Sunday, December 06, 2015

Bazzo Says: The Politics Of Dirty Tricks

Bazzo Says:


Here is a tip straight from the Politics of Dirty Tricks handbook: When all else fails, compare your opponent to the Nazis.

When I say “all else,” I mean the usual calls of “bigots,” “xenophobes,” “homophobes,” “sexists,” etc. have neither silenced nor taken out your opponent, so you pull out the “Nazi Card.” Usually, these attacks are carried out only by Democrats. Not anymore.

The presidential campaign of John Kasich, who is only polling at about 3 percent, released a new web ad last week lashing out directly at Donald Trump with a harsher tone than any other candidate has taken thus far.

The ad, described in last week’s Washington Post, features: “Retired Air Force Col. Tom Moe speaking at an event in Ohio, the same day Trump held a rally in Columbus. Moe, who the Kasich campaign identifies as a former Vietnam POW, paraphrases a quote from Protestant pastor Martin Niemoller, taken from his lectures after World War II.”

This is what he said and the Kasich ad quotes: “You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims should register with their government, because you’re not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says he’s going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you’re not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says it’s OK to rough up black protesters, because you’re not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you’re not one. But think about this: If he keeps going, and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you. And you better hope there’s someone left to help you.”

Here is what Pastor Niemoller originally said:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Kasich is running an ad blatantly comparing Trump to a dictator. This ad is designed to make you believe Trump is going get rid of anybody he doesn’t like and that he’s going use the levers of the federal government to get rid of them. Then, after all of them are gone, eventually he’s going after you.  When he does, there will be nobody left to help you.

This is right from the Kasich campaign, and like when any other person, group or party does it, it is disgusting. It trivializes what horrors the Nazis perpetrated. No one running on the Republican ticket is the next coming of the Third Reich. This is an act of desperation by a candidate, who by running an ad like this, says more about his lack of character than it does about Trump’s.

At the same time, you have a super PAC running its own ad called: “Trumps Greatest Hits Part 1.” This is just a series of Trump sound bites; the stuff Trump has said either on the stump or in television interviews or at campaign appearances. It is Trump in various video settings simply saying what these people think are outrageous, insane and lunatic, and that if people knew about it, they would dump Trump. In truth, it is really another illustration of how disconnected the entire Washington political establishment is with the rest of the country and it misses the point of Trump versus the Republican establishment.

They think the voters are blind, mind-numbed robots, who don’t know anything about the man they’re supporting. “Don’t they know he is a madman? A demigod?” When in fact, and to show you how deep the disconnect is, Americans don’t feel safe, neither from an economic or national security standpoint. Trump is one of the very few candidates talking as though he understands that and intends to do something about it. That is why people support him.

Trump’s entire campaign message is consistently and thematically talking about making this country great again, which includes making it and us feel safe again. You can say what you want about him from now until the sun goes down, but Trump’s supporters think he is going fight the bastards coming after them, whoever they are. Whether they’re in Washington, south of the border or the Middle East, Trump supporters think rightly or wrongly that there are people already coming for us; that we are already under siege; that we are already victims of an invasion. The Trump supporters do not think he is the guy that’s going start World War III. No! What they think—what they believe deep in their heart of hearts—is that Trump is the guy who’s gonna stop it.

These ads are an illustration of what the establishment really thinks of you. To support Trump, and you can also include Dr. Carson or Ted Cruz in this, you must be either or all: bigots, sexists, xenophobes, racists, or just plain out of your mind. They will say about these three what they would never say about Democrats in general or Hillary in particular. In fact, I will go so far as to say, should any of those three get the nomination, the establishment will support Hillary. For in their minds, the supporters of those three are more dangerous then Hillary.

Remember, the establishment will always show you who they fear by how far they are willing to go in destroying them. These ads show they fear you.

This is what I say. What say you?

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