Category: Trump

Christians, Segregationists, & Trump: Onward Christian Cowards

//Back to the days when you could lynch a black person on Saturday and attend church on Sunday and be assured your immortal soul was headed for eternal salvation//

Trump’s launching of an overtly racist attack on four Democratic Congresswomen by calling on them to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” has inflamed the issue of how Christians should treat Donald Trump. The matter arose on day one of Trump’s presidential bid, and became more and more acute as he became increasingly wedded to a racist, nativist, xenophobic, misogynist, white nationalist agenda.

Three recent articles lay out the debate:

During America’s ‘most segregated hour,’ preachers grapple with President Trump’s politics

For Spewing Hate, Trump Should Quit, a Priest Tells Parishioners
In a recent sermon, the Rev. Percival D’Silva, an officially retired priest, spoke of how the “current occupant of the White House spews hatred, bigotry and intolerance” and must resign…attendees at the service said D’Silva also:

  • Talked about how racism is a sin and referred to the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Racism of 1979, which called upon the church at every level to confront the evil of racism and work toward full inclusion of racial and ethnic groups
  • Stressed the need to “respect one another as children of God”
  • Talked of racism as being rooted in fear

The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity
“Support for Trump comes at a high cost for Christian witness.”

By Peter Wehner, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor at The Atlantic.

  • “…evangelical Christians should acknowledge the profound damage that’s being done to their movement by its braided political relationship—its love affair, to bring us back to the words of Ralph Reed—with a president who is an ethical and moral wreck.”
  • “Until that is undone—until followers of Jesus are once again willing to speak truth to power rather than act like court pastors—the crisis in American Christianity will only deepen, its public testimony only dim, its effort to be a healing agent in a broken world only weaken.”
  • “At this point, I can’t help but wonder whether that really matters to many of Donald Trump’s besotted evangelical supporters.”

Segregationists, Now Trump: Christian Tolerance of Evil Repeats Itself

For many Americans, the question of Christian relations with Trump evokes memories of the passivity of Christian churches as African Americans in the 1960s waged their struggle to end segregation and gain the full measure of the Civil Rights due them as Americans. I had thought that long ago we had settled the question of who was right and who was wrong in that struggle. Most southern Christian leaders either supported segregation outright or tolerated it by their silence.

Christian pulpits on Sunday remained silent as blacks endured violence, beatings, killings, bombings, attacks by police dogs and water hoses, and intimidation of all sorts. One photograph riveted in my memory shows Christian adults spitting in the faces of black school children as they walked to a recently desegregated school. It took incidents like the bombing of the church in Birmingham that killed four young black girls and the horrific beatings inflicted on innocent demonstrators on the bridge in Selma to finally move some Christians to point an accusatory finger—but Christian churches never experienced an epiphany that caused them to repudiate segregation and discrimination outright.

The idea that most pastors, reverends, and preachers did not take a strong stand in favor of those fighting for basic human rights will forever remain a stunning rebuke of those so-called Christians.

Finally, the outrage of Americans nationwide put an end to legal segregation and shunted the racists off to the fringes of American society. But now comes Donald Trump and his Republican minions who are working zealously to revive and nurture the racist mentalities and attitudes that we thought had been permanently placed on the dustbin of history.

Christians Rally behind Trump’s Decadence and Degeneracy

Trump’s Disregard for God’s 10 Commandments

Once more, Christians not only rise in support of policies that drive a dagger into the heart of the Judaeo-Christian ethos; like the deluded segregationists of old, they fervently declare that those policies represent the true spirit of Jesus Christ.

The deluded brains of people who call themselves Christians but support Donald Trump staggers the human mind. Two of God’s Commandments are explicit: thou shalt not bear false witness and thou shalt not commit adultery. Donald Trump has lived a life in wanton disregard of both of those Commandments. He started his political career by telling the whopping Big Lie that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. He has made over 10,000 false or misleading statements since becoming president.

Trump not only has committed serial adultery, he has bragged about it and paid hush money to at least two adulterous partners to cover it up—and lied to the American people about doing it.

