First on The Gadfly's agenda:
Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump for president while in Iowa on Tuesday.
"You are ready to make America great again!" she told a beaming Trump.
Palin rallied supporters, telling them that he would "kick ISIS' ass" and not "apologize" for America.
"He's going rogue left and right," she said. "That's why he's doing so well."
The first thought that crossed The Gadfly's mind was --- political kiss of death --- because it worked out so well for John McCain when he hooked up with the Wasilla Snowbillie -- dontcha know??
And The Gadfly just knows that when The Great Donald talks about a "position" for Sarah Palin in his administration, this vision seen here below just simply cannot be erased from The Gadfly's dirty old liberal hippie mind as to what Trump very possibly might be thinking:
Nonetheless - one truly has to marvel at The Great Donald's stratospheric level of arrogance. He's not only thumbing his nose at the old school GOP establishment, he's now even co-opting some of the Tea Party "stars" who helped give control of Congress to the GOP to begin with.
The whole, sad spectacle is fascinating to watch on one level, in the sense that it's fascinating to slow down and look at a multi-car, burning wreck on the freeway as you pass it. Yet on another level, it's frightening, because these people are deadly serious about hijacking our democracy and implementing their fascist, oligarch coddling agenda, and they have no qualms about using the blasphemous, intellectually challenged orangutan Trump as their method of achieving that goal.
Wake up people. Pay attention. Don't become the 21st century's version of 1930's bourgeois Germany.