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    Is Spicer the new Comical Ali, then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Is Spicer the new Comical Ali, then?
    Definitely some similarities there

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    the trickle down effect: a guy in my town started a blog a few years ago covering local politics, and ever since the presidential election he's gone all alt-right and now fancies himself as a steve bannon mini-me. i'm currently in the midst of a humorous (to me, anyway) flame war with him in the comments section of a separate local blog and he's trying to adapt every brietbart/alex jones cliche to the town's upcoming mayoral race.

    it's entertaining, but also a reminder that trumpism is filtering down. now every rightwing keyboard warrior feels empowered to be their own local honey badger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post

    it's entertaining, but also a reminder that trumpism is filtering down. now every rightwing keyboard warrior feels empowered to be their own local honey badger.
    Sure enough, but isn't that a bit of a "chicken and egg" question? (Far) Right wing and populist politics (with tangents towards conspiracy craziness) have quite a tradition in the USA (McCarthy, Goldwater, George Wallace, Perrot etc). There have been populists in power in other countries, and they usually self-destructed sooner or later via incompetence. Trump will very likely go down the same road. Question is, how much damage will be done in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefinga View Post
    Sure enough, but isn't that a bit of a "chicken and egg" question? (Far) Right wing and populist politics (with tangents towards conspiracy craziness) have quite a tradition in the USA (McCarthy, Goldwater, George Wallace, Perrot etc). There have been populists in power in other countries, and they usually self-destructed sooner or later via incompetence. Trump will very likely go down the same road. Question is, how much damage will be done in the process.
    i guess my point was more how the rise of brietbart/trump seems to have empowered followers to emulate their approach on a local level in city politics. we've had contentious local mayoral campaigns in the past but never had a self-professed bannon/jones-type shit stirrer involved.

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    Fair enough - question is, does that clown actually influence people or is he just cluttering up the local blog's comment sections? Such folks seem to have a tendency to become obsessive (or are from the very beginning)

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    yeah, honestly he is more delusional than influential. also, i live in a heavily democratic area where trump got only about 20% of the vote versus hillary, so that type of alt-right shit doesn't fly here. in other parts of the country, however, it probably does.

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