The old joke about the Rethuglican conventions sounding much better in the original German isn’t a “never not funny.”
Now that they fully embrace racism and fascism, this crack lacks the element of exaggeration necessary to be funny.
It will be rigged for Pumpkin.
His constant whine/tweeting about mail-votes being fraudulent are because he knows he’s losing. When the rigged-for-racism electoral college is not enough, he will stage a coup d’etat based on ridiculous claims of vote fraud.
The wilful destruction of the Post Office has a very immediate purpose – make sure you can’t vote.
While their heart is in the right place, Pumpkin just can’t expect the local police to coordinate on a national scale for the advancement of fascist dictatorship. They aren’t really built for it.
Naturally, the kind of police violence that makes racists feel safer for a minute is a top priority, certainly over doing anything at all about a pandemic or the economic well-being of people with net worth under eight digits. But to provide the kind of distraction they need with an election three months away, it has to be coordinated on a national scale.
Lucky for him, the PATRIOT Act’s funding of military equipment being lavished on “law enforcement” was not restricted to local and state departments. So, a Gestapo is born. After a smash hit run in Portland, watch for the grand opening this week in Chicago.
And coming soon to YOUR city.
The Rethuglican death cult has decided that killing more poor and working people is cool even if it kills some of their donor class also. Which it surely will. But one good way to win an election is to exterminate the opposition voters.
Dave Pell of NextDraft summed up this rush to open like so, in yesterday’s installment:
Hundreds of black and latino men stormed city hall—many armed with long guns and other weapons, wearing military style clothing, and hiding behind face masks—where they screamed at law enforcement officers, and waved guns in the air, and demanded to speak with public officials. The media took the event in stride and the president lauded the demonstrators as good people, and suggested that government officials try to make a deal with them. That scenario is, of course, unthinkable. But if you take out the racial and ethnic profiles, that’s exactly what happened in Michigan. Meanwhile, at the Reopen Illinois gathering, a new twist was added to the protests (many of which have described government officials as Nazis for trying to protect people from the virus), when a woman held up a sign that read: Arbeit macht frei. That’s the slogan displayed above the entrance of Auschwitz, and translates as Work will set you free. (Editor’s note: It didn’t.) I never thought this would be a Feel Good Saturday headline: Auschwitz is no longer trending on Twitter.
Emphasis mine, and I hope superfluous.
It smells like impeachment.
The civil war threat is no joke. Too bad the rest of the administration is. A very unfunny one.