Get ready for WAVES of anti Americanism-even allies have no clue about the American People
The following (with my comments in bold italics) is from Germany, from der Freitag wich has been publishing in Germany since 1946
Just Don’t Panic
Trump’s Super Tuesday victories have to be looked at in context … Trump failed to reach 50 percent in any of the states he won. Political mass movements look different than that.
Of course what they have missed is that TRUMP+CRUZ is the vote % to watch, along with Bernie
After Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday success there’s little to prevent him from getting the Republican nomination. But his aggressive strategy can’t win a majority of U.S. voters.
That is a MONUMENTAL assumption considering how ignorant this column turns out to be
Trump’s star is ascending even though his rivals haven’t all thrown in the towel yet. Dire warnings that the authoritarian billionaire poses a threat to American democracy have appeared in some U.S. media. The party’s over. No more jokes about orange hair. When Trump is in attack mode – and he often is – it turns ugly but it goes over well with his fans. If he says he would like to punch a protester in the face, his audience laughs and applauds.
A New York Times commentary referred to Trump as a “modern Mussolini” and, looking across the Atlantic at the outrage over Trump, said, “As Europe knows, democracies do die. Often, they are the midwives of their own demise.” An anti-Trump editorial in The Washington Post warned after Super Tuesday, “… you don’t have to go back to history’s most famous example, Adolf Hitler, to understand that authoritarian rulers can achieve power through the ballot box.” It went on to cite Erdoğan in Turkey and Chávez in Venezuela as examples.
Except, of course, we have this thing, A WRITTEN CONSTITUTION, and it is the LEFT , no the RIGHT, which complains it is outdated and flawed
For all that, Trump is an American phenomenon and right wing demagogues are common in the United States; the name Sarah Palin comes immediately to mind with her speech “Real America.”
Missed is that TRUMP is REJECTED by the right in the USA, and PS, our ‘RIGHT’ is nothing like your RIGHT, Germany, and if anything are STICKLERS for that thing, the CONSITUTION
The Ku Klux Klan was at one time a widespread U.S. phenomenon and one can recall how large white persecution during the civil rights movement was. Racism has often stood at the center of right wing demagoguery.
African-Americans, Latinos and—since 9/11—Muslims.
Today’s tea party movement was born out of protest against a black president and Trump was the main spokesman for the idea that Obama lacked a birth certificate proving he was born in the United States.
This is staggering. Either the paper is TOTALLY a propaganda sheet or is incompetent, since the TEA PARTY unarguably came about as reaction to Obamacare being the last straw of govt DICTATING to the people in their day to day lives, and cared about just TWO ISSUES. Fidelity to the Constitution, and fiscal responsibility. But der Freitag’s message is what Europeans are hearing, seeing and reading.. For those who have forgotten here is Rick Santelli at the the SEMINAL moment of the Tea Party, all of which was focused on the FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY portion .
Now in 2016, Republicans are predominantly white citizens longing for the legendary good old days and disappointed because America doesn’t work for them any longer. And since they come from the working class and are now “losers” in Donald Trump’s world, they’re right. Trump promises them salvation like a television evangelist preacher, fortified with threats of violence against outsiders and dissenters. But Trump’s Super Tuesday victories have to be looked at in context: Participation in primary elections is low. Trump failed to reach 50 percent in any of the states he won. Political mass movements look different than that.
Demagogue Trump is dangerous but he has no majority in a general election provided the Democrats and progressives in the United States can motivate their members. That seems totally possible against a man who fits the definitions of racist and sexist as if they were tailor-made for him.
How many women and non white promotions and top executives do Trump’s businesses have? Did you even look?
A man who can talk about nothing other than being powerful. That and, of course, his Mexican wall. These tactics won’t produce a winning strategy against the Democrats in November. Nearly one-third of Democratic voters are African-American, Latinos and Asian-Americans and many whites are tolerant people.
And the VAST majority of the American people favor a ‘wall’
Get ready Americans, if Trump is elected you will all be modern Nazis and Fascists, because the world out there is an IGNORAMUS, mislead by incompetents, or propagandists with no desire to have their views compared to reality.This is JUST ONE article.There are more.
As of March 1, Hillary Clinton had clearly more delegates pledged to her than Bernie Sanders, who had a rough time in the southern state primaries where African-Americans made up a majority of the Democratic voter base. Bernie’s people say it’s not anywhere close to being over yet; votes have only been cast in 15 of the 50 states even if Hillary’s rhetoric has already shifted toward whichever Republican she will face in November.