Category: Republicans

Trump’s Montana Speech Gains Force as Emblematic of His Moral & Intellectual Bankruptcy

Trump’s Montana speech on July 5 is increasingly viewed as a watershed in establishing beyond a doubt that he is a mentally and psychologically disturbed human being.  (See also: “GA GOP Congressional Delegations Sink Deeper into Trump’s Sewer”) The speech showed someone who is simply unhinged. It no longer suffices to say he’s done it all before, or it’s Trump being Trump. Yes, you can make a point-by-point defense of that proposition, but there are specific events that can bring into perfect focus the evidence that has been accumulating all along.  Trump’s Montana speech is that event.

Along the lines of Captain Queeg’s testimony in the court martial trial in the famous book and movie “The Caine Mutiny.” The acts he took that led his officers to mutiny had already taken place. but it took the trial and his testimony to put it all in perspective and lay the blame where it needed to be placed.

If our Constitutional system was working the way it should, the speech would have given his Vice President and Cabinet the incentive to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office. But of course, the Republican Party is even more of a burnt-out case than Trump. And the miserable cowards Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have led their sheep in abandoning any semblance of Congressional oversight.

The reputations of Georgia’s own Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, Barry Loudermilk, Karen Handel, and their staffs plummet ever downward every minute they remain the slavish lap dog supporters of Trump despite his incompetence and moral depravity.

The only hope for our Republic is the November elections. I can only hope enough normal Americans and even many Republicans will listen to the voices of respected conservatives who have joined the opposition–or even bolted the GOP–and join with Democrats in giving Democrats control of the House. Followed two years later with a new President and a new Senate.

GA GOP Congressional Delegations Sink Deeper into Trump’s Sewer

(Editor’s note: This post first appeared as a  Newsletter on July 7, 2018)

Within the last 24 hours, a plethora of headlines have highlighted the implosion of Trump’s Republican Party into a corrupt, intellectually and morally burnt-out case, with nothing positive to offer America. Trump, with his speech in Montana, shows every sign of being unhinged. And the speech is simply the latest of a growing pattern of flagrant lies and false claims. It’s no longer a Republican swamp. It’s a Republican sewer.

But, Georgians, note this: your Republican Congressional delegations in Washington are swimming happily in this sewer. Our Senators, Representatives, and their staffs remain among the most slavish lackey supporters of Donald Trump. They are eagerly helping Trump to wage his war against America’s basic moral and democratic values, against God’s Commandments, against Jesus’ Golden Rule, and against common human decency.

But let’s get specific. IndieDems provides below the headlines that will lead you to articles that provide sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph the facts about the debased Republican agenda and its debased supporters.

As you read, remember this: the following Republicans endorse every word and deed that is being condemned:

  • Senator Johnny Isakson and his Chief of Staff Joan Karr and Immigration Legislative Assistant Michael Black.
  • Senator David Perdue and his COS Derrick Dickey and Immigration LA Drew Robinson
  • Rep. Karen Handel and her COS Muffy Day and Immigration LA Elisabeth Conklin
  • Rep. Barry Loudermilk and his COS Rob Adkerson and Homeland Security LA Susannah Johnston

What human being could listen to a President of the United States in a public speech insult George H.W. Bush and John McCain, call a U.S. Senator “Pocahontas” and then devote hundreds of words to discussing how, in a debate, he is going to have her DNA tested—and not conclude that the President is unhinged? All the people listed above, that’s who.

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Trump Assails Critics and Mocks #MeToo. What About Putin? ‘He’s Fine

In a speech July 5 in Montana, Donald Trump mocked or insulted: John McCain, former President George H.W. Bush and his Points of Light, the #MeToo movement, Elizabeth Warren, and Maxine Waters. He did not attack the latter two for their policies. He leveled a racist slur at Warren and a personal insult at Waters. In the same speech, he praised Vladimir Putin—a now consistent Republican policy of attacking friends and allies and decent people, while heaping praise on Putin, Kim Un Jong, and fascists copying Nazi parades by marching through the streets of Charlottesville bearing torches and chanting “Jews will not replace us.”

