Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Tuesday, May 21, 2024

What's next?


Are we Americans being deliberately blind to what this maniac is up to?

Trump’s social media account shares a campaign video with a headline about a ‘unified Reich’ 

The word “Reich” is often largely associated with Nazi Germany’s Third Reich, though the references in the video Trump shared appear to be a reference to the formation of the modern pan-German nation, unifying smaller states into a single Reich, or empire, in 1871.  --AP


skudrunner said...

And the republicans are going to push grandma off a cliff in her wheelchair. If a republican gets elected it will be the end of our country. Somehow these phrases keep reappearing from the democrats yet here we are as a country. Granted we are more divided and it is riskier to live in a big city and harder to pay living expenses. That has gotten much worse since the democrats gave up on a decent candidate and elected the current one.

Bidenomics has been a massive failure as has the mandate for electric vehicles, withdrawal from Afghanistan, managing the border, controlling crime, wavering support for Israel, lock down schools so children miss a year of education and unwavering support for falsi the fraud. His massive giveaways have not bought the votes he wanted and keeping his opponent off the campaign trail over paying a hooker is just getting his opponent all day press coverage. Now he needs a new plan and he found it. The republicans will ruin the country and democracy and create the fourth reich. All either party needs to do is put in a reasonable and competent candidate and the election is theirs. If they keep what the have, it is a crap shoot.

Dave Miller said...

Cue the MAGA apologists to claim Trump, or his staffers, are just trying to trigger the libs.

Now... that may be true. But if so, why would we want a person as president of the United States who mocks a certain group of Americans with references from Nazi Germany?

I'm old enough to remember when conservatives were rightly aghast at Hillary Clinton calling the extremists in our midsts "deplorables", so I've got to ask...

Why are not those same conservatives and MAGA supporters upset at a presidential candidate using a Nazi reference? Because that candidate must either really want that, or he is trying to "own" the libs.

Dave Miller said...

Oh Skud... is there never any nuance with you?

I notice you had nothing to say about a candidate for the presidency of the US employing a Nazi reference in a political campaign. Why not? is it beneath you to comment on it?

You did state this... "Bidenomics has been a massive failure as has the mandate for electric vehicles, withdrawal from Afghanistan, managing the border, controlling crime, wavering support for Israel, lock down schools so children miss a year of education and unwavering support for falsi the fraud."

I'll reserve comment until you supply some link buttressing your arguments.

BTW, Trump crowed everyday about the rising stock market when he was president. Was he wrong to do so, or was he lying? I ask because Americans have never seen more money in their 401K and retirement accounts as the market is at an all time high under Biden.

Anonymous said...

The Problem is, these democratic people have their eyes closed to what’s actually going on, a lot is planned, example: if people actually had to write a check for their Federal Income or State Property Tax or the Home Insurance they’d vote differently ,like the people who are being taught that their going to be Raptured Away before the Excrement Hits The Fan

Mike said...

I was watching a TV show on WWII that showed Hitler speaking. tRUMP has the same gestures that Hitler had.

Shaw Kenawe said...

When trump openly and repeatedly exclaims that migrants are “poisoning the blood of our country, “or calls, liberals “vermin, “or shares a video calling for a “unified Reich, “he is literally echoing Adolf Hitler’s language – – Nazi language!

Trump promised revenge and retribution if he is reelected. He said he would be a dictator on “day one. “Trump claims presidents should have complete immunity – – to commit any crime?

Trump is no populist or strongman – – he is a fascist!

Dave Dubya said...

Skud will never admit Trump is a fascist and neo-Nazis love him.

He's more afraid of big cities (Blacks) than the end of the republic.

skudrunner said...

Rev, I have not seen a political commercial so I do feel spared misery but I know it is coming.
Even joey b handlers have turned away from bidenomics so it is not just me. If you consider 13 people killed and millions of armaments given to an enemy OK then there is nothing I can say about the horrific withdrawal from Afghanistan. I know you don't consider the border a problem but millions do. You apparently don't consider crime a factor because crime is local. Hopefully your experience doesn't prove wrong.

Test scores were down as was overall learning during the lockdown but private school enrollment is up. People will react to government threats and just march in step. Some objected but were put in their place by increase threats and restrictions. Small businesses have suffered and many will not return. Ford and GM have suspended production of EV's for a time because they aren't selling and giving them tax breaks is not going to improve sales. The lockdown also proved you can elect a president with no campaigning and from your couch.

