Dog Whistle Politics and Donald J. Trump

Shades of Willie Horton and the 1988 Presidential Campaign

“William R. Horton (born August 12, 1951) is an American convicted felon who, while serving a life sentence for murder (without the possibility of parole),[1] was the beneficiary of a Massachusetts weekend furlough program. He did not return from his furlough, and ultimately committed assault, armed robbery, and rape before being captured and sentenced in Maryland where he remains incarcerated.

The controversy over Horton’s furlough became a major issue in the 1988 presidential election, as US Vice President and Republican nominee George H. W. Bush brought Horton up frequently during his campaign against Massachusetts governor and Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis. A prominent PAC ad for Bush about Horton has been widely characterized as a textbook example of dog-whistle politics.- Wikipedia”

Trump is not vulnerable to some “Willie Horton” who could tarnish his reputation and credibility. He is entirely vulnerable at this point and helpless to stop the string of “Willie Horton” revelations coming out of the January 6th Hearings. Witness after witness; like railroad cars at a highway crossing, each with another painting on its side illustrating how much of a genuine American Political Villain Trump is.

As the hearings continue,

the combination of his total loss of respect and regard as a real American statesman –
combined with a probable majority of angry women voters spurred by the Roe v. Wade decision in whi0ch Trump’s nominees constituted the majority needed to overturn –

and the voter backlash from the refusal of Republicans to go against the gun lobby … the “Willie Hortons” hanging like albatrosses around the stiff Trump neck will be more than enough to refuse him any further election victory.

That is, assuming that the consequences of the hearing do not result in criminal indictment(s) against Donald J. Trump, thereby destroying any candidacy hope.

Author: Arthur Ruger

Married and in a wonderful relationship. Retired Social Worker, Veteran, writer, author, blogger, musician,. Lives in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho

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