Thursday, May 31, 2012

Donald Trump - Birther. Part Deux

What the hell is up with Donald Trump?  Maybe more intriguing, what the hell is up with Mitt Romney with Donald Trump?  Seriously, I don't know if anyone, other than perhaps The Donald himself, gives a fat rat's ass what Donald Trump thinks.  And lately, it's become increasingly apparent that what he thinks is that President Barry wasn't born in the United States.  (I'll say it again.  He's not a Kenyan.  He's a socialist.  Why is that so hard for people to understand?)  I thought that we settled this issue many months ago?  And while I normally enjoy political idiocy, this has managed to push even me past the boundaries of what I usually relish in.  We still have two wars going on and an economy that is kind of like a sickly relative that seems to be doing OK one day, but the next day you know that they could go straight downhill.  And Donald Trump keeps bringing up the birth certificate issue.  Good Lord. 

First of all, let's look at Donald Trump for who he is.   He's the host of Celebrity Apprentice.   He's a game show host.  Why is the press giving ample time to a game show host?!  Do we care what Pat Sajak or Alex Trebek have to say about the issue?  No, we don't.  And do you know why we don't?  Because it would be asinine, that's why.  (Seriously, if someone came up to you and said, "Hey, the guy who tells everyone whose turn it is to spin the Wheel of Fortune thinks that Obama's a Kenyan."  What would you say?  You certainly wouldn't turn on the evening news and wait for the lead story to be about Pat Sajak's political stance, would you?  No!  Because it would be stupid, that is correct.)  But for some reason, Donald Trump - game show host, has his birther theories  mentioned in over 4,000 news stories according to The Google.  

But more perplexing than that is Mitt Romney.  Mitt seems to be fully embracing Donald Trump's support.  Even going as far as to appear on stage with him.  Why on earth would you want to associate yourself with a crazy person such as Donald Trump?  What in the world is Mitt thinking?  I've read speculation that perhaps Donald Trump is doing this in order to win Mitt Romney's support and thereby essentially be supporting President Barry by making Mitt look like a tool.  There are several things wrong with that theory, the first of which is that Mitt already looks like a tool most of the time.  He's stiff and unrelatable to most people.  Second, I have a hard time believing that someone with an ego the size of Trump's is going to think that his acting like a lunatic is going to benefit someone else.  No, I'm beginning to believe that Trump really does hold crazy birther ideas and wants to spout them to everyone because he thinks that he's right.  But that still doesn't explain Mitt embracing that sort of support. 

I can't take much more of this.  This country is like a small child with ADHD.  We're so easily distracted by shiny objects that we can't seem to focus on what's important.  And really, if President Barry was born in Kenya (which he was not), is that such a great thing?  Do you really want Joe Biden as our President?  Holy crap, I don't think that you do!   Would I care if it turned out that he wasn't born in the United States?  Hell yes, I would!  That would be awesome!  That would be the biggest fuster cluck of a news story ever!  I'd have blog material for weeks!  But this isn't about me (no matter how much I wish that it was).  This is about people taking their eye off the prize.  Focus people!  Focus! 

I wish that there was a solution to all of the craptastic reporting that is going on lately.  Why would anyone in their right mind give time to Donald Trump and his crazy-ass birther theories when there are so many more important things to be discussing?  Has the media really become that complacent?  I don't even think that I can consider it sensationalistic because it's such an incredibly stupid topic.  I guess it's just depressing and I'll leave it at that for now. 

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