Thursday, August 4, 2016

Really America? Really?

Contributed by B F Koch
ITITY Political Theater Critic

We stared at our flat screens for four awful nights as an incoherent procession of two-bit buzzards stripped the last sinews of respect from the bones of the Republican Party and nominated for president the spray-tanned personification of their own paranoid insanity.

A delusional Rudy Giuliani ranted about the terrorists under our beds, Chris Christie’s maniacal lynch mob was ready to hang Hillary from the rafters, and the candidate’s poor wife had to borrow some of the words she used trying to humanize her husband.

The days following this surreal spectacle saw the slighted child who would be commander in chief throw an infantile Twitter tantrum against a grieving gold star family, then casually quip that receiving a Purple Heart as a gift was easier than earning it.

He said that he knows more about ISIS than the generals, that he could have stopped 9/11, and may have recently revealed his plan for how he alone could put an end to all our problems when he asked why we don’t just use our nuclear weapons.

His mental stability has been questioned since his birther beginnings. Pundits continuously claim he’s at last crossed that line, and that his shameless self promotion is finally imploding. But the one thing this campaign has made absolutely clear is that for most of Trump’s supporters, there is no too far.

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