Each day when I look at the news headlines regarding Trump scrolling
across the bottom of the screen I think I have misread them. “Trump
said Obama founded Isis? What? That can’t be right… Huh. I’ll
be damned. He said it. Huh.”
At this point literally anything could come across the screen and I will
have to take it as 100% accurate. “Trump
Claims Hillary Clinton Time Traveling Lizard”,
“Trump Does Robot At Rally To Salt N Pepa’s “Push It”, Crowd Goes Wild”
or “Trump Suggests Selling Alaska To China For Logging Rights” would all be
considered legitimate headlines at this point.
Reality has become completely unnecessary. It’s an amazing development.
I would have to think that every dyed in the wool Republican
Old School power broker is meeting in secret wood paneled libraries drinking
vast amounts of single malt scotch trying to figure out how to make this all go
away. They cannot control Trump, and it
appears that Trump has no real clue as to the substance of any of the issues or
procedures of government. Even better,
Trump appears to have no interest in learning about any of these things. Meanwhile his hillbilly power base is under
the impression that having no information is to be regarded as a huge advantage. I saw a clip this week where a woman that
looked like she fell out of a “Cops” taping said “Hillary Clinton went to
college! College! That’s where they teach you how to lie!”. Only in 2016 America could education be
looked upon as a negative.
The country is filled to the brim with people that love Wal
Mart, giveaway items at county fairs, 64 oz sodas, superhero movies and jacking
off in their basement. These are not people
that are spending time reading position papers on trade agreements or radical Islam.
If most of the problems you see on a
daily basis get solved by a guy in a cape, Trump probably seems like a legit
answer. If you have been conscious for
the last decade and see “Trump Claims Obama Founded Isis”, your reaction is
probably “What the fuck did he say?”. It absolutely boggles my mind that almost half
of our country thinks “Well, I will admit this Trump fella seems a little
unhinged, but he’s the best choice!”. I
cannot work out in my mind how you could get to that place.
I know that party honks will wave their flags and say “Well,
Hillary blah blah blah…”. I, for the
most part, agree with them. Is she most
likely a slithering white collar criminal?
Of course. If you even took a
slight look into her past would you find things that would want to make
yourself cry in the shower and take a wire brush to try and scrub yourself
clean? Yes. However, even with that being a fact, there
is NO WAY any sane human being can say she is a worse option than someone who
might be having a psychotic break as we speak.
Even if your core values ran against something in the Clinton platform,
the option on the other side is so utterly unpredictable and likely terrible
that to even consider Trump is insanity.
I have never seen anything so clearly.
I am becoming of the opinion that Trump is trying to get
himself removed from the nomination prior to the election. How else can you explain the behavior of a
guy that a Clinton staffer described in the following manner: “On
other campaigns, we would have to scrounge for crumbs. Here, it’s a fire hose. He can set himself on
fire at breakfast, kill a nun at lunch and waterboard a puppy in the afternoon.
And that doesn’t even get us to prime time.”
After having made remarks suggesting that “the election will be rigged”,
I can see him doing a version of a petulant 10 year old boy, taking his ball
and going home. I think his fear of the
public failure of losing the campaign could lead to him pulling the rip cord
and just getting out of it completely.
His thinking will be that he didn’t lose if the contest never went off.
The fact that the United States continues to be a world leader is
amazing. This election is showing the
rest of the planet that we don’t have a single person of substance willing to
take the reins. There is no vision. There is only hate and fear. We clearly have no idea of what we're doing. Buckle up for three more months of bad
vibes. With any luck at all Trump will
parachute out and we will have some mad scramble at the wire as the Republican
Elite try to throw someone in front of an oncoming bus. Who the hell knows? Anything can happen. Everything you know is wrong.