Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Another Right Winger, Another "2nd Amendment Remedy"

     In one of the very few times he's actually resorted to dog whistling, Donald Trump today told a rally in North Carolina, that bastion of liberal tolerance, that "2nd Amendment people" would have to stop Hillary Clinton. You may recall a little over six years ago, Sharron Angle, the Teabagger darling turned Republican primary winner in Nevada, used the phrase "2nd Amendment remedies" while campaigning against Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. 
     And it was just the year before that Sarah Palin posted something online that showed Democratic districts marked by crosshairs, including that of then Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the victim of a horrendous assassination attempt that claimed the lives of six innocents. Palin's caption's meaning was unmistakable: "Don't retreat, instead- RELOAD!"
     And yet, despite that, right wingers are still using the same tactics when they know they can't legitimately win an election.
     Now, God knows I'm no fan of Hillary Clinton. Everyone who's read this blog for more than two minutes this year can plainly see that. I will never, EVER stand down from my belief that if Clinton gets elected, she won't just be our next president, she'll be our last.
     But this eliminationist rhetoric bullshit has to go. If we start assassinating, or calling for the assassination, of political candidates no matter how unfit they are, then we're no better than a Third World banana republic in which assassins and death squads routinely play a part in the political process.
     Trump has already gone down on record as saying that Clinton was working in cahoots with the Russians and that Russian agents have infiltrated her campaign (strange charge to make, since the official narrative is that Russian agents were responsible for the DNC leaks that came out on the eve of their convention). Yet by not so subtly telling Americans that Hillary's the enemy and that she's fair game is a new low for Republican tactics which for decades has been sliding into a steady decline of new lows.
     This slimy tactic, of getting your garden variety George Zimmermans up in arms only to throw your hands up and say, "Hey, I didn't tell him to pull the trigger!" is a tried-and-true right wing tactic that one of these days will result in fatal, history-changing consequences.

     Yes, Donald Trump could've called on Values voters or constitutional literalists or just plain ole abstract conservative voters to defeat Hillary in November. Instead, he singled out 2nd amendment fanatics, that foaming at the mouth faction that literally prize their firearms more than their own children, those lunatics who only see, read or remember the 2nd amendment while piously raving about their Constitution (well, all but the "well-regulated" part).
     It was a slimy loophole in the making, literally a call to arms because Trump's barely smart enough to read the polls and know that he's losing to Hillary big time and has now begun his end game. Don't forget that at a rally, when a protester was being rudely ejected, Trump exhorted his brownshirts to do whatever they wanted and that he would pay their legal bills.
     Perhaps, under that vague promise made long ago to someone else, some deranged individual with an agenda will remember and take that to heart and fully expect Trump to pay his legal bills.

2 Comments:

At August 10, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Anonymous CC said...

Trump should have waited until after he wins the presidency to begin his verbal assault on just about everything that moves.

At least Clinton waited until after Gaddafi was killed to happily proclaim: "We came, we saw, he died."

 
At August 10, 2016 at 7:05 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

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