Thursday, July 18, 2019

Trump is Doing What Demagogues Do

I've been doing my best to ignore Authoritarian Donald Trump. He's a realty TV show star whose show has become boring and needs to be canceled. Hopefully, that will happen next year. That's why it was a mistake for the House to condemn his Sunday series of crazy tweets slamming four extremist liberal members of Congress, known collectively as the "squad." All this has done is energize the racists and xenophobes in his base. It also has given him a bogeyman, or should I say bogeywomen, he will denounce throughout his campaign. All Democrats will be likened to their most extreme members.

His North Carolina rally last night proves it, as enthusiastic supporters shouted "Send her back!" in response to his appeal to their darker natures.

100 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trump has made a mockery of what passes for Democracy in the United States.
It’s about time someone has.
How refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, there are historical precedents for ignoring demagogues. Generally they don't end well.

White college-educated voters, especially suburban women, a traditionally Republican demographic, fled the GOP in droves last election cycle. Now they have not only seen Trump keep on Trumpin', but many have now seen their own representatives, many of whom just kept quite in the past, vote to defend his bigotry. I'm willing to bet that this incident doesn't help him as much as you or he think.

Anonymous said...

Well, the only thing the Democrats are offering is a gaggle of looney birds. Absolutely crazy far left lunatics. No way could I vote for any one of them.

Anonymous said...

You know, they are only far to the left in the context of the past 40 years or so of American politics. Outside of that, they are all pretty moderate in an American or global context. Quite a few of them are pretty moderate even within that 40 years (Biden, Klobuchar, Bennett, Hickenlooper, probably Harris).

Honestly, it seems like you've already decided to vote for Trump, and are just looking for ways to make excuses for yourself.

Anonymous said...

President Trump is 100 percent right in going after those radical left wing anti American women they should be thrown out of this country because they are anti American President Trump is the best and most truthful president we ever had he is no politician and that is so refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Italians said that Mussolini was a dictator but the trains ran on time. That did not go well for the Italians.
Trump is a human mess. He is a carnival barker and a con man. He exemplifies the ugly American right here in our own country. He appeals to our most base instincts of hate, anger, frustration and xenophobia.
Yet people say my 401k's are doing great so who cares what he does or says..

A congressman or woman has the right and responsibility to speak to issues of policy. If you disagree fine it is a congressperson, one of hundreds. The President of the United States represents all the people of the Untied Sates. Arguably the leader of the free world.

Trump is an utter failure at this job. It doesn't matter who wants his job in the Democratic Party as they will be judged for their fitness as the time comes. As of today we have one President and he is not challenging Americans to pursue their better angels but rather their fear and hate.

As a leader of a free society he is an abject failure. It is time for Americans to grow up and realize telling it like you want to hear it is not the same as telling it like it is. Marginalizing and separating peoples against each other is the tool of tyrants.

Yet I don't even think of him as truly effective tyrant as he is an incompetent reality star pretending to be a leader. His tenure is a shameful episode in American history, a subject of which he is ignorant. Is the republican Party the Party of Lincoln or Trump. That is a decision just as Democrats have a decision to make as to what their party is and who best represents it.

We are at a crossroads.

Anonymous said...

The Jihad Squad is stirring up a heap 'o winning for our group of unwashed Walmart Deplorables. With the assistance of AOC +3, lame stream media. Pencil neck Shiff, Jerry Gonadsler, Chuck you Shumer, and Bernie (Fife) O'hairless, 2021 is gonna usher in a Republican President, Senate , and House of Representatives. Make book on that.

Anonymous said...

If only Democrats were offering a palatable alternative. They're not. All they have to do is be less crazy. But they went for more crazy instead. They're much more progressive than Hillary. I'll vote to stay the course.

Anonymous said...

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke

When you see abuse, speak up. Silence will only make the problem worse.

Anonymous said...

4:07 you are a stupid screwball.

Anonymous said...

The radical left is giving the election to Trump--they are really stupid people

Bernie O'Hare said...

”Bernie, there are historical precedents for ignoring demagogues. Generally they don't end well.”

You make en excellent point, but engaging him enables hi.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Deleted comment from Rolf oeler, who is unwelcome, and another attacking Obama. This post has nothing to do with him.

Anonymous said...

If you vote democratic you might as well vote for a Russian the dems are not really americans they should leave this country follow the squad of the 4 the radical left dems

Anonymous said...

Trump really exposed the deep state in this country he did a great job he has them besides themselves along with media KEEP UP THJE GOOD WORK PRESIDENT TRUMP..

