Category: Trump

Johnny Isakson’s Standards for Being a Good President

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson has remained a staunch advocate for the Presidency of Donald Trump through thick and thin. His support is unwavering even after recent court filings by Special Counsel Mueller and by the Southern District of New York that place the Trump Administration in deepening legal peril.. The Federal prosecutors revealed more details on the connections between Russia and Trump’s associates and implicated Trump more directly in some of the crimes admitted to by Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

No problem for Johnny Isakson. For him, Trump is still the president who is making America great again.

Now, Trump’s fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a TV interview on December 6 further defined the characteristics that Johnny Isakson finds acceptable in a president. Tillerson said that Trump is “pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read” and repeatedly attempted to do illegal things.

  • “So often, the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want to do, and here’s how I want to do it, and I would have to say to him, ‘Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law.’ ” (Is there a problem? says Johnny Isakson)
  • “What was challenging for me coming from the disciplined, highly process-oriented ExxonMobil corporation was to go to work for a man who is pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things, but rather just kind of says, ‘This is what I believe.’ ” (Great President, says Johnny Isakson).

And Trump provided yet more insight into what Isakson looks for in a president with this Tweet responding to the Tillerson interview:

“Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!”

This was too much even for Pastor Bryant Wright of the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. He retweeted Trump’s words with this comment:

“Pray for the President to repent of such childishness as this. This is disgraceful behavior for anyone.”

But for Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia? Still not a problem!

Flyover Republicans: Want Respect? Try Adhering to America’s Moral Values

“You Republican  flyover yahoos want respect? Earn it by giving up your racist, xenophobia, ignorant ways. First steps: stop the Tweets and stop the serial lying.”

On December 7, the Washington Post published an op-ed by Gary Abernathy, a former newspaper editor based in Hillsboro, Ohio, and currrently a Post columnist: “The partisan media still doesn’t understand Trump Country.” Excerpts:

  • The president’s millions of supporters believe allegations of collusion with Russia began as political revenge by the left for Trump’s (election).
  • The media, outside of Fox News, gives short shrift to Americans who hold such views, or focus their stories on what they see as the ongoing ignorance of Trump voters…
  • The simple inhabitants of Trump Country see a president who keeps campaign promises on court appointments, trade re-negotiations, illegal immigration and deregulation.
  • Journalists would be well-served to re-engage over the next two years on the mission they briefly pursued after the 2016 election, discovering and covering all of America.
  • “It’s hard to argue Trump’s 2018 (election) strategy wasn’t effective.”

IndieDems’ Response:

The minute Gary Abernathy began appearing on the pages of the Post as an apologist for Donald Trump, I anointed him as America’s Chief Yahoo. After all, the man is a writer by trade and a former newspaper editor and is capable of writing coherent English paragraphs. Those credentials put him a cut above the average Trump yahoo—and have allowed him to write this quintessential example of Trumpian yahooism, characterized by obfuscation, misleading statements, and selective use of facts.

The Republicans’ picking up Senate seats shows Trump’s strength? No, it shows the Republicans exploiting three endemic flaws in our political system to gain unwarranted advantage: 1) the disproportionate power a minority can gain from the working of the archaic Constitutional grant of two Senate seats to each State; 2) the Republicans’ horrendous misuse of gerrymandering to frustrate majority rule; 3) the benefits derived from the GOP’s decades-long effort to suppress the minority vote, mightily deployed again this year.

Like the true Trumpian demagogue he is, Abernathy completely ignores the overriding fact about the 2018 elections: Democrats won an overwhelming majority of the popular vote in both the House and Senate races, despite Republicans’ tying their hands with the above ropes! And even more: despite a booming economy!

Abernathy also ignores the main reason the rest of us are fed up with Trump’s Republican yahoo hinterland: they enthusiastically embraced a campaign based on racism, xenophobia, and white nationalism (i.e., supremacy), fueled by demagoguery full of fear-mongering, hate-mongering, and race-baiting. Brought to us by a Republican Party that has brought us the most corrupt Presidential administration ever and daily tramples on the Constitution, the rule of law, and our common democratic and moral values.

You Republican  flyover yahoos want respect? Earn it by giving up your racist, xenophobia, ignorant ways. First steps: stop the Tweets and stop the serial lying.

