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 talk 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.
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.