Here’s one for the “even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then” file: Even incomparably dumb and obscenely overpaid CNN pundit Chris Cillizza understands the danger Trump’s fascist cult poses to America:
In an interview with Donald Trump earlier this week, conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt said something truly breathtaking.
“You know, Mr. President, you and I disagree about the election, but we agree on so much,” Hewitt told Trump, segueing into a conversation about China’s hypersonic missiles.
Talk about an other-than-that-how-was-the-play-Mrs. Lincoln moment!
Cillizza, who will never be asked to bring the noodle salad to the Mensa picnic, sums it up:
Trump is working to make a belief that the 2020 election was stolen a central piece of the Republican Party platform. And, again, this isn’t like making abortion or trade a party platform. This is making a rejection of American democracy a major part of what it means to be a Republican.
Because of all of that, Hewitt can’t simply write what Trump is doing as a place where they disagree. That sort of justification is how we got into this mess, with one of the two major political parties in the country devolving more into a cult of personality than any sort of organization gathered together by a shared set of principles and policies.
I can’t believe I’m writing this, but well said, Chris Cillizza.
PS: The title of this post had a typo that I fixed before publishing. It said “Bling hogs,” which would make a great band name.
PPS: I don’t know Cillizza’s salary, but assuming it’s more than $15 an hour, he’s obscenely overpaid.