Crazy old farts never die; they simply go to seed in public. Whether you’re singling out Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Moscow Mitch, Alan Dershowitz, Placido Domingo, Bill Cosby, Robert Byrd, or Strom Thurmond (I think the last two are dead) for your viewing pleasure, there’s always something clinically fascinating about old fart flame-out.

As the walls close in on him, expect to see Trump, like Ronald Reagan with Nancy, clutching Melania’s hand and calling her Mommy.

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“Power has driven him mad.”

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4 Responses to “Twilight of the Crazy Old Farts”

  1. Ravi Narasimhan Says:

    I don’t think it is a good idea to underestimate 45’s resiliency. Our legal and constitutional infrastructure are as potholed as our roads.

    This may or may not be pertinent:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6357vL9TPg

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Ravi: I’m completely new to the songs you linked me to – thanks! Disturbing. Very.

    As to Trump’s likelihood of mental deterioration – it’s true that wish fulfillment may be playing a distorting role in my estimation. But I”m not alone. Example.

  3. Ravi Narasimhan Says:

    The composer (and indeed most vocal music) isn’t my cup of tea but Eight Songs in this context is too easy to pass up! This might interest you as an English Professor – the eponymous Miss is said to have inspired Dickens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OavWumRs3fM

    45: I don’t know whether he is mentally ill or not. Either way the national immune system was not set up for this even before the systematic attacks on it over the last [pick a number] years.

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Ravi: I don’t think he’s mentally ill. But I think he’s likely to be a self-destructive narcissist.

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