WaPo: Trump And Breitbart Are Normalizing Bigotry

From the editorial board of the Washington Post:

One of the most disturbing aspects of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is the legitimization it has provided for extremist discourse. Rhetoric that properly has been taboo in this country for a generation — overt racism, sexism, anti-Semitism — has begun to seep back into politics, with Mr. Trump and his closest associates providing cover. A telling example appeared this week in the form of a personal attack on the website Breitbart, whose executive chairman is Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman. Its subject was Anne Applebaum, who is one of The Post’s most distinguished opinion columnists, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and — as the item repeatedly and gratuitously pointed out — a woman of Jewish origin.

“Hell hath no fury like a Polish, Jewish, American elitist scorned,” proclaimed the Breitbart article. Anyone who doubts the intention of the Polish foreign ministry’s chosen propagandist in using those terms need only read the comments beneath the article, which — uncensored by Breitbart staff — reek with anti-Semitic slurs. We sought Mr. Bannon’s reaction to his website’s publication of the article, and in particular to its identification of Ms. Applebaum as Jewish. The only response from an aide was that the Trump campaign chairman was on leave from the website. In other words, Mr. Bannon has no objection. Expect more openly anti-Semitic rants at his website — and, if Mr. Trump is elected, in the United States at large.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Are you ready America?!? Here it comes…..all together now……https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c575e03f9d739abcdf783bf58308574784b6b0a3f8c6e64454b45d9c9d3a4bd1.jpg

    Trumpland, Trumpland über alles

    Slowly but surely, it creeps in…..

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “But… but…. but….. Ivanka’s hot!”

  • bkmn

    But this is the GOP. It is what they have been cultivating for the last three decades. There is nothing new about it, they are just more comfortable saying this crap in public.

    • Guest Guestie

      And before the GOP it was the Democrats who fought against the abolition of slavery.

      • Barry S G

        And before that St. Paul argued that slaves should stay and obey their masters.
        Funny how times change and so to the morality of humanity. You need to go more deeply into American history and not just sound bites. Remember, as Pope said,
        “A little learning is a dangerous thing ;
        Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring :
        There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
        And drinking largely sobers us again.”
        You have taken only a sip, might I suggest drinking deeply and learn true history.

      • Dubito et cogitare

        And those Dixiecrats became Republicans when the Dems supported the Civil Rights Act. See Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms. You should read a little history before making a fool of yourself.

      • Chucktech

        And before that we had Lincoln who was, unlike what the Deplorables are now, actually a nice Republican guy. So what?

      • We should be careful when looking at the past that we don’t just stick 21st century labels on people or assume that Republican and Democrat meant the same things (or even liberal or conservative). In fact you have to be careful with that before about the mid 90s as there were conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans until just a couple of decades ago.

        • NancyP

          Yep, I remember both of those categories personally. My Republican Congressman when I was a kid – a feminist-by-default (5 daughters – I went to school with them) Reform Jewish businessman in the Midwest. A flock of socially conservative rural Democrats in Missouri in the 1990s – most of those districts have gone Republican.

      • Charlie3

        In case you missed the memo, somewhere in the late 60’s/early 70’s the Democrats and Republicans completely switched ideologies and personnel.

    • Duane Dimitrov


      GOP politicians used white ethnonationalism–which is what this is–in service of their real goals for 4+ decades. Their real goals, of course, being the reconfiguration of government to serve the .01%.

      For the most part, though, this white ethnonationalism was veiled by the elaborate (and garbage!) philosophy conservatism built around itself, and the elites who built it actually believed that the proles were just as into it as they were.

      What Trump has shown is that it was only the white ethnonationalism–and not, for example, the estate tax or marginal tax rates on corporations–that the rabble actually cared about.

      Trump really does represent a turning point. The conservatism of Reagan–cobbled-together bullshittery that it was–is dead, and in its place is a blatant white nationalism and advocacy for a herrenvolk democracy.

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      • NancyP

        No surprise here. The old Republican Party (1930s – 1950s) was populated by small businessmen (owners), landlords, country club Republicans, a few farmers, most blacks. Now there simply aren’t enough business owners to be the backbone of the post-Civil Rights Act Republican Party.

    • Ryan Hunter

      100% correct. Now the Party of Trump.

    • John30013

      They like to say that they’re not “politically correct”, and rail against “political correctness gone amok” to excuse their boorishness and blatant bigotry.

