Did you Hear the One about Christ Christie?

Now, THAT’S funny.

Meg Whitman, who had served as national finance co-chair for Governor Chris Christie’s now defunct presidential campaign, has issued a statement condemning Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump, calling it an “astonishing display of political opportunism.”

Snort. I’m shocked, SHOCKED that a Republican elected official would engage in political opportunism. This is the joke of the year in a year full of jokes.

She is, after all, talking about a man who very likely caused a bridge to shut down, to the detriment of everyone in the vicinity, as an act of petulant political vengeance.

She is right that Trump is unfit to be President. She is right that he is a dishonest demagogue.

What she misses is that one could say the same thing about any of the Republican candidates for President in 2016. Neither Mitt Romney nor John McCain was a dishonest demagogue, but we were still better off with Obama.

But the point remains that virtually every Republican President since Nixon has been a dishonest demagogue. Maybe with the exception of the elder George Bush, but of course, he only served one term, and he mostly won that one because he had served two terms as Vice President to that enormously popular dishonest demagogue, Ronald Reagan.

Chris Christie is a dishonest demagogue. Who do you think you’re fooling, other than yourself, Meg?

Whitman is CEO of Hewlitt-Packard (boy, they know how to pick ’em, don’t they?), so we can excuse her a bit of political naivete. She is just further illustration of the point that people who succeed in business do not necessarily make good political leaders.

The NBC story on Whitman’s statement says that she “joins a chorus of conservative commentators who have called Christie’s move ‘irresponsible’ and a ‘disgrace’.”

BWHAHAHAHA. Now, THAT’S funny. As if this is anything other than the inevitable outcome of the cynical bargain “conservatives” made starting in 1968 with white supremacists to win elections by giving lip service to their agenda while pursuing policies that harmed those very people, who finally started to wake up. Now they are collectively venting their wrath on the leaders of the Republican Party by choosing the worst of the worst as the Party’s standard bearer.

As if “conservatism” in the United States, such as it is, has not always been profoundly racist, grounded as it is in race based chattel slavery.

Please.

This would be much funnier than it already is were it not for the fact that people who are this deluded and lacking in self awareness did not occupy positions of leadership in our Republic. Whitman is a business leader, not a political leader, but she is obviously happy to use her corporate leadership position to participate actively in politics.

Too bad she has no clue about the history of politics in the U.S., and especially of the Party she apparently feels most at home in. We can’t say she is a racist herself, but we can say the Republican Party is the home of white supremacy in the U.S., as the Donald is putting on display for all to see right now, and she is a naive fool to think she can stop that.

Good luck, Meg.

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