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When I was a kid, my dad would tell tales of his growing up during the Great Depression and World War II. He often wondered how the people of Germany could have fallen for a Hitler and his philosophy of hate. Growing up, I always wondered that as well. How could so many people have fallen for it?

Watching what has been happening over the last few years here in the United States, I now understand how the Nazi party rose to power: the German people fell for a con man who knew where to place the blame for the nation’s problems. That blame was aimed squarely at people perceived as different.

Fast forward to Make America Great Again: can you smell the racism in that slogan? With a black man in the White House, Donald Trump could use racism as a keystone in his campaign, and he did. Make America Great Again by electing a hateful old white man. On the campaign trail, Trump did not hide his racism.

JUNE 16, 2015

When Trump announced his campaign for president

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems …They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

DEC. 7, 2015

At a South Carolina rally five days after the San Bernardino terrorist attack

Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

FEB. 28, 2016

CNN interview

“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don’t know.”

JUNE 3, 2016h

Pointing to a black man surrounded by white Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Redding

“Look at my African American over here. Look at him.”

SEPT. 22, 2016

Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton

“Our inner cities, African Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.”

Those are just the high points (or low points) of the Trump campaign. That alone tells you that people were comfortable voting for an openly racist candidate.

Should it come as any surprise that the people who voted for Trump are okay with separating children from their parents, and blocking members of one religion from entering the country? That they are okay with the naked racism we see every single day in this country?

Someday, the photos, and words will come back to haunt those who have supported this racist president. They will regret their choice—but they will never admit it.

LEESBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 07: Supporters cheer for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds in the early morning hours on November 7, 2016 in Leesburg, Virginia. With less than 48 hours until Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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As a kid, when my dad told me the stories of how the Nazis rose to power in Germany, I wondered how it could have happened. In high school and college, I wondered if I would have been duped by a two-bit con man. Would I have followed orders? Would I have followed the pack? Today, I know the answer: no way, never in a million years. Even if Trump had run as a Democrat and agreed with me on the issues (or said he did), I would not have voted for him. He is a vile, racist human being. He sold our country out to Russia for the presidency. He does not give a shit about America, or its people. He will use and abuse whoever he can to get whatever he wants.

History is written by the victors, and the history books will not be kind to him. How do I know this? I will let Dan Rather answer that question:
Dan Rather
June 27 at 3:39 PM ·

For decades, Republicans have been able to have it all ways. Promise a radical reactionary rethink of American democracy to their rabid base, and hide behind a court that protected them from what would be a very unpopular set of policies with the general public. Well no longer.

Do we really want to outlaw abortion? We may soon know. Do we really believe we can attack gay rights and other rights at unprecedented levels? We may soon know. Do we really believe that our corporations should have unfettered power and workers have relatively none? Here again, the movement is already afoot.

The farce is shattered, the fig leaf has disappeared, the obfuscations have been replaced by clarity. And what is in its place is a very unpopular President stoking the flames of a massive backlash.

I do not say this to be Pollyannish. The president and his supporters have a lot of power, and tens of millions of fervent members in their base. But we have seen a growing realization from not only moderates but conservatives who still care about the constitution and recognize how perilous is the threat of the modern GOP. Look at Michael Bloomberg pledging tens of millions of dollars to elect Democrats. Look at opinion writers who have preached for the GOP in the past say now is a time to elect Democrats. Look at men and women of power and fame who are arguing that this cannot stand.

I know there is a feeling among many progressives that they have lost, that the future is a foregone conclusion. They see the forces arrayed against them on the battlefield of justice and feel the doom of certain and impending defeat. But turn to your left and right and see the long lines of fellow citizens. Look behind you and see the formidable artillery of wealth and power that is on YOUR side. Take a deep breath and feel the cool air of hope and justice in your lungs, and then march forward.



