Are you reading Ace of Spades? Because you should be reading Ace of Spades.
I very much appreciate when people more articulate than I can encapsulate a complex subject better than I, and share it with the world.
And then came along Trump, a guy just ripe for demonization by the left.
I think it's fair to say that even his early supporters worried that
the Democrats would successfully make him toxic to the general voting
public with his boorish behavior, vulgarity, multiple bankruptcies and
very public divorces.
But something strange happened. Not only did Donald Trump not care about
attacks on his character, neither did anyone else. We saw this new
paradigm assert itself over and over during the primary throughout
repeated media predictions that this time he's gone to far and he's cooked.
This same indifference that helped Trump carry the election has
continued into the early days of his administration. With it comes a
refreshingly freeing state of mind. Personally, I don't feel in any way
responsible for Trump, nor do I feel compelled to defend him against
Why? Because I voted for retribution.
"He's think-skinned and petty!" shrieks the left. "He takes everything personally!"
Good, I say. I want him to take attacks personally and deal out payback. I know I won't be the target, you will be.
"He's unpresidential! He'll destroy the integrity of the office!"
No, that's already happened. Remember, you elected a shit-talking
jackass who takes selfies at state funerals when he's not giving stealth
middle fingers to his opponents during debates.
There is no dignity of
the office, not after Clinton and Obama.
"He's a narcissist! He's got totalitarian impulses!"
Yes, he's basically a mirror version of Obama. Except now, he'll be working for what I want. The end justifies the means. You taught me that.
"A sitting president going after the media. OMG!"
Oh, like Obama trashing Rush Limbaugh and Fox News? How about when he
sent his lackeys to berate news reporters for failure to flatter him at
all times. Oh, and NSA spying on the press. That was pretty great, too.
"He won't show his taxes!"
Don't care. Where are Obama's college transcripts, by the way?
"He's a bully! Is this what you want? Someone who uses his power to bully other people?!!!"
And this is where everything funnels down to the very nexus of my change
in attitude from "Do unto others" to "I will do unto you what you do
Well, enough about politics for now. I'm feeling more inspired to get back to maritime stuff and dick and fart jokes these days, anyhow. You know, the stuff you came here for.
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