More on What the Republican Yahoos Need to Do

What a smug, self-deluded apologia for Donald Trump Abernathy has produced. Far from offering a rational defense of Trump, Abernathy has unintentionally revealed what it is in the hearts and minds of flyover Republicans that make them so repulsive. You hinterland yahoos want recognition and respect? Here’s how to earn it:

-Stop Trump’s obnoxious,insulting Tweets.
-Stop Trump’s daily lies, especially the Hitler-level demagogic ones he tells about Hispanic migrants
-Get rid of your racist, xenophobic, misogynist, white supremacist attitudes that fueled the rise of Donald Trump and and that you vividly showed by loudly applauding Trump every time he displayed them in every speech he made during the 2018 campaign
-Get Trump to tell the truth about Kahshoggi’s murder and take the appropriate retaliation against the one who ordered it
-Stop Trump from praising Vladimir Putin and every other brutal dictator in the world while insulting America’s most faithful allies
-Get Trump to release his income tax records
-Stop Trump from wrecking the American economy and sending the stock market plunging with his misguided trade war
-Stop Trump’s defiance of the emoluments clause
-Get Trump to clean up his massively corrupt administration

Next, you flyover yahoos should get Trump to apologize for:
-Committing serial adultery, (and pledge he will never do it again)
-Praising neo–Nazi demonstrators in Charlottesville
-Lying about Obama’s place of birth
-Calling foreign countries s—tholes
-Calling Omarosa a dog
-Calling Megyn Kelly a bimbo
-Demeaning John McCain’s military service
-Mocking a handicapped person

In short, my yahoo friends, stop your support for the vulgar, crude, bully Trump and his assault on America’s basic democratic and moral values–and common human decency–and join your fellow Americans in upholding America’s traditional Christian values. We are about at the point where we will never forgive you.

‘George H.W. Bush’s Funeral Was a Powerful Renunciation of Isakson’

As our readers know, we are honoring our Georgia Republican politicians for their unstinting support for the Presidency of Donald Trump by substituting their names for Trump’s in media headlines. That conveys all you need to know about the Republicans, without the filter of IndieDems’ editorial perspective.

The death of former President George H.W. Bush has produced some of the most eloquent insights into Trump and his supporters, as reports and commentaries have proliferated contrasting the decent, honest, and gentleman Bush with the rude, thuggish, insulting, vulgar Donald Trump.

Below is our selection of the best one of the lot.  It states how Bush’s eulogists “spoke of what made Bush a great leader, which are the very traits that, by their absence, make Trump so woefully inadequate” and how Bush “called on us to choose the right over the convenient, to hope rather than to fear, and to heed not our worst impulses, but our best instincts.” While in the front pew sat Trump, “who leads by stoking fear and confirming base impulses.”

What an excellent summary of the hearts and souls of Trump an his Georgia supporters.

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Johnny Isakson

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of David Perdue

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Barry Loudermilk

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Karen Handel

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Brian Trump

Never Forget: Republicans Gave us Donald Trump (I)

Say it. Shout it. Proclaim it. Tweet it. Instagram it. Snapchat it. Repeat it. Over and over and over, etc.:

The Republican Party–including Georgia Republicans–gave us Donald Trump. Republicans are responsible for the presidency of Donald Trump. Trump=Republican and Republican=Trump. The corrupt, immoral, and incompetent Donald Trump represents the very heart and soul of the corrupt, immoral, and incompetent Republicans, every last one of them. (As of January, any Republican dissenter will no longer hold office).

Among the prime Republican enablers: Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch, Nikki Haley. Johnny Isakson, David Perdue. Karen Handel. Barry Loudermilk. Brian Kemp.

Trump lap dogs, all. Each of them shouted their praise of Trump even as he waged the most racist, xenophobic, nativist, ethnic nationalist political campaign in history, ruled by fear mongering, hate mongering, and race baiting.

Republican in Washington are not only selling out their country to a racist, xenophobic, misogynist, corrupt, criminal, adulterer, liar and thug, they are the lowest examples of cowards in human history for doing so.

