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Loser Trump

A slew of Republicans from Jason Chaffetz to Mitt Romney to Dana Perino to the Bush family have said they won’t vote for Trump. Paul Ryan won’t defend him. Mitch McConnell won’t talk about him.
The RNC has redirected funds from the presidential race to down ticket contests. Republican donors have given up trying to raise money for him and many have demanded a refund.
Trump has no ground game, no advertising budget, has pulled out of Virginia, and is losing ALL of the swing states in every poll.
He is getting his ass stomped to pieces with every demographic except white men without an education. Every time he opens his mouth, he reveals what an ugly, reprehensible, morally bent fraud he really is. He lives in a universe of delusions:

– “Nobody has more respect for women than me.”
– “Nobody knows more about taxes.”
– “Nobody knows more about debt.”
– “Nobody knows more about banking.”
– “There’s nobody bigger or better at the military than I am.”
– “Nobody knows more about trade than me.”
– “There’s nobody who understands the horror of nuclear more than me.”

His running mate and all of his blathering surrogates have been reduced to walking back Trump’s insane rhetoric and trying to downplay his boasting about sexual assault.
Trump has been endorsed by ONE (1) single newspaper in America, a cheap rag in Santa Barbara that doesn’t even explain why they support him. The rest – every single major newspaper in America – has endorsed his opponent while describing him as an unqualified, ignorant, tacky and contemptible existential threat to political commonwealth.
But Trump insists that the ONLY way he can lose the election is if black people steal it by each voting multiple times, and urges his rancid followers to hang about the polls watching those “other communities” to ensure his delusional expectation of victory is not ripped from his stubby little fingers.

If this ain’t technically treason, it damn well ought to be.

Trump claims the election is rigged.

 

It’s a good move – works whether he zigs or zags.
Quits: “The election is rigged. I won’t climb in the ring for a fixed fight.”
Loses: “The election was rigged. That’s why I lost.”

It’s also another reason why he can’t win. You can’t whine and mewl that the fix is in, and then claim the results are legitimate because you actually won.
Trump always wins. When he goes bankrupt, HE wins…everyone else loses.
This is no different.

You don’t rig a fight by paying someone to win. You rig a fight by paying someone to take a dive. The whole point of the fix is simply to know the outcome. You can bet for the winner, bet against the loser, pick the round.
“Say it…Your ass goes down in the 5th.”

Donald knows the outcome. Despite the fact that all his efforts to throw this thing – blatant racism, insults, slander, madness – only make him more popular with the rubes he’s conning, worming his way out of ever being president is the one thing he can control.
THAT’S the single thing he knows and, therefore, that’s where he will stack his chips.
All that remains is to find the best excuse that lets him play the victim.

The media is against him, the Democrats are against him, the REPUBLICANS are against him…
The racist Black Lives Matters people – they hate him.
Fags and Liberals…the Christian haters – they hate him, too.
Mexican judges hate him.
No one stands up for the troops – no one LOVES the troops like Donald, who wants to make America safe, but he’s being attacked by Muslims!!!
(Some people say their son was a jihadi…I read that many times.)
Poor righteous Donald.

The only question is whether he picks a round to flop or makes it to the final bell.
If he gets off his stool for the debates, Hillary will absolutely crush him. Any question of who wins the election will be settled by some significant margin as a matter of which one is the sane adult and which is a blathering idiot (not that there were any doubt).
He will be rude, petulant, shallow, uninformed, insulting, untethered and mendacious. He will try to bully Clinton in his juvenile schoolyard fashion. Whether she slaps him back or rises above it won’t matter.
He ain’t prepared for any of this.
Debating Yale law 30-year policy wonk Hillary Clinton…dog, that’s the big leagues. She will kick the absolute last bit of shit out of that delusional and ignorant puffed up grifter.
I watched all 11 hours of her testimony before Trey Gowdy’s little Benghazi ratfuck. I’ve never much liked Hillary Clinton but, brother, let me tell you something: she is SHARP, and she knows exactly how and when to punch. She’s the real deal heavyweight and anyone who underestimates her is making a terrible mistake.
Except, of course, in the eyes of Trump’s Jersey Shore supporters, who only want to see him be rude to Hillary. In their eyes, all his playground haymakers landed. He smoked her on rude points alone!
He TRUMPED that bitch!

It won’t matter that the fight is scored 65-35 on all three judges cards; that the Republican party from Mitch McConnell on down all withdrew their endorsements; that Sarah Palin finally threw in the towel and publicly voted for Hillary…
For Snooki and The Situation, the fix was in all along.

