Longtime readers know that "The Tribe That Rubs Shit In Their Hair" is my shorthand for the millions of freaks and malignant lunatics who have wallowed in wingnut Hate Radio racist dung and Fox News Liberal Conspiracy claptrap for so long that is has become the quotidian argot of their wretched lives. It is their tavern-talk -- their worst, paranoid delusions, externalized, validated, tarted up as The Unvarnished Truth and then regurgitated back to them by ghouls and treason-mongers like Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly... which are, in turn, passed around again like so many fish stories, getting bigger and wilder and truthier with iteration.
It is the shit they eagerly rub in their hair -- the shit which, year after year, they sculpt into ever more elaborate pompadours because everyone else in their dingy, lightless corner of Universe is doing it and they lost their sense of smell 40 years ago.
They preen over each other. They are happy in each other's company. They praise each other on the little, individual touches with which they have customized their Shitheap Toupees -- an extra layer of Benghaaaazi, perhaps, appliqued over something something the New Black Panther Party because ACORN!.
And all is right with the world...right up until they leave the cocoon of their Wingnut Pig Sty and step into the normal world, where they are Shocked!Shocked! to discover that normal people flee are the absolutely horrified at the stuff that comes pouring out of their face-holes is absolutely horrifying to normal people.
During this Year of the Trump, every one of his human finger-puppets, right down the line, have had to discard all pretense of civilized norms in order to maintain their candidate's hold the the inbred, fascist end of the American gene pool that thinks that their orange fire demon chimp with a machine gun is the Risen Reagan.
For each other them, obedience to Trump has demanded a public and ongoing auto-da-fe of whatever it is that each of Trump's stooges and lackeys at least pretend to hold most dear.
For example. Kellyanne Conway and every other mother in the employ of this monster have had to sell out their own children by publicly siding with a leering, lying sexual predator over and over again,
Pastor Jerry Falwell, Jr. and the rest of the Christopaths and con-men-of-the-cloth have been required to recrucify the Lord they claim to love every time they open their mouths in the service of a man who is in every imaginable way the diametric opposite of Christ.
Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie and every other current and former elected official have lowered themselves to the level of gibbering, lying beasts and mocked any concept of public service and civil society in order to serve their new master.
And Dr, Ben Carson? Retired neurosurgeon and former hero to millions? This is how deep into a pit of bile and madness that Dr. Ben has sunk in the service of Kim Jong Orange:
On November 9th, the Beltway media campaign to excuse what we are seeing with out own eyes, deflect it, Both Sider it and generally forget it ever happened begins.