Courtesy of BlueNationReview and Melissa McEwan regarding the mess the GOP now find themselves in. She wonders what they are going to do about it!
The Republicans have had an enormous amount of success convincing their base that the insecurities they feel as the result of horrendous Republican policy-making – and the discomfort of losing their undeserved privilege – is really the result of marginalized people trying to take away their rights.
So now we are greeted to the grotesque sight of a Republican convention that looks like a white nationalist rally, with strategically cultivated bigotries being inflamed by fearmongering against immigrants, Muslims, Black activists, feminists, and the queer community.
It is the culmination of a carefully orchestrated and decades long campaign that simply cannot be undone with a single abstention in a single election.
If the GOP aren’t in big trouble – then the rest of us are.
Update: From Politico:
Donald Trump says he is done being nice.
“I’m taking the gloves off. Take the gloves off. Right?” Trump said Friday during a rally in Colorado, his first since the end of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention. “Taking the gloves off! Just remember this: Trump is gonna be no more Mr. Nice Guy.”
“Tell Hillary I’m not gonna be nice anymore,” he said. “I’ve been very nice to her. So you ready? Actually, some of the folks I defeated they probably would say, ‘Boy, he was not very nice.’”
“They keep screaming. And you know what I do?” Trump asked. “I’ve been nice. But after watching that performance last night — such lies — I don’t have to be so nice anymore.”
We’ll see his small fingers if he takes the gloves off!
That man is a fucking lunatic.