Snooki and Sitch are 100% right – the fix is in.
It just ain’t that fix.

“How do we get progressives and Liberals to vote for a hawkish, fiscally conservative candidate that’s in the pocket of the oligarchy and pals around with Henry Kissinger?”

Make the alternative too monstrous and ugly to contemplate.

Checkmate, motherfuckers.

Both Sides Redux

Donald Trump is a racist. He’s a liar and a fraud. He’s an ignorant, arrogant, uncurious, vicious, juvenile, petty douchebag.
The idea that he could possibly be considered for the office of president while dragging behind him gangs of venal hypocrites, Christopathic theocrats, science deniers, gun nuts and Klansmen is both horrifying and deeply disturbing.

Donald Trump must be stopped. And not just by losing the election.
Donald Trump and the entire Republican party must be given an electoral beatdown of epic proportions – chain whipped so severely that the story is used to frighten children.
The party that unified behind him must be curb-stomped and left in the gutter.
It must be made absolutely clear to all who voted for him that such egregious offense to the very idea of political commonwealth – of government itself – will be rejected with the complete and total contempt it deserves.

It is frustrating that the Democrats make stopping him such a disheartening exercise in ethical hypocrisy.

This primary cycle reminded me of all the reasons I preferred Barack Obama in 2008. It also reminded in very profound ways of all the reasons I really don’t like Hillary Clinton.
The same sort of tactics and arrogance; the weaknesses as a general election candidate that made me prefer Obama are all still there, with the addition of new and more significant issues.
Let’s get the stipulations out of the way: Clinton is wicked smart, deeply experienced, absolutely competent and qualified to occupy the office. She is infinitely better than Donald Trump or any other Republican who sought the nomination. She is not Satan.

Clinton also has a very long string of targets trailing behind her that make her, in my view, the weaker Democratic candidate in the general election: Goldman Sachs, the Iraq war vote, emails, Libya, Syria, Honduras, NAFTA/TPP, Bosnian sniper fire…
All of the foregoing in addition to the right wing ratfucking fever dreams (Benghazi et al) that are articles of faith among the Dittohead hordes.
She is viewed as untrustworthy and inauthentic; has higher unfavourable numbers with a majority of voters, and is the least liked candidate in electoral history except for her opponent.
She did, however, win more Democratic primary votes and more states than Bernie Sanders.
Some argue that the primary process was bent from the moment 500+ superdelegates created Hillary’s “insurmountable lead” before a single ballot was ever cast. I’ll leave aside voter registration problems, rule changes, miscounts, coin flips, the refusal of democratic superdelegates in individual states to follow the will of their constituents, and the media alternating between ignoring Sanders or dismissing him with shallow falsehoods about his policies.
Nevertheless, despite having fallen short in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders still polls better than Clinton nationally; in swing states; among independents, and puts red states in play. He is viewed as honest and trustworthy by solid majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents. He drives turnout for the Democrats – specifically the possibly significant crowds threatening to stay home, vote third party, or cast a spiteful ballot for Trump. He didn’t take a dime from Wall St., voted against the Iraq war, and isn’t being investigated by the FBI.
He gives anti-establishment Conservatives (for whom Clinton is evil in shoes) an excuse to abandon the ignorant embarrassment leading their party, and also appeals to rust belt Republicans who are angry about the loss of manufacturing and blame Hillary for NAFTA.

I believe the Democratic party is missing an opportunity, as the Republicans nominate a racist jackass with extra-terrestrial hair, to offer an alternative to the status quo that is not only what Americans want but what America desperately needs – one that reflects the ideals the Democratic party claims to represent.

But Bernie Sanders ain’t the nominee.
Fuck. Such a disappointment.
The choice before the voter, then, will be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
“It’s like choosing the noose or the electric chair.”

Welcome to being a Liberal – where the fight never ends, and you never get to win a fucking thing without some retrograde asshole trying to take it away.
It’s time to put down your sippy cup and change your Pampers.
This election is NOT just Hillary or Donald.

