Reality Has Finally Set In

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If I don’t win. If I don’t win. If I don’t win. If I don’t win. If I don’t win. If I don’t win.

Relax, my Alzheimer’s hasn’t finally taken over, and neither has my CRS. These were three separate days, six separate speeches at rallies, and one common statement.

Psychologists and Psychiatrists, and all kinds of other highly paid fools who make a comfortable living by making us think they actually know what’s going on in somebody else’s head have long talked about things like the stages of grief, and the stages of loss. And in his public utterances this weekend, I think we can all agree that Trump has finally settled on the one that they all call acceptance.

Now, don’t get me wrong. In every instance, Trump mentioned losing almost as a throwaway line, and in every instance said as part of a longer running joke. In one rally Trump said something like Sleepy Joe is the worst presidential candidate in history! If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m going to do! Losing to the worst presidential candidate in history? I might have to leave the country, I don’t know, what do you think? But the more pertinent question is, when in the past has Trump ever even jokingly referred to losing? 

Actually, quite a lot. Go back to 2015, and the GOP primaries, Trump regularly raised the dread specter of his own demise in the electoral process. And in 2016, against a heavily favored Hillary Clinton, he again regularly raised the topic of his electoral defeat. And in 2020, trailing Joe Biden right out of the gate, even before Biden had officially announced his candidacy, Trump referenced the possibility of his defeat.

But in every, single one of those instances, there were two critical words that followed, and they were the two words that gave the entire sentence meaning and context. And those two words are It’s Rigged! Trump regularly terrified his followers with the possibility of his imminent defeat if they didn’t come out and ensure his victory, but he always inserted that caveat. If Trump lost, it wasn’t actually his, or his voters fault, the system was rigged against them from the start.

But those two simple words were never uttered once in any of the six speeches this last weekend and today. Those two simple, exclusionary words, that would give him ground cover for a negative result in the election, never escaped his lips. And from what I saw of the crowd reactions in the speeches, they took the whole thing for the joke that it was intended to be, without ever realizing the subliminal import of what he was actually saying.

But the simple fact that Trump didn’t bother to say out loud the words It’s Rigged! said something much more important to me. It says that Trump knows that he’s losing. And not just by a little, but by a lot! And he is starting to realize that when the results start to come in on election night, it is quite likely that the actual results, if not the final results, will be known before we all go to bed. Those massive lines of voters standing in line for 6-12 hours in every battleground state that he’s currently losing in, are waiting all of that time to vote for him.

Which tells me that Trump’s inner, infantile, chickenshit self is once again rising to the fore. Trump is not going to be calling on the goddamn Bugaloo Bois, or the bed sheet bandits, or the goose steppers to surge into the streets to make things right. Trump will come with implausible after implausible reason for his loss, but the simple fact of the matter is that the stupid bastard has never actually understood the hidden furies that he has unleashed. To hi, it was always just a political game. He is just to stupid.

14 days to go. Teri and I are going on Wednesday to vote early here in Vegas, and I’ll write about it when we get back. But please, just fucking vote! And pester every sentient being you know with a valid voters ID card to get out and vote. We need to keep these early voting record numbers to keep showing up until we breast the tape on election day at 150 mph. Nothing else matters. GOTV!!!

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18 Comments on "Reality Has Finally Set In"

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Concinnity
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He has no inner self does he?, everything has to surface in what he says. I bet he’s as useless at poker as everything else .

Bareshark
Guest

As my man Hoarse Whisperer on Twitter keeps reminding people, narcissists have no inner life. What you see is literally what you get.

beadlady
Member

My narcissistic mother always said, “some have the glass half full, some half empty. Me….my glass has a hole in it.” Fix the glass – hell no – make everyone feel like they have to scramble to fill it (and it keeps on draining.) That’s 45.

p j evans
Member

I doubt he’s ever understood poker. (Not sure that I do – but I know enough not to draw to an inside straight.)

Concinnity
Guest

And you know enough to try to hide your emotions whether you’ve got a good hand or not.

blueman
Member

The ad promoting the next debate says it could reshape the race. They have to have an horse race. The debate will only add a few more bizarre words to the ridiculous inventory of Trump trash.

Bareshark
Guest

We’re assuming he’s even gonna show. Not something I’d lay money on, not even Monopoly money.

BJeanT
Guest

I drove downtown here on October 5 and dropped off my absentee ballot. I called the City Clerk’s office today to check that they have it and all is OK. I voted straight Democrat!

Nonya
Guest

I got my absentee ballot on the 12th. Dropped it in the official drop box at the county courthouse on the 14th. Checked on the 18th, and they confirmed that they have it. Of course I voted straight Democrat too. Probably the safest way to vote in these times.

Cherl Harrell
Guest

The inner furies he has unleashed is right. I said some time ago that he was storing up wrath for himself and nothing he has said or done has helped that situation. As blueman said, he will only make it worse.

Bareshark
Guest

He’s hit the depression stage, Murf. Acceptance would likely mean less of the ego massage, super-spreader rallies. It’s finally dawned on him how there is no negotiating with reality.

Darrel
Member

I think the coming debate will be a stark difference from the the first DJT babble-fest, without mike for 2 minutes, the desperate Don the Con without mike only has his rubber freaking face and arm waving with shoulder hunches, keeping the camera off as well for him may be a factor …

His deflation over the last few days, may take down his fantastic rhetoric a little, the question is, will he use the, “WE”, have done this and that or more, “I”, have done so much, “The only one –“,.

SuzC
Guest

The only reason to watch any of the debate, if it happens, is to see what happens when his mic is turned off; in other words, when he is offered a teensy bit of control for the first time in his life. But I wish they’d just forget the whole thing. Nothing useful can come of it.

Jarvis Wellesley
Guest

I don’t know about that, SuzC … I think the more Trumpler appears on mainstream TV (as opposed to Fux), the more he’ll show himself as the total & complete asshole he is to even more people. If he shows up for the debate, I hope they use split-screens throughout, so we can watch Trump anguishing (or screaming) when his mic’s off. Of course his infantile Base will love it, just as Hitler’s base idolised his demonic oratory, but the more Trump’s lunacy is shown, the better.

anastasjoy
Member

Already voted in Ohio.

Ilene Proctor
Guest

Today someone torched the inside of a ballot box in Baldhill Hills, Los Angeles.

Bareshark
Guest

I heard…for all the good it will do.

p j evans
Member

It isn’t easy to do – the boxes open maybe as much as half an inch. But there are 400 boxes in the county.
Also it was Baldwin Park, which is in the San Gabriel valley.