Courtesy of Rolling Stone:
With Donald Trump struggling in the polls, John Oliver sees three options for the controversial GOP nominee: He can eventually lose – a "disastrous" option since "his entire brand is built around not doing that." He can eventually win – an even worse outcome because that would involve "living in government housing, conversing with fully clothed women and traveling in a plane that doesn't even have his name on it." This leaves what Oliver considers a more noble, revolutionary third option: dropping out.
"Simply drop out and tell America this entire candidacy was a stunt, a satire designed to expose the flaws in the system," Oliver told the Republican. "And the thing is, you could actually make a fairly decent case for that. Because, although your campaign was the political equivalent of a bigoted clown's blazing funeral pyre, you have accidentally made upwards of four good points in your campaign."
Oliver then goes on to lay out those four good points:
1: The political system is broken.
2: The media focuses too much on controversy and not enough on substance.
3: Politicians will do anything to appease their base.
4: And finally that American voters are easily duped.
I know this video is almost a week old now, but that is only because it took me that long to actually watch it.
I started to receive it in the comments section and in e-mails after I posted this video of Oliver taking on charter schools on Tuesday.
At the time I thought well since I just posted one John Oliver video I probably should not post another one, that is just lazy.
But then I finally watched it yesterday and I thought "Holy crap! This is genius!"
And that is why you find it posted this evening.
Not only that it absolutely reflects what I have been secretly hoping for myself almost since the moment I realized that Donald Trump was going to win the GOP nomination.
And Oliver is right, if Trump were to do this he would go down in history as a legend.
Sure the Republicans might hate him, but really they would only have themselves to blame.
I say go for it, and if he does I swear that I will even sit down and watch every episode of "The Apprentice."