|"The mushroom clouds and apocalypse are gonna be YOOOOJ!"|
He is the presumptive Republican nominee for the Presidency of the United States. Later, we can discuss how we got here. But for now, let's focus on the near future. And the near future is the upcoming Republican National Committee Convention. This is the huge event where they officially nominate the candidate as their party's standard bearer.
Now, Trump campaign rallies have been rife with violence against protesters, so much so that a video superimposed Trump encouraging violence against protesters with footage of civil rights protesters being beaten and attacked by the police, and the result is truly horrifying and terribly accurate. Yes, we've been here before, and this is the America that Trump wants to take us back to.
I'm hoping that the protesters stay away from the RNC convention this year. Not because they may be subject to assault by Trump staffers, and harassed and attacked by Trump supporters.
Protesters need to stay away from the RNC protest because it will be a cataclysmic disaster. Every day that passes presents a new opportunity for Trump to alienate a potential voter base. His most recent remarks put him square against the U.S. Army, when he accused "an" Army of stealing cash meant for Iraqi citizens.
Yep, Trump is attacking the troops.
Trump's campaign is a living, breathing dumpster fire. Or, as my friend who runs the Primarily Politics Facebook Page says, it's a Trumpster Fire.
|Pictured: Donald Trump's Campaign, coming to an alley near you|
The reason why protesters should stay away is because the Republican Party is in the verge of collapse. Republicans everywhere are either trying to disavow Trump, or having regrets about endorsing him, or hint at some sort of palace coup at the convention. They will either nominate Trump, signaling Republican Armageddon, or they will work behind the scenes to nominate someone else, much to Trump's and his supporters' chagrin... which will also signal Republican Armageddon.
What we need is to let this entire cataclysm play itself out. The last thing any of these warring factions needs is a common enemy to unite them. We don't need to see Trump supporters distracted by things such as immigration reform, Trump's racism, Trump's sexism, Trump's failed businesses, Trump's comments about the military, or any of that. We need for them to focus on Trump, and whether or not Paul Ryan will stab Trump in the back.
This is a grand opportunity for anyone opposed to anything that the Tea Potty and the Republicans stand for. And when it comes time for the Convention to roll around, all we have to do sit back and watch it all unfold.
|The RNC Convention concludes on a positive note.|
But hey, if you must go, stay out of the blast radius and bring the hotdogs and marshmallows. S'mores for everybody.