Sunday, July 26, 2015

Daily Trumpeter: Response to "It Can Happen Here"

Yesterday's theme was "Trump's candidacy is more than entertainment - it can happen here!" That struck a chord with one subscriber who responded with these comments.

Trump has been dealt a perfect five card hand; fear, anger, prejudice, ignorance and apathy. A significant percent of the Republican base and a small percent of "Conservative Democrats" fit these cards.

Like post WW1 Germany, Spain and Italy the door is open for bombastic rants from the extreme right wing of the Republican party. We all know what happened in Europe in the1930's and the consequences of totalitarian dictatorship.

Let us not forget the offspring of those cards being played in America post WWII. McCarthyism, the John Birch Society and other White Supremacist groups AKA the KKK, Skinheads and other more clandestine organizations. Just a note of interest...the father of the Koch brothers, Fred, was a founding member of the John Birch Society.

So...there is some evidence that Mr. Trump has a pat hand and will be all in. It will take guts and money to call him---from both sides of the aisle. New Hampshire and South Carolina should be interesting.

Get your check books out and VOTE!!

And check out this piece in the Plum Line at Washington Post on the upcoming GOP "debate" (aka Trump Showcase). The title says it all: "As Donald Trump prepares to hijack GOP debate, Republicans are already cringing."

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