It’s become clear that we’re now a permanently schizophrenic country, divided between people who voted for President Obama and those who voted for President Kim Jong-Don, and a few nutjobs who voted for both.
Following up on his Twitter attack against “the Squad,” Trump has now set his sights on veteran Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings, who happens to chair the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Kim Jong-Don called Baltimore a ” disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being” would want to live.
Which prompted the Baltimore Sun to pen an editorial to write that it’s better to “have a few rats than to be one.”
This is the level that the President has raised our political rhetoric to.
So let’s just remember that:
- This is the same country that elected Barack Obama, judging him by the content of his character, and not the color of his skin.
- This is the same country that re-elected Barack Obama, judging him by his Presidential record, and not the color of his skin.
President Kim Jong-Don has clearly calculated that the only way for him to get re-elected is to make a naked appeal to all the racists in this country. (Not necessarily “Capital R” racists, but at least “small R” racists.)
I don’t know that this strategy is going to work.
But it sure will tear the country apart.
Trump is like a Rosharch test in which half the country sees him as a refreshing counterpuncher willing to stand up to the “liberal elite” and the other half who see him as a completely incompetent übernarcissist playing the race card on every possible occasion.