Trump’s Disregard for Jesus’ Golden Rule

Trump has waged an all-out war against Jesus’ Golden Rule. Name one Trump tweet that reflects the spirit of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Instead, his words every day are full of hate, slander, insults, and invective.  Show us Jesus in mocking a handicapped person, praising neo-Nazi demonstrators, or calling women bimbos, fat, ugly, a dog, or Miss Piggy.

Besides lying about Obama’s birthplace in his announcement speech, Trump lied about the alleged criminality of Mexican immigrants and demeaned the military service of John McCain. During the campaign, he spoke racial and ethnic slurs and incited his followers to violence. As president, he has zealously promoted an agenda of racism, nativism, xenophobia, and white nationalism. He reached a new low early on by praising neo-Nazi demonstrators in Charlottesville in 2017.

His standard campaign speech in 2018 expressed unvarnished hate-mongering and race-baiting. He labeled Hispanic migrants as animals. As Americans united in paying homage to John McCain on his death, Trump insulted his memory by raising the White House flag even as the memorial services continued. Meanness and pettiness combined.

Trump Doubles Down on Racism—and Christians Applaud

Trump has now adopted a campaign strategy based on explicit racism, nativism, and xenophobia. He speaks about the four congresswomen—and Hispanic migrants—the way Hitler talked about the Jews.

Trump wages a daily war against God’s 10 Commandments and Jesus’s Golden Rule—and so-called Christians praise him instead of condemning him? “Christian” preachers cannot denounce this hate-spewing person from their pulpits?

Our Christian denominations were already experiencing serious decline. The current crop of befuddled Christian leaders are sounding Christianity’s death knell.

The silence of our religious leaders in the face of the Nazi-like horrors being inflicted on imprisoned Hispanics is another nail in the coffin of organized religion. A big nail. You do have to ask: have the Antichrist already seized control of the Catholic, Mormon, Baptist, Episcopalian, and Presbyterian churches?

READ MORE (From our archives):

Republicans Mimic the Segregationists and Unleash the Wolves of Hate
“When the wolves of hate are loosed on one people, then no one is safe.”
–Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill, recognizing the broader truth behind the bombing of the Jewish Temple in Atlanta in 1958.

IndieDems Comment: President Donald Trump’s speeches during the final weeks of the 2018 midterm elections established an irrefutable fact: Trump and his Republican followers are overtly committed to a racist, xenophobic, misogynist, nativist, ethno-nationalist agenda, and will use lies, fearmongering, race-baiting, and demagoguery to advance that agenda.


The Bible and Immigrants

There are about 22 Bible passages about welcoming immigrants. A sample:

Exodus 22:21 “Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.”

Exodus 23:9 “You shall not oppress an alien, for you know the heart of an alien, seeing you were aliens in the land of Egypt.”

Leviticus 19:33-34 “‘When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you shall be to you as the native-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you lived as foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.”

And so-called Christian reverends, pastors, preachers, priests, bishops, archbishops, cannot find reason to denounce gthe immigrant-bashing Trump from their pulpits? And putative ordinary “Christians” not only cannot condemn Trump—they worship him like the second coming of Der Fuhrer?


Experts Fire Warning Shots Across Democrats’ Bow

The New York Times on July 19 published an article by an expert on electoral dynamics that has alarming implications for Democrat in the 2020 elections. After an extensive review of recent polling data and voting patterns, the author, Nate Cohn, concluded:

Trump has “a distinct chance to win re-election while losing the popular vote by more than he did in 2016, when he lost it by 2.1 percentage points.” It is even possible, Cohn says, that Trump could win while losing the national vote by as much as five percentage points.

In the article, Trump’s Electoral College Edge Could Grow in 2020, Rewarding Polarizing Campaign, Cohn says that Trump’s advantage in the Electoral College, relative to the national popular vote, may be even larger than it was in 2016.

“That persistent edge leaves him closer to re-election than one would think based on national polls, and it might blunt any electoral cost of actions like his recent tweets attacking four minority congresswomen.”

Cohn’s conclusions gained added credibility when they were echoed the next day by Rich Thau in an interview with the CNN TV newscaster, Smerconish. Thau is an expert on public opinion and messaging, and has conducted groundbreaking research in public policy, financial communications, insurance, trial consulting, and infomercials.

