This crazy obsession with bringing Trump down is raging on both sides of the aisle; though not so much with the Main Street voters.
Even the president is climbing on the phobia train which is surprising given that he was once in Trump's shoes and should know what it feels like when your being ganged up on.
The Establishment is trying it's damnedest to bring the angry voters to "heel" as Hillary would put it. It's still difficult for these corrupted pandering politicians to get their heads around the notion that the electorate is completely fed up with them.
The people are "anti-Establishment" and they are looking for an "outsider" for leadership; in this case it's Trump.
The following piece is an example of the barrage of vitriol being spewed at Trump and the people who support (voted) him.
The message is that a vote for Trump is a vote for hate and fear mongering while the reality is that a vote for Trump is a vote for reform of a corrupt plutocratic political system that has proven to be the real threat against democracy and the American people.
The headlines read:
A victory for Trump would legitimize the dangerous, inchoate anger of unhinged Americans
Donald Trump is an existential threat to American democracy, and therefore he can’t simply lose the election. He has to be electorally humiliated. Crushed. Embarrassed. The candidate who pledged “so much winning” has to be personally mortified by an unequivocal loss — an electoral massacre so severe that it leaves little room for screeching about rigged elections, and, more importantly, the loss has to be so overwhelming that it discourages any similar would-be populist tyrants from emerging in the future. Trump and anyone similar needs to be politically put-down in a way that permanently ends whatever derangement led us to this point.
Sadly, however, the latest polls continue to indicate that the popular vote will come down to a five-point contest.
Monday’s CBS News poll, taken following the conventions, puts the race at 47-41 (including leaners) in Hillary’s favor. PPP’s latest numbers also reflect a five-point race, even after all the hoopla surrounding the Democratic Convention; even after Hillary’s historic nomination and President Obama’s moving remarks; even after Michelle Obama’s barnburner address and especially the salient remarks by Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan. It’s still just a five or six point race, even after the deeply contrasting conventions, and even after news about Trump’s nefarious connections to Putin; even after Trump trolled the Khans on Twitter (as predicted by Hillary in her acceptance speech), and even after his utterly disastrous Palin-style interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.
Five points separate Hillary and national oblivion. As Bernie Sanders said on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday, Trump is easily the most treacherous presidential nominee in modern history, and yet there’s really not much of a difference in the polls between his numbers and the numbers of previous GOP nominees, McCain and Romney.
It seems as though nothing will change the hearts and minds of Trump’s rage-filled minion. And I suppose that’s acceptable as long as enough sensible, rational Republicans choose to forego this election, either voting for Gary Johnson or Hillary Clinton, or by simply sitting it out. It can’t be underscored enough how this election has to result in a party realignment, with moderate, reasonable Republicans voting with center-left and, yes, progressive Democrats to defeat this cancerous GOP nominee.
The U.S. can’t let Trump win: His victory would embolden the most hateful Americans who fostered his rise - Salon.com