Friday, May 19, 2017

Blowback

Here are the headlines of all the "above the fold" stories at the Washington Post on Friday afternoon:

"White House adviser close to Trump is a person of interest in Russia probe...Investigation into Russian meddling reaches highest level of government"

"In 119 days, President Trump has made 586 false and misleading claims. We tracked them all."

"Trump’s media firewall is collapsing as the Russia probe gets closer...Recapping a stunningly bad two weeks for the White House"

"Trump, who demonized Muslims on the campaign trail, plans to preach tolerance in a speech in Saudi Arabia...Trump plans to do a rhetorical pirouette with a speech Sunday in the birthplace of Islam..."

Now, here is the one thing the Republican party seems never to have thought of, as they were spending decades training American voters to regard politics as just another reality show, and to make their decisions based on whatever seemed like it might be the most fun at the moment- stupidest duck call makers, fattest people alive, people who have filled their homes with garbage, and now the worst imitation of a President in recorded history.

Nothing makes for such electrifying entertainment as a clash of titans.  To this current Game of Thrones voting populace, nothing could be better than a drawn out war to the death, particularly since they will assume that whoever the Republicans dig up to replace Trump will depart from him on virtually no issue of policy, and so the whole thing won't affect us much more than whoever wins America's Top Model.

Nixon deprived the country of the ultmate spectacle by quitting; Clinton deprived us of it (despicable Democrat) by being innocent, and they couldn't even gin up a lynching of the black guy, though they sure tried.  But at last, they have a chump that they can let dangle in the wind, and then hatchet without remorse, because, really, don't we all know that nobody ever deserved it more than this born-rich, self-entitled hate filled bully?

And there seems to be a pretty good chance that Trump is going to get what he always wanted- to be the star of the greatest reality show in the history of the world.  Whoopee!

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