ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Trump - Normalizing Neo-Fascism

Updated on March 16, 2016

Donald Trump is both a megalomaniacal neo-fascist, and a feebly insecure invertebrate dripping with cowardice - who has somehow managed to stumble his way from pop-culture punch-line, to reality-TV pink-slip maven, to front-runner for the republican presidential nomination.

The prospects of a Trump administration have caused great consternation - not only amongst Beltway thought-leaders and party elites, but among the dregs of the rabble as well. First-time voters are registering in droves in order to stave off the prospective national embarrassment of a cotton-candy-coiffed bigot-in-chief. (To the point that democrats are dreamily envisioning the re-acquisition of the senate, perhaps even the house.)

The unsettling truth is that - aside from surrounding himself with garish & gauche yes-men - no one knows exactly what a Donald Trump presidency (knock on wood) would look like.

Sure, his campaign kick-off was headlined by his anti-Mexican “rapists & murders” tirade - whom he blames, along with China and Japan, for domestic economic woes. And yeah, he’s feigned interest in special identification and/or outright bans on Muslims, lazily claiming that "Islam hates us." He remains the oompa-loompa-orange face of the blatantly racist birther movement. He plays footsie with white supremacist groups such as the KKK.

But is Trump, the man, really the xenophobic ultra-nationalist that he purports to be? Honestly, it makes no never mind. He's just a bigot with a soapbox unless/until we hand him the nukes.

He has, if nothing else, done a great service in providing an accurate head-count of just how many knuckle-dragging, imbecilic hate-mongers are traipsing about the countryside.

Trump's hate-speech has given his band of nihilistic nincompoops permission to come out of the wood-work and proudly proclaim the bigoted views they before could only discuss behind closed-doors with their like-minded, mouth-breathing brethren.

Trump's simplistic supporters point to his telling it like it is. The disappearing of manufacturing jobs has gutted the middle class. Wage stagnation and social immobility have torn the American Dream asunder. Economic populism. Problem being – Trump's followers are none too sophisticated. (He's gonna find the best people to Make America Great Again, and make Mexico pay to build a beautiful wall, by making tremendous deals the losers in Washington are too dumb to make because we don't win anymore.)

In ignorance, they blame China for stealing jobs that greedy anti-American businessmen (including Trump) have giddily shipped overseas for a percentage-point increase this quarter. (Btw, no one seems to care about domestic wages being driven down by slave wages in China while they are sauntering to the checkouts with their shiny new iPads, Nikes, and dollar store trinkets.)

They blame Mexicans for driving domestic wages downward - when hundreds of thousands of American jobs to were outsourced to Mexico because US-based corporations fought for (legally bribed politicians for) NAFTA. American businesses rely on immigrants to do jobs that Americans just won't do - lettuce would be like $10-a-head without said labor. And about that dumbass wall - airlines will still fly people with visas right over any wall, walls force seasonal workers who'd otherwise return home into moving their families here permanently, and immigration from Mexico has been less than net-zero for five years now.

They blame black folks for violent crime, and for government spending on social insurance programs such as welfare and SNAP (food stamps). Trump's Klan rallies regularly feature violent assault on black and brown protesters. Trump laments the notion of free speech - that there are no "consequences" for peaceful protest. Not only has the candidate repeatedly called upon his brownshirts to physically attack protesters, he's promised to provide legal defense for those charged for the hate-fueled violent crimes he incites.

Trump’s popularity has been driven, largely, by white resentment. (Pasty pecker-woods paranoid that if they fail to maintain their tenuous grasp on power, they'd be treated the same way they've treated black and brown folks for hundreds of years.) And, secondarily, the yearning for an authoritarian strong-man who promises to protect his feeble knee-benders from the bad men and make everything all better.

To the sane, Trump embodies the worst of American stereotypes – racist & bullying, belligerent & blusterous, arrogant & obtuse…

He's childishly gullible - time and again hoodwinked by right-wing internet hoaxes. He’s troublingly insecure, especially concerning his manhood and finances. He's been fighting his "short-fingered vulgarian" label since the 1980s (Spy magazine), yet suddenly feigns ignorance of the satirical charge. Despite being born into vast wealth and name recognition, (aside from brand marketing, at which he is a genius) he is an utterly failed businessman whose ventures have been repeatedly failed and bankrupted.

