Talk about stating the obvious, former ESPN and MSNBC host Keith Olbermann just said that Donald Trump is running an empty campaign, he’s nothing but a mouth with bad hair who doesn’t know how the presidency, or even ordinary governance, work. Well, in his words:
Take away the unmappable comb-over and the unstoppable mouth and the Freudian-rich debates about genitalia, and there is no Trump campaign. Donald Trump’s few forays into actual issues suggest he is startlingly unaware of how the presidency or even ordinary governance works.
Olbermann penned a scathing column for the Washington Post Tuesday that seems sure to piss off the litigious nationalist candidate. Beginning with the declaration that Trump’s very name has, “degraded the public discourse and the nation itself,” and that is why he will be moving out of his home in a Trump-owned building in New York, he only got less flattering from there.
And, yes, I’m fully aware that I’m blaming a guy with the historically unique fashion combination of a cheap baseball cap and Oompa Loompa makeup for coarsening politics even though, out of the two of us, I’m the one who has promulgated a “Worst Persons in the World” list for most of the past decade. That’s how vulgar this has all become. It’s worse even than Worst Persons.
Stating that a study from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst showed that his supporters were mostly Republicans with authoritarian leanings, a sentiment nearly echoed by a Fox news psychologist also on Tuesday, Olbermann made it clear how he felt about them.
They don’t want policy, nuance or speeches. They want a folding metal chair smashed over the bad guy’s head, like in the kind of televised wrestling show in which Trump used to appear.
The single solace offered by Olbermann, in the event of a *shudder* Trump presidency was that, in light of his care of buildings in his portfolio, the chances of him ever getting his signature hyugggee beautiful, Great Wall of America built are slim to none — at least within the next thousand years. After describing a broken elevator and heater situation that stretched from weeks to months, even after a personal assurance to him from Trump himself, and was put behind installing a new revolving door in the building, he commented in closing:
If there is a President Trump and he decides to build this ludicrous wall to prevent the immigration from Mexico that isn’t happening, and he uses that same contractor, it’ll take them about a thousand years to finish it.
It really remains to be seen if EVERY form of criticism the real estate magnate and repeat bankruptcy winner will boost his standings with the men and women who really don’t give a sh*t if Donald Trump represents a fascist, authoritarian government. As long as they get to watch him hurt all the brown people and he tells them they are the most awesome human beings ever, will then even take the time to consider the consequences?
This is why we MUST get out the vote, vote in your primary or caucus, and then vote blue in the General election, we will have no one but ourselves to blame if we allow them to elect this dangerous man.