Right now, it seems as if we cannot stop Trump and his cult. But the tides will turn, and the backlash will be strong. He and his sycophants will crawl back under their rocks, and we will write the history books on him. There will be no schools, no roads, and no airports named after him. He will go down as the man who almost destroyed America from within. We are stronger than him, we outnumber his followers—and we are on the right side of history.
 
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When I was a kid, my dad would tell tales of his growing up during the Great Depression and World War II. He often wondered how the people of Germany could have fallen for a Hitler and his philosophy of hate. Growing up, I always wondered that as well. How could so many people have fallen for it?

Watching what has been happening over the last few years here in the United States, I now understand how the Nazi party rose to power: the German people fell for a con man who knew where to place the blame for the nation’s problems. That blame was aimed squarely at people perceived as different.

Fast forward to Make America Great Again: can you smell the racism in that slogan? With a black man in the White House, Donald Trump could use racism as a keystone in his campaign, and he did. Make America Great Again by electing a hateful old white man. On the campaign trail, Trump did not hide his racism.

JUNE 16, 2015

When Trump announced his campaign for president

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems …They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

DEC. 7, 2015

At a South Carolina rally five days after the San Bernardino terrorist attack

Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

FEB. 28, 2016

CNN interview

“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don’t know.”

JUNE 3, 2016h

Pointing to a black man surrounded by white Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Redding

“Look at my African American over here. Look at him.”

SEPT. 22, 2016

Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton

“Our inner cities, African Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.”

Those are just the high points (or low points) of the Trump campaign. That alone tells you that people were comfortable voting for an openly racist candidate.

Should it come as any surprise that the people who voted for Trump are okay with separating children from their parents, and blocking members of one religion from entering the country? That they are okay with the naked racism we see every single day in this country?

Someday, the photos, and words will come back to haunt those who have supported this racist president. They will regret their choice—but they will never admit it.

LEESBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 07: Supporters cheer for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds in the early morning hours on November 7, 2016 in Leesburg, Virginia. With less than 48 hours until Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
But her e-mails...
As a kid, when my dad told me the stories of how the Nazis rose to power in Germany, I wondered how it could have happened. In high school and college, I wondered if I would have been duped by a two-bit con man. Would I have followed orders? Would I have followed the pack? Today, I know the answer: no way, never in a million years. Even if Trump had run as a Democrat and agreed with me on the issues (or said he did), I would not have voted for him. He is a vile, racist human being. He sold our country out to Russia for the presidency. He does not give a shit about America, or its people. He will use and abuse whoever he can to get whatever he wants.

History is written by the victors, and the history books will not be kind to him. How do I know this? I will let Dan Rather answer that question:
Dan Rather
June 27 at 3:39 PM ·

For decades, Republicans have been able to have it all ways. Promise a radical reactionary rethink of American democracy to their rabid base, and hide behind a court that protected them from what would be a very unpopular set of policies with the general public. Well no longer.

Do we really want to outlaw abortion? We may soon know. Do we really believe we can attack gay rights and other rights at unprecedented levels? We may soon know. Do we really believe that our corporations should have unfettered power and workers have relatively none? Here again, the movement is already afoot.

The farce is shattered, the fig leaf has disappeared, the obfuscations have been replaced by clarity. And what is in its place is a very unpopular President stoking the flames of a massive backlash.

I do not say this to be Pollyannish. The president and his supporters have a lot of power, and tens of millions of fervent members in their base. But we have seen a growing realization from not only moderates but conservatives who still care about the constitution and recognize how perilous is the threat of the modern GOP. Look at Michael Bloomberg pledging tens of millions of dollars to elect Democrats. Look at opinion writers who have preached for the GOP in the past say now is a time to elect Democrats. Look at men and women of power and fame who are arguing that this cannot stand.

I know there is a feeling among many progressives that they have lost, that the future is a foregone conclusion. They see the forces arrayed against them on the battlefield of justice and feel the doom of certain and impending defeat. But turn to your left and right and see the long lines of fellow citizens. Look behind you and see the formidable artillery of wealth and power that is on YOUR side. Take a deep breath and feel the cool air of hope and justice in your lungs, and then march forward.



