Delusional People

Past Imperfect – #561

Humphrey: “Is it really that hard for you to at least look at me when I’m talking to you?”

Lauren: “Oh, don’t be such a stick, Bogie. I’m sure that whatever you’re babbling about has some degree of merit, but right now I’m watching the election returns in Alabama.”

Humphrey: “Alabama? What in the hell can be happening in Alabama that has any relevance to our own lives?”

Lauren, sighing: “You sound just like all those voters who stayed home in 2016 and allowed an accused sexual predator to become our president.”

Humphrey: “Don’t blame me for that. I voted for Bernie in the primary, and we saw where that went. So, what’s the deal with Alabama?”

Lauren: “An accused sexual predator is on the verge of being elected to the Senate. And he’s got the support of our accused sexual predator president as well as the National Republican Party, whose accused crimes I really don’t have time to mention. Suffice it to say that the cards are now on the table, making it very clear that the grand ole party of Abraham Lincoln has sunk so low that Lincoln would no longer recognize it. It’s now up to the voters in Alabama to decide between morality and willful ignorance.”

Humphrey: “And how do you think it’s going to go?”

Lauren: “It’s either going to be the turning point that this country needs, or it’s going to validate the concept that anything is acceptable in politics as long as you win.”

Director, wandering onto the stage: “Do you realize that this scene doesn’t have any of the funny that people have come to expect from a Past Imperfect?”

Lauren: “Funny went out the window when Donald Trump threw his support to an accused pedophile just so he can get the votes to pass his tax bill that will further desecrate the lives of people who are just trying to make ends meet. Like many of the people in Alabama.”

Humphrey: “What she said.”

Director: “Okay, then. I’ll just go back over here, wait for the scene to play out, and then leave it up to the editor to splice this movie together in a way that makes it much more compelling that it really is, which is how most movies and political campaigns are made.”


Note: It’s a bit unfair to portray Humphrey in this somewhat-clueless manner, as he was a staunch supporter of progressive politics, being one of the few Hollywood actors who stood up to the McCarthy witch hunt in the 50s and even testified before Congress. Perhaps he will forgive me, given time…


7 replies »

  1. May the Bogart be with you.
    Trying to imagine what Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack would do/say about the current situation in American politics. Sure you will come up with an appropriate post. 🙂

    I think even staunch Republican John Wayne would be having problems with it all, in spite of what his daughter said in 2016.

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    • Oh, I’m sure The Duke would have plenty to say about what has happened to his beloved party. On the flip side, I would imagined that Clint Eastwood is still having his delusional conversations with that infamous empty chair…

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