Trump issued the call just last Friday, September 22, on his social media network, Truth Social. Trump's words rip to shreds everything America stands for, like the Constitution and the rule of law. Brian Klass, an analyst for The Atlantic, summed it up: "Trump’s rhetoric is dangerous, not just because it is the exact sort that incites violence against public officials but also because it shows just how numb the country has grown toward threats more typical of broken, authoritarian regimes. The United States is not just careening toward a significant risk of political violence around the 2024 presidential election. It’s also mostly oblivious to where it’s headed."

But 5 days later, the Fox panel on the debate considered it too trivial to raise, and the 7 Republican candidates, as usual, turned a blind eye to Trump's incitement to violence--as they have all the other times.

Trump's Rivals Exercise in futility - NYTimes


And perhaps the only shot that any of those seven candidates have to stop him and prevent the irreversible damage he’d do to the United States with four more years is to call a tyrant a tyrant, a liar a liar, an arsonist an arsonist.

None of them did.

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An eloquent, comprehensive examination of that question is found in the book  “American Psychosis: A Historical Evaluation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy,” by David Corn. Check out these reviews:



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IndieDems Comment:

The Republican Party’s downward spiral hit high gear when it nominated for President an immoral reprobate caught bragging about sexually assaulting women. Who then proceeded to mock the handicapped, demean the military service of John McCain, be found guilty of sexual assault. Want to do all the above and get elected to office? Run on the Republican ticket.

Giuliani and Navarro know it now: The Trump reckoning has begun


IndieDems Comment:

Another rational, fact-based evisceration of Trump and his Republican henchmen for their despicable use of character assassination in their attempt to overthrow the legal results of the 2020 presidential election. By rallying behind Trump as their 2024 presidential nominee, Republicans are continuing their legacy of lawlessness and the gross immorality established by McCarthyism, Watergate, and Iran-Contra. The Republicans’ main contribution to America comes strictly from the dark side.

Trump has expressed admiration for authoritarian rule that is 180 degrees opposite of America's basic democratic principles. Trump many times has intensely praised Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Trump clearly admires the "strength" autocratic leaders demonstrate and has contrasted Putin's ruthlessness several times with President Biden's alleged "weakness." In 2014, when Russia invaded and seized Crimea, Trump declared: "Well, Putin’s done an amazing job of taking the mantle.” After Putin illegally declared two regions of Ukraine to be independent, and therefore susceptible to Russian control, Trump declared that Putin's actions were "genius" "savvy" and "wonderful."
Trump, after visiting Kim in north Korea, declared that he was "in love" with the thug. Trump told the author writing a book about him that he “admired (mob boss) Gotti because the mobster sat through years of trials with a stone face. ‘In other words, tough,’ Trump said.”
And in domestic politics, read this comprehensive and insightful look at Trump’s association with extremist groups: “Trump gravitates to fringe figures despite efforts to limit their influence.”
IndieDems Comment:
Trump’s own words keep providing insights into the hearts and soul of his Republican admirers. And what warped, twisted souls those Republicans have. They continue to endorse race-baiting, mocking the handicapped, demeaning the military service of John McCain, calling African countries s—tholes, bragging about sexually assaulting women & calling them fat, ugly, bimbo, & dog.
Putin, murderous mobsters & Kim Jong-Un are to be admired? Jews are using space lasers to start forest fires in the U.S.? Massive fraud stole the presidential election from Trump? Covid-19 would be gone by spring 2020? Hydroxychloroquine would cure it anyway? Takes bona-fide Republican Trumpists to say or believe all that. Like Reps. MT Greene & Barry Loudermilk. Senators Susan Collins & Charles Grassley. Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
When did Republicans become such know-nothings, such ignorant, immoral losers?