Thau discussed the results of his extensive research of swing voters, those who are not single-mindedly committed to one party or ideology.  He has conducted focus group interviews with swing voters all across the country. Thau’s main message:

Swing voters support Trump’s hardline immigration policies far more than is generally recognized. It is not simply the Republican base that rallies behind Trump.

Smerconish showed a clip of Michigan swing voters in one of the focus groups. They were people who had voted for Obama and then Trump.

  • There was strong sentiment in favor of Trump’s immigration stand and against letting “too many” immigrants into the country at one time.
  • Many of the voters wanted to build a wall, send people back.
  • They think that giving people food and shelter only encourages more people to come here, and the only thing standing between them and those migrants coming to their communities is Donald Trump.

Thau said it might be counterintuitive, but Trump benefitted politically from having all those migrants massed at the border.

Smerconish asked Thau if the Michigan swing voters were unique among the voters Thau had interviewed across the country. Thau said they were not unique at all. They are people who think Americans are not being put first. Among the Obama-Trump voters, more of them are now in the Trump camp rather than Obama’s.

Smerconish then quoted from Cohn’s NYT article: “The president’s views on immigration play to…pivotal Obama-Trump voters.” Smerconish noted that Cohn stated there is an argument to be made that Trump might lose the popular vote by 5 million and still win the Electoral College “because of the issues you (Thau) are discerning and uncovering in your focus groups.”

Thau replied: Yes. Because people like the president stylistically. They like what he is saying and arguing for. Specifically on the immigration issue. Thau noted that these same people had also liked Obama’s style. “Some people like Coke and Pepsi at the same time.”

Smerconish than put up his survey question. “True or False: This week, politically speaking, was a disaster for President Trump.” He asked Thau for his answer.

Thau replied “It’s false. Among the voters who matter most, the swing voters in the upper Midwest, this was a great week, because the president reinforced what he is doing to protect them.”

New Book Reveals Republican Hypocrisy in Embracing Trump

//REPUBLICAN=COWARD is as valid a scientific equation as E=MC2.//

Journalist Tim Alberta has written a new book, “American Carnage,” which compiles public reports and on-the-record quotes from prominent Republican officials who criticized Trump before his election, but then changed their tune after he won the GOP presidential nomination and the presidency. The book is not due to be publicly released until next week but some media have reviewed advance copies.

Among the most prominent of the quisling Republicans is Paul Ryan, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, who decided not to seek re-election in 2018. Ryan never wavered in supporting Trump for President, while occasionally voicing criticism of some of Trump’s specific acts or deeds.

Ryan reportedly told Alberta that, once Trump became President, he wanted to “scold” Trump “all the time” because Trump “didn’t know anything about government.” Ryan reportedly claims that he helped Trump to make better decisions, instead of acting on his ill-informed, “knee-jerk reactions.”

Whatever behind-the-scene interventions Ryan may have made, he aggressively pushed Trump’s agenda through Congress. He fully supported Trump’s efforts to gut Obamacare, and he was a key leader in securing Trump’s greatest legislative triumph so far: the 2017 tax cuts that were heavily skewed in favor of the rich and gave the middle class crumbs.

Regular readers of IndieDems will know we are not surprised that Paul Ryan’s exquisite hypocrisy receives prominent coverage in Alberta’s book and in its reviews. Vanity Fair sums it up quite well: “In New Book, Paul Ryan Admits He Was a Fraud All Along.” (Click here for our review of Ryan’s career)

But imagine: it takes a whole book to use Republicans’ own words to sum up how they have produced the morally and intellectually corrupt wreck the Republican Party has become. We leave the final word to The New York Times: “It isn’t really a Trump book at all. Instead it’s a fascinating look at a Republican Party that initially scoffed at the incursion of a philandering reality-TV star with zero political experience and now readily accommodates him… the Republican electoral plan currently consists mainly of riling up the base, gerrymandering and appointing the judges who will decide the gerrymandering cases.”

And remember: Republicans who continue to wallow in the hypocrisy, double-speak, and lies that allow them to continue to support Donald Trump while privately bad-mouthing him prove the ultimate truth about modern-day Republicans: they are a bunch of sniveling cowards. Imagine, being a Republican governor, Senator, or Representative—and living every day in mortal fear that you may say something that offends Donald Trump.