He’s been thrice divorced. His ex-wife accused him of rape. He’s repeatedly and publicly proclaimed his physical attraction to his own daughter. He’s called women pigs and bimbos; he’s blamed criticisms on their bleeding.

Members of Trump's campaign staff have physically assaulted members of the media, which he incessantly attacks. He bans reporters who write negative things about him. Those allowed into his hate-rallies are confined to a designated pen and berated throughout. He promises, as president, to effectively shut down media organizations who report things with which he disagrees.

He reportedly kept Mein Kamph at his bedside. His mannerisms evoke Mussolini. He's repeatedly praised Vladimir Putin. He praised the Chinese government for the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre of protesters.

He's attacked P.O.W.s for being captured. He's mocked people with disabilities. He's even managed to find himself embroiled with Pope Francis.

The adults hand-wring over Trump's campaign of idiocy, and attempt to chrystal-ball which uncouth gaffe which will finally sink him. To the contrary, these snippets of "political incorrectness" are his lifeblood. His popularity is not in spite of, but because of his open apeness.

In the past, he has described himself as “very pro-choice.” Now he claims to be “very pro-life.” Within mere days, he’s both said that he’ll appoint justices who’d overturn marriage equality (Obergfell) and that he’d work to strengthen LGBT civil rights. He’s given campaign contributions to Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Barack Obama – yet runs for president as a republican. He exclaims that “political correctness is killing us!” Yet insists that president Trump will “be the most politically correct person you have ever seen.” He incessantly attacks seemingly any & every ethnic group - yet he claims to have wonderful Muslim friends, insists that he’ll win the Hispanic vote, and proclaims to have ”a great relationship with the blacks.”

Donald Trump is a weather vane. He has no moral compass. Without tether to reality. Sans scruples. The Donald's raison d'etre is Trump, and Trump alone.

While it may be tempting to minimize his boorish ramblings & musings as empty campaign fodder intended to dupe gullible bigoted rubes - the most sinister aspect of the Trump Experience has been his keen ability to normalize into American society the fascistic qualities of ultra-nationalism, xenophobia, and authoritarianism. (And to make Ted Cruz seem almost reasonable in comparison.)

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes. To watch him speak, he is one scary dude. The air about him as a despot.

      You could see it even in his show.

      Great hub. Thanks for "telling it like it is."

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Huge protest outside Trump rally. Americans dont take kindly to despots.

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 13 months ago from Florida

      @lovemychris Its because of violence and racism like that, that I will support Trump.

      Those thugs are just a step behind the Hamas, the Taliban, and all the other evils destroying our society today.

      The ignorance of people who even bring up Hitler or Fascism when talking about him really is sad, they just have no clue... oh well, when the bottom falls out in a few years and people end up with a country that makes what Greece has been going through the past few years look like a picnic, I won't feel bad for anyone.

      Karma.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh they have a clue. They've lived with it all their lives. "Get a job" "losers" "Get em out of here" "knock the crap out of em" "no muslims, no mexicans, Islam hates us""kkk, what kkk?"

      Trump is an incitor, and he got what he wanted. He's the thug, and so are his supporters. They call people n's and c*nts. Cowboy says "next time we might have to kill him."

      Oh, we've seen it all before. But hey- you want it, you got it.

      Reap the whirlwind.

    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      I see your cheerleading for Liberals now Leslie - glad you found someone that agrees with you

    • Justin Earick profile image
      Author

      Justin Earick 13 months ago from Tacoma, WA

      You're...

    • Justin Earick profile image
      Author

      Justin Earick 13 months ago from Tacoma, WA

      Finally found someone? Trump is literally the most disliked presidential candidate in US history (Hillary is #2, btw).

    • Justin Earick profile image
      Author

      Justin Earick 13 months ago from Tacoma, WA

      Ken - Racism, xenophobia, ultra-nationalistic authoritarianism. What other fascistic qualities are required to render fascist an apt description?