Anonymous said...

All I see on the media are those four Democrats. It's a racist, anti-American image. Good luck in 2020 with that!

Anonymous said...

We live in a republic as defined by the Constitution which makes zero mention of democracy (the pledge of allegiance does mention republic though). Of course democracy is to be mocked, a ruling mob does not adhere to the rule of law. The democracy claim is as bogus as the national popular vote myth. The popular vote stops at the state level as designed. National popular vote means nothing and that is why we don’t thankfully live in a democracy.

Anonymous said...

OK, then. What is the Democrat message? Can't be to unify and support American values. That's not what I see and hear.

Anonymous said...

335AM poster is proof that Trumpsters have no clue about our constitution .r

Anonymous said...

The point is, if you want socialism or communism, there are places were you can live in that society, why not vote with your feet and go there, it is a matter of freedom, freedom for you and freedom for those who don't want it, The problem is that these Marxist's want to force their beliefs on everyone else. They are free to move to Europe or even California. This would be better than to divide the country to the point of civil war. It is not about race, it is about a system of government and economy that if adopted will be a disaster for everyone.

Anonymous said...

If you want a place with no government services, no immigrants, and only evangelical Christians, why don't YOU vote with your feet?

You wouldn't know American values if they slapped you across the face with a hot dog.

Anonymous said...

The real dems are ashamed of the the so called platform of the radical left dems --open border sanctuary cities more taxes medicare for all late term abortions reparations free college college loans forgiven more crime they are a mess they will wreck the economy how can anyone in their right mind vote for a dem

Anonymous said...

8:18 you should go to join your 4 women trators

Anonymous said...

Freedom of Speech works BOTH ways. The Democrats and their leaders (the Squad) need to understand if you use this AMERICAN privilege to publicly attack, shame, and defile someone, the same might come back right at you!

Besides, the charge of "racist" is no longer effective. You need better material.

Anonymous said...

Bernie: No truer words have been spoken by you.

Anonymous said...

And those blinded are even now more blind. Trump-2020, 2024, 2028,2032.

Anonymous said...

The AOC Squad wanted publicity more than anything in the world.
The Trumpster gave them what they wanted.
The Democrats get the Jihad Squad.
The Republicans get Trump.
Rational Americans (are there any more rational Americans) get nothing resembling reason.
This is gonna get bizarre beyond imagination.
Buckle up.

Anonymous said...

The New Democratic Party Team needs to add a good solid Trans-Person to the unit.
Then Good, Justice, and the American Way will triumph.
The day of the straight white man is over.
The future is now.

Anonymous said...

@10:10
You are a hateful TURF

Anonymous said...

The reason Trump won the election was the continued inaction of the Congress. They have kicked the can down he road on all the issues that matter to this country. Not in any particular order, but Illegal immigration, the financial crisis, infrastructure, tax reform, the making of Congressmen and women millionaires on their current salary
(how do they do that? by voting their wallet, not for the betterment of the country. The Congress has alienated both the left and the right. The far left is now pushing the agenda, God help us. We need moderates who will compromise if we wish to be a great country again

Anonymous said...

Conflating socialism and communism in the same sentence only highlights the ignorance of those who seek to demoarlize the vast majority of moderate thinking americans.

Anonymous said...

10:22 AM

Since the comment you appear to be upset with said "socialism OR communism", it appears to be you who is doing the conflating.

So I guess I agree with your comment about ignorance.

Anonymous said...

At 10:12
There is no legit “left”.
There isn’t even a labor movement any more.
Spare us the ridiculous hogwash.
You watch too much cabal tv.

Anonymous said...

AR15s are to blame.
I blame AR15s.
Sensible gun control now!

Anonymous said...

No to old white men.

Anonymous said...

I am ashamed of this man. Everyday is worse. I’m ashamed to be a registered Republican. The party has failed to grow a set and rid of this embarrassment and develop some real candidates that inspire, not Lindsey Graham. Oh but the economy is booming. The stock market was going great in the year before Trump, it’s continuing. Historically the stock market has inertia and continues until an event has an effect. Last December Trump’s government shutdown wiped out most of the 2018 gains. I’m ashamed to see all those white faces in North Carolina shouting Trump’s racist, “send her back.” I’m so ashamed that the world sees these hateful scenes that appear to be similar to a World Wide Wrestling event, that Trump came from.

Anonymous said...

Democratic candidates are united in support of unlimited abortion, higher taxes, radical gun control, radical environmental laws, elimination of private health insurance .......