Right now, it seems as if we cannot stop Trump and his cult. But the tides will turn, and the backlash will be strong. He and his sycophants will crawl back under their rocks, and we will write the history books on him. There will be no schools, no roads, and no airports named after him. He will go down as the man who almost destroyed America from within. We are stronger than him, we outnumber his followers—and we are on the right side of history.
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When I was a kid, my dad would tell tales of his growing up during the Great Depression and World War II. He often wondered how the people of Germany could have fallen for a Hitler and his philosophy of hate. Growing up, I always wondered that as well. How could so many people have fallen for it?

Watching what has been happening over the last few years here in the United States, I now understand how the Nazi party rose to power: the German people fell for a con man who knew where to place the blame for the nation’s problems. That blame was aimed squarely at people perceived as different.

Fast forward to Make America Great Again: can you smell the racism in that slogan? With a black man in the White House, Donald Trump could use racism as a keystone in his campaign, and he did. Make America Great Again by electing a hateful old white man. On the campaign trail, Trump did not hide his racism.

JUNE 16, 2015

When Trump announced his campaign for president

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems …They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

DEC. 7, 2015

At a South Carolina rally five days after the San Bernardino terrorist attack

Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

FEB. 28, 2016

CNN interview

“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don’t know.”

JUNE 3, 2016h

Pointing to a black man surrounded by white Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Redding

“Look at my African American over here. Look at him.”

SEPT. 22, 2016

Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton

“Our inner cities, African Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.”

Those are just the high points (or low points) of the Trump campaign. That alone tells you that people were comfortable voting for an openly racist candidate.

Should it come as any surprise that the people who voted for Trump are okay with separating children from their parents, and blocking members of one religion from entering the country? That they are okay with the naked racism we see every single day in this country?

Someday, the photos, and words will come back to haunt those who have supported this racist president. They will regret their choice—but they will never admit it.

LEESBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 07: Supporters cheer for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds in the early morning hours on November 7, 2016 in Leesburg, Virginia. With less than 48 hours until Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
But her e-mails...
As a kid, when my dad told me the stories of how the Nazis rose to power in Germany, I wondered how it could have happened. In high school and college, I wondered if I would have been duped by a two-bit con man. Would I have followed orders? Would I have followed the pack? Today, I know the answer: no way, never in a million years. Even if Trump had run as a Democrat and agreed with me on the issues (or said he did), I would not have voted for him. He is a vile, racist human being. He sold our country out to Russia for the presidency. He does not give a shit about America, or its people. He will use and abuse whoever he can to get whatever he wants.

History is written by the victors, and the history books will not be kind to him. How do I know this? I will let Dan Rather answer that question:
Dan Rather
June 27 at 3:39 PM ·

For decades, Republicans have been able to have it all ways. Promise a radical reactionary rethink of American democracy to their rabid base, and hide behind a court that protected them from what would be a very unpopular set of policies with the general public. Well no longer.

Do we really want to outlaw abortion? We may soon know. Do we really believe we can attack gay rights and other rights at unprecedented levels? We may soon know. Do we really believe that our corporations should have unfettered power and workers have relatively none? Here again, the movement is already afoot.

The farce is shattered, the fig leaf has disappeared, the obfuscations have been replaced by clarity. And what is in its place is a very unpopular President stoking the flames of a massive backlash.

I do not say this to be Pollyannish. The president and his supporters have a lot of power, and tens of millions of fervent members in their base. But we have seen a growing realization from not only moderates but conservatives who still care about the constitution and recognize how perilous is the threat of the modern GOP. Look at Michael Bloomberg pledging tens of millions of dollars to elect Democrats. Look at opinion writers who have preached for the GOP in the past say now is a time to elect Democrats. Look at men and women of power and fame who are arguing that this cannot stand.

