The political world has finally come full circle. Our entertainers are trying to run our country while our politicians try to entertain us. Why is it that Donald Trump is in the White House and Hillary Clinton is in the Grammys?
I’d argue that the reason is one and the same. Clinton being in the Grammys is indicative of the reason why Donald Trump was elected to be president in the first place. The overwhelming pettiness of the Clinton skit highlights the personality traits that led to her failure to beat the most unqualified presidential candidate in the history of the United States.
Think about it, a tenured Senator and previous Secretary of State was unable to defeat the host of The Apprentice in a presidential election because of the public disgust over her actions that revealed the true nature of her personality.
The media calls her skit “trolling” and by definition it is, but the real story is how fast and how far Clinton has fallen. Just over a year ago she was the most powerful female figure in US politics, now she’s just a comedic skit. And looking back that’s all she really ever was.
Now hopefully the trend of politicians in entertainment and entertainers in politics isn’t one that continues. Imagine the Republican primaries Bill Belichick vs. Trump, and on the Democratic side Oprah Winfrey vs. Snoop Dog. And don’t worry Marco Rubio and Nancy Pelosi will be hosting the Oscars marking the first time that Republicans and Democrats have actually worked together to accomplish something since 2008!
Common sense has left our country to the point where everything in that paragraph is both absurd and completely possible (except for Republicans and Democrats working together on anything of course!).
C’mon America you’re better than this.