The primary purity test that's delivering these key campaign tenets is what's going to get Trump re-elected. Read Tom Friedman's NYT column from Tuesday:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/opinion/trump-2020.html

Anonymous said...

The emergence of the Squad as the image and voice of the Democrat Party WILL lose the next election for the Democrats. Pelosi is either unable/unwilling to get them under control.

Hate America is not a winning call. Even the liberal media is doing damage by plastering these radicals all over their coverage. But, if YOU buy into the crap they spew, you own it.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post.

Anonymous said...

8.47, The most important american value is individual freedom, with in the moral law, that and Marxism are not compatible.

Anonymous said...

democrats are anti America and the people who vote democratic are socialists

Anonymous said...

I am ashamed to be a Republican.
Trump is the last old white straight man I will ever vote for.

Anonymous said...

AOC for President

Anonymous said...

AOC in 2024

Bernie O'Hare said...

”Well, the only thing the Democrats are offering is a gaggle of looney birds. Absolutely crazy far left lunatics. No way could I vote for any one of them.”

The extreme views held by these members is no justification for the xenophobia displayed by the person holding the nation’s highest office. I am unsurprised by the reactions fromTrump’s base and fully expect him to continue his divisiveness i also think Americans have had enough hate, both from the left and right.

Bernie O'Hare said...


Freedom of Speech works BOTH ways. The Democrats and their leaders (the Squad) need to understand if you use this AMERICAN privilege to publicly attack, shame, and defile someone, the same might come back right at you”


That is no justification for xenophobia.

Anonymous said...

The democrats were doing a good job marginalizing their best candidates, like Tulsi Gabbard or Bernie Sanders.

I think Trump is a genius for picking the leaders of the democratic party for them, he picked 4 that make Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard look like Ronald Reagan.

Kamala Harris looks like the 4 and actually is Ronald Reagan.

Anonymous said...

The dinosaurs did not listen to Trump and they died.
Don't be a dinosaur and become extinct.
Listen to Trump.

Anonymous said...

@10:49AM
"Democratic candidates are united in support of,...,...,..., elimination of private health insurance."

Public police doesn't mean- no more private detectives or private detective agencies.
Public healthcare doesn't mean- no more private hospitals or private insurance.

But you know that already.

Anonymous said...

Lady calls 911 because she could not afford a private company like First Alert, she's fallen and can't get up, police show up and she has a broken leg, but she did not contract with a private healthcare company, because like First Alert, she cannot afford it.

Now what? Fix her leg and send her to debtors prison.

Anonymous said...

The Russians are responsible for this mess.

Anonymous said...

(the squad)

Although annoying and totally unaware of their privilege, nothing (the squats) say, or do, will ever damages the democrat party as much as those who ran with that trumped up Russian hoax.

Anonymous said...

Please, the Republican-Lite Democratic Party hardly represents a “left”.
There is no “left” in American politics.
FDR would be too far “left” for the DNC.
The Squad are goofballs who are all about identity politics, not one of them ever belonged to a labor union let alone a real left organization.
The English language has been destroyed by cable T.V.
It’s all a joke and meanwhile the country the planet is going down the drain.

Anonymous said...

The Republicans don’t need to worry about the Democrats.
Identity politics will kill the Democratic Party without any help from the Republicans.

Wake up.
Neither political party really cares about about the real issues that regulate people face.

Anonymous said...

"Send Her Back"

No real leader of this great nation of immigrants would have tolerated that chant. He encouraged and loved it. He is unfit for office.

Anonymous said...

The party of the little guy just passed the $15 minimum wage——when they know darn well it will never pass the senate.
Both parties think that the voters are totally clueless and they are both right.

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would send me back to Ireland.

Anonymous said...

Abolish ICE
Open all borders.
We are all immigrants.
Tear down the walls.

Anonymous said...

As usual, the leftists in the national media (and this blog) are being dishonest.

Trump actually said, “Go back to your countries, fix the problems there — and then come back, and show us how you did it!”

He actually didn't say ANYTHING about race, nor did he initially name the individuals he was talking about.

It was the media who are dishonestly filling in the blanks to fit their 'racist' narrative.

And how many racists say 'leave', and then say, 'please come back and help us?'

Anonymous said...

And when their countries are the United States, where did he mean?

A racist is a racist, no matter how racists want to spin it.

Anonymous said...

3.08
"Trump actually said, “Go back to your countries,etc"
so when did those women lose their American citizenship?
Those women are in their country.
so Comrade trump is wrong.
So if honesty is your aim when does trumpie apologize?

