Friday, February 26, 2016
Descent into the maelstrom
I'm obviously naive, because it had not occurred to me that a corrupt, vulgar, pathologically lying bully would endorse Donald Trump for president, but that's what Chris Christie just did.
He would not have done this if he wasn't damn sure orange marmot-head was going to be the nominee. If there is any other outcome, Christie will be political compost. But the endorsement will be a self-fulfilling prophecy, quite possibly opening the floodgates.
After the spectacle of a "debate" last night consisting incoherent yelling, with white supremacists mobilizing to back the Trump campaign, it's obvious what this is all about. It isn't about health care, or taxes, or foreign policy, or abortion, or same sex marriage, or infrastructure, or climate change and environment, or public health, or education, or any of the myriad critical issues facing the nation and humanity.
It's about racism and racialized nationalism, authoritarianism, and cult of personality. We're going there.