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Forget #NeverTrump and #AlwaysTrump, It's Time for #RegardlessOfTrump

Hey, did you hear about that crazy Trump tweet?

Yeah, I know, that doesn’t really narrow it down. Specifically, I’m talking about this crazy Trump tweet right here:

The president of the United States should not be tweeting such things. This is a gross overestimation of Avenatti’s legal skills.

But seriously, folks: “Horseface.” Great. So now all the people who are perpetually outraged get another reason to be outraged, as do the people who are perpetually outraged by all the outrage.

And I’m over on the sidelines, unable to get too excited about any of it. Haven’t we seen this episode before, a few dozen times a month for the past several years?

I’m informed that this is sexist, but I disagree. The only thing worse than Trump’s treatment of women is his treatment of men. He’s a jerk to everybody and anybody who crosses him, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, or any other consideration. This is what he does. This is how he won. This is what his biggest fans want.

Frankly, this is what his biggest detractors want too. Put yourself in their shoes: They can’t win elections. They can’t stop Supreme Court nominees, even after resorting to crazy rape accusations. They can’t get anything they want. But at least they have the satisfaction of being proven right, over and over, about the behavior of the man who keeps kicking their asses, over and over. At least they can be smug about something.

You’re right about him, libs. Pretty much all of it. Congratulations. Is being right about him better than beating him? Because I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but you’re not beating him. None of what you’re doing is working.

Speaking as a cuck RINO traitor, I’ve made my peace with the way the 45th POTUS does things. I don’t condone it, I don’t condemn it, and I don’t understand why anybody in October 2018 is still acting shocked about it.

I’d probably be doing a lot better right now, emotionally and financially and in every other sense, if I threw in with one tribe or another. If I adjusted my worldview so that everything Trump does is right, or everything he does is wrong. It would be so much simpler. My blood pressure would be so much lower.

Sometimes I wish I could just join one cult or the other, but I guess I’m just not wired that way. Both sides think I’m a problem. Maybe I am, I dunno.

If it makes Trump fans feel any better, I’m genuinely humbled by how wrong I’ve been about so many things, ever since he came down that escalator and everybody laughed at him. I’m not waving away this phenomenon with “Oh, it’s just a bunch of rednecks and Nazis” or anything like that. Trump has tapped into something that, frankly, I still don’t understand. I’m starting to come to terms with not understanding it. And I’m trying to accept the good things that come with it, without condoning the bad things that come with it. I’m trying not to be blinded by hatred. I’m trying to be fair.

And if it makes Trump haters feel any better… ha ha, just kidding. Nothing is going to make them feel any better. Nothing worth contemplating, anyway.

The thing is, nothing that’s happened over the past few years has changed what I believe. The truth doesn’t depend on the person saying it, no matter my personal feelings about that person. If you think that means I’m saying I’m better than you, well, I’m not responsible for your low self-esteem. Go ahead, sneer “MUH PRINCIPLEZ” at me all you want. It might be the only thing I have left, but fortunately, it’s also the only thing I need.

I’m not #NeverTrump. I’m not #AlwaysTrump. I’m #RegardlessOfTrump.

It’s not so bad, really. Join us! We don’t have any power or influence, but at least we’ve got some good jokes.

Well, not in this post you just got done reading, but maybe in the next one…