Friday, July 31, 2015

Sounding And Furiousness

It's about what passes for polite discourse these days. Mike Huckabee suggested that, "This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven." At another time, this might seem pretty tawdry, but since Rand Paul is taking a chainsaw to the tax code and Lindsey Graham is destroying cell phones, this all seems pretty normal. Rick Perry, looking a lot more like Clark Kent these days, says that before you stop by the concession stand to pick up your Junior Mints and large buttered popcorn that you should make sure that you should bring a gun into the theater with you. Just in case. You know. Trying, at this point, to keep up with the Donald. 
Mexicans are rapists and murderers. John McCain is not a hero. Trump has called Lindsey Graham an "idiot," labeled Jeb Bush an "unhappy person" who is "out of touch." After a fundraiser for Scott Walker criticized Trump, Trump called the event "very dumb" and "not smart." 

Nanny-nanny-boo-boos. To be fair, and I don't know how that word sails here, it was after Lindsey Graham called Trump a "jackass" that the Donald decided to let all his fans know Graham's cell phone number, causing the senator from South Carolina to go all Tom Brady on his mobile device. Lindsey Graham won't be serving any four game suspension. As a matter of fact, he will most likely see a bump in the polls for getting all Black and Decker with his flip phone. How else to explain the double-digit lead by the loudest mouth of all? It was the French philosopher Joseph de Maistre who suggested we get the government we deserve, and it was Walt Kelly the American cartoonist who let us know that we had met the enemy and he is us. Are we going to get anything as thought-provoking or quotable out of this clown car full of candidates? Don't hold your breath. Unless of course that rushing sound you hear just before you pass out keeps you from having to listen to all this ridiculousness. 

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