Saturday, August 8, 2015

Who? Who calls him the Ratings Machine?

Just so we're clear, everybody already knew Donald Trump was an Omega-Level asshole, right? Like, this isn't something we discovered after Thursday's debate, or last night when he made that blood comment on CNN?
Ones of people around the world were shocked this week to
learn that Donald Trump is actually a terrible human being.
What's that? What blood comment? Here, click on this, or you could just read it below. I included some of the lead up to what he said as well because it's priceless, but the blood thing comes at the end:

Then what are we supposed to call
this thing? A rancid, over-tanned
dickhole that hates women?
"I don't have a lot of respect for Megyn Kelly...I think she's highly overrated...I go out there and uh, you know, they start saying lift up your arm if you're going to tonight and you know I didn't know there was going to be 24 million people. I knew there was going to be a big crowd because I get big crowds. I get ratings. They call me the Ratings Machine. So I have, you know, she...she...gets out and she starts asking all sorts of ridiculous questions and you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her whatever..."
-The Ratings Machine

Donald Trump: victim of
everyone else's stupidity.
Most suspect that Dr. Trump may have been implying that Megyn Kelly, as a human female, is prone to irrational behavior due to the hormonal imbalances she experiences during menstruation. He later took to Twitter to insist that he was referring to Megyn Kelly's nose because that's where blood comes from when debate moderators call primary candidates out on all the terrible things they have said or done in the past. You know, in essence assuming that we're all idiots. And I'm not entirely sure that he's wrong.

Ok, not literally. Fox probably
provided their own.
About the 'us being idiots thing' I mean. Obviously he was being a misogynistic tool when he implied that women have no business in journalism because of their menses, but we're the ones giving him a podium. 'But I don't support him!' you say. Well of course you don't. You're a rational, intelligent voter who only supports progressive candidates, remembers to bring a reusable shopping tote to Whole Foods and probably smells good to. Is that Tom's of Maine? I love their stuff.

"If it means we can go back to
saying 'oriental,' we're in."
-Old People*
Anyway, the point is that we're also to blame because we're clearly not doing enough to browbeat and shame the millions of Americans who support him. I bet you money that when Trump said at the debate that "[t]he big problem this country has is being political correct..." there were people out there, people we know and/or are related to who nodded their heads in agreement. As if to say, 'Yeah, fuck climate change, poverty, cancer, hate crimes and gun violence, why doesn't somebody do something about political correctness?' Like, seriously? That's what's wrong with America? We're all not being rude enough to each other?

Look, I'm not saying that we should all go pick a fight with our conservative friends and family members, but try asking them if they saw the debate and if so, what do they think of Donald Trump. If they say 'he's ok,' or 'he's got some interesting ideas,' maybe think about never speaking to them ever again.
"Hey Allen, listen, we've been talking and we've decided that you are now dead to us.
Guns, abortion, gay marriage, we can agree to disagree, but Donald Trump? For real?"

*Yeah, I see the problem with bemoaning the lack of civility and sensitivity in national discourse and then seconds later making fun of old people, but statistically everyone over the age of 65 is a little bit racist. (source: ageism) 

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