It is increasingly clear that taking a hit of blotter acid during this presidential campaign is totally useless. Let's face it, things are so terribly twisted and weird, LSD induced hallucinations would, in comparison, be reduced to nothing more than pleasant and quickly passing day dreams.
Yes, for many of us, seeing the republican candidate for the White House getting on his knees to perform a series of rhetorical blow jobs on the de facto dictator of Russia is stranger than anything we've ever experienced on drugs. Even his excuse for doing so--as long as he compliments me, I'll compliment him--ranks right up there with watching the sash of your robe morph into a boa constrictor bloated by a freshly swallowed rat.
On Wednesday Donald Trump said of Vladimir Putin, "Certainly in that system he's been a leader far more than our president has been a leader."
If one ever needs an explanation of what Trump thinks leadership is about, all you have to do is look at his idol sitting in Moscow. Obviously he equates leadership with doing whatever the hell you want sans political discussion, dissent, or media criticism. All that separation of powers and free press shit just gets in the way. Brute power is what counts.
Well what should we expect from a guy who has always run his business surrounded by vast herds of toadies who are paid good money to tell him he's right no matter what. He has never inhabited a world where he isn't in complete and unquestioned control. One where, if someone gets in the way, you call him, or her every name in the book, then sue them for millions of dollars. That is all Donald Trump knows.
In Putin he sees the same management style, with the added attraction of actually being able to kill the bastards you don't like.
Yesterday he went on RT America to be interviewed by the aged cuckold, Larry King. RT America is a television network owned by the government of Russia and has been repeatedly accused of a pro Kremlin bias.
He spent much of his time complaining to King about the American press. In his words, "The media has been unbelievably dishonest. I mean they'll take a statement that you make which is perfect and they'll cut it up and chop it up and shorten it, or lengthen it or do something with it. And all of a sudden it doesn't look as good as when you actually said it. But there's tremendous dishonesty with the media. Not all of it, but tremendous dishonesty."
This from a man who was nominated, in great part, because he manipulated the media as deftly as Joseph Goebbels ever did for a year prior to the GOP convention.
Trump went on to roundly criticize American foreign policy, condemning not only Obama and Clinton, but also George W. Bush. He also told, King "I think it is probably unlikely," the Russians were behind the hacking of democratic party data bases.
Last year his new best, American buddy turned advisor, retired general Michael Flynn was paid to make a speech at a RT America get together. He sat next to Putin during the dinner. The Washington Post reports Flynn, in an interview, compared RT America to CNN and MSNBC, while ignoring that whole owned by an antagonistic state thing.
The mind reels when you imagine what the conservative reaction would be if Hillary Clinton pulled this sort of stuff. Howls of treason would be echoing through the halls of Capitol Hill. God only knows how many committees would be convened to investigate the terrible seditious acts she'd be accused of.
But, as always, Brother Trump has gotten a pass from all but a few of the right wing. It would seem when it comes to these matters and others he truly is the, Teflon Don.
Yeah, drugs do seem a tad redundant this election cycle.
And--just to let everyone know--those strange buzzing sounds you hear are Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater whirling like dervishes in their graves. Trust me on it.
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