No Laughing Matter

I am a huge fan of Michelle Obama, like just about all people with brains in their heads. However, I pretty much disagree with her when she says, “When they go low, we go high.” I’m of the “when they go low, go lower” persuasion. If you aren’t willing to roll around in the mud with your opponents, you still get slimed. And when it comes to down-and-dirty, the man who holds the highest office in the land scrapes bottom. Having said that, there’s such a thing as too low, even when it comes to dissing Donald Trump.

Comedian Kathy Griffin managed to go there when she released a picture of herself holding a severed, mock bloody head whose face resembled Trump’s. She was trying to be funny, I guess, but it wasn’t funny. Even in this world of incendiary ignorant rhetoric, particularly about politics, this was tacky, tasteless and violent. Besides, it allowed the Trumpster to play the victim.

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