Bamboozled No More: The Political Pied Piper


 

These are amazing times. Finally the Republican Party is getting its collective butt kicked, but who knew the guy kicking butt would be one of their own. Donald Trump!

What the hell happened? Perhaps Karma. They got what they deserved. Feels like a bad remake of the Frankenstein movie. I can hear the screams, “Its alive, it’s alive!”

Trump was able to bump his Republican competition into the category of “other.” Why and how did it happen? Why did the “others” wait so long to confront Trump on his failed business ventures–the Trump university, Trump casinos, Trump board game, Trump whatevers. Perhaps it was all that Trump Vodka!

But success is in the eye of the beholder. We “outsiders” measure success in terms of the individual’s return on his or her investment. The “insiders” measure success in terms of their size of their return when “investing”(aka using other people’s money). Wasn’t that the Wall Street mantra during the Bush Administration?

I was fascinated by Trump’s speech in Vegas in which he claimed “We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.” Well actually I was more fascinated by the response of his fans and non -Trump supporters.

I wondered why no one shouted “if you love the poorly educated so much, why don’t you help them become highly educated or at least better educated?” He could have offered free admission to Trump University.

But then again, what’s a degree from Trump University worth on the open market? Answer: A lot of hot air which we don’t need! After all, Earth isn’t supposed to be as hot as Hell!

 

Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers… a lot. Her column now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.