Donald brings with him the Freedom Caucus, Paul Ryan’s budget, Inhofe’s snowball and Sarah Palin’s “Drill, baby, drill.” He brings two (maybe four) Supreme Court Justices, all eight paces to the right of Antonin Scalia.
He starts deporting people, banning Muslims, disqualifying judges who rule against him, suing any reporter who asks a question he doesn’t like, and cutting the same sort of crooked deals with China that drove his casinos into bankruptcy.
A belligerent, thin-skinned, narcissistic moron who lavishes praise on sycophants and vitriolic slime on all others. A vacillating buffoon completely confident in the accuracy of his own myopic delusions. A man who uses a presidential debate to talk about his dick and who publicly expresses that, you know, if his daughter weren’t his daughter…

Hillary Rodham Clinton, peace be upon her, brings with her Liz Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Al Franken (he’s good enough, he’s smart enough and people like him), and former President Barack Hussein Obama (you thought he had zero fucks to give now).
If some smug pricks get off their ass and vote, she’ll have a Senate with 56 Democrats in it and a Congress with fewer Republicans, some of whom President Clinton can shiv into line with fear of re-election (“Go ahead – vote against the Clinton infrastructure spending in your home district – see how your constituents like that.”)

Hillary can’t be president forever. What the hell sort of mess are you trying to make for Liz Warren to clean up?
On what moral basis can you shove gays back in the closet, give theocrats the right to inflict bigotry under the guise of faith, destroy health care, education and the environment while enshrining “No taxes for the rich – sink or swim, fuckers” as the governing economic principle for the next four years?
On what basis do you inflict Kansas’ economy, Mississippi’s race relations, Pat Robertson’s curriculum, Louie Gohmert’s abortion laws, Pam Geller’s outreach to Muslims, and the DayGlo orange candidate’s “Climate change is a Chinese hoax” on the country because YOU’RE too fucking pure to vote against Donald Trump?

This argument from moral purity is contemptible, not least because it is premised on a lie.
The predicate assertion is that both parties are equally bad, equally corrupt, and equally uninterested in helping the poor and middle class.
Horseshit.
One party is bent on destroying the poor and middle class. They want to repeal health care, privatize education, end food stamps, eliminate the EPA (the rich can BUY lead-free drinking water) and ban both abortion and education about condoms.
They want an end to Pell grants, contracts for more private prisons, a nationwide crackdown on voter fraud (!), the end of welfare, Social Security and Medicare. They shut down the government with petulant tantrums and threaten to force the country to default on its debts if they don’t get their way.
They openly demand that judges be appointed AND REMOVED based on any ruling that does not comport with their god bothering, gun fetish or freedom to be bigots.
They aren’t rational and they damn sure ain’t adults. They are all lining up behind a man they’re too morally bankrupt to admit is a racist because they’ve been relying on racists since Nixon.
They scuttled the Paris Peace talks; sold missiles to mullahs; ran death squads in Central America; lied about WMD’s; propped up Noriega, Gaddafi and Hussein, and TORTURED people.

Please…show me anything even distantly orbiting equivalent malfeasance by the Democrats.
I’ll wait.
Bill Clinton got a blowjob and lied about it. Hillary wasn’t careful about her email.
You can mewl about her taking cash from bankers and fucking up Libya all you want. None of it comes close to the cracked madness and venal hypocrisy of the GOP over the past 40 years.
“Hillary’s the status quo.”
Damn her. Damn her to HELL.

Are the Democrats too deep in the pocket of Wall St. and the corporate sector? Absolutely.
Is Hillary Clinton likely to sic the SEC on Goldman Sachs? I wouldn’t take any bets.
Trump and the Republicans must be stopped. Period.
I get that you’re too righteous to sully your sparkly moral perch with anything like a vote for Hillary Clinton. But you damn well need to vote against Trump.
It just requires marking the ballot the same way.
Think of it as voting for Obama, again. And for Liz Warren. And WITH Bernie Sanders…who will also vote against Trump.

IF the people who were motivated to engage politics because of Bernie Sanders STAY engaged then, over the course of the next four years…and the next decade, we’ll be able to gain some ground instead of watching every gain of the past eight years rolled back and then some.
And there will STILL be retrograde assholes trying to claw back every inch.
You oppose those rat bastards BY OPPOSING THEM.
Welcome, again, to being a Liberal. Get used to heartbreak and disappointment.
Refusing to vote is not a question of principle. It’s nothing more than surrender under a smug and pretentious facade. YOU are who Hannah Arendt was talking about when she remarked on the banality of evil.
If you’re not in the fight – if you REALLY believe both sides are equally awful and you’re just going to maintain that aura of condescension from the sidelines, at least shut the fuck up. I’m tired of hearing how goddamn clean your hands are.