REPUBLICAN=COWARD is as valid a scientific equation as E=MC2.

Georgia Republican Patriarchs Find Another Warped Cretin to Rally Behind

//Another powerful Republican is caught pandering to a sex pervert. No problem, say Isakson, Perdue, and Loudermilk//

During the past few weeks, IndieDems has run a series of articles emphasizing the complicity of Senators Isakson and Perdue and Representative Barry Loudermilk in the racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, incompetent, corrupt, chaotic Administration of Donald Trump. We refer to them as the three stooges, in recognition of their lapdog support for Trump no matter what slander, insult, crime, or misdeed he commits.

The three stooges, we have pointed out, were fully engaged in showing indifference  to the horrid conditions of imprisoned migrant children and to Trump’s trampling on the Constitution and the rule of law in his efforts to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 census.

And now–another case of the three stooges putting loyalty to Trump and Party above concerns for their country. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has been caught red-handed arranging a sweetheart deal, as a federal prosecutor in 2007, for billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Facing calls for his resignation, he held a press conference on July 10 to address his handling of the case.

Here is the consensus opinion of Acosta’s position:

Acosta defends wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal

The Latest: Ex-state attorney disputes Acosta’s account
Barry Krischer says Acosta’s recollection “is completely wrong.”
Krischer said that the U.S. attorney’s office’s always had the ability to file its own federal charges and that a lengthy indictment was prepared but “abandoned after secret negotiations between Mr. Epstein’s lawyers and Mr. Acosta.” 

The big question Acosta failed to answer 

Acosta does himself and Trump no good
“Acosta was unapologetic and weirdly unemotional during a nearly one-hour news conference.”
“Acosta refused to apologize to the victims…He refused to even express regret.” 

Instead of an Apology, Acosta Offers Epstein’s Victims Implicit Blame

The Jeffrey Epstein charges raise grave questions about Alexander Acosta

Here is Donald Trump’s opinion:

President Trump is standing behind Acosta and resisting calls for his resignation. “For two and a half years, he’s been just an excellent secretary of Labor. He’s done a fantastic job…I do hear that there were a lot of people involved in that decision, not just him. I can only say this from what I know, and what I do is he’s been a great—really great—secretary of Labor.”

Here are the opinions of Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, and Barry Loudermilk…

…on a powerful Republican who arranged a sweetheart deal for a  cretin who committed serial sex offenders against minors and, this week, looked the American people in the eye and told flagrant lies about what he had done:

 “RE-ELECT DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT FOR FOUR MORE YEARS!”

 
Sen. Isakson  Sen. Perdue      Rep. Loudermilk
The three stooges: We are absolutely convinced that Alexander Acosta represents the same Republican standards for public service that we asked of Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates,  George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen, Scott Pruitt, and Wilbur Ross.  That is to say, what’s a little pedophilia, sex trafficking of minors, and pornography compared to, say, Jared’s having access to the country’s most sensitive information even though national security agencies considered him such a risk, they denied him a security clearance.

We Georgia Republican conservative Christian gentlemen expect Acosta to continue to carry on in the fine tradition shown by President Trump in his embrace of lies, ruthless authoritarian dictators, insults to our chief allies, jokes about Russian interference in our elections, and needless trade wars. We are proud to be a part of a government that exhibits such fine Christian values, as exemplified in the moral  character of Donald Trump. We and Donald Trump are soul brothers, no doubt about it.

GA GOP Supports Trump’s Lies, Obfuscation on Census Citizenship Issue

//Georgia’s Three Stooges Remain Firmly in Trump Corner as Federal Courts Eviscerate His Citizenship Case//

IndieDems continues its series making sure Georgia’s three Donald Trump stooges—Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Representative Barry Loudermilk—are closely linked to the words and deeds of the President they so admire. IndieDems provides their response, based on their track record of three years of unstinting support for Trump—and their desire to re-elect him.

Census farce: Trump, Barr and the Justice Department make a mockery of the law

The Supreme Court ruled last month that “Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied when he said the Justice Department had initiated the process (of including a citizenship question in the 2010 census) to enforce the Voting Rights Act.” (It was) “a blatant misrepresentation.”