      Thoughtful, fair-minded people don’t buy it, of course, but the RWNJs eat it up.

      • IamM

        True. Plus, they ARE completely tied up in their own political correctness.
        See: Climate change, Trickle Down, Institutional Racism, et cetera, etc. …

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Oh, longer than three decades. It started with the civil rights movement.


  • Oscarlating Wildely
    • JCF

      It’s a great quote…but it’s even older than the honorable Mr Douglass. [Hosea 8:7]

  • Smokey
  • Do Something Nice

    ARE NORMALIZING? Where the fuck have they been during Obama’s entire presidency? The minute he got elected, the right wing hate machine went into overdrive, spewing hatred, even on the House floor.

    OT: Here is my morning Photoshop exercise, taken from the movie “The Dead Zone,” and celebrating Newsweek and their article about Trump doing business with Cuba during the blockade.


    • Vista-Cruiser

      Yes, the minute Obama was elected, the right wing hate machine went into overdrive. But back then, they had little power, because Democrats controlled Congress too.

      The difference is that the right wing organized, set the narrative, and got their voters to the polls in November 2010. Our side did none of those things. Instead, our voters stayed home, mumbling “the candidates don’t inspire me”, or “they’re all crooks”, or “we were supposed to have rainbows and unicorns by now but Obama hasn’t delivered”.

      As a result, Republicans now control more of Congress, governorships, and state legislatures than they have in something like ninety years. Naturally, they’ve gerrymandered legislative boundaries to lock in their gains. And in 2014, our side could have fought back, but our voters stayed away from the polls yet again.

      Yes, bigotry has been normalized, but it’s partly because our side has let it happen.

      • Do Something Nice

        To be fair, the party in office often experiences low voter turnout in non-POTUS election years, so that wasn’t anything new.

        And while I was one of those people highly irritated with Obama’s approach to negotiating with congress and keeping his promises, that would never dissuade me from voting.

        And just to be clear, I’d happily vote for Obama again.

      • Chucktech

        Our side always does let shit happen. That’s because the only ones who vote in midterms are the disgruntled Fox news demo.

      • Republicans have total control of 23 states (both houses of the legislature plus the governor). Democrats have 7. That’s how lopsided things are even though nationally there are about the same number of Democrats and Republicans in national elections. Some of that is about population distribution (some of the red states don’t have that many people or anything most of us would consider a major city), but even so the real problem is that Democrats don’t show up to vote except for presidential elections. Meanwhile those “off year elections” are the ones that shape the country even in presidential elections. I don’t know what to say to people who can’t be bothered to vote for Congress or state legislators. It does matter. If it didn’t they wouldn’t be working to make it harder for us to do it.

    • Slight correction: how Trump GOT AWAY WITH doing business with Cuba during the blockade. He was never changed and can’t be because the statute of limitations has passed. He wasn’t the only one by any stretch. And plenty of other businesses sold things to Iran during the same time including Halliburton. So a bigger question ought to be why these laws don’t apply to the rich and to corporations.

      btw, every international business had signs all over the building reminding everyone that Americans cannot do business with Cuba, Iran or North Korea. (There were others, but those were the big 3.) Everyone knew it was illegal. But they did it anyway, usually going through a foreign subsidiary, and got away with it.

      • John30013

        To be absolutely accurate, Trump didn’t actually do any business in Cuba; he simply explored the possibility of doing so. However, under the embargo in place at the time, even such exploration was against the law.

        I only mention this because Trump’s minions are likely to say (rightly, but without providing the context) that Trump never did business in Cuba, and that this is just more lies and slander against him.

        Trump sounds like an idiot, but I’ve often found that, buried in his word salad, there are a few carefully chosen words and phrases that allow him plenty of wiggle room when, inevitably, someone calls him on his bullshit.

        • Thanks for the correction. It’s good to be able to anticipate the next talking point.

  • Herald

    Many of us have been saying this for a long time. At least WaPO noticed and commented when one of their own was attacked. Sadly, I think this kind of vocal bigotry will be with us for a good while now, thanks to trump, the far right, and the GOP.

    • RoFaWh

      I view it as being more like the lancing of a boil or abscess: filthy stinky pus comes pouring out, but afterwards comes healing.

      One can hope, no?

