Some 14 months ago The D boasted that he was a giver, a giver to both Republicans and Democrats because “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do.” , and the only dissenting voices on the stage he shared with other aspiring Presidential nominees, came from the two that he hadn’t given any funds to.
I was put in mind of Marlon Brando on his daughter’s wedding day, agreeing to kill someone in return for a favour sometime in the future.
Maybe Trump hasn’t killed anyone, maybe, but blatantly bragging about his extortion of politicians in order to further his own ends, and not one of the senior Republicans present denied that it went on, smacks of Organised Crime on a national scale. When he called in his debts and became his party’s official candidate for occupancy of the Oval Office, his pockets were bulging with self serving career money launderers.
His serial philandering has for years been , seeming, accepted as long as things didn’t go too far, and even then it could be hushed up by settling out of court, an action his camp has tried to say means he wasn’t guilty. Surely that implies that at least something untoward had gone on. He seems to think he can jump on any woman he fancies “Because you can when you’re a star”. Driven by a need to prove himself in his father’s dead eyes perhaps?
His whole life seems to be a performance where he proclaims himself to be the hero, conquering villains of his own making, and blaming them for any setback. Such a thing does does bear close examination well.
As an outsider I look at the politics of the USA with astonishment and sometimes incredulity at the way those on Capitol Hill, State Government Offices, and local lawmakers, use their positions to further their own ends to the detriment of the many and often the greater good. Only recently a judge in Georgia ruled that “Upskirt Photos” were not an invasion of privacy. The senator responsible said he would see what he could do, but it would take some time. Tortuous leaps of logic need to be employed both to justify some of the decisions and to comprehend the towering levels of bullshittery that aim to prove that black is white, if they say so. By the way I am not blind to the nonsense that goes on in Westminster either.
All that twisting is now becoming unraveled as the cowards in their high offices find their justifications for the actions of the monster that they created with ingredients of greed , self interest, graft, sycophancy, and delusion. Delusion in the belief that they could control the concoction and the whirlwind it brought with it like an unholy ice cream sundae.
Bake Off it ain’t.
The next performance is due on Wednesday.
Maybe if they had Mel and Sue as moderators…