The narcissist wins

Ginandtacos bestows its latest Lieberman Award to Donald Trump. And what might be that award and how does one earn it?

It is named after former-senator Joseph Lieberman, whose idea of a moral compass was a weather vane amidst a tornado. One merits the accolade by, well, let’s see:

We aren’t going to give you people who are just kind of an asshole. You can rest assured that when we look back at a year and say “This person was an asshole of such magnitude that 2015 was in part defined by how rotten he is at being human,” the honor is richly deserved and well earned.

In the blogger’s words, Donald Trump rises far above the contender field.

There are no issues of morality or decency, only the goal of having cameras and microphones stuck in his face. Anything that accomplishes that goal is, by definition, acceptable behavior. The end result of his egomania, and the sad willingness of the ratings- and hits-hungry media to debase themselves by rewarding it, is the death of the last few vestiges of dignity in American elections. What were already expensive, hyperbolic spectacles of little interest to many voting-eligible Americans have now become fully indistinguishable from reality shows – and not even the higher class of reality shows that require participants to have some sort of talent to put forth for public consumption, but the most vulgar, Real Housewives of Whatever variety driven exclusively by egomania and delusions of grandeur.

If you believe that our democracy is a joke, then, by all means, cast your ballot for this man. The late George Carlin would be front and center in this theater of the absurd, should he score a ticket. After all, the queue is quite long.