Article at Salon about Trump’s bullshit, which includes details of “Palin’s ‘Real American’ bullshit shtick” also too.
Perpetuating “lies about trivial, personal or easily verifiable claims” is hardly the worst or most central thing about a movement tending towards fascism, but it is an inescapable ingredient. The sense of grievance is a root sentiment such movements thrive on, and figures like Palin and Trump are master grievance collectors, who never let inconvenient facts stand in their ways: They simply invent new ones to serve their needs. Trump’s breaking of the second lie gets closer to the heart of the fascist direction he’s taking us in: the overthrow of all existing institutions, sweeping them aside as forms of weakness and disease.
With these thoughts in mind, we can look back at a scandal plaguing Sarah Palin as she stepped onto the national stage, and see it in a very different light — the Troopergate scandal. It concerned her abuse of office in pursing a vendetta against her former brother-in-law, Mike Wooten, attempting to get him fired as state trooper and letting her husband run wild in the process.
And so on here –https://www.salon.com/2015/12/19/donald_trump_gets_away_with_bullsht_the_magical_secrets_that_help_him_con_the_press/
This is a great read and I’m not doing it justice. I have a Ghanaian chicken stew ready to be doled out.
[H/T to 40 Watt] I just copied and pasted your comment. 🙂