      • Bruno

        J’espere. But I’m practicing my French just in case…

    • Blake Jordan

      It has been building for 8 years, and drumpf has just opened the valve to release the bigotry pressure…

      Straight, white, cisgender men hate that their being rewarded purely for those qualities is diminishing, and they have no skills to compensate for that loss!!!

      • Charlie3

        Exactly, Blake. You hit the nail on the head. They are dinosaurs trying to delay the inevitable.

  • Smokey
    • Christopher

      LOVE the microscopic hand!

  • Lazycrockett


  • KQCA
    • Christopher

      Super glue his ass to the bottom. He ain’t going anywhere for a while.

      • JCF

        Apply airtight lid (I mean, to contain the stench—What?!)

        • Christopher

          We need Tupperware! Air tight and virtually indestructible.

    • Oughta be a basket. 😉

      • KQCA

        Yes, you are right. I did the best I could. Maybe a JMG member who is better at photoshop can do one with a basket.

        • It was still good though. Well done. 🙂 I just couldn’t help myself.

  • Leo

    I’m wondering if there’s really that many undecideds left for this week of editorials they’re doing to actually be worth it. Seems like an empty exercise given that the people that most need to hear it aren’t budging from their idealistic bunkers.

  • Blake Jordan

    It is down to the BS conscience voters, currently on the path to choosing Stein/Johnson…

    They need to wake up and realize that at the very least drumpf will get to replace at least one liberal SCOTUS justice, beyond replacing still dead Scalia, and the highest court in the land could be lost for decades… plus he gets to fill federal court seats too…

    • Blake Jordan

      Clinton MAY not be the enemy of big business like the far lefties want, but at least we know she is not the enemy of minorities in terms of public accommodation laws, marriage equality, voting rights,…

      • Bruno

        The stubborn ones don’t care. To them, the election is not about an outcome, it’s about their own personal feelings. Especially the ones butthurt over Bernie actually losing to her.

  • Straight white men gets to bitch about anything and it becomes national platform under Trump. White dude’s anger is put on the pedestal to be worshiped. Everyone else’s anger, however, are treated as “damaging to their own cause”. That’s what privilege looks like.

  • jsmukg

    After eight years of psychopathic racist slurs towards the current inhabitants of the White House? After the onslaught of ‘religious freedom acts?’ After twenty years of misogynist libels and slanders against Hillary Clinton alone (detailed in this link….)

    ‘normalizing?’ What was the Post’s first clue?

    • Gerry Fisher

      Reagan opened his general election campaign in Nashoba County, Mississippi, site of the deaths of civil rights workers and calls for state’s rights. That was when? 36 years ago? The Willie Horton ad? 28 years ago.

  • Guest Guestie

    Can we at least be honest and say that they’re RE-normalizing bigotry? They’ve turned out the lights and let all the damn cockroaches back out to play. Don’t act like this hasn’t been a problem since day one here in the US.

  • ultragreen

    The growing economic inequality in America, as a result of the neoliberal policies that have been pursued by both establishment Republicans and Democrats, is the real source of white working class anger. This is what is driving the Trump phenomenon and the corresponding upsurge in racism, anti-Semitism, etc. If Trump hadn’t come along, another demagogue would have.

    • kareemachan

      So you’re giving trumpette a pass cuz “someone else would have done it”? Do you realize how 6th-grade that sounds?


    • BobSF_94117

      Well, then the American public needs a good kick in the ass. There’s a reason both Republicans and Democrats have taken the economic path this country is on: BECAUSE the American public fell for the lies of the GOP and handed the Dems their ass (ahem) in election after election.

    • LookielouE1707

      Actually, no. Contrary to popular myth Trump is not drawing his support from the working-class people that have been most hit by the economic retrenchment of the past few decades; those people, even the white ones, still lean blue. Trump is drawing his support from the ones who’ve retained their position economically but see their social privilege threatened. The root cause in this case really is social, not economic stratification.

  • The_Wretched

    Let’s not forget that Bannon and KellyAnne Con-way are dominionists as well. They want their version of christianity as the entire government.

  • WaPo’s editors are almost right…then somehow manage to miss the point. As many have noted, the problem isn’t that Trump normalized bigoted people publicly saying bigoted, hateful, and violence-inciting things.

    It’s that the bigotry was sometimes acknowledged as existing, but it was deemed okay if you didn’t SAY bigoted, hateful things out loud. This allowed the bigotry to fester, for generations, with ‘polite society’ able to pretend America was a post-bigotry nation and culture. It never really was; the bigotry just went underground. Hence the white supremacy groups with their (literally) coded Hitler symbols, the online hate-groups with their invented languages and slang, the Republicans with their Luntz focus-group tested dog whistles, and so on.

