Creepy Flag Love


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A phony person will overly exert himself to prove he’s something he’s not. The biggest trait of a phony is they’ll find what you like and profess to love it just as much. For example, I might tell you I like Taco Bell and you might say you do as well, or not, but a phony will try to convince you that he loves Taco Bell so much, he moved into a Taco Bell and named his kid Chalupa. Maybe another example would be a Republican who has built his entire image opposing gay marriage but is later discovered in a men’s bathroom stall with six guys and a Barbra Streisand CD.

I love America but I don’t feel the need to dry hump a flag to prove it. Donald Trump, on the other hand, being the treasonous type who has displayed his love for all things Russia and Putin, feels the need to overcompensate by walking onto a stage before an audience and treat an American flag to the point he’s going to need a non-disclosure agreement.

What else can he do to convince you he loves America more than anyone else, seduce a bald eagle? Nope. That’s already happened and the eagle said “no.” Maybe he can give an apple pie the Jason Biggs treatment.

I never thought nationalism was pretty, from forcing children to pledge allegiance to political candidates attacking other candidates for not wearing a flag pin, but it doesn’t get much uglier than watching Donald Trump get flag gropy.

What was even uglier was Trump’s Saturday speech at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, which should replace “conservative” with “cult.” There’s nothing conservative about them anymore and with this change, it would be more honest and they can keep their acronym.

Trump rambled and screamed for the CPAC crowd for over two hours. He incoherently went on about tariffs, the Green New Deal, Robert Mueller, witch hunts, James Comey, Chuck Schumer, the media, reporting on his crowd sizes, his government shutdown, immigrants, food stamps, abortion, and lied about Hillary Clinton’s electoral vote number. He even dropped a few curse words.

Trump displayed his stupidity in lying about the Green New Deal. He described it as banning electricity, and that nobody will be able to watch TV if the wind’s not blowing. Seriously.

The CPAC audience, which spent most of the four-day convention attacking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ate it up, but they fell for this con three years ago when he started his campaign. These people have overdosed so much on the Kool-Aid that they’re going to need a twelve-step program to get off the stuff. For the rest of us, beware of flag huggers.

Nobel-Prize winning author Sinclair Lewis wrote It Can’t Happen Here, a semi-satirical political novel in 1935 about a demagogue being elected president of the United States. One reviewer of the novel describes the antagonist (if you’re a Republican, that’s the bad guy) as “less a Nazi than a con-man-plus-Rotarian, a manipulator who knows how to appeal to people’s desperation.” That description sounds like a non-fictional person we know.

Lewis is often credited with the quote, “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” probably because it sounds like something he’d write. But, there’s no evidence he ever said or wrote it. No one really knows where it came from. But there is truth in the quote.

Donald Trump waves a Bible he never read and hugs a flag he’s never loved before an audience of people he’s afraid will give him germs. Trump is a phony and proof “it can happen here.” And he’s wrapped in a flag.

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10 comments

  1. I read Lewis’ book (all of ’em, actually) in high school (1965-1967), and this one scared the [you-know-what] out of me. In the years that followed, however, I did come to think, it can’t happen here. Until it did.

    It was written in 1936, right before WWII; the movie that is equally frightening (and prophetic), ‘A Face in the Crowd’, was written in 1957, during the Cold War. If we survive this administration, what fiction book(s) will be written about it, I wonder; I should live so long to find out.

    PS. As he is grabbing the flag, his face resembles the animated character, the Grinch. I half expected him to turn color from orange to green, and have that thing on his head furl into whatever those things are on the Grinch’s head.

    Huh, one cartoon character compared to another . . . how apropos.

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      1. According to folklore, if you ignore a troll, it becomes very sad and wanders away to find another bridge to hide under and annoy those who try to cross . . . or write . . . . Just sayin’.

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      2. Hermes, if the light shone on that particular Troll he would not only turn to stone, he’d turn to ash and blow away. He is slow witted and stumbles over his own mouth constantly.

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  2. randumbthoughts: I’m glad that you have more sense than any form of Herpes FootDisease! I’d give you an uptick if I had an account. This interaction may inspire me to find out how to take care of that. Thank You for your support of Clay and those who support this publication! Sincerely, DC.

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  3. Clay, I know that you don’t use ideas from twisted minds other than your own, but I wish that SOMEBODY would do a “Presidential Flag Hugging Throughout History” Cartoon.
    It could depict moments such as: Washington hugging the Flag at Valley Forge, Madison traveling to Baltimore to hug the Flag Flying Over Fort McHenry, Lincoln hugging the Flag at Gettysburg (of course, that would need a split screen with Jeff Davis hugging the Stars And Bars in Richmond), FDR hugging the Flag at Iwo Jima, etc. 😉

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  4. When Donald Trump erected a flagpole at Mar-A-Lago that was nearly twice the height allowed by zoning regulations, the Palm Beach city council fined him daily until the fine reached $120,000. Trump counter-sued Palm Beach for $25 million.

    In the lawsuit, it stated that “A smaller flag and pole on Mar-A-Lago’s property would be lost given its massive size, look silly instead of make a statement, and most importantly would fail to appropriately express the magnitude of Donald J. Trump’s and the Club’s members’ patriotism.”

    Trump claims to love the symbols of the country, and thinks that the size of his flag represents the magnitude of his patriotism. However, he hates or ignores the document he took an oath to protect, the United States Constitution.

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    1. Hank, there is probably, other than the “Apprentice” that shows what a self-obsorbed despot 45 is than his ‘flag ship’ property “Mar-A-Lago’ 45 has never loved America, all he has done shows that. It brings into glaring focus how corrupt politics is, what they are willing to do to hurt everyone of us for power and to have “things” as long as they don’t go without. For them, everyone else is the theif that costs them money. Their agenda, stop every voice that calls attention to their caustic bullshit.

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