This Is What They See

Excerpts from a letter in our local newspaper.

The writer starts out by saying that although he was not originally a Trump fan, he simply couldn’t support Hillary because of, well, all those BAD things she’s noted for. (He actually wanted Cruz.) However, as you will see from the following excerpts, he’s now a solid supporter.

First, he points out that “Congress has wasted 2 1/2 years to try to dump Trump because of so-called collusion with Russia, when the Democrats actually worked with Russia to get that info in the first place.”

(Note: I don’t think he understands the big picture.)

He continues by saying what a “waste of valuable time” it’s been in the attempts to “dump Trump” when we could have used the time to … “rebuild infrastructure to close the border with Mexico and stop the drugs.”

He continues …

What angers me most is that Democrats thought Trump was more important to dump than fixing roads and airports, stopping illegals flooding into America, ending drugs killing our younger population and the murdering of our newborns.

(Note: I wonder if he realizes that “fixing roads and airports” is part of the “infrastructure” that was supposed to be discussed at a recent meeting between the Democrats and Trump … that ended rather abruptly.)

Then he scolds the Democrats! “Shame on all of you that are still in that Democratic camp” … and tells them to “Stop hiding behind that donkey.”

And finally, the coup de grace:

Trump has decreased the tax rates, increased jobs, increased trade, appointed great men as Supreme Court judges and hundreds of district judges, eliminated federal regulations, fought MS-13 gangs, destroyed 95% of ISIS, reduced the killing of our policemen, backed up our military and 200 other important items.

He has kept his word in every aspect except where Democrats have blocked it in the House. Wake up people. You are destroying all we have built upon the last 200 years.

(Note: The Democrats have only been in control of the house for less than six months.)

I actually liked his phrase, “Wake up people.” In fact, I couldn’t agree more because it’s pretty apparent he and others like him really need to wash the sleep out of their eyes.

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This letter clearly demonstrates the views of approximately 40-45% of the U.S. population. Less than half. Yet that group of people have dug their heels into the ground and refuse to see their “leader” for what he truly is — a man who is simply incapable of effectively running a country. Few are aware that many of his “accomplishments” are nothing more than the termination of actions made by someone else. Rarely has he offered anything to replace them or set up new and better options (e.g., Affordable Care Act).

Further, they look the other way at the MANY harmful actions of Trump as regards our relationship with other countries. They’ve become so enraptured with MAGA that they refuse to accept the importance of cooperative interactions.

And of course, since most of them refuse to accept climate change, they’re blind to Trump’s fateful decisions related to the environment.


©Time Magazine

I can’t help but wonder if they will like it if/when he puts on the robe and crown that he is so ardently seeking.

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We The People

In a recent post, Robert Vella talked about “Donald Trump’s Authoritarian attacks on American democracy and its constitutional system based on the rule of law.” Then, in response to a question from me related to a seeming increase in the conservative movement around the globe, he responded …

It is political extremism which is widening both on the right and left. Recently, the socialists won in Spain. Who’s losing? The centrist, neoliberal establishment is losing virtually everywhere. Anti-democratic authoritarians are on the rise, and there are more right-wing fascist types around today than left-wing communists.

This phenomenon is eerily similar to what happened in Europe between WWI and WWII, and that’s why we should all be very worried.

As I’m not much of a history buff, I decided to do a bit of research related to the period he referenced and came across the following on Wikipedia:

Fascist parties sprang up, attuned to local right-wing traditions, but also possessing common features that typically included extreme militaristic nationalism, a desire for economic self-containment, threats and aggression toward neighbouring countries, oppression of minorities, a ridicule of democracy while using its techniques to mobilise an angry middle-class base, and a disgust with cultural liberalism.

I don’t know about you, but I found this extremely disturbing as it’s much, much too close to what is happening in these United States.

Then today, The Guardian posted this article: “No holds barred: Trump and his troops push for imperial presidency.”

It seems to me there’s only one solution: We Must Get Trump Out Of Office! For sure in the 2020 elections, but sooner if at all possible because things are getting downright scary.

 

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2020 Presidential Campaign Slogan

I was just having a discussion with Scottie (another blogger for those who don’t know him) related to tRumpsky’s reelection slogan. In case you haven’t seen/heard about it, it’s “Keep America Great.” Of course, most of us feel America has been great all along (although I think many would agree our current leader has taken us down several notches in the eyes of the world).

Anyway, since campaign slogans seem to be a part of the election cycle, I thought I’d ask my followers to come up with some slogans you think would be good/effective for the Democrats who are in the running for 2020.

Naturally this is all in fun since I highly doubt any of the candidates read my blog. 😀

Ready … set … GO!

Biden For President? Maybe Not

I just received the following in my email. It’s from Justice Democrats so some of you may have also read it. Nevertheless, for those who haven’t, I think there’s some merit to the message. Do you agree?

Today Joe Biden made yet another decision he’ll likely regret.

Each and every day, we are faced with the divide-and-conquer politics that Trump has wrought upon our nation. From selling off political offices to corporate millionaires to scapegoating immigrants and putting kids in cages, the last two years have been a constant struggle for the soul of our nation.

In 2016, the old guard of the Democratic Party failed to stop Trump, and they can’t be counted on to lead the fight against him. The party needs new leadership with a bold vision capable of energizing voters in the Democratic base who stayed home in 2016.

While we’re going to support whoever the Democratic nominee is in 2020, we can’t let a so-called ‘centrist’ like Joe Biden divide the Democratic Party and turn it into the party of ‘No, we can’t.’

Joe Biden stands in near complete opposition to where the center of energy is in the Democratic Party today. Democrats are increasingly uniting around progressive populist policies like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, free college, rejecting corporate money, and ending mass incarceration and deportation.

We don’t need someone who voted for the Iraq War, for mass incarceration, and for the bankruptcy bill while voting against gay marriage, reproductive rights, and school desegregation.

The time for Joe Biden has passed.

2020 Democratic Candidates

I just read a rather fascinating article in The Guardian related to the 2020 Democratic lineup for POTUS.

As I’ve been hearing about the various individuals who have entered the race, I’ve been a bit puzzled because many of them are totally unfamiliar to me. I couldn’t help but wonder if they truly expected to win since they were such an “unknown.” (And from what I’ve read, even more are considering entering the fray.)

The article addresses my question and explains that not all of the candidates are actually hoping to be elected. For some of them, winning isn’t the end game. In other words, they are “running for president without running for president.”

While we’re on the subject … do you have one or more early favorites? Also are you willing to “predict” who might end up as the Democratic nominee? (No pressure … just for fun.)