Thursday, July 21, 2016

David Duke Gives Trump Rave Reviews

What can I tell you. He really liked the speech.

"Great Trump Speech, America First! Stop Wars! Defeat the Corrupt elites! Protect our Borders!, Fair Trade! Couldn't have said it better!"

I'm sure it's just a coincidence. Duke is a KKK guy who just happens to love Trump for purely nonracist reasons.

Just like Laura Ingraham loves Trump and just happens to love to raise her right hand in a Hitler salute.

I also noticed that there were very few nonwhite faces in the audience tonight. There were some Latinos for Trump signs, but it turned out many of those were actually being held by white Trump delegates.

Some thoughts of David Plouffe:

"Fitting that tonight the America described by Trump is the dark, divided, dangerous and sensationalized version created by Roger Ailes."

It's like we've lost an Ailes-very good-but gained a Trump-very bad.

This I like:

Can't wait to hear that voice concede November 8 2016."


Trump is running the same scam on the country he ran on the Trump U students and to basically every business partner or vendor he's ever had.

Also to his three wives. What he did to Melania on this speech was really nasty.

“Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement. Homicides last year increased by 17 percent in America’s 50 largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years.”

"At best, this is a half-truth. The federal government isn’t responsible for local crime prevention, but even if it were, the national homicide rate is at a 40-year low, according to the FBI. Homicides have increased in the nation’s largest cities but from low baselines unseen since the 1960s. There are still areas of high violent crime, but overall, Americans are safer now than they’ve been in a generation."

"It’s not clear Donald Trump knows that. But it’s obvious he doesn’t care. The point is not to give the public an accurate sense of its safety. The point is to paint a picture of disorder and violence, to scare Americans into flocking under Trump’s banner. And to that end, he has crafted a demagogic speech of lies, misrepresentations, and plain, unadulterated bullshit."

What's impressive is how he dragged on for 80 minutes without a single policy detail. But it's all about emotion and affects. Crime may not be up but people-white people-feel that it is.

Which might have something to do with Duke's enthusiasm for the speech. Even if Trump claims not to know who Duke is.

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