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh there used to be quite a group of liberals Ralph...before your time. In fact, I was here before most if you that act like I don't belong. Those people are gone. Some are here sporadically, but not like it used to be. Maybe they got tired of being reported, banned, voted down, harassed, targeted and gang stalked. Who knows.

      But, if you watched Maddow, you know that Trump is a liar. He said he met with the police for 1/2 hour and they told him he should cancel the rally.

      Police said they did no such thing. They did not see any danger, and said they could handle it if there was.

      Saw a couple of protestors being interviewed--young white girls. They said there was no violence until the rally got canceled.

      Now, I also saw someone ask: what was Trump doing having a rally on a liberal campus in Chicago?

      Trump's son tweeted that Hillary was behind the protestors....but really, it looks more to me like IL Duce.

      1. He gets to play victim

      2 He gets all the headlines

      3 He gets to gin up his racist rants

      I was on twitter last night, and all u saw was people saying things like this:

      We don't want your hate here

      Standing up to hate

      They have had enough.

      And that kid of his that is blaming Hillary is a trophy hunter.

      Let's talk about that.

      End of racial disparaging Trump old boy.

      End of Muslim fear mongering.

      Yeah, women bleed--but we brought you into this world. Don't make us grab your little ear and put you in the corner!

    • chris7800 profile image

      Christopher 13 months ago from Northridge, CA

      Poorly researched, riddled with speculation, and sprinkled with fiction . You clearly don't understand fascism, racism, or probably any other "ism." Maybe this would've been a better article-no, the very premise was flawed. Rather, I should say it would have been a better use of your time if you written about Trump's numerous (and real) flaws, which you pretty much glossed over in favor of the same kind of rhetoric for which you criticize Trump. Of course, I'm sure the irony is lost on you.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well chalk me up as another one who sees the fascism. Right away, too.

      Il Duce Trump. Google a Mussolini speech, youll be amazed at the similarity.

      Also, he is promoting these Gladio type false flags to justify the muslim hate.

      He thinks being smart is weak, being kind is stupid.

      And he says he'll punish newspapers that write badly of him....chillingly similar.

      Its as Mark Twain said, history doesnt repeat, but sometimes it rhymes.

    • Justin Earick profile image
      Author

      Justin Earick 13 months ago from Tacoma, WA

      Funny how people think simply waving away at things with which they disagree is somehow an argument.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes, or demanding you prove yourself, but never do the same.

      Nationalism is numero uno with fascists. Even tho this one has his ties made in China. :-(

    • chris7800 profile image

      Christopher 13 months ago from Northridge, CA

      Isn't what you're doing with this article "waving away at" Trump's popularity by dismissing it as a phenomenon of racism because you disagree with it? It is funny indeed.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      He said racism, xenophobia, ultra-nationalistic authoritarianism.

      Which of those fascist qualities do you disagree with?

    • chris7800 profile image

      Christopher 13 months ago from Northridge, CA

      Since everyone here is waving away at things with which they disagree and thinking it is an argument, and demanding that I prove myself without doing the same, here is why Trump is not a Fascist. Yes, his mannerisms resemble those of Mussolini. He is a populist. There is something of a "cult of personality" about him. His "Make America Great Again" slogan advocates a return to a "golden age," as Italian Fascists wanted to revive the Roman Empire. However, as Fascism is a political ideology and not a rhetorical style, one cannot be deemed a Fascist simply due to superficial parallels with some Fascist leaders.

      As for the things you listed, some people think Trump is racist, many don't. I wouldn't use the word "xenophobia" to describe fascism; rather, I would use the term "nativist." Trump is not nativist or anti-immigration, he is opposed to illegal immigration and open borders. "Ultra-nationalistic authoritarianism" is not a recognized concept in politics, but Trump has argued that one reason he would be a good President is his ability to negotiate with Congress; authoritarians don't negotiate. It is hyperbolic to describe Trump as a nationalist.

      Other major Fascist ideas to which Trump does not subscribe include a one-party system, imperialism (he actually wants the US military to be less involved with foreign conflicts and opposed the invasion of Iraq), militarism, a strong federal government (he actually wants to reduce the size and power of the federal government), and a National Socialist economic policy (he wants less government intervention in the economy, not more).

