I find this terrifying. The Republican Party has NEVER been so united! This Impeachment Scam is just a continuation of the 3 year Witch Hunt, but it is only bringing us even closer together! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019 This is an American president who has never polled above 50% approval. At best, this president knows that only half the American people support him in not being removed from office. At best. He is celebrating that among “his” party, there has never been greater “unity.” (Obviously, we are not appraising whether the assertion is true or not, I don’t know, nor care how Trump measures that “unity.” The point is that he values it so highly). This is the language and behavior of a tyrant, one who is looking to deepen divisions among Americans. This is someone who is only interested in surviving personally, not someone interested in the country. Of course, were Trump not consumed by his own personal fate, he would not have been attempting to bribe Ukraine into investigating Biden and wouldn’t be in this position. So, it is kind of a chicken and egg type of thing. Trump is celebrating that the “hoax” is bringing his people closer together. He is celebrating that the definition of being a “Republican” is getting wholly subsumed into “loyalty to Trump,” that quality he always wanted in everyone around him, the only quality any dictator cares about. This is how fascists speak, they speak of loyalty, unity, strength and division. It is all about the leader and the leader’s grip on power, not support of the people as citizens. This country has cooperated, as increasingly we categorize ourselves by our allegiance or lack of allegiance to Trump. It is just how Trump – the wanna be dictator – likes it. Trump now defines who has power in America’s executive branch (and judicial, increasingly), and increasingly even defines who is charged with crimes, and who is punished. If you align with Trump, he will use his power to assist you. Everything else is “extra.” More proof? Sure. Trump’s tweet thanking Sen. Neely Kennedy, Oxford University graduate, who debased himself and the entire senate by going on Meet the Press to highlight Putin’s talking points, directly to Chuck Todd: Thank you to Great Republican @SenJohnKennedy for the job he did in representing both the Republican Party and myself against Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd on Meet the Depressed! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019 Look at Trump’s words: “Represented me” and “the Republican party.” Trump did not say Kennedy “represented” the United States or people of Louisiana. Nor could Kennedy have gone to Meet the Press to speak for himself as a United States Senator. Trump took Kennedy’s own identity, too. Trump took control of the narrative by defining for whom Kennedy spoke, and of course, Kennedy spoke “for” Trump. This is tyrannical language, it is all about personal loyalty and “whom” one values, not “what.” Remember when Trump first spoke to Comey? “I need loyalty.” Comey promised to always bring Trump the truth. Trump didn’t want “the truth,” he wanted personal loyalty. A normal president would fire an FBI director that pledged “personal loyalty” over truth. Not Trump, he demanded it. Kennedy lied, outright lied, putting out propaganda […]
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