The trope that the Republican presidential nominating process has been a parody of a reality TV show has been superseded with a more pernicious general election scenario – now we’re watching a neo-Cold-War thriller, The Apprentice having morphed into Bridge of Spies.
You can read about the controversy here, but the SparksNotes summary of the conjecture goes like this: Trump’s companies are in hock to Russia, which explains Trump’s odd embrace of Putin, which explains the removal of a pro Ukrainian plank from the Republican platform. If you consider these unusual geopolitical stances in light of the increasing likelihood that the hacking of the DNC’s emails is the work of Russians, it looks as if Russia, our erstwhile mortal enemy, is manipulating the presidential race to favor Trump.
Meanwhile, the leaked emails reinforce the Sanders deadenders’ belief that the election was stolen by Hillary, who, through the fogged-up glasses of their fanaticism, looks like the fraternal twin of Donald, so they demand “a choice not an echo” and would just as soon see the tangerine-tinted-dumpster-fire Donald elected as Hillary.
They even booed Bernie himself, who is certainly old enough to remember this:
So, all and all, not a great start to the Democratic Convention when several polls have come out to show Trump ahead in the general election.
I say, invest in radiation suits.
 To paraphrase Samantha Bee’s too apt description.
One thought on “Ominous Clouds, Tangerine-Tinted Dumpster Fires”
Ah, the conspiracy theories abound….let’s not base anything on documented proof, like 50,000 emails, world-wide chaos, and dead patriots.
Dumpster fires occur from the contents dumped in ’em, and there’s almost eight years worth of highly flammable materials that have been dumped in by the HDICT (1)
(1) Head Dumpers In Charge Today).