"And in Year Two of the Trump era, Walt himself now provides a metaphor for a certain breed of toxic masculinity that's all but irresistible. He's a downwardly mobile, middle-aged, middle-class male betrayed by the crumbling healthcare system who becomes a small business owner, wages war against Mexicans and makes a deal with Nazis to preserve his political power. He even runs around in tighty whities. The resonance with the American Right, already hard to miss back when the show aired, now reads like a dark prophecy."
"And they are good friends, its almost like he is just reprising his role as a professional wrestling villain in order to be the foil for the woman he desperately wants to be president, he donated to her 12 times and she went to his wedding."
decade to decade cultkumpf...
"What's the 2016 election really about? The Eighties are running against the Nineties."
"The speculation, and that's all it is, is that Ross Perot made a deal with the Clinton camp in the 1992 Presidential election. The deal was run for President on your own money and split the Republican vote. Perot did this and The Clintons won. Perot got government contracts from of the agreement. Apply the same scenario to the Donald Trump in 2015. Trump has business interest in 2 heavily Democratic states, Illinois and New York. There has to be some way they can make it worth his while. "
"Okay, we get it. A garbage can is burning on the same day of the inauguration of a man whose campaign made a GIF file of a flaming dumpster one of the most widely shared images of 2016. The metaphor is right there for the taking!"
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