Trump Administration in Chaotic Scramble to Reunify Migrant Families

These reports of the Trump Administration’s continued chaos and confusion in reuniting the kidnapped refugee children with their families—including an inability to provide accurate numbers—surfaced on the same day that Trump delivered his Montana diatribe. Look at the names of the Republicans above. They give not a damn about what this shows about the state of their debased and incompetent rule.

Scott Pruitt is out, far too late

“The most dishonest and corrupt administration in about a century is only marginally improved by the departure of Pruitt.” A conservative columnist speaks. Georgia’s elected Republican and their staff remain speechless, clear evidence of their acceptance of massive corruption.

True Conservatives Flee Trumpist Republican Party

I left the Republican Party. Now I want Democrats to take over.

by Max Boot, conservative (i.e., in the traditional sense) columnist

(IndieDems note: Mr. Boot has eloquently and cogently stated why no real conservative–and no real American–would remain a member of the racist, xenophobic, authoritarian, know-nothing Republican Party of Donald Trump. He summarizes the names of prominent Republicans who have seen the light. Suggestion: send the original article, or this wrap-up, via email to your U.S. Senators and Representative. Ask a simple question: “In the face of this clear proof of how debased the Republican Party has become, why are you still a member of it?”

For added oomph, in the subject line of the email, put the names of the Chief of Staff and the Legislative  Assistant for Immigration and/or Homeland Security.)

Excerpts:

  • You used to belong to a conservative party with a white-nationalist fringe. Now it’s a white-nationalist party with a conservative fringe. If you’re part of that fringe, what should you do?
  • A vote for the GOP in November is also a vote for egregious obstruction of justice, rampant conflicts of interest, the demonization of minorities, the debasement of political discourse, the alienation of America’s allies, the end of free trade and the appeasement of dictators.
  • Like postwar Germany and Japan, the Republican Party must be destroyed before it can be rebuilt.
  • Steve Schmidt, Republican strategist and former head of McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign: “I renounce my membership in the Republican Party. It is fully the party of Trump.”
  • Schmidt follows in the illustrious footsteps of Post columnist George F. Will, former senator Gordon Humphrey, former representative (and Post columnist) Joe Scarborough, Reagan and Bush (both) aide Peter Wehner, and other Republicans who have left the party.
  • If Trump announced he were going to spit-roast immigrant kids and eat them on national TV (apologies to Jonathan Swift), most Republicans probably would approve of that, too. The entire Republican platform can now be reduced to three words: “whatever Trump says.”
  • Personally, I’ve thrown up my hands in despair at the debased state of the GOP. I don’t want to be identified with the party of the child-snatchers
  • What I can’t respect are head-in-the-sand conservatives who continue to support the GOP by pretending that nothing has changed.

Senator Isakson and the Kidnapped Refugee Children

In a separate post, IndieDems publishes Senator Johnny Isakson’s reply to our criticism of Trump’s implementation of the “zero tolerance” policy regarding immigrant asylum seekers and illegal border crossers, resulting in the separation of thousands of children from their parents and their detention in inhumane and un-Christian circumstances.

We applaud Isakson’s recognition of the wrongfulness of separating children from their parents and his efforts to end it. The bill Senate Bill 3093 (S.3093) he is co-sponsoring—Senator Elizabeth Warren is one of nine Democratic co-sponsors—is a step in the right direction toward a more on long-term solution to the immigration imbroglio.

But there are many lose ends that Senator Isakson needs to continue to address to bring to an end this shameful episode in American history:

Time frame. The Senate bill is making its laborious way through the Congressional process. It will take weeks, if not months, before it passes the Senate. And then it must get House approval, And President Trump must then sign it into law.

The imprisoned children are suffering trauma and emotional distress every single minute they remain in custody.

Senator Isakson needs to be more pro-active in expediting the process. The children’s release needs to be separated from the longer-term issues and brought to a quick solution. Whatever funds are needed to accomplish that task should be immediately appropriated.

The Trump Administration’s obfuscation of the numbers issue. There is still no authoritative statistics on: the number of children detained, where they are being held, what contact they are having with their parents, how many have been reunited, the timetable for the reuniting of those that remain in custody.

