Now it really is looking like the final scene in a horror movie. With the monster Donald Trump cornered and increasingly desperate.
Most decent Americans now consider him a sleazy sexual predator. Fewer people are attending his rallies. His polls are collapsing.
And he's never sounded crazier, or more dangerous.
Or more like a caveman...
Because now he's not just attacking Hillary Clinton, and the Republican leadership, and beating himself on the head.
He's threatening the integrity of the electoral system.
Republican leaders and election officials from both parties on Sunday sought to combat claims by Donald J. Trump that the election is rigged against him, amid signs that Mr. Trump’s contention is eroding confidence in the vote and setting off talk of rebellion among his supporters.
He's convinced most of his fanatical supporters that the election will be rigged.
According to an Associated Press poll last month, only one-third of Republicans said they had a great deal of confidence their votes would be counted fairly. And election officials are worried that Mr. Trump’s continued pressing of the issue could dampen turnout or cause his supporters to deny the legitimacy of the results if he loses.
And some of them are now calling for an insurrection.
In Wisconsin, David A. Clarke Jr., the sheriff of Milwaukee County, posted on Twitter on Saturday that it was “pitchforks and torches time,” along with a photograph of an angry mob wielding weapons. Mr. Clarke addressed the Republican National Convention in July and appears regularly on television as a Trump campaign surrogate.
Calling for the Trumplings to revolt.
Or calling for a bloodbath.
And instead of trying to calm his deranged and violent followers, Trump is trying to use this arson attack to inflame them further.
Even though there is no evidence that the Democrats had anything to do with that attack.
And like I do, even Breitbart the alt-right news site wonders about those swastikas...
Because to me they look like skinhead scrawlings, and I can't help wondering whether the arsonists will turn out to be neo-nazis, trying to stage their own little Reichstag fire.
And trigger a civil war.
Or set their own country ablaze to pleasure their crazed leader...
Who if he must lose, to a woman, would take us all down with him.
And oh yes, if you wondered where Trump gets his paranoid conspiracy theories from, they come from his favourite talk show host, the crazed wingnut Alex Jones.
OMG they did an ad on ALEX JONES pic.twitter.com/6J78vlnLsM— Colin Jones (@colinjones) October 16, 2016
Which is of course yet another reason that dangerous demagogue is unfit to be president.
And the good news?
As Charles Blow writes, Trump has proven himself to be, without the shadow of a doubt, the worst of America.
Trump is in fact the logical extension of toxic masculinity and ambient misogyny. He is the logical extension of rampant racism. He is the logical extension of wealth worship. He is the logical extension of pervasive anti-intellectualism. Trump is the logical extension of the worst of America.
Trump is fundamentally altering American politics — coarsening them, corrupting them, cratering them. And America, particularly conservative America, has only itself to blame. Republicans sowed intolerance and in its shadow, Trump sprang up like toxic fungi.
And with just three weeks to go before this election horror movie is over, I'm now pretty sure the final scene will look something like this...
With both the monster, and the Republican Party who created him, going up in flames.
Throw another log on the fire, throw another bigot on the barbie, listen to the wingnuts wail. I can feel their pain and I'm enjoying it immensely.
Fate has handed decent Americans a once in a lifetime chance to cripple the right-wing conspiracy.
And they should seize it with both hands...