January 28, 2016

Donald Trump doesn't just want to acknowledge Throwback Thursday, he wants to make sure we all go there. Forever.

The video above was posted by Trevor Loudon, a right-wing operative connected with the right-wing hate network. It's just a taste of what they've got planned for Bernie Sanders, should he win the Democratic primary. It wouldn't surprise me at all to discover that Loudon made that video so Trump could lead off the current round of red-baiting, given that Trump's campaign manager is a former Americans for Prosperity operative, and this kind of ad is right in their wheelhouse.

On Wednesday, Trump pulled out the "Bernie is a commie" card and started playing it to his white supremacist crowd, while speaking to right wing crazy radio talk show personality Michael Savage.

Trump told Savage that he “would be very happy” if Sanders won the Democratic nomination, saying that the Vermont senator is “probably a communist” who will “destroy the fabric of what we are.”

“I just can’t believe that this country is ready for socialism or communism, because it’s pretty close to communism, some of the things he wants to do,” Trump added.

Dogwhistle Donald didn't waste an opportunity to slam immigrants and poor folks, leading off by bragging about how he would win against Bernie Sanders and "overcome the poor and immigrants who hate the rich."

So is Trump's campaign about proving that you can be rich and still win? Maybe he thinks so, but to me it highlights everything that's wrong with his approach. Appeal to everyone's base instincts, greed and hate, in the hopes of a benevolent oligarchy?

Truth is, there are more poor people and immigrants with brains than there are white supremacists in this country, so Trump's claim falls flat with me. This election isn't going to be won or lost on the basis of hate. It's going to be won on the basis of hope.

Calling Bernie Sanders a commie simply won't work when the only people who recognize that ploy are those of us who remember the Cold War, and Trump isn't going to win with those who don't no matter what he says.

Listen to Trump below:

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