By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
A new Quinnipiac University poll this week put Donald Trump’s approval rating at 33 percent.
Which seems high.
Honestly, how is it possible that 33 percent of Americans, or American voters, have watched the absolute clown show that has taken place the last six months and thought, “Yep, that’s how the presidency should work”?
You know what, I don’t even care how it’s possible.
But since a good chunk of those 33 percent apparently reside within the borders of Alabama, I think I should pass along some information.
The rest of us think less of you.
Oh, I know that’s harsh, but I think it’s better that someone tell you straight out, so you can at least consider the truth.
And make no mistake about it, it is the truth. I’ve had this conversation with numerous people – and people of all political persuasions. Not just liberals or Democrats, but with normally-conservative Republicans. Because this has nothing to do with conservative v. liberal, or Democrat v. Republican politics.
We all feel the same way.
We think you diehard Trump supporters are easily fooled, probably racist (even if you’d spend an hour telling us about your best black friend) and you don’t grasp the complexities of real life problems like immigration, economics and terrorism.
Please, spare us the indignation over this. Because we know who you are.
You are the people who vote down Legislation that would aid yourselves just to make sure the blacks and Mexicans don’t get it.
You are the people who believe that terrorism might be solved by blocking people from countries that have never produced a terrorist who carried out an attack on this country.
You are the people who believed that Trump was going to build the biggest, most beautiful border wall ever and have Mexico pay for it. And even worse, you believed this idiotic fantasy would actually solve our immigration issues.
You are the people who believed a reality TV star when he said that he was going to solve healthcare and provide better coverage for everyone at lower prices, despite the fact he never even hinted at a plan for doing that. And you believed it because he said, “Trust me.” And because he was white and rich, and those guys never lie to you.
You are the people who continue to believe that there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, despite nearly every person associated with the campaign – including the ones named Trump – holding various and extensive meetings with Russian officials.
You are the people who somehow, even after six months of daily screw-ups, daily embarrassments, daily sellouts of you, daily leaks, daily firings, daily in-staff bickering and daily international snafus, have found a way to say that a president who hasn’t passed a single thing he said he would in his first six months is doing an approvable job.
And you’re embarrassing the hell out of the rest of us.
Your willingness to believe absurd things as long as they’re pitched from the right people and reinforce your political and social beliefs is, quite frankly, astounding.
But I understand how it happened. For nearly a decade now, most of you have lived inside this Obama hate-bubble, in which you were inundated daily with absurdly erroneous news stories about Obama, Nancy Pelosi, lib’ruhls and anyone positioned just left of the far-right line drawn for you.
Now, the flow of negative Obama news into the bubble has simply been replaced by positive Trump news. So, maybe, in this conservative bubble world, Trump has annihilated ISIS, fixed healthcare, won the drug war and is halfway finished with his big, beautiful wall. Maybe that explains the 33 percent.
But it’s time to grow up, kids.
Enough is enough. It’s time to take a hard look around and come to grips with some truth.
First and foremost: Donald Trump is a raving lunatic who shouldn’t be allowed to visit the White House, much less run the country from it.
Evidence: the man screwed up a Boy Scout speech in every way you can possibly screw up a Boy Scout speech. And before his speech, no one knew it was even possible to screw up a Boy Scout speech.
And that is just one of a mountain of monumental mistakes, gaffes, alleged treasonous crimes and sellouts.
It’s time to end this. It’s time for you to take off the silly red hat and scrape the dumb “Trump” bumper sticker off your car. It’s not cool. It’s not funny. It’s not rebellious.
And you’re treading dangerously close to the point where this phase of idiocy is what the rest of us will remember you for forever.