In the past few weeks, we’ve gotten to see first-hand what
happens when we replace a political party
with a cult
of personality. Every standard, once etched into stone in our memories
and conscience, becomes malleable to fit the behaviors of the leader.
To paraphrase more intellectual commentators, we’ve
discovered that one man in our country can literally do anything he wants and will suffer no consequences…as long as he can
retain the support of any 34 members of the United States Senate.
There’s nothing especially courageous about saying Donald Trump is nuts. He is, objectively, the most narcissistic, unpredictable, and petulant man to ever hold the office of President of the United States. Sure, maybe “nuts” isn’t the right way to frame the man’s clearly evidenced personality deficiencies. But, in layman’s terms, Donald Trump is more than nuts. To paraphrase the Secretary of State, he’s “fucking nuts.”
Democrats have been saying Trump is insane and his followers are deplorable since he descended the golden escalator back in 2015. “Descend the golden escalator” sounds like a euphemism for something slimy, but in this case…well, it’s still slimy, just in a different way. Continue reading