A week or two ago I lamented the demise of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. I hereby retract that sentiment. If the initials in P.T. Barnum stood for President Trump instead of Phineas Taylor I wouldn’t be any surer that I am now witnessing the Greatest Show on Earth.
I have contributed to several republican presidential candidates in my life and sometimes felt I was repaid with the results. But never had I imagined that my recompense for contributing to Trump would include laughter and amazement.
We are now surrounded by a show the likes of which Americans have never seen or imagined. Compared to the glacial pace of most new administrations, Trump is a veritable juggernaut. No sooner does he dismantle one Obama mess than he begins assaulting some other monstrosity. And throughout the proceedings the press and the leftist crazies run around in circles decrying some off-hand remark about crowds at the inauguration or pink hat wearing harpies. For the last two months, I have been hearing from happy right wingers that too much winning might actually be a medical condition with health risks associated. I don’t know about that but I can attest that you can hurt your ribs from too much laughing.
Honestly, I can’t remember being this happy since the beginning of the millennium. And I am aware that all good things will come to an end. But it’s very difficult for me to worry about that now. The giddiness that envelops me has started to effect my critical faculties and I find myself imagining all sorts of absurd possibilities. What if PT launched a government television show (on PBS?) in which citizens could call in and recommend a particularly odious government regulation to eliminate. Every week Americans could vote on line (like American Idol) and Trump could preside as the judge.
Or maybe he could amuse us like FDR did with fireside chats. But instead of pep talks he could regale us with which reporter or which celebrity had told the biggest lies about his administration. Maybe he could announce which American company had expanded employment. Possibly there could be a lottery for some of these jobs. Now that would sell.
Of course, this all sounds like a fever dream. But it’s hardly crazier than the POTUS saying that Mexico will pay for a wall to keep its citizens out of the US. And the best part about it is that he actually can do it. We’ve always heard that the president was the most powerful man in the world. And the strength of the American armed forces and up until recently of its industry made that true. But who ever imagined that the president could also be this much fun?
Anyway, eventually all this will come back to earth. But right now, it feels like anything is possible and things keeping going from good to better. Seeing those leftist ghouls shrieking and running in circles and Trump just telling them off is like the scene in the Lord of the Rings where Saruman discovers that his voice can no longer confuse or seduce his enemies and leads him to resort to insult until he is broken and dismissed by his new boss.
So here is my hat off to you PT. You truly have become the greatest show on earth and without any danger of exaggeration, the show is absolutely huuuuge!