Friday, September 8, 2017

Get Over Yourself - Trump's Campaign For President Was Largely Based On Race

Mod: Pollyanna cocktail chatter about America being a "post-racial society" is now a thing of the past. The folks behind the Trump campaign, which needs to include their Russian confidantes, had a very different and far more cynical understanding. They surmised that if they ran a campaign based on race, they would win. Throw in some face saving cover about the "disenfranchised and alienated white working class," and how unfair trade pacts with Mexico like NAFTA have been, and the picture was complete. With Trump now planning the deportation of 800,000 DACA kids (and what a sight that is going to be), I am not sure how there can be any doubt about what has really gone on here. Will they be put into boxcars like Nazi Germany did with their hated minorities? And then left in the desert just south of the Rio Grande? Imagine how that will be viewed by the rest of the world.

The First White President (The Atlantic link): It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but can conjure a tailwind for most of them. Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trump’s forefathers and barred others from it.

Once upon the field, these men became soldiers, statesmen, and scholars; held court in Paris; presided at Princeton; advanced into the Wilderness and then into the White House. Their individual triumphs made this exclusive party seem above America’s founding sins, and it was forgotten that the former was in fact bound to the latter, that all their victories had transpired on cleared grounds. No such elegant detachment can be attributed to Donald Trump—a president who, more than any other, has made the awful inheritance explicit.

His political career began in advocacy of birtherism, that modern recasting of the old American precept that black people are not fit to be citizens of the country they built. But long before birtherism, Trump had made his worldview clear. He fought to keep blacks out of his buildings, according to the U.S. government; called for the death penalty for the eventually exonerated Central Park Five; and railed against “lazy” black employees. “Black guys counting my money! I hate it,” Trump was once quoted as saying. “The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”

After his cabal of conspiracy theorists forced Barack Obama to present his birth certificate, Trump demanded the president’s college grades (offering $5 million in exchange for them), insisting that Obama was not intelligent enough to have gone to an Ivy League school, and that his acclaimed memoir, Dreams From My Father, had been ghostwritten by a white man, Bill Ayers.

It is often said that Trump has no real ideology, which is not true—his ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power. Trump inaugurated his campaign by casting himself as the defender of white maidenhood against Mexican “rapists,” only to be later alleged by multiple accusers, and by his own proud words, to be a sexual violator himself. White supremacy has always had a perverse sexual tint.

Trump’s rise was shepherded by Steve Bannon, a man who mocks his white male critics as “cucks.” The word, derived from cuckold, is specifically meant to debase by fear and fantasy—the target is so weak that he would submit to the humiliation of having his white wife lie with black men. That the slur cuck casts white men as victims aligns with the dicta of whiteness, which seek to alchemize one’s profligate sins into virtue.

So it was with Virginia slaveholders claiming that Britain sought to make slaves of them. So it was with marauding Klansmen organized against alleged rapes and other outrages. So it was with a candidate who called for a foreign power to hack his opponent’s email and who now, as president, is claiming to be the victim of “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”

In Trump, white supremacists see one of their own. Only grudgingly did Trump denounce the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke, one of its former grand wizards—and after the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, Duke in turn praised Trump’s contentious claim that “both sides” were responsible for the violence.

Mod: There is a lot more to this article, and you can access it through the above link.


The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election (The New York Times link): Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice. So it was last year when Melvin Redick of Harrisburg, Pa., a friendly-looking American with a backward baseball cap and a young daughter, posted on Facebook a link to a brand-new website.

“These guys show hidden truth about Hillary Clinton, George Soros and other leaders of the US,” he wrote on June 8, 2016. “Visit #DCLeaks website. It’s really interesting!”

Mr. Redick turned out to be a remarkably elusive character. No Melvin Redick appears in Pennsylvania records, and his photos seem to be borrowed from an unsuspecting Brazilian. But this fictional concoction has earned a small spot in history: The Redick posts that morning were among the first public signs of an unprecedented foreign intervention in American democracy.

The DCLeaks site had gone live a few days earlier, posting the first samples of material, stolen from prominent Americans by Russian hackers, that would reverberate through the presidential election campaign and into the Trump presidency. The site’s phony promoters were in the vanguard of a cyberarmy of counterfeit Facebook and Twitter accounts, a legion of Russian-controlled impostors whose operations are still being unraveled.

Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election (Washington Post link): Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that the social network has discovered that it sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company’s findings.

