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GUEST,Lighter BS: Trump (390* d) RE: BS: Trump 11 Mar 16

> What state are you referring to?

A well-known Southern state.

The only way Mr. Trump is likely "shake up the system" in the radical way that Ake seems to hope for would be to initiate a proto-fascist regime running roughshod over the Constitution.

If so, he would be impeached by Congress and - one hopes - convicted and removed from office.

Just last night he endorsed Peking's military slaughter of unarmed protesters in Tienanmen Square as the action of a "strong" government (which he advocates) against "rioters." He routinely encourages (or doesn't discourage) followers to beat up protesters at his rallies. One of his paid spokesmen said, with a straight face, that the (admittedly tiny) number of violent supporters may well be "plants" set in the crowd by "the liberals."

One of those supposed "plants" now faces assault charges. This morning, Trump himself asserted that the protester had struck first (he hadn't) and that the punch to the face was "very, very appropriate." He has also promised "to pay the legal fees" of anyone who attacks a demonstrator. Trump has repeatedly revealed a gut-level liking for violence carried out at his behest. Not the best characteristic for someone who wants to be in charge of the armed forces and who promises to make other countries "behave."   

And has everyone now seen Trump leading the crowd in a "solemn" oath, with right arms raised, to vote for him no matter what? The "optics" speak for themselves.

Either he was wittingly imitating Hitler, which would make him truly dangerous, or he was doing so unwittingly, which would make him a fool. I've never heard of a serious candidate for American office pushing a public oath of personal allegiance onto his constituents.

He's repeated the charade even after amazed criticism by pundits of both parties and many networks.

And BTW, the epithet "Communist" in the U.S. carries (or carried) connotations only slightly more favorable than "child molester." To call Sanders a "Communist" is not to clarify but to rule out of court.

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