Trump's Unfortunate Wording and the Worker's Party

For those who scoff when someone from the #NeverTrump crowd mentions Hitler or the Nazi party, in reference to Herr Trump, I’m sure nothing short of an armband with a swastika will get you to listen to reason.

Maybe not even then.

The numerous endorsements from KKK and neo-Nazi skinhead groups didn’t seem to raise any red flags for you.

We’ll add those to the growing pile of ludicrous Trump rubbish.

And then we get this from POLITICO:

“‘Love the question,’ Trump said in response to a question from Bloomberg Businessweek‘s Joshua Green in a profile of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus published Thursday. The article bears the headline, ‘How to Get Trump Elected When He’s Wrecking Everything You Built.’

‘Five, 10 years from now — different party. You’re going to have a worker’s party,’ Trump said in the May 17 interview. ‘A party of people that haven’t had a real wage increase in 18 years, that are angry.’”

Yes, it sounds good, especially if you’re frustrated, angry, and need scapegoats.

The last time a nation was frustrated, angry, and looking for scapegoats, there was also a worker’s party.

It was founded as the German Workers’ Party by Anton Drexler, a Munich locksmith, in 1919. Hitler attended one of its meetings that year, and his energy and oratorical skills soon enabled him to take over the party. He ousted the party’s former leaders in 1920–21 and renamed it the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. In 1920 Hitler also formulated a 25-point program that became the permanent basis for the party. The program called for German abandonment of the Treaty of Versailles and for the expansion of German territory. These appeals for national aggrandizement were accompanied by a strident anti-Semitic rhetoric. The party’s socialist orientation was basically a demagogic gambit designed to attract support from the working class.

And yes, before I hear about Godwin’s Law or that Bernie Sanders is the socialist, I get that. What I also get, however, is that this seething anger permeates the atmosphere of Trump’s rallies. I get that his Branch Trumpidian tribe members tend to be gutless, godless, and vile, to a level that they become unbearable to deal with after only a few moments of attempting to reason with them.

The man who has no need for God has become a god for them, and that cult worship is what has helped many despots and dictators rise. Whether his wording was an unfortunate turn of phrase, or not, it will be used over and over again. His leftist pals have long painted the GOP as Nazis. He just tossed them another bone.

All that aside, it’s hard not to wonder if this is all just a massive hoax.

“The presumptive nominee’s views would not appear to have come about through intense retrospection. ‘My views are what everybody else’s views are. When I give speeches, sometimes I’ll sign autographs and I’ll get to talk to people and learn a lot about the party,’ he said, admitting that he had not closely followed past Republican efforts to reform the immigration system.

‘When I made my [announcement] speech at Trump Tower, the June 16 speech,’ Trump said, ‘I didn’t know about the Gang of Eight. … I just knew instinctively that our borders are a mess.’”

He didn’t know anything and he learns things through momentary encounters in the crowd. OH… and he “instinctively” knew things were bad at the border.

Great.