Facebook officials reported that they traced the ad sales, totaling $100,000, to a Russian “troll farm” with a history of pushing pro-Kremlin propaganda, these people said. A small portion of the ads, which began in the summer of 2015, directly named Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the people said, although they declined to say which candidate the ads favored.

Most of the ads, according to a blog post published late Wednesday by Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, “appeared to focus on amplifying divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum — touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights.”

The acknowledgment by Facebook comes as congressional investigators and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III are probing Russian interference in the U.S. election, including allegations that the Kremlin may have coordinated with the Trump campaign.

Mod: Here is a case study on why politicians that attain high office should not hire their moron kids. Trust me, this product of Trump's union with a fashion model is not bright.

Trump Jr. Says He Wanted Russian Dirt to Determine Clinton’s ‘Fitness’ for Office (The New York Times link): Donald Trump Jr. told Senate investigators on Thursday that he set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer because he was intrigued that she might have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, saying it was important to learn about Mrs. Clinton’s “fitness” to be president. But nothing came of the Trump Tower meeting, he said, and he was adamant that he never colluded with the Russian government’s campaign to disrupt last year’s presidential election.

In a prepared statement during an interview with Senate Judiciary Committee investigators, the younger Mr. Trump said he was initially conflicted when he heard that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, might have damaging information about Mrs. Clinton. Despite his interest, he said, he always intended to consult with his own lawyers about the propriety of using any information that Ms. Veselnitskaya, who has ties to the Kremlin, gave him at the meeting.

Mr. Trump has given differing accounts of his contacts last year with Russians. He told the Times in March that he never met with Russians on behalf of the campaign, a statement his lawyer has since said was meant to refer to Russian government officials. In July, he described the Trump Tower meeting as primarily focused on the issue of Russian adoptions, before eventually acknowledging that he took the meeting because he was told Ms. Veselnitskaya had damaging information about Mrs. Clinton.

Wife of Trump Organization Ethics Lawyer Arrested After Alleged Tryst With Inmate (The Daily Beast link): The wife of a lawyer tasked with monitoring ethics in President Donald Trump’s business trust was arrested Tuesday afternoon after “suspicious” activity with a Virginia inmate in the backseat of a car outside a jail.

Teresa Jo Burchfield, 53, was outside Virginia’s Fauquier County Adult Detention Center when deputies charged her with a crime of her own. Burchfield and an unnamed 23-year-old inmate were spotted in the backseat of a car, along with a bag of pills and other contraband items that Burchfield had allegedly given the inmate. Burchfield’s husband, Bobby Burchfield, is an ethics advisor to the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, an entity intended to keep Trump’s business and political ties separate.

“The defendant was caught in the backseat of her vehicle with an inmate," according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Fauquier Times. "When the inmate exited the vehicle, he handed me a bag of brown pills that he claims to be workout pills."

The inmate, who told police he and Burchfield had been having sex, also had other contraband items on his person, including cigarettes and vitamin supplements, according to the complaint.

Bannon: Catholic churches ‘need illegal aliens’ (The Hill link): Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon in a new interview slammed the Catholic Church for its stance on immigration, saying leaders “need illegal aliens to to fill the churches."

Bannon told "60 Minutes" that the Catholic Church has been “terrible about” immigration when Charlie Rose noted that Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York opposed President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “You know why? Because [they have been] unable to really, to come to grips with the problems in the church. They need illegal aliens. They need illegal aliens to fill the churches. It’s obvious on the face of it,” Bannon said.

Mod: As I am sure you are aware, the KKK hates Catholics, too.

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79 comments:

  1. You libs are absolutely driving yourselves nuts. She lost. Calling everyone who disagrees with you a racist doesn't work anymore, and this is infuriating you.

    1000 of these angry biased articles won't change anything. You're just shrill shills now.

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    1. Thanks, comrade. Have a whiny Friday.

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    2. Actually Trump lost to Clinton by around 3 million votes. If this was a true democracy old rat head would be sitting in Trump Tower right now sucking his thumb.

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    3. "Everyone I disagree with is Russian"

      And

      "Muh popular vote"
      What is the electoral college

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    4. Trump lost by 3 million votes. What is it about math that throws you so much?

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    5. Im so sick and tired of so called tolerant liberals slanderizing and putting down anyone who disagrees with there marxist socialist agenda a racist or bigot, its sickening to see this, and this is why trump will probably win again, keep playing that race card you self righteous elitist socialist intolerant jerks

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    6. Trump will be 76 years old in 2020. He's half senile now.