The deliberate confusion—or just gross incompetence—gives the Big Lie to claims that the reunification process is proceeding expeditiously. Activists who have managed to make contact with some children or parents report Trump officials are lying about the ability of children to contact their parents and the rate of reunification.

Senator Isakson needs to take the lead in resolving the numbers issue. He should use his office as a U.S. Senator to find out what agency is keeping the statistics up to date. He should demand a daily accounting of what is going on regarding the children—and make the findings public.

Trump and Sessions’ sick, slick game regarding detention. They claim that a new court ruling ordering that separated children be promptly reunited with their parents amounts to a green light for federal officials to detain them — together. A decades-old court accord, known as the Flores ruling, requires immigrant children be released from custody “without unnecessary delay,” and that when they are held, it be in state-licensed day-care facilities.

The Trump administration now insists that if the new ruling requires the government to reunify and keep families together, then the government will keep the families in detention pending the outcome of their immigration or asylum cases, which typically take months or years to resolve.

But there is no legal requirement that migrant parents be detained while their cases are resolved, and previous administrations used alternative, effective means of ensuring that immigrants who are released pending the adjudication of their cases show up for their court hearings — they include electronic ankle bracelets; telephonic contacts with voice-recognition technology; and mobile phone app check-ins. These methods worked.

A Washington Post editorial summed it up: “That’s a neat bit of lawyerly jujitsu. It attempts to turn a federal judge’s reunification ruling last week…into a rationale for extending the current administration’s cruel crusade against migrant families. As a legal matter, it’s also unsupportable…antithetical to American values, offensive to the law and an affront to decency.”

Other matters Isakson should demand answers to: Are the legal rights of the parents being protected and respected? Do they have adequate legal representation?  How is it to be paid for? What about the parents who have already left the United States? What are the procedures to reunite them with their children?

Recent media reports state that even parents who have the clearance to reunite with their children face massive transportation costs to make the connection. Senator Isakson should take the lead in appropriating funds to meet these travel costs. They would be tiny fraction of the recently passed Agricultural Subsidy bill for rich farmers that Isakson championed and loudly praises.

The potentially horrendous future of some of the children. People knowledgeable about what can happen to children once they are in the clutches of the “authorities” tell us there is no guarantee that all the kidnapped children will ever be returned to their families. Some of them, for example may end up being legally and permanently separated from their parents and placed in the U.S. foster care system. They will then be treated like any child in that system. The parents, at a minimum, would face a long and costly legal battle to get them returned. And, of course, virtually none of the parents who fled their home countries have the money for such a battle.

It would be an unspeakable shock to the conscience for the U.S. Government to kidnap children from a parent because the parent was arrested for a misdemeanor; keep those children in inhumane conditions for months or years; and then use the full majesty of government to find a legal excuse for keeping some of those children from being returned to their parents, family, or legal guardian.

Senator Isakson should take the lead in preventing this Big Brother future from happening. I presume his Chief of Staff, Joan Kirchner Karr; and his Homeland Security and Immigration Legislative Assistant, Michael Black,  are already working overtime dealing with the above issues. IndieDems will closely monitor Isakson, Karr, and Black’s actions to make sure all kidnapped children are returned safely to their families. Any American who failes to use the full power of their office to expedite that solution would reveal themselves as totally lacking a moral conscience.

That reputation would follow them all the days of their lives.

Senator Isakson’s Reply on Child Immigrant Crisis

IndieDems has roundly criticized Republicans for creating out of whole cloth a crisis involving the kidnapping of thousands of  immigrant children ,imprisoning them in wire cages, and moving many of them around the country in the dead of night, with no mechanism in place to reunite them with their parents.

This inhumane, un-American, and un-Christian action was loudly condemned, forcing President to sign an executive order that technically put an an to further separations. But thousands remain in custody, and confusion and chaos blocks speedy resolution.

We publish below Senator Johnny Isakson’s reply to our criticism of his role.

Thank you for contacting me regarding immigration and children. I appreciate hearing from you and am grateful for the opportunity to respond.

