Tropical Trump and Global fascist Bannon

Heather Cox Richardson, writing about yesterday’s Brazilian version of January 6, 2021 (accomplished after a consultation visit to Bolsonaro from Sloppy Steve Bannon) flagged this ‘social media’ post by the big orange polyp.

“‘Tropical Trump’ as he is affectionately called, has done a GREAT job for the wonderful people of Brazil,” Trump said on his social media outlet. “When I was President of the U.S., there was no other country leader who called me more than Jair.”

Jair, you recall, famously said he’d kill his son if he turned out to be a homosexual.  More ominously, he lamented the mistake of the military coup he took part in as a junior officer — their failure to murder another forty to fifty thousand members of the intelligentsia, labor and church leaders and so on.  If those dissident fucks were all dead, you’d have a wonderful dictatorship in Brazil.

Heather concludes, after a sampling of condemnations of the violence by US, UN and EU officials:

As of 11:00 tonight, neither House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) nor Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had any comment on the events in Brazil. 

By Sunday night, Brazilian police had retaken control of the vandalized buildings and arrested 170 rioters.

https://open.substack.com/pub/heathercoxrichardson/p/january-8-2023?r=74gv9&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email

Look, McConnell and McCarthy can’t condemn this kind of murderous fascist riot without crossing a party line. They can’t acknowledge that the official Republican party position on the recent American assault on the Capitol — “legitimate political discourse” — is a steaming pile of dung.  They must act like it’s totally fine, if you lose an election and claim for months (with a $50,000,000 dark money ad campaign) that it was stolen, to express yourself with massive violence and organized lawlessness.  That’s all, according to the Republican National Committee, protected by the First Amendment, and the Second — and the Fifth!  

Anyone who sees daylight between the aims and methods of the MAGA party, the fanatical fans of Bolsonaro, and the good old brawling Nazi party is hallucinating. 

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