Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Republican Convention Day 3

I really can't take actually watching this, or pretending that there is one thing rational or normal about it.  The audience was screaming about throwing Hillary in prison almost from the first moment.  I'll just stand by speaker Laura Ingram, pretty much summing up what this whole thing is about:
I always thought they would make a lot more effort to hide what they really are behind a thick veneer of Lonesome Rhodes style folksiness, but I guess that didn't last long.

Anyone still wondering, as I used to, how it happened in Germany in the thirties?

By the way, if you don't get the reference to Lonesome Rhodes, you owe it to yourself to find a way to see the movie "A Face in the Crowd."  It has turned out to be one of the most prophetic films you will ever see, as well as a peerless serious performance for Andy Griffith, before he spent his career being a professional nice guy.  Here's a sample:


Grung_e_Gene said...

The Party of Lincoln and Ike has officially transformed into the Party of Jefferson Davis and Hitler.

Green Eagle said...

I've read so much about Germany in the period from its reunification (the early 1870's) until the end of World War II. What happened was so colossally bad that I have always resisted comparing Trump, who is basically little more than a rich wanker, to Hitler. However, as things are progressing, and we see the violent mania of the crowds that support him, I have reassessed my feelings, and now believe that Trump could easily light a match on an explosion that really will set off something like the devolution of Germany.

And the worst of it is that, if, as is likely, he loses in November, we know the Republican reaction is not going to be to ask why the American people rejected them, but to double down on their insanity; who knows what kind of monster may next come slouching down toward us.