The American Dirtbag Derby
by Mike Meyer ~ Honolulu ~ April 9, 2021
There is a steady ramping up of absurd talking points, endlessly parrotted by the disgraced previous guy's followers. As usual, the previous guy can’t keep his story straight, but the only thing that matters is raking in the loot from the pitiful.
Hopefully, the rapidly descending legal hammer will take back most of the money and deposit the previous guy in prison. We know that is a long shot, but complete bankruptcy and a felony conviction would do wonders for the country. But this is a distraction.
The Biden program's strong popularity is a shock to us all, not because of its content but because of decades of failure and loss of hope that preceded it. This leaves the, previously known as Trump Party, to invent talking points from thin air. And that they need to do this with wingnuts, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists is very entertaining.
It is a bit challenging to the digestion to look at the dirtbags put on parade, but just like the previous guy, they are determined to incriminate themselves. This is often a byproduct of their mentality but also of the distorted value system now in place. Status goes to those who can debase themselves most completely by generating the highest level of public disgust.
Criminal and treasonous activity is expected but not enough to grab the attention of the increasingly psychopathic minority. The previous guy’s regime was rife with that. How boring.
Matt Gaetz (now the Gaetzgate) has gone for the gold ring in the dirtbag derby but discovers that dealing in teenage sex as a business is still beyond the pale of a few of his own party folks. Even the previous guy is holding back as his own pile of pending sexual predator suits is almost as dangerous as his criminal financial record.
I’m certain the previous guy is busy at night visualizing the problems he will have in prison. Financial crimes and tax evasion are clean and are a ticket to the resort class prison system for white businesspeople, but sex trafficking of young women can lead to a very different prison experience.
The race to the bottom of the septic tank has gotten so brisk that the old Republican showboaters and disgusting people struggle to stay relevant. With sedition and treason as old hat, even Ted Cruz has lost his lead. During the deadly Texas power failure, the Cancun side trip was not crude enough to be cool and ended up being stupid.
The dirtbag competitors are everywhere. GOP Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop is a late bloomer on the national stage, but he may be just a disgusting old drunk. Calling the cop who finally caught him after a high-speed chase the wrong way on an interstate donut boy is sickly humorous but not exciting. No one in the liberal majority would do more than shake their head move on.
With only extreme disgust as the goal and everyone remaining in the Republican Party in the competition, escalation is the only thing to expect. If these people were a little brighter and weren’t playing to an audience that requires a very simplistic set of triggers, the whole thing is getting old fast.
The popularity of Biden’s infrastructure plans requires Republican abandonment of everything but lies to generate outrage. That means just another helping of outrage that is tissue-thin and captivating only for the hard corps delusional followers. The whole thing is lame.
That, of course, is dangerous as fascist groups need outrage. If their outrage falters, they become violent. There is nothing more dangerous than a fascist party with a limited following that has run out of easy outrage.
We are seeing that now.