      I could go on, but I think I've made my point.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      You forgot one quality of his: Lying. You believe he will be all these things, because he says so.

      Some people see fascist. No matter how you argue against it.

      You know, like we've had to hear for 7 years Obama is a socialist, and now, according to Trump, Sanders the commie.

      Will it matter if people prove he's not a commie? Think Trump will stop saying it?

      Hello-'-people still call a Obama a muslim!

      I'll make you a deal. I'll stop calling Trump a fascist the second Trump drops the commie label, and right wingers stop calling Obama a muslim.

    • chris7800 profile image

      Christopher 13 months ago from Northridge, CA

      Except lying doesn't make him a Fascist, it just makes him a politician.

      And some people see Obama as a socialist no matter how you argue against it.

      So you're basically saying that applying false labels to Trump is justified because some right-wingers have applied false labels to Obama and Sanders (although Trump is far from the first person to be mislabeled by left-wingers)? My response to that is, shouldn't you strive to be better instead sinking to their level?

      And I'll make you a deal. I'll start calling Trump a Fascist if he starts to espouse a political ideology that is aligned with Fascism.

    • Justin Earick profile image
      Author

      Justin Earick 13 months ago from Tacoma, WA

      First - I listed numerous "out groups" which Drumpf has incessantly attacked as evidence that his popularity is largely driven by white resentment - whether or not he as bigoted as he portrays himself in public. (Drumpf's southern strategy - silent majority, take our country back, make america 1958 again.)

      I noted the yearning of paranoid cowards for an authoritarian strong-man to protect them from the big bad bogey men. I listed his (faux) economic populism; his brand-marketing genius; his opposition to "political correctness."

      Also, I used neo-fascism, and asked how many fascistic qualities are required before one is considered fascist. I listed a few - authoritarianism, nativism (xenophobia, ultra-nationalism - peas of the same ugly pod - disguising fear/hatred of other ethnicities/nationalities/religious groups as uber patriotism) - which Drumpf has openly embraced.

      I do not agree that he is opposed to militarism. He supported the Iraq War for years before flip-flopping (as he is wont). He talks longingly about his urge to commit numerous war crimes - stealing natural resources from sovereign nations, deliberately targeting innocent civilians, torture...

      I don't agree that he is opposed to strong federal govt (as with all conservatives, it's simply a matter of what they want big govt to be about doing - getting into our bedrooms and women's bodies; militarism; police state/drug war/mass incarceration). Drumpf wants to use big govt to shut down media organizations he personally dislikes. He wants to use law enforcement (and his brownshirts - the lion's guard) to physically attack agitators/dissenters. He wants to send an army of federal agents around to kick down the doors of 11 million immigrants. He wants to use federal agents to identify/monitor/ban even vacationing American Muslims (and shutter mosques). He has voiced support for mass surveillance, and against online privacy/security.

      I do not agree.

    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      What a regurgitation of tabloid headlines sewn together with whimsical words of exaggeration - it's full of opinion, "I heard...." and other preachy one liners. Fact is that you cannot stand the fact that Trump will stand up for America and enforce the law.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Nice presentation of facts Justin. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck....quaaack

      Wait til someone shows the pics of his wife I've seen on twitter. That'll make him lose it. And then one only has to point to him and say Hillary, ruff ruff.

      Or the creepy things he has said about his daughter.....

      I mean, politics of personal destruction is so ugly, but you can't fight fire with a garden hose.

      Republicans went to Obamas patriotism and birth. And Trump was the main birther! I'll just say Jeffrey Epstein...

      No, Trump had better watch his p's and q's.

    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Leslie - your posts ramble on and on - just because someone has an opposite opinion (like where Obama was born) doesn't make them instantly demonic. By the way, Hillary got an endorsement from the Grand Dragon of the KKK the other day and she didn't immediately disavow it - is she a racist now? See, your flawed logic - it doesn't work on anyone with the ability to think on their own.

