Wednesday, July 17, 2019

GOP advisers reportedly told Trump his racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen may have backfired

Mod: Trump's strange plan to run a 1950s Joe McCarthy style campaign next year based almost entirely on red baiting and racism looks to have suffered a crippling setback this week. 

GOP advisers reportedly told Trump his racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen may have backfired (Business Insider link): Advisers and allies of President Donald Trump warned that his attack on four Democratic congresswomen of color on Sunday may have backfired, helping to unite a fractious Democratic Party and veering off his 2020 campaign message, Politico reported. "I'm disappointed he injected himself [in] Dem on Dem violence," a source described as "a Republican who speaks with Trump regularly" told the publication. "Anything the president does that distracts from the larger and broader issue is always a gift" for Democrats, the person added.

Trump's racist attack was aimed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The president told them to "go back and help fix" their "broken and crime infested" countries.

All four lawmakers are US citizens, and three were born in the US; Omar's family fled violence in Somalia when she was a child and sought asylum in the US. The four congresswomen were locked in a dispute last week with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but Trump's attack has united the Democratic Party behind them. Pelosi tweeted on Sunday that Trump had reaffirmed that "his plan to 'Make America Great Again' has always been about making America white again."

World Leaders Tear Trump To Shreds For Spewing ‘1950s Racism’ (PoliticusUSA link): Republicans might be silent in the wake of Donald Trump’s new racist attacks on four congresswomen of color, but world leaders have quickly come together to denounce them. According to The Washington Post, politicians from across the globe are slamming Trump for his “1950s racism.” British Prime Minister Theresa May might be just days away from leaving office, but she took time out of her day to criticize Trump. “The prime minister’s view is that the language used to refer to these women was completely unacceptable,” said one Downing Street spokesman, according to The Post.

Another British politician took to Twitter to condemn Trump’s bigotry, calling it “1950s racism straight from the White House.”

Closer to home, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also chimed in on Trump’s racism, saying, “That is not how we do things in Canada. A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, and the diversity of our country is actually one of our greatest strengths and a source of tremendous resilience and pride for Canadians. We will continue to defend that.”

Philadelphia mayor: Trump would 'go to hell' if he had to go back to where he came from (The Hill link): The mayor of Philadelphia did not mince words when calling out President Trump in recent remarks to reporters after the president told four lawmakers of color to “go back” to their home countries over the weekend. “I have this vision of one day in heaven, or outside of heaven because they’re not going to get in, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Tom Homan, and everybody else standing in a cyclone-fenced dungeon, a cyclone-fenced cell outside of heaven for eternity because that’s what they’re going to have to do because what they’re doing now is so anti-human, antithetical, anti-American, anti-decent, it’s all terrible what they’re doing,” Mayor Jim Kenney said Tuesday.

“The step the president took yesterday when he told four American citizens to go back where they came from makes him an idiot because he didn’t know they were born in Detroit and Chicago and New York, so that’s the problem,” he continued. “If Donald Trump ever has to go back where he came from, he’s going to have to go to hell.”

Poll: Most Americans call Trump's tweets targeting 4 congresswomen 'un-American' (USA Today link): A clear majority of Americans say President Trump's tweets targeting four minority congresswomen were "un-American," according to a new USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll. But most Republicans say they agreed with his comments, an illustration of the nation's sharp partisan divide on issues of patriotism and race.

More than two-thirds of those aware of the controversy, 68%, called Trump's tweets offensive. Among Republicans alone, however, 57% said they agreed with tweets that told the congresswomen to go back to their "original" countries, and a third "strongly" agreed with them. All four lawmakers are American citizens; three were born in the United States.

That finding may help explain the reluctance of GOP leaders and most GOP members of Congress to castigate the president for tweets and comments in recent days targeting the congresswomen, outspoken progressives who are among his sharpest critics on Capitol Hill. Only four Republicans joined House Democrats Tuesday in passing a resolution condemning Trump's comments as "racist."

That said, the dispute could be costly for Trump among some key voters in his bid for a second term in next year's presidential election. Independents by more than 2-1 said his tweets were "un-American." Three-fourths of the women polled called them offensive.