 
Isakson          Perdue           Loudermilk
The three stooges: What poppycock. William Barr sends his Justice Department mouthpieces to tell a little fib about why we want the citizenship thing, and the Justices throw the case out of court? Our President has spent two and one-half years making America great again by telling over 10,000 lies, and the Justices make a big deal out of this? Heads should roll!

Justice Department lawyers went back to federal court in Maryland to state the Administration was still looking for ways to include the citizenship question. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel was having none of it.

  • Constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe observes, “The district court’s refusal to go along with the antics of the Justice Department’s legal team has been a reassuring reminder that this dictator-admiring president has not yet succeeded in breaking the judicial guardrails completely.”
  • Tribe argues that Trump “has left little doubt about his willingness to do so if he senses at any given moment that it would serve his theatrical or political interests — interests that he seems incapable of distinguishing.”
  • Ian Bassin, executive director of the nonpartisan nonprofit Protect Democracy, said: “There’s a term for trying to create a structural political advantage for ‘Republicans and non-Hispanic whites,’ and that term is ‘white power.’ And we now know that’s been the purpose all along for adding a citizenship question to the census.”

 
The three stooges: So the citizenship question would deal a heavy blow against minorities gaining more power, influence, and federal largesse. What a fine companion to the decade-old campaign we Republicans have waged to to find ways of suppressing the minority vote. This is exactly why we Republican conservative Christian white males elected this serial liar and adulterer as President and want to keep him there four more years!

Not surprisingly, Trump and his Republican minions for whom it is no big deal to lie to the Supreme Court, and who are obsessed with limiting the political influence of minorities and suppressing the minority vote, were not going to give up.

Justice Dept. Reverses Course on Citizenship Question on Census, Citing Trump’s Orders
Judge Rejects Justice Dept. Request to Change Lawyers on Census Case
  • “The sharply worded order, by United States District Judge Jesse M. Furman, may further hobble an already struggling battle by the administration to save the citizenship question…”
  • “Judge Furman barred the old lawyers from leaving until they met a legal requirement to satisfactorily explain their departure and show that it would not impede the case. “Defendants provide no reasons, let alone ‘satisfactory reasons,’ for the substitution of counsel,” he wrote.”
  • “Multiple people familiar with the case have said that the lawyers resigned from the lawsuit out of ethical concerns and a belief that the suit was unwinnable.”

 
The three stooges: We want to assure the people of Georgia that we stand solidly behind our lying, racist, xenophobic President and his lackey Attorney General as they wage this noble fight against those disreputable federal judges!

Trump & His Georgia Lackeys Rip American Values to Shreds

The meeting last week between President Trump and the murdering Russian dictator Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Japan provided another display of Trump’s obvious disdain for democratic rights and liberties—a disdain shared by Trump’s lapdog Georgia supporters, Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Representative Barry Loudermilk.  They have shown, again, why we unabashedly refer to them as Trump’s three stooges.

Trump used the meeting to make light of Russian interference in our election and joked with Putin president about the nasty journalists who dare to criticize the two of them.

When Trump was asked if he would discuss election interference with Putin, the President turned to the Russian boss, smiled, and said, “Don’t meddle in the election, please. Don’t meddle in the election.” Putin laughed.

IndieDems finds it appalling to see Trump’s bizarre fanboy admiration for Putin rear its noxious head. Trump is once more sucking up to the Russian thug—and sacrificing United States national security interests in doing so. One media commentator summed it up by noting Trump had followed up on

“the farce of Helsinki, when Trump embarrassed himself and America before the world with display of sycophancy so pathetic that you could barely read an article about it without finding a reference to Neville Chamberlain.”

At the Helsinki summit, of course, Trump had taken Putin’s word that he had not interfered in the U.S. 2016 elections over the unanimous judgement of America’s intelligence services that he had—a conclusion overwhelmingly seconded by the Mueller report.

How have Georgia’s three stooges Isakson, Perdue, and Loudermilk treated Trump’s kowtowing to Putin? They have doubled down on their support for him and are aggressively pushing for his re-election! And the interests of their  country be damned.  

Regarding journalists, Trump said: “Get rid of them. ‘Fake news’ is a great term, isn’t it? You don’t have this problem in Russia, but we do.” Putin responded, in English: “We also have. It’s the same.”