GOP Debates Trump

Given the importance of the Hispanic vote and the massive bump in polling Trump achieved among Republicans from being loudly and proudly racist, that the first words that might be called an attack on this yammering gasbag come from Rick “Niggerhead” Perry is curious, indeed.
One notices that NONE of the other candidates (Perry included) has flatly rejected Trump’s hatesac bullshit, nor have they, en masse or individually, repudiated Trump himself.
The point being that they are not in this instance and given this opportunity standing on anything even distantly orbiting principle to say, “Fuck off, you racist piece of shit.”
This has nothing to do with treating Trump with respect and/or following Reagan’s advice not to attack within the party. The clowns are all torn between pandering to the Hispanic vote (and thus alienating the Republican base which consists of angry xenophobes) or pandering to the angry xenophobes (and thus further pissing off the Hispanics while appearing to support the blithering fucking moron Trump who’s kicking them in the cajones over immigration).
If this is a trap, Trump is far smarter than I credit…or far dumber.
This shit really is destroying the GOP’s ability to run any sort of campaign that has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning.
The best part is that it truly reveals the nature and quality of the Republican party. If they weren’t a cobbled together alliance of various and sundry species of retarded, pandering, mendacious, sub-human hate based scum, Trump’s ignorant blather wouldn’t pose any problem. That they are frozen like deer in the headlights tells anyone all they need to know about the GOP.

And so now, various “serious Republicans” are mulling over ways they might keep Donald Trump out of the debates. They realize he’s a destructive clown and they need some way to cut loose of him. As you read this article, you can hear the sound of Teapublican heads exploding from Bangor to Laredo – sounds like vandals have gotten into the bubble wrap factory.

After reading the bit, I wandered into the comment section. If you want chilling proof of the sucking mental vacuum that is the Republican base, I DARE you to scroll through it yourself. You should consider that both an invitation and a threat.

After what seemed an eternity of reading the dumbest fucking things ever cobbled together out of the 26 poor, abused letters of the alphabet, I left the following:

It took a long time but I managed to read through the majority of the comments in this thread.
As depressing and frightening as it is to realize what stunted, ignorant, hatesac racism and delusional fever dreams drive you pathetic, unread, semi-literate assholes, there’s a bright silver lining: no candidate who says the things that reflect your schizophrenic fantasies could ever be elected president.
The lot of you are too fkn stupid to ever glimpse the near edge of how stupid you are. You toss around words like socialist, communist and fascist without having the foggiest first clue what they mean – to you they’re just epithets you employ in place of saying nigger.
You don’t know anything about history, the constitution or anything else but that doesn’t stop you from being loud and proud and showing the world that you’re fucked-in-the-head wrong about everything.
Anyone you drooling imbeciles from Sisterfuck, Tennessee decide to get behind will be utterly crushed in the general election and you pathetic, racist, xenophobic Christopaths will cry great salty tears into your soiled Pampers about how you were sold out again; how the RINOs forced a candidate who just wasn’t Conservative ENOUGH to appeal to all those REAL ‘Mercans who are absolutely out there hating the gays and wishing the darkies would stop sucking up all your tax dollars. Meanwhile, as your Republican governors continue to privatize and destroy your local economies, the rest of America will continue to prop up your broke, redneck, Wal-Mart wheelie cart riding asses.

The Republican Tell

What Charlie Pierce calls Tiger Beat on the Potomac has a very serious bit on how concerned is the Republican brain trust that Donald Trump will hurt the party’s appeal with women and minorities – that his bombastic attacks on everyone and everything will damage the eventual candidate (which, of course, could never be Donald because Republicans are serious people).
They are especially worried that his plastic popularity and name recognition will earn him a spot on the debate stage.

“But as of now, he would be in — over 2012 Republican runner-up Rick Santorum, who won 11 states and around 4 million votes last cycle; over John Kasich, the popular Ohio governor of a key swing state; over South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a leading foreign policy voice in the field; and over Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, known as a policy wonk…He’d also make it in over Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO whom the party establishment desperately wants on the debate stage. Fiorina has earned strong reviews from early-state activists, and party insiders say her inclusion in the debate is critical — both to demonstrate the GOP’s diversity and to help male candidates find the right tone in connecting with female voters.”

