This op-ed does not constitute loyal opposition, nor does it represent patriotic intent. It is, if legitimate, a confession of sedition and implication of co-conspirators. It will be used by the Trump administration to justify new, abrupt and draconian measures to silence dissent both within and outside of the White House, no different than the Reichstag Fire was used by the Nazi Party to do the same. The constant mantra of the media being the “enemy of the people” which Trump has been chanting since the nascent days of his administration, now has even greater salience within his core of followers and catamites within congress.
Yesterday, on Twitter and presumably in person to everyone he met, President Trump promoted the results of a Rasmussen Poll which, on the surface, showed a 50% approval rating.
Does Putin think we are that stupid? Are we to believe him and not our own eyes? It is fully within Putin’s character to lie easily and without compunction. As a former spymaster and KGB agent, he has been well trained to do just that.
So know this republicans, Russians did not attack democrats, they attacked Americans, they attacked the very system which put you in power. Putin’s goal is not a convenient gift to you, it is your county’s destruction. You need to wake up and come to the table, because you are most likely the next target.
If things unfold this way, and nothing is done, we can count on Russian aggression against Ukraine, the Baltics, Poland, Germany; while the U.S. stands on the sideline watching, gelded and impotent.
A republic and democracy are not mutually exclusive. It defies logic to say “We are not a democracy, we are a republic”; it belies any semblance of understanding of what a republic or what democracy actually is.
If you are pissed off about something going on in the world today you can most likely blame it on Ronald Reagan, directly or tangentially.
The United States is currently a kakistocracy… Trump, as President, is an outcome of a process that was started decades ago, but that is the subject of another article for a later date. I am going to blame the Senate, the Republican Party, and the right-wing media for this state of affairs.
Has this tax plan really met the benchmark of an “economic miracle”, or is it more like a ticking economic time-bomb which will detonate years from now so Trump and his financial acolytes can deny any responsibility and most blame what ever president is left holding the bag? My money is on the latter, because so far the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has been a complete disaster.
The Twitter handle @PressSec belongs to the executive branch of the United States Government. It is not Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s personal account. When the Press Secretary sends a tweet on @PressSec, it holds the power of that office, just as if she sends a letter on official Press Secretary Stationary.
the Blackshirts, were the paramilitary militia charged with maintaining the brutal internal order of the citizenry. Their motto, Me Ne Frego which was taken from a song and literally translates to “I don’t care”.
Zara has now an established history of quasi-cryptic fascist and far-right symbols embedded on their clothes.
Separating children from parents as a deterrent for crimes…and then locking up the children in shelters.
I humbly submit that this is indeed a fantastic idea, so fantastic that my proposal is that we expand this to all U.S. citizens and lawful residents as well!