"Why yes, yes it is.  Treason is what I do!"
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That was Pumpkin's one-word tweet after the NY Times published an anonymous op-ed claiming to be from one member of his White Supremacy House trying to "preserve our democratic institutions" until he can be removed somehow.

I think this person has accomplished nothing for anyone but themselves.  I see it as a way for them to say, Look, I was just trying to keep it moderate.  I should not be going to the guillotine!  But if anything, they have made what they claim their cabal is trying to do, more difficult and ultimately less effective.

I notice that separating children from their parents and imprisoning them at the border was not one of Pumpkin's "half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back."  So the fact that one of the writer's objections is that Pumpkin is "amoral" should really help narrow it down.  It may be an indicator that Pence is the author.  Not that he's genuinely moral -- but he damn sure thinks he is.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F