I know there is a feeling among many progressives that they have lost, that the future is a foregone conclusion. They see the forces arrayed against them on the battlefield of justice and feel the doom of certain and impending defeat. But turn to your left and right and see the long lines of fellow citizens. Look behind you and see the formidable artillery of wealth and power that is on YOUR side. Take a deep breath and feel the cool air of hope and justice in your lungs, and then march forward.



Right now, it seems as if we cannot stop Trump and his cult. But the tides will turn, and the backlash will be strong. He and his sycophants will crawl back under their rocks, and we will write the history books on him. There will be no schools, no roads, and no airports named after him. He will go down as the man who almost destroyed America from within. We are stronger than him, we outnumber his followers—and we are on the right side of history.
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When I was a kid, my dad would tell tales of his growing up during the Great Depression and World War II. He often wondered how the people of Germany could have fallen for a Hitler and his philosophy of hate. Growing up, I always wondered that as well. How could so many people have fallen for it?

Watching what has been happening over the last few years here in the United States, I now understand how the Nazi party rose to power: the German people fell for a con man who knew where to place the blame for the nation’s problems. That blame was aimed squarely at people perceived as different.

Fast forward to Make America Great Again: can you smell the racism in that slogan? With a black man in the White House, Donald Trump could use racism as a keystone in his campaign, and he did. Make America Great Again by electing a hateful old white man. On the campaign trail, Trump did not hide his racism.

JUNE 16, 2015

When Trump announced his campaign for president

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems …They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

DEC. 7, 2015

At a South Carolina rally five days after the San Bernardino terrorist attack

Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

FEB. 28, 2016

CNN interview

“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don’t know.”

JUNE 3, 2016h

Pointing to a black man surrounded by white Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Redding

“Look at my African American over here. Look at him.”

SEPT. 22, 2016

Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton

“Our inner cities, African Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.”

Those are just the high points (or low points) of the Trump campaign. That alone tells you that people were comfortable voting for an openly racist candidate.

Should it come as any surprise that the people who voted for Trump are okay with separating children from their parents, and blocking members of one religion from entering the country? That they are okay with the naked racism we see every single day in this country?

Someday, the photos, and words will come back to haunt those who have supported this racist president. They will regret their choice—but they will never admit it.

LEESBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 07: Supporters cheer for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds in the early morning hours on November 7, 2016 in Leesburg, Virginia. With less than 48 hours until Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
But her e-mails...
As a kid, when my dad told me the stories of how the Nazis rose to power in Germany, I wondered how it could have happened. In high school and college, I wondered if I would have been duped by a two-bit con man. Would I have followed orders? Would I have followed the pack? Today, I know the answer: no way, never in a million years. Even if Trump had run as a Democrat and agreed with me on the issues (or said he did), I would not have voted for him. He is a vile, racist human being. He sold our country out to Russia for the presidency. He does not give a shit about America, or its people. He will use and abuse whoever he can to get whatever he wants.

History is written by the victors, and the history books will not be kind to him. How do I know this? I will let Dan Rather answer that question:
Dan Rather
June 27 at 3:39 PM ·

For decades, Republicans have been able to have it all ways. Promise a radical reactionary rethink of American democracy to their rabid base, and hide behind a court that protected them from what would be a very unpopular set of policies with the general public. Well no longer.

Do we really want to outlaw abortion? We may soon know. Do we really believe we can attack gay rights and other rights at unprecedented levels? We may soon know. Do we really believe that our corporations should have unfettered power and workers have relatively none? Here again, the movement is already afoot.

The farce is shattered, the fig leaf has disappeared, the obfuscations have been replaced by clarity. And what is in its place is a very unpopular President stoking the flames of a massive backlash.

I do not say this to be Pollyannish. The president and his supporters have a lot of power, and tens of millions of fervent members in their base. But we have seen a growing realization from not only moderates but conservatives who still care about the constitution and recognize how perilous is the threat of the modern GOP. Look at Michael Bloomberg pledging tens of millions of dollars to elect Democrats. Look at opinion writers who have preached for the GOP in the past say now is a time to elect Democrats. Look at men and women of power and fame who are arguing that this cannot stand.