Anonymous said...

He’s a racist.
They are racists.
Every stupid hack politician is a racist.
You are a racist.
Everyone not on my team is a racist.
Racist.
Racist.
Racist.

Anonymous said...

AOC and the squad are as American as apple pie, so is Trump.
That’s the sad reality.
Very very sad reality.

Anonymous said...

Makes one nostalgic for the days when everyone was screaming Russians Russians Russians.
It seems like only yesterday.
Where did those days go?

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:26 pm said:

"And when their countries are the United States, where did he mean?"


I would imagine back to their democrat-controlled utopian Congressional districts - with their high crime rates, crumbling infrastructure, government cronyism and oppressive taxes.

That's where the policies of "the squad" and the democrat party lead to.

Anonymous said...

3.08
"He actually didn't say ANYTHING about race, nor did he initially name the individuals he was talking about."
so trumpie is not brave enough to name them?
He wanted to keep those folks unnamed for what reason?
guess he is a coward as well.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a Russian,I mean a racist.

Go back to Russia,like the Beatles.
I mean the USSR.

Anonymous said...

What is not to love about Identity Politics?
There’s something for everyone.

Anonymous said...

4.50
"democrat-controlled utopian Congressional districts" are not countries.
so the stable genius either needs to improve his vocabulary or he is completely wrong and he can apologize for his error.
real men admit when they are wrong.
so far trumpie misses the mark

Anonymous said...

Send the AOC Squad to the All American City, Allentown.
Allentown needs a few more good progressive Americans.

Anonymous said...

Nothing racist about it. Nothing xenophobic about it. These 4 anti American skanks hate this country. Anybody else that is unpatriotic as them would get called out including a white guy that was a piece of shit too. Don’t like it here? Fuckin leave! That bitch comes here from Somalia and bitches about this country! I’d say she has balls but we all know only Moochelle Obama has balls.

Anonymous said...

5.12
" 4 anti American skanks"
Comrade trump is pure as the driven snow?
that is just a long belly laugh.
"would get called out"
trumpie's supporters claim he did not call them by name,so he is a coward.
"Don’t like it here? Fuckin leave!'
no i will work to change the country.
as to balls when Comrade trump explains how his bone spurs just went away.
Michelle Obama still has more balls than trump

Anonymous said...

The whole racist, xenophobic smear is the democrats one-trick pony.

A few weeks ago Biden was racist.

Last week it was Pelosi who was racist.

Trump or any other Republican that points out the stupidity of progressive democrat policies are ALWAYS racist or xenophobic (maybe someone should tell Melania that Trump is xenophobic).

Hell, a couple of weeks ago even that anti-slavery Quaker Betsy Ross was a racist in the progressive democrat anti-reality bubble

It's a tired old trick, and nobody's dumb enough to believe the smear anymore (except for Nike, Beto O'Rourke, and bottom-feeding bloggers)

Anonymous said...

What’s with the “white” wine thing?
Are you some kind of a racist?

Anonymous said...

@July 18, 2019 at 2:43 PM

Just when you begin to articulate what is happening to you, they steal the words and change their meaning.

The documentary, "The Century of Self" should be mandatory viewing, clockwork-orange-Malcolm-McDowell style, if necessary, for all voters.

Anonymous said...

5.38
"Trump or any other Republican that points out the stupidity of progressive democrat policies are ALWAYS racist or xenophobic (maybe someone should tell Melania that Trump is xenophobic)"
so when is trump going to talk about deporting illegal Irish?
bonus:Fox can show white kids in cages.
Comrade trump has stated that chain migration must be stopped.
So when Melania brought her parents over(chain migration) did he send them back?
he should or he is a hypocrite.
as to trump and his merit based immigration plan he can explain how his current wife got a Einstein visa as there was a serous lack of fashion models in the US.
trumpie can learn to walk the walk.
His talk is mostly lies

Anonymous said...

Bernie the disdain that most people have for one another is putrid and turns my stomach just watching the silver screen!

Anonymous said...

6.02
I wear the term liberal with pride.
but bless your snowflake heart

Anonymous said...

“I wear the term liberal with pride.”
Cool.
The “liberals” have done wonderful stuff for working Americans since JFK was killed.
Are you an attorney or a public school teacher?

At least the Republicans are honest about screwing the middle class.
You’re just a lying wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Anonymous said...

6:02 that's because your stupid

Anonymous said...

Republicans being called racists?

