I was just saying to a colleague tonight, “We ought to create something called the PZazz award.” Specifically, I wanted to give the PZazz award to Sam Rockwell, in lieu of an Oscar, for his incredible portrayal of Dubya in the movie “Vice,” which I screened a few nights ago.
Now, another category of PZazz award would be Best Trump Troll of the month. That may turn into a weekly award, maybe even a daily one, depending on how strange things get. Tonight there are two candidates, Rick Wilson and Bette Midler.
Wilson, author of “Everything Trump Touches Dies” was in rare form on MSNBC after the Trump rally in Orlando, which is the official kick off of Trump’s 2020 campaign. Trumpites were out en masse wearing tee shirts proclaiming, “Proud Member of the Basket of Deplorables,” and sporting “formal flip flops and dress cargo pants.” One woman explained why she was a Trump supporter. RawStory:
“The main reason? Because he’s one of the best presidents we’ve had for a very long time,” the woman argued. “Very long time.”
“He doesn’t lie. I know y’all say he does, he doesn’t. He doesn’t,” she inaccurately claimed. “And I’m just going to be honest, I’m not trying to be mean, but the way the media treats him, it’s a disgrace.”
Wilson offered this succinct explanation.
“First off, it is grievance-palooza,” Wilson said. “There is not this affirmative feeling about the greatness of our country or some vision for the future. It is, he is the avatar of my anger, he is going to smite the people I can’t smite.”
Very perceptive. Next up for the PZazz award for Best Trump Troll, is none other than the Divine Miss M.
There once was a girl from Slovenia
Who now lives right on Pennsylvinia
To the East Room she’ll flee
From her husband’s wee wee
While he plays with his own schizophrenia
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 18, 2019
Twitter didn’t miss a beat.
And now she counts all of his greens
— Kizlena Ray (@KiZmeAgain) June 19, 2019
There once was a creature named Trump,
Whose hair was a candy cone clump,
He spoke to all those who hate
about keeping America great
then went home to the White House — that dump.
— Ursula Faw (@ursulafaw56) June 19, 2019
How say you friends? Rick Wilson or The Divine Miss M? Who wins the first PZazz Award for Best Trump Troll? Cast your ballot below in the threads. And of course, if you have a Trump limerick kicking around in the recesses of your brain, now is the time to dredge it out and post.
Campaign 2020 is underway and the Resistance is in kick-off mode as well. It’s going to be a longgggg year and a half from now until Election Day 2020. It won’t be pretty — but it will be funny.