Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I often check out various far right blogs to see what they're saying. Mostly, they trash and blame liberals for doing exactly what their own Gooper pol are doing or have done. Irony is not one of their strong points. Honesty isn't either.

For example, here's the Trumplican Administration announcing "forbidden" words alla 1984 that the CDC must follow. (Or else what?)

Orwell wasn't a warning; he was a template!

From 2015:

Republican Governor Rick Scott’s ban on climate change term extended to other state agencies

Trump's hiding facts that don't square with his ignorance on climate change:

The White House prevented State Department officials from submitting testimony to Congress that warns of climate change catastrophe. The Washington Post reported on Saturday that after reviewing the written testimony, White House officials tried to remove references to the government’s own scientific findings on global warming. 

The prepared statement included references to catastrophic damage due climate change. “Absent extensive mitigating factors or events, we see few plausible future scenarios where significant—possibly catastrophic—harm does not arise from the compounded effects of climate change,” the testimony warned. 

 Several anonymous Trump administration officials told the Post that the State Department testimony strayed too far from the White House’s official stance on climate change. The move is the latest in a series of attempts by the Trump administration to deny the science behind climate change. The president has frequently called global warming is a hoax perpetrated by China and falsely claimed that occasional cold weather disproves that the planet is warming. 

Last week, during an interview with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain after a meeting with Prince Charles, Trump clumsily repeated a popular climate-denier talking point that the climate is always changing. “I believe that there’s a change in weather,” he said. “And I think it changes both ways.”

I also often read on the far right Trumplican blogs that "DemocRAT/Libtards" cheat to win.

Here's who the actual "cheat to win" party is:

Revealed: Memo Shows Trump Officials Trying to Rig Elections for Whites 

Republicans want to ask about citizenship on the census. Now we know it is to undermine ‘one person, one vote.’

A secret trove of documents was revealed Thursday showing that the Trump administration added a citizenship question to the 2020 census as part of a right-wing plan to change how voting districts are drawn in the United States—a plan hatched to benefit “non-Hispanic whites.” This is worse than anyone thought. This is white supremacy.

New Election Ordered in North Carolina Race at Center of Fraud Inquiry

Feb. 21, 2019  RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina officials on Thursday ordered a new contest in the Ninth Congressional District after the Republican candidate, confronted by evidence that his campaign had financed an illegal voter-turnout effort, called for a new election. The unanimous ruling by the five-member Board of Elections was a startling — and, for Republicans, embarrassing — conclusion to a case that has convulsed North Carolina since November.

And here's a Republican calling for the killing of people in the LGBTQ community:

The mayor of an Alabama town reportedly called for "killing out" gay people in a since-deleted Facebook comment. Mark Chambers lumped "homosexuals" and "transvestites" together with "baby killers" and "socialists" in the post, according to TV station WBRC. 

 The Carbon Hill mayor reportedly maintained his words had been taken out of context, before apologising. A gay rights group has demanded his resignation. The mayor could not immediately be reached for comment. According to WBRC, Mr Chambers posted on Facebook a graphic that read all in capital letters: 

"We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics!"  

The mayor reportedly commented on the post: "The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it's bad to say but with out [sic] killing them out there's no way to fix it."

And finally, Trump supporters can be proud of what DJT has unleashed in the United States. He's emboldened Nazis and White Supremacists, and they are now part of the GOP.

This is all Trump's doing:

Self-described Nazis and white supremacists are running as Republicans across the country. The GOP is terrified.The racist candidates are expected to lose, but they could drag their party down with them. 


Dave Miller said...

And yet there's more...

Trump has told his people not to believe their own polling that shows him losing and to tell people the numbers are different from what they are. They could say "our numbers show us behind but we don't believe them" or something to that effect, but no, he's just told them to go out and lie.

Very Presidential...

From the NY Times... "After being briefed on a devastating 17-state poll conducted by his campaign pollster, Tony Fabrizio, Mr. Trump told aides to deny that his internal polling showed him trailing Mr. Biden in many of the states he needs to win, even though he is also trailing in public polls from key states like Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania."

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave, this is exactly the sort of behavior TrumpCultists love him for, because they believe he's "sticking it to the libtards," when in fact he's sticking it to his supporters.

I hope he and his re-election staff continue to ignore rality and pretend that he's doing well and will earn a 2nd term. That Trump chooses to ignore reality is a plus for those who want to defeat him in 2020. I say, "keep lying about and ignoring reality, Donald! It's in OUR best interest."

Dave Miller said...

Shaw... Or not. I am not bullish on the Dems ability to rally behind anyone at this point in time. I am with the writers who are saying get rid of guys like Seth Moulton, Bennet, Swalwell etc., who have no chance of getting elected. They should be helping the Dems win the Senate.

Because if Dems win the Senate, it will be with lots of votes and that will also carry the White House. But the other side of that coin, win the White House and the Senate will follow, is, I don't think, true.

Seriously... what are those guys running for? Only about 5 of them have any real chance at getting elected yet, they are increasing the chance of another generation of GOP control of the Senate.

Dave Miller said...

Can you keep up? Skud keeps hammering at one Obama "speako" the 57 states comment. And yet, like many conservatives who couldn't stand Obama, they have no answer for a president who tweets stuff that calls Prince Charles the "Prince of Whales."

