Politics as theater
Following the script
Politicians fight, say mean things, complain about the other side of the aisle and take quotes out of context to make each other look like racist, sexist, aliens from another planet.
Th ere are no better examples of this feigned outrage in Congress than the hoopla over Trump’s “animal” comment, his disinviting the Eagles, and the flip-flopping apoplexy depending on whether there is or isn’t going to be a summit. It’s like they wake up in the morning to see where Trump stands on any issue so they can calibrate their rage compass and proceed to battle stations.
In the end though, conservatives are fired up, liberals are fired up, and the results are heavier doses of campaign donations … so they can do it all over again.
Maybe they learned it from professional wrestling. And if so, maybe that’s why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is considering a run at the presidency.
Speaking of animals, did you see where an MS-13 gang member in Boston was sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a 15 year old? The murderer is affectionately known as Animal. Oh, and when he gets out of prison he’ll be deported … unless Boston’s a sanctuary city.