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  2. I think many racists just wanted a person to appeal to their cause. That's why they embraced him. Shame

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    1. Keep calling anyone who disagrees with you a racist. That will surely keep working

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    2. Well, OK comrade. Maybe traitor is better.

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  3. Trump wasn't even subtle about his racism. Why is anyone acting surprised now?

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    1. They didn't want to believe

      Birthers, flat earthers, vaxxers, bornagains...

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  4. newsing photo of golfers on a course with the mountain range inferno as backdrop, thanks.
    Friday dump day, the recycling of fake news.
    Iam looking forward to these next eight years. Finally a non politician in the White House able to "get er done".

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    1. I blame Moose and Squirrel.

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    2. Boris and Natasha!

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    3. Nah. Not a bigot ...

      "His political career began in advocacy of birtherism, that modern recasting of the old American precept that black people are not fit to be citizens of the country they built. But long before birtherism, Trump had made his worldview clear. He fought to keep blacks out of his buildings, according to the U.S. government; called for the death penalty for the eventually exonerated Central Park Five; and railed against “lazy” black employees. “Black guys counting my money! I hate it,” Trump was once quoted as saying. “The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”

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  5. Great compilation!

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  6. It's 1927 all over again - all those white sheets walking around like NAZI's.

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  7. Trump lawyers urge Supreme Court to rule for Colorado cake maker who turned away gay couple
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-court-trump-baker-20170907-story.html

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  8. As a child, my mom and a neighbor were playing near a barn and went inside to look around. This was in Missouri west of St Louis 12 miles. There was a float being built for the 4th of July parade (in the 1920's) by the local KKK. They were horrified and beat a quick retreat. The neoKKK, neoNazi, neoWhiteSupremacists need to be treated as a terrorist organization and not tollerated by any of us today. My mom always called them the KlueKluckers. She knew who this family was and never went near them again.

    I am glad I was raised by people of heart and humanity. She and her two sisters grew up in rural Missouri and knew they did not want to end up married to farmers or railroad workers as their mothers and grandmothers had. All went to the big city (St Louis), to nursing school and married Jewish or Catholic men quite a move having grown up Lutheran in rural Missouri.

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    1. KKK was started by Democrats, in case you forgot.

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    2. The GOP bought the franchise. They're all Republicans now.

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    3. Thank you for a great story.

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  9. Even Trump doesn't like TrumpiesSeptember 8, 2017 at 7:00 AM

    Trump blasts own party, calls filibuster 'GOP death wish'

    President Trump is blasting Republicans again on Twitter just days after he shocked his own party by agreeing with Democrats on a fiscal deal to the disbelief of the GOP.

    Trump called the filibuster a "Repub Death Wish," saying the party would never get anything done under the rule. He also ripped Republicans for promising to deliver ObamaCare repeal for seven years and then failing to do it.

    The tweets are sure to be seen in the context of Trump's deal with Democrats, which has both parties wondering if a president who once donated to Democrats might move away from his current party to do more deals with the minority.

    Trump praised Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after agreeing to their terms on a deal to extend the debt limit, fund the government and provide aid to Harvey.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/349775-trump-blasts-own-party-calls-filibuster-gop-death-wish

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  10. Meet The 17 Senate Republicans Who Betrayed Harvey Victims By Voting Against Hurricane Relief
    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/09/07/meet-17-senate-republicans-betrayed-harvey-victims-voting-hurricane-relief.html

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  11. Yesterday at the Bank of America, in Sierra Madre, I was one of two 'anglo Americanos' out of 10 people (including the Philippino guard out side). White folk are just going to have to get over it. It was a short lived period of time that northern European-Americans were 'dominant' in the USofA. Europe as a continent sent colonists to Canada, America, New Zealand and Australia. But that period has passed. If you are not comfortable in your white skin in the new reality you are going to be miserable.

    The only thing that should be separated by color is Laundry!

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    1. And, people of color are PEOPLE!!!!
      Thanks for your story!!

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  12. It's not Trump's fault. Putin made him do it.

