If you think that Mr. trump and his supporter’s political season of hate and division couldn’t get any worse, think again.
Yesterday, in what had to have brought flashbacks of the fifties and sixties, peaceful protestors on their way to vote were pepper-sprayed and arrested by police in North Carolina. Some of them were children. Also, yesterday, a caravan of marauding trump cultists attacked a Joe Biden campaign bus on a highway in Texas, causing them to cancel a planned campaign event and having to call 911.
And her in the suburbs of Philadelphia (this I know first-hand from close friends) trump supporters have been vandalizing the homes of those who dare to put a Joe Biden yard- sign in their yards. They are terrified and scared. Some of them have children. This is the new normal in America’s neighborhoods thanks to 45.
If you have been watching Mr. trump’s hate and whine campaign tour this fall, none of this surprises you. This is all the result of an indoctrination of conspiratorial nonsense and a kind of rabid us against them cult full of insecure uninformed people. It is all that Mr. trump has left, since his policies have been a disaster for America, and the families of 230,000 dead Americans have been forced to live with the results of his incompetence.
I honestly don’t know what will happen on Tuesday. I suspect that Biden might be leading at the end of the night, but by such a narrow margin that Mr. trump will be crying foul and we will be in for a long three months, which won’t end until his Supreme Court declares him the winner.
Whatever happens, look for trump to be,….well trump.
The following article is from Salon.com:
“With poll numbers staying put and the odds of a Joe Biden win in Tuesday’s election looking good — possibly by a decisive margin — there’s mounting dread about how Donald Trump will behave after a defeat. After all, Trump is a sociopathic narcissist with the emotional control of a — well, I won’t insult toddlers with the comparison — and he lives in mortal terror of being viewed as a loser. He’s already made clear that he will refuses to concede, no matter what, and he’s grasping desperately for any way to get legal ballots thrown out so he can steal the election.
No wonder people are afraid Trump will go completely apes**t if his efforts to steal this fail and he actually loses. As Salon’s Matthew Rozsa recently explained in a popular piece, psychologists worry that the narcissistic injury to Trump will result in him lashing out “in his vindictive rage to punish an America which he may believe has consigned him to ‘loser’ status.”
On Friday, Ron Suskind of the New York Times published an article based on interviews with “some two dozen officials and aides, several of whom are still serving in the Trump administration,” who worried that “the president could use the power of the government” to lash out at enemies, try to steal the election or otherwise wreak havoc on the nation.
‘Trump could do real damage to the country, his successor or presidential traditions,” Garrett Graff wrote Wednesday at Politico, adding that “there’s reason to wonder if a Trump transition might actually be the start of the wildest chapter of an already controversial presidency.”‘
Of course we should be worried that Trump, a vindictive man whose only true pleasures come from sadism, will abuse his power to punish Americans if he loses.
But let’s be honest: He’s also going to do that if he wins.
Heads or tails, Trump will be angry at Americans for not worshipping him in the way he believes is his due, and the next two and a half months are going to be hell. Moreover, win or lose, Trump supporters will continue to believe they are victims of the “liberal elite” and the “deep state,” and will keep on being resentful, angry and aggrieved, stocking up on guns and screeching on social media about how poorly they believe they’re being treated.
But at least if Biden wins the election, there will be light at the end of the tunnel.
We know that Trump and his supporters will act this way because that’s how they’ve acted for the past four years. After all, it was less than a day after Trump’s inauguration that the grievance politics and play-acting began. Trump insisted — and pressured his supporters and press secretary into insisting — that his inauguration was way, way bigger than Barack Obama’s, and that all the photos showing otherwise were somehow “fake news.” He obsessed for months about how the election had been “rigged” against him — even though he won! — because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.
Ever since then, the running theme of Trump’s presidency is that he’s a nonstop victim of shadowy liberal forces trying to take him down. Robert Mueller, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, the media (especially female journalists), the “Democrat governors” and on and on: Trump’s conflicts are always about a conspiracy against him. They are never, ever his own fault for corruption, criminality, incompetence or just flat-out being the worst.
Meanwhile, if there was one word to describe Trump’s supporters — who, let’s remember, were on the winning side in 2016 — it would be “bitter.” Turn on Fox News any random night, and it’s a full blown whine-fest about how alleged “elites” are trying to control them and ruin their lives. The fact that their party controls most state governments, the White House, the Senate and the federal courts never factors in. The narrative is one of perpetual victimhood. “ [More]
I have never seen a group of people play the victim card like these trump cultists. Of course it’s to be expected, because, as the article above outlined, they are led by an insecure and unstable man who plays the victim game like Roger Federer plays tennis.
Hang on field hands, the next few days are going to be wild.