I know there is a feeling among many progressives that they have lost, that the future is a foregone conclusion. They see the forces arrayed against them on the battlefield of justice and feel the doom of certain and impending defeat. But turn to your left and right and see the long lines of fellow citizens. Look behind you and see the formidable artillery of wealth and power that is on YOUR side. Take a deep breath and feel the cool air of hope and justice in your lungs, and then march forward.



Right now, it seems as if we cannot stop Trump and his cult. But the tides will turn, and the backlash will be strong. He and his sycophants will crawl back under their rocks, and we will write the history books on him. There will be no schools, no roads, and no airports named after him. He will go down as the man who almost destroyed America from within. We are stronger than him, we outnumber his followers—and we are on the right side of history.
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Trump and his enablers are scum, plain and simple. The abdication of American leadership and betrayal of democratic values has been accelerating since January 2017, tearing at the seams of the international order that the United States has led for more than 70 years, it is unnecessary, destructive and unforgivable. In the vacuum of leadership tyrannical dictatorships are filling in the places the US and our allies have held sway while encouraging democracy and the rule of law for decades. China in the pacific rim and Africa, and now South America. The Russians and Iranians in the Middle East. We shouldn’t wait for history to judge the idiot Pumpkinfuhrer a patriotic American jury will do just fine.
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When I was a kid, my dad would tell tales of his growing up during the Great Depression and World War II. He often wondered how the people of Germany could have fallen for a Hitler and his philosophy of hate. Growing up, I always wondered that as well. How could so many people have fallen for it?

Watching what has been happening over the last few years here in the United States, I now understand how the Nazi party rose to power: the German people fell for a con man who knew where to place the blame for the nation’s problems. That blame was aimed squarely at people perceived as different.

Fast forward to Make America Great Again: can you smell the racism in that slogan? With a black man in the White House, Donald Trump could use racism as a keystone in his campaign, and he did. Make America Great Again by electing a hateful old white man. On the campaign trail, Trump did not hide his racism.

JUNE 16, 2015

When Trump announced his campaign for president

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems …They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

DEC. 7, 2015

At a South Carolina rally five days after the San Bernardino terrorist attack

Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

FEB. 28, 2016

CNN interview

“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don’t know.”

JUNE 3, 2016h

Pointing to a black man surrounded by white Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Redding

“Look at my African American over here. Look at him.”

SEPT. 22, 2016

Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton

“Our inner cities, African Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.”

Those are just the high points (or low points) of the Trump campaign. That alone tells you that people were comfortable voting for an openly racist candidate.

Should it come as any surprise that the people who voted for Trump are okay with separating children from their parents, and blocking members of one religion from entering the country? That they are okay with the naked racism we see every single day in this country?

Someday, the photos, and words will come back to haunt those who have supported this racist president. They will regret their choice—but they will never admit it.

LEESBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 07: Supporters cheer for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds in the early morning hours on November 7, 2016 in Leesburg, Virginia. With less than 48 hours until Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
But her e-mails...
As a kid, when my dad told me the stories of how the Nazis rose to power in Germany, I wondered how it could have happened. In high school and college, I wondered if I would have been duped by a two-bit con man. Would I have followed orders? Would I have followed the pack? Today, I know the answer: no way, never in a million years. Even if Trump had run as a Democrat and agreed with me on the issues (or said he did), I would not have voted for him. He is a vile, racist human being. He sold our country out to Russia for the presidency. He does not give a shit about America, or its people. He will use and abuse whoever he can to get whatever he wants.

History is written by the victors, and the history books will not be kind to him. How do I know this? I will let Dan Rather answer that question:
Dan Rather
June 27 at 3:39 PM ·

For decades, Republicans have been able to have it all ways. Promise a radical reactionary rethink of American democracy to their rabid base, and hide behind a court that protected them from what would be a very unpopular set of policies with the general public. Well no longer.

