he’s a prolific liar. It’s even embarrassing to say how many lies he has tallied because doing so is a testament to our tolerance for them. Normally anyone who was so well known for lying would at the very least be ignored or at the most not be given the time of day. But Trump is POTUS and is afforded all the trappings that go with it, unfortunately. That seems to include our attention.
What I want to talk about briefly here are not his lies but his gutter language. Stuff that comes out of Trump’s mouth more closely resembles a swamp than most things that come out of Washington. And when he gives us the double whammy of a profanity-laced lie like the one below it’s even worse for the American people. Take this whopper: “If you don’t support me, you’re going to be so goddamn poor.” I guess he forgot the tax cut he’s enacted or even worse the tariffs he seems to impose for no apparent reason other than he’s mad with “someone”. There are other examples but C-Span has taken to add the disclaimer “The president used language that some may find offensive,” to its replay of his speeches/rallies. So, that’s pretty bad….a cursing AND lying president. But there’s more.
Since when did we become accustomed to an elected official who so blatantly insults in the most derogatory language elected American officials?!?!! Not only does Trump do that but to the delight of his audiences who seem to delight in being incited by his vile language. As only a demagogue can Trump’s abuse borders on the racially tinged using only those terms appropriate for people’s ethnicity, heritage, religion. He’s not even subtle about it. He reaps such terms as lyin’, cheatin’, “Shifty” at congressman Adam Schiff. Women are similarly denigrated in gender centric slurs. You all remember his ‘blood coming out of wherever’ when referring to a female moderator of a presidential debate. More recently he called the Speaker of the House and it seems the only one in government with the courage and guts to stand up to him Nervous Nancy Pelosi….this despite the fact the woman has nerves of steel and was seen doing this:
Trump ropes in other to his web of vitriol making them unwanted accomplices to his racism. After calling Senator Elizabeth Warren, Pochantas he repeated the slur at a native American veterans event held at the White House before a group of “real Americans” who should have been there to receive recognition for the bravery and sacrifice they gave in ways that Donald Trump never did to this country. Trump retweeted this barb aimed at Representative Omar, ‘CREDIBLE Evidence Ilhan Omar Married Her Brother–‘We’re Not Sure Her Last Name is Omar!’ after as strongly asserting with “credible evidence” that President Obama wasn’t really an American. We all know how true that was. So what is it that keeps us going back to and entertaining even for a millisecond this abuse he throws on everyone that’s not a Trumpster or Russian government official? Have Americans so fully embraced reality TV a la Jerry Springer that we’re willing to let anything pass through the lips of Trump and into our ears??!?! Trump came rolling into office promising to clean out the swamp and whatever he may have done to that end he has refilled it with public invective and abuse the likes of which America hasn’t seen in well over the lifetime of 99% of us. During the House Managers’ presentation before the Senate, several senators complained about the language used, especially by Rep. Nadler when he claimed the presentation made by Trump’s team was a lie. Would that EVERYONE was as vocal about Trump’s language.
Donald Trump. The contemptuous dismissal of the Senate Republicans to the impeachment proceedings is meant to show to the general public what little regard they have for impeachment. They also want to send the signal they will stick to their original plan of getting this over with as quickly as possible. Trump’s disruptive remarks about what’s going on in the Senate, how this is a hoax as if a constitutionally approved remedy for dealing with corruption is made up or his continued disparaging of his opponents in this process only muddies what should normally be a solemn, dignified act of government and turned it into a circus. However, the way Speaker Pelosi has dealt with the proceedings and the members of her caucus and the selection of the impeachment managers have been nothing less than stellar and inspiring. I’m almost afraid to mention the appearance her managers have with what one assumes would be appointees under Obama, but the diversity of the House’s managers is inspiring and more reflective of 21st century America. Unlike the group of 13 Republicans who managed their case against President Bill Clinton, who were all white men, this group of seven managers consists of three women and four men. Two are members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and one is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Once again Americans of all stripes and colors can look at any one of the House managers and see themselves; they can feel proud that capable and competent people were selected for a task as great as reinforcing the Constitution of the United States.
and particularly at the GOP and how they manhandle the law you might have a feeling for what it was like for people like you who were around during the founding of this country. Granted the folks who were responsible for making the laws in the 18th century were unanimously from the same tribe, unlike today’s Republicans who are 81% white males. The heavy-handed way the Founding Fathers wielded power looks and feels like Mitch McConnell’s US Senate.
In spite of overwhelming evidence, the head of his party is corrupt McConnell et co choose to interpret the Constitution in a way that uniquely suits their purpose for power. I submit that same document was created with the same goal in mind…to lock down power for a segment of the American population even if it meant dehumanizing some and completely ignoring the rights of all but those who were lucky enough to have correct pigmentation and the “Y” chromosome that ensured their default qualities of superiority.
So callous is today’s GOP to the American population they are willing to legalize criminal behavior, codify it in a way to keep hold of the reigns of power and stave off the rule of law from Trump’s corrupt administration. America’s Founding Fathers denied the vote to more than half their citizens, women and made more less than human. What saved America was the likes of Adam Schiff today’s John Brown and Nancy Pelosi, today’s Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott who irritated, upset the conscious of the Founding Fathers and challenged their notions of American patriarchy.
The convergence of white supremacy all came together this MLK Day of 01/20/20. A Virginia gun rights organization that was formed in the mid-90s during a Republican Virginia governor’s administration decided to have a gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia former home of the American secessionist and traitorous group known as the Confederacy on Martin Luther King day.
In today’s heightened political environment guns and politics are a volatile mix. Race an ingredient never far removed from current events in America makes that mixture explosive. Elected and “legitimate” authorities decided to treat this event with the seriousness it deserves. The governor of Virginia banned firearms in an area around the state capital building and declared a state of emergency. The FBI, despite being emasculated by Trump and his Department of Justice was diligent enough to arrest white supremacists who were members of a racist organization, The Base that is provocative and well known to federal authorities. Virginia’s House Republican leader warned attendees “Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn’t welcome here.”
America, however, is in the throes of the criminal enterprise known as the Trump administration and it didn’t take long for its boss to weigh in and inflame passions. Trump is racist and he knows the buttons that push his racism and he has no problem pushing them to engage his base to do things he wants doing but can’t do himself. So he acted irresponsibly and dangerously and tweeted:
“Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia…That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away.”
The laws Virginia’s governor and legislature instituted DON’T take away citizens’ gun but Trump is the most lying politician in American history and facts never matter(ed) to him. What the absence of facts do is show America who is a fantasist and who is responsible when approaching the affairs of state.
America has been made worse with Trump being in office. One thing he did was open up, exacerbate the wound of the confederacy and America’s treasonous behavior that has since been excused and institutionalized by Americans. Trump turned a day of celebration into a day of politics meant to further the American divide, create animus among American citizens while ensuring his own political ascendancy. This is the Trump way; he believes in a scorched earth policy of clearing away any and all opposition to his way of rule no matter the cost to the American body politic. Employing lawlessness or unsavory characters to achieve this end is not a problem for him. If he escapes removal from office via the vehicle of impeachment America has to hold on for 10 months before they get the chance to rid themselves of him permanently and that should be the goal; get rid of Donald Trump within the constitutionally mandated way forever.