The same way Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house, Donald on the stump can see his future. The pundits don’t want to admit it, but it’s sitting there in plain view, 12 moves ahead, like a chess game already won:
President Donald Trump.
A thousand ridiculous accidents needed to happen in the unlikeliest of sequences for it to be possible, but absent a dramatic turn of events – an early primary catastrophe, Mike Bloomberg ego-crashing the race, etc. – this boorish, monosyllabic TV tyrant with the attention span of an Xbox-playing 11-year-old really is set to lay waste to the most impenetrable oligarchy the Western world ever devised.
It turns out we let our electoral process devolve into something so fake and dysfunctional that any half-bright con man with the stones to try it could walk right through the front door and tear it to shreds on the first go.
Well, the GOP certainly built it … a generation plus of people programmed to believe myths to such an extent that a significant plurality will willingly cast in their lot with an admitted huckster and obvious fraud. A reality show host who made at least one appearance on … televised professional wrestling. Which, come to think of it, explains some elements of his style. Candidate as persona.
Well, now the wingers get what’s emerged from the slop…will the rest of us have to deal with the consequences too?