Remember how back in the mists of ancient history, circa 2016, we had something called the You Can’t Make This Shit Up file? It started out in a filing cabinet, then grew exponentially to cover several floors. Then it had to move to an island, and then to the center of one of the moons of Mars? And then it became so overwhelming that we just started living in it, it became our reality, the new abnormal. So this tweet from David Duke won’t shock or surprise you at all, because you, like me, like all of us, are completely numbed.
President Trump! You have one last chance to turn the tables, win this election and save America — and yourself ! Nominate Tucker Carlson for Vice President. This would energize your campaign beyond belief. You can replace Zio NeoCon warmonger Pompeo with Pence as Sec. of State!
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) July 9, 2020
Didn’t bat an eyelash, did you? Why would you? In this day and age, the game show host putting a Fox News host on the ticket, at the behest of the former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan makes complete sense. I’ll bet Spike Lee reads this tweet and yawns, it’s so unremarkable.
Not all Trump supporters are KKK members or Neo-Nazis, but almost all KKK members and Neo-Nazis are Trump supporters, and 1) that's pretty telling and 1) the rest of his supporters tolerate that
— So Far, Noir (@SoFarNoir) July 9, 2020
And forget Pence as Secretary of State. No, give the job to Jared. He’s doing it already anyhow. At least he meddled enough in foreign affairs to annoy Rex Tillerson, when he had the gig and opined, silly man, that “there’s only one secretary of state.” Could be, Rex, but you weren’t it, you just thought so. So we have Jared heading State, Jeannine Pirro at Justice, Lou Dobbs at Treasury, Laura Ingraham as Ambassador to the United Nations. And we give Bill O’Reilly the post of Secretary of the Interior and he can host weekly cross burnings in our national parks, just to let everybody know who’s running the place. And here’s the jewel in the crown: Secretary of Defense, Alex Jones. Remember his psychotic rant about America being invaded by Satan and space aliens? Alex Jones is already looking down in the cellar and watching the skies. He’ll keep us safe.
— bgr (@Begonia47) July 9, 2020
Serious question: will the KKK be dying their white hoods and robes red if trump (sic) wins? Will they stamp MAGA on their robes or hoods as well?
— George J. Zaidan (@gjzaidan) July 9, 2020
I agree. Or Kayne even better! Pence is too sleepy. Need some energy. Campaign has been low energy. Only Trump is bringing it. Another good choice for VP would be Mitch or you David. You are hard nose. Do it! #MAGA2020 Protect our rebel statues!
— RedneckNeverTrump (@TrevorCalgary) July 9, 2020
I actually wanted Kanye to take Ben Carson’s job and that’s simply because I didn’t think that it could be executed more incompetently than Carson and the wedding planner are doing it, but I could be wrong. Let’s give Diamond & Silk the Department of Education, same theory. And it goes without question, Sean Hannity will be Chief of Staff. And Vladimir Putin is the obvious pick for Homeland Security.
Reagan lacked imagination. “I’m with the KKK and I’m here to help” is significantly worse.
— Aalbatr0ss (@Aaron92393475) July 9, 2020
Please, oh please KKKeep the endorsements coming.
— Schrödinger's Antihistamine (@ISpeakPirate) July 9, 2020
It’s amazing how fast normal has morphed into — what did Trump call it? Oh yeah, “major horror show.” He tweeted about that this morning, when the Supreme Court, which he so lovingly stacked, had the hubris to not grant him the sweeping immunity of an authoritarian oligarch. Tonight, he’ll cry himself to sleep on the phone with his buds, his BFFs, Sean and Vladimir. There, there, Donnie.
The very first entry I ever made into the You Can’t Make This Shit up file was on December 1, 2016. Trump hadn’t even moved in yet, but one of his surrogates made Orwellian sounding noises, and I freaked, we all freaked, it was so outrageous. But by February, 2017 “1984” was number one on Amazon’s best seller list and we began to explore the idea we had gone from democracy to dystopia. Little.Did.We.Know.