Mordor on Lake Erie, aka the Republican National Convention, is blossoming into the quadrennial tragi-comic “Anger and Hatefest of Clowns” we’ve been expecting.
Professional haters Tom Cotton, Rudy the 9-11 Guy, and some authoritarian far Right military and cop types, have launched the spectacle into a proto-fascist orgy of blame and resentment.
There is no Right wing con-servatism without blame and resentment. It is their essence.
Ah, but there are more elements mixed into their frothing stew of arrogance and bigotry. We have dishonesty, incompetence and evasion of accountability in abundance. “Bush kept us safe” pretty much covers those slimy characteristics.
These dark elements of con-servatism are illuminated by the reaction to Melania Trump’s speech. It contained passages lifted directly from Michelle Obama’s convention speech eight years ago.
Of course, the Trumpies howl in indignation at the very suggestion of plagiarism, no matter how obvious it is. Melania says she wrote her speech. Right. So that would make her the plagiarist. But true to Trump form, bragging and lies are their specialty.
The speech was no doubt handed to her by an underling.
But a Trump NEVER admits to a mistake. If they did, they’d be busy coming clean for the rest of their snooty, privileged, neo-aristocratic lives.
True to form, the Trumpies have circled their wagons with bald-faced insistence there was no copy and paste and no plagiarism. The “liberal media” conspirators just need to know it was coincidence. Yeah, that’s it. Those were common words, right?
If you believe that, we have just the president for you.
Eager Democrats pounced in their own clumsy manner. “Aha!” they caught the Trump campaign in a lie. That’s a mistake. They lie all the time. Another lie will wash off their oily scales like the rest of their massive opus of falsehoods.
At the very least, Democrats could hammer the liars with something like, “If Donald hired a plagiarist for his wife’s big convention speech, who will he hire to “fix” our country?”
That just might move the Trumpies to back-track their incompetence. All they have to do is fire someone. We all know that sends a tingle up their legs.
If Democrats were smart, and that’s a big if, they would embrace Melania's speech and announce with unending delight and celebration the fact that Melania has the same values as Michelle Obama.
Yes, all Dems need to do is say, "Thank you Melania, for agreeing with our First Lady Michelle."
After that, they could thank Donald for agreeing with all the con-servative white racists in the country.
Onward through the madness…