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STOP THE CRAZY TRAIN! I Want to Get Off!

by Merl Moore (MerlMoore@mail.com)

The other night I was watching a comedian I like very much on one of the late night talk shows and he was saying that people come up to him all the time and say, “With Trump in office don’t the jokes just write themselves!?!” Ha! Ha! Ha! Well, no, he pointed out quite emphatically, they don’t. Believe me, I knows what he means: The political articles and opinion pieces don’t write themselves either. You’d think it would be easy but it isn’t.


It would be one thing if the dip-sh-t-in-chief would say something outrageous on Tuesday that gets your blood boiling and starts your fingers tapping the keyboard but by Wednesday, while you’re talking to your publisher, laying out the various quotes, articles, Youtube clips and other source material you intend to put together and use for the piece, all of a sudden you hear the dip-sh-t say something else that’s crazy, effectively taking all the wind out of your sails.


How can you write about what the idiot said on Tuesday after we’ve all heard what the idiot said on Wednesday!?! 


In fact, I often wish Wednesday’s crazy completely overshadowed Tuesday’s crazy, then I’d simply shift to the Wednesday crazy! But that isn’t what’s happening. Tuesday’s crazy is equal to Wednesday’s crazy which is equal to Thursday’s crazy which is equal to Friday’s crazy, and so on and so on. Let's be honest, we can all relate to the Easter Bunny pictured at left!


I believe this is all intentional, planned, designed but not, as many suspect, as a way of keeping us all distracted from the things this wannnabe dictator really wants and intends to do. Frankly, I do not think Trump is intelligent enough to pull something like that off. I mean, seriously, the man’s an idiot (https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/not-conspiracy-theory-trump-rabidly-claims-millions-millions-people-voted-illegally-california/#.WsaLia3CTN0.twitter ). And yet still, sure, this is all intentional, planned and by design but it is all that in the exact same way the action on “The Apprentice” TV Show – or any other TV Show – is intentional, planned and by design (https://youtu.be/3y9IpugNob0 ).


The fact is that we are all, everyone of us, living in a reality TV show now and Trump’s supporters simply don’t see what’s happening as real (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/magazine/donald-trump-rallies-campaigning-president.html?partner=msft_msn ). It’s all “fake news” and theater. That soldier who served two-tours fighting in Iraq, in uniform, an American uniform, isn't real (http://fox59.com/2018/03/25/us-army-veteran-who-served-two-tours-in-afghanistan-has-been-deported-to-mexico/). When they deport him, and they have deported him, it’s not a real person who has been deported, it’s an actor hired from Central Casting. That guy who has been living here in America for 30+ years, is married to an American and has 2 American children, being sent back to Mexico, he isn’t a real person and those people are not his real family (https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/us/detroit-man-deported-after-30-years-cuomo-prime-time-cnntv/index.html), it’s all TV, reality TV; intentional, planned and designed. Scripted, like any other TV-show.


And that’s the issue. While Trump’s crazy has real-world consequences for many Americans, and often the rest of the world as well, so much of what he says is so, well, f-cking CRAZY and STUPID but also, and of equal importance, entirely UNTRUE (https://youtu.be/owZID-AdWeY ) that it’s all but impossible to argue intellectually against it. It’s like getting into a serious, in-depth, political discussion with a toddler; no matter how smart the kids is, pretty quickly you’re both going to get frustrated (https://youtu.be/homGcrQ8qJw ).


Case in point: This past weekend, the idiot claimed democrats abandoned the DACA-Dreamers (https://youtu.be/OHl0VRRNxAE ). Say what you want about the DACA Dreamers but you can’t simply say, “Oh, these democrats just decided to cast aside the Dreamers for no reason.” The fact of the matter is that the issue is far more nuanced than that.

 

In reality the dems wanted a clean bill (i.e.: not as part of another bill, in this case the most recent spending legislation) and were unwilling to fund the idiot’s border wall (https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/980922070463930369 ) in exchange for resolving the DACA issue; a position that sounds pretty reasonable to me. In fact, previously Trump refused to sign two bipartisan bills that would have protected the Dreamers.


It should also not be forgotten that it was the idiot, Trump, who put the Dreamers’ situation in jeopardy in the first place. Using the fate of these people, these real human beings, as pawns in order to pressure the opposition party into doing your bidding is despicable. It’s the type of thing only an autocratic dictator would do (https://youtu.be/5bm_j-9nKMI ).


And then the next day Trump said that the military will guard the southern border – the U.S. Military, U.S. Troops on American soil! – until his wall is built (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-sending-national-guard-troops-to-mexico-border-but-they-wont-have-contact-with-immigrants/ar-AAvteWh?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=mailsignout ).


And the Crazy Train just keeps on a rolling down the track!