Wisdom of MY Words

Random Musings & Book Reviews

01 August

Insane Clown President by Matt Tiabbi

Most veteran political observers figured that the impact of the Trump presidency would be limited in the worst case to destroying the Republican Party as a mainstream political force.

That made Trump’s run funny, campy even, like a naughty piece of performance art. After all, what’s more obscene than pissing on the president? It seemed even more like camp because the whole schtick was fronted by a veteran reality tv star, who might even be in on the joke, although the concept was funnier if he wasn’t.

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Trump is striking a chord with people who are feeling the squeeze in a less secure world

and want to blame someone, the government, immigrants, political correctness, incompetents, dummies, Megyn Kelly, whoever, for their problems. The key to his (Trump) success is a titillating message that those dusty old rules about being polite and saying the right thing are for losers that lack the heart, courage, and Trumpitude to just be who they are.

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Then there’s Iowa’s Steve King, who is unusually stupid, even for a congressman.

All of this (bad behaviour and stupidity, as well as outright bleeds out into the population, hostility to women and people of colour) When a politician says dumb thing X it normally takes Merica two days to start publicly flirting with X + way worse.

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