I remember how much fun it was to watch the compilation videos of the 2016 election and the reactions of the Left. To hear them go from arrogant assurance to nervous uncertainty to shocked disbelief and finally crash land into wallowing misery was a comedic masterpiece on par with the best of Seinfeld or Monty Python. The loopiness of the lefties both famous and unknown was marvelous. Their gob-smacked stuttering shock was music to my ears. In every way it was poetic justice.
And I’ve missed that experience. It’s a great tonic to see your enemies driven before you in panic and derision. At the very least, it’ll be six months until the election and even the debates, if they happen, are months away. So, what’s a deplorable to do?
YouTube may be the Great Satan but it is the lazy man’s answer to any audio-visual search that could exist. So, I searched under President Trump and Acosta and I found all kinds of comic gold. It really is remarkable just how much abuse Jim Acosta has absorbed in the last three years. President Trump has called him a hack, a liar, a purveyor of fake news, an employee for a fake news network. The only thing he hasn’t done is make fun of his mother. And then I saw some videos purporting to show the President attacking female reporters unfairly. More gold. For them his favorite line is calling their questions nasty. One compilation claimed that the President especially attacked women of color. And of course, that was the focus of that video. But it’s great to see the President doling out equal derision and scorn to all fake news purveyors regardless of race, color or sex. In fact, I like to think that the President would be proud to give the same messages of scorn to a tall muscular man in a sun dress as he does to a petite Chinese woman or a plain old doofus like Jim Acosta. His message is one of egalitarianism. No matter who you are and what you look like all it takes to qualify as a purveyor of fake news is a bedrock lack of honesty and an IQ of about 85. In a way the White House Press Corps has become a sort of Ellis Island or mixing pot of dishonest talking heads. Probably the biggest distinguishing characteristic is just how rude any particular reporter is willing to be to the President of the United States. In this competition women have without a doubt taken the lead. And this is another area where women’s rights could advance. I have always harbored the hope that one day in the middle of one of Acosta’s rude outbursts against the President that he would instruct the Secret Service to drag Acosta out by the arms and legs and hurl him out the door. If they tossed him just right, I always thought that he might bounce a couple of times like when you skip a flat stone over the surface of a lake. The move could be nick-named the “Acosta.” What would be great is if someday a woman could be acosta-ed just like a man without any sexism about how women aren’t just as capable of two or even three bounces on that polished White House floor. That is my dream. That a reporter not be judged by the choice of its pronouns but rather on the basis of its aero dynamicity and bounce elasticity. Kinda chokes you up, don’t it? I can almost hear the Battle Hymn of the Republic playing somewhere in the background.