What a waste of the public's time. So when will they let us get down to serious business?
I've often said that while you can take away
any of America's rights, you cannot take away its right to be entertained.
Politicians know that. And that's why politicians - the intelligent ones - make
a point of being entertaining. The unintelligent ones don't have to work at it:
But there comes a point when the entertainment becomes mockery. It might seem to be a form of self-parody, but really, it's not. It's just...
Huffington Post (Geoffrey Dunn) nailed it:
Donald Trump is many things -- a demagogue and a pompous blowhard, a braggart and a race baiter -- but in the end, he's nobody's fool, except perhaps his own. Thus, his recent lauding of Sarah Palin and his hiring of her former Chief of Staff reveal that Trump's campaign for the presidency is, ultimately, more of a circus act than it is a serious endeavor for the White House. If Trump were really serious, he'd be keeping the quitter governor at bay.
Sarah Palin has responded to Trump's flattery with flattery of her own:
Palin penned an op-ed Friday for the conservative Breitbart news site, slamming Trump's critics and writing that "The elites are shocked by Trump's dominance, but everyday Americans aren't."
"Trump diagnoses our problems as incompetent leadership. Who can argue with that? How many politicians promised to secure our borders? So, why aren't they secured?" Palin wrote.
Coulter, the queen of mockery and derision, has jumped on the Trump train:
Coulter (at Eagle Forum's Collegian Summit):
I would like to be the head of Donald Trump's Homeland Security," Coulter said, adding, "I'll get it all done before breakfast" because she "could kind of guess who the criminals are going to be at least 50 percent of the time."
And, of course, on immigration:
"We're assimilating you, you're here and you're going to be an American. There will be no celebration of Cinco de Mayo, there will be no Ramadan, in fact there won't even be a Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- we are an Anglo-Protestant country, and you will learn about the Battle of Valley Forge."