How should that be possible? Isn't that what protocol officials are for? So we don't embarrass foreign leaders?

Where are all those conservative voices who dogged Obama from Day 1 for not being competent? Where are all those folks who said HRC was unqualified because she was a liar?

Silent of course... like crickets at midday.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave, What you detail is the definition of a cult. And those folks are truly cultists. Even today, if you visit one particular blog, you'll read the cultiest of the cultists still claiming it was President Obama who tore this country apaart. When someone is as marinated in the Trump Cult as that, there is no reaching her or him, is there. That person said absolutely nothing about how Trump denigrates even his own people who disagree with or irritate him and that person ignores how Trump has made this country into two nations: Americans who refuse to accept the countless insults to our Constitution and our honor by Trump, and those who believe those insults and that dishonoring of America is beautiful as long as he sticks it to the "libtards."

I've said, along with millions of other Americans, that his supporters are worse than Trump, and that's a dmaning but true thing to say.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"damning" damn fingers on a phone!


"I consider the obama's as American Enemy #1 and I don't believe the 2 daughters are the product of obama and michelle/michael."

Dave Miller said...

Yeah TC, I saw that too. But what would you expect from the birther crowd? This is the group that regularly says Michelle Obama is not even human.

Shaw... I hope it's just fingers on the phone. I go through it too, usually getting all the letters right, just in the wrong places. It's like an adult case of dyslexia.

skudrunner said...

Rev, I do remember after BHO visited all 57 states that it was blamed on his being tired. I can't say that I have seen anyone on this blog ever made a Typo.

BHO was a nice guy but didn't do anything for the majority of the American people. DJT is a uncouth jerk who has done a lot for the majority of the American people. I still don't think he will win re-election and so far no one better is challenging him, unless you believe in no personal responsibility and all things free. Sorry I forgot, you do.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Our friend, skudrunner, often claims that President Obama ruined the middle class (he never gives us any evidence for that).

I wonder what skud thinks about this disturbing headline:

A Morgan Stanley economic indicator just suffered a record collapse

A reading of the economy from Morgan Stanley is signaling “June gloom.”

Morgan Stanley’s Business Conditions Index, which captures turning points in the economy, fell by 32 points in June, to a level of 13 from a level of 45 in May. This drop is the largest one-month decline on record and the lowest level since December 2008 during the financial crisis, according to the firm.

Dave Miller said...

Skud, as it relates to Presidential typos, no, a Pres should not make that type of typo. Or any of the other myriad ones he's made getting countries wrong, names wrong and even presidential wrong. That is either laziness, hubris or lack of education.

What Trump should do is hire an intern who can spell, pay them 80K, give them lodging somewhere and have them proofread all of his tweets. The US is being embarrasses by the constant number of tweets that show he is not educated.

it's a simple solution.

As for whether people were better off with Obama, you measure your performance as President against the previous occupant of the White House. By that metric, the great majority of Americans were better off the day before Obama left office than the day he was sworn in. It's just a fact.

I think that's how Reagan put it. Are you better now than 4 years ago?

Clearly we were under Obama and at least economically, under Trump as well. That's why he's gonna get reelected.

Look, if I boil it all down, here's my struggle with Trump, although it's not really with him. It's with my own tribe, the evangelical church. All the arguments they used against President Clinton, citing his lack of morals as a disqualification for the office, they have now eschewed. Because Trump is, in your own words, a "uncouth jerk." And yet they now excuse his lack of morals as if that doesn't matter.

White Evangelicals with their near monolithic support for Trump are destroying the church among young people. We see no real growth amongst new people. We see young people leaving in droves. And all signs point to the Faustian deal we made with Trump as the reason. As if we'd never really said those other things during the Clinton and Obama Admins.

It's been a disaster for the church. We can survive a bad president. I'm not sure we're gonna survive this.

Dave Miller said...

BTW... if you check in... Where do you get the idea that I don't value personal responsibility and believe in all things free? Can you point to anywhere I've said, or written those things, or are you just making stuff up?

skudrunner said...

His constant attacks on small business, which are owned by the middle class, defining Rich as earning 250K a year including small business, again owned mostly by the middle class.
His administration was as corrupt as most have been, with the exception of the current administration who is setting records in corruption while getting things done. Your idol BHO allowed his AG to sell guns to criminals which resulted in an American death, his SS and her incompetence allowed four Americans to be killed and BHO said that's OK. To complement BHO, he was a terrific fundraiser from his billionaire friends and their lavish dinners. He did set a new standard for condemning a group while begging for bucks from them.
I know you think he was a nice guy but he was a total fraud, worse than jimmy.

Dave Miller said...

Thanks Skud for not answering my question. If you're going to malign someone personally, at least have the decency to back it up.

skudrunner said...

Rev, I didn't ignore your question but it has been answered several times. I took the Shaw approach of generalization so if you are a liberal you don't want people to take personal responsibility.

I am a social liberal and a fiscal conservative middle class American who was attacked by OTG (obama the great) so therefore I am part of the wacko crowd on wyd. You are a liberal so therefore what applies to them applies to you.

I respect the work you do and do not mean to attack you personally, I wish you would do more of your work in NM where is is greatly needed but that is your choice.