Gemli Response to Timothy Egan — 17Feb2017

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It’s not as though we had no warning. He was a lying train wreck before the election, and now he’s a lying train wreck after the election There was clearly something wrong with him during the debates with normal human Hillary Clinton, as he stalked, sniffed, spewed random epithets and promised to lock her up while she was in the middle of a sentence.

But there were a lot of resentful people out there in fly-over land who were fed up with having to endure a decent, intelligent and compassionate human in the Oval Office. They wanted someone they could relate to. And now they have him.

A minority of Americans somehow managed to elect a guy who would run the country like they would. How hard could it be? Any moron could do it. But now that any moron is in the position, it’s a different story. You could say they’re having second thoughts, but that would imply that they had a first one, and there’s no evidence of that.

So the deplorables got what they asked for. They mixed cluelessness with a toxic democracy and got kleptocracy. It was in the cards.

There’s no easy way out when a government of the people is rendered dysfunctional by the people.

The only positive thing about this is that if Betsy DeVos wants to dumb down America she won’t have to break a sweat.


  1. Kate’s avatar

    Well, that pretty much sums up the frustration I’m feeling about that nut job running things! We will always wonder if and when there will come a time that the deplorables will drown in a toxic pool of regret… Though, heaven forbid any one of them will admit it.

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    They need to be educated or start educating themselves. They may be forced to do this once they begin to see that their lives are no better than before. But it’s very emotional and it may take a long time for them to change.


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