Oh Say Can You Friggin' Believe: Impossibly Awful Man-Child Cheeto Jesus Implodes As America Sneers, Weeps, Creates #AskTheGays Hashtag
Trump's "Cheeto Jesus" by Photoshop wizard @tahiramirza1
Poor Drumpf, who seems to have hit an improbable new low with his post-Orlando response and then ever since proceeded to do a slow loutish fall off a well-deserved cliff. His numbers are plummeting, his "ideas" are disintegrating, and his supporters - say disturbing new reports from the barbarous front by a guy who live-tweeted a rally and wrote an astounding account of the "American Horror Story" he'd witnessed - grow ever more unhinged. Terrifying, yes. But confronted with the gotta-laugh-or-cry predicament of the Orange One's toxic candidacy, much of American has valorously chosen to embrace the spectacle for its entertainment value in hopes of surviving it.
Hence the beers: Chicago-based Spiteful Brewery's Dumb Donald - "It's like he got caught in a pause halfway through evolution (with) a vocabulary of a second-grade student - with a sour Key lime flavor, and Philadelphia's Dock Street Brewery's launch of the Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Drumpf series, starting out with the Short-Fingered Stout, "a bitter and delusional stout with an airy, light-colored head atop a so-so body...Orange in color, it seems sweet and innocent enough at first, but is bitter to the very end." And the insane animated Japanese tributes and parody PACS like Americans Against Insecure Billionaires With Tiny Hands PAC.
And the trolls: Longtime GOP operative and Never-Trump cheerleader Rick Wilson delivered a fabulously profane Twitter rant aimed at fellow GOPers who somehow don't yet get it. Along with coining the incomparable nickname Cheeto Jesus, he let loose with nuggets like, "You can't elide over his utter dipshittery. No matter how much you try to act surprised, you own this. You're covered in his stench," "None of you are good enough to spin the unspinnable rat fuck that is Trump," and, "Your resumes will always read 'Worked for a batshit crazy crypto-fascist who destroyed the GOP.'" Nicely played. And he's a Republican.
Finally, there was social media. Some hashtags have been around a while - #LOLGOP and #GOP (Grover Owned Pawn) - but gathered steam this week during Drumpf's week from hell. But the most delicious was created this week after Drumpf bragged the LGBT community loved loved loved his brilliant idea of banning all Muslims from everywhere because he is their huugest ally. "They are so much in favor of what I’ve been saying," he insisted. “Ask the gays what they think." Thus was #AskTheGays born, and a fine old time was had by all, from "You are a pig from hell" to "Ask the gays how to blend your damn foundation" to Oz' Dorothy wondering "What would you do with a brain if you had one?" to, "On second, thought, don't." Oh Cheeto.
Colbert sums it up nicely on his blackboard