Republicans/Conservatives and their phony family and religious “values”
Was it your Christian god that enacted genocidal “laws” in this land, in this hemisphere as a means to an end, to establish “order” ?
How about slavery, afro americans being bought and sold, their families being torn apart, or the “schools” our children were sent to ………God authored?
Franklin Graham after months, years even has put on a pair of big boy pants and finally, uncharacteristically, actually raised his voice against this administration’s policy – actually spoken as the Christian he proclaims to be…….. well welcome to the human race Franklin.
How long before you “backslide” into the Trumpian Evangelical herd to bleat anew about how the “lord” has chosen Trump?
I read elsewhere a day or two ago that when the children, over fifteen hundred of them to date are taken from their parents the parents were told it was all about giving them a bath and new clothes.
Is it just me or does that sound a lot like the death camps in Nazi Germany or the “boarding schools where our children were taken ?
Christians and a Christian nation? Bullshit.
A nation that wasn’t satisfied with killing our children or kidnapping them and as yet to learn a single damn thing from it’s own shameful history.
Brilliant Colbert take on Anthony Scaramucci aka “the Mooch”.
Here’s something to consider as the noose continues to tighten around this administration – since the appointment of Scaramucci the denigrating of AG Jeff Sessions has reached new levels and I’m convinced he is on his way out.
The justice in this if true is that Sessions will not only lose his job but will not be able to reclaim his Senate seat – the price to pay for selling out and supporting an egomaniacal lying buffoon.
At the core of this is Sessions recusing himself from the investigation related to Russia – ergo he can’t effectively obstruct it, he can’t “protect” the president as Trump seems to believe he should.
Sessions recusal ultimately paved the way for the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor – a man who was overwhelming praised and approved during his confirmation hearing for head of the FBI by both parties.
Mueller has let it be known he is fully empowered to investigate not only Trump’s tax records and business dealings but those of his family and fully intends to do just that.
A potential exists in this for all hell to break loose, to clearly expose Trump – so what to do?
First off get rid of Sessions and appoint a new AG who won’t be restricted by recusal and willing to play ball with Trump.
A new AG that will pick up the cudgel and attack Mueller, an attack meant to either marginalize Mueller’s investigation or lead to his firing.
The Mooch fits the bill for a Trump flunky to a T, he’s a shameless fan boy, just as it would be reasonable to assume any new AG would also be.
It’s been my personal opinion for some time that now former FBI director James Comey should have resigned.
Notwithstanding that if Comey’s firing in the midst of multiple investigations into Russian hacking to influence the election and various associates of Trumps brings back memories of the Watergate era and Nixon’s sacking of Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox then it should, and Comey’s firing something a blind man could have seen coming.
The current administration has not only staunchly refused to even consider an independent investigation but has done everything in it’s power to obstruct.
If there was a “leak” problem before I anticipate an opening of the floodgates now.
There are rumblings about two separately impaneled grand juries looking into all this, if true they would I believe be beyond the heavy handed reach of Trump and we might well expect either subpoenas or actual charges to be brought.
There’s going to be huge uproar about the timing of Comey’s firing, and there should be whether you are a supporter of his or not.
Republicans may favor loud mouthed bullies like their president and politicians but the rest of the nation does not, and I believe getting sick and tired of it.
Tired of the ignorance and stupidity, tired of the in your face sense of entitlement and rules only apply to everyone else, tired of somehow being above it all.
To make matters worse we’re going to have to endure another round of the Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders equivalent of the Kukla, Fran, and Ollie puppet show.
Trump following in the footsteps of Nixon just gave the finger to the public and it’s going to be interesting seeing who he selects to fill the vacancy – somebody along the lines of Flynn or Sessions no doubt.
As to Comey no tears should be shed, he’s set for the rest of his life – there will be the inevitable book deal, speaking engagements, and in all likelihood a position with some high end law firm.
It would be a service to the nation if Comey took the politically correct gloves off and just stepped up an laid it all on the table, but that isn’t going to happen, it isn’t part of the “code” and the code always trumps all other considerations.
And here it is folks immediately above – an update I just learned of this morning re grand juries and subpoenas.
