Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK Day at the dawn of the Trump era

I have gotten used to Republicans using this holiday to play lip service to some bland watered-down version of Martin Luther King's legacy, usually coupled with some self-serving easily proven wrong claim that MLK would have supported the GOP's current position on affirmative action or labor rights. So in a sense it's refreshing that Trump isn't even bothering with bullshit reverence for the reverend today. Thanks to Trump, the Republican Party is making it clear that it is a welcome home for white supremacists.

Never mind the fact that with demographic trends in mind this strategy is a long term loser. Who cares about the long term? Trump never does! You take one victory at a time and revel in the moment. Let the wild rumpus start!