Make America America Again (I guess)
Garrison Keillor’s in good form since retirement. I hope to retire so eloquently.
“Maybe God did Choose Trump” (Chicago Tribune)
His incisive and acerbic wit brought me back to Clinton’s fine and appropriate term to describe a large slice of the Trump-pie: “Deplorable”
No one seemed to look the word up. They just chose to do what they do with words: ignore them, feign outrage, or throw four-letter ones back (as Keillor found out) and chant “Lock ‘er Up!”–which I thought might be a hidden advertisement for Foot Locker.
So, for those without access to a dictionary. . .
Deplorable: deserving strong condemnation; shockingly bad in quality, as in, “her spelling was deplorable.” from “deplore”–weep for or regret deeply.
Of course, the best and most descriptive word is still–
Trumpery: practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth. from the word “deceive.”
Don’t forget the synonyms for trumpery: applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, nonsense, twaddle
A lot of us weep for and regret deeply that there are millions of people who Vote Trumpery.
Yet, the Majority Does Not (and we own dictionaries).
Best Thought to Keep Trumpeting: Hillary is the President of the Majority of Voters, AND, no Grinch can steal America.