    • chris7800 profile image

      Christopher 13 months ago from Northridge, CA

      All these arguments for Trump being a Fascist are shallow. I don't know how many Fascist traits one must have to qualify as such, but if you want to present a real argument for Trump, then explain HOW he supports some or all of these (actual Fascist) policies/ideologies:

      Totalitarianism

      Dictatorship/authoritarianism (you've said he's authoritarian a number of times, but just saying it isn't an argument; offer supporting evidence)

      A mixed economy (specifically corporatism)/rejection of both capitalism and socialism

      Class collaboration/government mediation of social classes

      A one-party system

      Nationalism (once again, just calling him a nationalist is not an argument)

      Militarism/imperialism (when you say he supports the Iraq War, I assume you're referring to the Howard Stern interview in which he was asked if he supported invading Iraq and responded "Yeah, I guess so;" this is not consistent with the hyper- aggressive tone of a true militarist. And his talk about bombing ISIS is indeed aggressive, but that isn't really militaristic unless you want to argue that ISIS isn't a real threat.)

      Eugenics

      Nativism (deporting illegal immigrants and securing borders isn't nativist)

      Ethnic superiority (if you're going to say he support this, provide evidence. Yet again, just saying it isn't enough).

      The designation of Trump as a Fascist can be pretty well explained by historian Richard Griffiths, who said that Fascism is the "most misused, and overused word, of our times".

      And no, opposition to political correctness is not an argument Trump is a Fascist.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Uhm, no. He said Obama was born in Kenya, and not a legitimate prez. He wanted Obama out of office. You might call it differing opinion, I call it sedition. You see, he was at the head of it. He was the big birther. And, it would not be the first time his character is in question on that issue. Because, although Hillary made that appeal to racists in 2008(4?), with the stupid hard-working white people comment, Trump was actually red-lining in the 70's. He was found guilty and had to pay a fine. Also, there are some very rough statements he made about homeless vets when they were "a blight" on 42 st or ave, whatever that fancy part of Manhattan is. Imagine how surprised those homeless vets must feel now, using them to win votes.

      You see, you all think ole Trump has it in the bag....he has never faced what he is about to face. He may have been in court a lot, but nothing like the political arena.

      Hillary has faced it for what, 40 years? Trump is a piker.

      And he's about to get poked. Be prepared. You will soon sound just like all the rest of us you make fun of.

      That goes for all of you who think politics is nothing but a bunch of bums and criminals...you should hear yourselves talking about Trump and Sanders!

      Soon, we'll have to ask you about shiny one and messiah, lolol

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Uhoh....Michelle Bachman just called Hillary a fascist....what do you think of that, chris?

    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Leslie - you call it sedition because you can't understand what words really mean.

      You wouldn't be able to define Fascism if your life depended on it, so stop trying. It's one of the most complex ideologies in history. You just like the way it sounds because it's been used to attempt to tie Trump to Adolph Hitler. And SO WHAT if Trump thinks Obama is a Kenyan????? It's called an opinion and he's entitled to it. Anyway, Hillary started the entire birther subject anyway. He is going to stomp a mudhole in her behind so deep it will get named and have an RV rental site next to it.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Aaaaaand, im entitled to think Trumps a fascist. Doyeeeee

    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      OK - please define it (go ahead and cut and paste from Wikipedia if you want to) I'll wait............

    • chris7800 profile image

      Christopher 13 months ago from Northridge, CA

      "Uhoh....Michelle Bachman just called Hillary a fascist....what do you think of that, chris?"

      Assuming that was directed at me, I think Hillary Clinton isn't any more or less of a Fascist than Trump and that this is just another example of throwing around political terms without regard to accuracy (and is some cases, without even knowing what it actually means). All too common in politics.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yeah, kind of like socialist and commie.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Don't need wiki...good old Oxford will do

      Although it's pretty redundant, since Justin already covered it as far as I'm concerned.

      But here you go, mr prove it prove it man:

      fas·cism.

      [ˈfaSHˌizəm]

      NOUN

      1.an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

      synonyms: authoritarianism · totalitarianism · dictatorship ·

      [more]

      •(in general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.

      Powered by Oxford Dictionaries · © Oxford University Press · Translation by Bing Translator

      Any question?

      Now, maybe you can prove Obama was born in Kenya? Use Trumps proof.

      Oh yeah......still waiting.

    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Maybe you can prove he wasn't - are we on a playground in grade school? Ask your girl Shrillary, she started the story, not Trump nor me.

