Trump’s Latest Miscalculation Just Might Flip The Senate

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As Sherlock Holmes used to say, The game is afoot! Sometime in the next hour or so, Trumpenfuror and Tubby the Ewok will waddle out on stage and announce which Democratic led cities will be the recipients of a contingent of little green men. After all, they’re getting such rave reviews in Portland, why not spread the love?

This is nothing but a cheap political stunt, and Trump himself admits it. It is a way for Trump to separate himself from Biden, and hammer one of his favorite themes. By sending unidentified federal storm troopers on loan from the DHSS, Trump is trying to portray himself as a law and order President.

There’s one problem with this line of thought. This has nothing to do with law and order. George Wallace portrayed himself as a law and order Governor. Bull Connor was a law and order sheriff. Why? Because they used legal arms of local law enforcement to carry out their brutality.  By using these anonymous, unidentified jack booted thugs to create unrest in cities so that they can look in charge putting down the unrest down, Trump is making a grave tactical error.

If I’m a GOP incumbent right now, especially a southern Senate incumbent, I’m scared shitless right now. For most of my adult life, the GOP has had a pap, standard response to every liberal or progressive idea that comes along. From gun background checks, to civil rights measures, every one of them was an attack on your personal freedom and constitutional rights! There favorite tactic to scare these simple minded buffoons is the one Trump is actually employing right now. They’re coming to get you! The little green men, in the black helicopters! They’ll take your guns, and ship you off to secret FEMA camps! And for generations, it has worked.

But there’s one fatal flaw in the strategy, and Trump is about to expose it. When the GOP uses this tactic, these poor denuded sots aren’t terrified of the Democrats. They’re terrified of the storm troopers, and the black helicopters, not a party. They are terrified of the specters of camo clad mystery men, and black helicopters. And in their minds, those things represent the ultimate villain. The Government!

And tight now, the government is Donald Trump and the Republicans. It has been drilled into their heads that the government who will send these mystery men to take your rights, and tight now that means Trump and his GOP minions.

The Democrats don’t need to stoop to the GOP’s silly hyperbole, but they do need to engage on this issue. Democratic Senate candidates in places like South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia need to remind voters that for as long as anyone can remember, it was always the GOP that was warning of the horrors of government infringement on personal and constitutional rights, and in reality it is the GOP themselves that have unleashed these forces on their own citizens. They might be in Chicago, Albuquerque and Portland right now, but they could just as easily be in Myrtle Beach, Atlanta and Charlotte tomorrow if the whim moves them.

Donald Trump has always been a political imbecile, but this is nothing short of malpractice. I will repeat this because it is so critical. These conspiracy wingnuts don’t give a shit about political parties. They are paranoid about their personal rights and freedoms, and it’s the government alone that can take those away from them. And right now that government is Donald Trump and the GOP. If the Democrats play this right, they can turn the GOP’s own paranoia peddling around on them in a big way. This is why I love irony so much.

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21 Comments on "Trump’s Latest Miscalculation Just Might Flip The Senate"

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Annar Key
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First they came for the democrats
But I am not a democrat, so I did not speak out
Then they came for……….. imagine the rest
It is truly mind boggling what greed and stupidity can do.

Bareshark
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As cute as paraphrasing Pastor Niemoller is in this context, it’s more like “First, they came for everybody who made Trump look bad. And I didn’t speak up because I was an imbecile who thinks injecting bleach works on COVID 19.”

chris whitley
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That works!

Scott Jackson
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Albert Einstein once said he thought there were only two things that may be infinite, the universe and human stupidity. He also stated he wasn’t sure about the universe.

Bareshark
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Actually, that’s misquoting Harlan Ellison: “The two most common elements in the universe is hydrogen and stupidity.”

p j evans
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I’ve seen the Einstein quote – in a book published in the late 60s.

Bwolofsky
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Alas, sooo true. Almost like that Einstein dude was smart and observant. Not bad for someone who was almost certainly Aspergers.

Bareshark
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To paraphrase the Eagles, Trump doesn’t care about winning but he don’t want to lose. Apparently he’s convinced himself that this will be him winning his strongman accolades at last. Given that Philly’s DA has come out to say any jackboot who tries that Portland stunt in his town will be busted and prosecuted, nothing could be further from the truth.

Bwolofsky
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Paraphrase away. Glenn Frey won’t do anything about it and Henley is probably in agreement. I think he hates Trump as much as we do.

dana fairfield
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Murf, It not playing the way you would think among his base on the Federalist. They totally buy the idea that the Feds are going after violent lawbreakers, not protesters exercising their Constitutional rights. In fact, they say if one protester in a huge crowd does something violent, then the protest cannot be called peaceful or even “mostly peaceful,” a term they mock as similar to being “mostly pregnant.” And since one violent protester makes the whole protest violent, then the Feds are justified in all their actions, including “preemptive” arrests.

Bareshark
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Again, who gives an eff about the Federalist? To me, it’s just a handy spot to find future Trumpist refugees. “Prisons are bulging with dummies who wonder how they got there.”–The Big Heat

dana fairfield
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The Federalist is a convenient place to find out what Trump’s base is thinking and how they are reacting to things. Any analysis must take that base into account. The polling average has Biden up by 8 points. In order to prevent proto-authoritarian post election moves by Trump and to soundly repudiate Trumpism, the margin needs to be bigger. Who exactly are these ads targeting,and analyses targeting if not the base? Do you really think these groups are spending millions on ad buys to feed OUR confirmation biases?

chris whitley
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Might want to check Barr and McConnell out at the federalists.

chris whitley
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Hey, I said I seen this where Barr and McConnell were planing this and Barr made a speech at federalists dinner. Everyone said trump wouldn’t go for it and I was crazy. Anyone want to comment now. Might not be able to later. Fascism doesn’t have free speech.

Miranda
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A lot of typos which made part of it a little confusing.

Bareshark
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Glaucoma is inconvenient like that. You learn to parse it out through the context. It’s STILL more coherent than a lot of YouTube and Twitter screeds I’ve seen.

mb
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Agreed! I can overlook the typos and stuff. The context is right there!

Dave Zimny
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If Trump wingnuts were rational decision-makers, they would definitely start abandoning him and his federal storm troopers right now. Unfortunately, however, they’re not. They don’t fear all Big Brothers; they fear a Big Brother who’s not on their side. Who cares about democracy when your side is winning? That’s what fascism is all about…

dana fairfield
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Exactly. That is why some of these ads,which assume rationality and a basic aversion to authoritarianism wherever it may be found, are missing their mark. The ads might move some right-independents though.

chris whitley
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Well you know they want to protect against socialism. Every time you talk to a republican they say move to socialist country. Now we don’t have to. Socialist fascist what’s the difference you give your rights up to be there. At least with socialism you still can own things. I seen it’s a toss up between Chicago and Kansas City. Although I don’t see Kansas City.

Karen
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Hard-core Trumpsters will not be swayed by logic or facts. Our best hope is to persuade independents and a few “moderate” Republicans that four more years of Trump will end the USA as we know it. No time to get discouraged, we must press on.