You might think I get tired of being right all the time. But I don’t.
Tuesday on Dale & Holley with Thornton for Another Week and a Half, we asked why Bill Belichick would get himself involved in the great nationwide Jell-o Wrestling match that was the presidential campaign. What’s the upside for him? What’s the downside? My answer was that it had nothing to do with what he or his football team could gain or lose, and everything about friendship. Which he confirmed at his weekly Wednesday press conference.
Donald Trump is a buffoonish circus peanut with the oratory skills of a fifth grader. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have friends. Or that his relationship with Belichick isn’t worthy of loyalty. I have plenty of people in my life I care about that I have philosophical differences with. But they’re good, earnest, well-intentioned people of character that, if they ran for something, would have my support. Which is exactly what was expressed in The Hooded One’s letter to The Donald.
There are plenty of reasons why people elected the man. The 60 million who voted for him aren’t racist, backwards ass, uninformed, redneck crackers clinging to their guns and hanging up dream catchers in their double-wides the way they’re portrayed. Trump’s success is because people have had it up to their hairlines with the way both parties are running things. The way the elected go to Washington and gorge themselves on legal bribes by insiders paying them to pass laws that only help themselves. That’s not how it was ever supposed to work, so we voted for chaos. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
The voters were given a choice between the ultimate insider and a reality TV clown who had no ties to Washington. If there was a better outsider option available, say, someone who’s never sized up how hot a 10-year-old girl is going to be and say he’ll be dating her in 10 years, we would have gone for him or her. But I digress.
The point is, Belichick and Tom Brady stuck by a guy who has stuck up for them. As anyone who values loyalty should. You don’t have to like their candidate, but you have to respect that. And the way Belichick is handling the situation. As brilliantly as you’d expect from the way he’s handled a thousand other “controversies” that went nowhere.
Now I’ve got to get into an argument with someone. Just so I can win it with “Seattle. Seattle. Seattle. Seattle.” Like me, I’m sure Belichick never gets tired of being right all the time.