This is the politics section, but I don’t want to talk about politics. It’s exasperating. Ironically, the topic I plan on covering here is only a few degrees shy from one of the biggest problems with the political landscape today. People love to smell their own shit. Critical thinking has been replaced with narcissistically reflective self-copulation. How convenient and lazy! If you are interested in jerking off your own ego, you were born in the perfect era.
(Now if you stop reading before you finish this next paragraph, maybe you ARE deplorable… ly bias and gullible. So, grow a pair and imagine that the biggest fake news is the idea that we live in a “this or that”, “left/right” world. If not for any other reason this can’t be true, I would be ashamed to consider myself either and I know a lot of articulate, intelligent people who also make the same claim!). I’m not going to get into (actually I am, I just didn’t realize it) how crazy it is to me that ANYONE voted for someone like Donald Trump (it’s only a little less crazy considering the other option was some strange amalgam of what a liberal focus group would choose as a poster child candidate with an alien pant suit from the future, but that aside). This man has been a multi-billion-dollar trust fund baby from the, literal, get-go. He has no idea what it means to work with a reasonable risk of failure as a possibility. I know we don’t want to believe this but, unfortunately, you CAN have such a wealth of financial assets, you could be as dumb as a box of bricks and still never have any consequences for your monumental disastrous business decisions. Think about what kind of a person that creates? About the only savvy thing he seems to know how to do, is evade consequences.
Forget that the NYTs wrote this and READ IT!
Even with all the privileges money can buy, he’s still run at least 6 of his companies into bankruptcy. He ran a casino into the ground because he invested in a competing casino right down the road… and his advisors advised him that that would happen, and he did it anyway?! Since legit businesses clearly wasn’t his thing, he decided to open up a fake school which ultimately paid out 25 million dollars in lawsuits just after he took the office of the President of these United States of frickin’ America. What a country!
With a degree from Trump U, U... can go Trump yourself.
I’m SUPER fine with the fact that the man is not PC (politically correct). To be entirely honest, early on, (especially after I realized the Democratic National Committee was peddling Hillary Clinton) I wasn’t completely decided on whither not I’d vote for him. I was sincerely considering it. I wanted to imagine he was some kind of secret political genius that just might shake up the system and pave a way for change in an unprecedented fashion. Well, after he opened his mouth a few times, I decided, wholeheartedly, NOT to vote for him, but that previous sentence doesn’t totally ring untrue, unfortunately (there’s a lot of commas in that sentence).
Just imagine Jeanine Pirro's outrage if Obama had done any of this!
Donald Trump is not PC in the same way a drunken chimp throwing poop is not PC; in all the worst ways possible. Donald Trump is shaking up the system and paving a way for… something, but it’s not good. As we speak, Trump has confirmed an EPA chief who was a former coal lobbyist?! That’s like putting Cookie Monster in charge of guarding the cookies. This is swamp draining?!
But never fear liberal counter parts! The pendulum is swinging, and conservatives should be shaking in their boots right now. I’m not a conservative and I’M shaking in MY boots right now trying to imagine what the future candidates of any party in America is going to look like after Donald J. Dumpster fire; the reality television star who achieved fame by firing fake contestants in a fake boardroom.
Commander and... GOOD GRIEF!
There was a time prior to the 2016 elections that a candidate professing “because he had celebrity status, he could grab another person by their gentiles” would have been the end of their candidacy and SHOULD have been the end! And even if that’s all Trump had ever done, I might have just thought, “poor, guy” … but there are, or at least should be, an embarrassing wealth of other candidates available to the Republicans who wouldn’t, even on ONE occasion make a staggeringly stupid and disgusting declaration like that. It should go without saying that, at least in general, people like this shouldn’t even be considered as a presidential candidate… but he goes on -
“Mexico is sending us their rapists”?!; telling a 10-year-old girl, “I’ll be dating you in a few years” (or seven, or whatever, it’s gross, you don’t tell a prepubescent girl that! Ew!); saying that if his daughter wasn’t his daughter, he’d date her AND that the one thing they had in common was “sex” (what?!)?!; making fun of a handicap person the same way you would expect a deranged 5-year-old child to do; in his earlier days, calling around to media outlets, pretending to be his own publicist and bragging about his sexual exploits with models; also, earlier days, wondering if baby Ivanka would grow up to have nice ‘ta-tas’ like her mother; oh yeah, and more recently, AS the presidential candidate, bragging about his dick size?!; calling people names like he’s an angsty teenager that just got dumped; tweeting… at ALL; saying a war hero WASN’T a war hero because said war hero was caught and imprisoned by the enemy; dodging the Vietnam draft because of fake bone spurs (aw, boo hoo); claiming he’s draining a swamp while handing over all company control to his kids AND claiming it’d actually be fine if he just kept running his businesses while he’s president! - In fact, this is a common double talk technique with Trump, he swears he didn’t do something but then just goes right on to say, “BUT IF I DID, it would be fine.”
Look, be a conservative. Be a right-winger. I have views that would be considered overlapping in both those categories. But you totally discredit yourself when you do not own or self-correct your monumental hypocrisy. Here’s your moral compass, it’s easy. Did you think it really wasn’t a big deal when Melania wore a jacket that read “I don’t really care, do you”? Okay, fine… as long as you would have thought the same thing if Michelle Obama had worn it. And there’s the logically inexplicable and contradictory double standard. I’m not particularly an Obama fan, but I can tell you if there was a video of him saying he’d date one of his daughters if they weren’t related or that they have “sex” in common, Fox News and I would suddenly be simpatico. Huge, HUGE, double standard hypocrisy!
I’m happy to say that I know at least a small handful of my conservative friends who have finally said, “Okay, enough’s enough, this is a terrible person.” Good for you, but the damage is done.
Get ready for an uber socialist democrat that’s about to hand out free everything to everyone. To me, this is so ironic and, honestly, deserving. All you people that whined and moaned about Obama being a secret Muslim socialist who would steal your guns and take all the money away from rich people and hike taxes and destroy America and then subsequently threw a tantrum and elected an orange man-baby… you all are going to get a real one of all those things you thought Obama was. All because it was worth voting for an ass-hat. What was Hillary Clinton going to do with a majority Republican Congress?! What do democrats ever do?! You could have made a stand, like (god bless) some Republicans did, and said, no, I don’t want Hillary elected - but not THIS bad. Then, wait it out a few years and get your soul back and TRUST ME, in that amount of time the completely underwhelming performance of Queen Hillary would have had everyone running towards your more reasonable candidate. Better yet, pull a Trump, grow some balls, (after all, you ARE the Republican National Committee) and just say NO and then when the base whines, tell them, “Hey, base, you’re out of control! Are you crazy?! If we elect Trump, then the next go 'round you’re going to be wishing Hillary was running again.”
Ocasio Alexandria Cortez, 2020! (Say what you will... she's sooooo pretty. I want to go on a real grown up date with her. Commander and... I want to get into your briefs [sorry, it’s the only thing I could think of that rhymed with “chief”]. I’m a horrible person… that types things that I actually think in my real brain.)
Commander and... so much prettier than Ivanka! And that matters!
(Ugh, I guess that WAS a politics article. I was going to talk about how social media is an undisputed marketing scheme and yet people are using as though it's just some benign communiqué between friends. It’s not. IT’S NOT!)