Friday, March 11, 2016

An idol? Are you kidding me?

Before Donald Trump, there was Archie Bunker. I mean that literally and figuratively. Hubby and I were more interested in viewing Archie's fictional bigotry than the real bigotry of a certain candidate in the Republican debate last night.

After All in the Family went off, I grabbed the remote and switched to a news channel. There was a commercial on. Hubby looked up from his cell phone as Trump was hyping a crowd, shouting, "We will take America back!"
I asked Bill, "Who is WE?"

"I guess he and his wife."

"Ah, he should be arrested for inciting a riot! Those people think they are included in the WE." I left the room for a moment, and the next thing I hear is Bill shouting, "Come here! You won't believe what he's doing now to get attention. Look at the moderator showing all she's got!"
I gawked in disbelief at the scantily-clad woman seated and speaking into a microphone.
She said, "And we will soon know who the winner of this season's American..."

"AMERICAN FOOLS!" The big guy blurted.
I laughed until I cried when I realized the moderator was J-Lo, or was it Mariah, wrapping up an episode of America's favorite talent show before the News at Nine came on.

A few moments later the opening news image is of Donald Trump, very poised and calm, on stage with the other presidential hopefuls.
"Well, now he's toning it down." Bill said.

Tears were rolling down my cheeks.



Connie said...

This campaign has been a real circus, hasn't it. I'm a bit terrified to see how this is all going to turn out.

Val said...

All that laughing will only encourage him, you know. I mean Bill. Not Trump.

DUTA said...

As someone who doesn't live in America, I think that regardless of whether he wins or not, the campaign of Donald Trump (which doesn't have the moral backing of the Republican party) is important, as it indicates that the vast majority of americans are fed up with politically correctness . I suppose his candidacy will bring about a much needed shakeup to a great nation which seems to have somehow lost direction.

Anyway, during the last decade, the Democratic party has been playing the 'minoriy card' -judging by the trio: Obama (a black), Sanders (a jew), Hillary (a woman). The Republican party doesn't seem to have any playing cards at all; it is a divided party.
This is the background that has enabled Donald Trump to make his, so far, successful appearance on the election stage.

Sioux Roslawski said...

With Silly Billy around, you don't need to watch no stinkin' comedy shows...

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I hope it doesn't happen, but just who would Trump choose for a running mate? Archie Bunker's not around anymore.

Pat Wahler said...

Ugh, the whole political process this year is an embarrassment. I'll be glad (and a little scared, I'm sure) when its over.

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Lisa Ricard Claro said...

And now, thanks to you, I'm also laughing. :) Something I've done little of through this mess of campaigning going on.