Editor: There are barbs thrown from the left and the right. It doesn’t seem that any minds are, or can be, changed. Republicans are caught up in the cult of Trumpism.

Possibly because the movement is as much a social endeavor as a political one.

Some Republicans may be questioning their allegiance to the “dear leader”, but are fearful of expressing misgivings to friends and neighbors.

Whatever the reason, the right has truly become a cult—a group displaying excessive admiration for a particular person. Typical cults have a charismatic leader who persuades by coercion and exploits members economically, sexually or some other way. A cult leader demands absolute allegiance without meaningful accountability.

He has no tolerance for questions or critical inquiry. Cults have an unreasonable fear of the outside world; panicking about impending catastrophes, evil conspiracies and persecution. Followers typically feel they are never “good enough”. The group leader is always right. He alone can fix it. The group leader is the exclusive means of knowing “truth” or receiving validation. No other source is acceptable or credible.

Who does that sound like? Certainly not Joe Biden or Kamala Harris. Americans are looking for someone who will restore dignity to the presidency after four years of lies and insulting tweets. Someone who will recapture the admiration of the world because, once again, we can be counted on to stand with our allies and against dictators and bad actors. Someone who will build up, not tear down, the institutions that have had a part in making America the model of democracy.

Biden and Harris don’t have all the answers; but at this time they are the pendulum, the steadying hand, that we desperately need.

Dick Elewaut

Lake Havasu City

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Davel2

[thumbup] D. Elewaut... That was very well said. An excellent assessment of the characteristics of a cult leader. Sadly, judging from some of the comments below, the cult is thriving here in Havasu.

Mr Lemons

If you want to open the border to Mexico,

If you want amnesty for 15 to 25 million illegal aliens,

If you want to stop fracking, continue fracking, no stop fracking,

If you want masks mandated federally, no not mandated, no, I'm sorry mandated,

If you want a slumping economy,

If you want high unemployment,

If you want more government regulations,

If you want a leftist Supreme Court,

If you want to "defund" the police,

If you want more crime,

If you want your 1st and 2nd amendment rights limited,

Then vote Biden/Harris

BigBob

So far this is what trump has given us -

1) Highest national debt;

2) Most convicted team members;

3) Most pandemic infections in world history.

4) Use of military troops against citizens of the United States.

5) American’s being banned from traveling to Europe.

6) The deaths of nearly 200,000 Americans due to the trump virus.

7) Most disastrous drop in GDP in our nation's history.

And now if you want to lose your Social Security benefits;

If you want to lose your Medicare;

If you want to lose your pre-existing condition protection;

If you want to see 6.4 million Americans die because of trumps stupid “herd-mentality” garbage;

If you want a president who golfs while Americans die;

If you want a grifter family to continue stealing your tax dollars;

Then you must vote trump/pence!

simon1dog

Some folks on here always wanting another to do the homework where "finding facts" is concerned. I suppose if I lived next door to them, they'd want me to check their mail and read it outloud. Tony Orlando and Dawn voting data is on the internet. You first have to turn on your smartphone or computer to locate it. I 'spose I need to tie a yellow ribbon around Google to get these lazy souls pointed in the "right" (as in Republican) direction.

BigBob

Is there nothing you will not lie about? An internet search for "Tony Orlando and Dawn voting data" turned up nothing. In fact about the only "recent" thing is his doing the forward for a book by some Republican loser from OK in 2014. Now, if you would kindly direct me - and everyone else - where we can find any information disclosing the voting data for Tony Orlando and Dawn and it proves to be factual I will apologize to you. Ball is your court, Scooter, run with it! We will be waiting.

Kevin McDugle

deaton

Simon, looks as if “BB” the “swing shift” duty baffoon, has you in the “crosshairs” this week? I’m kind of in a “free fire zone” I can take “pot-shots” all day long and nary a peep from BigBob, even the moron HG[batman] and the Twit have disappeared the last few days, puzzling don’t you think? [thumbup][beam] Deaton

Azul@Havasu

Simon, since BB went for this maybe it's time asked him why his current Avatar is a book cover. I am sure he has been waiting to tell us.

BigBob

Who is "BB?" I've not sen any comments by a "BB." However, speaking for me, I have not been "waiting" to tell anyone about my choice of avatar. However, you have to admit it is much more tasteful than that stupid trump avatar.

simon1dog

Tony Orlando will be voting for Trump and I'm sure "Dawn" will be as well.

BigBob

Tony Orlando has not been hear from since his horrible performance at the 2017 laying-in of trump. If you have proof to back up your, as usual, stupid statement please provide it.

samsah

The irony in Mr. Elewaut's thought process is that he is so blinded by hatred for Trump that he fails to recognize that he is actually practicing the very behavior that he's condemning. If Trump cured cancer, I'm guessing that Mr. Elewaut would be the first person screaming that Trump just destroyed research and healthcare jobs...

