Trump Taking Obama’s Fascism to the Next Level

by William Skink

While it might be difficult to see Trump’s brand of Fascism as a continuation of Obama’s Neoliberal fascism, Trump’s capacity to be a dangerous demagogue doesn’t exist in a vacuum. From surveillance to drone strikes to indefinite detention, Trump is taking over constitution-negating systems of oppression that liberals refused to pushback against while their slick-talking president was the one wielding the power.

Now, with Jeff Sessions being picked for AG, and internment camps for Muslims being normalized, American fascism will become nakedly overt. This is going to get very ugly very fast.

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7 Responses to Trump Taking Obama’s Fascism to the Next Level

  1. Big Swede says:

    Sessons is cool with me.

    Sessions was ranked by National Journal as the fifth-most conservative U.S. Senator
    Sessions has taken a strong stand against any form of citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Advocated for expanded construction of a Southern border fence
    One of 25 senators to vote against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (the bank bailout),
    Sessions has been an opponent of same-sex marriage and has earned a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign, the United States’ largest LGBT advocacy group.
    Sessions was “heartbroken” and found “it beyond comprehension” when President Obama claimed that cannabis is not as dangerous as alcohol
    He voted against the Matthew Shepard Act, which added acts of bias-motivated violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity to federal hate-crimes law
    Sessions joined five Republican colleagues in voting against Sotomayor’s nomination in the Judiciary Committee.
    Sessions pointed out that Kagan “has a very thin record legally, never tried a case, never argued before a jury, only had her first appearance in the appellate courts a year ago.”

    And, finally

    In 1986, Reagan nominated Sessions to be a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Sessions’s judicial nomination was recommended and actively backed by Republican Alabama Senator Jeremiah Denton. A substantial majority of the American Bar AssociationStanding Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which rates nominees to the federal bench, rated Sessions “qualified,” with a minority voting that Sessions was “not qualified.”

    At Sessions’ confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, four Department of Justice lawyers who had worked with Sessions testified that he had made several racist statements. One of those lawyers, J. Gerald Hebert, testified that Sessions had referred to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as “un-American” and “Communist-inspired” because they “forced civil rights down the throats of people.”

  2. Eric says:

    Give this administration a fair chance !

    I am confident that they will make America Great Again !

    And make America SAFE again !

    Our allies will learn to trust America again, and just like when Ronald Reagan bombed Gaddafi’s
    house, our enemies will tremble.

    The new day in America has already started, as Apple is now considering iphone manufacturing in the USA, and FOMOCO decided not to move any more production to Mexico. The Donald WILL bring jobs back to the USA, and you will become a believer too!

    The Donald will uplift your spirits, as he has restored mine ! It is a glorious time to be an American !

  3. Big Swede says:

    Here’s a discussion of Jeff Sessions.

    You guys need new talking points.

  4. steve kelly says:

    No, it’s got nothing to do with talking points. What’s needed is a political movement that has nothing to do with either major party. No more “sheepdog” politics. No more authoritarian populist “leader” with a new con. The 48% who do not vote would be a good place to start.

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