I do remember when the previous administration slapped tariffs on china the other side went wild. Now joey b is going to do the same thing and it is fine.

Don't tell leslie that IRA's are way up because he feels it is just do to greed.

Dube, I have no fear of blacks but do have a healthy approach to crime being so high. Ever been to San Francisco or the miserable mile in chicago. Go ther some time and tell me you feel safe.

I know if a republican is elected the republic will fall apart. Common theme from democrats but yet to be proven.

JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

A long comment from my good friend Skudrunner that was absolute nonsense. I've tried to help on a few occasions but I guess he and his fellow righties would rather continue to lie and mislead than get assistance. Pride is a deadly sin Skuds. If only Trump and his minions would listen to me and do as I say the world would better. There would be no deficit. The Ruskies and Chinese and North Koreans and Arabs would all accept Jesus as Lord and savior and the maga males would have larger weenies and the women would be grateful and stay in their place. Exactly as Trump promises.

Shaw Kenawe said...


"According to the FBI, crime rates in the United States have decreased in 2023, with a 13% decline in murder, a 6% decline in reported violent crime, and a 4% decline in reported property crime.

The FBI data also shows a 59% reduction in the U.S. property crime rate between 1993 and 2022, with big declines in the rates of burglary (-75%), larceny/theft (-54%) and motor vehicle theft (-53%).

Using the BJS statistics, the declines in the violent and property crime rates are even steeper than those captured in the FBI data. Per BJS, the U.S. violent and property crime rates each fell 71% between 1993 and 2022."
--Pew Research Center.

Some crime rates are up slightly over the past few years but the overall rate is down.

The POTUS is NOT responsible for crimes committed in the sovereign states. PS. The safest state in America is in New England: New Hampshire. Massachusetts is the 8th safest state, as of May 2024, according to US News and World report.

Your hatred of Biden and liberals supersedes your being able to see Trump as THE existential threat he is to our democracy. You won't vote for him, so we'll probably get the guy who calls liberals "vermin," and speaks like Hitler. Throw in a dose of several adulteries, tax fraud, lying and inciting insurrection, and you and those who vote for him will get what you deserve, good and hard.

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and they deserve to get it, good and hard." --HL Mencken

Shaw Kenawe said...

BJS is the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Shaw Kenawe said...

.@GStephanopoulos: “Trump's Secretary of State called him a moron. His Defense Secretary says Trump doesn't respect the Constitution. John Kelly says Trump's the worst person he's ever met. Trump's Chief of Staff, Defense Secretary, their Secretary of State, and National Security Adviser are the ones who had the most damning judgments of his competence and character. That is chilling.”

Message to Skud: no one on Pres. Biden’s team has EVER said anything like that about him. NOT ONE!

Trump and Biden are NOT the same. Not even close. Your dislike of Biden and liberals has clouded your perception.

skudrunner said...

Ms. Shaw, Crime is local and living in an exclusive area gives you a different perspective and i hope you are never affected by local crime. Agree POTUS is not responsible for local crime but liberal DA's certainly are.

One thing trump and joey are the same is they don't listen to their advisors. Joey b was told running from Afghanistan without preparation was a bad idea yet he did it anyway. That may be the last decision he has made since his handlers control everything else. The evil one is just that, evil, so I agree with you and still wish we had a competent choice. Joey b appears to be getting worse by the day, thank goodness for doctor jill to hold him up, and when he said as VP barry sent him to detroit during the pandemic it was case closed. That is really chilling.

We have no good choice and the only reason barry is running again is to give the seat to cruella which may be worse than him. No matter which one wins the American Citizen looses.

Les Carpenter said...

Or, perhaps the old law and order BS the rethuglican neo-Nazis love to hawk is actually part of the problem we have as much crime as we do.

Time to start thinking outside that whittle conservative dungeon republicans and cons find themselves in skud. Cause after all the republican Richard Nixon's and Ronnie Reagan's War on Drugs was such an outstanding success. It actually CREATED a lot of "criminals" and destroyed an untold numbers of lives.

So sure, employ the military as the ignorant neo-Nazi trump desires and I'm sure things will turn around quickly. LOL!

Shaw Kenawe said...

skudrunner: "Agree POTUS is not responsible for local crime but liberal DA's certainly are."

