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Bastille Day

 
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17 July 2019 16:49
 
LadyJane - 17 July 2019 12:21 PM
Skipshot - 17 July 2019 11:42 AM

The outrage is misdirected to Trump when it should be to the GOP for refusing to do their job as a check against a shock jock president.

I don’t understand why someone doesn’t just flip Mitch McConnell upside down and leave him in the sun.

I always think, damn, he looks just like turtle, and then I think, damn, why do people listen to this turtle faced fucker!.

 
 
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17 July 2019 20:37
 
Skipshot - 17 July 2019 11:42 AM

Trump deliberately insults and divides because he is untouchable since the Republican Party will never convict to impeach him.  Trump could have 500 illegal immigrant children publicly executed on the front lawn of the White House on Christmas Day with the American flag replaced with Confederate and Nazi flags and nothing will happen to him.  Nothing.

The outrage is misdirected to Trump when it should be to the GOP for refusing to do their job as a check against a shock jock president.

Yes indeed.

Trump has given the Republicans exactly what they’ve wanted:

• Those precious tax cuts for the rich and corporations, (#1 on their list). These are the entities that keep the GOP and many Democrats in office with their huge campaign contributions — both from regular, above-board sources and through hidden “Dark Money” means.

• Keeping the Military Industrial Complex growing and making huge profits without any oversight or audits; all on the tax payer’s dime. It’s greed cloaked in “patriotism.”

• Weakening environmental laws and ignoring the danger of global warming, mainly so the fossil fuel industry can maintain their immense profits.

• Neglecting infrastructure, health care, the growing poverty rate, the skyrocketing cost of higher education, and homelessness, because their rich donors don’t give a damn about these problems and they are the only ones who truly matter.

• Stacking the Supreme Court with corporate-loving right wing conservatives.

• Manipulating and stoking the fears and hate of Evangelical Christians, white racists, disenfranchised working class white males and anyone whose gospel is Fox News and right wing radio propaganda; all in order to keep us divided and to keep Trump and the Republican’s “base” as agitated as possible.

Trump has done all this and more.

His base won’t leave him, and by default, they won’t leave the Republican party either. This is why the Republican party has turned into the disgusting, sycophantic, kissing-the-ass-of-Trump organization that it has become. Trump keeps the voting peasants riled up while simultaneously making sure his filthy rich buddies can make even more money and gain even more political power by using that money to buy Republican Congressmen and Senators.

It’s a huge circle jerk of greed, power, cynicism, manipulation and ignorance.

 

 
 
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18 July 2019 04:38
 
Cheshire Cat - 17 July 2019 08:37 PM

It’s a huge circle jerk of greed, power, cynicism, manipulation and ignorance.

That’s what happens in a system that lets greed run rampant.  A certain amount of greed acts as an incentive and keeps a capitalist economy moving along, but it is a monster that must be controlled.  That must be balanced by institutions and laws that limit its power and provides for and protects citizens.

 
 
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