In what universe is Rick Santorum described as 2012 runner-up instead of a giant theocratic dick with a snowball’s chance in hell of anything?
John Kasich is running because everyone else is and, hell, why not?
Lindsay Graham is a pants wetting panic button with his tongue drilled up the backdoor of the Senator who created Palin.
Bobby Jindal…a policy wonk? Gentlemen, put down the peyote.
Carly Fiorina is a complete failure in business, electoral politics, truth telling, and is only welcomed by the GOP to deflect accurate charges of rampant sexism in their attacks on Hillary Clinton. As a secondary benefit, her presence in the debates will allegedly prevent the other candidates from using terms like, “Broads,” “Skirts,” or, “The women folk,” when pushing policies to restrict or ban abortion even in cases of rape or incest.

Leaving aside for the moment Trump’s unmatched ability to be a blithering, loud-mouthed shnook of truly epic proportions, what is it that troubles Politico? Is it his calling all Mexicans rapists and drug dealers? Nope:

In recent months, he’s said that Fiorina got “fired viciously” from HP and “got clobbered” in her 2010 California Senate loss to Barbara Boxer (she lost by 10 points.) He’s ripped Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as “very weak” on immigration. He’s called Jeb Bush “an unhappy person” and said he “couldn’t negotiate his way out of a paper bag.”

Fiorina fired viciously from HP – TRUE.
Fiorina clobbered in Senate loss – TRUE
Rubio weak on immigration – TRUE
Jeb a spineless, flip-flopping buffoon – TRUE

Firstly, in what universe is Donald Trump not the perfect embodiment of the contemporary Republican party?
Blatantly racist, sexist and anti-immigrant while insisting he isn’t; absolutely certain he knows everything, is right about everything and everyone else is a loser. Invents “facts” that suit whatever happens to be oozing out of his yap at the moment. Committed birther who demanded to see the president’s long form birth certificate and then wouldn’t accept the document when offered. Anti-tax, anti-government, anti-environmental protection. Solution to every foreign policy problem – a big stick, “Make them behave.”
Donald Trump is a boasting, fabricating, ignorant, spoiled rotten piece of shit. He is loud and proud and doesn’t care that he is fucked-in-the-head wrong about everything. Donald Trump IS Republican.
The Republicans don’t want him on the debate stage because he reveals the rest of them for what they truly are. The only reason thinking people ought to be concerned is that his presence makes the rest of them appear reasonable by comparison. They are not – not more thoughtful or smart or able to govern…they are not less racist, sexist or homophobic – they’re just less like Foghorn Leghorn and they would prefer Donald stop hollering, “Now, see heah, boy!”

Goddamn It, Donald

It looks like the Donald Trump debate may not happen. Down to two potential debaters – Newt and Santorum – Trump told Don Imus that he’ll have to “look into” whether or not the debate will go ahead. NewsMax, the sponsor of this insult to electoral politics (as if such a thing were possible in the wake of the Republican primary circus), insists all systems are go. One wonders, however, whether Donald wants to be seen hosting a debate almost no one would attend.

Rather more interesting is yet another example of Trump’s pathologically thin skin. Michele Bachmann, the latest candidate to turn down the invitation, allegedly (according to Donald) called him on numerous occasions for advice – a case of the insistently ignorant leading the willfully blind – and offered him the vice presidency. As far as Donald is concerned, these contacts create a certain degree of obligation – one that is not met by refusing to show up for Donald’s debate. In Trump’s words:

“She’d call me, she’d ask me for advice,” Trump said.
“She said I should be her vice presidential … if she wins, she’d like to think about me for the vice presidency.”

“After all of that she just announced she’s not going doing the debate,” Trump added. “It’s unbelievable. It’s called loyalty. How do you do that?”

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? How very Donald – utterly oblivious to the reasons why no one else is coming to his Iowa ego stroke, but thoroughly pissed off that someone he deigned to permit in his presence might not leap to his beck and call.

How can anyone take any of these people seriously? Petulant children and brainless backward ideologues of the most contemptible stripe.

Trump’s Shrinking Debate

After Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney went out of their way to insult the idea of a puffed up ignoramus like Donald Trump hosting a political debate, the perpetually thin-skinned reality TV mouthpiece went on a mini media blitz to slag each of them as unworthy of serious consideration. Now Michele Bachmann has sent her regrets. Donald is down to two – Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

Santorum has come to the defense of The Donald:

“Many of my opponents jockeyed to be the first to fly up to New York and use Donald Trump for a photo op and no doubt try and secure an endorsement,” Santorum said in a statement. “But when Donald wants to moderate a debate – they refuse to attend. That’s what’s so wrong with politics today – hypocrisy.”

“Donald Trump knows business and knows global markets – and we all know he’ll be able to bring in a broad audience. And let’s be honest, at least Donald Trump will have more in common with the candidates than with the vast majority of past moderators.”