Comedian and actor Jerry Lewis has been around for a long time, and the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon he founded for decades.
A theme that came to be associated with the telethon call for contributions was “Do it for Jerry’s kids”.
I have no idea how many people donated over the years or how much was given, but I did know a couple with a dystrophic child who had nothing but praise for Lewis and the MDA for the care and help they had provided, and I’m willing to take their word for it.
A current administrational theme seems to be “Do it for Donald’s kids” as a blatant nepotism fills the halls of government – might be different if any of the brood actually had experience, but they don’t, and it becomes something of an infestation like the one NYC experienced a few years ago concerning bedbugs.
Yet the public is expected to do it for Trump’s kids with a smiling acceptance and overlook the shortcomings and motivations.
It’s taken a long time for the public to arrive at a point where they’re beginning to have enough of the Clintons, significantly less than that for a comparable sentiment to grow related to the current dynasty seekers.
This egregious in your face nepotism became a topic of discussion between myself and a Trumpkin.
They attempted to make the argument as did daddy’s boy Eric Trump that nepotism is a part of life and therefore entirely acceptable.
Thinking they were firing a salvo it would be impossible to overcome they with a smug look of gotcha brought up Robert Kennedy, the brother of then president JFK and his appointment as USAG.
The look faded when I informed them Bobby Kennedy had a long history as a prosecutor and had effectively focused on organized crime prior to his appointment, which meant nepotism or no he was more than adequately qualified for the position.
Even more to the point Robert Kennedy had actually read the Constitution, understood it, and in a variety of instances championed the rights of people in accordance with it’s precepts – that if they’d actually taken a few minutes to do a little fact checking rather than rely on sound bites and snippets they would have known this.
Had Bobby Kennedy not been assassinated, secured his parties nomination for the presidency, and gone on to win I believe the nation as a whole would have benefited from that.
Ronald Reagan, who in their innermost dreams and aspirations Republican politicians long to be equated to, once likened politics to the “world’s oldest profession (prostitution) – a comparison I believe has become increasingly obvious.
This meme about Trump as an icon of business acumen amounts to little more than smoke and mirrors – there is nothing astute about filing bankruptcy multiple times,“settling” out of court and paying fines, nor hiding your tax returns.
A history of bankruptcy carries with it the possibility of bankrupting the nation – an association that includes a history of commiserating with shadowy figures won’t lend itself to boom times and national solvency.
Nor will prostituting the ethical standards of governance by installing out of touch, unqualified children merely because you believe you can.
The smack downs are slowly taking place – people are beginning to raise hell about a number of things.
Things like Michael Flynn that led to his departure, Steve Bannon being demoted, Devin Nunes exposing his running interference for the WH and having to step aside, Jeff Sessions having to recuse himself from investigations related to Russian campaign interference, and Paul Ryan seemingly being positioned as the fall guy for Trump’s trumped up healthcare reform.
Maybe a Trump supporter can summon up a fact or two to post a comment explaining these things, maybe they can at the same time defend the Trump brand of nepotism for fun and profit and while they’re at it present a coherent argument why a single one of Trump’s brood should be given a security clearance allowing access to intel briefings and a seat in committees, or anything other a visitors pass to the WH?
An onerous task perhaps because the make America great and fake news bullshit isn’t going to fly – at least not on this blog.
Trump’s scalp wasn’t lifted but protesters got close enough to the colonial seat of power to make there presence known and qualify as counting coup in these modern times.
Reactions from the Donald are limited based upon his personality – a twitter rampage isn’t likely due to the global amount of support and the fact his administration is catching enough heat already, so that only leaves a couple of options – silence, or for Trump to proclaim no one has more respect for the nations indigenous people than he does and we all love him.
I’m sure everyone knows how that goes – pick a demographic, even the one whose sending all those “rapists” and Trump can tell you all about his respect for them and how much they love him.
Or he possibly could go for another scandal to divert attention from a previous one like he did as a followup to the Sessions revelations and recusal by announcing Obama had personally ordered wiretapping at his version of a Kmart inspired motifed Graceland he calls Trump Tower.
Which in a way reminds me of the bowers Bower Birds construct to attract attention, the louder and more over the top the better they like it.