Do we really want to outlaw abortion? We may soon know. Do we really believe we can attack gay rights and other rights at unprecedented levels? We may soon know. Do we really believe that our corporations should have unfettered power and workers have relatively none? Here again, the movement is already afoot.

The farce is shattered, the fig leaf has disappeared, the obfuscations have been replaced by clarity. And what is in its place is a very unpopular President stoking the flames of a massive backlash.

I do not say this to be Pollyannish. The president and his supporters have a lot of power, and tens of millions of fervent members in their base. But we have seen a growing realization from not only moderates but conservatives who still care about the constitution and recognize how perilous is the threat of the modern GOP. Look at Michael Bloomberg pledging tens of millions of dollars to elect Democrats. Look at opinion writers who have preached for the GOP in the past say now is a time to elect Democrats. Look at men and women of power and fame who are arguing that this cannot stand.

I know there is a feeling among many progressives that they have lost, that the future is a foregone conclusion. They see the forces arrayed against them on the battlefield of justice and feel the doom of certain and impending defeat. But turn to your left and right and see the long lines of fellow citizens. Look behind you and see the formidable artillery of wealth and power that is on YOUR side. Take a deep breath and feel the cool air of hope and justice in your lungs, and then march forward.



Right now, it seems as if we cannot stop Trump and his cult. But the tides will turn, and the backlash will be strong. He and his sycophants will crawl back under their rocks, and we will write the history books on him. There will be no schools, no roads, and no airports named after him. He will go down as the man who almost destroyed America from within. We are stronger than him, we outnumber his followers—and we are on the right side of history.
Mark E Andersen br br br "Republicans only... (show quote)


You still don't get it. Without Trump there will be no History.
Please Get Some Help.
MAGA!
Jul 8, 2018 13:43:31   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
Kevyn wrote:
Trump and his enablers are scum, plain and simple. The abdication of American leadership and betrayal of democratic values has been accelerating since January 2017, tearing at the seams of the international order that the United States has led for more than 70 years is unnecessary, destructive and unforgivable. In the vacuum of leadership tyrannical dictatorships are filling in the places the US and our allies have held sway and encouraged democracy and the rule f law for decades. China in the pacific rim and Africa, and now South America. The Russians and Iranians in the Middle East. We shouldn’t wait for history to judge the idiot Pumpkinfuhrer a patriotic American jury will do just fine.
Trump and his enablers are scum, plain and simple.... (show quote)


TDS big time!!!!!...Need professional help STAT!!!!......
 
Jul 8, 2018 13:56:51   #
Super Dave (a regular here)
 
proud republican wrote:
TDS big time!!!!!...Need professional help STAT!!!!......
These critters "got it bad...".
Jul 8, 2018 14:04:28   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
Super Dave wrote:
These critters "got it bad...".


I have never seen it so bad even when i worked in psych dept.....Its scary!!!
Jul 8, 2018 14:04:47   #
crazylibertarian (a regular here)
 
[quote=Geo]Mark E Andersen


"Republicans only care about the rich" - George W. Andersen (1923-1999) -



You needn't have written any more than this. It's a complete lie & I resent it.
Jul 8, 2018 14:08:56   #
nwtk2007 (a regular here)
 
Kevyn wrote:
Trump and his enablers are scum, plain and simple. The abdication of American leadership and betrayal of democratic values has been accelerating since January 2017, tearing at the seams of the international order that the United States has led for more than 70 years, it is unnecessary, destructive and unforgivable. In the vacuum of leadership tyrannical dictatorships are filling in the places the US and our allies have held sway while encouraging democracy and the rule of law for decades. China in the pacific rim and Africa, and now South America. The Russians and Iranians in the Middle East. We shouldn’t wait for history to judge the idiot Pumpkinfuhrer a patriotic American jury will do just fine.
Trump and his enablers are scum, plain and simple.... (show quote)


What, pray tell, democratic values has Trump betrayed?? As for rule of law, what rule of law is Trump ignoring??
Jul 8, 2018 14:14:06   #
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Geo wrote:
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When I was a kid, my dad would tell tales of his growing up during the Great Depression and World War II. He often wondered how the people of Germany could have fallen for a Hitler and his philosophy of hate. Growing up, I always wondered that as well. How could so many people have fallen for it?

