he himself will get a handsome pension from taxpayers for the rest of his life, making him the real moocher and parasite.
The people at Medium put on their forensic hats to try and piece together the clues in the story to figure out who the venting congressperson might be and according to them the prime suspect is: Peter King, congressman from New
Jersey York state.
The really interesting question is why King (or whoever it is) was so eager to get these comments out into the public and why Erickson helped him do it. They had to know that the identity would leak out at some point. King might think that New Jersey Republican voters might prefer someone who distances himself from Trump but does not want to openly attack the leader of his own party.