The past 48 hours have been an unadulterated shitshow. The only people on the planet not completely horrified by the insanity coming from the Trump campaign are the lemmings who are incapable of uttering words other than, “BUT KILLARY…EMAIL…BENGHAZI…”
Frankly, at this point, Hillary could take every classified document in the country, personally fly them to Benghazi, dump them out of an airplane, and sacrifice 47 litters of innocent puppies, and I would not bat a freaking eye compared to what is happening on the right. But call me rational, I dunno, compared to:
“Why can’t we just use nuclear weapons?”
“Avoid the stock market. SCARY STUFF!”
“Sexual harassment’s for losers.”
“I’ve always wanted a purple heart. Thanks, buddy! This was easy!”
“Mr. Khan is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and his son died in 2004, because OBAMA!”
“Russia…nobody’s there. I mean, Obama, but…Putin’s my bro.”
“Manafort is done. Staff suicidal.”
“Please help me fix this screw up with Mr. Khan! BTW, I’m not gonna endorse y’all! Na-na-na-na-boo-boo!”
“This whole election is RIGGED! Let’s set this thing up for a riot.”
“Babies suck, but I LOVE ten-year-olds who scream ‘TAKE THE BITCH DOWN’ about Killary!”
“Ima ban another newspaper. Screw that 37th Amendment!”
“Fire marshals who make me follow the rules my staff agreed to are EVIL KILLARY CONSPIRATORS!”
Key Republicans close to Donald Trump’s orbit are plotting an intervention with the candidate after a disastrous 48 hours led some influential voices in the party to question whether Trump can stay at the top of the Republican ticket without catastrophic consequences for his campaign and the GOP at large.
Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus, former Republican New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the Trump endorsers hoping to talk the real estate mogul into a dramatic reset of his campaign in the coming days, sources tell NBC News.
Even IF they manage to get the alleged Blue Collar Billionaire off his Twitter Tirades long enough to have a remotely reasonable conversation, much less stage a successful intervention, what the hell are they going to do? What steps could they possibly take to turn this sinking ship around? At this point, the absolute best they could hope for would be to slow it long enough to allow the party to survive until the election in November. What that survival means is anyone’s guess at this point.
- Take away social media. Period. No more Twitter.
- Cut ties to all surrogates who spout wild conspiracy theories.
- Immediately disavow anyone who says anything stupid – this will probably require a team of full-time staffers.
- Tie up Trump, put duct-tape over his mouth, and leave him in a closet until planned events only.
- Drug him for mandatory public appearances.
- Have Pence do most, if not all, of the speaking
Ahhh…fuck it. This is an exercise in futility. These fools in the GOP look more ridiculous by the day. They were silent through so many horrific things, they barely made statements against the worst, and now, when the guy lashes out and refuses to endorse them, that is when they decide they have had enough? Could they be any more obvious?