“Thanks for coming, here’s your sign.”
“You want to own libs, right?”
“Well… yeah. But—“
“I have one ‘Gullible Racists For Trump’ left if you want that instead.”
“I’ll take this.” pic.twitter.com/UEeYaNDPys
— Schooley (@Rschooley) October 20, 2018
Gail Collins, in the NYTimes, “A Whole Lot of Babbling Going On”:
… Elections are coming and the president is all over the place, holding rallies and talking about his priorities. Like immigration and taxes and reminding people that he won the 2016 election.
“Remember — we won Florida,” he told an audience. … “In Tennessee, I remember a great Congressman Duncan. … He said, sir, they’re coming from the hills, the valleys, people that haven’t voted for a long time because they didn’t want to vote for the people that were running for office. And they’ve got Trump banners and Trump hats and Trump tattoos. …”…
There are several lessons to be gained by watching four or five Trump rally speeches in rapid succession. Well, not enough that you’d actually want to do it. That’s what we’re here for…
Trump always brags about the size of the crowds. He claimed there was an overflow of 44,000 people outside a rally in Missouri, which, a local newspaper noted, would have meant a quarter of the city’s population had gone to the event. In Ohio, he said that if the rally had been for “one of the normal presidents,” the audience would be about “300 people.”
Back when we were normal, Barack Obama got crowds of up to 100,000 and people would get so excited they’d faint. At which point Obama would mildly suggest that someone bring over “a little water and some juice.” Sigh.
But to be fair, that was not during midterm campaigns. It’s tough going from city to city, day after day, trying to rally some excitement for the local congressional candidates. Trump has been super dedicated. And only a deep cynic would believe it’s just because he enjoys standing in front of a huge crowd and making the whole thing about him…
Look on the bright side: The more noise Trump makes right now, the more those low-info voters outside his Deplorable Base remember which party is responsible for his embarrassing shit-shows. We get our blue wave, the man’s probably gonna start trying to claim the credit. Nobody debases the GOP like Donald Trump! Every live rally broadcast encourages more Democratic turnout!