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, since Putin took power, 25 journalists have been murdered in Russia. Many of them were investigating his regime when murdered. All very funny, according to Trump and his three stooges from Georgia.

Which is worse: Trump, Isakson, Perdue, and Loudermilk’s seeming appreciation for the brutal control Putin exercises over his country, or the Russian leader claiming our two countries are “the same”?

Trump’s gushing admiration for authoritarian thugs was not limited to Putin. He also:

  • Lavished praise on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, while ignoring evidence that Mohammad directed the killing of American journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
  • Flew from Osaka to hold a summit meeting with North Korean thug Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, once more fawning all over the North Korean dictator who presides over one of the most inhumane regimes on earth.

IndieDems long ago got sick and tired of those like Georgia’s three stooges who call themselves “constitutional conservatives” while ignoring Trump’s cavalier attitude toward liberty—and toward the rule of law, the 10 Commandments, the Golden Rule, and common human decency.

And remember: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is making sure that no legislation that might secure the American election system against Russian intrusion will ever come to a vote in the Senate.

The White House and our Congressional offices are now occupied by Republicans who have contempt for not only the interests of the United States but also every principle that is supposed to make us what we are. In the words of a political observer,

“If you can watch Trump yukking it up with Putin and not feel sick to your stomach, you might want to take a good hard look at your own commitment to American values.”

GA Republicans Unmoved by Dead and Suffering Migrant Children

In the two and one-half years of Donald Trump as President, Georgia’s two Senators—Johnny Isakson and David Perdue—and Representative Barry Loudermilk have shown themselves to be three of Trump’s more willing lapdogs.  Their stamp of approval for everything Trump has said or done is revealed by one simple fact: they support his re-election for four more years. Whatever Trump’s words and deeds, these three stooges want four more years of it, in addition to the remaining 19 months of his first term.

The most glaring example of the three stooges’ willingness to abandon any respect for the Constitution, the rule of law, God’s 10 Commandments, Jesus’ Golden Rule, and common human decency to keep Trump in power is shown by their support for his cruel immigration policy.

Here is the evolution of Trump’s policy that begin with a big lie and has become steadily more flagrantly racist, depraved, and inhumane, with the full support of the three stooges.

June 2015:

“Mexico not sending their best. They’re sending people bringing drugs, bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Isakson, Perdue, and Loudermilk (the three stooges): “Sounds OK to us!”

2016

“I’m going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it.” The three stooges: “We support Donald Trump for President!”

2018:

President Donald Trump called immigrants “animals” during a roundtable with California leaders. The three stooges: “We support President Trump!”

2019

News report: Since he began campaigning (for his re-election), President Trump has demonized Latino immigrants as “criminals.” “rapists,” drug dealers, “animals” and “bad hombres” who “infest our country.” The three stooges: “We support President Trump!”

(Comment: Trump is simply lying about the relationship between immigrants and crime. Research has long shown that recent immigrants are no more prone to criminality that native-born Americans. In fact, studies have suggested they are less so. A new analysis by The Marshall Project, published May 13, has also found no connection between crime and increases in local populations of undocumented immigrants.)

June 2019:  News reports:

“A traumatic and dangerous situation is unfolding for some 250 infants, children and teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water and sanitation, according to a legal team that interviewed dozens of children at a Border Patrol station in Texas.”

 
The three stooges: “What’s the problem?”

“Three girls, ages 10 to 15, said they had been taking turns watching over a sick 2-year-old boy because there was no one else to look after him.”

 
The three stooges: “What’s the problem?”

“When the lawyers saw the boy, he wasn’t wearing a diaper and had wet his pants, and his shirt was smeared in mucus. They said at least 15 children at the facility had the flu, and some were kept in medical quarantine.”

 
The three stooges: “What’s the problem?”

“The children told lawyers that they were fed uncooked frozen food or rice and had gone weeks without bathing or a clean change of clothes at the facility in Clint, in the desert scrubland some 25 miles southeast of El Paso.”

 
The three stooges: “What’s the problem?”
June 2019

 
The three stooges: “Re-Elect Donald Trump!!”

Barr as Trump Lapdog Attorney General: The Precedent for Trump’s SC Appointees?

