CONSERVATIVE MYTHMAKERS

A new generation of mythmakers has begun to make its voice heard in Congress and the media. With earnest supplicants taking to lecterns and airwaves throughout the country voters often end up choosing badly when they are called upon to decide which policies really make sense and which candidates articulate them in a meaningful way.

A buffoon like Donald Trump, as ‘birther’ extraordinaire titillates significant numbers of the electorate and represents the triumph of ego over intellect. He says he’s a very bright, very rich guy but when people repeatedly sing their own praises it often turns out they aren’t so special after all. As for wealth a series of bankruptcies may have skewed his bottom line and could call into question his business acumen. How one might ask do you bankrupt a casino and more than once at that? Isn’t the house always supposed to win?

POST CONTINUES AT BUZZFLASH/TRUTHOUT APRIL 21