August 22, 2015

I couldn't handle the cable lovefest when The Donald took the stage in Alabama last night. It was beyond my power of comprehension to see Chris Hayes practically dancing at his desk about fact-checking him while simultaneously and gleefully telling his audience that Trump was really "a thing."

I couldn't do it. I tried, but I couldn't. I went to the beach instead. The best I could do is round up the reports and bring them all here in one lump, and as I did so, I realized something.

Idiocracy is here. It's here, and it's flourishing, and this is what it looks like.

Daily Kos:

This was not an isolated incident. It was yelled out multiple times by people in the crowd, repeatedly, you can check for yourself by re-watching the rally, or by glancing through comment threads from websites where people were watching the rally and searching for the term "white power".

Lest you worry that it's just some liberal making sh*t up, let's have a look at the reports from the "mainstream media."

The New York Times found this gem of a quote from one of his zealots supporters:

Although Mr. Trump has drawn criticism for unveiling few detailed policy proposals, many of his supporters said they were unbothered.

“When he gets in there, he’ll figure it out,” said Amanda Mancini, who said she had traveled from California to see Mr. Trump. “So we do have to trust him, but he has something that we can trust in. We can look at the Trump brand, we can look at what he’s done, and we can say that’s how he’s done everything.”

Yes, that's right. Because Trump puts his name on everything from hotels to menswear, he's JUST THE GUY to lead this country.

But wait, they also had some suggestions for the Trump™ presidency too:

“Hopefully, he’s going to sit there and say, ‘When I become elected president, what we’re going to do is we’re going to make the border a vacation spot, it’s going to cost you $25 for a permit, and then you get $50 for every confirmed kill,’ ” said Jim Sherota, 53, who works for a landscaping company. “That’d be one nice thing.”

The Times was quick to say he made no such proposal. But give him time.

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