There’s something called the Al Smith Dinner each year in New York, where the New York elite gather to raise money for the archdiocese to help poor children. But it’s also a time with political figures are invited as speakers to tell jokes about each other.
So guess who showed up:
I really enjoy how she’s being a nasty girl to the thin skinned kumquat, and I really like how she made Rudy Giuliani look like his head was going to explode. But if this is the only speech you see from the dinner, you probably think she’s being extraordinarily mean, or as Barbara Bush once said, “It rhymes with rich.”
But her opponent was on the dais before her and had a few things to say. Ladies and gentlemen, I now present you the best the Republican Party has to offer.
Here’s the thing. I really believe he thinks these jokes are hilarious. Because he’s from alt-right land, where they speak their own language, all of it horrible. To that basket of deplorables, this is the epitome of comic wit.
Honestly, I see this guy and the people who support him and I feel like I accidentally wandered into the bonfire rally in “Lord of the Flies.”
(That, my friends, is another obscure literary reference that will go over the heads of the passengers on the GOP trolley to doom. Because every literary reference to that crowd is obscure, including “The Grouchy Ladybug,” which bears a striking resemblance to the Republican standard bearer.)