They're losing it
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know by now about Moron Hitler’s racist tweets to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Presley, telling them “to go back where they came from”.
Now it’s getting more ridiculous. Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump’s chief ball-washer, is doubling down on the tweets, calling “The Squad” Communists who want to destroy America.
Now, as you all know, I have no great love for The Squad. I see them all as a bit too thirsty and seeking out the limelight. And when Speaker Nancy Pelosi tries to rein them in, they and their followers equate her warnings with Trump’s statements.
However, it’s illustrative that the right is targeting these women. Obviously, they think this will rally their base, and put a face on “radical Democrats”.
The thing is that they’re going so far over the top that their strategy is one of diminishing returns. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, and their bombast and hyperbole is inane.
One has to wonder, again, how Lindsey Graham went from averring that Trump would destroy the Republican Party to being his chief lickspittle. Were his criticisms of Trump back in 2015 genuine? Or was he positioning himself because he figured Trump would lose? And once Trump was installed, Graham’s political fortunes rested on getting on the Trump Train? Graham has always been two-faced; he led the impeachment trial against Bill Clinton. But his rhetoric now is so unhinged that it’s farcical.
These are not people playing 30-dimenstional chess. If anything, these are people who may be seeing that their power is about to be taken away, and are turning to more extreme rhetoric to rally their base of support.
By November 2020, expect the Right to claim that every Democratic meeting begins with a singing of “The Internationale”. Expect them to say that Democrats want to throw open the borders and have MS-13 murder good white Christians in their homes. 2020 will make 2016 look like a walk among the daffodils. It’s going to be vile and ugly, because that’s all that they have.
As a party, we have to be cognizant of this, and stand united. I know Will Rogers’ aphorism about the Democratic Party not being organized, but for the next year and a half we have to challenge that cliche. There is too much riding on this election.
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