      It really makes no difference to me where he was hatched. He's on his way out soon along with his Muslim Brotherhood advisors, the Iranian Valerie Jarrett, his globalistic policies, and the stink of George Soros on everything he's ever done. When America is returned to we the people after Trump whitewashes Hillary (not Whitewater) people we rejoice in the streets and watch the illegals hiking back to Mexico, the Muslims deported, and the jobs and businesses rolling back in. It will be great to have only citizens inside our borders - our welfare spending will drop by enough to build a big border wall with armed guards. Hillary will be in jail, China will be on the ropes, and the EPA will be reduced to a small office in Queens since they are so inept. We'll go,back to calling the weather, the weather instead of global warming/cooling/climate change/or whatever you libs decide each week. Everyone will have the right to carry and use a gun should a Democrat try to stick his or her hand in a taxpayers pocket for a pet project. We'll finally get out of debt, including the whopping 7 trillion Obama added because Soros told him to. Our troops will no longer feel they will be left to die because The SOS told the rescue team to stand down and watch a YouTube video. America will be great again - can't you just feel the excitement building about the greatness Trump will bring! I know you can't wait, right?

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      In other words, Trump is full of doodle and you don't care. Kind of silly to accuse me of schoolyard when you use Shrillary. Cause of course, when the 2 men scream and yell, they're passionate. Same old crap.

      Sorry old chap, you'll just have to let other people have their own opinions.

      The fact you have such a problem with it shows me why you support Trump.

      Trump will soon get the same treatment as Hillary. Let's see how well a man can take it.

    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      He's going to get indicted for illegal handing of classified materials ?

    • chris7800 profile image

      Christopher 13 months ago from Northridge, CA

      "Yeah, kind of like socialist and commie."

      And Fascist, neo-Fascist, Nazi, etc.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      No, they're going to attack him and his family personally, and nastily. I've heard that Chelsea and Ivanka's friendship is really taking a toll from this campaign. One would hope the kids are left out of it, but we all know politics. Lie and smear, lie and smear.

      And go for the jugular. You see, we all know Trump has no problem going for the jugular, but now he's going to have to take it, too.

      And believe me, there's plenty of material.

      But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it can be different this time. Maybe we can just focus on issues and solutions, and vote on that.

      Thing is, it's already gone personal. And who's going to stop it?

      Just let's get the sources right. Michelle 'crazy eyes' Bachman was blaming liberal democrats for that Trump add where women are repeating what he has said...Matthews had to tell her no, that add was made by Republican women.

      You think he can win the general without women?

      Keep telling yourselves that. Please. And wait for it.

      Y'all have summoned the beast.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Keep that in mind chris, when we start hearing socialist, commie every day.

      Will you remind your right wing pals?

      Somehow, I doubt it.

      Trump is calling Sanders a communist.

    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Leslie - I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well., I have to work, but thank you. You do the same!

      (Funny about this new welfare, they make you work 6 days a week)

      But yummmm, my new box of bon bons should be arriving soon.

      I'll eat them as I drive my Cadillac to go pick up all my free stuff.

      Socialism is so cool!

      (Sorry for using your comment section for my snarkism, Justin)

      And really do have a good weekend you too, Ralph. And everybody!

    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Wow - I was truly offering the olive branch of a peaceful weekend and I get a sack full of sarcasm in return.......

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Sorry rj. I appreciate it. I'll try to keep the sarcasm at bay. But I meant what I said at the end, too.

      I'm always nice to those who are nice to me....but we got off on the wrong foot.

      So, bygones be bygones. New leaf!

    • chris7800 profile image

      Christopher 13 months ago from Northridge, CA

      "Keep that in mind chris, when we start hearing socialist, commie every day. Will you remind your right wing pals?"

      Actually, I live in Los Angeles. I have very few right wing pals. And I am anal about the use of all political terms, including socialist and commie.

      "Trump is calling Sanders a communist."

      Sanders is actually a social democrat, although he himself doesn't know this.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Sorry for mis-judging you. Bernie thinks he can win in California.

      And Trump is going to pound him with the communist label. Hillary the criminal and Sanders the commie.

      *sigh*can't wait.

    Click to Rate This Article