Monday, April 15, 2019

Commentary: The 45th President of the U.S. is Poisoning His Nation

Mod: Probably the best analysis of our national crisis that I have read so far this month. Check it out, right?

Commentary: The 45th President of the U.S. is Poisoning His Nation (The Salt Lake Tribune link): Reports indicate that refugees at the U.S. southern border could reach the 1 million mark this year, and the Trump administration has no plan to address this crisis. No plan at all. Other than to tell Mexico to solve the problem by intercepting these fearful, exhausted and impoverished people, and to close the door to any asylum seekers without respect to American law, this president has done nothing but rant about his own failures both privately and publicly.

Now most recently, he has fired Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen because she wouldn’t break the law any further while continuing to carry out policies contrary to anyone’s standard of decency. It is not hyperbole to say that the nation, through its top executive, has cast aside law and order in favor of despotism. The problem is that this president is not even a good despot.

Trump’s remaining leadership team, including Stephen Miller (who bears the title of “senior advisor to the president”) has no plan to assist him with these crises. By ceasing aid to the northern triangle nations, countries such as Venezuela and El Salvador will continue to fail their citizenry and internal crime will prevail, even following those who flee to El Norte. To what extent that will continue to erupt or expand within America by its own festering citizenry, is as yet undetermined.

Recently from Politico:

"Last week, as Trump threatened once again to shut down the border …  Miller held a conference call with immigration activists to explain the administration’s position and answer questions. He has told allies that the administration is out of ideas about how to stem the migrant tide at the border, according to an internal source involved with these conversations.”

Thinking people should understand this as a threshold moment for this presidency and the nation. Even though many would turn away and resume their convenient, middle-class lives and say, “I understand that they’re tired and they’re poor, they’re running from war lords and very well-organized crime, but the U.S. economy is doing pretty well under Donald Trump and an uncontrolled flood of immigration could ruin that,” seeming to indicate that if the door is shut, the problem will go away.

Except that it won’t.

As the president stimulates and endorses internal and international unrest, he is simultaneously destabilizing his own government by side-stepping a Congress meant to provide checks and balances to his reign. Many of the senior posts within his administration remain unfilled, or when his act requires another contestant to administer his whims and take the blame for more failures, he appoints an “acting” chair, absolved of any public oversight via Senate confirmation.

These indicators of a failed and noxious presidency are there for all to see in the numerous, careening accounts that reach our subsequent awareness and conversations. The nation’s White House reality show now approaches a political primary season and ultimately a ballot to be cast for the future of a once-great nation. Could America’s political parties offer up an antidote to this writhing agony? Will the courts be able to provide further relief to a nation stricken by the conspicuous consumption of political venom and heinous misdeed? More importantly, how or will the nation emerge from all of this social pathology?

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38 comments:

  1. Pete Buttigieg Just Terrified Trump By Destroying The Myth Of MAGA

    Mayor Pete Buttigieg wasted no time in destroying the myth behind Trump’s MAGA and making a real appeal to rural and Rust Belt communities.

    While kicking off his presidential campaign in South Bend, IN, Buttigieg said, “And that’s why I’m here today. To tell a different story than make America great again. Because there’s a myth being sold to industrial and rural communities, the myth that we can stop the clock and turn it back. It comes from people who think the only way to speak to communities like ours is through resentment and nostalgia. They’re selling an impossible promise of returning to a bygone era that was never as good as advertised to begin with. The problem is that they’re telling us to look for greatness in all the wrong places. Because if there’s one thing that the city of South Bend has shown it’s that there is no such thing as an honest politics that revolves around the word again. It is time to walk away from the politics of the past and towards something totally different. So that’s why I’m here today.”

    Buttigieg is right. Trump did sell a myth to rural and Rust Belt communities. He sold them on the belief that he had a time machine and could take them back to the time when prosperity, not unemployed, opioids, and despair filled their streets.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/04/14/pete-buttigieg-just-terrified-trump-by-destroying-the-myth-of-maga.html

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  2. Exceptional belly laugh with this " best analysis of our nation" or word soup; thanks!
    What crisis at the BORDER? Or wait, this is a different week, so Democrats have a different spin on American life.
    I rather like the posting from Cher on the "crisis" and the responce to her twitter from Donald J Trump Jr.; just keeping it real man, just keeping it real. The time for word soup was years ago, the Democrats still got nothing.

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    1. I know the Tea Nut credo states that the fat degenerate has Christ-like infallibility, but Trump’s immigration “policy” is a spectacular failure. Despite all his loudmouth nonsense. Deal with it, loser.

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    2. Stilted English 7:08 = 5:08 pm St Petersburg Russia

      What type of US President does Russia want us to have, Weak or Strong? What type of American electorate does Russia want us to have, United or Divided?

      We all know the answers.

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    3. The Russians do have their American useful idiots.

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    4. Anyone find any of that missing collusion around here?

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    5. Get your rubber pants on, comrade.

      White House Freaking Out After Being Briefed On Mueller Report, Believe “There Is Significant Concern”
      http://dctribune.org/white-house-freaking-out-after-being-briefed-on-mueller-report-believe-there-is-significant-concern


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  3. This appeared in a daily newspaper in Utah? The reddest of the red states? Damn.

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    1. Maybe they did genealogical research and found a straight line from Satan to Trump.

