Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Gob, It Is Smacked

Donald Trump has turned away from Nixonian, dictator-loving Paul Manafort.  Manafort - who has close ties to some of the world's worst people - will remain in a nominal strategic role.

Trump is turning his campaign over to the guy who runs Breitbart's Mausoleum of Unemployables.  Breitbart, for those of you who don't know, is a web news organization for people who find Fox News too balanced, too leftist.  They are the cretins who give a platform to people like James O'Keefe, the guy who makes "sting" videos that are edited beyond recognizable fact.  He was arrested for his activities surrounding Mary Landrieu. Andrew Breitbart, the late founder, was entirely about provocation, not journalism.

In other words, Trump is doubling down on the Belligerent Asshole strategy.

God help us, we have almost three more months of this short fingered, Cheeto faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon.

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