Definition of asshat (from the online slang dictionary):
• pejorative metaphoric adjective; refers to those who have their heads up their asses – metaphorically speaking; as in short sighted, dimwitted or asinine or self-absorbed persons
“That selfish asshat doesn’t give a damn about anyone but himself.”
A friend recently wrote in an email about being worn down by the daily outrages produced by a certain (toxic) orange hued human shaped rectum who happens to be the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in DC. I have to admit it can wear a person down, and I decided to devote a bit of effort to coming up with a phrase to inject a little humor to lift the spirit enough to rejoin the fight. Others have come up with some catchy names to define Trump including recently. We have George Conway aka Mr. Kellyanne “alternative facts” Conway reviving #Deranged Donald” on twitter. A blogger named triumph110 reported on a lady he encountered via work dubbing Trump the “Comb Over Clown.” Being a bald guy who never sweated that particular hand dealt to me by genes/mother nature I got a helluva kick out of that one! Still, I wanted to find a descriptor that had some sarcastic humor, one that captured the essence of how bad Trump actually is when the term “ass hat” popped into my head. I was thinking about a character I was watching in a movie on TV last week when inspiration struck because I was also browsing news online during commercials and saw a picture of some goober wearing one of those freaking MAGA hats. Since Trump is the “MAGAt in chief and wears the damned things himself it hit me:
Trump is an asshat.
Trump likes to wear his stupid MAGA hat.
Trump is an asshat wearing a MAGA hat!
Try saying it out loud. I’m no Dr. Seuss (I wish!) but IMHO it rolls off the tongue.
Perhaps as I age my opinion of my creativity & humor borders on delusions of grandeur, or maybe I’m just getting crazier or even psychotic but I figured others might get a kick out of my little exercise in insulting word play so I figured what the hell — there are folks that read my stuff so why not toss it out here & some other places and maybe get some laughs. Or maybe humiliated. Whatever.
Getting serious for a minute, I’ve always been bugged by the whole MAGA acronym. To me it’s dull, lame and in many contexts and on the heads of some of those who wear the stupid hats kind of evokes a mixture a redneckery & bigotry. It’s just flat out ugly — at least to me. Alas we have moved past the sound byte/bumper sticker era into the not always wonderful world of social media in which texting (another round of “”ugh!” from this old fart — people sitting in the same room & even next to each other texting instead of talking? WFT?) is integral to freaking Twitter and variations where people speak in abbreviations as much as possible. So a dull intellect (I’m being uncharacteristically generous here) rattling around in the space between Trump’s ears came up with MAGA. It’s such a dull, even ugly thing both in it’s conception and it’s use politically that I’m sure Trump came up with it as a “brand” for his campaign. Check out the definition above — He IS an ass hat. If the definition at the top doesn’t float your boat here’s the first item that came up in the search engine I use:
1. a stupid or contemptible person.
idiot • ass • halfwit • nincompoop • blockhead • buffoon • dunce • dolt • ignoramus • cretin • imbecile • dullard • moron • simpleton • clod • dope • ninny • chump • dimwit • nitwit •
Trump is most definitely an Ass Hat, and he likes to wear his stupid ugly MAGA Hats. Say it with me again now — Trump is an ass-hat who wears a MAGA Hat!
For me the best part is that we can say the same thing about all the goobers and gooberettes out there in Trump World that wear those stupid ass hats, or plaster MAGA on bumper stickers or on T-shirts of “covfefe” mugs (IOW the shit Trump sells them at huge markups on his friggin campaign website) — especially the ones who like to say it as an insult to non-white folks.
Bottom line, anyone from Trump on down who wears those stupid hats is an ass hat wearing a MAGA hat!
Added to my list of political fantasies is that this phrase would become popular. Visions of pictures of Trump, or groups of his supporters with this slogan as the caption trending on social media dance in my head. And the more the ass hats howl in protest, the bigger the smile on my face will get!