The stream of consciousness-broken record tRump tour 2024 came to the Pennsylvania State Farm show arena Friday Feb 9th. Donnie was guest speaker for the NRA, at the PA outdoor and gun show. (Where camo is always in fashion) Pictures from inside the venue at rally time (capacity 7600), showed many empty seats. The facility looked half full, but it could have been 4000 attendees and vendors. Central PA high school football games easily get twice that attendance. One attendee felt comfortable because she could watch her kids run around up in the empty peanut gallery. Commenters on Reddit (r/central pa) reported many out of staters in attendance, with buses transporting the faithful. Few traffic delays were reported, considering he arrived at Friday rush hour. An underwhelming turnout.
Herr Gropenfuhrer spewed the usual nonsense, but with new material! (Aldrous Pennyfarthing’s Feb 10th diary gives the gorey details) We found out that reelected Biden will change the name of Pennsylvania, to Phil-a-vania in honor of our climate change predicting groundhog, perhaps. (Don’t think too deeply on this one) And there were NO Terrorist attacks during his reign. Forgetting the Pittsburgh Synagogue attack Oct 27, 2018 or Charlottesville Aug 12, 2017, or Las Vegas Oct 1 2017. (The gun loving audience had amnesia) He also predicted World War III and a “100% chance of a terrorist attack” if Biden is reelected. Maybe he knows something?
Ever wonder how many attendees, sitting there listening to the barrage of bullshit, realize they have been had? How many think to themselves “What the f*ck is he talking about?” Locally, I think change is apparent. Like a washed out rock star, his ‘concerts’ draw fewer and fewer fans, but his ego still sees a sold out stadium. Formerly ubiquitous tRump sign displays are less common. It seems MAGA enthusiasm is waning in Central PA. As Riley B King said “The thrill is gone.”