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A Fascist America (4)

May 23, 2017

5-23  Hair Trompf loves him some Mass Extrajudicial Killer.  What a way to start a page.  It’s sickening.  Can there seriously be anyone left who has the slightest doubt?  Of course some people won’t admit to the obvious.

In this episode we’re exploring what “Fascism (American Style)” is like, by observing the Trump family (and Republican Party) style of governing.  Like I said, sickening.  It wears people down.  T stays up all night, thinking of ways to keep everybody else awake all night.

5-24  How the Trompf budget would affect government spending on all services, over the coming 10 yrs.  Analysis by David Leonhardt (NYT).  Analysis by Jamelle Bouie (Slate).  Analysis by Maya MacGuineas (NYT).  Commentary by E. J. Dione Jr. (WaPo).

Republican House of Representatives candidate, and multimillionaire, Greg Gianforte has body slammed a reporter, breaking his glasses (and on the day before the election, btw).  Audio evidence.  Witnesses.  Sheriff investigating.  Hair Trompf set the example and the tone for this.  Later:  statement by three  witnesses (Fox News crew):

Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the man, as he moved on top [of] the reporter and began yelling something to the effect of “I’m sick and tired of this!”

Sheriff who is investigating has donated to G campaign.  Here is coverage by The Guardian, the British newspaper for which the reporter, Ben Jacobs, writes.  Here’s background on the perp.  The similarities between G and T are striking, incl violence, blaming the victim, attacking the press in general, wealth, and heavy investment in Russian companies that the US sanctioned because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as Jacobs’s paper had uncovered (here’s earlier, NYT notice of similarities).  Additional coverage (by a liberal newspaper).  Here’s national TV coverage by “Fox and Friends.”

5-25  Major MT newspapers rescind endorsement of G.  A third of votes were cast early.  Some Republican reactions.  G gets only 50.2% of vote; but Q gets only 44.1, as Right casts 5.7 for Libertarian.  5-26  Republicans moving to put the free press in jail.  Thus Trump, nominated by a fascist party, now influences that party deeper into fascist, mental and physical, thuggery.  Commentary (“The Republican Party. . .now advances ideas and celebrates behavior antithetical to democracy and simple human decency.”) by conservative columnist, Jennifer Rubin, in WaPo.

Cult of The Leader produces violent tribalism.  For instance.  5-28  President renews his attack on the press, and condones political violence, by commission and omission.  In Memoriam, two who died in service to truth and love.  Update:  A Statement, by one of the killer’s targets, of gratitude to her defenders.  Meanwhile, Propagandist-in-Chief, T moves to replace the public press with his twitter account, as the go-to source of accurate news and insightful commentary.  He don’t need no stinking journalists.

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