Today's contribution from this blog's poet-in-residence (The Deadline Poet aka Calvin Trillin) is nicely understated. The Morons are dumber than Dumbos and they can't tell the difference between their echo chamber and the truth. Many of the Morons, in the aftermath of their loss, bemoaned the unwillingness of the POTUS 44 to "negotiate." The fools don't know what negotiate means. In this game of chicken the Dumbos blinked (and took the Morons along for the ride). The tragic element in this game is that the USA was the loser. The Moron patriots did harm to this country and that puts them in league with the jihadists and terrorists they purport to hate. May they all self-deport themselves to Afghanistan to live with their Taliban brethren. If this is a (fair & balanced) example of self-delusion, so be it.
[x The Nation]
Why Tea Partiers Think They’re Winning
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)
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The columnists they read all share their views.
Talk-radio is where they get their news.
They spurn the facts objective pollsters gather.
They’re suffering, alas, from Bubble Blather. Ω
[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]
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