I was thinking…
Posted August 27, 2016on:
What a week!
Can you believe we lived through it?
How often do you get to see a Circus Peanut back pedal and then back pedal his back pedal? Or was it a ballet pirouette or fouette?
If you pivot fast enough and long enough, no one will know where you started on a particular issue. For instance, this week we saw the clamoring Yam soften, then harden, then soften, then semi-harden his immigration palaver.
Before that there was the “sarcasm” defense about the Kenyan Muslim and bigoted Hillary Clinton being the founders of ISIS. Before that he greased up the wording on his slippery Muslim ban.
Before that it was whether or not to tax the rich and what he meant by “taxes should go up a little bit.” Of course, there’s the big flopping fish about “self-funding” his campaign until Trump found out he could have unwitting contributors pay astronomical rent in the Trump Tower.
Add guns, abortion, the minimum wage, and Syrian refuges and you might have three weeks worth of his flipping and flopping.
Charlie Pierce said something that made a lot of sense to me, “Donald Trump isn’t really a new Republican, he’s just a Republican without the ability to have an interior monologue.”
That pretty much sums up the Manhattan Mango and his Trumpanzees. He doesn’t have a restrictor plate on his thoughts – if he thinks it, he says it – circumstances be damned. If there is an audience for his Tourette act, you can bet there will be more spontaneous policy conjuring.
So in celebration of this week when the normalized behavior of having an “inside” voice became another characteristic separating the two candidates, I thought some “thinking” songs might be in order.
So let’s have some celebratory thinking about thinking. Any other thinking can be registered as well. What’s on your mind?
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