BigBob

Oh, my, these poor trumpers are so desperate their flop-sweat fairly oozes from the screen. If, and that's a mighty big IF, trump were able to cure anything the first question everyone would ask is, "How much is the com-man making off of it?" It's okay, you can relax. When President Biden is sworn in and the trump family of grifters jailed you will be able to receive therapy for your...uhhh, mental problems.

“Your”welcome

Bigbob “How much is the com-man making off of it?"

What’s a “com-man?”

BigBob

"Your" (sic) Good for you! You caught one of my Easter Eggs I plant to make certain people are actually reading my comments. Good boy!

deaton

Mr. Elewaut, a former failed City Council member remains as “goofy” today as he was back in the day and has chosen to place me and my fellow “Cult” members into that same basket of “Deplorable’s” that Hillary spoke of. That, of course, worked so well for that screeching harpy, back in the day? Mr. Elewaut states of the President “He has no tolerance for questions or critical inquiry.” Of course this is the same President who stands daily before a hostile media answering questions which are exclusively “critical inquiry”. Richard, (can’t use the other contraction of that name) takes no notice that his guy Dementia Joe hasn’t answered an unscripted “question” since his nomination? He equates our “cult’s” admiration and support for President Trump to “worship” It must have been a “dismaying” sight for Richard to see all the “worship” which occurred on the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays on the Lake! To my fellow “Cult” members, I hope we will all come together, and worship, on November 3rd. 2020 and bring our “Dear Leader” across the finish line in victory on that sacred day of atonement! #Re-Elect45 “Keep America Great” [thumbup][tongue][beam] Deaton

Cooldan

After Joe Biden said the Harris/Biden ticket, I bet is campaign managers had to explain to him that "Joe, you're running for president this time. That was last time that you ran for vice president."

BigBob

As usual you would lose your bet and of course you have no idea what was said to Biden by anyone. But, not to worry, President Biden will see to it that even fools will be eligible for access to mental health care.

RESIST

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CVA-42

Does the access to mental health include the great Rovr? All of your adoring fans sincerely hope you take advantage of Biden's health programs for those that needs consultation for their problems.

BigBob

Who is "the great Rovr?" And you can rest assured - if he actually exists and is not just a voice in your hdea - he will be covered, if necessary by President Biden's health care program Just as you will.

CVA-42

Another Easter Egg. I heard you have been running around town dropping 'Easter Eggs' in front off Trump signs.

Cooldan

Kamala Harris said that this is going to be the Harris administration with Joe Biden as president. Did she misspeak? Or what did that really mean? Later Biden himself in a speech said the Harris/Biden ticket. Does he think that he is running for vice president? You don't have to be in a cult to vote for Trump. All you have to do is look at the alternative.

BigBob

Most assuredly we are in danger from cult members who accept this from their leader, Putin’s Puppet, aka trump – On Tuesday evening the fool made the claim the coronavirus will, with or without a vaccine, just “go away” because of what he calls “herd mentality.” To make certain there is no confusion here is the idiot’s actual quotes, “And you’ll develop – you’ll develop herd – like a herd mentality. It’s going to be – it’s going to be herd-developed, and that’s going to happen. That will all happen. I think it will go away very quickly.” What the fool was most likely – you never know with him – trying to discuss is herd immunity, a seriously flawed concept that could lead to the deaths of as many as 6.6 million Americans, in addition to the nearly 200,000 Americans who have already died because of trump’s ineptitude. Herd immunity requires about 70% of the population to develop antibodies which equates to an enormous death toll in the process. For the mathematically challenged let’s look at the figures – with a population of around, 315,000,000 70% would mean 220,500,000 American would have to be infected with COVID-19. Considering our present rate of death from those infected is at 3% that would mean 6,615,00 Americans would have to die in the name of herd immunity.

Just based on the above example the only logical choice to protect America is to vote Biden/Harris.

“I want a safe America.

Safe from COVID-19

Safe from crime and looting.

Safe from racially motivated violence.

Safe from bad cops

Safe from four more years of Donald Trump.”

Joe Biden

And all of those cult members will have access to health care for their mental illnesses.

RESIST

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deaton

Yammer on BigBob/rovR**, yammer on! Nobody’s listening, but if you feel it is a productive use of your time, heck go for it! [thumbdown][tongue][love] Deaton

“Your”welcome

“Bigbob” says “the only logical choice to protect America is to vote Biden/Harris.”

“I want a safe America.

Safe from COVID-19

Safe from crime and looting.

Safe from racially motivated violence.

Safe from bad cops

Safe from four more years of Donald Trump.”

Joe Biden

Well isn’t that interesting that under the Trump administration crime was down and minorities were working and creating higher incomes than any administration! Bobby safe from crime and looting that you “Democrats” are behind and supporting! It’s you “Donkeys” that are provoking them and also posting bail for such crazy behavior! Racially motivated violence if I may help is 90% black on other ethnicities! Statistics also provide that blacks are the reason for over 50% of violent crimes across America! Interesting how they are only 13-15% of the population! To be fair they too are #1 cause of black deaths between the ages of 12-19! As for the cops I will continue to support them! Looking at how many more positive interactions the police encounter versus the negative is something one should consider. I would bet doctors have misdiagnosed symptoms more than a cop misjudged a criminal! As for COVID the 293 year old virus that has brought the world too it’s knees, not a single administration would have made a difference! My thoughts are if you “Donkeys” actually cared. Your house representatives would have sat down and figured out a solution “Together” as we the people should have been more important. Instead of utilizing this as a political agenda! Do the right thing, “Vote Republican”! Choose to have freedom from government!

