The Fourth Reich


I don’t remember the exact question, but I do remember the exact answer:

“I think that’s a ridiculous and outrageous claim and doesn’t dignify a response from this podium.”

That was White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responding to a question at a recent White House briefing. A reporter asked Sanders about some harsh comments made about Donald Trump by Republican Senator Bob Corker.

The clear message to the press from the White House, via its press secretary, is that all criticism of the president is out of bounds. If you can’t ask something nice, don’t ask anything at all. Because it’s apparently un-America and unpatriotic to ask questions that in any way cast shade upon POTUS-45. Such questions are apparently not deserving of answers.

The lesson to be learned is that in today’s America, we must revere our Dear Leader and accept his will without question.

Welcome to the Fourth Reich.

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “dignify.”

13 thoughts on “The Fourth Reich

  1. nkdwhtguy August 26, 2017 / 9:19 am

    That’s what happens when a thin-skinned narcissist is in the Oval Office.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marilyn Armstrong August 26, 2017 / 9:44 am

    AND Gorka is gone. AND there’s a hurricane in the Gulf. AND … hey, it is OK to ask about the weather? Or is THAT fake too?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango August 26, 2017 / 11:19 am

      In this case, the weather is a distraction from the Arpaio pardon, Gorka, the transgender ban, etc. etc. etc.


  3. newepicauthor August 26, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Sanders has no real clue about what is actually going on in the White House, but she is good at kissing ass, so she may keep her job.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 26, 2017 / 11:21 am

      That seems to be all it takes these days. Being good at one’s job isn’t that important. Loyalty to Dear Leader is all that counts.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. runningrightintheleftlane August 26, 2017 / 11:49 am

    1. I’m not sure you understand what a Reich is.
    2. It’s a short memory to forget all the times the Obama administration ignored questions or BHO got angry at being asked about things he wanted to avoid. In fact, he gave Trump the advice to ignore the press when they got difficult.

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    • Fandango August 26, 2017 / 11:57 am

      “BHO,” as you call him, endearingly, no doubt, gave Trump sound advice. Trump would be much better off ignoring the press instead of antagonizing the press and calling it fake news while embracing InfoWars, Breitbart, and Fox News.

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      • runningrightintheleftlane August 26, 2017 / 12:02 pm

        Your post equates avoiding questions to killing 11 million people, but OK. Just pointing out the mistake. Be free and enjoy your weekend.


        • Fandango August 26, 2017 / 12:38 pm

          Let me point out your mistake. My post is a warning that our country is heading in a direction with this president and his spineless Republican Congress that is not that dissimilar to the rise of Hitler in 1930s Germany. Study your history…and learn from it before it’s too late. Be free while you still can be free. But wait, if you’re white and Christian you have nothing to worry about.

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          • runningrightintheleftlane August 26, 2017 / 1:00 pm

            The republican Congress is spineless, I grant you that. I am well aware of the circumstances that led to the rise of the Nazi party. I study and teach it. This isn’t even close. We had a president who believed he was an emperor for eight years, brazenly going around Congress many times-THAT was dictatoresque. This one is a doofus that democrats put into office by running the Harpy. My comment was based on the words in your post that you chose-nothing about historical evidence. Still, if conditions are ripe for a dictator, the groundwork was laid by Barry Hussein. It’s helpful to discuss claims and evidence without ad hominem. I’m sorry that you’re caught up in racial bigotry. Everyone in America is equally free until cultural Marxists completely destroy our Constitutional foundation. But, as long as everyone is equally enslaved, OK, right? Intellectual honesty is important. Be free. (That means I’ve said my piece and I’m done with the conversation).


            • Fandango August 26, 2017 / 1:44 pm

              Just as an FYI, Barack Obama signed a total of 276 executive orders during his eight years as president, averaging 35 a year, the lowest yearly average since Grover Cleveland, who served as the U.S. president in the late 1800s. But during his first 200 days in office, Trump signed 42, more than Obama averaged in a year. So who is it that is “brazenly going around Congress”? My post is an opinion piece. You can choose to agree or disagree with my opinion, but you might want to get your facts straight first. After all, to quote Abe Lincoln, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”


  5. Michael August 26, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    My morning fix of the news was reading in amazement at the pardon given out by Trump…..I fear the consequences for you all..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 26, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Many of us have grave concerns for the future of the American democracy. There may, indeed, be serious consequences to fear.

      Liked by 1 person

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