Friday, July 22, 2016

God Save (Us From) The Queen

(I wrote this before the convention was over, but never got around to posting it.)

Perfect. And perfectly believable: Trump first offered the VP job to Kasich, saying this:

... Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?
When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.
Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of? “Making America great again” was the casual reply...
It explains the obvious, with a bit of a twist: apparently even Donald Trump knows he's not qualified to be president. And he couldn't care less. He's in it strictly for the adulation.

Donald Trump wants to be Queen Elizabeth; he's in it for the crowds, the parades, the castle, and the horse-drawn carriage. The work? That's for the Prime Minister who, in this case, happens to be a guy who denies there's a connection between cigarettes and cancer, who's voted a bunch of times against veterans' benefits of various sorts, who (of course) denies climate change and doesn't believe in evolution (course requirements), who's signed anti-LBGT laws that even businesses in his own state demanded be changed.

The fakery that's been obvious is now even more so. Except that to his followers it's not; and if it were, evidently it wouldn't matter. How that can be I haven't a clue. Other than, yet again, to marvel at the success of Roger Ailes, et al, in creating a mass of incurious people, wholly disinterested in reality. But mad. Mad as hell. At everyone not exactly like them. In Donald Trump they see that reflected. And that's all that matters.

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Dr Strangelove said...

Thanks a lot! Now I have to go through the day with that image in my head. Noooooo!!

Smoothtooperate said...

If anyone has ever thought about about what they would do in 1930's Germany?

Here's your chance.

Sidney Schwab said...

I'd probably be blogging.

dan said...

My best guess is Trumpers view Trump like pro-wrestling. They (well most of them) know it's staged, but they're still screaming because they LOVE to scream. They know Trump is a reality show host, but he's rich and gives them permission to scream, scream scream.
That said, I'm paying daily attention not to pointy pontificating political polls, but the odds put out by bookies for $ betting $.
At last check Hillary is still favored by 70%+ to win. It helps me sleep anyway

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