Friday, July 3, 2015

Forest Trump

"Actually, I don't want to use names, because I don't want to insult anybody, but I think I'd fire a lot of them, there's a lot of people that just don't even have a chance".

Those were Donald Trump's remarks on CNN, with regards to his Republican running mates, which at this point seems to have become a Republican marathon. 14 Republicans are already cluttering around Jeb Bush, while Democrats number just 5 to date.

Trump's remarks and his overall behavior so far, and so early in the race, are ironic. He's tried to reverse time and make himself seem polite, as evident in the same interview, saying things like "I want to be a nice person". Then, he hurtles his xenophobic discourse at those entering the country illegally, making rash comments about "who's doing the raping".

His chances at becoming President FAR outweigh his chances at becoming a nice person. And since the odds of the former happening are slim to none, well, the rest goes without saying.

Trump has excited a lot of attention in America by putting his name forth. Most the excitement has come from comedians like John Stewart. You don't need to put Trump in a debate to realize he's completely out of political shape, you just have to sit him down with Bill Maher and let Maher do the rest. After all, his comments about Donald Trump actually led to Donald's lawyer sending his birth certificate to prove he was, in fact, not the offspring of a human and an orangutan.

Donald would probably select his Secretary of State by doing a White House version of his television program, The Apprentice. Donald has time for these things. Still, he would make for a better detective than US President. He's cracked many previously unsolved mysteries, such as the case of Barack Obama's identity. It turned out he actually is American, who actually went to Harvard, while actually being black. Donald shouldn't be blamed for questioning this highly irregular scenario. But, all fooling aside, Donald is bad news for everyone, not just the GOP, whose chances he's tarnishing by affiliation.

By raising so much outcry, Donald has shown his agenda is not really an agenda at all. Besides pointing at sombrero-wearing rapists and the straw hat-wearing thieves of the U.S. economy, Donald probably couldn't tell you much about what's wrong in America. His defense for the comments about Latinos can't even be taken seriously; he clarified that by "coming from all over" he also meant criminals are entering the U.S. from the Middle East. Finely put, Sherlock.

Daring as Donald is, he's also remarked that George Pataki (R) wouldn't be reelected as dog-catcher of New York after the work he carried out as its Governor. That's exactly the difference between Trump and Pataki. The latter has political experience, while the former has convenient remarks about the latter's political experience. It's easy to have an untarnished political career when you haven't had a political career. But Donald's record is hardly stainless. For instance, in 1973, the Department of Justice sued Trump Management Corporation for racism, and who was the company's president? Yup, good ol' Donald. John R. O'Donelle, a previous manager of one of Trump's hotels referenced Trump in a book he wrote, writing that he apparently said "laziness is a trait in all blacks". That book was published in 1991. Donald doesn't seem to have changed.

The fact of the matter is, we can expect Donald to be among the very first to drop, or be dropped out of the race. He's conservative even for the conservatives, and an idiot even for the less astute American voter. Donald isn't the force that's going to help reestablish the Republican party after 8 years helmed by President Barack Obama. Donald is merely a joke by the Republican party to remind everyone that they too, just like the Democrats, can be really funny and offer a highly enjoyable Correspondents' Dinner.

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