I've made a mistake. I hate to admit that, but it's true.
While I've spent the past few weeks criticizing Donald Trump as an incompetent jackass and his supporters as ignorant racists... I've also been kind of treating the whole thing as a side issue. I've had a lot of fun with it, because I never thought a guy who was proudly contemptuous of women and minorities stood a real chance of getting elected.
The new SurveyUSA poll proves me wrong. Evidently Trump is now leading in general election match-ups against the possible Democratic contenders. Boy, is the egg on my face.
I thought at some point a guy getting endorsements from people in the white supremacist community, or demonstrating he was completely ignorant of foreign affairs, or even lobbing junior high-school insults at female critics, would disqualify him. I figured I knew how low our standards as a nation would go. I was mistaken there.
Huh. A real head-scratcher.
Donald Trump might be the favorite among Republican voters, I reasoned... but it's not like he'd start to show popularity among the whole of the American public. We're a screwed up nation - but not that screwed up, right? That's what I believed anyway. But I was totally wrong.
I've been mocking the GOP and the American people for years now, and I kind of thought I had a handle on how bad things could get. You learn something new every day, don't you?
Evidently, a large number of you out there want to give Donald Trump control over the executive branch of the government and our military, which includes our nuclear arsenal. You think this is actually a good idea, and not just as some kind of goof.
You're not joking, right? Because if you are, maybe you should say so. No? Alright.
I'm still sure many of you are ignorant racists. Nothing - absolutely nothing - Donald Trump has done in the past two months has changed that. In fact, I'm more certain of it. But I am really very surprised to learn that there are so, so many of you. Very surprised. Wow.
Donald Trump. President Donald Trump. President of the United States. You want to actually make that kind of thing happen. I'm sort of at a loss for how to respond to that. I need to go rethink my whole attitude toward you people.
Um, Good luck?
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