BigBob

SHHH, you really need to stop coming here and proving your ignorance. It embarrasses your family.

CVA-42

Rovr. I would hate to se what your family thinks of you. Talk about embarrassing.

deaton

“Biden / Harris” “Harris / Biden” who cares their both the same “Lefty, Loony, Liberal Socialist” lightweight “gasbags” Remember 46 days 9 hours we keep America Great! [thumbup][beam] Deaton

“Your”welcome

I always love reading garbage from “Democrats” who hate on those supporting president Trump! I guess instead of peaceful celebrations showing support , we should gather in the streets and set them on fire!

BigBob

"Your" (sic). No one is 'hating" on the poor disturbed people who support the guy appointed to the White House over the votes of the American people. Why you want to set people on fire is disturbing, but not surprising for a trump supporter. Once President Biden is sworn in and the trump family of grifters jailed you can look forward to health care access to help with your mental illness.

“Your”welcome

Bobby! Please don’t overuse your “Mental” fascinating today! Please, Take the medication as the guys are almost finished with your rubber walls! I’m even throwing in a new helmet to keep that money maker safe!

BigBob

"Your" (sic) - What is "'Mental' fascinating?" And again why do you lie - all of the time - about everything? I don't know of anyone installing rubber walls anywhere. As to the helmet comment, what are you, in grade three?

simon1dog

Mr. Elewaut needs to do more research. His facts are all wrong. The majority of us "informed souls" will be voting Trump / Pence.

RESIST

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BigBob

It appears as Mr Elewaut is right on the money with this fact, "Americans are looking for someone who will restore dignity to the presidency after four years of lies and insulting tweets." Sadly the horribly brainwashed are still being misled by the master con-man, aka -Putin's Puppet. It will be all right, President Biden will make certain even the most pathetic of losers who vote for trump will have access to mental health care.

deaton

“ Americans are looking for someone (to re-elect) who will restore dignity to the presidency after eight years” of dithering, obfuscation, collusion, corruption and stagnation of the Obama / Biden administration! Re-Elect45! [thumbup][whistling] Deaton

Objective Dialectic

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RDUBYA

Richard, you need to cut back on the Kool-Aid. Every single point you made was absolutely wrong. Did Little Robert write this for you?

BigBob

Who is this "Little Robert" you fools keep talking about? No matter how I search I cannot find any comments ever being posted by a "Little Robert."

As usual comments about trump being a cult leader are suspiciously claimed to be incorrect – suspiciously because we know the Russians are once again having comrades interfere in our election. Why don’t we consider just a few of trump’s attempt to destroy our nation -

Using trump’s own words about his feelings towards our military and veterans – “suckers” and “losers” – will convince actual veterans, fake veterans can never accept the truth.

Showing how trump is working towards the Republicans decades long efforts to destroy Social Security and Medicare will make recipients of those programs sit-up and take notice.

The attempts to eliminate the USPS and privatize it will prove to those who dislike the postal service that paying $12 to $15 to mail a letter is beyond stupid.

Showing the evidence that trump knew COVID-19 was a danger to our nation while he lied about it being a “hoax” and “going away by summer” resulted in the deaths of 195,000 Americans with thousands more dying as I post can wake up even the dumbest trump supporter.

More evidence of Russian interference in our upcoming election makes every trump supporter suspicious as a tool of Putin.

Evidence provided in a calm, reasoned manner is all of the proof sane people need to realize backing trump is just wrong!

dougleonard6

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BigBob

No matter how many times it is explained to you, you still have no idea what "spam" is. Maybe under president Biden you might take advantage of some higher education. - oops, I forgot, one thing trump supporters are terrified of is education.

RESIST

Here, here! Exactly! Rarely does a cult member realize or admit that they've been caught up in a cult! Some may when all the filthy deeds of the Impeached One come out and some may never acknowledge it. November 3, 2020, the majority of awake Americans will vote the trash out of OUR HOUSE!

“Your”welcome

Wtf is this? Please do all a favor and “Resist” your comment! I’m sure (Bigbob) appreciates your thumbs and attention to little bob but the “village mascot” already has dibs!

Objective Dialectic

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RESIST

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deaton

Progressing well RISIST! You finally found the “censored” emoji. Good for you! [thumbup][tongue] Deaton

Objective Dialectic

Richard certainly isn't the one drinking kool-aid.....

deaton

I think your right OD, he has an “intravenous drip”! The result is the same, “lunacy” ! [thumbup][tongue][beam] Deaton

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