Please, do not make me puke by stating that some of those supporters of Trump’s depravity have rapped his knuckles on some matter. None of them have deviated in their support for him remaining president, and every one of them is poised to urge his re-election. Haley, the most prominent female enabler of the sexual harasser Trump, already has. That’s all that matters.

‘Isakson Is Compromised by Russia’ etc.

We continue to honor Senator Johnny Isakson for his unstinting support for the Presidency of Donald Trump by substituting his name for Trump’s in media headlines. That conveys all you need to know about Isakson without the filter of IndieDems’ editorial perspective.  Here’s the latest:

Under Isakson, number of uninsured kids rose for first time this decade

The Vulgarity and Violence of Johnny Isakson
(Here is a quote from the article, using Trump’s name. Too insightful to pass up) “Curiously, Trump’s social autism is the source of his appeal. A Pew survey found that what Trump’s supporters like most about him is his personality, not his policies. They like his personality more than his policies for the same reason that men like the sex scenes in pornography more than the plots: Vulgarity is the point.”

Isakson Is Compromised by Russia

The world’s tyrants are laughing at Isakson — and America

Oppression in the Middle East is worse than ever — and Isakson is encouraging more

Isakson is disarming America in the face-off against China

AP FACT CHECK: Isakson’s mangled truths on Russia probe, Cohen

Isakson’s Corruption: The Definitive List

IndieDems Honors Senator Perdue’s Unstinting Support for Trump

IndieDems is embarking on a new way to show respect for Georgia Republicans, especially those in Georgia’s Congressional delegation. After two years, it’s an established fact that Georgia Republicans and Donald Trump are joined at the hip. Especially after they supported his racist, xenophobic, fear-mongering and race-baiting 2018 campaign, it’s clear they will support Trump no matter what he does.

So we said: why keep reporting the facts of what Trump has said or done, and then offering our editorial comments? Why not eliminate the middleman step–and just substitute the Republican politician’s name for Trump’s as it appears in a headline?  That would give the unvarnished story about the Georgia Republican’s position–without IndieDems’ verbiage intruding!

We devote this post to Senator David Perdue. Below are some current headlines, with Perdue’s name substituted for Trump’s. Readers can continue to do the substitution as they read the body of the article.

(Don’t worry, Representatives Barry Loudermilk and Karen Handel. We’ll do the same for you shortly.)

Perdue says he is among those who ‘have very high levels of intelligence’ but are not ‘believers’ in climate change

A New Way of Honoring GA Republicans’ Staunch Support for Trump

IndieDems is embarking on a new way to show respect for Georgia Republicans, especially those in Georgia’s Congressional delegation. After two years, it’s an established fact that Georgia Republicans and Donald Trump are joined at the hip. Especially after they supported his racist, xenophobic, fear-mongering and race-baiting 2018 campaign, it’s clear they will support Trump no matter what he does.

So we said: why keep reporting the facts of what Trump has said or done, and then offering our editorial comments? Why not eliminate the middleman step–and just substitute the Republican politician’s name for Trump’s as it appears in a headline?  That would give the unvarnished story about the Georgia Republican’s position–without IndieDems’ intruding verbiage!

We have decided to honor Senator Johnny Isakson by making him the first in our new endeavor. Below are some of today’s headlines, with Isakson’s name substituted for Trump’s. Readers can continue to do the substitution as they read the body of the article.

(Don’t worry, Senator David Perdue and Representatives Barry Loudermilk and Karen Handel. We’ll do the same for you shortly.)

Isakson says he is among those who ‘have very high levels of intelligence’ but are not ‘believers’ in climate change

“How the Khashoggi Killing Ruinously Defined (Isakson)”

The Washington Post on November 23 published a column headlined “How the Khashoggi Killing Ruinously Defined Trump.” Since Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson staunchly supports Trump as President, and that support has not wavered despite worldwide condemnation of Trump’s  position on the brutal murder of Khashoggi, we thought we would simply substitute Isakson for Trump, as a depiction of Isakson’s position.

As you read the article, keep substituting “Isakson” for “Trump.” You’ll get the picture. Example:

“The Khashoggi affair similarly confirms several fundamental truths about Isakson. The first and most obvious is that his narrow, idiosyncratic and sometimes personal interests take precedence over the defense of traditional American values and even the expectation of honest treatment by an ally.”