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    2. There is nothing straight about Trump.

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  4. Correction Lmao 8:44am, its China, Russia was so yesterday, keep up to speed Granny.
    Cher sounded like a Republican in her tweet and tried to exclude her whiteness! Another belly laugh.
    Just like the Mt View News picks up filler articles, so does the Salt Lake Tribune.
    The never Trumpers will just have to try harder with their clownish outrage these next six years.

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    1. We should move some of the illegal immigrants inside the wall at Cher's compound.

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    2. 7:08/9:45 is now trying to claim he’s Chinese. Sorry, Ivan. The type of poor grammar, stilted syntax, and skewed use of American idioms and pop culture always gives you away as Russian.

      I’d say nice try, but it wasn’t.

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  5. Straight fundraising for the President has out done the Democratic candidates.

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    1. Any of it from Americans?

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    2. Some Russians and Saudis have green cards.

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  6. Duh, Senator No Trumper Mitt Romney is from Utah, he probably supplemented the rag.

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    1. Another enemy of yours? You have so many.

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    2. Only cringing Trump flunkies are considered respectable by Tea Nuts.

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  7. Votre-Dame de Paris en FLammes; terrible.

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  8. This fire may be caused from an accident, but the country shares the feeling that this is like a French September 11th without any deaths but with a feeling of horror and anguish for all Parisian.
    There is a rush to save the invaluable works of art and heritage that reach back from the 13th century.
    The roof of the Cathedral has collapsed and the spire which contained a piece from the Crown of Thorns, on the Monday after Palm Sunday, is no more.

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    1. French neo-nazis at play I suspect. I hope that designation doesn't offend any Trump posters here.

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    2. Or more likely, construction problem. I'm sure you see Nazis everywhere.

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    3. I’m sure that keeps you very busy apologizing all the time.

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    4. (Looks like Stephen Miller is already on the case.)

      Conspiracy Theorists Blame Jews, Muslims For Notre Dame Fire

      As the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris became engulfed in fire on Monday, conspiracy theorists quickly got to work - blaming the blaze on Jews.

      https://forward.com/fast-forward/422630/jews-muslims-blame-notre-dame-fire-conspiracy/

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  9. The Heart of Paris is on fire, 870 years the Church Notre Dame has survived Nazis and hate; one of the most iconic structures in the world.
    In this twenty first century during one of Christianity Holiest of weeks, the Cathedral and beauty of man has been taken from us.

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  10. Do you think Patton realized the Russians would one day become the fascists they fought?

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    1. Did he realize that the Russians would install the equivalent of Mussolini in America?

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  11. A decent human being announces for the GOP nominationApril 15, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Bill Weld officially announces he is challenging Trump for GOP nomination in 2020

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced Monday he is officially entering the race for president, becoming the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 race.

    "Ours is a nation built on courage, resilience, and independence. In these times of great political strife, when both major parties are entrenched in their 'win at all cost' battles, the voices of the American people are being ignored and our nation is suffering," Weld, who had previously formed an exploratory committee, said in a statement.

    "It is time for patriotic men and women across our great nation to stand and plant a flag. It is time to return to the principles of Lincoln -- equality, dignity, and opportunity for all. There is no greater cause on earth than to preserve what truly makes America great. I am ready to lead that fight."

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics/bill-weld-2020-trump/index.html

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  12. Should William Barr Recuse Himself From Mueller Report? Legal Experts Say Attorney General's Ties to Russia Are Troubling
    https://www.newsweek.com/so-many-conflicts-so-little-time-1396435

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  13. If you believe the title of today's article, Trump must be poisoning Russia.

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  14. The Wall Street Journal won a Pulitzer today for reporting the fat degenerate's payoffs to Stormy Daniels.

    National Reporting
    Staff of The Wall Street Journal
    For uncovering President Trump’s secret payoffs to two women during his campaign who claimed to have had affairs with him, and the web of supporters who facilitated the transactions, triggering criminal inquiries and calls for impeachment.

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  15. Donald Trump will resign 'soon', says top Democrat Dianne Feinstein

    Donald Trump is going to “get himself out of office soon”, a leading Democratic senator has claimed.
    Dianne Feinstein suggested the President would quit before he was potentially forced out of office after anti-Trump protesters in Los Angeles demanded to know why more wasn’t being done by Congress to remove him from office.

    “We know he is breaking the law every day," a protester asked the 83-year-old political veteran. "He has obvious dealings with Russia. There’s so many things he’s doing that are unconstitutional. How are we going to get him out?”

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-will-resign-soon-dianne-feinstein-senator-senate-judiciary-committee-a7639341.html

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  16. When it comes to the game of 'pay to play' rules here is the ruling standards in or around (djt). https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article229267494.html

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  17. Dianne Feinstein: still working to save the Delta Smelt.

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    1. Donald Trump, still longing for Vladimir Putin's mud shark.

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    2. Save the delta smelt
      Corporate Farmers get enough handouts

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  18. (djt) can not run his own country so who wants to listen to him, who wants to wreck one of the oldest countries on earth? Please get that duck-tape on his flapping lips called a mouth. https://politicalstate.org/trumps-advice-on-notre-dame-fire-was-so-idiotic-that-the-french-government-had-to-step-in-and-correct-him/

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