The Meltdown in Exquisite Detail
Bob Cesca decided to bite the bullet, take a deep breath and dive in to watch Trump's entire speech at CPAC last weekend. The result is this very good article that recently appeared in Salon about the trainwreck meltdown that began with the preposterous of hugging the flag, titled "Something is seriously wrong with Donald Trump: Let's stop kidding ourselves about that."
My favorite passage was when Cesca removes his article out of the realm of politics and into what he admits is pseudo-pop psychology in order to put it all in perspective and writes --
"If I were to quiz Fox News viewers about Trump’s unspooled madness at CPAC, I’d ask them in particular whether they’d ever accept this kind of behavior from their doctor, their kids’ teachers or their own bosses at work; whether they’d accept it from a member of the clergy or the bus driver who picks up their children for school every day. The honest response would have to be no way — that is unless it’s okay for our doctors, mid-prostate exam, to snap off a bunch of insulting impressions of the nursing staff, followed by paranoid threats about Hollywood types and racist blurts about competing physicians. As indoctrinated into the Fox News cult as they are, I don’t believe they’d be OK with that. And if it’s unacceptable conduct for their doctors and teachers, why on earth is it acceptable for a world leader cloaked in immense power and backed by the most powerful military in the history of civilization?"
You can read the whole article here.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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