Donald Trump calls himself the “agent of change” in this election. I guess in some way, that may be true. Only I don’t see his “change” as one for the future but rather taking us back in time and changing away from the future we have started building under President Obama.
Yesterday I was reminded about my earlier comments about words mattering. Trump used words yesterday that were somewhat frightening to anyone who loves our country, our form of government, our constitution, and our way of life.
At a rally in Florida, Trump announced that “we are going to change the government”. I have to ask just what does he mean by that statement? Does he mean he will end the “gridlock” being produced by his own party? Or, does he mean change the government like getting rid of the current democracy for soething else? Since I consider him a Fascist wannabe, I am guessing he means the latter.
From the rousing applause he got, I am guessing his audience thought the same thing. Especially when you consider his comments about “getting rid of Hillary Clinton”. Saying you are going to “get rid” of someone is very suspicious.
Then, all day yesterday, I kept hearing that meme about the “agent of change” and that during the debate there was no “gotcha” moment. All of these nice political wonks all missed what I pointed out in my last paragraph yesterday. The very idea that Trump believes that shooting at another country’s navy vessels is not an act of war and “wont’ start a war” is that “gotcha moment” that everyone is missing and not talking about.
It goes beyond that as well. Trump has surrounded himself with people just like himself. They are stupid people who are more interested in hurting and attacking other people than they are in talking about actual policies.
We keep hearing from the Trump Team that they are talking policies. They are not. They are making attacks against people who are supporting Clinton because they cannot believe anyone would actually support her. More importantly they are attacks against people who have anything negative to say about Trump.
Yesterday, Trump himself could not help but double down on his attacks against that Miss Universe winner over her weight. He went so far as to say “we had a lot of problems with her and Clinton is making her sound like Mother Theresa.” Sorry Donald, but defending someone from your “fat shaming” attacks is not making her sound like Mother Theresa.
What that is doing is calling you out for your misogynistic behavior. But that wasn’t enough either. One of Trump’s minions on CNN compared the Miss Universe woman to a “terrorist”. She even went so far as to say Machado was accused of threatening a Venezuelan Judge. When it was pointed out that she was never charged with any crime and the vetting system to become a citizen is rigorous, she concluded that it couldn’t be very rigorous because of the recent bombings. Well, what about that lawyer in Houston that shot nine people and had swastika labeled material in his car? He was a natural citizen but apparently he isn’t a “terrorist”.
Then we have Trump saying how “restrained” he was because he didn’t bring up Bill Clinton’s indiscretions. Like that has anything to do with this election since Bill Clinton isn’t running for any office. Then, to double down, Rudi Giuliani said that Hillary Clinton is “too stupid to be President”. Why? Because she did not divorce Bill after everything came to light.
Maybe he thinks that she should have followed his lead. She should have called a news conference to announce she was going to divorce Bill before she told him, just like Giuliani did to his wife.
Then the Assistant Campaign Manager said that Hillary Clinton was the “enabler” that allowed her husband to cheat on her. I guess that makes Ivana Trump and Marla Trump enablers too since Trump cheated on them while he was married to them.
And remember, these people are representing the party that prides itself on being the party of “Family Values”. I guess Family Values aren’t what they used to be. If you forgive our husband for his indiscretions and stay with him in accordance with your marriage vows you are an enabler. Instead you should hold press conferences to announce your divorce before you tell your spouse you are divorcing them. Maybe even get married three times and tell everyone how you believe in “family Values”. That is the new Republican definition of “Family Values”.
According to Donald Trump and his minions Blacks and Latinos live in hell. Women are pigs, slobs, ugly, and just plain stupid. Women are an inconvenience to businesses because they might get pregnant. They have an awful lot of nerve expecting to be paid the same as a man doing the exact same work.
Finally, we have another wonderful surrogate for the Trump Team in Steve King of Iowa. He recently said in a tweet with a picture of himself alongside European Fascist leaders “Cultural suicide by demographic transformation must end.”
The meaning is very clear. This is a meme used by white supremacists that claim that immigrants, people of color, and Muslims pose a threat to “white purity”. No one on the Trump Team has distanced the campaign from King’s comments which tells me they agree.
Donald Trump is not an agent of change. Unless you consider an agent of change going back to our bigoted past of hating people of color, non-Christians, immigrants, and women as being “change”.
No, a vote for Donald Trump is really a vote for an “agent from hell”. If that is what you want America to become, by all means vote for the idiot. I plan to continue to fight against the very possibility that this “agent from hell” can win the election for as long as it takes to defeat him.
Words matter. It is really time for America to listen to what this clown says. Everyone with any sense of morality knows I am right. We desperately need to stop this Fascist Dictator wannabe. Vote down Trump and his fascist backers like King.