I had said I was taking a day off from commentary, and will write in greater detail tomorrow, but I felt a need to comment just before midnight on Inauguration Day, so here goes!
Donald Trump in just 12 hours has made clear just how nasty, mean spirited, and lacking in compassion he really is!
He claims that he is in the White House for the average American, but he has painted a picture of America which is very dark, very pessimistic, and very lacking in truth.
He claims there is a “carnage” that has gone on, even though Barack Obama presided over more employment gains than any President in history, and starting from a economic disaster known as the Great Recession, and in danger of falling further into another Great Depression!
He claims concern for mothers and children in the “ghettos” in the cities, but has never once indicated what he will do.
He declares “America First” without any understanding of the history of that term.
He has no knowledge or understanding of history or science, as he declares war on the environment, with lack of concern for our children and grandchildren by putting profits ahead of health and safety in the future.
He is basically telling our allies in Europe and Asia to go to hell, and promoting isolationism, protectionism, super nationalism bordering on Fascism.
He talks about America being great again, when it already is, but is willing to destroy all progress accomplished under his predecessor, who he spent five years destroying, and now will put the final nails in the 44th President’s legacy.
He says he cares about the “forgotten people”, but he is taking steps to harm these same people, including many who voted for him.
How can this man sleep at night, have no conscience, and be almost gleeful at destroying all of the great social and economic progress from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama?
It as if the devil is in him, Satan in a way, a man with no ethics, morals, or scruples.
One has to believe in divine retribution in the next world, or “what goes around, comes around”–Karma!
The protestors today dwarf Trump’s puny inaugural crowd. 🙂
CNN said that the National Park Service has gotten under Trump’s thin skin. They tweeted out a comparison of his crowds to Obama’s 2009 crowds. He got mad at that and had their Twitter feed shut down.
Hardly anyone remembers what “America First” was used for back then. Today we should reject America First because we understand and were fortunate enough to be taught that America stole the wealth from almost every country. It should not be America First or even second but America Last so that we pay back what we stole. I know President Obama never said it but he understood very well this historical fact, and the evil nature of our founding. He could not say it publicly for obvious reasons but every now and then he took positions that clearly signaled to us that he knew about the injustice of America’s wealth and even existence. But now we have this Nationalist Socialist Fascist in the White House who wants America to be first, he wants us to continue our pillage of the world. We have to stop him!
Nationalist – yes
Fascist – yes
But Trump ain’t no Socialist.
I second that Southern Liberal. Socialist = Bernie Sanders
Here’s the number to contact Congress and voice your concerns about legislation: 202-224-3121
Sounds like you should give DD the number to a local suicide hotline. LOL!
If anything , we should be encouraged by the millions of people who marched across the globe yesterday with a figurative middle finger extended on both hands to salute the policies of our apprentice President.
I imagine that Depressed Democrat is referring to what the Nazis officially called themselves–National Socialist German Workers Party, misusing the word “socialism”, as did the Bolsheviks and the Communist Party in Russia and the Communist Party in China.
I agree with Paul. The millions marching gives me a sense of hope.
Basically I’m letting DD know that there are things that he or she can do to help fight Trump and the GOP instead of whining.
TheÂ Women’s MarchÂ was a powerful reminder to our elected officials, the media, and ourselves that we are the majority. But marching is only the first step, not the last. In order to reclaim our country, we must use the march as a launching point for massive political engagement – calling our elected officials and showing up at their offices and town hall meetings frequently and consistently; getting involved in our local Democratic party and other organizations focused on electing progressives; volunteering for and donating money to, Democrats running for offices at all levels of government; and voting, and getting fellow progressives to do so, in every election not just the Presidential elections.
January 24 is a national day of action to visit our Senators’ offices and demand that they oppose Trump’s cabinet nominees. He or she can sign up and get involved at:Â https://act.moveon.org/event/stop_trumps_swamp_cabinet/search/
The 80’s had Max Headroom. The Presidency now has Donald Headcase. Does the clip above have similarities to The Donald’s ‘s “speech” at CIA headquarters on Saturday?
Brilliant, Paul! 🙂