Thursday, October 05, 2023

The interesection of Crazy and Craven

That's the location of MAGA World. They continue to support Donald Trump, even as he claimed:

"Migrants are poisoning the blood of our country." I know that sounds like Hitler, but no, it was Donald J. Trump. Here are his specific words: “Nobody has any idea where these people are coming from, and we know they come from prisons. We know they come from mental institutions and insane asylums. We know they’re terrorists. Nobody has ever seen anything like we’re witnessing right now. It is a very sad thing for our country. It’s poisoning the blood of our country.” Of course he doesn't back this shit up because no one demands he back it up. Instead, his followers take it to heart (assuming they have hearts; which I am doubting).

Do not try to tell me that, here in Chicagoland, we don't understand the downside of illegal immigration. Gov. Abbott of Texas has been sending busloads from his state up here. He doesn't bother to coordinate with our mayor or governor because he has nothing but contempt for us or the people he's shipping. More than 195 buses, more than 13,000 immigrants. Just plopped here. Of course it's been difficult to accommodate them. But they are human beings and we are doing our best.

But saying that people who are fleeing gangs and/or political persecution are "terrorists" from prisons, mental institutions and insane asylums is not helping. I'm going to go out on a limb and say invoking Nazi rhetoric is never a good thing. ("Poisoning the blood of our country" is awful close to the Mein Kampf reference to "the poison of foreign races.")

Is this an accident? Of course not. Are his passionately evangelical followers aware of the connection? If they were, they wouldn't be his followers. If they are, I question their Christianity.

A young clerk is fucking a married man. A woman who works for Judge Engoron was "outed" by Donald Trump as "Chuck Schumer's girlfriend." He has no proof of this. In fact, there is no known connection between this woman and Sen. Schumer. Yet Trump posted this on Truth Social, mentioned it on the courthouse steps and used it in a fundraising email.

This was so untrue, so egregious, so embarrassing to a blameless young woman that Judge Engoron issued a gag order against a former President of the United States.

Of course Donald Trump has a dirty mind. We've all read how he refers to his own daughter, Ivanka. We all heard the Access Hollywood tape.

Of course Donald Trump steamrolls over women who are in his way. We all heard what he said about election workers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman, all of it baseless.

I'm more appalled right now by his MAGA supporters. Aren't some of them women? Don't they have mothers and daughters? 

From The Guardian

MAGA Nation: If you don't want to be labeled "deplorable," stop acting deplorably. I close with the words of retired General John Kelly. If Trump is re-elected: "There is nothing more to be said: God help us."