Saturday, April 30, 2011


My friends in the US know why I came home. I think they sensed the madness of the wind before I did.

"Since the election of Barack Obama, the Republican Party has proved that one of its central intellectual arguments was right all along. It has long claimed that evolution is a myth believed in only by whiny liberals – and it turns out it was on to something. Every six months, the party venerates a new hero, and each time it is somebody further back on the evolutionary scale. Sarah Palin told cheering rallies that her message to the world was: "We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way!" – but that wasn't enough. So the party found Michele Bachmann, who said darkly it was an "interesting coincidence" that swine flu only breaks out under Democratic presidents, claims the message of The Lion King is "I'm better at what I do because I'm gay", and argues "there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas." That wasn't enough. I half-expected the next contender to be a lung-fish draped in the Stars and Stripes. But it wasn't anything so sophisticated. Enter stage (far) right Donald Trump, the bewigged billionaire who has filled America with phallic symbols and plastered his name across more surfaces than the average Central Asian dictator. CNN's polling suggests he is the most popular candidate among Republican voters. It's not hard to see why. Trump is every trend in Republican politics over the past 35 years taken to its logical conclusion. He is the Republican id, finally entirely unleashed from all restraint and all reality.” (Click here for the rest)

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Aleleeinn said...

Now that the birthers have lost their grail, what will the Donald focus on next? Trump is the perfect republican. He is reich egotistical, unencumbered but the truth or by logical thought. He's proven he can ruin a business that is normally a license to steal (his casino), and he already has a television show.
Mick, I think the republicans keep turning up more degenerate life forms to carry the banner is that the more intelligent ones can no longer keep a straight face and spout the official nonsense.
I think I'll reread Alice In Wondrland to give myself a proper logical perspective.
I think I'll run. I'm an Aleleeinn but I was born in the U S of A. That should confuse the things. I recall no mention of species as a presidential requirement for being president.

Natasha Yar-Routh said...

Aleleeinn, Trump is now on to Obama's grades. Wants to see them to prove Obama 'deserved' to go to Yale & Harvard. He does keep ratcheting up the racism. Of course that will just endear him to the Republican base od scared white people.

Mike said...

Trump's ability is in persuading other people to finance his operations: property development, presidential campaigning. He has no chance as a candidate and knows it. But he'll make a fortune from the media publicity. Palin similarly.

Diamond Jim said...

I think you're probably right, but you never know. At the start of 2000 we thought Bush was a joke.

Khourma said...

the world gonna face a big tsunami of stupidity soon :(

RevQ said...

DOLT's too good for him. He's a Dunderhead.