Matt Taibbi is out with a piece in Rolling Stone that hits it out of the park….
He looks at the top name guys in the 2016 Republican Presidential Sweepsatkes contest and focuses on how, becuase of Donald Trump, the whole established rules for running for President have been thrown out the window…..
Trump, and publicity whizzard, has sucked ALL the air out of th entire American political process….
His one liners , and personal attacks on anyone that slights him, has locked the media into constant feedoing freezy….Taibbi reports up close how the Republican candiadtes are religated to trying say ANYTHING to get the press horde to give them some coverage….
Taibbi coins the thought that Donald Trump has brought back Democracy , by bypassing the Republican party establishment , and going staright to it’s members …..(Trump is NOT a registerd Republican)….AND THE MEDIA….(And he will attack they if they don’t fall in line and be ‘nice’ to him.)..
(Hillary Clinton, a Democrat with a viagina and a history doesn’t get the same pass….)
In the end Taibbi points out something that is very evident to those who haven’t succumbed to the Trump Bull Shit show….
The thing is, when you actually think about it, it’s not funny. Given what’s at stake, it’s more like the opposite, like the first sign of the collapse of the United States as a global superpower. Twenty years from now, when we’re all living like prehistory hominids and hunting rats with sticks, we’ll probably look back at this moment as the beginning of the end.
In a perverse way, Trump has restored a more pure democracy to this process. He’s taken the Beltway thinkfluencers out of the game and turned the presidency into a pure high-school-style popularity contest conducted entirely in the media. Everything we do is a consumer choice now, from picking our shoes to an online streaming platform to a presidential nominee.
The irony, of course, is that when America finally wrested control of the political process from the backroom oligarchs, the very first place where we spent our newfound freedom and power was on the campaign of the world’s most unapologetic asshole. It may not seem funny now, because it’s happening to us, but centuries from this moment, people will laugh in wonder.
America is ceasing to be a nation, and turning into a giant television show. And this Republican race is our first and most brutal casting call.
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