Saturday, August 22, 2015

Trump Rallies The (Storm) Troops In Alabama (Updated)

No, we're not exaggerating.  Here are some snippets describing some of the estimated 20,000 (!) low-brows (some shouting "White Power!") who showed up for Republican front-runner and America's answer to Juan Peron, Donald "Rump" Trump's rally in the armpit of American sedition, Mobile, AL, yesterday:
On the street, Olaf Childress, a neo-Confederate activist, gave out copies of “The First Freedom” newspaper, which had headlines about “Black-on-white crime,” “occupied media” and “censored details of the Holocaust.”  [snip]
Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in Alabama. She turned her car around and got in line, warning people of what happened to states when liberals took them over.
“There is no more California,” Burns said. “It’s now international, lawless territory. Everything is up for grabs. Illegal aliens are murdering people there. People are being raped. Trump isn’t lying about anything — the rest of the country just hasn’t found out yet.”
Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog has more on Olaf Childress here.  Suffice it to say, he's a piece of shit work.

But wait, there's more:
“When he gets in there, he’ll figure it out,” said Amanda Mancini, who said she had traveled from California to see Mr. Trump. “So we do have to trust him, but he has something that we can trust in. We can look at the Trump brand, we can look at what he’s done, and we can say that’s how he’s done everything.”
Still, others said they had plenty of advice for the man they regularly identified in conversation as “Mr. Trump.”
“Hopefully, he’s going to sit there and say, ‘When I become elected president, what we’re going to do is we’re going to make the border a vacation spot, it’s going to cost you $25 for a permit, and then you get $50 for every confirmed kill,’ ” said Jim Sherota, 53, who works for a landscaping company. “That’d be one nice thing.”
So, when Rump's fans aren't actually beating up people, they're merely fantasizing about killing them.

We're not finished:
 "Donald Trump is telling the truth and people don't always like that," said Donald Kidd, a 73-year-old retired pipe welder from Mobile. "He is like George Wallace, he told the truth. It is the same thing.
Hmmm. Yeah, George Wallace.

Right-wingers in this country are overly fond of laughably, nonsensically ascribing Nazi tendencies to the Kenyan Socialist Usurper President, but if these Republican Trumpistas aren't brownshirts in the flesh, we're Tsar of All the Russias.

UPDATEMatt Taibbi nails it:
Trump isn't really a politician, of course. He's a strongman act, a ridiculous parody of a Nietzschean superman. His followers get off on watching this guy with (allegedly) $10 billion and a busty mute broad on his arm defy every political and social convention and get away with it.
People are tired of rules and tired of having to pay lip service to decorum. They want to stop having to watch what they say and think and just get "crazy," as Thomas Friedman would put it.  [snip]

Those of us who think polls and primaries and debates are any match for that are pretty naive. America has been trending stupid for a long time. Now the stupid wants out of its cage, and Trump is urging it on. There are a lot of ways this can go wrong, no matter who wins in 2016.  (our emphasis)
UPDATE II:  Andy Borowitz adds a bit of dark humor as well:
A rally featuring a racist speaker Friday night in Mobile attracted a crowd of just twenty thousand people, widely considered a disappointing turnout for a racist event in Alabama.
According to racist event planners in the state, a crowd of twenty thousand would rank the event as one of the smaller racist rallies in Alabama this year.

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