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Romney the traitor

I believe that Romney is much more of the political leader of the Mormons than people realize. Trump doing poorly, for a Republican, in Utah and also in neighboring states with a large Mormon minority (Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho) is not about Trump so much as it’s about Romney saying not to vote for him.

Without the Romney factor, I think that Mormons would have behaved like prole white Christians and supported Trump to a much greater extent.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 2, 2016 at 1:02 pm

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  1. Romney is just another Globalist Wrecker. Despite his goody-two-shoes appearance, he’s a snake.


    November 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    • Name one politico who isn’t a snake?


      November 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      • Jeff Sessions. There are a few. But not many at this point in time.


        November 2, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    • Romney the traitor

      Like father like son.

      George Romney was as well.


      November 2, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    • Check out respected liberal pollster Nate Bronze! LOL.

      May 10, 2016


      November 3, 2016 at 7:27 am

    • Rifleman

      November 3, 2016 at 7:34 am

  2. Wait, in that last sentence are you suggesting that Mormons are prole white questions, or only that they vote like them? Because Mormon culture is very different from prole Christian white culture in the South, or even in the Midwest.


    November 2, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    • ugh…I meant “Mormons are prole white Christians”, not questions…


      November 2, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    • Mormon culture originally descended from rural upstate New York/New England prole white culture. That’s very different from and less right wing than Southern prole white.


      November 2, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      • Correct, Mormondom is Yankeedom, not Dixieland – with a big splash of Scandinavian naivety. Explains their general decency, but also their aversion to unabashed, full throated identity politics like National Trumpism.


        November 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      • UT is not even in the Dixie region. It’s the Southwest, which is more desirable to live than anywhere in twangland.


        November 2, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      • * with the exception of Arizona, Lion’s home state. Arizona ranks bottom among the southwestern states in terms of desirability and quality of life.


        November 2, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      • Arizona ranks bottom among the southwestern states in terms of desirability and quality of life.

        Yeah, nitwit. Scottsdale is a real living hell.


        November 3, 2016 at 8:31 am

    • I think Lion considers anyone other than secular SWPL Manhattanites to be prole.


      November 2, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      • That’s what I was guessing


        November 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      • Manhattan SWPLs have their equivalents in DC and the Left Coast. Anywhere else is prole. Furthermore, they have more in common with a Portlander than let’s say a Brooklynite from Coney Island.


        November 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm

  3. Not just Romney, but the entire Church of Mormon will need to be destroyed after the Revolution.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 2, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    • So you are explaining that the Mormons are right to vote against him…..

      Lion of the Turambar

      November 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      • Yes, of course they are.

        By the way, the Revolution goes ahead with or without a Trump victory. And I’m still predicting a 1 point Trump victory in the popular vote. I make no prediction about the EC.

        Otis the Sweaty

        November 2, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      • He’s explaining that mormons shouldn’t be cucks.


        November 2, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      • I cant imagine why you would make no prediction about electoral college (ie the actual winner) when the rest of your analysis is based on puffery and wish fulfillment.

        Lion o' the Turambar

        November 2, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      • So let’s see you make a prediction about the popular vote. Then we’ll know for sure on the 9th which of us is the realist and which of us is subhuman TruCon scum

        Otis the Sweaty

        November 2, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  4. I think Otis could explain everything to you with his spiel about the TruCons or F#ck the Cucks.


    November 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm

  5. The road to the white house goes through Utah. Get used to it and don’t nominate NY scrum bags.

    Lion of the Turambar

    November 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    • The road to the white house goes through Utah. Get used to it and don’t nominate NY scrum bags.

      How’d that work out for Romney?


      November 2, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    • I would rather lose than win with Utah

      Otis the Sweaty

      November 2, 2016 at 10:45 pm

  6. True, but Trump will win all those states anyway.

    Andrew E.

    November 2, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    • He may lose Nevada, but that’s probably because Hispanics hate him and the Silver State has a rapidly growing Hispanic population. Arizona is now leaning toward Trump, but if he loses it will be for the same reason.



      November 2, 2016 at 11:18 pm

  7. Your speaking out of your ass on this one. Trump was never going to get a lot of support among Mormons because he’s vulgar and crass. This rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
    Now, I don’t view Evan McMullin as a reasonable option, but I know a lot of people who do, and they always describe their reasons for choosing him because he strikes them as an honorable and honest man.
    In any event, if Romney is behind all of this, then it’s indirectly. He hasn’t formally endorsed anyone. In fact, I don’t see anything past July for “Mitt Romney Endorsement 2016” on Google.

