At Donald Trump’s rally in Michigan last Friday, the crowd started chanting “Lock her up”:
The chant “lock her up” became a common occurrence at Trump’s rallies while he was running for president. During the presidential campaign, Trump pledged to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Despite the fact that FBI director James Comey recommended over the summer against criminal charges for Clinton for the server use, Trump told Clinton during a debate that if he were president, “you’d be in jail.”
But what happened next was interesting. Trump responded to the crowd, “That plays great before the election — now we don’t care, right?”
Will Trump’s followers realize that it was them who were being played? Will they really just forget everything Trump said about Clinton?
Will they also forget that Trump promised them he would change the government to end the “business as usual” of Washington insiders, but instead he has already completely flip-flopped on that with his appointees? In particular, one of his appointees, David Petraeus, pleaded guilty to exactly the same charges for which Trump wanted to send Clinton to jail.
Not only that, but Trump said he would self fund his campaign so he would not be beholden to his donors, but didn’t, and is now giving high-ranking positions in his administration to his biggest donors?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad that Trump is not going to appoint a special prosecutor to go after Clinton. I’m also glad that we will almost certainly not build a wall between the US and Mexico. Or that he won’t deport millions of immigrants, or block all Muslims from entering the US.
I’m just curious how his most fervent supporters will react.
If my extended family is any indication, they see everything he does as perfect.
Trump is so nice to not throw Hillary in jail, patreus didn’t do those things, he was framed.
Climate denier in epa, good. Carson for anything, great!
It is a little frustrating that in today’s world, where information is literally at the touch of a button away, that there are low info voters, or people who vote against their self interests. I may be a bit biopic, but I have never understood southern states continuance to vote for the same ol’ same.
Throughout time, there have been Gods. People want to believe in Gods. It is no different now. It makes us different from lower animals. We believe in things that have no proof.
I just wonder in my time of the sixties had Elvis Presley run for President, what would have happened?
Re: Trump’s changing promises. He will always be right as he plays both sides, one lying , one true. And Politifact.com will be tracking everything he said during the election just as they are doing now with Obama.
Gropenfuhrer is revealing his true colors even before the inauguration, as if it wasn’t apparent before the election to anyone looking without prejudice or not in the tank for the far right.
Ironically, if Patraeus joins the administration, he will be required to report to his parole officer on his first day of work. Meanwhile, his former mistress is still trying to get her life back after years of being shunned because of the affair. What country is this again?
Trump admin is going to be more conservative than BushJr, maybe more conservative than Reagan. Why wouldn’t Trump supprters be happy? They are and should be.
Interesting article on Slate about the Electoral College and the potential for a revolt of the electors. Granted, given only one or two thus far have expressed their intent not to vote for Trump (37 needed), so the odds are long, but there is a concerted effort by a team of Harvard and California lawyers to provide legal advice and assistance to wavering electors, so I guess there’s still some faint glimmer of hope sanity may ultimately prevail.
Anyway, I did learn a new word from the article – Kakistocracy, which Wikipedia defines as “a term meaning a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. The word was first coined by English author Thomas Love Peacock in 1829, but was rarely used until the 21st century.”
I suppose that last phrase is a reference to W & Co. and looks to apply even moreso to the current crop of swamp things under assembly.
Elvis for Presleydent!