Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared on Rachel Maddow's show this evening saying she was hoping that some republicans would vote against the McConnell tax plan(otherwise called a healthcare bill). Unfortunately, she is hoping against a storm of disdain for the people, and a group of fifty-one people who owe their allegiances to the oligarchs.
The GOP is the party that obstructed any progress in America for eight years of Obama's presidency. They are the party that advocates for war with Iran, hates Cuba, supports Israel's genocide of the Palestinians, obstructs the Russian investigation, denies food stamps and school lunches for poor children, is actively trying to destroy public education, and abides and facilitates institutional racism. How can they possibly have any values that a responsible human being would have?
How does a party that rigs the democratic processes to suppress the vote of citizens, claims climate change is a hoax, and constantly lies about Obamacare, taxes, the economy, and the state of the nation have any values? Where are their policies to move the country forward? They don't have any because they don't know how to govern, they know how to steal!
The republican party's policy is to maintain the status quo which benefits their donors at the expense of their stupid supporters. Sixty million voters supported the GOP and the criminal Donald Trump based on lies, racism, homophobia, and false promises of helping them economically. Suckers!!!
After six months of this corrupt administration and undemocratic Congress, the payback is coming. This regime is doing more to destroy America than the Russians or terrorists could ever accomplish because the GOP has no values that concern American citizens.
trump: the sleAZE FACTOR
With the installation of Donald Trump as president, one has to look far and wide to find something to feel proud about in the first six months of his administration. Russiagate is alive and well with his son and son-in-law deeply involved in conspiring with Russia to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton. Beneath the surface is the reality that Russia "owns" Trump and his family because the Trumps need Russian money for their faltering business empire. Hence, they are Russia's pawns in the White House to accomplish Russia's goals of destabilizing the West.
Add to that, Trump is enriching himself at the expense of taxpayers, trade licensing deals with China, Turkey, and others. He and his daughter operate a string of sweatshops in Asia to manufacture overpriced baubles for the suckers infatuated with Trump. Trump even has the nerve to promote "Made in America" month when he makes nothing in America nor hire Americans to work at his "plantations".
He has placed the lowest form of humans in his Cabinet to act as corporate America's first line of defense against regulations to guarantee clean air, water, and the environment. His financial advisers and Treasure and Commerce secretaries are enacting deleting rules or delaying rules which guarantee Americans are not robbed by Wall Street and the major banks. His education secretary, Betty DeVos is an open racist, Rick Perry, a fool, and his nominee for the head of the FBI is linked to Russia (read FBI Nominee Christopher Wray Sure Looks Dirty).
On the international scene, Trump is, according to Al Gore: Trump is first president to deliberately ‘tear down America’s standing in the world’. As if this were not enough, Trump is kissing Saudi Arabia's ass in the hopes of securing deals which will benefit his bottom-line. In addition, he has openly supported tyrants in the Philippines, Turkey, and Israel. While Trump's military has killed more civilians in Syria in six months than the two previous presidents.
So endure the next fifteen months since I think it will take Mueller that long to get this piece of sleaze out of the Oval Office.
get real about trump, people
I am tired of hearing pundits and other talking heads ascribe some patriotic fervor to Donald Trump. Trump is loyal and devoted to two things: himself and money. Period! Trump's entire life has been focused on being the BIG MAN ON THE BLOCK, and acquiring by an means possible wealth.
The talk about Trump enforcing sanctions on Russia is ludicrous. He owes Russian oligarchs millions of dollars for rescuing his family and others out of bad business deals which are all that Trump ever gets involved in. Do you really think that Trump is ever going to acknowledge or blame Russian hacking and other support for his election. When his trip to meet Putin was announced, the first news reports had Trump trying to figure out a package to present Putin as a so-called offer of good will. Putin, the man who authorized the hacking war on the US according to the intelligence community and others. Is that what you do to someone who burglarized your home?
Also, let's not forget the Christopher Steele dossier about Trump's sexual escapades in Russia and more that surfaced last year and that the FBI is/has confirmed many of the findings in it.
And then there is China, the country which just granted his corrupt daughter, Ivanka, with commercial licenses to sell her overpriced junk-ware made using slave labor. How many potentially conflicting deals has Trump himself have going on in China? How about Trump's claim that China is rigging it's currency and engaged in unfair trade deals, etc. Or the Bank of China which supports North Korea allowing it to build a nuclear arsenal.
The point is that Trump is not going to punish, sanction, or criticize any country where he is or has the potential to make money. One exception is Qatar where Trump joined with Saudia Arabia in support of their blockade, etc. The reason, Trump believes that he can getting better deals from Saudia Arabia like the $110 billion arms deal.
The gameplan to understanding Trump is what is benefiting him both in terms of image and financial gain. He already has the support of the sixty million plus low-information voters, the greedy, the racists, homophobes, misogynists, and Muslim haters so he feels his base is secure.
So don't fall for the hype about Trump being a patriot or being presidential he has never had any interest in that. The presidency to Trump is a money-making endeavor which allows him to exercise his psychosis on the entire country. Finally, as the old saying goes, follow the money and that will be all you need to know about Trump.
Comments to think about.