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Trump is the Id of the Republican Party

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I thought he was a joke. He is—and he is also pure emotion.


“We’re all fired.”

Freud’s “id” was the part of the psyche responsible for uncoordinated instinctual trends. That is also a fair description of Mr. Donald Trump.

If you listen to Trump’s actual words at all, you don’t come away thinking “This man is rationale and thoughtful.” Instead, you come away with an emotional response:

I hate him.


I love him.

Though likely capable of rationale discourse, he would likely choose not to engage in that direction. His traveling theater has always been about emotion and first impressions. Trump says the bias-first stuff that people think before they have actually considered their response. That’s why the media cannot quit him. He’s the clown people cannot stop watching—the guy who keeps poking himself in the eye and lighting his hair on fire.

And—unfortunately—we love it. He’s the perfect foil for our entertainment-obsessed drive to national office.

Our nation deserves a Trump in this race.

Our nation will not survive a Trump in office.


Dumb Sketch: Kirk Livingston

Written by kirkistan

July 23, 2015 at 10:51 am

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  1. … that you mention it Krk, ‘lighting his hair on fire’ might not be such a bad idea. On the other hand, he seems to be doing that pretty well by spontaneous combustion.

    …..I do enjoy reading this insightful analysis and think it is spot on!


    July 23, 2015 at 12:40 pm

  2. Well stated my friend! Really enjoyed reading this one. 😉

  3. Let’s talk about the issues. It’s pretty appalling when name calling is more important – but as you said, it keeps the meat in the seat; thus, the train rolls on. And I keep the channel tuned elsewhere (or better yet, off).

  4. Love those two last lines – absolutely right on

    Sand Salt Moon

    July 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

  5. Yes, he just comes out and says what many of the other candidates infer from their elaborate justifications (and the laws they propose or pass). It’s refreshing in a way, and would be funny if it wasn’t so scary.

    Your illustration is perfect too!


    July 24, 2015 at 6:22 am

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