Deranged tycoon and neofascist Donald Trump is returning to Washington State tomorrow for a rally and a fundraiser with the same people who have kept initiative profiteer Tim Eyman’s initiative factory going with cash in the past.
As you might expect, Eyman’s pretty excited about Trump’s visit, and he wants everyone to know just how excited he is. This morning, he sent out an email inviting his followers to join him tomorrow for the big event:
RE: I can’t wait to go to Trump’s rally in Everett tomorrow — it’s the Super Bowl of politics in my own back yard!
We’ve now learned that Establishment Republicans only believe in “party unity” when the nominee is a squoosh. They always stand there in their suits and ties and admonish and shame the party’s grassroots activists into voting for (and choking down) “their” candidates (Romney/McCain/Dole).
But along comes a nominee who truly excites the party’s grassroots activists and the electorate at large, and where are the Establishment Republicans? They’re hiding out, taking cheap shots, pissing, moaning, and complaining. And when the party’s grassroots activists say to them “What about party unity?”, the Establishment Republicans say it doesn’t apply to them because they’re too important.
Remember in that first presidential debate where all the Republican candidates were asked to sign an oath promising to support the eventual nominee? Every hand went up … except Trump’s. They howled, they screamed, they all attacked him for failing to sign the pledge. Eventually he did sign it.
Then Trump beat ’em — he beat all 16 of ’em. And that oath they all signed? That pledge they all made? It meant nothing to them. Party unity? It only applies when the nominee is a squoosh.
I can’t wait to go to Trump’s rally tomorrow at XFINITY arena in Everett. Doors open at 4 pm and the rally is scheduled to start at 7 pm.
It figures that Eyman is psyched about Trump’s candidacy. Both Eyman and Trump are trash talking, militant right wing extremists who love to put down their opponents. And both of them seek the destruction of our commons.
Earlier this year, Eyman was at events for Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, where he kept a fairly low profile.
“I’m a political junkie. I love this stuff. For me, a political rally is like going to Woodstock in the 60’s. It’s how normal people feel like going to the Super Bowl,” Eyman explained. He went on to add: “I live in Mukilteo, so Trump’s rally at XFINITY arena in Everett is in my own back yard. It’s just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away. So I’m definitely gonna be there. Join me. It’s gonna be a blast!
More like a hatefest, actually.
Many of the people Eyman is closest to in Washington politics are also enthusiastic Trump boosters: Doug Ericksen of Whatcom County and Don Benton of Clark County have been doing work for Trump for months, and Eyman’s associate Mike Fagan participated in Trump’s Spokane event earlier this year. As mentioned, many of Eyman’s wealthy benefactors are also opening their checkbooks for Trump.
It is Eyman’s custom in a presidential year to say something good about the Republican nominee while trashing the Democratic nominee. But it’s obvious that Eyman feels an affinity for Trump he simply hasn’t felt for past Republican nominees. In Trump, Eyman has a candidate that he really, really, really likes.
Our state and country have been threatened before by con men like these. The greed and bigotry they represent can and must be defeated. At many junctures throughout our history, true patriots have risen up to unite our country behind its finest traditional values and steer our nation away from a dark and destructive path. It is now our turn to do likewise.