    As far as the Mormon church, they gave the same message that they always do. If you can vote, please vote, and vote for who you think would be the best canddiate.

    Half Canadian

    November 2, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    • The Mormon church has also come out strongly in favor of globalism and acceptance of refugees. They are currently led by cucks, unfortunately.


      November 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    • Hillary is a pathologicaly lying grifter.


      November 3, 2016 at 3:58 am

  8. Mormons have a very international mindset. The one i see in Paris, Berlin and Barcelona and Venezia, where i go often, are perfectly bilingual and mixed a lot with the local population. They try to convert us ! So some of Trump rhetoric may put them off, even when they live in Nevada ….

    Bruno from Paris

    November 2, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    • Romney did missionary work in France.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 2, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      • In 2012 the Dems spread oppo research that Romney had a half black gay son as a result of that “mission.”


        November 2, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      • Hope that worked out, Inshallah…


        November 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      • In 2012 the Dems spread oppo research that Romney had a half black gay son as a result of that “mission.”

        Romney went ~40 years ago. Unlikely that he would have impregnated a black woman in 1970s France, if he impregnated anyone except his current wife over there.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 2, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      • >>Romney did missionary work in France.

        And didn’t make a single convert. Very few people convert to Mormonism. Their growth and power come from having large families and doing well economically.


        November 2, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      • Wasn’t that to avoid getting sent to Vietnam?

        With the thoughts you'd be thinkin

        November 3, 2016 at 8:57 am

      • And didn’t make a single convert.

        But a great way to hone his French.

        Wasn’t that to avoid getting sent to Vietnam?


        Also because the Mormon Church mandates young members go on missionary expeditions for a time.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

  9. I think Leon is half right about Trump’s support in mormon states. Romney definitely holds sway and is suppressing support for Trump. But they’re kind of prudish anyway. So, even without Romney, they’d be put off by his behavior. Regardless, the #mormonmafia is definitely pushing a NeverTrump agenda. However, one shouldn’t confuse their prudish religosity for conservatism. Outside of sexual morality many have bought into the same pc crap as the mainstream has. Mormons aren’t the same as they used to be.


    November 2, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    • The support for Proposition 8 killed conservative Mormons in the west. They can’t take controversy; ever since they lost the argument on polygamy and gays. The racist, bigot, homophobe, islamo-phobe epithets stick in the craw of the politically correct LDS leaders more than other religions. They want to appear to be the nicest, richest, and fastest growing religion in the world.


      November 2, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      • The Mormons have bagged a decent number of Hispanic converts in recent years, but they’ve had trouble with retention.

        Lewis Medlock

        November 2, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      • Mormonism is slowly dying off because of the internet. They can’t hold on to their younger folks because they no longer operate in a world where the church can control information received. When you had to go to the library to find a book explaining that Jos Smith was a pedophile con man (and that book if purchased had been stolen) few discovered the truth about the founders of their religion. Now it is all over the internet. They’ve been faking their membership numbers for years to give off ‘success’ PR but they count as a member anyone who ever steps foot into one of their facilities, even if only once.

        The Mormon Church now operates simply as a mechanism to bond together people with a common history. Those that believe the nonsense tales (a 19th century historical fantasy originally written by a fellow named Spaulding interpolated with some Campbelite religious doctrine by a fellow named Sidney Rigdon) are dwindling just as the Scientologists are dwindling. There is no greater proof that the Republican Party as an organization is a failed operation than the fact that they allowed the nomination of a cult flake like Romney, the only good side being it indirectly allowed the arrival of the Goldon Don.


        November 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

      • The Mormons were doing fine before they were made to conform their doctrine to PC standards, several times during their existence.

        They would look a lot different today if Protestant cucks hadn’t long ridden them in regard to their religious deviation from “Christianity”.

        If they had been left to develop and practice their doctrine as they please, they’d be the most cohesive group of red pilled shit-lords in the USA today. As of now, they still retain such a core that isn’t advertised.

        Current Mormon posturing is 90% due to being traumatized for 150-ish years, from the harassment and resultant need to pretend that they are just like every other Christian group. The Mormons put the most right-wing Church attending southerners to shame when left unmolested: and they do it with doctrine and thus don’t need to shout and spit about it. It’s ironic that it’s these very same border-wall protestants that have harassed Mormons into having to long pretend that they are something that they are not: namely universalist Christians who tend toward the Universalism that is enabling globalism.

        At first they conformed for purposes of survival, and now they often behave much like an abused group.

        In the future, an ironic tolerance window in the multiculturalist stew may allow for a somewhat truer Mormon identity to recover. As of now, the mainstream face will continue to praise Jesus and give as much lip service as they need to give to the globalist project in order to ensure their survival. Even in doing this, they are frequent targets. imagine what it would be like for them if they didn’t conform to a major doctrine other than what they can not get around: for example gay marriage.

        Most converts won’t make it due to the core doctrinal necessity of leading a virtuous life. Tack on tithing, participation pressure, missions, no drinking or drugs, etc. and it means that, thankfully for the Mormons, only people with better habits will stick around. They have a built-in prole and degenerate filters, which makes their socialist practices feasible. Their largest issue is their members with liberal ideas who either resent the religion, for some reason, or who do not understand it. The Church purges these people when possible.

        The Church’s problem isn’t numbers and more than the Jews have a numbers problem. The issue is retaining quality of membership, which they are currently doing relatively well with within the USA for the most part. But, as I implied, don’t look at who converts but who stays. How congregations in other parts of the world operate without White Mormon supervision is largely out of their control.

        Many Mormons will vote for a Mormon who runs, like Romney, mostly regardless of his other attributes. But, to be fair, the competition in 2012 left them with no other choice. McMullin, or whatever his name is, will get less Utah votes than is being hyped. Mormons are tribal, not politically retarded. Most of the time they lead one of the consistently reddest states in the Union.


        November 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    • Mormons are 100% into diversity and buy into much of multiculturalism as well. The Mormon church has been making a strong push to convert Hispanics for over 20 years.

      Lewis Medlock

      November 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      • They didn’t even admit blacks until the 70’s I’ve been told.

        K.l. Asher

        November 2, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      • I have news for you. All of Christianity is now cucked, save for a few pockets of hardcore Southern Baptists. The Protestant Mainline has been completely captured by the left. Spend some time in at a mainline Lutheran, Presbyterian or Episcopal Church. You will find that they spend more time promoting multiculturalism, radical feminism and Islam than Christianity. And just look at Pope Francis, the left wing whacko. He is rooting for Europe to be taken over by kebobs.

        What is happening to Western Civilization is profoundly sad. All of our institutions, the churches, the schools and the governments our actively trying to subvert and destroy their own culture and heritage. I don’t think there has ever been anything quite like this before in human history.


        November 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      • The Protestant Mainline has been completely captured by the left. Spend some time in at a mainline Lutheran, Presbyterian or Episcopal Church. You will find that they spend more time promoting multiculturalism, radical feminism and Islam than Christianity. And just look at Pope Francis, the left wing whacko. He is rooting for Europe to be taken over by kebobs.

        I’m not sure when Roman Catholicism went over the deep end. The consensus is Vatican II was the turning point but it may have started earlier. But New England Protestants have either been far left extremists or useless 70% progressive Rockefeller/Bushite Republicans since 1945:

        Upton Sinclair’s Letter

        March 8, 1938

        It is also true that I have been studying the problem of Russia as earnestly as I know how for twenty years. There have been few days during that period that I have not sought some new facts and pondered them. I have had many a heartache over the things which have happened in Russia— so different from what I hoped for. I watched Gorky all through this period, and I know how he suffered and how more than once he wavered. But in the end he made up his mind that the Soviet regime was the best hope for the workers of Russia, and that is my conclusion today.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      • I know a Hispanic the Mormon’s were trying to convert. She is an alcoholic and pothead. The church was paying her rent in an effort to convert her. This month the Bishop rejected paying her rent because she wasn’t attending church or making an effort to live the LDS lifestyle.

        BTW this woman I am talking about is anti Trump. She actively bashes Trump on Facebook. Yet like so many Hispanics she isn’t registered to vote. She said she will get high on election day instead of voting.

        Jay Fink

        November 2, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      • “They didn’t even admit blacks until the 70’s I’ve been told.”

        Correct. The first black basketball player at BYU, Gary Batiste, enrolled there in 1974. Even today the basketball and football teams are overwhelmingly white.

        Lewis Medlock

        November 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    • “prudish religiosity” – right. One of the Romney kids had children via surrogacy. Can’t get more untraditional than that.


      November 2, 2016 at 10:34 pm

  10. It’s not just Romney, it’s the entire Republican establishment. That is the fertile breeding grounds for #nevertrump after all. This is typical establishment behavior, so Romney’s not exceptional, he’s merely doing much more damage than say, Bill Kristol. After Republican Governor Charlie Crist threw his hat in the ring for senate, and then lost to Rubio, he quit the Republican party and became a Democrat. Establishment has no loyalty. Just ask Kaisch.

    Mike Street Station

    November 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    • Hopefully whatever happens they will all be fired. I for one would love to see a Republicuck Wikileaks. Burn it all down. Drain the swamp.


      November 2, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  11. Is there a larger group of predominately White people in America that has lots of children, especially within families, especially without barnyard IQ’s?


    November 2, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    • Religious people. Amish, etc. Ortho Jews (if you consider them white).


      November 2, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    • Italian-Americans? (Per Wiki, their numbers increased 14% between 2000 and 2006).


      November 2, 2016 at 11:19 pm

  12. So Romney, not content with losing 2008 primary and 2012 election, also wants GOP lose 2016 election. What a total loser!


    November 2, 2016 at 8:31 pm

  13. Lion, on the previous thread in response to my grumbling that the election of Trump would be insignificant because he’s not going to initiate genuinely anti-Progressive stuff (although gratifying because it would annoy loathsome people) you pointed out that Trump will restrict immigration. That is true; I acknowledge this. But … how many people who post here have sons who have not yet grown up? And how many can honestly tell their sons, “When you grow up you’ll have a job and a wife and children of your own”? That life-plan has been destroyed. Our sons have nothing to look forward to. I don’t even if give a fug if my son (who of course is not in my “primary physical custody”) graduates from high school, because what does it fuggin matter whether he does or not? He has no future, nothing to look forward to. And Trump’s restriction of immigration won’t change that, because the Witches, and the Warlocks behind the Witches, will still rule America, and the Goblins will rule the streets, and the Hobbits will cower in their holes, solitary, hopeless, and ashamed.


    November 2, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    • Trump is a step in the correct direction. Rome wasn’t built in a day. The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 3, 2016 at 9:29 am

  14. NeoGaf update: They have really turned on Nate Silver, although they insist it is not (mainly) because of his increasing bullishness on Trump but rather because of him being too much of a pundit. I agree with them that Nate is an arrogant hack fraud and a lot of stuff he says is probably motivated by a desire for clicks, but the increasingly murderous anger they are showing towards him is, in my opinion, because he is bringing the bad news. Also, while I think that Nate basically sucks I think his model is basically okay, even though I certainly don’t go by it. I also think it is the most realistic polling model available given the massive variability/uncertainty in this election’s polling.

    Obama’s aggressive NC push along with the media downgrading Hil’s NC odds are starting to dent their confidence. They aren’t worried about the declining black vote, however, because they are insisting that the black vote is actually *increasing* in comparison to 2012. You read that right, they are seriously claiming that Hillary is bringing out more black voters than did Obama. This despite the evidence that the black vote is down massively in NC and FL.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 2, 2016 at 11:09 pm

  15. Please let Trump win. The media is going over the top. They now have a picture of Trump at Wrestlemania win a mob gambler. If you own a casino , you want big gamblers to go to your casino.

    If Trump doesn’t win, then this country is full of idiots at this point, especially among white people.

    80 plus percent of whites should vote for Trump. I’ll bet Trump gets 75% of the white male vote.

    We can blame white women if Trump loses. He might only get 50% of them.

    There hasn’t been that much difference between Dems and Repubs, but here is clear choice for something different. Even Chris Matthews spelled it out.


    November 2, 2016 at 11:11 pm

  16. Okay, I’ve figured out the math that they are using on NeoGaf to say that black turnout is up: black percentage of early votes is way down in both NC and FL but the absolute numbers of black voters are up. Well, in NC at least, I think they are maybe even down in absolute numbers in FL.

    The numbers are up though because more people are doing early voting this year, the fact that they are way down as a percentage is still a terrible sign for the Dems.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 2, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    • but the absolute numbers of black voters are up. Well, in NC at least, I think they are maybe even down in absolute numbers in FL.

      They’re very wrong: Proportion matters, not absolute votes. In 2012 the black percentage of the electorate was unusually high (13% instead of their normal 10-11%) and they voted 95-97% for Obama. If they were 11% of all voters in 2012 Romney’s popular vote loss might have been narrow enough that he could have eked out an electoral vote win.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 3, 2016 at 6:53 pm

  17. Quote from actual NeoGaf retard: “AA turnout is up 33%. Latino Turnout up 139%. Florida isn’t close at ALL. this is blowout territory.”

    Down thread somebody finally said: “And how much is total turnout up? These numbers are meaningless if turnout is up across the board.”

    Utter idiocy on the Left. These people are fucking morons.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 3, 2016 at 12:41 am

  18. Having met a lot of Mormons over my lifetime and driven through the state, I’ve come to admire the Mormons in general. Utah is one of the few Red states that buck the trends of lower economic development and human development throughout the US compared to the Blue States.

    Mitt Romney is also very typical of a lot of Mormons, educated, good natured, trustworthy. His ethos is more indicative of Mormons in general. Their history is marked my religious persecution and so with that memory, and better education, they tend to value religious freedom and tolerance. They, unlike Evangelicals, tend to do what they preach. If I was poor, I would want to live among the Mormons. So yeah, your premise is wrong, Mitt Romney is prominent, but without him, another leader would have spoken out against the Clan endorsed Trump. Mormon’s still sway Repub though, and it doesn’t seem HRC will carry Utah.

    Mormons actually remind me of 1950s America. While the nation as a whole has become less religious and working class whites have followed the same downwardly mobile trajectory as African Americans, the Mormons have not followed suit.. I don’t have too much data specific to Mormons, but the state of Utah is an anomaly relative to what’s typical of GOP governance (Ala Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama)


    November 3, 2016 at 5:51 am

    • Mormons, as a rule, are good with money and are financially responsible. Plus, they look after their own more than other religions do. Mormons have their own unemployment system and will actively assist an unemployed Mormon find a job.

      Lewis Medlock

      November 3, 2016 at 12:13 pm

  19. Lion. Do you identify as A Jew or White more? I’ve always wondered why there are Jews who would be in the same coalition as the Klan, Neonazis and Anti-Semites galore. I’m actually kind of sad that Lion’s blog is the more rational space in Rightwingland. There is pretty much no intellectual consistency across the rightwing any longer, taken over by know nothing Trumpers and fringe lunatics. The more rational republicans are now permanently exiled it seems and only time will tell how much damage the right will do to our democracy.

    Trump’s numbers are improving, maybe the Angry white dudes will have their man as president in spite of everything that’s said and done. Groper in Chief. Deporter in Chief. Does have a nice ring to it. He’ll have plenty of opportunities to enrich himself as President. The religious right will have their anti abortion justice. Stocks will tank in the first day of the aftermath. Gold will rise. The peso will be hit hard. Minorities, Women, the young, the educated will have not been enough of a coalition to Stop the Angry White Working Man from getting what he’s entitled to. Despots around the world will rejoice at a weakened America when Groper in Chief is crowned. Never underestimate the angry. Zealotry throughout history has overtaken civilization. America, still the number one superpower, will once and for all, no longer be a beacon of hope for the free world. ‘Trumpistan and White Power did it in’ will be what’s carved in it’s grave stone.


    November 3, 2016 at 6:14 am

    • Judaism is a crappy religion, but it’s very conservative to stick up for one’s group.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 3, 2016 at 9:34 am

      • Especially the Haredim — The Ashkenazim evolved out of the backwaters of Europe and never had a golden age like the Sephardim in Spain who were in fewer in numbers by comparison, hence the reason why much of Judaism sucks.


        November 3, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      • @ JS – The Ashkenazi golden age was the era of Jewish toleration and subsequent emancipation in Germany and Austria-Hungary beginning in the early 1800’s and lasting until WWI. Judaism’s less palatable features have nothing to do with Ashkenazim at all, much less whether the Ashkenazim ever had a golden age. They have much more to do with the legalistic nature of Judaism embodied in the Talmud, which is adhered to by Sephardim and Mizrahim as well as Ashkenazim. Social stigma related to being (formerly) subjugated and still a small minority religion also plays a role.


        November 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    • I’ve always wondered why there are Jews who would be in the same coalition as the Klan, Neonazis and Anti-Semites galore.

      Galore? It’s only “galore” in the minds of people who hate the Trump agenda and it’s supporters.

      Like the kind of people who actually believe Trump supporters burned a black church and then wrote Vote Trump on the side of it.


