I am shocked this has not gotten more traction than it has. (ALT RIGHT UNDERGROUND – A PERSPECTIVE – Issue: 10/31/18) To think random lunatics — even if it is one dumbass Trump guy in a propaganda van or not — can target members of congress or journalists this easily should be something we discuss and investigate further to the point of it being something of a national emergency. I am not saying I know how to police this and you point out rightly it is not fair to pin this directly on the president or the Alt Right spin machine that spews hate because one man’s hate is another’s sense of pride or patriotism and as much as that can be horrifying it is all part of the freedom train we’re on. But what I am saying is we need to look at how easily this was done by some idiot in a Trump van. This was not al qaeda or ISIS or a militia in the woods screaming about aliens coming to attack us. This could happen to any of us and it is appalling that in this day and age, in this country, we still have to fear opening our mail or expressing our opinions or standing up for our rights as citizens under the threat of death.
Here’s the thing that no one has pointed out about this fucking racist, violent, misogynist piece of shit president and this latest act of violence in his name with his leadership in tow: This is an offshoot of his inability to decry the Nazis and Klansman in Charlottesville. The echoes of that still haunt us and put in jeopardy people’s lives. These maniacs who listen to Trump act like a tough guy when he is a fucking silver-spoon, half-bright rich boy who got out of Viet Nam because daddy wanted him to run racist housing in Queens have become his minions. This is all about people feeling under siege from foreigners or anti-government nonsense and a constant attack on our law enforcement from the commander-in-chief. This guy is an abomination and his hatred for all of America’s greatest values in order to fulfill his fears and his insecurities and to feed his fucking ego is all you need to know about why these people come out of the woodwork thinking they are fighting for him and his right-wing view of America by threatening lives. David Duke is his biggest fan. I fear for us.
Anonymous – Cause I’m Scared
If you wrote about the leftist activist who actually shot Congressman Scalise last year and then blamed Obama and his rhetoric, or if you came out against Antifa or the people who have actually physically assaulted or attacked Republicans out of their unhinged hatred of Trump, I might be able to take some of what you wrote seriously. But I don’t remember you doing so, unless I missed it. In that case, apologies with the request that you republish it. If only for the sake of fairness and tolerance the left seems to be so fond of (albeit as long as you agree with them). NO ONE – including the president you hate so much – condones the bombs but it’s ironic that the very people targeted, e.g. Maxine Waters, Joe Biden and Eric Holder, actively and vociferously advocated physical violence against anyone supporting Trump. What? The shoe is on the other foot? How dare they! The depth of hypocrisy never ceases to amaze me. That being said, we still don’t know what the motive is. So, instead of the media (including this article) speculating and wreaking havoc on the collective psyche of the American public, why don’t we wait for some actual facts?
Elizabeth Vengen Esq.
You know what is insanely, completely wrong? This: “None of this is to say that Trump is directly responsible for these ‘bomb’ deliveries, any more than Martin Scorsese is responsible for the shooting of Ronald Reagan because some goofball decided he wanted to save Jodi Foster like Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver.” Saying a director depicting a crazy person in a movie has the same level of culpability as the President of the US standing on stages for three years inciting violence against his political enemies is a fucking bizarre take, even for you my dear friend.
Wow, what an ass kicking Trump received! (MID-TERM ROUNDUP – Issue: 11/14/18) I did not think there would be this level of Blue Wave, but every day we hear about another domino falling, another congressional seat, so many from Republican districts flipping. This is a complete rejection of his policies and of the man himself. It renews my faith in how the American people see their country and it is not this dark, angry, very dangerous and mostly stupid thing that Trump sees it as.
Women! 2019! Rejection of the bully misogynist! Yeaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!
People For the Women’s March 2016
You somewhat got it right. The fact you seemed to overlook in your hatred of Trump was how successful he actually was. He won in 9 of 11 races he campaigned in and every GOP Never Trump candidate went down in flames. I would also mention that nearly every Red State Democrat Senator up for re-election who voted against Kavanaugh lost. A loss of 23 House seats in a midterm while picking up a potential of 4 Senate seats is hardly a loss for Trump.
I do agree that the ACA was on the ballot and I would say the lies and distortions made the difference. Despite the fact that there are no pending pieces of legislation removing Pre-X and despite the two-year majority of the GOP, the Dems successfully scared the sheep into thinking once again like in 1994 that the GOP wanted to starve kids and kill the elderly.
I will say this, I hope Nancy Pelosi receives the gavel once again and will not be able to hide her Trump Derangement Syndrome. Her TDS will ensure Trump is re-elected in landslide fashion.
Remember this for 2020 – a lot of Republicans did come out, and they mostly got slaughtered. That is because a lot more Democrats than in 2016 came out and will come out again in two years – historically a bigger turnout for presidential election seasons. This is a harbinger for what is coming for our “game show president”. The question is will he quit before taking the beating or take it. He is gutless and has shown he can’t take the heat without whining on Twitter like a little bitch, so I say he quits. Unless as a result of this pummeling he gets impeached. But he is still amazingly popular with Republicans – how stupid are these people? – so he will still have a chance. But if this election was any indication it is slim and none, and slim may have just lost a seat in Arizona.
James Campion is the Managing Editor of The Reality Check News & Information Desk and the author of “Deep Tank Jersey”, “Fear No Art”, “Trailing Jesus”, “Midnight For Cinderella” and “Y”. “Shout It Out Loud – The Story of KISS’s Destroyer and the Making of an American Icon”
And coming in June, 2018; “Accidentally Like a Martyr – The Tortured Art of Warren Zevon”