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  13. Ta-Nehisi Coates, in “Donald Trump is the First White President,” provides a tour de force take down of the always absurd argument that Trump’s presidential victory was attributable to economic anxiety of the White working class, as opposed to plain old, ingrained White racism.
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/7/1696846/-Ta-Nehisi-Coates-destroys-the-myth-of-the-White-Working-Class-voter-as-explanation-for-Trump-s-win?detail=emaildkre

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  14. Leaked DOJ memo recommends making rape victims' sexual history fair play in campus hearings
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/7/1696864/-Leaked-DOJ-memo-recommends-making-rape-victims-sexual-history-fair-play-in-campus-hearings

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  15. Trump regrets putting ObamaCare repeal on top of agenda, blames Ryan: report

    President Trump reportedly regrets putting repealing and replacing ObamaCare at the top of his legislative agenda and blames House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for assuring him that a health-care overhaul was sure to pass in the GOP-controlled Congress

    Trump has privately fumed that Republican congressional leaders, including Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), misled him on health care, among other issues, the Associated Press reported Friday.

    The House rejected an initial proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act before finally passing a revised measure earlier this year. But the effort later floundered in the Senate, and was ultimately upended in July when the chamber narrowly voted down a slimmed-down ObamaCare repeal bill. Trump has voiced particular frustration with McConnell for that failure.

    Still, the president's relationship with Ryan has grown frosty recently, according to the AP. The two men talk less frequently than they used to, and Trump very publicly broke with the speaker this week when he agreed to a deal with House and Senate Democratic leaders on a short-term debt ceiling increase.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/349788-trump-regrets-putting-obamacare-repeal-on-top-of-agenda-blames-ryan

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  16. Interesting how Facebook served as such a useful tool for the Russian/Trump agenda.

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  17. I get comic relief on this site, if this were Los Vages (!) I would put odds that the comments written here are from "white guilt" bloggers! Too funny.

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  18. Leave it to Beaver 1957-63
    The Cleavers are the 1950's 'All-American Family' in this 'feel-good' family sitcom. Parents Ward and June, and older brother Wally, try to keep Theodore ('the Beaver') out of trouble. However, Beaver continues to end up in one kind of jam or another. Unlike real life, these situations are always easily resolved to the satisfaction of all involved and the Beaver gets off with a few stern moralistic words of parental advice. Instigator and troublemaker Eddie Haskell is an older kid who always manages to avoid being caught.

    That crazy Beaver!!

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  19. We are entitled to "white guilt" at least I am.

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  20. Love the skin your in

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  21. If you haven't feared Trump and his people yet you will. Was it P.T. Barnum who said you ain't seen nothing yet? I don't hate but I find it easier to hate the haters.

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  22. Trumpet's feel no guilt. See their horrible smiles that may remind you of Halloween.

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  23. Missouri wanderer. My Grandfather lived in the next state over. He was a farmer would give food from the family garden to the men riding the rails. He would say, pass the word, dont steal from the garden, come knock on the front door and we will do what we are able.
    If the sun had gone down on that day, he would have the travelers spend the night in the barn. In the morning after being fed, he would give them a ride to the edge of town.
    Sidebar; we all are conservatives.

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    1. I think Eddie Haskell wrote it.

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  24. Playing the race card is a tried and true GOP tactic. The news here is the Trump campaign managed to make some people believe his was something different. It was not.

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  25. 10:30am. keep your birth guilt to yourself! The fake, only the Progressive/Dems have heart, is becoming tiresome.
    Do you know that the statues being torn down and removed are all those of Democrate persuasion.

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    1. Actually the statues you are talking about were all of Democrats. Lots of treason love on the right these.

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    2. 'Demo crate' is exactly what those statues deserve.

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    3. 10:30...The Democrat party is completely based on race. Although they proclaim "colorblindness", every policy they come up with is based on racial groups or gender groups. Such hypocrites.

      As far as the taking down of statues, it is another case of the Dems trying to rewrite the history of their party. It is they who controlled the states that seceded and started the Civil War. It is they, who after losing in that effort, enacted the Jim Crow laws after the Civil War ended. It is they who founded the KKK as their enforcement arm for the Jim Crow laws.

      It is the Dem governors of southern states in the 1950s and '60s who did everything they could to keep segregation going, particularly in schools (e.g. Orval Faubus, George Wallace etc.).

      Leftists have taken over the Democrat party. They are the current example of Fascism at its worst.

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    4. Thank you Mr. Putin.

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    5. I wish the leftists would take over the democratic party. We need something to offset the radical right wing extremists that have infiltrated our government at the federal level

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    6. Most of those statues were put up post WW2 by white supremacists fighting integration.

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    7. Thank you. I love it when reality makes a cameo appearance.

