Make no mistake about it, Trump has transitioned from clown to wannabe dictator. And the Republican Congress, generally a foot-dragging group at best, are now goose-stepping in time to his martial beat. Tom McClintock, this district’s representative, is complicit in Trump’s morphing, not just a victim by association. He has already helped Trump cut taxes to his oligarch friends, attempted to destroy healthcare for poor citizens as well as our environment, created a scapegoat in all immigrants of color and then enriched an Immigration Service to terrorize them after terrorizing his own citizens with tales of rape and pillage. He idolizes totalitarians like the leaders of Russia, China and North Korea. He calls the military “His generals” and says he can do what he wants with the Department of Justice. He does not recognize the separation of powers so endemic to our existence. All this is done with his daily does of distraction, the White House “Scandal of the Day” which just deflects from the real democracy-eroding policies at work behind the scenes. This is all Totalitarianism 101, folks. It would be funny, as cartoonish as Trump’s language and fourth grade vocabulary, if there wasn’t a shrinking, aging demographic that gobbles us his every trite phrase because they’ve bought into his reign of terror. Wake up middle class white America. Where’s your conservative outrage? Vote enablers like McClintock out of office.

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