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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Life after Trump: Looking for the next savior/strong man

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 11:07 AM

There is a line from a Randy Travis song which goes along the lines of “What are you gonna do about me?” and that pretty much sums up the millions of Donald Trump supporters, should he lose the election.

Political pundits and old guard members of the GOP are making the odd assumption that, if he loses the election this November, Trump’s supporters will “come to their senses” and support a more mainstream candidate next time around.

Ain’t gonna happen.

The resentment against those they feel have shorted them in life will remain, their long-bred distrust of journalism in general will continue, and suspicions that they have been cheated at the polls will fuel the fire that will continue to consume the Republican Party.

Donald Trump makes Reality Show Governor Sarah Palin look like Gloria Steinem by comparison, and the next man (and it probably will be a man) to try to lead the Facebook, conspiracy site and talk radio fueled masses will make Donald Trump seem like Wally Cox.

Just as in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” when Buffy slew the Master at the end of season one, everyone took a sigh of relief. The Big Bad was gone.

And then came Spike and Drusilla.

And that’s who we will see in 2020, hurling cliches and unrealistic promises at an electorate ready for “regime change,” appealing to their increased rage and contempt for fellow Americans whose only sin is that they have the temerity to disagree with them.

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Today’s Soundtrack

Christopher Denny’s CD “Age Old Hunger” was of great help to me today.

Where did I get this CD? Did I buy it? was it given to me? At any rate, it’s pretty damned good, and I’m glad it is in my collection.

*****

Now on YouTube - Catherine Reed: The Music of the Spheres

A collection of songs from my friend Catherine Reed, one of the best singer/songwriters in Northwest Arkansas.

Catherine Reed: The Music of the Spheres:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWvApfINhPo

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Quote of the Day

Three little sentences will get you through life. Number one: Cover for me. Number two: Oh, good idea, boss. Number three: It was like that when I got here. — Homer Simpson

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