Santorum apparently believes (among the many batshit insane convictions rattling around in his vacant skull) that anyone with some money – and how much Trump actually has is a matter of some contention – must have a wizard like understanding of business and markets. But let’s be clear: Donald Trump’s father was a New York city slum lord who left Trump large chunks of prime NY property. Anyone who couldn’t get rich in the Manhattan real estate market between 1980 and 2000 would be, by definition, too stupid to remember to breath. This doesn’t explain how Donald managed to go bankrupt twice, or how being a property developer on the eastern seaboard translates to competence in “Global markets.” Nevertheless, in his desperation for attention – any attention – Santorum is obligated to stump for one of the few places where he might still be asked a question.

As for Trump bringing in a broad audience, Santorum is telegraphing how desperate he really is to have someone pretend to listen to him. Trump’s audience demographic tunes in to watch Gary Busey get shouted at by Meatloaf. These are people who consider Trump’s penthouse – gilded and jewel-encrusted as if Liberace redecorated the Winter Palace – to be the absolute end of interior decor. If this the audience Santorum is after, he should show up to the debate in a diamond-coated Rolls Royce Silver Cloud wearing a floor-length mink.

But for Rick Santorum to accuse anyone of hypocrisy is both laughable and nauseating. This god walloping doofus denies both evolution and global warming. He asserts that America invaded Iraq in retaliation for 9/11. Santorum was out in front of the mob that castigated Anthony Wiener but ran cover for John Ensign when his affair blew up in his face. Perhaps the worst and most egregious example of Santorum’s fact-free hypocrisy: he opposes abortion in ALL cases – rape and incest included – but personally approved a late-term, partial birth abortion to save the life of his wife.
If hypocrisy is what’s wrong with politics – and calling attention to Republican hypocrisy is both the easiest job in the world and the busiest one could ever be – Santorum could go a long way to solving that problem by quitting.

The debate, assuming it even goes off, could be interesting to watch: Santorum, as a theocratic social conservative, trying to nail Newt with his adultery and multiple marriages while Trump, himself a serial adulterer and monogamist, demonstrates that being the overbearing, arrogant, stunningly ignorant blowhard that holds court on The Apprentice is the only skill he possesses.

Multiple marriages and infidelities aside, it’s going to be tough for Newt to maintain his image of being the smart candidate – the ideas man – when being questioned by Donald “I’m always right about everything – you’re fired” Trump.

But there’s something uglier and far more dysfunctional going on here. Not so long ago, Trump surged into top spot in the polls as a reconstructed birther nut without even getting in the race. Trump eventually declined to toss his toupee in the ring, opting instead to host another season of his idiotic reality TV show. Most of the candidates faithfully sneaked into and out of Trump’s office seeking his endorsement. Now they won’t go to his debate and publicly insult the very idea of him moderating such an event.
It’s as if Trump were a candidate, following the flash-in-the-pan political arc of each successive Republican front-runner: Bachmann was up, now she’s just googly-eyed historical revisionist leftovers. Perry’s flame burned bright but, like Icarus, he singed his perfect hair with stunningly clueless arrogance and a series of gaffes that make Wile E. Coyote look like a NASA mission planner. Cain exposed himself as someone too eager to expose himself. And now Trump, once managing secret investigations in Hawaii to uncover the truth about Barack Obama’s birth certificate and the darling of the desperate conservative base, can’t get the other kids to come to his party. They not only won’t attend, they’re spreading rumors that Donald has cooties and no one likes him anyway.

At what point does even the clueless, Fox News milk-fed, ignorant, racist Republican base begin to wonder what the fuck is wrong with their whole program? A cast of clowns, liars, cheats, thieves, hypocrites and incompetents all scrambling to dig the cleats into a vapid, unserious, cartoon blowhard whose ring (and ass) they were clamoring to kiss a mere few weeks ago.

I’ve written about the firebaggers, and how myopic and annoying it is that there are people on the left who seem intent on slagging President Obama for not delivering their lollipops and rainbows; who seem to want to divide and demoralize the left for all that remains to be done in achieving their ideal outcomes and utopian civilization. If the current slate of Republican candidates and their idiotic circus act of sucking up to the most degenerate, ugly, hateful, backward elements of the American electorate while advocating for a laundry list of demonstrably failed policies isn’t enough to motivate liberals to the voting booth, if for no other reason than to teach those lying fuckers the lesson they so richly deserve, they will have well and truly earned all they get from the administration of President Gingrich.