Sunday, August 20, 2017

Spoiler Alert

This is what I see in my crystal ball:
  1. Steve Bannon will start his own media network.
  2. (Surprise.  Probably funded by Trump.)
  3. Which will be somewhere to the right of Fox News.  
  4. (Good Lord!)
  5. Then, when the coast is clear,
  6. (If ever),
  7. Trump will resign.  And he will become the star of Bannon's new blockbuster show.
  8. (Working title: "Swamp Thing".)
  9. Each week, in an interview with Sean Hannity, Trump will decimate somebody in Washington who didn't want to play with him,
  10. To the ecstatic delight of his base, who will never miss an episode.
  11. (And who will never get over Trump's political failure.  Or the Confederacy.)
  12. Eventually Trump will become the new Rupert Murdoch.
  13. (Like we need a new Rupert Murdoch.)
  14. And maybe he and Melania will be able to go out to dinner in New York again.
  15. (Maybe.)
Everybody wins.  Except for:
  1. "Non-base" America.
  2. Who, I predict, will be almost as miserable under President Pence.  
  3. Because he's almost as crazy as Donald Trump.
  4. If you don't believe me, 
  5. Ask Indiana.
This was probably the plan from the beginning, and got side-tracked because Trump liked being The President for a while.  But that's not working out so well right now.

So it's time for Trump to go back to doing what he does best:  being a somewhat goofy and supremely annoying media star.  Much more fun that being president.  Trump will again have adoring fans! fame! money! golf! Russian beauty pageants! and - as a private citizen - he can be as politically incorrect as he wants to be (which is, apparently, a lot), because nobody around him will be wearing a wire. 

And even if they were, no one would care.  A possible alternative future is that Trump and Bannon will just fade away into obscurity, a la Sarah Palin. 

We can only hope.

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