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Trump mania

Posted by keithosaunders on August 11, 2015

Trump

If Donald Trump is elected our next president it’s safe to assume that at least for a while he will enjoy the popularity and clout that goes along with the office.  It would follow that his look and mannerisms would also become popular and somewhat trendy.  Can you imagine an entire country of people with the Trump haircut?

In addition Trump’s brash persona would give you the cover to say whatever you wanted whenever you wanted.  If someone called you on crass behavior you would merely respond, “Hey, I’m a straight shooter, just like our president!”

For example here’s an imaginary exchange that could conceivably take place just 20 months from now:

Keitho: Say, Mary, are you pregnant or what?

Mary: Excuse me?

Keitho:  You look great!  When are you expecting?

Mary:  I’m not pregnant, you imbecile.

Keitho:  Hey, I’m a straight shooter, just like our president!

Mary:  Get the hell out of here, I never want to see you again.

Keitho:  I never figured you for a socialist.

Now I ask you, can you envision having this much fun in a Clinton administration?  (Don’t answer that!)

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Send in the clowns

Posted by keithosaunders on August 6, 2015

Tonight kicks off debate season with the Republican candidates squaring off in Cleveland.  Improbably Donald Trump leads the field polling 21%.  That’s a whopping double digit percentage point lead on his closest competitor, Jeb Bush.

This proves, yet again, that America loves a rich guy.  If you’re one of the moneyed class, it doesn’t even have to be old money, you can do or say anything.  In the words of Cartman, America will respect your authoritay.

Why?  Because deep down we feel that one day, if we assert ourselves and work really really hard, we’ll be one of them.  So there’s a tacit belief that these people, these masters of the universe, are our betters.  Who are we to question their word?  In the case of an outspoken dullard like Trump, all the better for us to identify with.  He’s one of us — a no nonsense straight shooter.

I’m fairly certain that Trump’s sheen is only temporary.  Eventually the GOP will come to their senses and they’ll throw the machine into overdrive to get Bush the nomination.  Until that time, however, I’m planning on enjoying the ride.

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