I was appalled. Was this some sort of joke? I wasn’t quite getting the punchline. Among all the polished and camera-trained TV Republicanstm to run for prez, here’s this reality show host? Tell me it’s some really clever meta joke that’s just going over my head. Please.

Remember how the whole news cycle, day after day, became about Trump’s gaffe’o’the’week? And how every one of them was going to be the one, and then the big boys would be rid of him and could get back to serious politicking.

Remember how that “last” gaffe never came? How they just couldn’t get rid of him? Kinda funny, really.

But then he won the nomination. Which wasn’t funny at all, because say hello to President Hillary. Thanks, Donald. Help yourself to some peanuts on your way out while they’re still legal.

Remember how he beat Hillary?

Thing is, when I gave him any thought at all I despised the man. He was in the news for decades, and never for anything I valued. He was a famously unpleasant man. His frickin’ tagline was “You’re fired.” Which was the story of my entire professional life, so yeah. I’m gonna love that guy.

But he wasn’t as bad on policy as I expected. And he wasn’t as ineffective and embarrassing as I expected, and he wasn’t as obnoxious as I expected, which shows the height or depth of my expectations. And the lefties hate him so bad! Oh, I still can’t watch Trump video without thinking about Mussolini. And no sensible person would ever put faith in a man like that. But he sure knows how to put on a show. And he has taken so much abuse over the past two years, plus that longlonglonglong election campaign, and he just gives no shits. You gotta love it.

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  1. Judy says:

    I’m still wondering what the really big players have up their sleeves by allowing Trump to have got this far…or do they despise the monster they have created in Crooked Cankles that much?

  2. Joel says:

    It’s things like Trump that make me wonder positively heretical thoughts about the “really big players,” the Great and Terrible Big Bads we get kinda cult-like about from time to time. It makes me wonder how much control “they” really have, and sometimes to wonder to what extent “they” even exist..

  3. Ben says:

    Joel, your title to this post could logically be read two different ways. I (for one) hope that you never become “like” Trump.

  4. I thought he was going to be an embarrassing disaster also, but was thrilled he beat Hillary, not least for the complete meltdown it’s caused the Lefties. Then he made some great appointments. Then he ACTUALLY DID WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO, for crying out loud, with SCOTUS appointments, moving the embassy in Israel, etc.

    I still don’t think I’d do business with him as a contractor, but he appears to be just the sonofabitch we needed at this time in history.

  5. Andrew says:


    A friend of mine has done some contracting directly with him. Yes, he’ll nickel and dime you to death, but once the contract is signed, he abides by the contract.

    Sure, Trump isn’t all slick and polished like so many senior politicians, or is he?

    People treat him like a politician. Which means they get it wrong every time. They expect him to say X, mean Y and do Z. They can’t understand a person who says, does and means X.

    It’s like we didn’t elect a politician or something.

    I actually prefer that he is not some blue-blood Skull and Bones Harvard alumni. It’s refreshing.

  6. Joel says:

    If we’re taking suggestions for new constitutional amendments I’d like to discuss the pros and cons of forbidding lawyers from being president. That would pretty much prevent professional politicians from getting the job, right? And throw the field open to people whose jobs don’t involve doing creative things with the truth.

To the stake with the heretic!