Trump’s Diary

Dear Diary,

I hate this job. I never thought they’d give it to me in the first place. I mean, I just asked for it because I love the attention and thought it would help business bigly. And then I won. You should have seen Melania’s face. I thought she’d hit me.

So I’ve been trying to get out of it somehow. If I resigned they’d all call me a loser so I can’t do that, so I need them to impeach me.Trump_Mueller_QuestionsIf they do that, I can say it was a witch hunt and that way it’s not my fault. I can keep on having big rallies, the biggest ever, the biggest the country has ever seen, and I won’t have to deal with stupid people telling me all the time what I can’t do.

So I keep doing stuff to get me impeached but they just won’t do it. I mean, come on, I’ve broken how many laws already? And then I admit it publicly and brag about it?

Just yesterday I announced we’d have the G7 meeting at one of my hotels which is not only illegal but clearly against the Constitution, too.

What more do I gotta do?

Anyway, gotta go. Haven’t tweeted in fifteen minutes.

One thing we can be sure of with Trump’s motives regarding the Kurds

There are a lot of theories out there about why Trump decided to betray our allies the Kurds. Among them:

  • He has Trump Towers in Turkey and he wants to keep the Turkish government happy so nothing happens to his investment
  • He likes the dictator who currently runs Turkey, who is his kind of guy
  • Putin wanted him to do this and he does anything Putin wants

The one theory to explain why he did this that we know is not true? “He did this because he was acting in the best interests of the United States.”

Being the stable genius that he is, he explained his actions thusly (artist’s recreation):

(from the Twitter page @PresVillain)

 

If you don’t vote for the Democrat, your vote is for Trump

Look.

For the next election, you’re either voting for the Democrat or you’re voting for Trump. There is no “third choice.” Any other candidate you waste your vote on helps Trump.

Yes, you want to make a point. Yes, if we got rid of the Electoral College and had ranked voting, your third party choice might have a chance. But for now, we have to play with the rules we are given, and if you waste your vote on a third party candidate, you may as well have given your vote to Trump.

If you want to stop Trump, the best possible way to do it is to vote for the only other candidate who can beat him, and that’s the Democrat. If you are voting 3rd party from either side (even as a Republican protesting Trump), you’re not doing that.

These third party votes can lose you an election.

Look at it this way:

When you vote third party instead of Democrat, yes, that’s a vote Trump doesn’t get. But it’s not a vote the Democrat gets.

Here in Pennsylvania in 2016, Trump won by 44,292‬ votes.  49,941 people here voted for Jill Stein.  I’m not saying all of those Stein votes would have gone to Trump, but none of them stopped him.

If a thousand people upset with Trump vote 3rd party as a protest and then the Democrat loses the state by 999 votes to Trump, then what’s the point? Where’s the protest there?  What good did that “protest vote” do?

If you’re not doing everything you can to stop Trump, you’re helping him. If you’re not voting for the only possible choice who can beat Trump, then you might as well vote for Trump, because that’s where you’ll end up anyway.

Come see the violence inherent in the system

Trump, who thinks he is a little dictator, today tweeted that all companies are “hereby ordered” to blah blah blah, as if he was giving a Royal Decree  and his will could not be challenged.

“Order, eh?  Who does he think he is.”

“Why, I’m your king!”

“Well, I didn’t vote for you…”

Don’t vote for ANY Republicans

I am once more being asked by local friends to support certain Republicans for local races. I do not do that any more, even when I know these people.

If you’re still a Republican after all this — after the concentration camps, the ICE raids, the racism, the sexism, the outright hatred and the criminal activities of the leaders of the party — then I have to assume you support all this, especially if you have been silent about it all.

Sure, the position you’re running for doesn’t make political decisions, but if I vote for a Republican Dog Catcher, am I thus supporting someone who believes in white supremacy? That thinks my wife is a lesser person who can’t make her own decisions? Who has no sympathy for refugee children running from war and death? Who supports Russia over our own country? Who has no problem with corruption in the White House?

This is no longer just about whether we should fund the Environmental Protection Agency or what our tax structure should be. This is no longer about right and left — it’s about right and wrong.

Also, why should I help that party at all? Every lower office run by a Republican helps the party raise money for the bigger offices.

No, anyone who can see what the Republican party stands for these days and yet remains in that party has disqualified themselves from ever being considered by me.

Don’t Back Down

When someone gets mad at you for being political on social media, do not back down.

Now is not the time to be complacent. When our government is looking more like a dictatorship than a democracy, you need to stand up and fight back at every opportunity. You need to say no.

Every time we give in, act peaceful, and don’t confront evil at every opportunity, they win. They have the money and the power, but we have the numbers — but if we don’t use our advantage, they will use theirs, and they will win.

And I’m serious about calling this evil. This is no longer about left and right, liberal and conservative. This is about allowing harm to come to innocent people. It’s about looking the other way when crimes are being committed. It’s about ignoring treason, racism, sexism, homophobia. It’s about not being selfish.

Don’t back down.

This is Pence observing the Trump Concentration Camps. You know those scenes in old WWII movies where the Aryan nazi observes the prisoners with disgust? Tell me Pence doesn’t look like that guy.

Grow a spine and start impeachment hearings already

I have a degree in Political Science. And I don’t know what the hell is going on.

Everything I learned in school about running a campaign and getting elected is meaningless now, because as we have seen, no one can predict anything.

Anyone who says “We need to choose the most electable candidate” wasn’t paying attention to the last three elections, where we elected the black candidate and then the idiot candidate. No one knows anything.

cartoon by Mr. Fish

And the same thing goes with impeachment. Democrats need to stop worrying about how the public will react and whether it will hurt the party and instead they should just do the right thing.  Don’t wait for the perfect political moment that may never appear. Don’t wait for the polls to be perfectly in your favor. And don’t worry about how Trump and the Republicans will act — they’re going to accuse you of only wanting to impeach Trump and will say you’re acting political whether you start impeachment proceedings or not. They will lie as they have always done.

So ignore them. You took an oath to the Constitution. And it requires you to at least hold investigations about all of this, because if you don’t, you are putting your party over the country — which is the exact same thing the Republicans are doing.  If Democrats do not do this, all it does is set the precedent for the next corrupt President to get away with it.

Do the right thing and stop worrying about the political fallout already, Democrats. Stop worrying about what people who will never support you in a million years think. Stop letting the bullies win.

Grow a backbone.