Now that my class is finished, I’ve got a bit more time to go back to one of my favorite activities: ranting. (I don’t know whether to envy you poor fools or pity you.)
I’ve actually had a bit of a bee in my bonnet lately (the only one, I swear. . . see what I did there? No? Well, maybe you should go back to some of my older jukebox entries.) So I’ve been listening to They Might Be Giants on the iPod lately, which always makes me smile. But yesterday it dawned on me that they were, scarily, kind of prescient. After all, have you gotten a look at the presumptive Republican nominee for president? Yeah. This song suddenly has a whole new dimension to it.
I wavered between this song and another frighteningly apt TMBG song, but the nasty bitterness of “Your Racist Friend” won out. (By the by, I’d like to extend my thanks to the YouTubers who took the time to create videos to match the narrative in both songs. Really nice work!) And since the Blowhard hasn’t actually won anything yet, anointing him anything, even in jest, would just play into his enormous ego.
My message to anyone who would come to this craven, narcissistic, misogynistic, xenophobic, spray-tanned slime bucket’s defense is simply this: He is just as awful as he appears. He always has been. This man tears down historical buildings and replaces them with ugly phallic symbols (you just know all his skyscrapers and mega casinos are over-compensating for something). And he is a racist. He’s made that clear right from the get go. Some poor deluded fool out there might try to argue he wants to improve our security, but he just wants to pander to the same disgusting ignorance and bigotry that he’s been carrying around his entire life. I’ll give him this, he’s damn good at it.
I honestly thought he’d have imploded by now. That the Republicans would’ve shunned him, and then he’d have run as a third-party candidate and confused all the bigots like him trying to decide which hateful idiot to vote for. (Let’s face it, Kasich was the least objectionable of the bunch, but only because he lacks any sort of personality whatsoever; it’s a miracle he lasted as long as he did.) But he’s managed to
fool bluff hornswaggle convince enough people that he’s got something legitimate to offer this country.
He doesn’t, of course, and I doubt he’ll be able to get enough moderate Republicans and independents to vote for him. He’ll get enough votes that he’ll be able to say that he’s important. But he won’t win. And, hopefully, his mere existence in this political race will wake up enough of the reasonable conservatives (yes, they do exist) to do something about the hideous demagoguery that has been masquerading as the GOP platform for the last few decades.