Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mr. Trump's Fascism...This Is How It Creeps.


From a piece by Matt Viser and Tracy Jan in yesterday's Boston Globe:

...Trump has recently started encouraging his mostly white supporters to sign up online to be “election observers” to stop “Crooked Hillary from rigging this election.” He’s urging them to act as posses of poll watchers in “other” communities to ensure that things are “on the up and up.”

“Watch your polling booths,” he warned.

His supporters are heeding the call.

“Trump said to watch your precincts. I’m going to go, for sure,” said Steve Webb, a 61-year-old carpenter from Fairfield, Ohio.

“I’ll look for . . . well, it’s called racial profiling. Mexicans. Syrians. People who can’t speak American,” he said. “I’m going to go right up behind them. I’ll do everything legally. I want to see if they are accountable. I’m not going to do anything illegal. I’m going to make them a little bit nervous.”...

I mean,  almost as if a certain segment of America's citizenry now finds itself sucked into/stuck within the plot of a truly disturbing episode of an old TV Show that was once narrated by Rod Serling.



Anonymous said...


A Madman hyping The Hysterical.

At least, The Newt is reigning it in….a little.

Ever loyal to the Famiglia, Guiliani pours the gasoline on.

Here, with Jake Tapper:

Keith E. said...

Read the Globe article, afterwards, I can't remember where I read it but brings to mind:

"The election of an American president is too important to be left to the American people"

North Van's Grumps said...

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Anonymous said...


Tryin' to stay on the light side…this helps.

Scroll down to "Melanianade" video:

Anonymous said...


Biting back at the Dean of The Deplorables...

Lovin' it:

James F. ‏@gamayauber01 20h20 hours ago
What about a sanity test, a #dementia evaluation and a #polygraph instead?#Trump #USDebate #PresidentialDebate

e.a.f. said...

This could be highly entertaining. In open carry states will these "observers" from Trump's camp be carrying their weapons? How will that effect voters? Perhaps many just won't show up. How will police react to Trump's observers if things turn violent? How many African Americans will be shot and killed during election day?

Many of these polling stations are also staffed by the American Civil Liberty group and NAACP. Add a few of these gun totting fascists and it is going to make great News or entertainment however you want to name it.

It will look like a Russian election. Trump has set it up very nicely. Lets hope some of the smarter governors bring in the National Guard to "guard" the polling stations. of course we can expect some Republican govenors to just let it all slide.

I suspect Trump wants the "drug" test because people have quietly been talking about his sniffing. Some one in the Trump camp wants the tests so they can see what medications Clinton is on. If they want find out she is on some medication which they can run a campaign around, like heart or high blood pressure medication, they will. That in my opinion is the only reason for the suggest of a test.

RossK said...

Thanks for the heads-up SH, Keith and NVG--



While I understand the core of what you're saying, I do not find this entertaining in any way.

Any level of intimidation, which Mr. Trump has already called for, is downright terrible.

And if it moves past keeping folks from voting due to concerns for safety (or even hassle - I know that even our fine former Prime Minister's ID'ing up of our federal elections gave me pause at the polling booth), to real issues of actual safety that will be a true tragedy.

(and I apologize if you were being facetious, I just really and truly find this stuff beyond scary)


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

So this guy is looking for people that can't speak "American". He'll find a lot of those. If he's looking for idiots, he'll only find himself.

e.a.f. said...

when I was writing it, it was as if it were a fantasy show, but it is sad, this is real life and it is very worry some. In fact it scares the beejesus out of me. I cope by making fun of it, but really at some level I can see all of this happening.

When I write this is entertaining, it is in the same vein as some people find watching a car accident a form of "entertainment".

This is the train wreck at slow speed of a massive, powerful country which sits just south of us. If a wack job like Trump were to become President, its time to move to New Zealand or Australia. As far away from here because in my opinion Trump and his supporters are bad shit crazy.

RossK said...

Got it eaf - thanks for the clarification.


Scotty on Denman said...

An interesting theory heard today: Trump has no intention of winning, rather, he will use loosing to kick-off a new media network where he himself will do analysis and opinion pieces about how the "rigged" election has "stolen" democracy from "Americans"---with only his fans and supporters qualifying as legitimate citizens, everybody else either being domestic subversives, the fifth column, enemy infiltrators or invader-formations.

He's in the perfect spotlight right now to advertise and attract future viewers. The same people who flock to his rallies will switch immediately from the "traitorous" news-media networks, even from Fox. Open the phone lines and his new talk-show will be the most watched TV slot ever, where he'll concur with callers that, "I told you so...". He'll bask in celebrity and control the most powerful shaper of public opinion in America.

Ever notice he uses the same stage-performance devices as magicians and comedians?--- the repetition, the absurdity, the punchline slogans (or is it the other way around?), the bawdy insinuations. Donald the greatest showman---and second most powerful human---on earth. The Anti-president. (Christ! I almost had a Jungian slip there!)

Anonymous said...


The Cheeto gets played:

"Trump Throws A Tantrum And Goes Total Birther After Obama Tells Him To Strop Whining"
'Donald Trump was so outraged by President Obama telling him to stop whining that he has invited Obama's Kenyan half brother to be one of his guests at the final presidential debate.' By Jason Easley on Tue, Oct 18th, 2016 at 7:44 pm

The Clinton campaign is clearly enjoying Trump’s latest meltdown...

Inviting Malik Obama to the debate doesn’t help Donald Trump or the Republican Party.
Trump has been thrown completely off his game, which is exactly what President Obama was trying to do.