It's fitting that the most outlandishly crass depiction of a Presidential hopeful in this country's history matches the most outlandishly crass candidate in this country's history. The man who has humiliated the country is now being humiliated on an epic scale.
Of course, while few candidates deserve to be treated so rudely, the depiction of a naked Donald Trump titled "The Emperor Has No Balls" can be taken as a sign that the country has had enough of Trump ... As well as his supporters.
It's been pointed out (HERE) that many of his supporters are a hodgepodge of classless and clueless rubes that The Donald has defrauded into thinking that he "alone" can save the country. That the Christian Right has embraced him (as a "baby Christian") says a lot about how they will treat Hillary in the future (Anti-Christ first comes to mind). The man with questionable morals has sunk lower than the rudest fire and brimstone Southern Baptist preacher, but they are OK with that.
The statue has, of course, been depicted as sinking to Trump's level and a crude mistake. But think of it as a desperate sigh of relief that the man won't get to the White House. It's a post-election release of tension before the election. It's a sign that Americans can laugh at the hideous creature of their own making.
And Now "The Pivot"
It's a turnaround that makes Trump lose his balance and fall off his own self-made pedestal.
Because very few believe it. That the man with unbelievable confidence in himself has voiced "regrets" is inconceivable. Even his clueless supporters deserve better than a cowardly afterthought. His flip-flops are reported to be so major and well put, they will be received as if he meant them all along.
Right. Even his stalwart supporters have better memories than that.
Imagine Trump never said another derogatory thing about women. He’d still be the guy who lashed out at Fox News host Megyn Kelly by suggesting she asked tough questions because of her menstrual cycle. And he’d still be the guy who has at various points called individual women “pig,” “dog” and “fat slob.”
Imagine that Trump never uttered an unkind words about Latinos. He’d still be the guy who claimed that Mexico was sending rapists across the border, who thought he could court Hispanic voters by eating a taco salad on Cinco de Mayo and who questioned the integrity of a judge presiding over an anti-Trump lawsuit because of the judge’s Mexican heritage.
And his "pivot" is at times, like Trump, bizarre:
West Bend — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went to the suburbs Tuesday night to talk about America's inner cities, court African-American voters and lay out a plan to restore law and order in the country.
West Bend is a predominantly white suburb: who the hell is he talking to? And he falsely told African Americans that they were so bad off that they had nothing to lose by voting for him.
Some thoughts by former supporters:
“When he initially began to run, he gave voice to a lot of the frustrations that I was feeling about how government is working or more to the point not working,” focus group member Michael said. “But since then, he’s been running as a 12-year-old and changes his positions every news cycle, so you don’t even know where he stands on the issues.”
"The more he made it about his personality, the less likely that I am to vote for him and it seems like everyone else is going in the same direction here.”
A Virginia Republican: “You can keep moving people in and out of the car, but so long as the drunk guy is driving it while blindfolded, the ride probably isn't going to get any smoother.”
"Break Glass In Case OF Emergency"
That's what Republican leaders are calling the strategy to steer resources away from Trump and funnel them to Republicans whose political careers are in danger of going down with the ship. Few have hopes that a proper "pivot" along with major flip-flops will halt the downward spiral Trump has engendered.
Epic public humiliation. Weak turnaround. Supporter defections. GOP despair.
Next up: Debates? Why bother?