Thursday, November 26, 2015

None dare call it Fascism- until now

I happened to come across this excellent sequence on Chris Hayes' show on MSNBC, which discussed the increasing connection people are drawing between Donald Trump's rhetoric and the mentality of Fascism. The best part is when former DNC Chair Howard Dean comes on around 6:20 and goes right for the jugular, calling out not only Trump, but the entire GOP as an "authoritarian party" which has dog-whistled these same statements for years.

This is exactly how the Dems need to talk to the American people. Hang the GOP's racism and anti-democratic leanings around their necks! And make the average person understand the real danger that exists behind this mentality. Many bystanders think that "Oh, they can't be that bad" and don't want to believe the ugliness that is inherent in today's GOP.

Some may say that Dean is blunt and abrasive, but he tends to be right. I remember back in the Summer of 2004 when Dean reacted to the Bush Administration raising the Terror Threat Status by saying "Well, I hope it's legitimate and not being done for politics and trying to scare people." Then fast-forward 5 years and look what we found out.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claims in a new book that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush's Cabinet to raise the nation's terror alert level just before the 2004 presidential election.

Ridge says he objected to raising the security level despite the urgings of former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, according to a publicity release from Ridge's publisher. He said the episode convinced him to follow through with his plans to leave the administration; he resigned on Nov. 30, 2004.
So yes, the Bushies were manipulating the terror threat and the American people, and Dean was right to say so.

It's well past time to have people like Dean put back in charge of the Democratic Party, and heading up tickets for office. The people are looking for RIGHT and HONEST, which helps explains the rise of Trump (the racist, blunt trash-talking is confused for honesty), because the people know most of our political candidates and media aren't speaking to the reality that most people are facing. They also want to see the lies called out, and the puppets exposed.

The 20th Century is over, and it's well past time for the Dems to act like it, and stop caring about a handful of soccer Moms and care more about the wider group of people who are angry and struggling every day.


  1. Trump: a right-wing racist thug talking to extremist, authoritarian sheeply masses.

    DNC's Dean: visit every state & Guam and Puerto Rico and bring Dem party back from living dead (if there is a cure for the state we're in...).

  2. I'm hoping this story and the word fascism finally connects to voters. The way we both took note of this story, here's hoping we're not alone...

    1. Me too John. And the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado today also plays into this. The GÓP has actively encouraged this hatred and authoritarianism, but always claim.any negative actions that result from their act is "isolated."

      NO MORE. They must pay for the violence, hatred, and racism.caused by their statements and policies. And Dems can't let those cynical scumbags off the hook