The silent congressman and the Kaiserreich flag

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In case you missed this, earlier today a Trump/#MAGA rally took place in Huntington Beach, Dana Rohrabacher’s home turf. The congressman attended, and gave a rousing pep talk. “This is a turning point. I was about ready to give up,” Rohrabacher told a crowd of approximately 2,000 people. “But you know what, you’re here and Donald Trump is in the White House.”

Dana Rohrabacher wasn’t the only eye-catching attendee.

The above marcher was one of the first people in line.

Recognize the symbolism?

How about now …

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Yup—the ol’ Reich.

To repeat this fact—Dana Rohrabacher was in attendance. He was there. Leading the way. So what did he say about the Kaiserreich/Nazi symbolism?

Wait for it …

Wait for it …

Wait for it …

Not a thing.

This is disappointing, but hardly surprising. Or, put different, our congressman has never done a thing to stomp this sort of messaging out. He is a master of the Us v. Them approach to politics—with the “Us” being upstanding white Americans and the “Them” being all others. Hell, don’t take my word for it. Watch this dandy. Or how about a Tweet …

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You would think, were a man to show up armed with a Nazi flag, a political leader would use the moment to speak up, speak out, lay down the law of his turf with something along the lines of, “Look, I love America and I love Huntington Beach. You, sir, do not represent either!”

Alas, that’s never been the approach with this man. Is he a racist? I don’t know. Is he a coward? Undeniably. Rohrabacher understands that many of his supporters hold extreme right views, and that those people tend to flock to the polls. So he shrugs, does a little dance, then covers up his bullshit by posting gems like, well, this—from his Facebook page earlier today:

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Proud to recognize two new Huntington Beach Eagle Scouts.

Meanwhile, the masses smile and say, “Good ol’ Uncle Dana. What a swell guy.”

It’s a con.

A total, complete con.

Feel free to wave your Kaiserreich flags in the ol’ 48th District. Dana Rohrabacher will keep the light on for you.

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PS: This was posted on Dana’s Facebook page. Worth the read …

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