I just hopped off the treadmill, from which I was watching TV clips of Trump bragging about the incredible loyalty of his supporters. On this count, he’s not delusional. The polls back him up. His supporters indeed are off the charts loyal.
Then the thought struck me: Trump is channeling Danny DeVito, when DeVito played the Penguin in a ’90s Batman film. The Penguin, if you recall, worked the sympathy of Gotham residents for his birth defects to become wildly popular. He was destined to become the Mayor of Gotham, until Batman found an audiotape of Penguin saying, in a diabolical tone, “I’m playing this town like the harp from hell,” and broadcast the tape to all of Gotham.
Isn’t that what Trump is doing? Is there any question that he’s playing angry white Americans like the harp from hell?
I doubt Batman will come through to save us from this. But I’ll settle for the guy who caught Romney on tape with his 47% remarks.
Otherwise, we could have a President Penguin in our future.