I tuned in for Trump’s RNC speech last night. Don’t ask me why I did it; I can’t really explain. Well, I suppose that, after purposely hearing things through the veil of social media and soundbites, I felt like I had to see the spectacle for myself. It’s not that I doubted the truth of what I’ve been reading; it’s perhaps more that I felt some strange responsibility to see and hear with my own eyes and ears. Trump’s speech was about what I expected, leaving me only slightly more incredulous than I already had been. Perhaps more disturbing than listening to his bombastic posturing was watching the crowd, and seeing and hearing their response to the candidate. Using fear and terrorism as his major motivator — Law and Order: DJT — The Donald declared America unsafe and unprotected, Hillary and Obama at fault for most of the country’s world’s problems, and stated that he will promptly fix everything.
Reducing taxes will cause new companies and new jobs to come roaring back into our country. Believe me, it’ll happen and it’ll happen fast.
…. We must work with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying ISIS and stamping out Islamic terrorism and doing it now, doing it quickly ….
We’re going to win. We’re going to win fast.
Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion a year, and we will end it very, very quickly.
…. Because we can solve this problem so quickly.
When it was over, there was only one way to summarize what I’d seen (please excuse my lack of skillz):
I’m frantically clicking my heels, y’all.