Our country is a nation of immigrants, and it is my belief that those who seek to come to this country through lawful channels to share in the pursuit of the American dream should be welcomed. However, I have always drawn a clear distinction between legal and illegal immigration. Illegal immigration places a great strain on our institutions and in turn burdens the American taxpayer. For this reason, I believe immigration reform is one of the most significant domestic issues facing our nation today.

On May 7, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the U.S. Department of Justice would prosecute every person who illegally crosses into the United States along the Southwest border. As a result, when adults with children illegally enter the United States, authorities would detain the adult pending a hearing on their immigration status. Meanwhile, the child would be placed into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, which coordinates and implements the care and placement of the children as appropriate. This distinction is due in part to a court order that prohibits minors from being detained for more than 20 days in immigration cases, meaning that in most cases children cannot stay with their parents if the parents are being held pending an asylum hearing. Earlier this year, I supported an immigration proposal offered by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that would have overturned this court order, in addition to providing funding for border security and a path to citizenship for those eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

While I firmly stand behind enforcing our laws and protecting our borders, I believe Congress and the administration should work to keep families together whenever possible. I am also a cosponsor of S.3093 (Senate Bill 3093), the Keeping Families Together and Enforce the Law Act, introduced on June 20, 2018 by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC). (IndieDems note: the bill is co-sponsored by 6 Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren). This bill would end separation of families at the border, allow families to be processed together, and require fair and humane treatment while awaiting immigration processing. Additionally, the legislation provides additional funding for family residential centers, sets mandatory standards for care, and authorizes 225 new immigration judges to expedite proceedings for children and families who are apprehended at the border.

Following the introduction of S.3093, President Trump issued an executive order to end the separation of families in the course of enforcing immigration laws. However, legislation is still needed to address the 20-day limit on keeping families together. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to secure our borders and advocate for immigration policies that strengthen our nation and benefit the people of Georgia.

Thank you again for contacting me. If I can be of any assistance to you in the future, please do not hesitate to call upon me.

Sincerely,
Johnny Isakson
United States Senator

The Republican/Segregationist Analogy Gains Steam

Two separate columnists today in the Washington Post and the New York Times used a famous quote from Martin Luther King in their discussion about the Sarah Sanders-Red Hen incident and the question of confronting individual Trumpists in public:

“I have reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block toward freedom is not the White citizen’s councilor or the Klu Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension, to a positive peace, which is the presence of justice; who constantly says, ‘I agree with you with the goals that you seek, but can’t agree with your methods of direct action.” — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” 1963

My comment:

As a native Southerner, I deliver kudos to Ms. Attiah and Mr.  Sugrue for stating the analogy between Trumpism and segregation, between the Trump Republican base and the white bigot segregationists and their Jim Crow laws. I have noted the mirror imaging from the day Trump announced his presidential bid, and it has gained force every day since.

Particularly every time I see a poll reporting 90 percent of Republicans avidly support Trump, I am reminded of the days when an overwhelming majority of Southerners avidly supported segregation as a perfectly acceptable way of life, no matter how many murders, beatings, lynchings, or bombings they encountered. They loved to listen to demagogic speeches full of hatred, venom, and insults–particularly if blacks were the targets. Racist jokes were the order of the day. Saying “Martin Luther Koon” would get you a belly laugh. The attitude toward blacks was summed up as “a ‘N’ word in every woodpile.”

Today, we have Trump’s ravings about an immigrant in every wood pile, and virtually every tweet is full of lies, insults, venom, and divisive words. And the Republicans eat it up, no less than the segregationists cheering on the KKK. But not even the most rabid segregationist thought they could kidnaps children out of the arms of their parents and ship them wily-nilly in the dead of night throughout the country, without remorse. It took the Nazis to do that.

Time to Highlight GOP Staffers Complicity In Crimes against Humanity

It’s Tuesday, June 26. We are approaching the three month anniversary  of the Trump “No Tolerance” policy that led to the cruel and inhumane separation of thousands of refugee children from their parents and placing them in legal limbo with no procedures in place  to reunite them with their parents.

Despite widespread outrage over the depraved  treatment of innocent children, every news report continues to state that the Republicans are continuing their inhumane treatment of the children. Senators and Representatives who finally were able to visit some of the detention facilities under highly restrictive conditions report traumatized and crying children are being kept in wire cages and sleeping on the floor. There is no letup of the type of treatment meted out by Republicans that the medical profession states un-categorically will result in permanent harm to the children.

