Friday, July 22, 2016

The Banana Republicanization Of America

The Republican national convention has now ended, and it marks another major move in the descent of  America to becoming a becoming a banana republic, setting by far a record for failing to approve presidential judicial appointments, little outcry from the public.  It also has included for the first time a member of Congress yelling "you lie" during a State of the Union speech (which was a false charge, to boot).

Now we are going to become like Russia and Turkey and authoritarian corrupt nations where the winner of a presidential election throw his opponents in jail or worse.  It is not just that this is the first US convention where  there has been a call to jail the main opponent, but the favorite chant of the has been that: "Lock her up!"  And then we had the one who wants her shot.

To make this all worse, she is not even guilty of what they claim are her crimes, and speakers told repeated lies about it.  This is a very new low.

Barkley Rosser

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