This is much more interesting than the 2018 midterm elections.
At this point, I don’t really care if the Republicans lose control of Congress. I don’t expect a government shutdown that will fund the border wall. I don’t expect anything to be done about internet censorship. I don’t expect anything to be done to protect our monuments or to stop Antifa violence. I’m going to keep an open mind, but two months out I don’t see anything changing.
In Brazil, however, we are witnessing the rise of a modern day Mussolini:
“Bolsonaro, a former army captain, is running on an anti-graft, law-and-order campaign. He labels his opponents from the Workers Party (PT) and the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) as criminals who took part in corruption.
“We’re going to sweep the leaders of these parties into the dustbin of history,” Bolsonaro told several thousand backers at a rally in a working class suburb of Brasilia. “Brazil cannot stand another government by the PT or PSDB.”
Bolsonaro then kicked into the crowd an inflatable doll portraying jailed former president and PT founder Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Lula, who easily leads opinion polls, is banned from running because of a graft conviction. …
Bolsonaro is trying to win over roughly one-third of voters who tell pollsters they will nullify their ballots or not vote for anyone, highly disillusioned with politics-as-usual after years of investigations that exposed stunning levels of graft.
Major Emilio Kerber, a shaven-head active duty Air Force officer who is running for Congress, said that Bolsonaro “represents the anger of Brazilians with political corruption.”
“He is the only candidate who can break clean with the traditional give-and-take politics that we are tired of,” Kerber said at Wednesday’s rally.
Bolsonaro is facing charges of his own of inciting hate and rape. He says he has done nothing wrong and the charges are politically motivated. …”
Look at this.
Bolsonaro is high energy. The GOP Congress is low energy:
I can’t even really understand what is going on because of the language barrier. I don’t see this level of excitement though for Mitt Romney or Ted Cruz’s boring campaigns. Bolsonaro talks about faggots and death squads hunting down criminals. True Cons talk about tax cuts.
Note: True Cons also publish anonymous op-eds in The New York Times in which they claim to be part of “the Resistance” while invoking their horseshit principles.
Contrast that with this f***ing goober: