Trump Demonstrates Cognitive Impairment in Speech to Christofascist Conclave

Warns Biden will start World War II; claims he's leading Obama in the polls

Logo for rally of Christian fascists in Washington, DC

Daily Beast: “‘Just think of it,’ Trump said. ‘We would be in World War II very quickly if we’re going to be relying on this man.’ This is unlikely; World War Two ended 78 years ago. Trump also seemed to suggest that he is leading former President Barack Obama in polls of the 2024 race, despite Obama not being in the contest. ‘As you know, crooked Joe Biden and the radical left thugs have weaponized law enforcement to arrest their leading political opponent, and leading by a lot, including Obama—I’ll tell you what,’ Trump said.”

Nazi Marcher in Orlando Shouts, ‘We’re All DeSantis Supporters!’

Neo-Nazi marchers in Orlando in September 2023 who shouted, "We're all DeSantis supporters!"
Neo-Nazi marchers in Orlando in September 2023 who shouted, “We are all DeSantis supporters!”

Rolling Stone: “Members of white supremacist and antisemitic hate groups marched outside Orlando, Florida, on Saturday screaming invectives, raising the Nazi salute, and yelling ‘Heil Hitler’ and ‘white power.’

“’We are everywhere!’ neo-Nazis can be heard shouting in a video shared by former Florida House of Representatives member Anna V. Eskamani. Later in the footage, they yelled, ‘Heil Hitler’ while performing a Nazi salute…

“When right-wing figure Laura Loomer appeared at the march, recording the Neo-Nazis with her cell phone, the crowd began to chant ‘faggot, faggot’ in her direction. Loomer explained she was at the rally because she was getting her hair done nearby.

“’We’re not voting Trump, Laura!’ one marcher shouted at her. ‘We’re not voting for the right wing! It’s the kike wing.’

At this, another marcher shouted, ‘We’re all DeSantis supporters!’”

DeSantis Super PAC Admits ‘Electile Dysfunction’ – ‘We Need to Stay up and Go Hard’

From an urgent plea to donors from Puddin’s Super PAC: “Said strategist Jeff Roe, on a leaked recording: ‘Now let me tell you a secret — don’t leak this. We need to do this now. We’re making a move now. The day after Labor Day we’re launching and we need your help to stay up and go hard the rest of the way. We need 50 million bucks.'”

DeSantis’ Vote-Suppression Tactics Are Working in Florida

In May 2021 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 90, which effectively cleared the voter rolls of Florida citizens who had requested mail-in ballots. Previously, Florida voters could file one request for mail-in ballots and would receive one for any and all elections.

No more.

Although a federal judge removed several of the most egregious provisions of the law, it nonetheless is still suppressing mail-in voting, according to the Florida Reporter:

Studies show that voters who are registered to vote by mail are more likely to cast a vote.The impact on voting by mail from this new law is already coming into sharp focus: last year, Miami-Dade County had 438,000 mail ballot voters, but as of July 1st of this year, a mere 92,000 voters were enrolled in vote by mail. In Hillsborough County, only 70,000 voters are signed up to vote by mail as of July 1st, down from 320,000 before the new law went into effect. In Broward County, it’s even more dramatic: a recent review confirmed just 35,000 vote by mail sign-ups, compared to 428,000 last year. In Orange County, only 23,000 voters have requested mail-in ballots for the upcoming cycle after 140,000 voters used them in 2021.

Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?

In a subscribers-only piece in The Bulwark, Jonathan Last pretends we could go back in time to January 2017 and tell people that in six years:

  • Trump will have been impeached twice.
  • He will have been found guilty of rape by a jury of his peers.
  • He will have been soundly defeated for re-election, but refused to concede the loss.
  • In an effort to remain in power he will put in motion a vast conspiracy to overturn the result through extralegal methods.
  • When this conspiracy fails he will incite a violent insurrection in which he directs his armed supporters to invade the Capitol and prevent the certification of Electoral College votes.
  • He will be indicted in four separate criminal cases.
  • He will seek a return to the White House explicitly for the stated purpose of “retribution.”
  • And he will be leading the Republican field by >30 points.
  • “My point is that six years ago I don’t think many people on either side would have believed that today’s reality was likely. Or even possible. Yet here we are, actually living in something close to the worst-case scenario.

    “And yet we are so habituated to this dark reality that we’ve come to see it as normal.”