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It couldn’t happen here

January 11, 2021

If the past five years have taught us nothing else, they’ve taught us it can indeed happen pretty much anywhere. As a German friend said on January 20 four years ago, no Yank can ever again ask her how German voters actually elected Hitler.

Of course that was before the Tangerine Wankmaggot’s brown shirts invaded the Capitol Building.

This is what Hitler’s fellow Austrian had to say over the weekend.

 

It starts with the Big Lie. The concept was not new when Goebbels came along, but he refined it: If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

And so the Wankmaggot’s run for the presidency began with a Big Lie: Illegal immigrants have overrun the country. They are rapists and murders and drug dealers who are stealing the jobs and right to prosperity of real (i.e. white) Americans. Oh, and PS, all Muslims must be banned.

Here’s another Big Lie.

In 2016 both Lies worked. The Leave campaign won and the Wankmaggot was elected President (with three million fewer votes than Clinton – thank you, Electoral College). In the UK, within 48, possibly 24, hours of narrowly winning the referendum the weasel Michael Gove admitted the NHS was never going to see a desperately needed investment of £350 million per week. Fooled ya! In the US, within a month people started talking about the 25th Amendment.

The Big Lie of 2020 began in the early summer as most states were taking measures to address the challenge of holding an election in the middle of a pandemic. Everyone knows Democrats tend to vote early. Everyone knew Democratic voters, who took the pandemic seriously, were more likely to take advantage of postal votes.

Doubt had to be cast on those postal votes and the Wankmaggot started casting it well in advance.

Thus you had the spectacle of MAGA heads pounding on the doors of polling offices in November, demanding the count be stopped when it came to opening the mail in ballots. Thus you had election officials in many states being threatened with violence. Thus you had the spectacle in the Capitol last week.

I was talking to a friend in the UK last weekend. She was under the impression that somehow the mainstream Republican party (if there’s anything left of it) would reclaim control and ensure that the Wankmaggot could never again win the nomination.

Au contraire, I told her. If there was any chance of that, they would have prevented his nomination in 2016.

In the US each state has a primary allowing every registered Republican (or Democrat) who wishes to do so to vote for who should lead their party into the election. The winner of each primary is assigned delegates to cast their votes for that candidate at the national convention. If a Republican candidate wins more than 1237 delegates before the convention, it becomes a coronation. From the moment he announced his candidacy in 2015, the Wankmaggot began to attract slavish devotees who went to vote in the primaries. There was nothing the party itself could do to prevent them.

Here’s the thing. (Well, a thing.) In 2016, the Wankmaggot got nearly 63 million votes (to Clinton’s nearly 66 million). US voters had four years to watch the shit shower that was the Wankmaggot presidency and a lot of them liked it. Last November he got just over 74 million votes. That’s not far short of a 10% increase in the number of people who voted for him. Happily for the world, the Democrats who sat out the 2016 election came out in force and Biden won just over 81 million votes.

Sometimes people really are their own worst enemies. Yes, there is a (probably alarmingly large) percentage of Wankmaggot supporters who are rabidly racist to the core and just love the idea of “one of them” being in the White House. But there are also a lot whose anger at the loss of that ever elusive “American dream” has made them stupid. I know it’s not helpful to call people stupid, but what other word is there for anyone who thinks the Tangerine Wankmaggot is the answer to their prayers? And it seems nothing can change their minds.

It could and I fear probably would happen again in 2024.

I repeat: only impeachment and conviction in a Senate trial can ensure that this tosser can never run for office again. He can’t be allowed to just leave and come back.

As one of the characters in The Wire (probably Avon or Marlo) was fond of saying of his competition, this motherfucker needs to get gone.

 

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One Comment
  1. John Galpin permalink

    And we in the UK must never forget that our Prime Minister Johnson, whilst Foreign Secretary, publicly suggested that Trump be nominated for the Nobel peace prize…

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