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42 comments:

  1. More Trump, Yay! How does fiscal irrelevance feel? CA is drowning btw. Good escapism to believe that the orange man on the opposite side of the continent should be called to task for all the problems on the left coast.

    One party crony rule has done so well, but orange man bad. Homelessness, budgetary issues that either create McMansions or flop houses as the middle class flees this state, and rapid sanctuary population growth that exacerbates local and statewide budget issues are the real problem.

    I hope this blog won't continue to revel in reactionary politics, but we will see. Local politics should be the priority. Why care about anything outside of one's influence. CA is rapidly becoming a feudal state. This may sound quite absurd and alarmist but ask anyone under 40, that is if they are still in state.

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    1. US national debt rises $2 trillion under Trump
      https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/politics/trump-us-national-debt/index.html

      California has ‘extraordinary’ budget surplus, analysts say
      https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-has-extraordinary-budget-13392995.php

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    2. Send a link to your blog and I’ll read it...

      Or are you too busy golfing and mar-a-lago while trump balances the federal budget?

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    3. Trump is balancing the budget? Really? On his nose, like a seal?

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    4. Sure, why not? After all, it is a circus.

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    5. why would a lowly schlep from Sierra Madre like myself think in my gut that I could manage the Country better than Trump? Because I feel based in reality, and because he's been the 1% of the 1% his entire life, and see's each of us, the Country, and the world, as his playground to do and say as he choses. He's like the punk on the playground in elementary school, who, once a crowd has gathered around him and some poor soul he chose to get attention from, can't stop for fear everyone is judging him and will see him as weak if he doesn't try to destroy any opposition. His type of brain, of this I am 100% sure, has zero capacity to see how short his 15 minutes are, and how much irreversible damage he is causing people, and the environment. It's pathetic most of us are so typical as to just go to work and read about this stuff everyday; I for one, don't plan on stopping work to protest about anything, etc. but for damn sure Trump is hell-bent on destroying the world as we know it. And, honestly, I don't know what his goal is. A legacy for history books? More money for his business friends? Nothing else adds up. Nothing. I wish he thought his legacy would be breakthrough energy sources and a way to control population so the next 50 to 100 years wouldn't see the death and destruction that we all probably will endure. But no, not to be. The Big Red Baby seems to just keep rollin' along. Every day is just another day we are barreling toward the end of the world. We are the frogs that are being boiled as we toil away each day. Cheers

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    6. "Local politics should be the priority. Why care about anything outside of one's influence."

      Fool doesn't seem to understand that homelessness is a national problem that a combination of untreated mental illness, untreated drug abuse, big pharma pushing opioids for the last 10 years, and the increasing economic marginalization of all but the ownership class. How local and within your influence is all that, 5:20? Your Russian Asset and his cowardly GOP enablers do nothing to cure the country's ills unless you consider exacerbating those ills as doing something.

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  2. A Racist in the White House

    The foundational cause of Trump’s fledgling political career was not tax policy or the nuclear deal with Iran; it was the promotion of “birtherism,” the conspiracy theory that Obama was lying about his citizenship and place of origin. After the election, a ban on Muslim immigration was among Trump’s top priorities. His ongoing cruelties directed at men, women, and children at the southern border is a naked attempt to strike fear into would-be migrants throughout Mexico and Central America and to arouse the approval of white voters. The President’s views are clear: black athletes who dare to protest police violence are “sons of bitches”; African countries are “shitholes”; and there are some “fine people” among the bigoted thugs who carried tiki torches and chanted “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/a-racist-in-the-white-house-donald-trump-tweets-ocasio-cortez-tlaib-omar-pressley

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  3. Morning Joe Airs Footage of Trump and Jeffrey Epstein Partying Together at Mar-a-Lago in 1992

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/morning-joe-airs-footage-of-trump-and-jeffrey-epstein-at-mar-a-lago-party-in-1992/

    Producers at NBC News dug up archival footage that shows President Donald Trump and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein enjoying time together at a Mar A Lago party featuring the Buffalo Bills cheerleaders shot in 1992.

