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Making Trump Voters Feel Bad

OooOooo! Occasionally, the rest of us Americans who Don’t have our own TV shows make our presence known by, you know, turning a bright red district pale blue or by getting elected to a state Supreme Court and rattling Scott Walker’s cage. Then the media looks up from its pointless attempts to understand how Trump voters think to take notice and wonder where all that enthusiasm and righteous indignation from the rest of us came from.

I find it laughable that Fox News, FOX NEWS, is getting all whiny about Laura Ingraham being “censored”. This shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the word “censor”. Ordinary Americans can not deprive you of free speech unless you sign some stupid NDA. The only entity that had the power to censor anyone is our government and that is done only in the rarest of circumstances. Laura’s dumb and offensive commentary doesn’t rise to the level where censorship is necessary. What Fox is getting all snowflakey about is a loss of revenue. When it comes to Fox, it’s all about the money.

But seriously, I am really concerned for the Trump voter who refuses to hear the news about their president or insists that things are not as bad as they seem.

Really? How bad do they have to get? He has no theory of government. That’s the most important thing about Trump. Whatever it is you think he promised to change will go no further than making anyone not a male white Anglo Saxon Protestant miserable. I guess if you’re a male white Anglo Saxon Protestant or a dependent of one, then this is cool with you. But that’s only going to get you so far.

You still have to use the roads and bridges, buy washing machines and cars made with steel, feed yourself and your family, educate your kids, drink clean water, breathe clean air, go to the doctor when you’re sick, have the option to not have children when you’re not ready, save for your retirements, keep your jobs.

It’s not all about making the country safe for white people who don’t want to adapt.

I’m not going to sugar coat this. Some of you may really be as stupid as the rest of us think you are. I prefer to think that you’re not stupid but you’re very susceptible to authority figures pushing your emotional buttons so that you can’t think straight.

Many of you are overwhelmed by the complicated Russia thing. It’s not that hard to understand. What we have here is the Watergate scandal updated. This time it was Russia, not a bunch of Cuban plumbers who broke into the DNC. And they did it on behalf of a billionaire who has never been held accountable for anything in his life.

But ok, you still think it’s a conspiracy because we hate him. What we hate is his virtually unlimited capacity to destroy our quality of life. We’d be opposed to him even if he wasn’t the most corrupt and possibly treasonous president we’ve ever had.

He’s bad news because he is unraveling the parts of our government that actually work. While you guys are focusing on immigration, he’s stealing your lunch.

There’s only one piece of advice I can give you diehards who think the deep state is trying to take Trump down before he has a chance to change anything.

Keep. It. Simple. Stupid.

If it takes a Rube Goldbergesque conspiracy to make sense of why Mueller is investigating him, then it’s probably a non-existent conspiracy. For example, if you really think that Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians to lose the election to Donald Trump, then re-read this sentence. It’s as dumb as the Chewbacca Defense:

This is what Fox News and other right wing media sources sound like to the rest of us. They throw out a bunch of unrelated statements and try to make them sound like they’re making a point.

If you honestly can’t understand the investigation because you are terminally confused, then pay no attention to it. There are plenty of news sources that will spell it out for you and include charts and maps and timelines. But if you don’t have time, don’t assume we will argue with you over some arcane piece of trivia your side is bound to blow out of proportion to distract you. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Focus your attention on what tariffs are going to do to your wallet for this week.

We don’t have the patience and frankly, we don’t give a damn about your fee fees anymore. And don’t mistake my attitude for arrogance or my super duper brain power. It’s not a matter of intelligence. It’s a matter of analytical discipline. You don’t have to be a college graduate to see what’s going on in this country or White House. I’m just tired of going over this shit again and again with people who are determined to oppose everything we used to stand for. That means you, Niles.

The rest of us have a country to rescue. You guys can find a pacifier and watch Roseanne and leave us alone. We’re busy.

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