It's Not His Party and He Can Cry if He Wants To
Were it not for his long public record, one would almost swear that Donald Trump started out life as a mercenary, got thrown in a hole in Central Asia with other prisoners and came out as Bane. Because from the start, that's what this Batman villain campaign of Trump's has reminded me of. He sweeps into our Gothams, tells people to do whatever they want, let Freedom Ring and that under him, life will be glorious. He promises kangaroo courts and all the while we don't hear the countdown to Armageddon.
One GOP Senator called him "a malignant clown"; House Speaker Paul Ryan, while not officially rescinding his endorsement, has cancelled all campaign appearances with Trump, citing his concentration on down ballot races (meaning his own); Sen. John McCain did rescind his endorsement, making one wonder why he'd given it in the first place after Trump's, "I like guys who weren't captured" comment; Rinsed Penis, chair of the RNC and glorified Kenosha political operative, has cut off Trump's funding, again, citing down ballot races, while insisting, "We have a great relationship" (hashtag: #batteredwifesyndrome). Finally, a toxic fugue of Republicans are actually resigning themselves to cutting bait, minimizing their losses and calling for Trump to drop out. Which he won't because of his massive ego, even if it means the destruction of the party that once embraced him.
Despite the insanity of his budget proposals and supporting Trump in the first place, Paul Ryan is a smart guy. He must be painfully aware that he's painted himself into a corner and is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. He's trying to negotiate that high wire act in a high wind but it ain't working. The more rabid faction of the GOP, the Teabaggers, will revolt against Ryan if he doesn't publicly support Trump. Establishment Republicans and mainstream conservative voters will remember Ryan's stupidity in supporting Trump in the first place. Either way, the Trump Effect could endanger not only his Speakership but even his congressional seat.
So now Donald Trump has put the full reverse to his Titanic of his campaign and is hitting the iceberg over and over by taking to, of course, Twitter to lambaste the GOP. In a few hours, I expect this to come out:
Jim Morrison and the Doors.