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  26. Need to refresh my memory. Was President Obama black? Wasn't he overwhelmingly elected as President?
    So much for the arguments on racism and the division of this Country.

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    1. Trump bashed Mexicans over and over again. Now he wants to deport hundreds of thousands of people. You must be blind.

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    2. Technically Obama is half black. But racial bias, like yours, in our country decrees automatically that he is 'black' because of his skin tone.

      And as if voting into the presidency a mixed-race person after 240 years ends racism?

      11:10 = KKK

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    3. I spent some time in Canada the summer after Obama was inaugarated with some distant Cajun cousins who went on and on about the President of the US, that N-word over and over. I finally had had enough and said: let me stop you there and tell you why Obama represents me--my mother was a white mid-western woman, too.

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  27. To any free-thinking person, Trump's old-school elite entitlement, racism and sexism were obvious. But with all the rollbacks of Obama-era policies and all the blocking or dismissals of his appointments it is clear that Trump's prejudice culminates in a personal vendetta against the audacity of a black person assuming power in the White House.

    As sinister as it is disgusting.

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    work and reporting! Keep up the terrific works guys I've incorporated you guys to my blogroll.

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  29. Ah, I believe President Trump was only hitting Hillary's re set button and re doing the white side of policies that President Obama based his re election on. Promises, promises.
    What say you Einstein? oh wait; he's Germain. Following your re translation of history his energy and matter theory was created by a white nazi.
    Now, where did you misplace that rock you climbed under?

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    1. Einstein was Jewish and fled to the United States to escape nazism.

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    2. 12:57 - Einstein was a genius. You? Not so much.

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    3. Comrade, your google translate didn't work so well with this post

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  30. Another right-wing creep goes down!

    Fox News Host Eric Bolling Out, Show Cancelled Over Sexting Allegations
    The host reportedly sent lewd pictures to at least two female colleagues at Fox Business and another at Fox News. The Specialists program has been cancelled.

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    1. Speaking of dirtbags, when is Bill O'Reilly going to jail?

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  31. Don't forget Mitch McConnel's roll in all this. Immediately Obama was elected (and the Repugnicans couldn't beleive they didn't have the political power to keep the N-word from getting elected) stated that he would see that Obama didn't get any of his programs passed.

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    1. That guy is the worst

      Strom Thurmond reincarnated

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  32. Thanks again, Mod.

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  33. A new study shows that people who support President Donald Trump are angered and shift their thinking to more reactionary politics when confronted with a photo of a black man, reported Vox.com on Friday.

    In the study, said Vox’s German Lopez, “the trio of researchers exposed respondents to images of either a white or black man. They found that when exposed to the image of a black man, white Trump supporters were less likely to back a federal mortgage aid program. Favorability toward Trump was a key measure for how strong this effect was.”

    Individuals who voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were “relatively unmoved by racial cues.”

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  34. Isn't it great how our system of taking even more money from the intellectually and economically successful blue states and giving it to the (ahem, less intellectual and successful) red states to help them with their current natural disasters will somehow prove that individualism and capitalism is the only way, demonstrating again that blue states are in league with the devil.

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  35. The fact that you liberals keep screaming about race just proves you have no ideas, and no real intention to actually fix the problems that need to be fixed and addressed, you accuse any normal concerned citizen as being a racist if they just want their countries borders secured so all American citizens can be protected, but No you liberals refuse to identify the real facts and issues and you slander and attack the people that are actually concerned and are trying to fix them, It takes a patriot to stand up to tough issues and take them on unlike you pathetic whining hating liberals who look down on anyone thats different from your leftist worldview on issues, Its sick and it pisses people off when you just shout racist at everyone, just proves how sick and wrong the left has become on issues, its why you will lose very badly in 2020 because I and millions of others will not forget the slander you liberals have spewed... its coming back to bite you in the butt big time in 3 years...

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    1. You seem touchy on this subject.

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    2. Touchy because you and other leftists have been putting down normal american people who disagree with this whole race card and race baiting you guys play all the time, stop putting people down and calling them racists when they are not, people who wanted trump want the border secured and illegal immigration stopped, its absolutley not about race, you libs use the race card because you dont want to address the issue, its pathetic, you seem dull and void of ideas on this subject

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    3. you're an idiot.

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    4. Your an ignorant fool, you cant even understand why people are so turned off by you insulting people just because they disagree on issues, you just prove my point, no ideas just insults

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    5. Worrying about what you think is the definition of futility.

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