|Think that is an actual tanned face or a Mitt Romney Univision version? (Notice the hand color)|
Yesterday with Donald Trump.
If you have followed US politics and thrive on the false reality of "reality TV", and if you watched any news yesterday you finally saw the convergence of the "reality TV politics."
|GOP President Personified|
The GOP and conservative America has been railing about a "businessman" in the White House since Bill Clinton left 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The businessman Bush (Dubya) was a major nation killing failure, but most on the Right still cling to the idiocy of the CEO as an auto (successful) US President. A "man" who doesn't have to enter that telephone booth to change into GOP super hero President Personified.
A TPI definition of The President Personified: the archetypal white male Baby Boomer with experience running a corporation. Ideally leading a corporation at the level of CEO. The typical American CEO who happens to be a white male generally leads a business concern with the dual purpose of returning a profit to shareholders and maintaining the corporation as an ongoing business concern. He is replete with requisite insensitivity to drive profits without regard for people (employees) who enable profit making. He is lavishly over compensated and is a factual rock star within the confines of his domain with common stooges, company jesters, operational soldiers and minions (employees). In many cases, he will sit as king of his realm while serving on the corporate boards of other fiefdoms along with others (men and women) who share the share core values and social shortcomings: Greed, uncaring leadership, and callousness towards earning a profit to complete the cycle that yields their pay levels. More often than not the corporatist who runs major corporations are not egomaniac carnival barkers with all outward appearance of the classic "ass-hat."
The GOP and conservatives now have their President Personified in the personage of Donald Trump. He offers all the requisite traits delineated above, and he is inviting you into his tent for a show you really know is not as yelled across the fairway. But, he is also the consummate carnival barker and to date GOP voters love him. He is the 2016 version of the misguided 2008 selection of Sarah Palin to prop-up John McCain and to counter the Democrat Party nomination of the first African-American, the President Personified is another creation doomed to failure for the GOP. The 2016 President Personified is a literal creation of a political party that has devolved to nothing shy of political and social insanity, with uber wealthy money-backers to buy elections. The party's President Personified has turned into a veritable monster who will kill its creator...much like Sarah Palin in 2008.
...And, now the village is running from the Party's creation "It's Alive!".
Trump stepped not uncharted territory yesterday via shattering all written and unwritten protocol; he outed Senator Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) cell phone number.
Outing Lindsey Graham's Cell Number three minuteshttps://youtu.be/pOO_9ozy-h0
Trump also the topic of two segments of the yesterday's Chris Matthews Hardball. The first segment is a bit long, but the segment is a must view if you did not catch the Hardball last evening.
Matthews "Let Me Finish" a classic two minutes of TV journalism with an opinion flare. "They made Trump!" The Frankenstein Monster....and now he is killing the village.
The GOP now has this scenario as it moves trough 2015.
"Where is that windmill?" Maybe at the Fox News Debates starting next month? Maybe, at the GOP convention in 2016, if the monsters survives the fray?
Another perspective via Talking Points Memo...."Feckless?"
CNN Broadcast a pundit this morning who embodies Trump like an expensive set of gloves Hr declares a victory in 201 with no basis for his carnival barking.
Mother Jones's Kevin Drum joins the GOP as Dr. Frankenstein position. Yes, the GOP gave birth to being Trump'd in 2015.