After four years, Americans were as free as they were before he became president, (except for COVID restrictions.) There were no boxcars full of minorities being hauled off to concentration camps. In fact, no forced labor camps. There were no pogroms carried out against the Jews or anybody. That begs the question: If Trump were truly a Nazi, why didn't he ever do any of this? Was he too busy cutting taxes and regulations?
LR Podcast, S3E21: Reductio ad Hitlerum
If Trump is a fascist, especially a Nazi, he's certainly a very poor one. If his followers are fascists, they sure cling to a lot of non-fascists ideals. One of the defining traits of Nazis was their violent antisemitism. Trump ended the Iran nuclear agreement, something that the Israelis celebrated, and their Prime Minister at the time called for in front of the UN. This paved the way for one of Trump's in-laws, one of his Jewish in-laws to broker a peace deal between Israel and several neighboring Arab states. He then moved the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. These are things that a true Nazi would have a hard time doing, and even a harder time selling to his supporters.
So, you (still) want to compare Trump to Hitler?
Persistent comparison of Trump's followers to Nazis is not just unfair and unjustified, it can be downright dangerous. How many more Shannon Brandts are there out there, just waiting for a chance rid the world of MAGA Republicans? What, besides the demagoguery of Biden, fuels the hatred of Trump supporters? And notice, that the hate is being directed not just at Trump himself, but those who are outspoken in his support. The Democrats are trying to create an association in the public's mind between support for Donald Trump and hatred for democracy.
Year in Review: Early 2016
Early 2016 saw the presidential race go into full swing. It seems like a lifetime ago, but the year started with Presidential debates, the most interesting being those on the Republican side. 16 men and one woman began their campaigns in earnest.
Second Debate, Initial Reaction
Hillary on the other hand had little in the way of new material. It was widely speculated that she used up most of her ammo during the first debate. That speculation seems to have been proved correct.
The 2016 Presidential Debates Drinking Game
Drink every time any candidate breaks out into a coughing fit. (one drink per instance)
Drink at any remark that gets booed. (counts for moderator remarks too)
Drink every time the moderator “fact checks” a statement by one of the candidates.
Trump’s Hail Mary
I'm not his biggest fan, but Trump showed me something Wednesday. He showed me that he's willing to do the hard things, he's willing to put his candidacy on the line. Meanwhile, Hillary has been MIA for most of the past fortnight. She hasn't even gone to Louisiana after both Trump and President Obama went. Baton Rouge should be mostly dry by now, will she ever go?
Should other Republicans emulate Trump’s pivot to the black community?
Republicans have to either push to admit more states into the union with favorable demographics, or do better with the minority vote in the current fifty.
The faulty rational of persistent #nevertrump’ers
This was to finally be the year of the movement conservative. What none of them realized, was that the white, non-college educated working man had abandoned the Republican party two elections ago.
Corruption vs. Self-interest
For every vote bought, there is a vote sold. For every vote unwittingly given, there is a vote taken through deceit.