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Monday, July 15, 2019

Oh Dear Gawd!






Trump says he’s not concerned about being racist because “many people agree” with him 

He also falsely accused Ilhan Omar of “speaking about how wonderful al-Qaeda is” in his latest racist rant. 


 While Trump was taking questions from reporters during an event that was ostensibly supposed to be a “Made in America Product Showcase,” Fox News reporter John Roberts asked him if it concerns him that “many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?” 

 Trump said that he is not, in fact, worried about it. “It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me,” he said. “And all I’m saying — they want to leave, they can leave. Now, it doesn’t say, ‘Leave forever.’ It says, ‘Leave if you want.’”




Reactions to Trump's Racist Remarks


Jon Meacham: Trump Now Tied For ‘Most Racist President In American History’



"Pulitzer Prize-winning historian says President Donald Trump is now tied for number one in a category he likely won’t be bragging about. 

 “He has joined Andrew Johnson as the most racist president in American history,” Jon Meacham said on MSNBC on Monday, referring to the leader who routinely finishes at or near the very bottom of presidential rankings by historians. "




The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh's The News and Observer:


Are you OK with a racist president, Republicans? 

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD JULY 15, 2019 10:14 AM





I can answer that.

Republicans are just fine with trump's racism, and lying, and adulteries, and con jobs. 

They love him because he represents their values.

13 comments:

Shaw Kenawe said...

"I am ashamed to have spent most of my life as a Republican. I have significant differences with Pressley, Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar — perhaps even greater differences on the issues than I have with the president — but they are better Americans than Trump," Max Boot writes in Opinions.

Ducky's here said...

One of the only Repubs to call tRump out on the recent trash.
The right has been either supportive or silent. He has been given carte blanche by his base.

As he said himself, he could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and he'd lose no voters.
He's a master at this.

Shaw Kenawe said...

David Rothkopf on twitter:

It's the racism. But it's not just the racism. It's sex crimes. But it's not just the sex crimes. It's the concentration camps. But it's not just the concentration camps. It's the corruption. But it's not just the corruption.

It's being a traitor. But it's not just being a traitor. It's the obstruction of justice but its not just the obstruction of justice. It's the attacks on rule of law. But it's not just the attacks on the rule of law.

It's the assault on freedom of the press.
But it's not just the assault on freedom of the press. It's the pathological lying. But it's not just the pathological lying. It's the unfitness for office. But it's not just the unfitness for office.

It's the incompetence. But it's not just the incompetence.
It's the attacks on our most important allies and alliances. But it's not just the attacks on most important allies and alliances. It's the systematic destruction of our environment. But it's not just the systematic destruction of our environment.

It's the violation of international treaties and agreements. But it is not just the violation of international treaties and agreements. It's the embrace of our enemies. But it is not just the embrace of our enemies.

It's the defense of murdering dictators but it is not just the defense of murdering dictators. It is the serial undermining of our national security. But it is not just the serial undermining of our national security. It is the nepotism. But it's not just the nepotism.

It's the attacks on our federal law enforcement and intelligence communities. But it is not just the attacks on our federal law enforcement and intelligence communities. It's the fiscal recklessness. But it's not just the fiscal recklessness.

It's the degradation of the office and of public discourse in America. But it's not just the degradation of the office and of public discourse in America. It's the support of Nazis and white supremacists. But it's not just the support of Nazis and white supremacists.


Shaw Kenawe said...

(cont.)

It's the dead in Puerto Rico and the at the border. But it's not just the dead in Puerto Rico and at the border. It's turning the US government into a criminal conspiracy to empower and enrich the president and his supporters.

But it's not just the turning the US government into a criminal conspiracy to empower and enrich the president and his supporters. It's weaponization of politics in America to attack the weak. But it's not just the weaponization of American
politics to attack the weak.

It's all these things together and the threat of worse to come. It is the damage that can not be undone. It is pathology that has overtaken our politics and our society, the revelation that 40 percent of the population and an entire political party are profoundly immoral.

It is a disease that has infected our system and is killing it. At the moment, we still have the wherewithal to fight back. But even those who recognize the dangers of this litany of crimes are proving too complacent, too inert in the face of this threat.