Amazing, how even some members of the media treat Trump’s immoral, corrupt, and warped personal character as some sort of sideshow to the need to get on with the nation’s business. No democracy committed to the rule of law and Constitutional government can survive the onslaught being waged against those basic values, and against common human decency, by Trump and his Republican lackeys—meaning, 90 percent of all Republicans.

The in-your-face corruption of the Justice Department at the hands of Barr is a reminder of another horrible fact—two Barr-like Trump lackeys are sitting as Justices on the Supreme Court. Does anyone doubt that Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are going to be any less the agents of Donald Trump than Barr is being as Attorney General?

And before you mount a defense of Gorsuch and Kavanaugh with a torrent of homilies about their sterling character and how their careers show they will make decisions on the basis of the law and the Constitution, not their personal political leanings, go back a few weeks and review those exact words being spoken about William Barr. Barr, you will find, was touted as a true-blue exemplar of a principled lawyer who could be depended on to maintain the independence and integrity of the Justice Department. Within a few days of assuming office, he showed himself to be nothing but another cringing Trump lapdog.

If you believe Gorsuch and Kavanaugh will be different, it’s up to you to prove your case. The Barr precedent puts the facts firmly on my side.

Trump Threatens U.S. Interests and World Peace–with Senate Approval

Trump’s actions regarding Iran over the past two weeks prove beyond a shadow of a doubt he not only is manifestly unfit to be president, he constitutes a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States, to world peace, and to the basic framework of the international order. He is going to stumble-bumble us into an unnecessary war, and a war with Iran will not be a brief shoot-out. The consequences, whoever “wins,” will be catastrophic, and generations to come will live with its dystopian aftermath.

The 53 Republicans who control the United States Senate will share with Trump the responsibility for the horror. This small number of the most pitiful wretches ever to hold public office in America are the only barrier to removing this incompetent, lying, racist xenophobe from office.

These morally and intellectually corrupt human beings who live every minute of their lives in mortal fear they may say something to offend Donald Trump are betraying their country worst than Benedict Arnold. They have no shame, no more than the Republicans of a previous generation who worshiped the lying demagogue Joe McCarthy. How they look themselves in the mirror is incomprehensible.

Georgia’s own Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, of course, are charter members of the “Trump at any cost” club.

Johnny Isakson’s Definition of Good Government

I set out a few days ago to gather about two or three days of headlines that show the incompetent, chaotic, and corrupt Trump government that Senator Johnny Isakson finds so acceptable, he intends to support Trump’s re-election, so the two of them can continue to give us such government for four more years. The idea is, the gross incompetence and malfeasance of the Trump Administration has become so flagrant and overt, the headlines alone tell the story. Putting together a critical commentary has become superfluous.

And I began before the fiasco of Trump reportedly ordering air strikes against Iran and then canceling the operation at the last minute!

Here are the fruits of my labors. Most of the headlines were published within about four days of each other in June. Some go back a little more, to give depth to the revelation of what type of government receives Johnny Isakson’s stamp of approval.

Trump ordered an attack on Iran, then called it off

Pentagon is without a chief as US faces many global threats

How Kellyanne Conway exemplifies the administration’s moral rot

Fact-checking President Trump’s reelection campaign kickoff
…littered with the same false or misleading claims he has so often repeated as president.

Trump’s Temporary Cabinet and Vacancy-riddled Government


Hello! I’m Senator Johnny Isakson. All around me, you see headlines showing you
the type of government Donald Trump and I want to bring you for five more years.

Trump/Isakson’s Talk On Preexisting Conditions Doesn’t Match Their Administration’s Actions

How A Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare Could Affect People With Pre-Existing Conditions

Why Trump’s Cabinet vacancies, turnover threaten our government

   Paul Manafort’s transfer from Rikers Island shows how corrupt the DOJ really is

State Department official didn’t disclose ties to the boyfriend of Russian agent Maria Butina

Trump plans to turn the Fourth of July into a political rally in honor of himself

Trump picked Kim Jong Un over the CIA. Is anyone surprised? 

Officials rejected Jared Kushner for top secret security clearance, but were overruled

‘These boys were on a holiday’: Trump family members promote themselves, and businesses, on European trip

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