The 2024 presidential election is now less than a year away. And the leading candidate for the Republican nomination is still Donald Trump, the twice-impeached, four-time indicted, court-affirmed rapist, who has been ruled liable for financial fraud, and been adjudicated as an insurrectionist. And that's the best that GOP can do.
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Despite Trump's lead in the Republican primaries, he has been conducting an unconventional and patently bizarre campaign. He refuses to participate in debates because he's too afraid of having to confront his GOP challengers in a situation that he doesn't control. Instead, he is resuming his cult rallies that aren't designed to expand his support, but only for his own gratification and the ego-juicing he gets from his worshipful disciples. Absent that narcissistic validation, his only public appearances would be his hallway harangues outside of the courtrooms where he tediously repeats his attacks on the justice system and the media.
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Trump's visit to Iowa this week provided additional proof of his rapidly declining mental state, as if any more were needed. His speech was mostly filled with what his fans regard as his "greatest hits," including his relentless whining that the 2020 election was "rigged and stolen," that America is "going to hell," that only he can save it, and that President Biden is old - a whole three years older than Trump, but much healthier.
However, Trump's language is creeping more closely to that of his authoritarian heroes (Putin, Kim, etc.) every day. And the resemblances to the fascist doctrines that shape his political aspirations are impossible to ignore. For instance, in Iowa, as well as on his pitifully failing social media scam, Truth Social, Trump performed his best Hitler impersonation, raging that...
"2024 is our final battle. With you at my side, we will demolish the Deep State, we will expel the warmongers from our government, we will drive out the globalists, we will cast out the Communists, Marxists, and Fascists, we will throw off the sick political class that hates our Country, we will rout the Fake News Media, we will evict Joe Biden from the White House, and we will FINISH THE JOB ONCE AND FOR ALL!"
Take a moment to digest how desperately deranged and consumed by hate Trump is here. He is fear mongering about a "final battle" wherein he will "FINISH THE JOB ONCE AND FOR ALL!" Sounds a bit like a "final solution" doesn't it? And his rant includes threats to "demolish," "expel," "drive out," "cast out," "throw off," "rout," and "evict" his legions of enemies who include "the Deep State," "warmongers," "globalists," "Communists," "Marxists," "Fascists," "the sick political class," "Fake News Media," and of course his arch nemesis, Joe Biden. And those are just the positive parts of his 2024 agenda.
Trump is running a campaign composed of dystopian nightmares of "retribution" (his word) that are clearly keeping him awake at night. But he has nothing positive or hopeful to offer to the country. It's all grossly depressing and drenched with dread and the Nazi flotsam he favors.
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Contrast that with Biden's actual accomplishments, including the American Rescue Plan, the Inflation Reduction Act, and legislation that has benefited workers, veterans, women, seniors, domestic businesses, students, access to healthcare, the climate, voters, and more.
The record is clear, vote for Trump, a 78 year old megalomaniac who has abused power, assaulted women, incited a violent insurrection, stole, hoarded and disseminated classified documents, is facing 91 felony charges, and who undermined democracy and aspires to reign as a tyrant. Or vote for Biden, a senior statesman who has proven that he works for the people and loves the country and the Constitution. It really shouldn't be a difficult choice.