I  presume all decent Americans have  complained to their U.S. Senators and Representatives about the treatment of the children.  If you telephoned, you probably got some young staffer (intern?) who promised to pass your message on to their boss.

It’s time to start holding our Congressional staffers responsible for their complicity in the Trump Republican Administration’s crimes against humanity.

I have in recent days made it a point to include in tweets about the children the names of Congressional staffers working for Senators Isakson and Perdue and Representatives Barry Loudermilk and Karen Handel, as representatives of Metro Atlanta’s Republican Congressional delegation. I have included the words in follow-up email messages to their offices.

I do not believe this will change the minds of the staffers or their bosses. They have established beyond the shadow of a doubt they are content to be nothing but obsequious lackeys of Donald Trump. But we need to start establishing a public record of the individuals involved in these heinous acts and the flagrant racism that underlies the acts.

Below is a compilation of my words. I hope you will use them in social media and in your own contacts with the Congressional offices.

General

#GOPstaffers Do all you Congressional staffers realize you are mimicking the German bureaucrats who enabled the Nazi persecution of the Jews? Presume you flunkies mean to use the classic Nazi defense: I was only a cog in the machine and was only following orders. Like ICE.

The flood of reports of children being moved throughout the country in the dead of night, beyond the reach of any legal oversight, proves conclusively the United States Government is committing crimes against humanity. All those complicit will face a day of reckoning for their participation in acts that shock the conscience. I use those words in their literal meaning. I trust Republicans know the context.

Office of Senator David Perdue

Derrick Dickey, COS for Senator Perdue (R-GA): Republicans’ unvarnished racism shown in Trump lies about illegal immigrants’ crime and their numbers, calling Sen. Warren Pocahontas, using “infest,” M. Huckabee photo comparing Pelosi’s staff to MS-13 gang members. What’s your opinion?

Derrick Dickey, COS for Senator Perdue (R-GA): Do you truly have no shame about supporting the kidnapping of children and placing them in legal limbo with no plans for reuniting with their parents? Did you lose a moral conscience, or did you never have one? #GOPstaffers

The U. S. Government’s treatment of the kidnapped children plainly constitutes crimes against humanity. All Republican Congressional staffers should be linked by name to these acts that shock the conscience. I list Derrick Dickey, COS for Senator Perdue (R-GA). #GOPstaffers

Drew Robinson, Immigration aide for Sen. Perdue: Republicans’ unvarnished racism shown in Trump lies about illegal immigrants’ crime and their numbers, calling Sen. Warren Pocahontas, using “infest,” M. Huckabee photo comparing Pelosi’s staff to MS-13 gang members. What’s your opinion?

Drew Robinson, Immigration aide for Senator Perdue (R-GA): Do truly have no shame about supporting the kidnapping of children and placing them in legal limbo with no plans for reuniting with their parents? Did you lose a moral conscience, or did you never have one? #GOPstaffers

The U. S. Government’s treatment of the kidnapped children plainly constitutes crimes against humanity. All Republican Congressional staffers should be linked by name to these acts that shock the conscience. I list Drew Robinson, Immigration aide to Sen. Perdue (R-GA). #GOPstaffers

Dear Drew Robinson, Immigration aide to Sen. Perdue (R-GA): Governors refuse National Guard participation and airline CEOs refuse use of their planes in the GOP-sponsored child abuse of refugee children. Why do you and your boss remain complicit in keeping them kidnapped?

Office of Representative Barry Loudermilk

Note to Rep. Loudermilk’s (R-GA) COS Rob Adkerson and Homeland Security aide Susannah Johnston: your names bear the stain of being complicit in the inhumane kidnapping of innocent children. The stain will magnify if you fail to act to reunite those children with their parents.

Rob Adkerson, COS for GA Rep. Loudermilk: Republicans’ unvarnished racism shown in Trump lies about illegal immigrants’ crime and their numbers, calling Sen. Warren Pocahontas, using “infest,” M. Huckabee photo comparing Pelosi’s staff to MS-13 gang members. What’s your opinion?

