59 percent of Trump supporters also agree that the second image is an actual current photo of the president. (The dishonest media likes to take shots of him from unflattering angles.)
Monthly Archives: January 2017
During a meeting with congressional leaders who, if actually honorable people, have the obligation to immediately remove him from office for obvious signs of insanity, Donald Trump repeated the lie that “millions” of people “voted illegally” in the election… the one he won.
I know many Sanders supporters believed Hillary Clinton “rigged” the Democratic primary, but she actually won that race. I’m not sure what’s the point of perpetuating wide-scale voter fraud that results in the tearful concession of your candidacy to a known madman you’re certain will destroy everything you’ve spent your life fighting for. But, hey, who knows how women’s minds work, right? Up top!
Or, maybe, like Catwoman on the 1960s BATMAN series, she just hired really dumb goons.
GOON: So, uh, Mrs. C, we totally rigged that election for ya real good, like, with all those illegal votes in California.
CLINTON: Wait… you rigged California? But I was always going to win California.
GOON: Yeah, but now you’ll easily win the popular vote by, like, four million votes or some such.
CLINTON: You do understand that the popular vote doesn’t affect the outcome of the presidential election, which according to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution is determined by the Electoral College.
GOON: Uh, so what’s the purpose, Mrs. C?
CLINTON: Why can’t I get good help!
While I watched Kellyanne Conway lie her way through her latest appearance on Meet the Press, I thought about Aziz Ansari’s SNL monologue last night, where he implied that you couldn’t consider “all” Trump voters racist because, well, there were a lot of them (more than 60 million). We’ve heard this a lot recently, and it’s another form of “alternative facts.” Prior to Trump’s surprise win, the liberal punditry (and many conservatives) predicted that Trump would lose by Goldwater levels. If that had happened, right now, there’d be no question that anyone who supported a candidate who ran such a racist, misogynistic campaign was themselves culpable of racism and misogyny. Nothing really *changed* about Trump but sheer volume of his support. So, if I record an album of myself singing Kander and Ebb in the shower, it’s no less objectively awful than if 60 people buy it than if 60 million people do. But in the fact of collective madness, we must grasp at “alternative facts.” Maybe my competitors didn’t run a “good campaign.” Maybe there was something in my album that resonated with people beyond my tone deafness. Nothing really good comes of embracing “alternative facts,” no matter how unpleasant “actual facts” are.