"A demagogue doesn’t find radicals to lead, he radicalizes his supporters."—@Kasparov63 And they radicalize each other because if everyone around them is doing it, how bad could it be? https://t.co/LC71gWLWS3
— Mig Greengard (@chessninja) October 12, 2019
So I guess the Trump rally got kinda weird?
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 11, 2019
Like any other addict, an adulation junkie needs to keep upping his dosage to get the same boost. Trump’s recent rallies just haven’t been doing the job for him — even the LameStream Media is bored watching the same MAGAt DeadBrainHeads yowl LAWKERUP like it was a prayer. So he’s flailing around, looking for that special attention-getting message that will make him feel alive again.
His handlers had him all set up for a good time in Minneapolis — where people vote for Muslim immigrants who are also Black, and even female! — but the natives didn’t take the bait:
Yawn… Welcome to Minneapolis where we pay our bills, we govern with integrity, and we love all of our neighbors. https://t.co/v1cXvoD9uR
— Jacob Frey (@Jacob_Frey) October 8, 2019
Why doesn't he just go to Roseau or Lake of the Woods county and stick them with a huge unpaid bill? https://t.co/6IIVNV6SBN
— Brandi Thee Nice Goose (on Halloween or whatever) (@ItsTheBrandi) October 8, 2019
Seats are emptying as Trump stretches past the 90-minute mark at this Minneapolis MAGA rally. pic.twitter.com/KmAkVPv79k
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 11, 2019
He literally induced an arena of mostly white people to jeer Somali refugees in their community and read off the names of Fox hosts so people would cheer for them. It's journalistic malpractice to cover Trump like a normal politician. https://t.co/NN7AE0nByc
— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) October 11, 2019
Friday night, he was shipped to Louisiana to bath in some old-fashioned hardcore racist GOTV… but ended up spending most of the evening angrily defending himself against the morgue’s worth of still-rotting corpses falling out of various Trump closets.
So for his weekend retreat, he dropped in on the hardest of the hardcore — the “Values Voters Summit” evangelical beanfest / witch hunt, where those media representatives not of the body can be barred from spoiling the ‘where we go one, we go all’ happytimes…
— Robert Jameson (@rhjameson) October 13, 2019