    In other words, yes, we’re witnessing hate-rhetoric that we’d not seen in generations. But we keep focusing on the fact the incredibly bigoted thing was said in more blatant terms than used to be the norm, not the fact the person who said it has those beliefs. We keep focusing on the symptoms, suddenly acute, but not the cultural disease, which has been there and malignant all along. We treat the expression of bigoted beliefs as the problem and not the beliefs themselves.

    To use my favorite metaphor: We’re focused on how Trump exchanged the usual GOP racist/misogynistic/xenophobic/bigoted dog whistles for a rack of air horns…but appear to be forgetting at times the problem about the fact those dog whistles existed for and were eagerly used by the Republicans at all.

    To take one example: “OMG, did you hear the sexist thing Trump just said! It’s beyond the pale!” Yes, he said it. And we can put it in the Deplorable Statements Basket along with all of the other woman-hating things he’s said. But it’s long past time to simply reach the unavoidable conclusion: Donald Trump is and always been a woman-hating sexist pig. If that appalling feature — along with all the other ugly, appalling things about Trump and what he believes and how he behaves — isn’t enough not to vote for him, well, that makes the person in question a supporter of all those horrible things. If Trump shut up about all his horrible beliefs, that wouldn’t solve anything. It would only enable a return to the state of denial, let people forget that everything about Trump makes him unqualified, unsuited, and completely unfit to be President — and a genuinely horrible human being as well.

    Or, another example: How in the aftermath of Obama’s election, more than a few in the media and on the left and right said it was concrete proof America was in a post-racial era. Except there were all these privileged white men who immediately began demanding the uppity black man produce his papers so they could find some way to disqualify him for the office to which he was just elected resoundingly. Men like Donald Trump, chief shitgoblin of them all. And when that threatened to fade, they began demanding the uppity black man give them other papers — his passport application, his academic records. All of this culminating in just the last week with the most racist thing of all: Trump claiming he’d done Obama a favor.

    The difference isn’t in the saying or normalizing of the bigotry. The racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and yes, anti-Semitism were always there. The difference is those who not only have those beliefs but are willing to act upon them are now the ones in power. Led by a rabid, psychotic Oompa-Loompa.

    • TrollopeReader

      and then they complain (and now declare as Obama’s legacy ) that Obama fomented and encouraged, and *created* the bigotry and racism now on full display.

      Just like Rove saying that if the gays had just shut up and stayed in the closet, he wouldn’t have run the tables against us in the 2004 election ,….

      • That is indeed one of the most vile things of all: That they have the gall to say the man against whom the racist bigotry was directed was responsible for causing it simply by existing and having the nerve to run for President.

    • These same people have been saying these same things since I was a kid. Maybe they don’t talk like this at cocktail parties in Georgetown or the UES, but they do in the rest of the country. But usually no one would put them on camera and broadcast it. Oh, there’s a David Duke every now and again but the elite can pretend that’s an aberration. They can also say the same things but using nicer words and pretend they aren’t racist, sexist, homophobic and yes anti-semitic. This year has been revolting not because there’s anything new. But that the same old ugliness has finally been uncovered. Trump didn’t create this cesspool. He emerged from it. and the media is acting shocked. I don’t know if they are just liars or if they really didn’t know. I find the latter hard to believe.

      • “There’s a David Duke every now and again but the elite can pretend that’s an aberration.” <– THIS.

        You're right. Trump is the perfect representation of what the conservative right has been nurturing since, as Lee Atwater once said, it stopped being socially acceptable to chant the N-word in public…without realizing there were still many who never stopped doing it anyway. Encouraged by men like Nixon and Reagan and all the rest. And that's why whenever I hear Trump now go on about his disdain for 'political correctness,' what he's really saying is he rejects not the bigotry itself, but the longstanding practice of dog-whistling that bigotry rather than just saying it right out loud.

    • ShawnSwagger

      You’re right, but I’m also convinced that, like it or not, the internet (especially Reddit) has played a huge part in this resurfacing. The alt-right is really just the old far right with computers.

