Trump's Naked Normal
People keep reposting the latest Trumpian shenanigans and saying, "This is not normal." On the one hand, I get what they're saying. On the other hand, as I've watched this administration unfold like a pile of maggots bursting out of a rotting deer carcass, it's dawning on me that Trump is actually normal. Fully normal. Nakedly normal.
As Jon Stewart pointed out, we don't really live in a new America. This is the same country that elected Barack Obama, the same country that existed a month ago. There is not much happening that has not happened before-- it's just that now it is naked. From "Christians" who don't remember anything from the Bible except "Abortion is bad" to "Progressives" who think he may work out after all, Trump has exposed a great deal of hypocrisy and base motives previously hidden behind pretty dressing. Trump has somehow ripped off the new clothes and dared anyone to pretend they still see them.
My first clue was back during the campaign. Trump didn't really do anything, say anything, campaign on any point that other GOP candidates had not already done. But where some GOP stalwarts would try to be racist or misogynistic through complicated dogwhistles or clever wink-wink nudge-nudge rhetoric, Donald J. Trump just said, "What the hell. Let's just say it. Those Mexicans are after your job and they look pretty dangerous and rapey. And we'd be better off if we just made all the CURMUDGUCATION: Trump's Naked Normal: