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  1. In the Radical Right Republican mind, it is a crime to give aid to voters in LONG lines which were created by the Radical Right Republicans. That is, in the Radical Right Republican mind, people, who give food and water to voters waiting in these LONG lines, are criminals. In the Radical Right Republican mind, people, who bashed in the heads of Capitol police, and who intended to murder members of Congress and the Vice President, are NOT criminals. In the Radical Right Republican mind, these people were patriots and tourists. Both of these cases CLEARLY show the EXTREME and PATHOLOGICAL hatred that the Radical Right Republicans have for our democracy. In the first case, the Radical Right Republicans are trying to discourage millions of Americans from exercising their Constitutional right to participate in our democracy, by promoting policies that result in unnecessarily long voting lines, and by criminalizing actions to aid voters who are suffering in those long lines because they are in need of food and water. The Radical Right Republicans like to call these policies (which are OBVIOUSLY “voter suppression” policies) “voter integrity” policies. (That is, they are “putting lipstick on a pig”.) In the second case, the head bashers and murderer-wannabes were trying to steal the election that Biden legally and rightfully won, in order to install Trump as our dictator-in-chief, and thus destroy our democracy. The Radical Right Republicans are constantly trying to brainwash us into believing that the Democrats are actually “Radical Left Democrats” who are trying to impose socialism on us, which will eliminate many of our freedoms. Please note: 1: What the Radical Right Republicans call “socialism” is the Democratic policy to have the wealthy chip in to help average Americans. (The Radical Right Republicans ARE ok with having average Americans chip in to help the wealthy.) 2: The Radical Right Republicans want to instill a fear of “socialism” in the American people, in order to divert their attention from what they should ACTUALLY fear. That is, the loss of our democracy, where our democracy is replaced with one-party rule lead by an autocrat. 3: Unlike what the Radical Right Republicans call “socialism”, losing our democracy will ACTUALLY eliminate many of our freedoms. In fact, it may eliminate ALL of our freedoms! Once again, I am reminded of the book entitled “Everything Trump Touches Dies” which was written by a Republican strategist. Under the leadership of Trump, and with the aid of the mini-Trumps (e.g., Ron DeSantis), the Trump chumps, the Trump mobs, the radical right media (e.g., Fox News), the Banana Republicans, the RepublicaNazis, Moscow Mitch, and the Radical Right Republicans, our democracy is NOW in the process of dying. For all of us who love democracy, we should be afraid. Let’s hope our democracy can be saved.
  2. In response to the successful efforts to get vaccines into the arms of millions of Americans under Biden’s leadership, Trump is whining that he isn’t getting credit for those successful efforts. And he is saying that if he hadn’t been President, we wouldn’t be getting that “beautiful shot” until five or more years from now, and that we probably wouldn’t be getting it at all. And he said that he hopes everyone remembers that. And I hope everyone remembers this: 1 - Although Trump does deserve SOME credit for the “beautiful shot”, he ALSO deserves MUCH credit for making the Covid problem FAR worse than it had to be. For example: -- He deserves credit for ignoring the Obama/Biden warnings, that he got before he took office, about the dangers of a pandemic. -- He deserves credit for disbanding the Obama/Biden pandemic response team. -- He deserves credit for ignoring the Obama/Biden pandemic playbook. -- He deserves credit for ignoring early warnings from our intelligence agencies about the coming Coronavirus. -- He deserves credit for calling news reports about the virus “fake news”. -- He deserves credit for calling the Democrat’s concerns about the virus a “Democrat hoax”. -- He deserves credit for downplaying the danger of the virus, when he knew that it was EXTREMELY dangerous and contagious. -- He deserves credit for undermining the CDC. And he deserves credit for forcing the CDC to publish misinformation (aka, lies) about the virus (which was designed to benefit him politically), instead of publishing science-based information (aka, truth) about the virus. -- He deserves credit for telling our state and local governments that “you’re on your own” in their efforts to combat the virus. -- He deserves credit for being a “wartime deserter” instead of a “wartime President” in the war against Covid. -- He deserves credit for brainwashing his fans into distrusting our medical scientists (e.g., Dr. Fauci). -- He deserves credit for brainwashing his fans into thinking that superspreader events are ok, and that face masks are not ok. -- And he deserves credit for brainwashing his fans into refusing to take the “beautiful shot”. ▪ Trump deserves MUCH more credit for making the Covid problem far worse than it had to be, but I’m going to stop now. ▪ Bottom line: Trump deserves credit for allowing Covid to destroy MANY more livelihoods, and to take MANY more lives, than there needed to be. 2 - The MAIN reason why the “beautiful shot” was able to be developed, and was able to be developed in FAR less than five years, was because of the imagination and the hard work of a bunch of scientists. AND because of the imagination and the hard work of a bunch of scientists who preceded today’s scientists. Thus, if Trump had NOT been President, the “beautiful shot” WOULD have been developed anyway, and it WOULD have been developed in far less than five years. ▪ In fact, the “beautiful shot” would have PROBABLY been developed SOONER, if Trump had NOT been President, because he ignored the Obama/Biden warnings about pandemics, he ignored the early warnings from our intelligence agencies about the coming Coronavirus, and he was a “wartime DESERTER” instead of a “wartime President” in the war against Covid. 3 - Because of Trump’s “you’re on your own” philosophy, our healthcare workers never had enough medical supplies, our scientists never had enough testing supplies, and there was no well developed vaccination plan to get those “beautiful shots” from the manufacturers into American arms. If Trump had NOT been President, there WOULD have been enough medical and testing supplies, AND a well developed vaccination plan. ▪ Because Biden is President instead of Trump, there WILL be enough medical and testing supplies, AND there is NOW an adequate vaccination plan. Because of that plan, and because of the hard work of the “beautiful shot” manufacturers, and because of the hard work of the medical professionals who give out the “beautiful shots”, 100 million vaccinations were given out in Biden’s first 58 days. Thus, his goal of “100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days” has been exceeded. ▪ Obviously, Sleepy Joe is WIDE awake. And obviously, Dynamo Don was too busy doing “executive time” (aka, lying in bed, watching TV, and eating cheeseburgers), and thus he didn’t have enough time to work on a vaccination plan. And obviously, switching TV channels and lifting all of those cheeseburgers wore him out, and thus he didn’t have enough energy to work on a plan. Bottom line #1: On the development of the “beautiful shot”, Trump wants to take MOST of the credit for the work that he and MANY others did. And he wants to do so, even though the “many others” did MOST of that work. Bottom line #2: Trump wants to ignore the fact that that his “beautiful shot” effort was the only positive thing that he did to combat the Covid problem. And beyond that effort, he did everything in his power to exacerbate the Covid problem. Once again, Trump is living in his alternative reality, where he deserves the credit for anything good, and where he never does anything wrong. And once again, the Radical Right Republicans in our government, and the Radical Right Republican media, have joined him in his alternative reality. People who live in Trump’s ALTERNATIVE reality think that the “beautiful shot” should be called the “Trump vaccine”, despite the FACT that his role in the development of the vaccine was relatively SMALL. And people who live in REAL reality think that the Coronavirus should be called the “Trump virus”, because he made the virus problem FAR worse than it had to be, because of his incompetence and bad judgment, and because he put HIS political well being above OUR well being.
  3. During the recent CPAC pep rallies in Orlando, one of the CPACers claimed that “Dr. Fauci is wrong a lot”. In reaction to that claim, a bunch of other CPACers applauded. Apparently, the CPACers forgot that “Trump was wrong a lot”. For example: - He said that news reports about Covid were “fake news”. (He was wrong. They were not “fake news”. Instead, they were based on reality, as opposed to Trump’s alternative reality.) - He said that Democrats’ concerns about Covid were a “Democrat hoax”. (He was wrong. They were not a “Democrat hoax”. Instead, they were valid concerns.) - He said that hydroxychloroquine is a cure for Covid. (He was wrong. It’s not a cure.) - He thought that bleach could be a cure for Covid. (He was wrong. It’s not a cure.) - He said that we had Covid totally under control. (He was wrong. It was not under control. And it got totally out of control, because he grossly mismanaged our Covid response.) - He said that Covid would magically disappear. (He was wrong. It hasn’t magically disappeared, and it won’t. In reality, it will take science and responsible behavior to make it disappear ... not magic.) - Last year, he said that Covid would be over by Easter. (He was wrong. It wasn’t over by Easter last year, and it won’t be over by Easter this year.) - During the 2020 presidential campaign, he said that all that we hear about is “Covid, Covid, Covid”. And then he predicted that after the election, we would not hear about it anymore. (He was wrong. It’s way past Election Day, and we still hear about “Covid, Covid, Covid”. And we’ll hear about it for a while longer.) - When we only had a few Covid cases, he said that those cases would soon be down to zero. (He was wrong. There were nearly 24 million cases when he left office.) - He said that for the vast majority of Americans, the Covid risk is very, very low. (He was wrong. There are now around 30 million cases and growing.) - This list of examples where “Trump was wrong a lot” could be MUCH longer, but I’m going to stop now. Apparently, CPACers live in Trump’s alternative reality (aka, Trump’s TV reality): - Maybe CPACers think that if we would have put ourselves on a strict bleach regimen, Covid would now be history and we would all be fine. - Maybe CPACers think that if Trump would’ve implemented the Defense Production Act to produce massive amounts of pixie dust, Covid would have magically disappeared. - We all know that Trump claims to be the “world’s greatest negotiator and deal maker”. Maybe CPACers think that he could’ve negotiated a deal with the Easter Bunny, and that Covid would have been over by last Easter. - CPACers see Trump as a god. Maybe they think that he could’ve negotiated with the viruses directly, and made a deal with them to cease and desist. - Maybe CPACers think that the viruses’ little tiny brains would have been no match for Trump’s “very large brain”. Here’s reality: If Trump would have listened to Fauci and to others like him, instead of listening to his “good brain” and his gut, FAR fewer livelihoods, and FAR fewer lives, would have been lost to Covid. In the war against Covid, Fauci is a “General Eisenhower”, and Trump is a deserter. But yet, CPACers demean Fauci, and they praise Trump. They trash a man of science and facts, and they worship a reputed con artist and grifter. They trash a man who is serving them, and they worship a man who is using them. And they trash a man who is trying to save their lives, and they worship a man who doesn’t care if they live or die. Apparently, “CPAC” stands for the “Clowns’ PAC”, or the “Chumps’ PAC”. Maybe they should call themselves “TCPAC” for the “Trump’s Chumps’ PAC”.
  4. Correction: “He created the greatest mess in our history for his predecessor to clean-up. ” -> “He created the greatest mess in our history for his successor to clean-up.”
  5. Correction: “- He has created the greatest mess in our history for his predecessor to clean-up.” -> “- He has created the greatest mess in our history for his successor to clean-up.”
  6. The following is based on excerpts from two essays that I posted a while back. The first essay was entitled “How to Become the Leader of the Republican Party”, posted on March 2020. The second essay was entitled “How to Remain the Leader of the Republican Party”, posted on October 2020. ##### Why Trump Became the Leader of the Republican Party ##### - His qualifications: -- he’s a serial liar -- he was a “reality” TV star ... and he had a talent for saying “you’re fired” -- he owns a small family business ... which he ran into the ground six times -- he owned the Miss Universe organization ... and he took sneak peeks at contestants in their dressing rooms -- he’s a deadbeat ... he doesn’t like to pay his bills -- he was a draft dodger ... he came down with a bad case of phony bone spurs -- he has no respect for America’s POWs ... he only respects people who weren’t captured -- he’s afraid to show his tax returns ... apparently he has a lot to hide -- he’s easily duped by baseless conspiracy theories that defy common sense -- he’s a birther, because he’s insanely jealous of Obama -- he’s Putin’s choice, because he craves Putin’s approval - His accomplishments: -- he was a job creator; he created thousands of jobs ... but NOT for Americans -- he was a Vietnam war hero; he bravely served his country by “guarding” the New York City nightclubs -- he ran a scam university ... Trump U (aka, Trump Will Scam U) -- he ran a scam charity ... the “Charity for Trump” charity - He showed that he has a “very large” brain: -- by having NO understanding of MOST of the important issues that face our nation and our world -- by having no understanding of the danger of not understanding these issues -- by having no desire, and no ability, to learn anything about these issues -- by ignoring the advice of people who DO understand these issues -- by claiming that he knows more about these issues than everyone else -- bottom line: by being a know-nothing know-it-all - In addition to all of the above: -- he was a master showman, and a master entertainer -- he was a master con artist, and a master brainwasher -- he convinced the Republican Party, and the religious right, to allow him to use them for his personal gain -- he convinced his fans to cheer him when he promised to $crew them -- he convinced his fans that “stupid” is smarter than “smart” -- he convinced his fans that “facts are lies” and “lies are facts” -- he convinced his fans that “real news is fake news” and “fake news is real news” -- he convinced his fans that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING he says is the ABSOLUTE truth -- he convinced his fans that HE, and HE ALONE, can fix things that he knows LITTLE OR NOTHING about -- he promised to destroy our DEMOCRACY if he didn’t get his way, and he promised to destroy our GOVERNMENT if he did get his way (these promises are consistent with the book entitled “Everything Trump Touches Dies”, which was written by a Republican strategist) ##### Why Trump Remains the Leader of the Republican Party ##### - He thinks that governing is: -- like acting in a “reality” TV show where he is the star, and “reality” is what HE wants it to be -- like running a small family business, where he has ABSOLUTE POWER over EVERYTHING -- entertaining at pep rallies ... where he lies, whines, brags, screams, and acts like a CLOWN -- tweeting ... where he lies, whines, and brags -- calling into Fox News ... where he lies, whines, brags, and gets advice on how to handle important issues that face our nation -- doing “executive time” ... where he lies in bed watching TV and eating cheeseburgers -- playing lots and lots of golf -- making up childish nicknames for people he doesn’t like -- having his VP and his cabinet kiss his rump for the TV cameras -- having his Radical Right Republican sycophants in Congress kiss his rump for the TV cameras -- undoing Obama’s accomplishments, driven by his insane jealousy of Obama -- creating chaos at home and abroad -- promoting baseless conspiracy theories that defy common sense -- being the Divider-in-Chief -- being the Low-Life-in-Chief -- being pure evil -- leading us into the past, and ignoring the future -- AND: creating the GREATEST MESS in American history for his successor to clean-up - He made American great again: -- by attacking institutions that make America great; for example: >by demonizing our free press; >by attacking our judicial system; >by undermining our right to vote; >by dismantling our Post Offices -- by demonizing career public servants who work hard every day to make America great; for example: by calling them the “deep state” -- by firing people who abide by our laws, and hiring crooks to run our country -- by firing competent people, and hiring incompetent people to run our country -- by separating kids from their parents with NO PLAN to re-unite them -- bottom line: by having NO IDEA of what makes America great - He made America safe again: -- by attacking the people who keep America safe; for example: by attacking the people in our intelligence agencies -- by undermining agencies that keep America safe; for example: the DHS; the EPA; the CDC; the FDA -- by blurting out our nation’s secret information to foreign nationals (including Russians) -- by bringing us to the brink of nuclear war with North Korea -- by deliberately mismanaging the Covid crisis for his political benefit - He made Mexico pay for the wall: -- by confiscating money from our military to pay for it (and thus, by confiscating money from us) -- bottom line: he made Mexico pay for the wall, by making America pay for the wall - He put America first: -- by putting us first in the total number of Covid cases -- by putting us first in the daily number of Covid cases -- by putting us first in the number of Covid deaths - He fought for average Americans: -- by fighting to take affordable healthcare away from millions of average Americans -- by fighting to undermine programs that benefit senior Americans; for example: Social Security and Medicare -- by fighting to undermine programs that help low-income Americans; for example: Medicaid and food stamps - He showed that he, and he alone, can fix it: -- by trying to break our healthcare system; for example: by undermining, and trying to repeal, the Affordable Care Act -- by breaking the Iran deal -- by breaking the deal with our partners in the Paris Climate Agreement -- bottom line #1: by being better at breaking than fixing -- bottom line #2: by having NO idea of how to fix much of anything, because he does not understand much of anything - He showed that he was a “wartime president” in the fight against Covid: -- by ignoring warnings that the enemy was heading our way -- by ignoring the enemy when it attacked us -- by failing to devise an effective war plan to combat the enemy -- by telling his troops “you’re on your own”, and refusing to arm them -- by pretending that he is winning the war -- by pretending that the war is almost over -- bottom line: by being a “wartime deserter" - He showed that he loves our police: -- by opposing Covid aid to state and local governments; and thus, slashing police budgets; and thus, defunding the police -- by inciting a mob to bash in the heads of Capitol police -- bottom line: by implementing “blues lives don’t matter” policies - He showed that he is the law-and-order president: -- by pardoning convicted criminals -- by encouraging Russia to illegally interfere with our 2016 election, in order to rig the election in his favor -- by trying to force Ukraine to illegally interfere with our 2020 election, in order to rig the election in his favor -- by inciting a mob to storm the Capitol to viciously attack the Capitol police, to steal and damage government property, and to attempt to commit mass murder -- bottom line: by being the lawless law-and-order president - In addition to all of the above: -- he continued to be a master showman, and a master entertainer -- he continued to be a master con artist, and a master brainwasher -- he convinced his fans that the 2020 election was stolen from him, despite the fact that he has NOT been able to show them, nor the courts, any REAL evidence of that -- he convinced a mob that “attacking our democracy” is “defending our democracy” -- he convinced a mob that “trampling on our Constitution” is “protecting our Constitution” -- he convinced a mob that “insurrection is patriotism” and “patriots are traitors” -- he convinced a mob that “destroying America” is “saving America” -- he convinced a mob that “stealing the election” that Biden won is “stopping the steal” -- he convinced a mob that “right is wrong” and “wrong is right” ##### In Conclusion ##### After Trump was impeached for trying to illegally rig the 2020 election, he continued his efforts to rig it. And when he couldn’t rig it, he tried to steal it. Apparently, his motto is: If you can’t rig it, steal it. As we all know, he wasn’t able to rig the 2020 election in his favor, even though he tried every dirty trick that his self-proclaimed “good brain” could think of. And as we all know, after he failed to rig the election enough to win it, he invented the LIE that the election was stolen from him, even though he KNEW that there was NO evidence that the election was stolen from him. And then, he tried every dirty trick that he could think of to steal the election from Biden. His dirty tricks included inciting violence, looting, destruction, insurrection, maiming, and murder. (Is this what Melania means when she says “Be Best”?) ▪ But despite all of that, Trump STILL remains the leader of a HUGE portion of the Republican Party. That includes the Radical Right Republicans (aka, the Anti-Democracy Republicans), the RepublicaNazis, and the MAGA Terrorists (aka, the MAGATs), who now dominate the Republican Party. Trump said that he could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue, and he wouldn’t lose any fans. Obviously, he was right on the money when he made that pathological statement. In fact, what he did on January 6th was WORSE than his beautiful “Fifth Avenue” dream. Because of him, a number of Capitol police are now dead. And it could have been EVEN WORSE. Many members of Congress, many Congressional staffers, the Vice President, and many others in the Capitol, could have been murdered because of him. And now, our entire nation is living under the threat of the Trump death squads. ▪ But despite all of that, most of his fans still worship him, and he remains the leader of the Republican Party. Hitler and Mussolini would be proud of him.
  7. In an effort to suck-up to Trump and his fans on the impeachment issue, Nikki Haley said: GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! I say: RIGHT ON HALEY! AND I say: We should give Trump a break on a lot of other issues. For example: - He created the greatest mess in our history for his predecessor to clean-up. But it wasn’t his fault. He thought that his experience with Trump U (aka, Trump Scam U), his experience with the Miss Universe contests (where he would sneak a peek at naked contestants in their dressing rooms), his experience on “reality” TV (where he would say “you’re fired” once a week), and his experience running a small family business (which he ran into the ground six times), prepared him to run our federal government (the most massive and most complex organization in the world). But he was mistaken. Hey, we ALL make mistakes like that. So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - He was the Liar-in-Chief for four years. He told over 30 thousand lies while he was in office. But it wasn’t his fault. After all of those years in “reality” TV, he now lives in an alternative reality. So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - During his time in office, he would fire competent people for telling the truth, and he would hire incompetent people who would parrot his lies. But GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! He just wanted to have people live with him in his alternative reality. - He was the Divider-in-Chief for the four years. So what if he tried to divide us on race, science, Covid, masks, and so on? And who needs unity when you’re an autocrat? So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - He hired mostly swamp creatures to work in his regime. And he was the Swamp-Creature-in-Chief. So what if these creatures ripped us off? We got money to burn. So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - He made Mexico pay for his vanity wall by confiscating money from our military. So what if he cared more about his name on a wall than our national security. No harm done. So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - He rolled back federal “clean air” policies. No big deal. Clean air is overrated. Besides that, you can wear a gas mask. Or you can hold your breath ... for a looong time. So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - He got us out of the Paris Climate Agreement, because he doesn’t care about climate change. So why should WE care about future generations? WE won’t be around then. So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - He was the Putin’s-Puppet- in-Chief for four years. So what if he called our intelligence agencies a bunch of liars, when he was kissing Putin’s rump in Helsinki? He wants to build a hotel in Moscow, so he did what he had to do. So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - He brought us to the brink of nuclear war with North Korea. But GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! He was just trying to win the Nobel Peace Prize. And what’s wrong with a few fireworks? - On the Covid issue, he courageously proclaimed himself to be a wartime president. A week or two later, he was the Deserter-in-Chief. But it wasn’t his fault. He has a short attention span. Furthermore, playing wartime president was getting in the way of his “executive” time (aka, “TV and cheeseburger” time). So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - He lied, and lied, and lied to the American people and downplayed the danger of Covid, when he KNEW that it was EXTREMELY dangerous and EXTREMELY contagious. And he lied for his political benefit. And then, he deliberately mismanaged the Covid crisis for his political benefit. ▪ His actions lead to the worst economy since the Great Depression. His actions also lead to the loss of MANY more livelihoods and MANY more lives, than there had to be. And because of his actions, we are MUCH further behind in our war against the virus, than we should to be. And thanks to him, our darkest days are ahead of us, and not behind us. ▪ But forget about all of that, and GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - He tried to steal the election from Biden by inventing the lie that the election was stolen from him, when he KNEW that there was NO evidence that it was stolen from him. But GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! He was trying to steal the election from Biden for a GOOD reason. He was trying to stay in office, in order to avoid all of the debts, and all of the lawsuits, that he incurred prior to his “presidency”. - He tried to rig the 2016 election in his favor. And then he tried to rig the 2020 election in his favor. And when he couldn’t rig the 2020 election enough to win it, he tried to steal it by lying about the outcome of the election, by filing a bunch of nonsensical lawsuits, by conning state Congressional Republicans, and by coercing state election officials. And when he couldn’t steal the election that way, he tried to steal it by force and violence. But GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! He was just being competitive. ALL politicians do that. - He incited a pro-Trump Radical Right RepublicaNazi mob to loot and destroy government property, to savagely beat, maim, and kill Capitol police, to try to murder members of Congress, and to try to hang the Vice President. ▪ So what if he prevented the National Guard from arriving at the Capitol in time to prevent the carnage? So what if he laughed while he watched the carnage on TV? So what if he is happier than a pig-in-feces about the carnage? So what if he sees the carnage as love for him? ▪ But it’s all good. The vast majority of the Republicans in our government approve of the carnage. Besides that, Trump’s super-sycophant Kevin McCarthy blames all of us for the carnage. So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! - And now, the ENTIRE nation is living under the threat of more pro-Trump Radical Right RepublicaNazi carnage. But it’s all good. The vast majority of the Republicans in our government are at peace with that threat. So GIVE THE MAN A BREAK! Hey Haley! Give ME a break! And give the pro-democracy Americans a break! Give us ALL a break, and talk SENSE instead of NONSENSE! But let’s GIVE THE WOMAN A BREAK. Maybe she’s talking nonsense, because she got sucked-in by the pro-Trump Radical Right RepublicaNazis. Maybe she’s been brainwashed. Or maybe she thinks it’ll be good for her career. Maybe she wants to join Trump’s new political party; the party of Terrorism, Riots, Upheaval, Monarchy, Plutocracy, Sedition, Insurrection, Chaos, Killing, and Obstruction (aka, the TRUMP SICKO Party). This all reminds me of the book entitled “Everything Trump Touches Dies”, written by a Republican strategist. Maybe Haley wants to help Trump implement his plan for the death of our democracy.
  8. The Radical Right Republicans in Congress (aka, the Trump sycophants in Congress), and the Radical Right Republican news media (aka, the REAL fake news media), are complaining that Biden is not trying to unify the country. And they are doing so after THEY, and Trump (aka, the Divider-in-Chief), spent over four years trying to divide the country. Apparently, in the minds of the Radical Right Republicans, “unifying the country” means this: - Biden and the Democrats should forget about the division promoted by Trump and the Radical Right Republicans for over four years. - Biden should forget about the efforts to steal the election from him, perpetrated by Trump and the Radical Right Republicans. - The Democrats in the Senate should not hold Trump accountable for inciting an act of insurrection, which was designed to allow him to steal an election that he lost. That is, they should not hold Trump accountable for inciting his Radical Right Republican mob to attack our Capitol, to loot and destroy our government property, to savagely beat and kill our Capitol police, to try to kill people in our Congress, and to try to kill his VP, in order to steal the election from Biden. - Biden should not try to clean-up Trump’s mess. That is, Biden should not try to clean-up the worst mess in our history left by a president for his predecessor. - Before taking action on any issue, Biden should first ask for the approval of the Radical Right Republicans. - Biden and the Democrats should abandon their policies, and they should adopt the Radical Right Republican policies. - And Biden should resign, and allow Trump (aka, Don-the-Dictator; aka, Trump-the-Tyrant) to take over. Bottom line: To the Radical Right Republicans, “unity” seems to mean one of the following: 1 - The Democrats must totally submit to the Radical Right Republicans. 2 - Or, the Radical Right Republicans must have total control over the Democrats. Take your pick, Democrats. During most of the Obama/Biden administration, the GOP was the Great Obstructionist Party, thanks to the Radical Right Republicans. And because of their obstructionism, they impeded a number of Obama/Biden proposals to benefit average Americans and future generations. ▪ And now, it looks like these radicals are resuming their obstructionism, in order to impede Biden/Harris proposals to benefit average Americans and future generations. And they are doing that, while they are complaining that Biden is not trying to unify the country, while they are pretending to be advocating for unity. Bottom line #2: The Radical Right Republicans seem to want a “unity” where we are all united in allowing Radical Right Republicans, and ONLY Radical Right Republicans, to make all of the rules.
  9. On January 20th, when he leaves the White House, Trump wants a red carpet and a 21-gun salute. Apparently, Trump feels that he deserves a red carpet and a 21-gun salute for these accomplishments: - He told more lies in four years than any other president in our history. - He was the divider-in-chief for four years. - He eliminated a lot of capable people in our government who were dedicated to serving the American people. - He appointed a lot of swamp creatures to “serve” in his government. And he is the swamp-creature-in-chief. - He took credit for the good economy that he inherited from Obama/Biden. - He pardoned convicted criminals, and set them free so that they can be free to commit more crime. - He tried to undermine programs that help the poor and the middle class, in order to pay for his tax breaks that were designed to further enrich the rich, and to further enrich himself. - He sided with Putin against our allies. And he tried to undermine the Western Alliance. - He sided with Putin against our intelligence agencies. And he tried to undermine those agencies. - He broke the Iran Deal (a deal that he did not understand), and now Iran is ramping up its nuclear program. - His “negotiation” efforts to denuclearize North Korea brought us to the brink of nuclear war with that country. And now North Korea is ramping up its nuclear program. (On the upside, he does get lover letters from Kim.) - He conducted a war on science. For example: >He derided and harassed our government scientists, and he forced many of them out of their jobs. >He denigrated scientists on the Covid issue, and he ignored their advice on that issue. >He denigrated scientists on climate change, and he ignored their warnings on that issue. - He conducted a war on the environment. For example: >He gave the go-ahead to everyone to pollute our air and our water. >He told future generations that they are “on their own” with climate change. - On the Covid issue: >He promised that it would be over by Easter (that was his “Easter Bunny” plan to combat the virus). >He promised that it would magically go away (that was his “pixie dust” plan to combat the virus). >Using his “good brain”, he came up with what he thought were breakthrough ideas for cures. For example: bleach, rubbing alcohol, and light bulbs. (WARNING: Do not try this at home!) - He tried to rig the 2016 election in his favor by asking for help from WikiLeaks and the Russians. - He also tried to rig the 2020 election in his favor. For example: >He tried to coerce the Ukrainians to dig up phony dirt on the Bidens. >Because he thought that it would disadvantage Biden and the Democrats: >>He tried to con us into believing his phony claim that mail-in voting was rife with fraud. >>And he destroyed millions of dollars of our Post Office equipment, in order to impede mail-in voting. And apparently, Trump feels that he deserves a red carpet and a 21-gun salute for these accomplishments: - With respect to Covid: >He lied to the American people by downplaying the danger of the Coronavirus, when he KNEW that the virus was EXTEMELY dangerous and EXTREMELY contagious. And he did so for his political benefit. >And then he deliberately mismanaged the Covid response. That is: he ignored the advice of our healthcare workers and our medical scientists; and he made decisions that benefited him politically, but harmed the American people. >As a result, more American livelihoods and lives were lost than there had to be. ▪ Note: All of this is consistent with the book entitled “Everything Trump Touches Dies” which was written by a Republican strategist. - With respect to the 2020 election: >He lied to the American people by claiming that the election was stolen from him, when he KNEW that there was NO evidence that the election was stolen from him. >And then he repeatedly tried to steal the election from Biden. That effort included a bunch of lawsuits which were dismissed, because his lawyers could NOT produce any evidence that the election was stolen from him. >And then he and a bunch of Republicans incited a pro-Trump radical right Republican mob to viciously attack our Capitol, where they caused terror, destruction, and death, and where they planned to cause even more death, all in order to make Trump happy. (And as we know, he watched it on TV, and it DID make him happy.) >And then he put our ENTIRE nation under the threat of more pro-Trump mob violence, on and around Biden’s inauguration. ▪ Note: All of this is consistent with the “Everything Trump Touches Dies” book. And apparently, Trump feels that he deserves a red carpet and a 21-gun salute for these accomplishments: - He created the greatest mess in American history for Biden to clean-up. - And he has tried to impede, and to block, Biden’s efforts to clean-up that mess. ▪ It’s like he started a huge and destructive fire, and then he tries to stop the fire fighters from putting out the fire. ▪ Trump’s fans wanted him to “breaks things”, and he did that. Unfortunately for the rest us, he didn’t have the know-how, the focus, or the energy, to fix what he broke. And now it’s up to Biden to fix everything that he broke ... and Biden has a lot to fix. I hope that Trump, and his radical right Republican sycophants and mob, stay out of the way. I’m sure that MOST of us feel that Trump does NOT deserve a red carpet and a 21-gun salute. And that instead, he deserves a ONE-WAY ticket out of the White House. And that he deserved his two impeachments. Unfortunately, our nation could be living in fear of more pro-Trump violence for MANY months to come. (And that would be consistent with the “Everything Trump Touches Dies” book.) I’ve often wondered what Trump and Putin talked about in their private one-on-one meetings, and why Trump had any notes from those meetings destroyed. Was Putin was giving him how-to lessons in tyranny?
  10. On January 6th, we saw a very large pro-Trump radical right Republican mob gather in Washington with the goal of committing extreme violence because Trump lost the 2020 election. And we saw a large number of Republicans encourage the pro-Trump radical right Republican mob to commit extreme violence. For example: - Prior to the mob violence, we heard Don-the-Despot whip his mob into a frenzy of pathological, but unwarranted, anger. That is: >He repeated his lie that the election was stolen from him. >He told his mob that the process to certify Biden as president must be stopped, and that they had the power to stop it, and that he was counting on them to stop it. >He told them to demand that Congress do the “right thing". In other words, he told them to demand that Congress steal the election from Biden, and give it to him. >He urged them to fight, and to fight like h*ll. >And he told them to march to the Capitol, and to confront the Congress. > Then Trump promised his mob that he would march with them. But then he didn’t. So why didn’t he march with them? Probably, the Secret Service wouldn’t let him. ▪ But just for the fun of it, let’s speculate on some other plausible reasons why he didn’t. That is: >Maybe he chickened out ... like he did for the war in Vietnam. (That’s why they call him Don-the-Draft-Dodger.) >Or maybe his bone spurs were acting up ... like they did during the war in Vietnam. (That’s why they call him Cadet Bone Spurs.) >Or maybe he just wanted to con them ... he’s always trying to con somebody about something. (That’s why they call him Don-the-Con.) >Or maybe he thought that they’d BLINDLY swallow his empty promise, and then they’d continue to BLINDLY worship him after he didn’t deliver. (He and his fans have done a lot of that for four years.) - Prior to the mob violence, we heard Trump’s kids (aka, the devil’s spawn) add fuel to the fire that their daddy started. And then we saw them cheering their daddy’s mob as it was destroying our government property, and bashing in the heads of our Capitol police. ▪ Ivanka even called her daddy’s mob “patriots”. Apparently, she thinks that there is a patriotic way, and an unpatriotic way, to destroy government property and bash Capitol police heads. Maybe, she thought the mob was doing it the patriotic way, because they were carrying American flags and shouting USA. (I guess beating Capital police with an American flag pole while shouting USA was “SUPER patriotic”.) - We heard Trump’s so-called lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, tell Trump’s mob to have a “trial by combat”, prior to their violent assault on the Capitol to kill Congress members and the VP. ▪ In an effort to absolve himself of the mob violence that he helped foment, Giuliani is now claiming that he was merely telling the mob to pretend like they were playing the “Game of Thrones” video game, during their violent assault on the Capitol to kill Congress members and the VP. - We heard the Republican congressman Mo Brooks tell Trump’s mob to “start taking down names and kicking @ss”, prior to their violent assault on the Capitol to kill Congress members and the VP. - We saw the Republican senator Josh Hawley give a Nazi-like salute of approval to Trump’s mob, prior to their violent assault on the Capitol to kill Congress members and the VP. - And we heard the Republican congressman Louie Gohmert suggest that “violence in the streets” might be the best way to steal the election from Biden. ▪ In an effort to absolve himself of the mob violence at the Capitol which was consistent with his suggestion, Gohmert is now claiming that when he “suggested” violence in the streets, he was not “advocating” violence in the streets. (It’s like when you throw a cigarette butt on a dry forest floor, you are not responsible for the forest fire that you started, because you were “merely throwing away” the cigarette butt.) As a result of this concerted Republican effort, Trump’s mob viciously attacked our totally outnumbered Capitol Police, and they savagely beat many of those cops, and they killed two of them. (So that’s what Republicans mean when they say “we support our police” and “blue lives matter”.) ▪ On top of that, Trump’s mob looted and destroyed a MASSIVE amount of government property (aka, the American taxpayer’s property; aka, OUR property). ▪ And Trump’s mob planned to capture members of Congress (who were unarmed and totally outnumbered), so that they could kill them. And Trump’s mob wanted to capture the VP, so that they could kill him. And then after Trump’s cop killer mob had left the Capitol, we saw a large number of Republicans try to steal the election from Biden. That is, these Republicans tried to steal the election from Biden, in order to please Trump, even after the cop killer mob endangered the lives of these Republicans, in order to please Trump. ▪ In other words: After Trump nearly had these Republicans killed, these Republicans tried to keep him office by stealing the election from Biden. (What a bunch of BONEHEADS! Thanks Trump. We want to express our gratitude to you for trying to have us killed, by giving you more opportunities to kill us in the future.) Some Republicans are now saying that it was actually members of Antifa who attacked the Capitol, in order make Trump’s mob look bad. (Apparently, these Republicans think that Trump’s mob was actually a gentle and peaceful mob, who just wanted to politely ask the Congress to please $crew Biden out of an election that he had won.) The FBI says that there is NO evidence that Antifa infiltrated Trump’s mob. As MOST of us know, this mob violence, this looting and destruction of government property, this attempt to kill members of Congress and the VP, and these cop killings, were ultimately THE RESULT OF A LIE. ▪ That is, it was ultimately THE RESULT OF TRUMP’S LIE that the election was stolen from him. What MOST of us know, and what ALL of us NEED to know, is this: - There is NO evidence that the election was stolen from Trump. That is: >Trump’s Department of Justice found NO evidence that the election was stolen from him. >Trump’s lawsuits to undo the election results were dismissed, because his lawyers could NOT produce any evidence that the election was stolen from him. And some of those lawsuits were dismissed by Republican judges, and by judges appointed by Trump. - TRUMP’S WORD CANNOT BE TRUSTED, because he is a serial liar, he is a con artist, he habitually makes things up, and he is easily duped by baseless conspiracy theories. - When Trump leaves office, he is facing MASSIVE debt and MANY lawsuits resulting from his bad judgment, and his corrupt behavior, which has occurred over MANY years. And he is using his lie about the election to stay in office, in order to avoid that debt and those lawsuits. And he has conned his mob and his Republican sycophants into supporting his antics to stay in office. Trump views his mob and his Republican sycophants as servile useful idiots who he can easily brainwash and manipulate, and who are willing to sacrifice themselves (i.e., their honor and their lives) to robotically get him what he wants. And they are willing to serve him free of charge. In fact, they are willing to pay him for the privilege of serving him. (This would be funny, if it wasn’t so dangerous for our democracy.) I am a veteran. I defended our country to protect our freedom. I did NOT defend our country to give Trump, with the aid of his democracy-hating accomplices, the freedom to destroy our democracy. I fear that this anti-American triad might actually be planning to destroy our democracy. That would be consistent with the book entitled “Everything Trump Touches Dies” which was written by a Republican strategist. Let’s hope they fail. Let’s hope our democracy doesn’t die at the hands of Trump-the-Tyrant with the aid of his radical right Republican mob and his Banana RepublicaNazi sycophants.
  11. I watched the hearings for Trump impeachment #2 for a little while. Here’s some of what I saw: - Republicans said that Trump should not be impeached for inciting his mob’s violence, because it would divide our nation. However, they ignored a few facts: >These Republicans tried to steal the election from Biden, which would have divided our nation. >And Trump spent four years dividing our nation on race and ethnicity, on police misconduct, on our free press, on our intelligence agencies, on science, on the environment, on climate change, on health care, on Covid, on wearing masks, and so on and so on. And he did so with the support of these Republicans. - Republicans said that Congress should focus on jobs and Covid, instead of impeachment. However, they ignored a few facts: >Trump has not focused jobs and Covid, or any of his other responsibilities, ever since the election. Instead his focus has been on trying to steal the election from Biden. >And Trump did not focus on Covid for a number of months before the election. - Republicans accused Democrats of being hypocrites, because they did not condemn the protests in our cities (e.g., Portland, Oregon) as harshly as they condemned Trump’s mob violence in Washington. However, they ignored a few facts: >The protests in our cities were the result of the unnecessary deaths of black men and women at the hands of certain police. And the mob violence in Washington was the result of Trump’s lie that the election was stolen from him. >Democrats condemned any looting and violence that occurred during the protests in our cities. >Some of the violence that occurred during the protests in our cities was perpetrated by pro-Trumpers who had infiltrated the protests. - And Republicans whined about the hard time that the Democrats have given Trump during his time in office. However, they ignored a few facts: >Despite Trump’s claims of “no collusion, no obstruction, and complete exoneration”: the Mueller investigation could not find any collusion, because Trump’s people lied to them and stonewalled them; it found 10 instances of possible obstruction; and it did not exonerate Trump. >During the hearings for impeachment #1, there were 17 witnesses and most of them testified against Trump. And then during the impeachment trial, Moscow Mitch and the Senate Republicans discounted these witnesses. >During the Obama presidency, Moscow Mitch worked to make Obama a one-term president, instead of working with him for the good of the country. And the GOP was the Grand Obstructionist Party, and they refused to work with Obama for the good of the country. >Bottom line #1: The Republicans gave Obama a hard time for eight years. (Maybe they thought he was a Moslem.) >Bottom line #2: The Democrats gave Trump a “hard time” because there was credible evidence that he tried to rig the 2016 election against Hillary, and that he tried to rig the 2020 election against Biden. Although I believe that Trump deserves to be impeached, I did have some concerns about impeaching him. I was concerned because I feared that impeaching him could cause even more pro-Trump mob violence. However, I also know that allowing Biden to assume a presidency that he actually won could ALSO cause even more pro-Trump mob violence. So I came to the conclusion that it didn’t matter whether Trump got impeached or not, because either way, Trump’s mob is going to try to destroy our democracy, and to physically harm people who want a democracy over a Trump dictatorship. It’s sad that so many people think that Trump should be president, despite the fact that Biden won the election. It’s sad that many of these people excuse, accept, and support Trump’s effort to steal the election from Biden. And it’s sad that they excuse, accept, and support violence, destruction, and murder to do the steal. It’s sad for many reasons, including the following: - It’s sad because there is NO evidence that the election was stolen from Trump. In fact, Trump’s Department of Justice, and over 50 judges, said that there is NO evidence that the election was stolen from Trump. And those judges included Republican judges, and judges appointed by Trump. - And it’s sad because Biden is totally qualified to be president, while Trump is totally UNqualified: That’ is: ▪ >Biden knows HOW to be president. Trump doesn’t. After four years, Trump STILL acts like an apprentice ... an apprentice who should have been fired after his first week on the job. >Biden wants to do the work associated with being president. Trump simply wants to BE president. He loves the “pomp and circumstance” part, but not the “work” part. >Biden wants to use the presidency to serve the needs of the American people. Trump used it to serve himself, his family, and his wealthy friends and donors. ▪ >Biden will appoint competent and dedicated people to his government. Trump appointed a lot of incompetent people, and many of them were dedicated to ripping-off the taxpayers. In other words, Trump appointed a lot of swamp creatures to his government. And he was the swamp-creature-in-chief. ▪ >Biden will have a plan to combat Covid that is based on science. Trump’s “plan” was to rely on magic to make it go away. And when that didn’t work, he pretended that we were rounding the corner. Bottom line: Trump’s plan was a “reality TV” plan. However, the virus didn’t read the script. ▪ >Biden will work with our governors and mayors to combat Covid. Trump told them that they were on their own. >Biden will support our doctors and healthcare workers who are combating Covid. Trump called them crooks. >Biden has the ability to clean-up the mess facing our nation. Trump created the mess facing our nation. >Biden behaves like an adult. Trump needs adult supervision. As we all know, Trump was impeached for the second time. And as we all know, both impeachments involved Trump’s efforts to steal the 2020 election from Biden. In the first case, he tried to coerce the Ukrainians to dig up phony dirt on the Bidens via a “perfect” phone call. In the second case, he tried to coerce our Congress into undoing Biden’s election by inciting a pro-Trump radical right Republican mob to commit violence, destruction, and murder. Republican Senator Susan Collins thought that Trump had “learned a lesson” after his first impeachment for trying to steal the election from Biden. Apparently he didn’t, because he tried to steal the election from Biden a second time. However, he did change his “election stealing” tactics. (So maybe he did learn a lesson from the first impeachment.) Trump said that he would be an historic president. And indeed, he is: - He told more lies in four years than any other president in our history. - He has created the greatest mess in our history for his predecessor to clean-up. - He’s the first president in our history to incite a mob attack on our Congress. - He’s the first president in our history to put the entire country under the threat of mob violence. - And he’s the first president in our history to be impeached twice.
  12. I’ve heard a lot of Trump fans yelling: STOP THE STEAL! And I agree with them one hundred per cent: STOP THE STEAL! In my opinion, there has been too much “election stealing” activity going on for too long. For example: - During his 2016 campaign, we heard Trump ask WikiLeaks and the Russians to help him steal the election. And we saw anti-democracy Republicans in various states implement “voter suppression” tactics, in order to help Trump steal the election. So, it’s possible that Trump, with the help of his accomplices, stole the 2016 election. - And during his 2020 campaign, we know that Trump made a number of efforts to steal the 2020 election. For example: >he conned his fans into believing that the only way that he could lose the election was if it was stolen from him; >he tried to force the Ukrainians to dig up phony dirt on the Biden’s; >he conned his fans into believing his phony claim that mail-in voting is rife with fraud, because he knew that Democratic voters would rely heavily on it; >and he destroyed millions of dollars worth of OUR Post Office equipment, in order to prevent the Post Office from processing mail-in ballots. And we know that, during the election, anti-democracy Republicans in various states implemented “voter suppression” tactics, in order to help Trump steal the election. ▪ But despite these extensive efforts by Trump and his accomplices to steal the 2020 election from Biden, Biden won that election. (Good prevailed over evil.) In reaction to his failure to steal the 2020 election: Trump declared that the election (that he tried to steal) was stolen from him. And he filed a large number of lawsuits that claimed that the election was stolen from him, in an effort to undo the election results, and thus steal the election from Biden. ▪ IT SHOULD BE NOTED: The vast majority of Trump’s lawsuits were dismissed, because his lawyers COULD NOT PRESENT ANY EVIDENCE that the election was stolen from him. ▪ Bottom line: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN FROM TRUMP. If there was evidence that the election was stolen from Trump, his lawyers would have presented that evidence in court. In reaction to his failure to con the courts into allowing him to steal the election: 1 - He tried to corrupt the Electoral College process, in order to undo the election results. 2 - He called election officials in certain states, and tried to coerce them into undoing their election results. 3 - He conned a large number of his Congressional Republican sycophants into attempting to undo the election results during the certification process. 4 - He conned a large number of his fans into violently attacking our Congress during the certification process, in order to stop that process and undo the election results. 5 - He has considered declaring martial law in states that he lost, and redoing the elections in those states. ▪ Bottom line #1: After Trump was unable to use the courts to steal the election, he tried four other slimy tactics to steal it, and he has also considered a fifth extreme tactic to steal it. ▪ Bottom line #2: Trump was able to con a large number of his fans into aiding and abetting him in his efforts to steal the election. Thus, those fans (aka, Trump Chumps and ISIS Wannabes) are trying to steal the election for Trump. ▪ Bottom line #3: Trump was also able to con a large number of his Congressional Republican sycophants into aiding and abetting him in his efforts to steal the election. Thus, those Republicans (aka, RepublicaNazis) are trying to steal the election for Trump. IT SHOULD BE NOTED: - According to the courts which included Republican judges and judges appointed by Trump, THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN FROM TRUMP. - Furthermore, according to Trump’s own Department of Justice: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN FROM TRUMP. So I want to make the following request to Trump and his accomplices: STOP THE STEAL ... STOP TRYING TO STEAL THE ELECTION FROM BIDEN! And I want to make the following requests to Trump’s accomplices: - STOP LIVING IN TRUMP’S ALTERNATIVE REALITY! Trump is a con artist, and he is conning you about a steal that did NOT happen. And he is doing that because he wants to con you into aiding and abetting his efforts to become the autocrat-in-chief. - And STOP THE VIOLENCE, STOP THE DESTRUCTION, STOP THE ANARCHY, and STOP THE KILLING! When you commit these illegal acts: you are NOT saving American ... you are promoting autocracy; you are NOT patriots ... you are vandals, you are terrorists, and you are seditionists; and you are NOT heroes ... you are criminals. Once again, I am reminded of the book entitled “Everything Trump Touches Dies”, which was written by a Republican strategist. Trump and his accomplices are trying to steal the election from Biden. If they succeed, they will destroy our democracy, and they will destroy American. Apparently, MAGA actually means “Make America Go Away” to them.
  13. In reaction to his failure to win the 2020 election, Trump immediately declared that the election was stolen from him. And then he filed a massive number of frivolous lawsuits in order to undo the election results, and to undo the will of the MAJORITY of the American people. The vast majority of these lawsuits were dismissed, because Trump’s lawyers were NOT ABLE to present any evidence that the election was stolen from him. (The judges who dismissed these lawsuits included Republican judges, AND judges appointed by Trump.) Furthermore, Trump’s Department of Justice found NO evidence that the election was stolen from him. Bottom line: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN FROM TRUMP!!! But despite this LACK of evidence, Trump was able to con his fans (aka, Trump’s Chumps), and a number of his Republican sycophants in our government (aka, RepublicaNazis), into “believing” that the election was stolen from him. (Go figure.) ▪ Furthermore, Trump was able to con a number of his Congressional Republican sycophants into creating unnecessary delays during the certification process on January 6th, by objecting to the outcome of the 2020 election in various states. (However, because of Trump’s mob attack on our Congress, most of these objections did not occur.) ▪ And, Trump was able to con a number of his fans to come to Washington on January 6th to raise h•ll and stop the certification process, in order to prevent a legal and peaceful transfer of power. And while our Congress was engaged in the certification process, he incited his fans (that is, his anti-American terrorist mob) to storm OUR capitol, to commit violence, to damage and destroy OUR property, and to endanger the lives of OUR public servants. ▪ Trump’s mob was not trying to defend our democracy; they were trying to destroy it. It’s ironic that some of these rioters carried American flags while they tried to destroy what that flag stands for. I wonder if Trump will award these terrorists with the Medal of Freedom. Question: Do Trump’s fans, and his Republican sycophants in our government, ACTUALLY believe that the election was stolen from Trump? Or are they just PRETENDING that they believe it? - If they actually believe it, then it’s because they live under a rock, or they are as dumb as a rock, or they tend to swallow baseless conspiracy theories, or they get all of their news from radical-right sources like Fox Noise and Rush Limpball, or they have been totally brainwashed by Trump ... or a combination of the aforementioned. - If they are pretending to believe it, then they are LYING when they say that they are trying to save our democracy, or when they say that they are trying to save America. - Whether they actually believe that the election was stolen from Trump or not, they are using it as an excuse to justify their desire to destroy our democracy, and to replace it with something that benefits them and people like them, and that suppresses people who are not like them. Bottom line: Unfortunately for MOST of us, Trump, who is a serial liar, a know-nothing know-it-all, a crooked business man who ran his business into the ground six times, and a “reality TV” actor, has been able to con his fans, and his Republican sycophants in our government, into living in his ALTERNATIVE reality. And on January 6th, he was able to con them into committing acts that are antithetical and destructive to our democracy. Once again I am reminded of the book entitled “Everything Trump Touches Dies”, which was written by a Republican strategist. As MOST of us know, Trump lived up to that title during his four years in office. And he lived up to it in a violent way on January 6th. Trump has nearly two more weeks in office. What other anti-American violence and destruction is he planning for us? This man is a low-life and a terrorist, and he is a clear and present danger to our welfare.
  14. Trump has a habit of taking credit that he does NOT deserve. That is, he has a habit of taking credit for the accomplishments of OTHERS. For example: he took credit for improvements to the wall that were authorized by Obama and Biden; and he took credit for the good economy that he inherited from Obama and Biden. And now, Trump wants to take credit for the Covid vaccines. That is: - He wants to take credit for vaccines that were developed by many scientists. In other words, he wants to take credit for the work done by people who he attacks, ignores, and contradicts. - He wants to take credit for work that was guided by science. In other words, he wants to take credit for work that was guided by something that he does not respect and does not believe in. ▪ What he DOES believe in is “magic”. A number of times, he said that the virus would MAGICALLY go away. That comes from his “reality TV” approach to dealing with the issues that face our nation. - He wants to take credit for vaccines to combat a virus that he claimed did not exist. In other words, he wants to take credit for vaccines to combat a virus that he said was “fake news” and a “Democrat hoax”. - He wants to take credit for the speed at which the vaccines were developed. In other words, he wants to take credit for the speed at which many scientists worked in order to develop the vaccines. And he wants to take credit for the speed that was facilitated by years of hard work by many scientists. ▪ Reality check: The speed at which the vaccines were developed was NOT a triumph of Trump’s “work”. It was a triumph of the work of many current and past SCIENTISTS. - And, he wants to put his name on the vaccines. (He has a habit of putting his name on things that others have done.) However, Trump DOES deserve SOME credit. In fact, he deserves a LOT of credit. For example: - He deserves credit for ignoring a number of early warnings from our intelligence agencies that our nation was at risk from a very dangerous virus from China. He deserves credit for ignoring the warnings about the dangers of a pandemic from the Obama/Biden transition team. He deserves credit for ignoring the Obama/Biden pandemic playbook, which provided guidance on how to respond to a pandemic. And he deserves credit for dismantling the Obama/Biden pandemic response team. - He deserves credit for lying to us, and downplaying the danger of the virus, when he KNEW that the virus was VERY dangerous and VERY contagious. He deserves credit for calling news reports about the virus “fake news”, when he KNEW those reports were NOT fake news. And he deserves credit for calling the Democrat’s warnings about the virus a “Democrat hoax”, when he KNEW those warnings were NOT a hoax. - He deserves credit for brainwashing his fans into believing that the virus is not dangerous, and he deserves credit for encouraging his fans to engage in activities that spread the virus, when he knows that the virus is very dangerous. - He deserves credit for any violence by his fans against state and local government officials who are trying to protect their citizens from the virus (that is, any violence that he incites when he attacks them for trying to protect their citizens from a virus that he knows is very dangerous). - He deserves credit for any violence by his fans against doctors and healthcare workers who are trying to save the lives of Covid victims (that is, any violence that he incites when he attacks them while they are trying to save lives from a virus that he knows is very dangerous). - He deserves credit for any distrust of the CDC (which was once well respected around the world), because he altered Covid data from that agency for HIS political benefit, and thus rendered that data useless to those who needed that data to combat the virus and to save lives. - He deserves credit for any distrust of the Pfizer vaccine, because he threatened to fire the head of the FDA, if the FDA did not rush the approval of the Pfizer vaccine by a deadline that HE dictated, and that was NOT based on science. - He deserves credit for being a cheerleader (on the sidelines), instead of being a leader (on the frontlines). And he deserves credit for proclaiming himself to be a wartime president, and then becoming a wartime deserter a short time later. - He deserves credit for telling our governors and mayors that “you’re on your own”, when the virus problem was TOO HUGE for them to handle on their own, and when he knew that the virus was very dangerous. And he deserves credit for taking potshots at those governors and mayors who worked hard to do the right thing for their citizens, even after he refused to give them the federal help that they desperately needed. - Because he refused to use the full power of the Defense Production Act: >He deserves credit for failing to provide enough testing equipment to our scientists, which hampered their efforts to learn how to effectively combat the virus. >And he deserves credit for failing to provide enough PPE to our healthcare workers, which put their lives at unnecessary risk during their efforts to save the lives of Covid victims. - He deserves credit for the fact that Operation Warp Speed has vaccinated FAR FEWER Americans than he had promised. At the current vaccination rate, it will take 10 years to vaccinate enough Americans to get the pandemic under control in the US. - He deserves credit for the fact that many hospitals are now overflowing with patients because of the growing number of Covid cases. As a result, hospitals will have to turn away patients, and those patients will be on their own. - He deserves credit for the worst economy since the Great Depression. (So that’s what he means by MAGA.) - He deserves credit for putting America first in the total number of Covid cases and the total number of Covid deaths. He deserves credit for the number of Covid deaths in a single day that exceeds the number of deaths on D-Day and the number of deaths on 9/11. And he deserves credit for the total number of Covid deaths that exceeds the number of deaths during World War I, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the war in Afghanistan, and the war in Iraq, combined. - And, he deserves credit for allowing the loss of MORE America livelihoods, and MORE American lives, than there needed to be. BOTTOM LINE: Trump has done FAR MORE to exacerbate the Covid problem than he has done to resolve it. And he has made that problem FAR WORSE than it had to be. And it is far worse than it had to be because Trump wanted to control our Covid policy for his political benefit, instead of allowing our scientists to control that policy for the benefit of the American people. I am reminded of an essay that I wrote entitled “How to Remain the Leader of the Republican Party”. In that essay, I wrote: Do so by thinking that governing is creating the GREATEST MESS in American history for our next president to clean-up. As we ALL know, Trump did exactly that with the Covid issue, and with MANY other issues. And as we can see, his fans, and many Republicans in our government, want him to remain the leader of the Republican Party. (Go figure.) And once again, I am reminded of the book entitled “Everything Trump Touches Dies” which was written by a Republican strategist. As MOST of us can see, because of Trump’s touch (aka, the touch of death), many of the institutions that make America great, and make America safe, are dying. And WE are dying.
  15. Republicans like to say that they want to protect us against the “radical left” Democrats. What they fail to mention is that MANY Republicans are “radical right” Republicans. So what we have here is the “radical right” versus the “radical left”. For example: - On Covid relief, the radical left wants MORE money for our governors, our mayors, and average Americans who are suffering from the Covid problem, which was exacerbated by Trump’s gross mismanagement of that problem. In contrast, the radical right wants LESS money for those groups, and they want MORE money in tax breaks for people who already have lots of money. - On combating the Covid problem, the radical left supports Biden who believes that we need to rely on science to make the problem go away. In contrast, the radical right supports Trump who believes that we can rely on bleach, light bulbs, and magic to make the problem go away. - When informing the public about the Covid problem, the radical left supports Biden who believes that the government should be honest with the American people, and should convey information based on medical science. In contrast, the radical right supports Trump who (as the Woodward tapes reveal) lied to the American people, and downplayed the danger of the virus, when he KNEW that it was VERY dangerous and VERY contagious. - The radical left supports safety nets that benefit average Americans (for example, Social Security and Medicare). The radical right does not. However, they do support tax breaks for people who already have lots of money. - The radical left supports safety nets that benefit low-income Americans (for example, food stamps and Medicaid). The radical right does not. Furthermore, the radical right opposes increases in the minimum wage which could mitigate the need for these safety nets. - The radical left supports agencies and regulations that protect the environment (for example, the water we drink and the air we breathe.) The radical right does not. - On climate change, the radical left supports Biden who believes in science, and who believes that climate change is real and is dangerous. In contrast, the radical right supports Trump who is scientifically illiterate, and who believes that climate change is a Chinese hoax. - And finally, the radical left believes that ALL Americans who have the Constitutional right to vote should be allowed to vote. In contrast, the radical right believes in voter suppression (that is, the suppression of voters who are likely to vote for Democrats). And the radical right supports a president who destroyed MILLIONS of dollars worth of OUR Post Office equipment, in order to suppress pro-Democrat votes in the 2020 election. The radical right is now parroting Trump’s accusations that the election was stolen from him thru wide spread voter fraud, even though they KNOW that there is NO evidence to support those accusations. ▪ That is, the radical right KNOWS that Barr’s Department of Justice found NO evidence of wide spread voter fraud. And they KNOW that vast majority of Trump’s lawsuits were dismissed, because his lawyers could NOT present any evidence of wide spread voter fraud. And furthermore, they KNOW that Trump is a serial liar and a con artist, that he habitually makes thing up, and that he is easily duped by baseless conspiracy theories. ▪ Bottom line: The radical right KNOWS that when Trump makes accusations that the election was stolen from him, HE is ACTUALLY trying to steal the election from Biden. Thus, when the radical right parrots Trump’s accusations, THEY are ALSO trying to steal the election from Biden. In addition to parroting Trump’s accusations about voter fraud (aka, Trump’s lies about voter fraud), a number of the radical right Republicans plan to create chaos during the Congressional certification process, by objecting to the outcome of the 2020 election. On top of that, Trump is calling on his fans to gather in Washington for the certification process, and he is encouraging them to commit violence if Biden’s election is certified. The radical right Republicans are aware of this, but they STILL support him. Furthermore, some of them are ALSO encouraging this violence. ▪ Let’s hope that there is no violence. Some fear that Trump will use our military to stop the violence (the violence that HE incited). As MOST of us know, what Trump and the radical right Republicans are doing is an existential threat to our democracy, and a major step toward authoritarianism. Perhaps the radical right Republicans should change the name of their party. ▪ I have a few suggestions: the Radical Right Republicans; the Banana Republicans; the Sedition Party; the Insurrection Party; the Subversion Party; the Pro-Chaos Party; the Pro-Treason Party; the Pro-Coup Party; the Anti-Constitution Party; the Anti-Democracy Party; Democracy Haters; Democracy Destroyers; Democracy Saboteurs; the Trump Mob; Trump’s Pawns; Trump’s Gofers; Trump’s Puppets; Trump’s Useful Idiots; MAGAts; Low-Lives; Traitors; RepublicaNazis. We know who wants to protect us from the radical left Democrats. But who’s going to protect us from the radical right Republicans? As we can ALL see, the radical right Republicans seem to want a Trump dictatorship over a democracy, while the radical left Democrats obviously want a democracy over a dictatorship. Bottom line: We need the radical left Democrats to protect us from the radical right Republicans.
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