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It would be a shame to think that it took a global pandemic to wake up Donald Trump’s comatose supporters, but perhaps that’s the case. At least it would appear that way, in Northumberland County, a portion of Virginia’s Northern Neck, that Trump carried in 2016 by ten points, although the rest of Virginia has in recent years become a blue state. Trump-Pence yard signs and flags from 2016 used to be prominent and letters to the editors of the local newspapers advocated Second Amendment sanctuary cities and decried Democratic “hoaxes” which were launched against their fearless leader. But all that has changed since COVID-19 cases appeared in the county and life adjusted accordingly. The Insider: Now, just over seven months from the general election, those yard signs have largely disappeared. A recent letter to the editor printed in the Northern Neck News, a local newspaper, read, “Nothing has highlighted Trump’s ineptness to lead more than the current crisis.” Another in the Rappahannock Record accused the president of “sleepwalking” and being “tone-deaf” in his response to the global health crisis. […] “A few weeks ago I could ignore the parts of his personality I didn’t like,” Cliff, a 25-year Chesapeake Bay waterman, told me. “That’s over. I don’t believe anything he’s saying now.” Leaning against a pickup truck after an all-day shift on the water, Matt, a third-generation Chesapeake Bay oysterman and former Trump supporter in his mid-40s, took a long drag on his cigarette. “He’s got no idea what the hell he’s doing, and I think he’s flat out lying to everyone about how bad it really is, and how bad it’s going to get,” he said. And this gentleman also went on to praise his immigrant co-workers. Matt told me he has always disagreed with Trump’s attacks on immigrants. “A lot of the guys in shucking houses around here are Hispanic migrants and they’re really good guys. Hard-working guys.” But through it all, from the Muslim ban to impeachment, he stuck with him. Now, the trust is gone. “He thinks we’re all stupid and will show up for him no matter what,” he said. “At this point, I can’t imagine bringing myself to do that.” Who knows how many Trump supporters feel this way? We can only hope for the best. And then there’s this commentary on GOP racist messaging, which appears to be backfiring. Of late, the Northumberland County Republican Committee has kept a low profile. But the party here remains in lockstep with the Trump administration’s messaging. Beneath an image of Trump and the first lady riding a motorcycle past adoring fans in front of the Capitol, the committee’s website notes that the 2020 Virginia GOP Convention is “POSTPONED DUE TO WUHAN VIRUS.” If you’re scratching your head, as I was, wondering WTH? Trump and Melania on a motorcycle? Here’s that image, from the RNC website linked to above. It’s part of artist John McNaughton’s opus of Trump love. Welcome to life in the MAGA bubble. Sure doesn’t resemble any reality ever seen, does it? Although I must say that this image of Trump is more lifelike than the one I saw where he has a flat stomach and broad shoulders, sitting down and playing poker with presidents of the past. I wonder if McNaughton will paint Trump riding […]
Well, I guess all it took was one death in Washington state for the shit to get real for El Pendejo Presidente, huh? If you caught his rare Saturday press briefing yesterday, the contrast was striking. He was much quieter and more subdued, and ready to let others do most of the talking. Even his sparring with the press was subdued. And he even made a plea to politicians of both parties to not politicize the coronavirus, which I found repulsive, since the only politician in America who’s politicizing the coronavirus is Trump! These sporadic epidemic outbreaks are always scary. While they all share come common characteristics, being viruses, the mechanics of transmission, as well as the affected regions of the country are always different, as are the types of misery that they can visit on the human body. It’s only natural to be concerned about the effects and risks of the coronavirus on yourself and your family. But what if the greatest risk to you and your family wasn’t the coronavirus itself? What if the greatest risk to you and your family wasn’t from the coronavirus itself, but from Brain. Dead. Trump. Supporters? I’m not kidding. On Friday, I heard two different reports on two different news channels, CNN and MSNBC. In both cases the reporters were hanging around the annual DC Trailer Trash Jamboree known as C-PAC. In both cases the reporters were standing in a line awaiting admission to some thing or other, and both overheard people in front of them relating to friends that They wouldn’t listen to a word that came out of the CDC or NIH, since they were all a bunch of lousy “deep staters” out to bring down Donald Trump. It would be one thing if the doctors at the CDC were coming out with some kind of radical advice, like boiling your hands for three minutes after using the bathroom, or breaking out the end-of-days rations you’ve got stored up in the bomb shelter, but they’re not! They’re giving the exact same advice they give every time, wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer, avoid crowded public places, stay home if you get sick, just normal, common sense stuff. But because of His Lowness, and a bunch of irresponsible assholes like Hannity, Limbaugh, and Carlson, they are going to willfully ignore sage advice that they’ve been following in public health crises for years. Just think about it for a minute. Right now, approximately 25-30% of the US population is made up of third world, y-chromosome mutants who will gleefully hop on a bus, spend the day running up and down the stairs at Grand Central Station, cleaning the hand rails with their tongues, and then run out and try to French kiss everybody in Times Square, just to stick it to the Democrats! OK, that was over the top, but you get the picture. There is a block of people out there, whether honestly, pathetically ignorant, or willfully, maliciously fuck-all-a-y’all ignorant out there, who will take unnecessary risks just to stick it to the man in support of the President. 25-30% of the population hates the other 70-75% so badly that they’ll gladly get sick, just so long as they make the rest of us sick as well. That’s the greatest risk to you and your family from the coronavirus. And they’re […]