    Host Mika Brzezinksi introduced the segment, presented as damning evidence of Trump’s lying, that the clip was “shot in November of 1992 before Trump opened the resort as a club,” further explaining that the footage “shows the future president surrounded by cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, capturing Trump’s fun-loving bachelor lifestyle for an appearance on Faith Daniels NBC talk show.”

    What follows is then private citizen Trump enthusiastically gesticulating with a denim shirt clad Epstein, as the two laugh together, point, and comment on what they see before them. It’s not clear what exactly they are discussing, but it appears that they are assessing the women dancing before them.

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    1. Video link

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4RLzn6Nzmg

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    2. Epstein is short. Almost elfin.

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  4. Ku Klux Donny's approval rating falls to 41% (55% disapprove). But GOP types are cool with it.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-poll/republican-support-for-trump-rises-after-racially-charged-tweets-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1UB2UD

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    1. One more week like this one and he'll be in the 30s.

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    2. He'll never go below 30. At least a third of the country are lowly, racist deplorables who need the scapegoats Trump feeds them to feel good about their own miserable, uneducated, lazy lives.

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  5. Trump angry more Republicans haven't defended his tweets: report

    President Trump is reportedly dissatisfied with Republican lawmakers for their lack of defense of his weekend tweets, which targeted a group of minority progressive lawmakers.

    Multiple sources told Politico that has informed at least two GOP members of Congress that his is not satisfied.

    The news outlet notes that Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) are preparing for tough reelection races and face a difficult decision — standing by the president and risking support of needed voters, or condemning the president for his remarks and “facing his wrath.”

    “I wouldn’t have done it. That’s not what we ought to focus on in this country,” Gardner said of the president's tweets, in which he suggested that the four freshman lawmakers known as “The Squad” — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (Minn.) — “go back” to their home countries.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/453444-trump-angry-more-republicans-havent-defended-his-tweets-report

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  6. Remember that loud-mouth roger stone that pimped his wife around at wife swapping parties much like (djt) did and still does! But old roger and his old wife are pretty much dried up and gone to he_l and his racists buddy (djt) has no more use for them anymore! The legal system is getting the last word in with these scum bags. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/16/roger-stone-banned-from-social-media-after-judge-rules-gag-order-breached.html

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    1. But doesn't Roger Stone enjoy being gagged?

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  7. Yes disappointed that the Don did not restraint himself from involvement in a Twitter war with the Squats or the gang of four Fascists Congresswoman.
    The Dem on Dem violence was enjoyable but very short lived as the President jumped into the mix.
    President Trump was correct in what he said, zero racism involved in his tweets, more like a throwback to the 1960 antiwar cry from returning Vietnam Vets shouting " Love it or Leave it" to all those spitting on them when they returned back home from the war.
    Giving more time for the chaos in the Democratic Party that we are witnessing and the visceral hatred for #45 and just maybe the false vail of what that party really has represented will be enough for the Blus Dogs to say enough; change political parties just like Trump and work on making America Great again instead of lining up like the lost children of the 1960s who spit on those that were sent into battles that no one wanted.
    The choice is simple "Love it or Leave it" defend America or dont let the door hit you on your way out.

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    1. Have you consulted a professional about getting your screws tightened?

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    2. Trump showed his patriotism during the Vietnam era by getting some quack to fake a bone spurs diagnosis so he could dodge the draft.

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  8. Lol, I’m in nyc this week.

    A guy in a dumb red MAGA hat, clearly out of his element, is on the subway asking for directions. Another rider intentionally gives him the wrong directions. No one else says anything. After Maga guy exits at the next stop, the whole car erupts with laughter...

    Too good!

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  9. So much wrong, but you think the 4 are fascists? How idiotic.

    And there were absolutely no reports of protestors spitting on Viet Nam vets until years after all had returned and the meme was created. There were, however, plenty of reports of vets beating up and spitting on the very protestors who wanted to save the vets' lives by getting them out of Nam. Those "love it or leave it" vets and their kind are now old deplorables and parents of deplorables.

