Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Trump Train Rolling Along
I've seen no Clinton signs and only a few Trump signs, but that should change soon. NorCo Republicans put together about 700 of them over the weekend, so his signs should start appearing soon.
Trumpions have been conducting what they call flashmobs near major roads. A bunch get together with Trump shirts and hats and wave signs at oncoming traffic. This weekend, a woman I know was stopped at traffic on Easton Avenue during one of these flashmobs, with her kids in the car, returning from soccer practice. The driver of the car in front of her gave the flashmob a thumbs down, and a Trumpion ran up to the guy, screaming at him. At the other end of the Lehigh Valley, in Allentown, another Trumpion attempted to run down someone at an immigration rally. The driver's license plate was photographed.
Democrats are silly, too. A township supervisor who has a Trump sign in his yard has been accused of being a KKK supporter.
So things are getting ugly, as they always do in Presidential races.
The candidates in the meantime vilify each other, setting a good example.
Authoritarians will love to hear that Donald Trump now advocates profiling for suspects, claiming that we are just too damn politically correct. Last time I checked, the prohibition on profiling has nothing to do with being politically correct. It has everything to do with equal protection and unreasonable searches and seizures. But aside from the Second Amendment, a President Trump will trash pretty much the rest of the Bill of Rights.
A friend of mine who did polling during the primary in a totally unrelated race received the call you hear above from a Donald Trump supporter. It's a fascinating look into the mind of a Trumpion.