by Brad Nelson 3/4/16
I admit it. I’ve been corrupted by this culture…so much so that Donald Trump is looking like a breath of fresh air — if bombastic, bullying, and overblown air.
We’re tried business as usual and it’s not working. The epitome of the Kabuki theatre of the charade of Establishment Republicanism was Paul Ryan…a man who looks good in a suit but is otherwise empty.
So along comes Trump and blows up these poesers…unfortunately taking Ted Cruz along with them, a man who deserves better. But it is what it is. I hope you’re sitting on the Supreme Court soon, Ted, but I’m not counting on it. Trump is more likely to select Van Jones than you.
And I care but yet I don’t care. Have you ever made a nice salad for yourself and found a bug in it? You don’t care. You pull it out and go on eating. You’re hungry. It’s not a deal-breaker. A little caterpillar meat might actually enhance the flavor.
Trump has certainly enhanced the flavor of this election cycle. Hillary (or anyone) would have won without a fight if the eGOP had offered up the Establishment darling, Jeb Bush, whose stepped up “compassionate conservative” to new heights of idiocy.
At StubbornThings, we’re not exactly politically correct nor does anyone get the vapors if a vulgarity is uttered now and then. This is real life. You could say that we anticipated Trump before there was Trump (at least a political Trump). But what has passed for politics, particularly on the GOP side of things, has been a complete fiction. They sit around in their padded-shoulder suits (Paul Ryan apparently trying to morph into Superman) while screwing us all over with language no one could claim is “divisive” but certainly lacks caterpillars and certainly does nothing to reform this country.
Trump is the fly in the ointment. Rather, he’s the pulling back of the curtain to show what most of us have become now. The rank-and-file — having long suckled on the non-stop eff-bomb vulgarity and sexuality of the entertainment culture — are not particularly shocked if Trump dresses down the journalistic tramp, Megyn Kelly, with some double-entendre about bleeding.
This is also so because many of us see our nation being bled dry by the sociopathic “non-divisive” Ruling Class of the GOP, including the increasing fascistic media where one word is enough to give the whole news cycle the vapors. And they have the temerity (at least some of them) to look down their noses at Trump. They’ve made their living in the gutter.
We look over at the other side of the aisle at the Democrats and marvel at their ability to actually defend and promote their ideas, as misguided as those ideas are. They are so misguided that we wonder what kind of an emasculated dunce you would have to be to consider it “divisive” to point out how ridiculous those Democrat ideas are.
So right now we’re Doctor Strangeloving Donald Trump out of the bomb bay like a modern Slim Pickens. The results may be no better, but it’s more than past time to bail out of the GOP Establishment house of corruption. If we’re going to be lied to, dammit, then let’s be lied to by someone with a little panache and style.
None of this is meant to be an endorsement of Trump. Nor will I admit to simply being worn down by the culture at large to accepting the defining down of deviancy, political or otherwise. But in order to revive the patient, they sometimes give him a shot straight into the heart with adrenaline, don’t they?
Brad is editor and chief disorganizer of StubbornThings.
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