Meh, call me when you've got news.

https://www.salon.com/2014/01/11/the_racism_at_the_heart_of_the_reagan_presidency/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/12/03/how-george-h-w-bush-exploited-racism-to-win-the-oval-office/?utm_term=.cfd3ccbacba7

http://archive.democrats.com/preview.cfm?term=Bush%20Racism

https://www.politico.com/story/2008/10/civil-rights-icon-says-mccain-stirs-hate-014488

https://dailycaller.com/2012/09/02/mitt-romneys-shockingly-racist-acceptance-speech/

Note that these were all before Trump brought "incivility" to politics.

Anonymous said...

Right now this country is being turned upside down by the crazies in the Whitehouse and the jack-booted thugs in Republican congress. And you can thank in part the pea brains from the NRA, the Tea Party and the US Chamber Of Commerce. The next Republican convention will look like a Nazi party rally from the 1940s with all the Trump supporters cheering in the crowd while they wear their "make America white again" hats.

Bernie O'Hare said...

When I return home i will be deleting every comment not directly relevant to the subject at hand.

Anonymous said...

The Squad of 4 are all “Justice Democrats” controlled by an Islamic puppet master that controls their mantra. They are handpicked to disrupt American values & told what to say by the Islamic Radicaksctryingbto overthrow America from within.

This is well documented & AOC chief of staff dictates her agenda & look him up if you think this is BS.

Justice Democrats are a plague on our Republic & Trump is tight to call them out.

Anonymous said...

5.28, you dont know how physically correct you are.

Anonymous said...

I blame AR15s.

Anonymous said...

America needs to have a big, peaceful divorce, lets split it all up, and then you can all have what you want, either that or let the winners bury the losers. Then maybe we can have peace.

Anonymous said...

It’s the devil.
The devil and the Russians.

“I admonish you.”

What a freaking joke.
I think I’ll marry my brother.

Anonymous said...

7.44
"Justice Democrats are a plague on our Republic & Trump is tight to call them out"

And when did Comrade trump mention Justice Democrat's ?
are the words too long for him to say?
perhaps he got confused with the Justice League?

Anonymous said...

Trump's coarseness is not new to politics and certainly not exclusive to either party. His coarseness has been answered in kind and the race to the rhetorical bottom is on. A pox on everyone's houses.

Anonymous said...

Those American women were voted into office by Americans. And you want to throw them out of America? You're the un-American not them. Trump wouldn't know the truth if he tripped over it.

Anonymous said...

Today's lie is one for the books, we're gonna need more books soon.

Anonymous said...

Listen to Mark Levin's 5 minute explanation on Hannity last night. The only way to understand what's truly going on is to listen to evidence from the other side. Racism/xenophobia explained in context. Do you dare?

Anonymous said...

Any one who votes for a democrat takes part in baby killing access to crime because of liberal policy and is really voting against American way of life as a result TRUMP is right they should get out go to a socialist country

Anonymous said...

I am a conservative voter who is not a fan of the Presidents character, demeanor and behavior. I voted 3rd party in what I saw as a no win scenario last time around. That being said. President Trump is going to handedly win re-election. The progressive left will ensure it.

For me? I'll continue to be sickened by these choices.

On one hand a democratic party hi-jacked by the progressive wing. Radically pro-abortion, outwardly opposed to religious liberty, favoring open borders and massive new entitlements. ("free" college)

On the other hand a president who recklessly endangers the lives of people for the sake of winding up his base and who regularly plays footsies with actual cracists by sending out a stream of dogwhistles through his twitter account.

I'll tell you what these two choices have in common though. Both have a willingness to engage in the corrosive tide of identity politics which has gripped two small but increasingly radicalizing groups of Americans. I honestly think we will see flashes and pockets of political violence in 2020. (some argue it already started on the left)

The vast majority of America who is not caught up and obsessed with politics of identity will be caught in the middle.



Anonymous said...

10:15 - Antifa WILL continue the violence they have shown since Trump was elected. What will happen is, Antifa will pick on the wrong people and get a painful response. I agree, as Trump continues to outlast his attackers, produce strong results, desperation among Democrats will pick-up.

So far, I see no candidate on the Democrat side who can handle the job with as much success as we've seen from Trump.

Anonymous said...

so right you are Trump is by far superior to all the dems

Anonymous said...

So we pick between a Looney and a Racist. The many commenters on here are clear on their choice. Go back to Ireland, Germany, France Italy, Hungary, etc....

Anonymous said...

Put a dead fish up against Trump in the election and the dead fish wins. It will have my vote. It won't say anything stupid, like Trump does.

Anonymous said...

#100!