So, in the long run, it was Lamar Alexander, who’s about one year younger than God, who played the role of the little boy who pointed his finger and yelled out The Emperor has no clothes! While occasionally other brave Republicans have dared to defy Trump, Alexander is the first to come right out and say what we already know, that the sitting president is nothing more than a cheap thug, and his entire party knows it. So while we wait these last few hours for this kangaroo court farce to play itself out, there are a few other things I’d like to put to rest once and for all. Yes, Donald Trump really did fuck around on Melania with Karen McDougle when his son Barron was only a month or so old. Trump needed the peace and quiet Yes, Donald Trump meant every single word of the Access Hollywood video. He really does ran his tongue down the throats of unwilling women, and the serial assaulter does grab them by the pussies Yes, Donald Trump actually did beg Vladimir Putin to hack into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server on national television in a campaign rally, and no, it was no joke. Yes, Donald Trump knew that his idiot spawn was one level below him in Trump Tower, desperately trying to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian version of Pam Bondi. Yes, Donald Trump ordered the change in the Ukraine policy of the GOP convention platform in 2016. It was a precursor to his withholding military aid to the Ukraine in 2019. Yes, Trump University was a blatant bait-and-switch fraud con. Trump just never figured that the suckers would band together and run to the cops. Yes, the Trump Foundation was nothing more than a fraudulent charity that served as a slush for Trump’s personal and business fuck ups. Yes, Trump’s multi level marketing platform program of several years ago was nothing more than another Amway style pyramid scheme. Yes, Donald Trump conspired with Michael Cohen and David Pecker to make hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougle. Left to his own devices, Trump can’t tie his own shoes Yes, Donald Trump falsified his business records to hide the true purpose of the payments, a crime Yes, the Trump organization has been nothing more than a giant ruble laundromat for more than a decade. Yes, Donald Trump knew that Paul Manafort was up to his ears in debt to Russian oligarchs. Trump was hoping to use Manafort as a personal reference on his loan application to said oligarchs Yes, Donald Trump betrayed our Kurdish allies to Turkey, because Erdogan has a cooler mustache than John Bolton And yes, this allowed Putin and Assad to grab land that Turkey thought is was going to get back, another classic Trump con job Yes, Donald Trump really does think that those tiki torch carrying barbarians in Charlottesville are very fine people. And no, he has no fucking clue as to who Heather Heyer was. And just think, that’s not even an exhaustive list, just some of the highlights, or should i say lowlights of the reign of Emperor Numbus Nuttus. But there are a couple of more things I’d like to cover while we wait for this miscarriage of justice. First of all, the entire GOP caucus, House and Senate. I have to say, […]
Did you ever have one of those days? One where you had promised to take the spouse to the movies, but had the shittiest day in the world, but went to the movies anyway, rather than take heat for backing out and having a shitty capstone to a shitty day? That was yesterday for Trump. In hindsight, I’m sure that he now wishes he had just said “Screw it!” and rescheduled the event. Trump was not going into his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, last night, normally the highlight of his week, on a high note. The Democrats were calling him a card carrying, bedsheet wearing white supremacist. His beloved FOX not only aired polls showing that even his own supporters think he’s dividing the country instead of uniting it, but even showing him trailing all five of the top tier Democratic candidates, and not clearing 40% against any of them. And to top it off, journalists were reporting that his own aides are terrified of a looming “Trump recession,” and a complete inability to deal with one if it occurs. The Washington Post reported that the speech was a rambling, one hour, thirty minutes-long long train wreck. He replayed all of his greatest hits from 2016, even though Hillary isn’t running, bashed Democrats, but rambled so much that he repeated himself later in the speech, without seeming to realize that he was going over the same old ground for a second time that night. But then disaster struck, and a disaster that was eye popping even for Trump. Wow. Trump mocks a protester for purportedly being overweight. "That guy has got a serious weight problem. Go home, get some exercise," he says. pic.twitter.com/Nsk1RxvQMf — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 16, 2019 When you watch the video, you’ll clearly hear at first a scattering of boos as Trump berates the man, which then become louder. I’ve watched it three times now, and I honestly can’t determine whether the other supporters are booing the overweight supporter that Trump is humiliating, or whether they are actually booing Trump for insulting a true believer. If it’s the former, then it’s typical for a rock headed Trump