Monday, June 18, 2018

Run Stormy run! A porn star for president? Why not? We've had worse.




"The Scream" (detail) by Edvard Munch (Metropolitan Museum of Art)


     "Should I run for president?" Stormy Daniels asked the Tribune over the weekend, during her sweep into Chicago to perform at the Admiral Theatre strip club.
     Daniels, in case you are fortunate enough not to already be vastly familiar with every detail of her lubricious life, is the adult film star who ... "had an affair" is the euphemism du jour, but that overstates the case. This isn't exactly "Anna Karenina" we're talking about, is it? The pneumatic porn princess who scre... whoops, family newspaper ... who had sex a dozen years ago with Donald Trump.
     "God no!" was my immediate reaction—something of a mantra at this point. Nearly 18 months into the Trump presidency, Democrats have descended into the curl-up-in-a-fetal-position-and-screech-"No!" phase of our torment under the daily, if not hourly lash of lies, accusations and lurching departures from tradition and humanity, all in a monsoon downpour of Republican malice.
     Last week's summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un seems a hundred years ago, as outcry builds against the children of asylum seekers—and this is a country built, remember, by asylum seekers—being stripped from their parents and herded into makeshift detention camps, part of a policy of cruelty designed to keep refugees from seeking shelter at our borders. The horror and shame of this situation is ...
     Maybe I'm being hasty, dismissing the prospect of a Stormy Daniels presidency. It could happen. She is a Republican. And if nothing else, Republicans have established that they will not only tolerate, but celebrate, well, just about anything, provided it is done by a fellow Republican, particularly one named Trump. Explode the national debt? Check. Scuttle health care? Double check. Embrace a shunned global pariah and declare his vague general assurances as hard-won, binding commitments? Please sir may I have another! The aforementioned human rights atrocity at the border? Well, if it discourages immigration.... (So would burning the children alive in front of their parents. Maybe that's coming. And if you huffily insist that's impossible, remember "impossible" now happens daily at 4 o'clock. So you'd better come up with a better retort.)

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9 comments:

  1. Kim Kraptrashian also said she might run for president.
    Now that would be worse than anyone else!

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  2. I'm with Rebecca. Kardashian is a more likely candidate. She is a reality star, after all, and that seems to be the biggest, most important credential on which to build a political career nowadays. Plus her husband spouts lavish praise of Trump and seems to have a seriously skewed sense of racial history, which will help with the base.

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  3. George Will was on Bill Mahar's show Friday and commented that among the original 16 Republican candidates for 2016, the most lurid guy won. He wondered who among the Democrats for 2020 will be the most lurid since that seems to be the direction we're going in. As Rebecca can said: Kim Kardashian? Dwane Johnson (President The Rock?), Kanye West? I can imagine an inauguration rap. How low can we go? President Oprah is beginning to sound sane.

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    1. The direction we're going in? Where, may I ask, does George Will get off with that "we" stuff?

      Democrats did not nominate a ridiculously unqualified buffoon. Democrats did not elect him. Democrats nominated an eminently qualified lifelong public servant who got relentlessly trashed by the supposedly liberal media. Could it possibly be that Democrats don't vote according to their infantile resentments? That they didn't, and wouldn't, elect the most wretchedly stupid and ridiculous president in this nation's history in what amounts to an electoral temper tantrum?

      In case you haven't guessed, I have very little use for George Will. So he doesn't like Trump. Big deal. You're a day late and a dollar short with that, George.

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    2. "electoral temper tantrum" sums it up perfectly.

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    3. Well at least Mr. Will hasn't employed his eminently persuasive powers to provide justification for Trump's inanities. I'm surprised that Trump hasn't whistled in Dick Cheney to provide some intellectual heft to the many indefensible positions he's taken. Cheney used to drive me nuts presenting what sounded like rational arguments for insane objectives.

      john

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    4. You are on the money again, no BS from the Bitter Scribe. Maybe Will has a short memory. Take every right wing complaint about the Clintons, real and imagined. Donald Trump is guilty of each one, in spades. I give GW a little credit for finally seeing the light. I am waiting for Republican congressmen to follow his example. Unfortunately, they are not leaders as would be expected. They are rank cowards.

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  4. She might be less impressed by Putin's manliness than our current president is.

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  5. What Pisses Me Off About The Migrant Children Scandal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTvwhiD3FdU

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