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  10. Best example of why cities like NYC and LA are such a mess, read comments from 7:44am.
    On the subway or metro is a sad way to travel in the first place, the blogger is definitely not a politician like AOC who speaks but does not live up to what she tells others.
    VP Joe is the exception for riding the rails but he is easily confused.
    So the out of town visitor asks for assistance in how to navigate through the cesspool in NYC and he is purposefully misled by the uneducated masses, good one, ha ha.
    Speaks well for the Big Apple, how soon 9-11 is forgotten and misleading a stranger; that behavior is par for Democratically governed cities like NY and the poor fools that cannot afford an electric vehicle or Uber.

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    1. Sounds to me like the guy in the MAGA hat was let off light. He’s lucky he wasn’t beaten with a stick and left bleeding on the platform.

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    2. Playing a joke on deplorable MAGAt is the best example? With 8:33's level of discernment, it's clear America is getting screwed by the skewed.

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    3. I can understand why giving someone wrong directions would sound like a good "joke's on you" MAGA guy but wandering around lost in a big city anywhere in the US could get you killed. Michelle Obama would have you do it differently: Give the information asked for, wish them a good visit and a happy day and "please consider changing your support from the racist to any one of the inclusion leaning candidates for the Democratic nominaltion going forward."

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    4. Can “get you killed.” Very dramatic 10:29. Sending MAGAt guy to MOMA instead of the Times Square Buffalo Wild Wings would be doing him a favor.

      As for trying to reason, Cletus ain’t to be reasoned with, y’all. In fact, Cletus wants libruls gone.

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    5. Lol trump troll thinks being in midtown manhattan in the middle of the day he could get killed any second. So many non white people around!

      Typical paranoid fool living in fear
      Cowering under the bed waiting for trump hate to feed his insecurity

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    6. ..."could" not "can"... people have wandered off wrong freeway exits to their demise. Not to mention running out of money to get back to where you need to go. Trying to reason with MAGA hat guy was not the point...a plea, a suggestion, being nice never hurts the soul.

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    7. Cletus may be right!

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    8. Maybe. Goner just nominated Cletus for mayor’uh herein parts.

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  11. Hey, today suppose to be Mueller Day! Whats happening? Our popcorn and bucket of chicken will get stale before the Dems can figure out how asking him questions for the fourth or fifth time will make a difference!

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    1. You’re right, let’s talk about Benghazi again. Maybe that’ll get ya aroused

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    2. If you think Mueller’s testimony will be favorable to Russian Asset Trump, you should be happy that he’s testifying. You’re implicit whine suggests otherwise Comrade.

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    3. Considering all of the lies Trump has told about Mueller and his colleagues, I’d say all bets are off.

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  12. Oh, that was you who got the wrong directions!! Haha you so still butt-Hurt.

    Poor elitist troll, too good for the people’s subway. Probably getting toured in you limo to Epstein’s mansion right now

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    1. My a cesspool? What you mean? Trump lives there! He owns all sorts of amazing apartments and hotels there. It’s really great. Gottta Polish the fake gold plating but hey... it beats the deadbeat red states Remember?

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  13. 7:44 that’s hilarious

    I’m a real Reagan republican. Those dumb MAGA fools are an embarrassment. can’t get outta town fast enough. Never again trump.

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  14. Is it really true that Kellyanne Conway is the White House tramp? This article seems to prove this question as TRUE to the BONE. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/kellyanne-conway-andrew-feinberg

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  15. Such a time when the US House sanctions and charges more criminals working for the mafia boss (djt) Inc. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-vote-criminal-contempt-against-attorney-general-barr-commerce-secretary-n1030901?cid=eml_nbn_20190717

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  16. Good stuff coming up tomorrow. Fireworks!

    Judge refuses Barr’s cowardly request thru SDNY prosecutors to suppress evidence in the SDNY investigation he shut down.

    Why is Cohen the only person to go down for the Stormy campaign finance violations? When will Individual 1 be charged?

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  17. It appears to be a well documented fact that (djt) likes people who think and act like him? Perverted and all that stuff. Well get a load of the dirt-bag working the border and being around caged children? https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Border-Patrol-agent-in-Texas-accused-of-harassing-14103617.php

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