gatorfan wrote:I really don't understand what the fascination with Trumpet is all about. The more you folks complain the more exposure the nut gets. Puzzling.
I dunno, when a sonofabitch keeps trying to overthrow democracy, and leads a cult that's helping him do it, we kind of pay attention to the motherfucker until the threat to the country he presents is no longer a thing. We're just weird that way.
Considering that Republicans have apparently become either too goddamned STUPID to recognize him for what he is, or they've become such a pack of authoritarian bootlickers that they do
recognize him but they want to live under a dictator, we kinda HAVE to keep paying attention to the piece of shit. You guys seem
either too powerless or too unwilling to take out your own trash, even when it requires flat-out treason to keep supporting him.
Oh brother. what do you have between your ears, Osmium? Your rhetoric is just fabulous and fantastic in a science fiction way! Stop panicking about the Trumpet, he might even be in jail in a year or two.
Let's talk about RHETORIC:
Donald Trump is the accelerant
A comprehensive timeline of Trump encouraging hate groups and political violence.
By Fabiola Cineas Updated Jan 9, 2021, 11:04am EST
"On the very day that Congress counted the electoral votes that certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, Trump opened up the US Capitol to an insurrection.
He told a crowd rallying south of the White House to “walk down to the Capitol,” adding, “You will never take back our country with weakness.”
At Trump’s behest, throngs of his supporters descended on Washington, DC, to dispute the results of the presidential election, climbing the steps of the Capitol and busting through its doors and windows. Throughout the day, Trump continued to falsely claim that the election was stolen without any evidence to support this unreality, further riling up his followers to “take the country back.” By mid-afternoon, the Capitol building was breached and one member of the mob had been shot and fatally wounded. Five people died.
In a last-minute video message, Trump told the crowd to go home — then told them he loved them and believes they’re “very special.”
Trump’s messaging on January 6 is precisely in line with how he’s historically addressed violence on the part of hate groups and his supporters: He emboldens it.
As far back as 2015, Trump has been connected to documented acts of violence, with perpetrators claiming that he was even their inspiration. In fact, dozens of people enacted violence in Trump’s name in the years before the Capitol attack, according to a 2020 report from ABC News.
In 2016, a white man told officers “Donald Trump will fix them” while being arrested for threatening his Black neighbors with a knife. That same year, a Florida man threatened to burn down a house next to his because a Muslim family purchased it, claiming that Trump’s Muslim ban made it a reason for “concern.” Then there are the more widely known examples, like Cesar Sayoc, who mailed 16 inoperative pipe bombs to Democratic leaders and referred to Trump as a “surrogate father”; and the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, in 2019 that left 23 dead, where the shooter’s manifesto parroted Trump’s rhetoric about immigrants.
In some cases, Trump denounces the violence, but he often walks back such statements, returning to a message of hate and harm. In August, he defended a teenage supporter who shot three people at a Black Lives Matter protest. And at the first presidential debate of the 2020 election, the president shocked many viewers when he was given an opportunity to condemn white supremacists, but declined.
In October, he equivocated on condemnation of the domestic terrorists who allegedly planned to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, after Trump had stoked outrage over the state’s pandemic safety measures. He criticized Whitmer when the kidnapping plot was revealed and fished for compliments.
Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2020
Trump has continually refused to recognize what’s at the core of this violence: hate nurtured under a tense national climate that he has helped cultivate.
Trump’s campaign rallies have always been incubation grounds for violence, sites where Trump spewed hate speech that encouraged physical harm against dissenters. And as president, he has used his platform to encourage violence against American citizens, whether through the police and National Guard or militia groups — unless those citizens are his supporters.
Here is a timeline of Trump’s hateful rhetoric since 2015, and some of the moments when his supporters took heed..."
And here's the real kicker: the Republican Party, at least most of those in office, have completely embraced this fascist wannabe and will continue to do so until he's powerless.