TROMPE-L’OEIL or TRUMP (snake) OIL?
The GOP circus train driven by ”The Donald” and stoked by the media, is coming dangerously close to riding off the rails that would otherwise encourage the political discourse which voters evaluate to make informed decisions.
I am awestruck by the acceptance of the republican middle, embracing the hyperbole that is blurring their ability to separate reality from the fantasies of Donald Trump.
Like the Road Runner cartoon in which Wile E. Coyote paints a tunnel on a rock wall and Wile E. Coyote slams into it believing his own illusion, Trump is leading both his constituents and his rivals into the wall as well.
Without referencing Mr. Trump’s often caustic and hurtful instances to vituperate Mexicans. immigrants, women and his peers among others, he is, by default, energizing a dangerous group of “passionate” lemmings he considers “his people”.
And while Trump may personify Nebuchadnezzar before his twisted mind was made right, it is doubtful Trump will make things right.
George Stephanopoulos’ recent interview of Trump asking him “HOW” he intends to carry through his policies, solicited this response …. ‘Management”
His GOP rivals have been thrown into an arena facing a den full of hungry lions. And they don’t have the chops to go toe to toe with Trump, embracing fear and paralysis instead.