Today’s “what on Earth were they thinking” moment arrived in the form of a statue:
Yes, a golden statue of Donald Trump.
Apparently, it’s not a joke. It is a bona fide prop for this weekend’s CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference).
Apart from the blatantly obvious (even to heathen nonbelievers like me) reference to the Bible and its admonition concerning the Golden Calf, there are also the more modern-day comparisons to personality cults, such as those of Joseph Stalin or Trump’s BFF Kim Jong Un.
How could the party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan sink this far, this quickly?
Just how badly broken is the American body politic for us to witness this… this abomination?
The mind boggles. I’ll leave it at that as I really have no answer and no coherent thoughts as I continue to stare at this deeply disturbing image.