As the Orange Giant collapses upon itself, all news and insight disappears into the black hole of the current campaign universe. With each outlandish statement or unhinged tweet, the self-destructing star sucks up all available attention and oxygen.
While Hillary Clinton has definitely not been given a free pass, in a normal election her email, foundation and financial issues might have held the public’s attention for longer than, oh, five minutes. It’s SO hard to compete with naked beauty contestants, “Mexican rapists” and Billy Bush footage.
The very things that gave Trump his power— his outlandishness, brashness, idiocy, etc.— are detracting all the attention from any flaws of his opponent. With each FBI report or email drip, drooling Republicans are soon frustrated by the latest Donald tweet storm or fat-shaming episode. If I was as conspiratorial as Trump, I’d say he was some kind of Democrat plant. Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to visit me behind-the-scenes on my Patreon page.
Well, he just keeps getting creepier and creepier. Now that Donald Trump’s sexual assault history was made public with the Billy Bush tape, accounts of Trumpian assault are coming fast and furious. The Republican leadership that has supported him, of course, are shocked, SHOCKED at the behavior of their presidential nominee.
For some reason, calling Mexicans rapists, mocking disabled people and wanting to ban Muslims was not enough for the GOP politicos to dump Trump. (And apparently, even a recording where Trump describes gleefully describes sexually assaulting women is also not enough.) Anybody but Hillary, you know.
Even though I’m happy to see Trump tumbling, I’m disappointed it didn’t start sooner with his actual policy pronouncements (or what passes for Trump policy pronouncements). It looks like good ol’ fashioned lying and philandering (and criminal sexual assault) may be the beginning of the end for The Donald. Stay tuned, as always, and be sure to go behind-the-scenes with me over at my Patreon page.
Who needs virtual reality now that we’ve got Absurd Reality? With all of the truly awful problems in the world, we in the United States seem to be deciding the presidency based on tweets, Miss Universe and politico/celebrity smack-downs. Granted, many of these rude dustups inform the voting public about the presidential candidates’ character and temperament, but contrasting the latest Trump outrage with world events is disturbing, to say the least.
Never mind the UN convoy that was bombed, Trump just said something nasty about Alicia Machado, who was Miss Universe in 1996. Forget about the bunker-busting bombs being used on hospitals in Syria, Trump appeared in Playboy videos! Yemen? (Shrug.) Wait, let’s see if Hillary throws a good zinger at Donald.
I wish we’d spend more time pushing the candidates to talk about their policies than chasing down the latest Trump tweet, crass aside and angry-rich-guy-rant. Here’s hoping more substance will work it’s way to the center of this circus. In the meantime, enjoy the cartoon and find me on Patreon, too!