Everyone they don’t like is Hitler
There is a social media meme that holds that everyone you don’t like is Hitler. We’re at that point in hyperbole U.S.A.
Maybe Trump did start it. Mocking Carly Fiorina’s appearance and the disabled reporter soured me on the man, big time.
But he is a disrupter and his trade wars may yet succeed just as his taunting of “Lil’ Kim” as “Rocket Man” led to a rapprochement that should (but won’t) win him the Nobel Peace Prize. In the same way, his escalation of immigration enforcement at the border has — say what you will — caught the attention of Americans left and right. We’re in danger of actually getting something done about immigration at long last.
Give the man this: Trump enjoys baiting the Left. They go for his chum every time. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan gets his button pushed and responds by introducing a bill to abolish Immigration & Customs Enforcement! What a clown show! I served with Mark on the Dane County Board back in the day. He was not a serious legislator then and he is not now.
Wearing pussy hats only made the Left look immature. So now they’ve hit upon another self-defeating tactic. They’re going to play Soup Nazi. No Soup For You, Sarah Huckabee Sanders! No Soup For You, Mrs. Homeland Security Director!
If the Koch-funded, deep dark Conservative Conspiracy tried to invent a comic foil, it could do no better than Maxine Waters, D-California. A walking parody of American identity politics nonsense. Like many on the Left, the lady from California encourages more Trump supporters to be run out of town.
“You tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Michelle Goldberg in — where else but the Trump-obsessed New York Times — blesses this latest tactic in the anti-Trump intifada.
There’s a moral and psychic cost to participating in the fiction that people who work for Trump are in any sense public servants. I don’t blame staff members at the Virginia restaurant, the Red Hen, for not wanting to help Sanders unwind after a hard week of lying to the public about mass child abuse.
‘Mass child abuse’!
Rachel Maddow goes to the border and works up some salty tears: children separated from their parents! Look at those tents! It’s 100 degrees on the Texas border. You think it isn’t 100 degrees in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico? You think these folks are leaving their air-conditioned homes? But the tents ARE air-conditioned. Provided with playthings. Staffed with medical personnel. Nourished with wholesome meals. The separation is temporary. And the act prompting that separation is illegal.
- You don’t think Europe is cracking down on illegal immigration?
- You want child abuse? Visit some of the homes in Madison’s Meadowood, Allied Drive, and Northport.
- Peter Fonda tweets that Barron Trump should be gang-raped. His movie is being released; Roseanne Barr’s career is over.
The smug self-righteousness of our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances and the hypocritical double standard of too much of the news media serves only to firm up Trump’s support.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: If you really want to test Madison’s inclusivity, wear a Make America Great Again cap to a coffee shop on Monroe Street. Or try to speak before the Madison Board of Education. Bad enough that the social justice warriors will shout you down but when they’ve succeeded, school board member Dean Loumos piles on.
Supporting police in the schools makes you a racist! And your Humble Squire didn’t even support Trump in the last election!
Hey motorcyclists, be sure to contribute to a great cause — It’s the 15TH Annual Ron Boylan motorcycle ride this Saturday, June 30, at Madison Harley Davidson, 6200 Millpond Rd. All makes of motorcycles welcome! Registration 9 am to 11:45 am. Ride departs at noon with a halfway stop in Poynette. Returns to the dealership for music, food, and the raffle. Grand prize is a John Deere lawn tractor. Funds raised this year will help to purchase an assistance dog to help soothe children’s fears in testifying in child abuse cases. Safe Harbor is a child advocacy center — a favorite charity of the Dane County Sheriff’s Department.