So the New Zealand terrorist talks about white supremacy and how much he likes and was inspired by Trump, and then a Trump supporter drives a pro-Trump float past mourners for the victims. Twice.
Seriously, folks, the evil coming from this criminal White House and its supporters is astounding. This isn’t about political ideology any more. It’s not about left and right.
It’s about good and evil.
Ever read history and said “Man, if I were alive during that time, I’d be fighting those nazis” or “I would be protesting against segregation” or “I would never stand by while American natives were forced off their land”?
Well, now’s your chance.
Have an answer for the future when your children and grandchildren ask you what you did to fight against evil.
There’s a way to get things done in Washington. You pass a law, make sure there is money in the budget for it, and poof, it gets done.
At any time in the past two years, Trump could have gone to the House and Senate, both run by Republicans, and gotten his wall financed. He did not do so.
Once the Democrats took the House, he then demanded funding for it. The Democrats said no. “If you don’t give me what I want, I will shut down the government,” he threatened. The Democrats said no again. And he shut down the government.
The House and the Senate then passed a resolution to open it back up again. And Trump vetoed it.
The Democrats have tried a number of times to pass that exact same bill to reopen government, but now Mitch McConnell, knowing it would pass, has refused to allow it to reach the Senate floor.
“Give me my wall or I won’t reopen the government!” Trump whines like a baby.
“We don’t negotiate with terrorists,” the Democrats say. “You want a wall? Pass a law like it’s supposed to work in a democracy.”
So when the mindless Republicans try to spin this to say the Democrats are the ones refusing to compromise, just point out that this is not how democracy works. A dictator says “Give me what I want or I’ll hurt you,” not a President. Democracy requires you to gain the majority on your side to get a bill passed.
Not that Trump or any of his followers understand politics anyway.
“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” – John Lennon
Trump proved that this morning when he angrily tweeted, all butt-hurt because Saturday Night Live made fun of him:
I know, I know … it’s embarrassing how the leader of our country doesn’t understand basic concepts that a 5th grader learns in social studies. The idea that the press needs to be free to criticize our leaders is so damned important that the founders made sure that was the first thing mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but this wannabe dictator wants to silence anyone who disagrees with him.
And despite what he says, Saturday Night Live isn’t “news” although it is protected by our Constitution just the same. (You know — the Constitution. That thing Trump swore an oath to defend. That Constitution.)
Meanwhile, Fox “News” continually airs completely false things (as any watchdog agency has documented many many times) but Trump has no problem with that because it’s his own personal propaganda tool.
So to answer our idiot-in-chief: It is absolutely legal. Maybe if you had the slightest bit of knowledge and experience for the job you currently hold, you would know that, you incompetent corrupt baboon.
I once had a job raking the leaves
Out in the woods
A socialist job keeping them safe
The best I could
A Scandinavian task that was needed it seems
I moved the leaves from the forest and into the streams
So day after day I raked away
Down through the snow
“An important task” they’d say when I’d ask
I didn’t know
It was demeaning and tiring and I couldn’t see
How this was a process done in any other country
So one day I stopped and took a break
There’s my mistake
The forest caught fire
I didn’t do good
But a Norwegian would
This week, radical right-wing white males killed or tried to kill Democrats, innocent black people, and Jews in their place of worship.
Republicans: “Look over there! A bunch of poor brown people coming this way! Be very very scared!”
cartoon by Rob Rogers
Look, I get it. All the stuff I learned getting my Political Science degree means nothing any more. All the experience I got running campaigns and working for candidates is meaningless. Trump has thrown all the rules out the window, because his followers don’t care.
It used to be that you could confront lies with the truth, but no more. When a Trump supporter holds a position contrary to the facts, presenting them with the facts does nothing. They don’t care. They just double down and fight harder, while screaming “fake news” and whining about the “mainstream media.”
Better that we just ignore them and laugh at them.
Elizabeth Warren should have taken this to heart when Trump said he’d donate a million dollars if she had native American blood in her. So she took him up on it, proved him wrong, and how did Trump respond? By saying “who cares” and lying about whether he even made that offer.
It’s easy to prove Trump wrong (again) because there is video of him saying this, but the point is this: It doesn’t matter. Not one Trump supporter is now going to say “Well, I guess Trump was wrong. We should all apologize and he should pay that money.”
So don’t take the bait. When a Trumphead screams online in a debate, demanding “proof”, they don’t mean it. You can link to dozens of scholarly articles and facts and they’ll just ignore you.
You have better things to do with your time than talking to a wall.