It is one of those moments in the history of a country when there is a choice to be made, a choice between having a future and not, between growth and decay, between democracy and oligarchy, between what we dreamt of being and what even our founders feared we might become.

The litany of crises and crimes is so long that we are becoming numb. You have heard of the fog of war. This is the fog of Trump. The volume of wrongs becomes its own defense. Is the president accused of being a rapist? Well, then remind them he is a racist and they'll forget.

This is a moment for leaders to step up. To challenge each of these abuses via every legal means available. To organize and draw attention to them. To blow the whistle if you are in government and you are being asked to violate your oath. To resist and refuse to be complicit.

If you can't do those things that make your voice heard and join a movement, support a political candidate, donate money, register voters, fight voter suppression. But whatever you do, resist becoming numb. Resist the temptation to let the recitation of old crimes and new......become a deadening drone. Every one matters in times like these. Every one must stand up for what is right. In their homes. In their schools. In the workplace. In their churches and synagogues and mosques.

We are approaching a great national decision about whether the American experiment will succeed or fail, whether this moment does what two world wars, a civil war and countless past misjudgments and missteps could not.

We will make it together, resist, offer a better alternative, embrace that alternative and the best leaders we can find...or succumb, let the inertia of some among us mark the end of what for two and half centuries was an idea so compelling it inspired the world.

Anonymous said...

What kind of people actually support Trump now? What do they say to their children? Do they allow their children to call people vile names and if they have sons to joke about grabbing someone's daughter by her genitals because that's the example set by the president? What about his constant lying? Who the hell supports Trump and how do they explain him to their children?

Rational Nation USA said...

What it boils down to is this, Trump has no morals whatsoever because he has NO moral compass and is without a firm mooring to anything ethical. In short he IS a completely EVIL human sh*t pile.

My Head's Up My Arse said...


A “racist” screams “Go back to where you came from”. He doesn’t say, “then come back and tell us how to fix things”.

R.D. said...

Trump is the poster child of disaster. If responsible patriots do not bring about intervention our Constitutional Republic will be crippled for decades, perhaps destroyed. For me the intervention involves daily RESISTANCE against fascism known on the streets as Trumpism. Intervention must include a total purge of all vestiges of Trumpism. Vote against ignorance and anarchy.

Anonymous said...


I THANK GOD EVERY DAY I'M NOT A REPUBLICAN!

BB-Idaho said...

"I don't have racist bone in my body" ...the hired bone spur doctor will back me up.

skudrunner said...

The racist card is always a great one to play. If you don't like something a certain mixed race president did or said you are a racist. If you object to people trying to destroy the fundamentals of what America stands for, you are a racist.

Such a great word that just shuts people down because we cannot talk about race in America we have to use it as a weapon to shut people up. Now chuckie wants to discuss reparations for those who had slaves in their families. Why no Asians who were kept in camps or Mexicans who were not given land when the US stole it. I guess the dems are so afraid of having another -H- embarrassing debacle they are trying more creative ways to buy votes.

I thank GOD every day I have a mind and am an independent.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Well, skudrunner, obviously being called a racist, based on evidence, didn't shut the repulsive racist trump down. He's still at it. He and his father, if you recall, would not rent their properties to African-Americans, and he refused to apologize to the Central Park 5 after they were cleared of the crime they were accused of. Why? He wanted those kids KILLED for a crime they did not commit!!! Jesus! Also, this:

“When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” a former employee of Trump’s Castle, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, told a writer for The New Yorker.

A member of his own party, Paul Ryan, said his remarks about the Mexican-American judge, Curiel, was by definition RACIST. And everyone can agree on the fact that when you tell Americans who are minorities to GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM, that is also a definition of racism. If you don't get that, you are blind to it.

Trump is a racist by all definitions.

BTW, you should do some research before you come here and write your biased and uninformed comments:

The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100–383, title I, August 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 904, 50a U.S.C. § 1989b et seq.) is a United States federal law that granted reparations to Japanese Americans who had been interned by the United States government during World War II. The act was sponsored by California's Democratic Congressman Norman Mineta, an internee as a child, and Wyoming's Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson, who had met Mineta while visiting an internment camp.


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skudrunner said...

Ms Shaw, You seem to forget/omit that the current movement is to pay decedents of slaves and Japanese was for If You Were interned. That is a significant difference.