    • NancyP

      Actually, in that he made Obama’s supporters even more livid and hard-working in GOTV, Trump probably did help Obama. In the same vein, every time the Operation Rescue folks, or Fred “God-Hates-Fags” Phelps, came to town, the local Planned Parenthood or various LGBT political or charitable organizations had pledge drives based on # of protesters x hours there. Fundraising success!

  • Cylux

    “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient
    is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very
    lively debate within that spectrum”

    However, what happens when you begin also shutting down the lively debate as well? Limiting the spectrum of acceptable opinions so that there can be NO lively debate, because there’s no dissenting position within the realm of ‘acceptable opinions’? So that for any given subject there is only considered ONE acceptable opinion, with all others considered hate?
    Might you end up with people REJECTING that frame? Embracing UNACCEPTABLE opinions in ever greater and growing numbers? Going well outside the ‘limited spectrum’?

    Why you just might.

  • People who move in upper middle class and 1%er circles have been willfully ignorant of how much of this crap has been lurking just below the surface for a long time. It’s especially hard to believe Republicans didn’t know since they’ve been dog whistling to them for 35 years now (if not more). Now it’s all out in the open and people are pretending to be shocked. I call bullshit. Black people were right when they were talking about how racist the country still is and most white people just didn’t want to see it.

    • The deniers remind me of H.G. Wells’ Eloi, beautiful creatures who seemed to live in an idyllic and simple paradise where everybody was nice to each other. But avoiding those pipes poking mysteriously up out of the ground, refusing to explain why they avoided them.

      Beneath? A Morlok invasion ready to happen. Just waiting for the right Morlok to lead the hordes back to the surface.

      You’re absolutely right: Racism didn’t end at all — not in belief or in practice — with the passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act. Misogyny didn’t end with Griswold and Roe v. Wade and Title IX. Homophobia didn’t end with Lawrence or Windsor or the DADT repeal.

      All that happened is the most vehement believers in those things were pushed out of power. Now they’re trying to get that power back.

      • Brian Burleson

        X 100. TY

      • All that said, I do believe (and maybe this is naive, but I really do) that this trend is the last big push against social progress. Not that I think racism will go away completely after this eruption dies down, of course. But the huge contradiction that is America is that most people are at least a little bit racist/sexist/homophobic/xenophobic but at the same time most people do not like open displays of racism/sexism/homophobia/xenophobia. One of our core values is that we like to think that our society is fair and that people who are talented and/or work hard can get ahead. It’s not completely true but it’s more true here than most places and it does happen. We don’t like it which is why politicians wishing to appeal on those bigoted attitudes had to do it below the radar of most Americans. On gay rights the 90s catch phrase was “I’m for equal rights but not for special rights.” Now that’s complete bullshit but it worked with a lot of people who don’t like to think of themselves as anti-gay bullies.

        Young people are paying attention and aren’t liking what they are seeing. Notice how the open bigots tend to be older. Sure there are a few millenials in there but not many. Even among Evangelicals polling shows that young people are much less bigoted than their parents. We are making progress but some people are lagging behind and they are angry because the rules changed and you get dirty looks when you say racist things.

        I think things are getting better and that’s not to say that we don’t fight against what’s going on right now. But we should be encouraged by how unpopular these bigoted ideas have become. Could you have imagined in 2004 that major businesses and sports organizations would be pulling out of a state in support of trans rights? That’s a lot of progress and while we aren’t done we are a lot closer to where we want to be which is exactly why the bigots are so angry. We should find that encouraging.

        • NancyP

          I find many trends encouraging, but I think that America’s Original Sin, slavery….racism, will be with us for a while. I live in a highly segregated area, though. (St. Louis MO)

          • At the time of the Continental Congress many were vocal about what allowing slavery would do to our country. Abigail Adams opposed slavery strongly and while her letters to her husband during that time were quite popular with other founders, they ignored her advice. We are still paying for that mistake.

      • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

        I thought the Eloi were farm animals raised by the Morlok’s as food. I guess that would make women/minority supporters of the GOP “chickens for Colonel Sanders”.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I think the GOP elite really believed they could keep a lid on it permanently so they could get all the benefits and not have to deal with any of the consequences.

      The problem is that they’ll try to pretend Donald Trump isn’t really part of the GOP if/when he loses. However,their refusal to speak out against him really needs to be held against both the base and the party as long as they don’t admit they have a big freaking problem. Basically something like what happened in California after Prop 187 needs to happen nationwide.