The U. S. Government’s treatment of the kidnapped children plainly constitutes crimes against humanity. All Republican Congressional staffers should be linked by name to these acts that shock the conscience. I list Rob Adkerson, COS for Rep. Loudermilk. (R-GA). #GOPstaffers

Rob Adkerson, COS for Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA): Do you truly have no shame about supporting the kidnapping of children and placing them in legal limbo with no plans for reuniting with their parents? Did you lose a moral conscience, or did you never have one? #GOPstaffers

Susannah Johnston, staffer for GA Rep. Loudermilk: Republicans’ unvarnished racism shown in Trump lies about illegal immigrants’ crime and their numbers, calling Sen. Warren Pocahontas, using “infest,” M. Huckabee photo comparing Pelosi’s staff to MS-13 gang members. What’s your opinion?

Susannah Johnston, Immigration aide for Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA): Do you truly have no shame about supporting the kidnapping of children and placing them in legal limbo with no plans for reuniting with their parents? Did you lose a moral conscience, or did you never have one? #GOPstaffers

The U. S. Government’s treatment of the kidnapped children plainly constitutes crimes against humanity. All Republican Congressional staffers should be linked by name to these acts that shock the conscience. I list Susannah Johnston, Immigration aide for Rep. Loudermilk. (R-GA). #GOPstaffers

#GOPstaffers To Susannah Johnston, Immigration aide to GA Rep. Loudermilk: What messages did you send to DHS and HHS demanding to know: how many refugee children have been seized, their contact with their parents, how many reunified, what procedures are in place to reunite them all.

Dear Susannah Johnston, Immigration aide to Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA): Governors refuse National Guard participation and airline CEOs refuse use of their planes in the GOP-sponsored child abuse of refugee children. Why do you and your boss remain complicit in keeping them kidnapped?

Office of Senator Johnny Isakson

Note to Senator Isakson’s (R-GA) COS Joan Kirchner Karr and Homeland Security aide Michael Black: your names bear the stain of being complicit in the inhumane kidnapping of innocent children. The stain will magnify if you fail to act to reunite those children with their parents.

Joan Karr, COS to GA Sen. Isakson (R-Trump): On the same day, Mike  Huckabee tweets photo comparing Pelosi’s campaign staff to MS-13 gang members. Trump calls Sen. Warren “Pocahontas,” lies abut illegal immigrants’ crime and their numbers at the border. Any comment on this GOP racism?

Joan Kirchner Karr, COS for Senator Isakson (R-GA): Do you truly have no shame about supporting the kidnapping of children and placing them in legal limbo with no plans for reuniting with their parents? Did you lose a moral conscience, or did you never have one? #GOPstaffers

The U. S. Government’s treatment of the kidnapped children plainly constitutes crimes against humanity. All Republican Congressional staffers should be linked by name to these acts that shock the conscience. I add Joan Kirchner Karr, COS for Senator Isakson (R-GA). #GOPstaffers

The U. S. Government’s treatment of the kidnapped children plainly constitutes crimes against humanity. All Republican Congressional staffers should be linked by name to these acts that shock the conscience. I list Michael Black, Immigration aide for Senator Isakson (R-GA). #GOPstaffers

Michael Black, Immigration aide for Senator Isakson (R-GA): Do you truly have no shame about supporting the kidnapping of children and placing them in legal limbo with no plans for reuniting with their parents? Did you lose a moral conscience, or did you never have one? #GOPstaffers

Dear Michael Black, Immigration aide to Sen. Isakson (R-GA): Governors refuse National Guard participation and airline CEOs refuse use of their planes in the GOP-sponsored child abuse of refugee children. Why do you and your boss remain complicit in keeping them kidnapped?

A Message to the Senators and Representatives

The following tweets sent separately to Senators Isakson and Perdue and to Representatives Loudermilk and Handel:

“You know that Trump lies about the number of immigrants entering the U.S. and the extent of their crimes. What scum tells Big Lies to justify keeping innocent children in brutal detention? You have lost any claim to be a Christian.”

