Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Has he never seen Becket?

"Oh no he d'in't!"
-The guy on the right
Um...I, uh...really? Because, Je-sus, that totally sounds like a death threat. Yeah, check this shit out:

"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the second amendment, and by the way if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although the second amendment people, maybe there is? I don't know..."

-Donald Trump at a campaign rally

Pictured: Peter Miller, spin wizard,
weaving a fantastical spell of bullshit
and ridiculous nonsense. 
So obviously his campaign is going spin some balderdash about how this is just the liberal media or whatever deliberately misinterpreting his words. Behold this spin wizardry:

"It's called the power of unification-second amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power."

-Trump spokesperson Peter Miller,
on how we're all idiots

Uh, so he's saying that when Trump said there was maybe something 'second amendment people' could do about Hillary Clinton, he wasn't making a mafia-boss style threat but rather referring to the amazing spirit and unity of gun enthusiasts? Ok, but doesn't that unity kind of come from their shared interest in firearms? 
"This is one of our most popular rifles. It fires 40 rounds of amazing spirit
per minute and is perfectly balanced for maximum political power."

"Jesus, I'm starving. Will no one bring
me a sandwich? What, too soon?"
-Henry II (source: history)
Look, I don't think that Donald Trump literally wants Hillary Clinton dead. I think he's an irrational, reckless, blowhard that thinks assassination jokes are hilarious, but holy shit, has he never seen Becket? It's a movie about King Henry II and his friend turned political rival Thomas Becket. Henry appoints Becket as the new Archbishop thinking he'll be a total puppet, but Becket goes all Catholic on him and conflict ensues. One night in a fit of frustration Henry is all 'Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?' And blamo, some of his knights up and murdered the hell out of Becket.

What does any of this have to do with Donald Trump? Not much except that sometimes when you say stupid shit like 'hey, wouldn't it be great if someone did something about my political enemy,' there's a decent chance that someone might take that as an invitation. Especially when you're Donald Trump and your base is well, you know...
Unhinged isn't really a kind thing to say, so I'm going to go with rabid-foam
 conservatives with persecution complexes and a penchant for assault riles.

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