      • Yes, they did even though it’s been clear that the loony fringe had taken over all the GOP state level organizations over 20 years ago. There’s footage of state conventions in the south where people are speaking in tongues and waving their arms in the air. It looks more like a tent revival meeting than a political party meeting. And that’s been going on a long time. But it’s typical of the elites to think they are in charge even as the ground is caving beneath them. I think they still believe they can take the party back even though the Trump supporters resent the Bushes and Romney and others for not endorsing Trump. They will not be allowed back in. Not only will they not take it back, they won’t even be able to get past security.

        • TrollopeReader

          heck, today’s Tea baggers would probably put Reagan to the stake and light the fire with faggots. (in both definitions).

    • SoCalGal20

      I don’t think the elite and 1% were willfully ignorant. Maybe some of them. Many of them were outright complicit and are racist themselves.

      Anybody who genuinely thought we got “past” racism is naive, at best. As awful as this election cycle has been it has pulled back the curtain on some very nasty things that have been able to lurk out-of-sight for too long. Hopefully once this election cycle is over we, as a country, will be able to take a more honest look at racial issues and what’s going on.

      • Brian Burleson

        Sadly, I have to say that I believe you are wrong and after HRC is elected things are going to get worse instead of better. The Facist have been given a voice. One they certainly on the rise or so they think. Even after she is the leader, we have not heard the last of the racist, homophobes and Facist.

        • SoCalGal20

          I said maybe. And of course the fascists aren’t going away. That doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t work to make things better and discuss these issues.

          • Brian Burleson


    • Gerry Fisher

      It’s not an accident that black people vote Democratic in most elections by almost 90% on average. They get it.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    The twisted thing is that the racists want to say everything in the open then get mad when just a little later, you have video evidence of them having said it.

  • EweTaw

    I’m amazed how Breitbart has become a “thing” in the last few years. The depth of man’s hatred and stupidity is bottomless.

    • Breitbart himself was a drunken lunatic who once almost was a journalist, until he began beer-bong-funneling the hatred and bile. Then after some truly spectacular rants, he died from a heart attack, surprising almost no one.

      Steve Bannon saw the vacuum and moved in, making it his own. And since then, he took that eponymous website, branding it as an even more obviously friendly place for every far, far right Deplorable. Since then, as with Trump’s campaign of hate, it quickly became a self-reinforcing cycle.

  • Hank

    I almost feel like going onto the site tomorrow to wish them a Happy Rosh Hashanah!!! /s However, I avoid “White Supremacist” TRASH!!!

  • Texndoc

    I read the cretinous Matthew Boyle of Breitbart sees himself as Press Secretary in a Trump administration. There wasn’t a smear or innuendo that was too low for him and I fully expect he’s planning the “Hillary is a secret lesbian” card. Worse than Drudge. A filthy little boy-man. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/37441801c6ca796bd5fdbee322ac416599e809838bc8d5ae2ef454b0da827c60.jpg

    • JCF

      Lemme guess: he, too, screeches “No Fat Chicks!!!” [And are his fingers, if possible, even SHORTER than Drumpf’s??? :-0]

  • Gil

    Your fetid body politic got turned over like a mattress again, that’s all. Mind the smell, everyone.

  • rednekokie

    The party of Trump (I refuse to call them Republicans, because I was one, once, until Reagan came along and destroyed the party) is a party of hatred, bigotry, anti woman, anti gay – anti just about everything humanly possible and possibly human.

    Many people in this country follow that drivel. They are so low on the totem pole of civilization (not of their own making) that they will follow any dictator who comes along.
    DRTrump is the one heading the pile now. He will treat them just the same as Hitler treated the German populace, Mussolini treated the Italian populace, and Tojo treated the Japanese populace. Modern day look alikes are Assad of Syria and what’s his name of the Phillipines. They are all dictators, and will act as such as soon as they have total power, which is what they are after.

    • Bj Lincoln

      The first time I voted I was a republican. Then the party changed. So did I. I saw it become the vile hate group they are today and can’t believe how bad it’s gotten. The rest of my family are still GOP and sound just as bad as any Trump supporter out there. It’s disgusting. The way Trump talks, he seems to think he will be a dictator. It is all about power. He has been in charge of everything he touches and like a dictator his whole life. That is NOT how it works here.

  • cleos_mom

    Makes sense. It’s a segment of American society that the underbelly Trump (and the GOP) represents hadn’t gotten around to yet.