“Every headline and TV news report screams ‘chaos and confusion’ in reuniting refugee children with parents. You do nothing. When did you acquire this Nazi mentality toward brutality inflicted on children?

Trump and Republicans Cross Over into Outright Racism

Trump over the weekend removed any doubt that racism that is the true guiding force of the Republican anti-American and anti-Christian policies that imprisons thousands of refugee children in wire cages and leaves them there in legal limbo. He did so by telling whopping lies about immigrants’ crime, their numbers, the cost they impose on the United States, and again referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.” He doubled down by employing flagrantly race-baiting language, saying that immigrants come to “infest” America and to “breed” while here.

Trump went even further and trampled the Constitution underfoot by declaring that illegal immigrants should immediately be deported without trial or an appearance before a judge. Lawyers quickly pointed out this would violate the explicit words of the Constitution.

The Reverend Michael Huckabee, prominent Republican and the father of press secretary Sarah Sanders, reinforced the Republican racist message by releasing a photo of MSD-13 gang members and labeling them Nancy Pelosi’s campaign staff.

Wow. That’s as funny as Sarah Huckabee Sanders looking the American people in the eye about five times a week and lying to them. I’ve said for some time, Sarah proves the apple does not fall far from the tree.

Read more from true conservatives:
Republicans have bought into Trump’s racist bilge
Trump sends us down a rabbit hole of white supremacy
Other Voices:
Loyalty to Trump demands a lack of character

Sarah Sanders Gets Booted Out of a Restaurant

Incredibly some commentators are depicting the denial of service to Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a partisan political act.

What a bunch of absolute bullcrud to depict Sanders’ booting as caused by partisan politics and ideological divisions. It is the act of normal, decent Americans fed up with the now proven fact that The Trump Administration is the most immoral, corrupt, and incompetent administration in the history of the Republic. Sanders, Trump and Republicans are waging a war on every basic moral and democratic value America stands for–and on common human decency.

I am one of those who despise the Trumpists with a passion. Not one single reason I have cited to justify my position has anything to do with partisan politics or ideological leanings. Not a single one.

Who is Sarah Huckabee Sanders? She is a person who looks the American people in the eye almost daily and lies to us. She tells lies of her own or she repeats Trump’s lies. The assembled newspeople point out her lies and she scoffs and keeps on lying. Sanders actually has fun lying. She has a sick grin on her face as she knowingly tells another lie. She knows as well as you and I do that Trump is a congenital liar. She does not care.


The restaurant owner explains her action: “And she knew — she believed — that Sarah Huckabee Sanders worked in the service of an “inhumane and unethical” administration. That she publicly defended the president’s cruelest policies, and that that could not stand.”


Sarah Sanders has remained a gushing supporter of an Administration that has exhibited utmost cruelty, depravity, and meaness in separating children from their parents and inflicting unspeakable trauma on them that will warp their lives forever–with no procedures in place to reunite them with their parents. Her support for this depraved madness, alone, fully justifies her being shunned by normal, decent Americans.

Trump in recent days has crossed over into outright racism by saying immigrants come to “infest” us, telling flagrant lies about immigrant crime and numbers, and once more calling Senator Warren “Pocahontas.” Sanders’ father just published a photo of MS-13 gang members and labeled them Nancy Pelosi’s staffers. Sanders remains an admirer of Trump and Dad.

Shunning these overt racist bigots is a noble act.

New Definition of Republican: Supporter of Mass Child Abuse

News reports: Polls consistently show at least 55 percent of Republican voters support the policy of President Donald Trump of prosecuting parents immediately even if it means separating them from their children and putting the children in detention.

News Reports, almost two months after Trump Administration announced its “no tolerance” policy that produced the child imprisonment:

Congresswoman tells of ‘heart-wrenching’ images of children crying alone in cells
June 25:Separated immigrant kids are scattered across the country
“The children taken from their parents now live and wait in unfamiliar places: big American suburban houses where no one speaks their language; a locked shelter on a dusty road; a converted Walmart where they must stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English daily.”
June 24: Sen. Warren visits detention center, says no children being returned to parents there
June 22:  Audio of sobbing children plays on House floor
June 10: Lawmaker blasts Trump policy after visiting detained immigrants