By Bill Maher
Before the election of 2016, conservatives were taking it on the chin. America was very quickly becoming more liberal and progressive. Obama was in the White House. Diversity was being celebrated on television and in popular culture. Black lives were beginning to matter. Gays were marrying legally and serving openly in the military. States were legalizing weed. Climate change and the plight of DREAMers were being addressed. The “socialized medicine” of Obamacare was the law of the land. And Olympic hero Bruce Jenner had just decided he was a chick and everybody acted like that was a good thing.
That’s how Trump became president. Republicans were getting their asses kicked in a bar fight and they picked up a broken bottle. Trump didn’t represent a return to fiscal responsibility or family values. He represented a last-ditch means of inflicting pain and punishment on the libtard oppressors.
During the Trump government shutdown at the beginning of this year, the failing New York Times did a piece about people hurt in the fray and, in it, Crystal Minton, a single mom and furloughed prison secretary, said, “I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this. I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”
That sentiment – that Trump is hurting the wrong people – was echoed last month, when Trump backstabbed already-hurting corn and soybean farmers by siding with Big Oil and dropping requirements that oil refineries must use ethanol in their gasoline blends. The president of the Iowa Soybean Association said in a letter to Trump, “It’s becoming more difficult to understand why your administration is choosing to support higher profits for oil companies instead of providing some stability for farmers.”
Trump’s base is finally starting to get it. They didn’t pick up a broken bottle. They picked up an M-80 that’s going off in their hands. Trump isn’t on your side. Trump is only on Trump’s side. And his whims change from moment to moment.