The Senator was vulgar, almost illiterate, a public liar easily detected, and in his "ideas" almost idiotic, while his celebrated piety was that of a traveling salesman for church furniture, and his yet more celebrated humor the sly cynicism of a country store. ~ Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen HereDonald Trump and Ted Cruz are having a joint event this week to support a future war with Iran. This has led even more Tea Partiers to publicly masturbate to the image of them joining on a 2016 Presidential ticket. Cruz has displayed a level of asskissery toward Trump not seen since a near-sighted Bavarian chicken farmer started worshiping an unemployable Austrian painter. So, while Tea Partiers may want Cruz heading the ticket I am sure he would eagerly accept the second spot - to start.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to adapt its spiritual level to the perception of the least intelligent of those towards whom it intends to direct itself. ~ Adolph Hitler, Mein KampfTheir campaign will pitch hatred with the promise that they, and they alone, can cure everybody's problems. They will project strength, honor, and dedication to purpose that will be irresistible to racists, misogynists, and everyone who hates and envies his neighbors.
Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town? ~ Mark Twain, Huckleberry FinnThey win a narrow election thanks to curious voting patterns in states like Florida and Ohio.
Every man is a king so long as he has someone to look down on. ~ Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen HereTrump and Cruz will settle down to two years of mass deportations, always claiming that they are being humanitarians doing their victims a favor. Things will get interesting a few weeks into Trump's third year in office.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. ~ VoltairePresident Trump will die suddenly in February or March, 2018. Possibly of natural causes but more likely Trump will be killed by an assassin. Newly sworn in President Cruz will place the blame on one or more of the hated classes - gays, immigrants, or liberals - and will impose vengeance on all who supported the assassin by word, deed, or thought.
He loved the people just as much as he feared and detested persons. ~ Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen HereThe timing of the assassination is vital. It will give Cruz plenty of time to impose his will. Two years completing the Trump term, a certain reelection by a still grieving nation, and, if he needs it, an additional reelection is available. After ten years in power there will be few people still alive willing to complain when Cruz declares himself President For Life.
When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross. ~ Attributed to Sinclair LewisI am not saying all this will or even might happen. It was, however, the dream I awoke screaming from last night.