Watching what has been happening over the last few years here in the United States, I now understand how the Nazi party rose to power: the German people fell for a con man who knew where to place the blame for the nation’s problems. That blame was aimed squarely at people perceived as different.

Fast forward to Make America Great Again: can you smell the racism in that slogan? With a black man in the White House, Donald Trump could use racism as a keystone in his campaign, and he did. Make America Great Again by electing a hateful old white man. On the campaign trail, Trump did not hide his racism.

JUNE 16, 2015

When Trump announced his campaign for president

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems …They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

DEC. 7, 2015

At a South Carolina rally five days after the San Bernardino terrorist attack

Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

FEB. 28, 2016

CNN interview

“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don’t know.”

JUNE 3, 2016h

Pointing to a black man surrounded by white Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Redding

“Look at my African American over here. Look at him.”

SEPT. 22, 2016

Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton

“Our inner cities, African Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.”

Those are just the high points (or low points) of the Trump campaign. That alone tells you that people were comfortable voting for an openly racist candidate.

Should it come as any surprise that the people who voted for Trump are okay with separating children from their parents, and blocking members of one religion from entering the country? That they are okay with the naked racism we see every single day in this country?

Someday, the photos, and words will come back to haunt those who have supported this racist president. They will regret their choice—but they will never admit it.

LEESBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 07: Supporters cheer for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds in the early morning hours on November 7, 2016 in Leesburg, Virginia. With less than 48 hours until Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
But her e-mails...
As a kid, when my dad told me the stories of how the Nazis rose to power in Germany, I wondered how it could have happened. In high school and college, I wondered if I would have been duped by a two-bit con man. Would I have followed orders? Would I have followed the pack? Today, I know the answer: no way, never in a million years. Even if Trump had run as a Democrat and agreed with me on the issues (or said he did), I would not have voted for him. He is a vile, racist human being. He sold our country out to Russia for the presidency. He does not give a shit about America, or its people. He will use and abuse whoever he can to get whatever he wants.

History is written by the victors, and the history books will not be kind to him. How do I know this? I will let Dan Rather answer that question:
Dan Rather
June 27 at 3:39 PM ·

For decades, Republicans have been able to have it all ways. Promise a radical reactionary rethink of American democracy to their rabid base, and hide behind a court that protected them from what would be a very unpopular set of policies with the general public. Well no longer.

Do we really want to outlaw abortion? We may soon know. Do we really believe we can attack gay rights and other rights at unprecedented levels? We may soon know. Do we really believe that our corporations should have unfettered power and workers have relatively none? Here again, the movement is already afoot.

The farce is shattered, the fig leaf has disappeared, the obfuscations have been replaced by clarity. And what is in its place is a very unpopular President stoking the flames of a massive backlash.

I do not say this to be Pollyannish. The president and his supporters have a lot of power, and tens of millions of fervent members in their base. But we have seen a growing realization from not only moderates but conservatives who still care about the constitution and recognize how perilous is the threat of the modern GOP. Look at Michael Bloomberg pledging tens of millions of dollars to elect Democrats. Look at opinion writers who have preached for the GOP in the past say now is a time to elect Democrats. Look at men and women of power and fame who are arguing that this cannot stand.

I know there is a feeling among many progressives that they have lost, that the future is a foregone conclusion. They see the forces arrayed against them on the battlefield of justice and feel the doom of certain and impending defeat. But turn to your left and right and see the long lines of fellow citizens. Look behind you and see the formidable artillery of wealth and power that is on YOUR side. Take a deep breath and feel the cool air of hope and justice in your lungs, and then march forward.



