Why did Trump win?
Here's a hint from a piece in today's NY Times, purportedly not at all about the election, purportedly about something else entirely.
It says that, "something like 70 percent of Americans can’t identify the Constitution as the supreme law of the land."
In addition, "Ten percent of COLLEGE GRADUATES [my caps] think that Judge Judy is a Supreme Court justice."
College grads, imagine.
I know we're going to tear ourselves up about the machinations of the DNC, how it woulda been different if it had been Bernie etc. — which I don't believe, in the least, think it's more bullshit — but I want to take time out to point at rock bottom ignorance and stupidity. They're not the same — ignorance and stupidity — but related, and college degrees are obviously no cure.
Trump brayed that he liked, no, loved, the uneducated. It's more that he liked, no, loved and battened on ignorance and stupidity.
They loved him.
In a piece for the Washington Post, Garrison Keillor wrote: "Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out, and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president."
And: "Resentment is no excuse for bald-faced stupidity."
Thank you, Keillor, for not being afraid to bring in the requisite word — stupidity.
Keillor writes the Trump voters will find that the disasters they will bring onto this country will “fall more heavily on them than anyone else.”
Rudy Giuliani may well be the next attorney general of the United States. I find that hysterical and demonic. Have all the angels of hell been released upon us? Do they all resemble The Joker?
You think Giuliani thinks black lives matter? Or any lives? Giuliani is the capo de tutti cappi of pure unrestrained cop power. You want someone to head an American SS? That wd be him.
It seems that Chris Christie, best known for shutting down the George Washington Bridge during rush hour in order to get back at a New Jersey mayor who didn't like him, may be Secretary of Transportation. No, that's but a howler, a joke — until proven otherwise.
All jokes are possible now. It's bad joke time.