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Trump to Democrats: Go f**k yourselves!

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I’m hearing from trump supporters, like a tea party commenter on Facebook, who writes: Give him (Donald) a chance. I think he’s in this for the right reasons.” To which I reply, “What kind of chance did you teabaggers give President Obama? You hated on him from day one, you blocked and obstructed his every proposal, your new president-elect insulted him vilely and called him the worst President ever, and your colleagues portray him and Michelle as monkeys, even as they scream ‘Kill the fucking bitch, jail her’ about Hillary. So what the hell are you talking about, ‘Give Donald a chance’?”

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, my rightwing friend. Do you have any idea how hurtful your budding fascist movement has been to Democrats? You have slimed and slurred us, questioned our patriotism, our motives, our humanity. Are you suggesting Barack Obama did not run for President “for the right reasons”? That is precisely the racist slander that has spewed from fox “news,” Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and the rest of the storm troopers for years. Are we liberal-humanists now supposed to sit down, hold hands with the haters and sing Kumbaya? I don’t think so. I don’t think they would take our hands even if we offered them.

By the way, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, so let’s not hear about a mandate. Drumpf has no credibility in most of our urban areas and particularly in the coastal states of the West and Northeast–the economic drivers of our country, which voted against him in huge numbers. Entire demographic segments of America are terrified of him. I have not heard any apology from him for his insults, nor seen a single reach-out by him or his minions to us; rather, the threats continue in their fury. The local media in the Bay Area report that drumpf will probably cut federal funding to cities such as San Francisco that have sanctuary policies. That would be on par for a vengeful person like drumpf. I know many people who are crying, whose children are crying and fearful of being singled out for violent action, as they very well might be, by this deplorable group and its acolytes. We didn’t hear much about gay rights in the campaign, but you know and I know that the tea party and particularly its evangelical extremists—to whom drumpf made secret promises that have yet to be revealed–is chomping at the bit to undo gay marriage and restore Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the military. And look at the pit bulls he’s surrounding himself with: “Doctor” Ben Carson, Mike Pence, Newt Ginrgich, Sarah Palin—certified gay-bashers. When drumpf appoints a homophobic christian to the Supreme Court, we will be one vote away from a horrendously retrograde social policy. If drumpf tries to kill gay rights, I promise you we will have White Night riots in every city in the land, which drumpf could easily use to install martial-law type crackdowns, the way dictators, whom he loves, do to keep themselves in power. In this, he could be aided and abetted by rightwing law enforcement agencies and our national F.B.I., which may already have been infiltrated by white supremacists.

Sound extreme? Read your history. To those who have—and I suspect most Republicans have not, being too busy reading their bibles–is this not reminiscent of the mid-1930s in Germany, when Hitler followed through on threats he had made in the 1920s in Mein Kampf? Why would we think drumpf will not act on his campaign promises of deportation, blocking immigration, going after women who have abortions, arresting people based on their appearance, destroying the Environmental Protection Agency, making the National Rifle Association even more powerful, empowering a scurrilous anti-science christian cabal, encouraging militia-type white supremacists, letting Big Pharma and Big Insurance continue to rip off Americans, demolishing banking reputations so that Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs can keep on plundering, and–by the way, just for good measure–fomenting racial unrest? When he was making these utterances during the campaign, people said, “Oh, that’s just campaign rhetoric, he doesn’t mean it.” They said the same about Mein Kampf, which turned out to be a precise blueprint of what Hitler eventually inflicted on Europe and the world. Like Hitler and Goebbels, drumpf used the Big Lie to confuse uneducated people, like the white men who voted for him, who hate it when government helps the poor, but demand federal dollars for themselves. Drumpf now has the choice of igniting massive civil unrest, if not war, or of trying to unite this nation by reaching out to liberal-humanists. But is there anything in his background or what we know of his intellectual makeup that makes anyone think he’s capable of being conciliatory? No. Asked the other day what he thought of the protests in dozens of American cities following his election, he said they were led by “professional protesters.”

Listen: a Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, or any reputable politician interested in uniting the country, would have said something like, “I understand their concerns. I might not agree with their methods, but they are patriotic Americans, and they have to right to protest.” Instead, we get this stupid, insulting vitriol, which isn’t even true—a mere prelude to what we can expect from an unstable demagogue who believes nothing can stop him now.

So, to the “Give Donald a chance” crowd, I say: No way. If you voted for him, you will stand before the judgment of history, of your children, and of their children, down through the generations. And you will be found wanting.

notmy

  1. We are a country that rationalized slavery and fought a war over it. This election demonstrates we haven’t moved that far forward.

    There is a dilemma of politics versus governance. Democrats could adopt the Republican playbook and block any Supreme Court nominee.

    P.S. Your capthcha blocks me from commenting from my phone.

  2. Brad Kitson, sorry about the Captcha code. I don’t know what to do about that. Re: SCOTUS, I entirely agree! They blocked Dems, now we can block them. I will be very disappointed in Schumer if he allows any drumpf nominee to have hearings. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!

  3. From The Wall Street Journal “Opinion” section over the weekend, tracing Trump’s populist politics back to Andrew Jackson.

    “Donald Trump’s Jacksonian Revolt”

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-jacksonian-revolt-1478886196

    [If you can’t read it, then click on the circled X adjacent to the “BLACK FRIDAY SALE” or “$1 FOR TWO MONTHS” red promo soliciting subscribers.]

  4. And then there was this in today’s Journal:

    “RNC Chair Reince Priebus Is Named Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff”

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/leading-contender-for-donald-trump-s-chief-of-staff-is-rnc-chairman-reince-priebus-1479069597

    Excerpt:

    “During their private White House meeting on Thursday, Mr. Obama walked his successor through the duties of running the country, and Mr. Trump seemed surprised by the scope, said people familiar with the meeting. Trump aides were described by those people as unaware that the entire presidential staff working in the West Wing had to be replaced at the end of Mr. Obama’s term.

    “After meeting with Mr. Trump, the only person to be elected president without having held a government or military position, Mr. Obama realized the Republican needs more guidance. He plans to spend more time with his successor than presidents typically do, people familiar with the matter said.”

    Wait? What?

    I have to hire an entire West Wing staff? You mean, these folks aren’t career civic servants??

    That’s YUGE!!

  5. Oops!

    You mean, these folks aren’t career CIVIL servants??

  6. Kurt Burris says:

    Thanks Steve. You put my thoughts in to words. At least we are in California, the true land of the free

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