Trump’s Re-election Strategy: White Grievance + whining like spoiled brat.

What more is there to say:

Trump’s Re-election Message Is White Grievance Republicans in D.C. just pretend not to see it.

www -nytimes -com/2020/07/02/opinion/trump-racism-2020-election - html

… It’s hard to know if Republicans like this are truly naïve or if they’re just pretending so they don’t have to admit what a foul enterprise they’re part of. Because Trump does indeed have a re-election message, a stark and obvious one. It is “white power.”

The president started this week by tweeting out a video that encapsulates the soul of his movement. In it, a man in The Villages, an affluent Florida retirement community, shouts, “White power!” at protesters from a golf cart bedecked with Trump signs. “Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” wrote Trump. Only after several hours and a panic among White House staffers did the president delete the tweet.

His spokesman claimed he hadn’t heard his supporter’s extremely clear words. Trump, naturally, never disavowed them. …

… But Trump understands that he became a significant political figure by spreading the racist lie that Barack Obama was really born in Kenya. He launched his history-making presidential bid with a speech calling Mexican immigrants rapists and adopted a slogan, “America First,” previously associated with the raging anti-Semite Charles Lindbergh. Throughout the 2016 campaign, he won the invaluable prize of earned media with escalating racist provocations, which his supporters relished and which captivated cable news. … People voted for Trump for reasons besides racism. There was also sexism.


Trump, however, seems to grasp that racism is what put him over the top. It’s what made his campaign seem wild and transgressive and hard to look away from.
And who's to stop him?

Yeah, okay, I know, Trump’s Virus will probably seal the deal.

A trip down memory lane.

This Political Theorist Predicted the Rise of Trumpism.

His Name Was Hunter S. Thompson.

In Hell’s Angels, the gonzo journalist wrote about left-behind people motivated only by “an ethic of total retaliation.”

Sound familiar?

By Susan McWilliams - DECEMBER 15, 2016

www - thenation - com/article/archive/this-political-theorist-predicted-the-rise-of-trumpism-his-name-was-hunter-s-thompson/



Most people read Hell’s Angels for the lurid stories of sex and drugs. But that misses the point entirely. What’s truly shocking about reading the book today is how well Thompson foresaw the retaliatory, right-wing politics that now goes by the name of Trumpism. After following the motorcycle guys around for months, Thompson concluded that the most striking thing about them was not their hedonism but their “ethic of total retaliation” against a technologically advanced and economically changing America in which they felt they’d been counted out and left behind.

Thompson saw the appeal of that retaliatory ethic.

He claimed that a small part of every human being longs to burn it all down, especially when faced with great and impersonal powers that seem hostile to your very existence. In the United States, a place of ever greater and more impersonal powers, the ethic of total retaliation was likely to catch on.

What made that outcome almost certain, Thompson thought, was the obliviousness of Berkeley, California, types who, from the safety of their cocktail parties, imagined that they understood and represented the downtrodden.

The Berkeley types, Thompson thought, were not going to realize how presumptuous they had been until the downtrodden broke into one of those cocktail parties and embarked on a campaign of rape, pillage, and slaughter. …


A New Book Describes Hunter S. Thompson’s Prescience “Trump is present on every page, even though he’s never mentioned once,” says Timothy Denevi the author.

Dick Polman - Dec 28, 2018

www - theatlantic - com/politics/archive/2018/12/hunter-s-thompsons-writing-foreshadowed-rise-trump/578395/


One might argue that there’s no need for another book about Thompson … but Timothy Denevi, an assistant professor at George Mason University, begs to differ.

His new book, Freak Kingdom, tracks Thompson’s peak professional years, from 1963 to 1974, but in truth, Denevi says, “Trump is present on every page, even though he’s never mentioned once.”

Denevi tells me, “A lot of people today know Thompson as a drugged-out cartoon character”—indeed, the Doonesbury artist Garry Trudeau has made “Duke” a recurring character—“but what many of us are feeling right now [about Trump], Thompson was articulating beautifully in the ’60s and early ’70s, about how difficult it was to watch a government lie to its citizenry, and about how the country disfigured itself. When you’re constantly told one thing and you know the truth is another thing, the citizenry begins to fracture.

{Read: The Hunter S. Thompson you don’t know}

“That’s what we saw with the Vietnam War, with the Nixon administration and Watergate, with what Thompson saw as shameless, ruthless criminality. I think Thompson would look at the shameless criminality in the Trump administration, and he would’ve been able to dramatize the trauma of the situation, using the New Journalistic techniques.”

Not everyone, of course, loves the iconoclastic Thompson persona …



If a vaccine is miraculously ready in October, the anti-science t rump will take full credit for the greatest technological accomplishment since the Moon Landing.

That combined with his divisive contentious propaganda and the economy making a bit of a recovery, could result in the t rump being re-elected. Or he could find an illegal way to cheat and take the election.

Or failing any of that, if he loses by ANY margin, he could claim that it was a criminally falsified election. He has the Attorney General that could keep the outcome of even a landslide win by Biden, tied up in Court until the time runs out and the decision must be made. Early December, I think. Then the electorates not being able to vote, sends the process to the House, but it is a vote by allowed representatives from the States which add up to more for the red states - bingo- t rump becomes our full ledged Dictator. It would be a final bloodless(?) coup that destroys the Constitution of the USA.

So those are just a few of the nightmare scenarios in which the lawless t rump continues to destroy America.


Actually, if there is one in October, it will go like the Polio vaccine of 1955, which will only play in the hands of the anti-vaxxers. That said, if there is a vaccine while the dotard is still in office, I recommend waiting until he is out of office and getting it much later, due to safety reasons. It won’t be safe under the dotard’s so-called watch. People will die from any vaccine the dotard has rolled out in October or any other time between now and when he is hopefully booted out of office.

Good point. If I have self isolated for 6 months, I can hopefully make it a few more months, to be safe from another potential scam by the t rump.