You’re Craving a Reality TV Presidential Race

Jonathan Morris Schwartz
4 min readJun 6, 2022

Buckle up: Groomers, school kid murderers, pedophiles, women killers, racists, hypocrites, liars, and thieves…and some very nice people

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It takes a bully to beat a bully.

Biden’s calm, cool, politeness worked in 2020 but will not work in 2024.

Our countries throwing away and breaking norms so quickly, there are no political boundaries in sight, and hitting below the belt is acceptable. So democrats had better learn to play this game of hardball, or they’ll literally be stricken out of existence.

I grew up in the era when politicians spoke robotically with little emotion or drama — boring stuff mostly. Adults thought they should set an example for their children with civil discourse and debate. Next to a pre-school dance recital, presidential politics used to be the most boring thing on earth.

Trump, single-handedly made politics fun and exciting but did so by glorifying bullying as a legitimate political tactic — Americans (and the world) had never seen a politician so effectively shout down his opponents through brutal, vulgar, schoolyard taunts reverting us all back to an elementary school mentality where all we really cared about was whether Tommy was gonna punch the crap out of little Robbie or if Richie really got to second base with Susie.

Have we gotten so bored that the idea of a bunch of men in their 70s and ’80s, fighting over who's got the most testosterone and biggest balls, is our biggest joy?

People know the only way to beat Trump in 2024 is to go toe to toe with him

Sexual infidelity, outright, unhidden, misogyny, blatant racism, and anti-immigration postures, not only don’t disqualify a politician, it gives them street cred amongst a growing constituency.

Coming up with laws that emphasize and strengthen Christian, cisgender, and God-fearing principles while demonizing gays, transgender, and otherwise, non-conformist young people, turns out to be an extremely clever political tactic.

It puts the LGBTQ+ community on the defensive. You see, most Americans are verbally okay with other people being lesbian, gay, transgender, or different…

Jonathan Morris Schwartz

Jonathan Morris Schwartz is a speech language pathologist living in Ocala, Florida writing about love, politics, philosophy, and consciousness.