Donald Trump has predicted civil unrest if his predominantly uncivilized, freak show followers do not get their way… i.e…. if they don’t see his name topping off their November 2016 ballots. And folks… we had better believe him. I’ll let bully Trump’s thinly veiled terrorist threat speak for itself…
“If you disenfranchise those people, and you say, ‘Well, I’m sorry, but you’re 100 votes short, even though the next one is 500 votes short,’ I think you would have problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen… I wouldn’t lead it, but I think bad things would happen.”
Well duhhhhhhh… ya think?
We the People, who embrace a brains over brawn, evolved, peaceable society, racial equality / harmony, 1st amendment free speech rights, orderly campaigns and free elections are aware of the “bad things” ALREADY happening at most of Trump’s campaign stops… hell, he even had to cancel his recent Chicago appearance… and these are NOT aberrations.
To assess “those people”, who Trump refers to, they’re a.k.a. his seething with rage, moronic, sycophantic supporters who, on cue, will savagely choke and pummel anyone in the audience who expresses a dissenting opinion. Worse yet is who they’re taking their cue from. Yep… there he stands in the glaring center stage spotlight… that swaggering, larger than life, rabble rouser Trump… mindlessly egging each and every one of them on. On one occasion, said he:
“There may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience. So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell— I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise, I promise. It won’t be so much ’cause the courts agree with us too.”
As if these easy to enrage boneheads hadn’t been motivated enough already, did he have to promise them they could beat up protesters with impunity?
In short, Trump IS the problem ~ For him to say, “I think bad things would happen” has nothing to do with clairvoyance. He knows, fully well, he need only step in front of any mirror to see who’d be responsible for those “bad things” happening… in all likelihood, this could escalate to the point where “those people” / his followers would pour out into the streets to literally burn down America.
True… audience dissenters do detract from the main discourse of a political rally. But would not a truly presidential candidate pause… at least show some concern and offer to hear out complaints? To perhaps propose a change of venue… promise that he’ll hold a town hall type phone in Q and A session, where non-phony callers could raise any legitimate issues.
He could use such a give and take forum as a learning / teaching moment to calmly discuss relevant portions of his political platform… well… uh… if he were actually relevant… well… uh… if he or any of his devotees were even open to learning anything.
No getting around this… for a presidential candidate not to listen to dissenters goes against what our representative form of government is supposed to stand for… it’s tantamount to his saying he ONLY gives a damn about his supporters… and screw the rest. Folks… this is a clue as to how he’d act, God forbid, if he ever did get elected. Hell, at some point during his four to eight years in power, he could even become sufficiently delusional to not listen to anyone, period.
Can we all spell T-Y-R-A-N-T?
No getting around this… it IS possible for a prez (Republican and Democrat, alike) to be WRONG. Under those circumstances, it is NOT WRONG for anyone to point out that fact. In fact… to do so is our civic duty as Americans. We are the bosses of those who we elect… NOT vice versa… NEVER VICE VERSA!
SIDEBAR ONE ~ While a POTUS wannabe may get away with arrogance on the campaign trail, there can be no such free pass for a sworn-in POTUS in the real world. Imagine how belligerence and bullying would play out on the world stage during an adrenaline pumping, Trump / Putin standoff… one not unlike the Kennedy / Khrushchev Cuban Missile Crisis.
Can we all spell T-H-E-R-M-O-N-U-C-L-E-A-R E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E?
True… Trump… just like any other candidate… cannot please all the people all the time… but to arrogantly turn a deaf ear to dissenters only serves to fuel the flames of dissent even further… which fuels the Trump supporters to act out even more violently.
Would it even surprise any of us if someday… someday soon… a Trump supporter murders a protester while Trump and his fans raucously cheer the killer on? Although what follows is NOT an actual quote… can we not practically hear Trump rationalizing that deadly, barbaric act…
That protester had it coming.
SIDEBAR TWO ~ Trump tries to project a Washington outsider image… yet is not his flat out refusal to hear a single syllable of what protesting Democrats/liberals have to say ample proof that he’s just as narrow-minded as… e.g…. Washington insider / Republican Mitch McConnell?
As is true with most bullies ~ 2016’s GOP front-runner, while running for president, is running scared that dissenters will expose him to be the fraud, which he is.
Trump knows that if the voice of reason ever gets heard, he’ll be correctly called out as being an empty-headed empty suit AND an oblivious to / out of touch with reality worshiper of the “almighty” (as in the false god a.k.a. the almighty buck) AND an unruly, terrible-two crybaby / whiner hopelessly, helplessly trapped in an adult body. True… simple-mindedness, fashion faux pas, superficiality, idolatry and immaturity are not crimes… but they ARE unbecoming character flaws, which should preclude Donny from ever becoming the next prez.
Defining Donald Trump ~ Basically, Donny is a trumpeting, dumber-than-Dumbo white elephant in need of a circus trainer… an egotistical elitist over-inflated dirigible in need of an open pressure relief valve… a stick-figure figurehead in need of a finishing school / fashion makeover… a money grubbing cultist in need of a deprogrammer’s intervention… an arrested development little boy in need of a sternly intoned “go stand in the corner” time-out.
If… and that’s a BIG IF… Donald Trump ever had any good ideas as to how he’d “Make America Great Again” that message has been totally drowned out by his own bleating, boneheaded followers who are taking their, no questions asked, marching orders from their bully ringleader.
Truth be told… little Donny would stand a far better chance of becoming the GOP’s 2016, unbecoming, un-presidential presidential nominee if that simpleton would simply shut up and go into hiding until the convention in Cleveland.
Any thinking voter will see Trump as the biggest threat to America’s… well… I was going to say America’s future… but let’s just start over.
Any thinking voter will see Trump as the biggest threat to America’s survival… since George W Bush first took his claw off the Inaugural Bible. And no one… REPEAT NO ONE… will ever “Make America Great Again” by aping / trying to “trump” W.
[This post underwent revision and got re-posted on 03/18/2016 03:11 a.m.]