Trump knows he can seduce the disillusioned and largely uneducated sectors of American society into believing he speaks for them. He also counts on the Republican Party in Congress led by Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham, and those hard right folks in the NRA to ignore the small matter of how he was elected by Russia.
Firstly, regarding his so-called “base,” he knows he can project on them that he is “their” guy, just like them when he is as canny and criminally potent as any godfather.
Some of the response to DJT has gone off the rails of reason into the woods into Trump’s Crack Arkansas, such as the often flouted conspiracy theory—“Q”– that Hillary Clinton has been running a pedophilia ring out of a pizza parlor and that Trump was sent by God to break it up.
This theory, I have learned in attempting to dialogue with a supporter of the Pres, has its genesis in the fact that some Clinton e-mails from her State Dept tenure showed up on a laptop used by her aide Huma Abedin and her then husband Anthony Weiner, shamed out of politics by sending groin photos to a teenager.
They who espouse this weird theory don’t bother with getting the facts, i.e., that Clinton e-mails were routed to that PC to be printed out for her review.
The base, charged up, red-hat wearing, packing AR 15’s, bivouacking on the border in citizen militias rounding up asylum seekers and holding them for ICE, seemingly doesn’t give a good goddamn about the man’s psychosis and affiliation for dictators. Wynonna Judd: “There’s just something….he speaks and it vibrates inside you.”
I agree with her assessment that Trump is a dildo.
Then we have Lindsey Graham and company who similarly sweep aside the glaring and terrifying proof that Trump and his lieutenants huddled with the Kremlin to get him into power.
They never ever speak to the fact that Jared Kushner sought a back channel to Russia from Kislyak residence, that Kushner helped the Russians target the vulnerable, the uneducated, the people who are themselves prone to believing that Jesus speaks to them from their crack pipes.
How a federal judge just ordered the un-redaction of Mike Flynn’s crafting a quid pro quo agreement with that same ambassador. How is this not criminal, not giving aide and comfort to the enemy?
The indictments and pending investigations and the proof obstruction of justice in the Mueller Report? Is this representative government, when GOP members of Congress are emulating the three monkeys i.e. seeing no evil, hearing no evil, et cetera.
GOP ass-covering is getting quite thin; perhaps the walls of denial have their first crack. Dare we hope. Today on Ari Melber’s show we had cut-aways to Rep. Amash’s Town Hall in which he is pointing out Trump’s criminality, a retired member of Congress saying the same thing followed up by the Mooch’s condemnation of Trump’s recent “tweet” in which he supported Kim Jong Un’s alleged distaste for Joe Biden while standing next to Shinzo Abe in Tokyo as “the first head of state in a new era.” Trump denied that NK just fired off two nukes next door at his host.
All this denial and ignorance is terrifying to this writer.
It’s not only time to impeach the motherfucker, its 911 time: we need to remove him in the same expeditious manner with which we dealt with Bin Laden and Gaddafi.
Taking this imposter out would be the ultimate patriotic act; it would save the country. It would be worth dying by lethal injection or spending the rest of one’s life in prison.
As noted before, if I weren’t 70 with a bad leg and no idea of how to get within assault rifle range of this consummate asshole prick pig shill and sham desecrator of the Office of the U.S. President, I would do it myself. Yes: I believe that Trump is that dangerous, some version of a monster that is not in a bad dream or a cartoon but in charge of our reality.
He has to go. One way or another.