No. Those who break the law are responsible for local crime. Your rank partisanship shows me that you are unable to state an opinion without impugning all liberals and Democrats in everything.

I'm sure you haven't taken the time to read the majority of historians' opinions of Trump and the danger he is to our American democracy.

NOT ONE HISTORIAN SEES PRESIDENT BIDEN AS A DANGER to our democracy, but every historian who KNOWS what an authoritarian can do and does do to a democracy has warned us about what another Trump presidency threatens. EVERY ONE OF THEM.

Not one has said anything like that about President Biden. You don't like his policies, and that's your right, but Joe Biden will NOT destroy American democracy. Trump will. His speeches are full of his plans to do so. Maybe you're not listening, or don't want to. Maybe you prefer to denigrate a decent current president.

Les Carpenter said...

Shaw, what afflicts generally otherwise good people to support tRump is not stupidity or dumbness. There are many intelligent people supporting trump. Their affliction is ignorance. Ignorance driven by fear of change and grasping after an era long gone, and deservedly so.

We are now embroiled in a struggle pitting deep political and cultural divisions agaist each other. trump is feeding and fueling these divisions to promote his personal desires and agenda. Without concern for the deeply negative affects it will have on millions. Unfortunately his party of religionists and neo-Nazis' are firmly behind his ignorance and anti American anti democracy positions.

It ain't gonna be pretty...

JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

How many more lives and how much treasure would we have expended had we kept forces in Afghanistan Skuds? As Ron Paul said when asked, "we just leave." As Eisenhower said, "we have no intention sending our boys to do what they're boys should be doing for themselves." The only reason the right bad mouths Afghanistan is because Biden did it. Your blind and deluded obedience to whatever the talking points of the right are is both obvious and pathetic Skuds. I many times wonder if you're a real person or just another fake persona.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Skud, Trump reposted an ad calling for a “UNIFIED REICH” in a second term, echoing Nazi Germany.

Trump called for the elimination of his political opponents (Liberals) and labeled them "vermin."

Trump says immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood of our country.’ Biden campaign likens comments to Hitler.

Trump Posts, Then Takes Down, Video Online With Headlines About a ‘Unified Reich’

Please answer this: What would your reaction be if Pres. Biden started quoting Mao's Little Red Book? Would you ignore it?

Why do you think Biden and Trump are the same? One is openly showing his affinity for Hitler and Nazi propaganda. Biden is working within democratic norms.

Why do you ignore this and pretend they're equally unqualified?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Can someone explain the meaning of this by Trump's favorite physician and now a US GOP Representative:

GOP Rep. Jackson: "People who don’t support Trump fear Trump. They fear what will happen if he becomes president again. And I’ll tell you, they should fear."

This GOP US Representative is threatening people who do not support Trump. Threatening them with what??

Skud, what so you think of this? Does this sound like the America you grew up in?

Anonymous said...

Trump's new campaign slogan: Vote for Trump. He's got the Reich stuff!

Les Carpenter said...

trump can go to hell. Along with the sycophants supporting his ignorance and dictatorial authoritarian mentality.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Steve Bannon on Trump’s Project 2025: "We mock your fear, we want you to fear. There will be accountability. We are going to hold everyone who opposes Trump responsible. That will come with authority, the authority of Donald Trump.

BB-Idaho said...

MAGA Make America German Absolutely? Heil, der Corporal Bone spurs
El Toro poopo uber alles. Biden goes to church every week, When der
Fornicating Bully enters ---the candles flicker out.

Les Carpenter said...

Screw trump. Fear should NEVER control one's life. BTW, screw bannon as well. What the heck, screw the entire republican network of liars and charlatans. Forgive the redundancy.

And, as Shaw predicted, Nikki Haley announced today she, in her conditioned ignorance, will vote for neo-Nazi trump for president. For most Indians, who are historically true seekers of knowledge and wisdom, Nikki apparently is too westernized and cares little about truth or wisdom. She is officially now a trump cultist. Looking for the rewards for her loyalty to a neo-Nazi narcissist.

Any bets she is now on the short list for neo-Nazi gop VP?

The gop is completely and totally laking in ethical principals anymore. Entirely. It is nothing but an organization of malcontents whose purpose is total CONTROL over everyone's life and business.

The fight is on and heating up. I look forward to it bannon. Perhaps it's YOU who should fear a-hole.

Sam said...

Words mean different things at different times. Just listen to Trumps words. He certainly is a fascist.