Before modern technology, people had traveling circuses for amusement. Now elections entertain us. Center ring this season is the GOP clown car. An orangutan is at the wheel, dirty trickster clown is riding shotgun, and a little big-eared rube is jammed tightly in between as the rest clamor for attention in the back.
One joker’s followers don’t care how much feces he throws because it’s the greatest show on Earth. Another fool’s disciples wrap themselves in the Christian values of the Confederate flag. All prefer erecting walls over mending crumbling bridges.
Clowns can elicit nightmares too. Their clown shoes trample our Constitution, big mouths proclaiming that President Obama must shirk his sworn responsibility to nominate a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia. Their goal amid the chaos is the noble endeavor to:
• Protect the right of corporate money to buy free speech.
• Closet gay people where they can quietly determine fashion trends but can’t buy wedding cakes from good Christians.
• Force women to be unwilling incubators.
Crowds flocking to worship these jokesters confirm the adage that a sucker is born every minute.