Right now, it seems as if we cannot stop Trump and his cult. But the tides will turn, and the backlash will be strong. He and his sycophants will crawl back under their rocks, and we will write the history books on him. There will be no schools, no roads, and no airports named after him. He will go down as the man who almost destroyed America from within. We are stronger than him, we outnumber his followers—and we are on the right side of history.
Mark E Andersen br br br "Republicans only... (show quote)


I sorry which party votes as a block? DEMs
Which party sold out the radical left? DEMs

Which group is now taking control of the DEM party? The far left
Which group uses the courts to pass laws the voter would not? DEMs

Who lost the White House, the House, the Senate, and most state legislatures and is now losing the SCOTUS? DEMs
DEMs outnumber the GOP? big fat lie

Who supports illegals, MS-13, and wants to get the tax cut crumbs back? DEMs
Who supports perverts going into bathrooms with your kids? DEMs

Who supports the murder of unborn babies? DEMS
Who is attacking our rights? DEMs

Who wants criminal set free and to vote? DEMS
Who controls the MSM and still lost? DEMs

Who wants your guns? DEMs
Who throws a hissy fit when they don't get their way? DEMs

Who supports BLM, Antifa, and open borders? DEMs
What party owns all the social media platforms? DEMs

What party supports college students shutting down free speech? DEMs
What party supports a rogue CIA and FBI? DEMs

What party supports Muller who hasn't found any Russian collusion after almost two years? DEMs
What part allowed unvetted IT Pakistanies to steal their data? DEMs

Who cheated Bernie? DEMs
who created the KKK? DEMS

Who voted against civil rights? DEMs
Who is the vilest, sickest, most corrupt party ever? DEMs

I could post much more dipsticks! Pull your heads out, breathe some fresh air and wake up.
 
Jul 8, 2018 14:15:04   #
JRumeryjr (a regular here)
 
But with Donnie the American people can see just what a bad president he was!
Weasel wrote:
You still don't get it. Without Trump there will be no History.
Please Get Some Help.
MAGA!
Jul 8, 2018 14:22:07   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
Peewee wrote:
I sorry which party votes as a block? DEMs
Which party sold out the radical left? DEMs

Which group is now taking control of the DEM party? The far left
Which group uses the courts to pass laws the voter would not? DEMs

Who lost the White House, the House, the Senate, and most state legislatures and is now losing the SCOTUS? DEMs
DEMs outnumber the GOP? big fat lie

Who supports illegals, MS-13, and wants to get the tax cut crumbs back? DEMs
Who supports perverts going into bathrooms with your kids? DEMs

Who supports the murder of unborn babies? DEMS
Who is attacking our rights? DEMs

Who wants criminal set free and to vote? DEMS
Who controls the MSM and still lost? DEMs

Who wants your guns? DEMs
Who throws a hissy fit when they don't get their way? DEMs

Who supports BLM, Antifa, and open borders? DEMs
What party owns all the social media platforms? DEMs

What party supports college students shutting down free speech? DEMs
What party supports a rogue CIA and FBI? DEMs

What party supports Muller who hasn't found any Russian collusion after almost two years? DEMs
What part allowed unvetted IT Pakistanies to steal their data? DEMs

Who cheated Bernie? DEMs
who created the KKK? DEMS

Who voted against civil rights? DEMs
Who is the vilest, sickest, most corrupt party ever? DEMs

I could post much more dipsticks! Pull your heads out, breathe some fresh air and wake up.
I sorry which party votes as a block? DEMs br Whic... (show quote)


Jul 8, 2018 14:39:57   #
pafret (a regular here)
 
JRumeryjr wrote:
You're just a flat out idiot who has no clue...


Peewee's points are all proven facts. Geo's accusations are all unproven or blatantly false. The clueless one is you.
Jul 8, 2018 17:56:06   #
JRumeryjr (a regular here)
 
Has he kept one promise that didn't help him?
pafret wrote:
Peewee's points are all proven facts. Geo's accusations are all unproven or blatantly false. The clueless one is you.
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