crowd. But if it’s the latter, then we may have just reached a watershed moment. One can easily imagine that the mind set of a typical Trump supporter is “Insult blacks. Insult gays. Insult Muslims. Insult Democrats. Insult anybody you want, but don’t you fucking dare to insult ME!” After the moment started getting airtime, the White House released a statement that sounds like pure Trumpian bullshit to me. In the statement it says that returning to New Jersey on Air Force One, Trump actually called the man he had insulted. How in the hell he got the phone number for an anonymous supporter in a crowd is beyond me. But being Trump, of course he didn’t apologize. He simply told the man that he had never intended to insult or embarrass him, and thanked him for being a supporter. That part at least rings true. It’s going to be interesting to see if either the size, or the tenor of Trump audiences changes at future rallies in the wake of his outright insult to one of their own. Trump has long bragged that his supporters would literally take a bullet for […]
Geez, I can literally feel the IQ points dripping out of my ears just trying to keep up with Traitor Tot. First His Lowness tells four U.S. citizens, sitting-congresswomen of color, to “go back where they came from.” Over the next three days, he doubles, and then triples down on it. Then, at his rally last night, he specifically calls one of them out by name, and sits back to bask in the response. But now he’s “not happy about it.” He was unhappy with the chant. He’s not the only one. Apparently, abject colon smooching aside, many members of the GOP caucus are unhappy about it too, up to the point of complaining to Trump’s personal Preparation-H tube, Mike Pence about his rhetoric. This is like complaining to the dog that his master didn’t pick up the shit in your yard. So now poor widdle Donnie has a case o the sadz, and promises he’ll try to stop it if there’s a repeat performance at future rallies. Let me make this crystal clear for all and sundry. He can’t fucking stop it! Trump has personally crafted this Trumpenstein’s monster, and he can’t just pat his thigh and whistle, and expect it to stop terrorizing the countryside. The best he can do is to avoid the subject completely, and remove the opportunity for those Y-chromosome mutants that attend his rallies, but he can’t do that either. Trump feels that these four women are too soft of a target, and sow discontent in the Democratic House caucus, so he has to play that card. But he’ll “try to stop it” if it happens again. But he can’t even try. Here’s why. Look at Trump supporters going to a Trump rally as similar to cult fans going to a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It is by its inception a place for sorry, deluded kindred souls to go, people everybody else finds a wee beyond the pale, to share in a communal experience. And Trump stands there behind the podium, and plays this meshugas like Lawrence Welk with his long-ago orchestra. For Trump supporters, like Rocky Horror fans, it’s all about the audience participation. Trump supporters go into these shit shows fully expecting to loudly boo Obama’s name every time it’s mentioned, to scream out “Lock her up!” every time the grim specter of Hillary Clinton is mentioned. They are bursting at the seams with enthusiasm to turn menacingly, storm forward up against the rope line, and scream epithets while they flip the media double barrel birds every time Trump points out the “dishonest fake media” in the back of the room. You don’t honestly think that they all stood in lines like spring lambs in front of the barn doors for hours, in all kinds of weather, just to hear Hair Furor spout off the same, exact, lame shit he’s been spouting off for four years now, do you? For Trump supporters, it’s not about the show, it’s about being the show. And now Trump’s supporters have a brand new, bright and shiny toy to play with. And if Der Gropinfuror thinks that his Trombies are going to let this new toy go quietly into that good night, he’s even crazier than I think he is. If Trump goes through an entire rally […]
This is how the seeds of fascism are sewn. First of all, you find an “other” and then you demonize them. “They” become the root cause for every problem in your life, and whether it’s building a concentration camp or a wall, it’s the same prospect, it’s looking for a final solution of eliminating the Other. At this point, if you don’t think Trumpism is a cult then you are a Republican who has put your party over our country and it is clouding your vision and judgment. Shame on you. pic.twitter.com/i2x8Xkw2Xa — Ryan Knight ???????? (@ProudResister) April 2, 2019 Here’s a link to a California story where a racist woman (the one in the image on this piece) who was visibly intoxicated in the morning, berated a woman in a gas station, for greeting another woman in Spanish. Despite the Spanish-speaking woman saying that she had been born and raised in America, the redneck Trump supporter kept the hate dirge going, “prove it to me motherfu**er.” Trump is the icon that the angry and disenchanted rally behind. They honestly don’t know that he’s a carnival barker germophobe who utterly disdains them as people and merely wants their money and their cheers. They don’t get that, to their detriment and to ours. Trump “articulates their rage,” like the Howard Beal character in “Network.” That’s what the cult is all about. A vote for Trump is a vote for hate. That really is the long and the short of it. The election of Trump is a political anomaly, made possible by a sociological phenomenon of so many people in the electorate feeling disenfranchised and left behind. I get that they feel that way. The fact that they look to Donald Trump for any kind of relief is incredibly sad.
Edit: not all Bucks fans were participating in this, obviously, but those that were are asking for Covid to...