Friday, August 12, 2016

Nurse the Hate: Hate The Election Again





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.

7 Comments:

At August 12, 2016 at 5:21:00 PM EDT , Blogger Bobdontgiveaf#ck said...

I think you missed the part about America being great again. Are you saying you don't want America to be great again? I, along with many others, want America to be great again. We all think you too should want America to be great again. Because it would be great. Again.

 
At August 13, 2016 at 1:35:00 PM EDT , Blogger Greg Miller said...

If I don't want America great again, I'm pretty sure that makes me part of the problem.

 
At August 15, 2016 at 7:49:00 AM EDT , Blogger Frank said...

I don't know, I've been saying for at least 6 months that Trump is a Clinton plant. It's the only way she could possibly win. Absolutely brilliant. Hillary will win this thing. There is no other possible outcome. These people are good. Damn good.

 
At August 15, 2016 at 10:26:00 AM EDT , Blogger Greg Miller said...

This whole thing must be a performance art piece, like one of those old Andy Kaufman things.

 
At August 16, 2016 at 11:29:00 AM EDT , Blogger Frank said...

The Day Room

 
At August 16, 2016 at 11:29:00 AM EDT , Blogger Frank said...

The Day Room

 
At August 28, 2016 at 12:33:00 AM EDT , Blogger AZ said...

Indeed. Oh, and way too sad and true.

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home