Rollin' Like Sisyphus

Trumped Up Like A Mother Fucker

Posted in Vote & Die by Huckleberry on August 6, 2015

In just a little while, the 2016 Presidential Election Season will be irrevocably underway, there’s no turning back, no way out aside from a well-timed junta or pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
But we do get to see what happens when an early 80s Saturday Night Live sketch runs for President and wins.
Well, in the early going anyhow.
Everyone in the professional punditariat and polititariat classes seems flummoxed at how Trump is not only still leading the GOP race, but how every gaffe that would sink a lesser candidate simply carries him further away from the pack.
The secret is not difficult.
No one really likes the current pack, or the oligarchic wheelin’, dealin’ financiers bankrolling the current pack.
The man says our porous borders and push for amnesty is allowing rapists and murders to make themselves at home here. Even as the dander flew, quite a few people have since met their end at the hands of rapists and murderers who came from south of the border.
Then he calls John McCain a fraud, and the politiariat and punditariat classes wet themselves with apoplectic glee; surely this would sink the billionaire buffoon.
Turns out, no one really likes McCain either, and most also think he’s a fraud.
Time after time, something gets thrown at the man and it sloughs right off.
Some think it’s because Trump is the only one of the pack speaking out against unfettered immigration, others argue it’s his tough talking bravado or his business acumen or status as a political outsider or his playing to win rather than playing not to lose.
While all of those play a part, the chief aspect that everyone seems to be overlooking is that Trump is the only one in the field in either party that appears as though he’s not for sale; every other candidate is quite obviously bought lock, stock and barrel, Trump seems as though he’s beholden to no one.
Whether this is true or not, I have no idea, especially given that the man’s fortune was amassed solely through the man selling himself.
Will Trump be President?
But I’m a lot less certain of it than I was a month ago.
In the meantime, I’m having a blast watching the wrecking ball unleashed.


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  1. Doom said, on August 7, 2015 at 04:52

    I just don’t trust him. I think he really is a spoiler. I don’t think he’ll make it, nor would he be a great president. And yet, if he makes it, in the GOP, I might… might I say, boy, might… vote for him. Thankfully I don’t think he’ll make it. He’ll, at best/most, pull another Perot.

  2. El Borak said, on August 7, 2015 at 10:39

    Can’t imagine I’d vote for him but for the sheer amusement factor. Even Mr. Trump would learn what all presidents learn sooner or later: the most powerful man in the world can’t do all he wants even in the government he runs. That’s the way the system is designed, and abused as that design is, at least that part still works more or less. The 22nd Amendment helps.

    That said, one of the reasons* I would not vote for Romney also applies to Trump. I don’t want a hyper-competent executive around whom the entire system orbits. And that’s not because I’m against competence. It’s because Augustus is always followed by Tiberius and then Caligula**. Keep the president an ineffectual and amusing man, if we must look at him at all, and don’t let anyone who could really wield power anywhere near it.

    So I’m taking a look at Biden…

    * I think there were on the order of 800, all told.
    ** At least with Romney you didn’t have to worry about the Cult of Personality. Just the cult.

    • Huckleberry said, on August 7, 2015 at 11:48

      So I’m taking a look at Biden…

      That’s President Sheriff Joe Biden, and I’d frankly be ecstatic if he won.

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