      November 3, 2016 at 10:29 am

      • Black suspect = Clinton conspiracy
        Right wing logic = just blame Hillary (facts be damn)
        A modern day Salem witch trial. While behind the scene, the con man enriches himself.

        How am I wrong when I say Anti semites, Neo-nazis, White Nationalist are ‘bigly’ supporters of the Orange one? Don the Con is the reason David Duke is running for congress. I can get his word directly from the horses mouth. No conspiracy required. KKK endorsement is on their official paper (Did Hillary manipulate the clan too? going by your logic?)

        I am on the right side of history. Trumpers and Trump is the 21st Century National Socialism. So take off that American flag and put on the Swastika, lets be honest with yourself. You people don’t want democracy, you don’t want justice, or any freedoms this country stand for. You want a white male brotherhood. You want a despot that will jail journalist, deport mexicans, keep women in their place (the kitchen), a fairy tale in other words; that will never happen. All you’ll do is weaken America. Make America Weak Again should be your motto.

        I don’t know anything about the Church incident, law enforcement will have to do their job on that.


        November 3, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      • Trump is not Hitler.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 3, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      • A modern day Salem witch trial. While behind the scene, the con man enriches himself.

        Now see I can’t tell if this is a Hillbot or a TruCon or somebody trying to caricature one or the other.


        November 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm


    Hitler was known, among colleagues, for a “bottomless mendacity” that would later be magnified by a slick propaganda machine that used the latest technology (radio, gramophone records, film) to spread his message. A former finance minister wrote that Hitler “was so thoroughly untruthful that he could no longer recognize the difference between lies and truth” and editors of one edition of “Mein Kampf” described it as a “swamp of lies, distortions, innuendoes, half-truths and real facts.”

    Hitler was an effective orator and actor, Mr. Ullrich reminds readers, adept at assuming various masks and feeding off the energy of his audiences. Although he concealed his anti-Semitism beneath a “mask of moderation” when trying to win the support of the socially liberal middle classes, he specialized in big, theatrical rallies staged with spectacular elements borrowed from the circus. Here, “Hitler adapted the content of his speeches to suit the tastes of his lower-middle-class, nationalist-conservative, ethnic-chauvinist and anti-Semitic listeners,” Mr. Ullrich writes. He peppered his speeches with coarse phrases and put-downs of hecklers. Even as he fomented chaos by playing to crowds’ fears and resentments, he offered himself as the visionary leader who could restore law and order.

    See any parallels?

    Yes Lion. Don the con is not Hitler. But he sells the same snake oil for the times gone past. Trumpers think there is somehow an upside to voting for evil. You underestimate how far down the we have yet to go.

    And Rifle, I’m a Hillary supporter. I tend to argue towards logic and rationality. But Trumpers have no use for facts that doesn’t fit into the right wing conspiracy theories. You’ve drank the Rightwing kool-aid of Fox, Right wing hate radio, Breithart.

    Tell a lie long enough and often enough, it becomes the truth.


    November 3, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    • Trump is not evil, Trump is not Hitler. Trump is a populist. All Hitlers are populists but not all populists are Hitler.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 4, 2016 at 12:04 am

    • Luke,

      Stating that you “tend to argue toward” logic and rationality after you state that “Trumpers think that there is an upside voting for evil” serves to imply that getting rid of our eugenics programs was one of the worst decisions that the West ever made.

      You being concerned with Hitler’s antisemitism, as you peruse this website and claim to be a Hillary supporter probably adds up to you being a scared ethnonationlist Jewish person or a Christian Zionist. Take a page from Lion, grab whatever balls that you have left, and learn to be politically consistent. Unless you have something significantly bad to say about Israel. If that’s the case, take it up with Lion. If not, then you rightly deserve to choke on your hypocrisy.


      November 4, 2016 at 3:18 pm

  21. If Trump picks Romni. I know we made a mistake by not pushing harder for Cruz

    Alfred cormier

    November 29, 2016 at 12:01 am

  22. If Trump chooses Romni, many of us will feel as though we are being betrayed and insulted. We really did choose Trump because he was our voice.. That would be as bad as when the republicans won the mid elections in the land slide and then they betrayed us by not keeping their promises. I knew the democrat leaders were our enemies, but realized the republicans were only pretending to be for the people. I pray Trump does not become one of those traitors because he thinks he knows better as well.

    Alfred cormier

    November 29, 2016 at 12:12 am

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