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Trump's Utopia: A Fact-Free Imaginary Eden.

Donald Trump is a second-rate human being - whose greatest talent is the ability to bring out the worst in the people who support him. His fan base is proudly ignorant and reflexively racist. They don't think. They don't need policies, logic or truth. They treat politics like a NASCAR race - ...

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Trump Couldn't Be Bothered to Study.

Donald Trump believes the road to the White House is paved with insults. Doing the work needed to prepare for a debate - let alone the presidency - is beyond him. He knows little. He isn't ready to learn more. And he is convinced that he knows better than people who ...

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Make America Smart Again.

When did we decide it was cool to be dumb? America used to rank first in high school achievement. Now we are wallowing among the also-rans. Science has been sacrificed to politics. Intellectual achievement is seen as 'elitist'. Donald Trump, who knows little and shows no desire to learn more, ...

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Donald Trump Redux. The Grade-Schooler Is Back.

Donald Trump had a good week, while Hillary Clinton stumbled - literally and figuratively. Trump clung to his teleprompter. And his poll numbers started looking much better. But then the strain of doing the right thing took its toll. He lashed out at a black pastor who had admonished him for talking ...

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Colin Powell Calls Trump a National Disgrace & Other Thoughts.

Colin Powell is known as a man of rectitude. But beneath his public facade, he is quite the chatty Cathy. His email was hacked, and his salty opinions of his political contemporaries have now been published. What did he have to say? In Powel's estimation, Donald Trump is “national disgrace” and an “international ...

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Donald Trump is a second-rate human being – whose greatest talent is the ability to bring out the worst in the people who support him.

His fan base is proudly ignorant and reflexively racist. They don’t think. They don’t need policies, logic or truth. They treat politics like a NASCAR race – boring except for the crashes. The campaign is a disaster movie. Trump warns that the Earth is threatened by an asteroid – and he has the plan (secret) to avert disaster.

The evangelicals are so tumescent at his strident xenophobia they view him as a modern day Moses. He will lead the lost tribe of ‘real Americans’ out of the liberal desert of the last eight years. Lead them into the land of freedom and flag pins.

In this utopia, the colored folk stand for the anthem. The Bible is the legal code. The unmarried don’t have sex. Minorities have no rights. Gays are converted. All undocumented workers are gone – and somehow Americans were found to make beds, clean house, slaughter meat and pick produce.

The trade deficit has magically disappeared. The national debt is a distant memory. Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are reduced to forelock-tugging subservience. There will be no trade pacts. Americans will make everything.

No one will pay taxes, but the military will get larger, and the deficit will become a surplus. Rich folk, now even richer, will work dawn-to-dusk to create well-paying jobs – while unions are completely disbanded. Every bridge, tunnel, road and airport will be repaired beyond imagining, believe me.

Trump's crew. The bad. The worse. And the ugly

Trump’s crew. The bad. The worse. And the ugly

And who supports this nonsense? The Trump acolytes. Most prominently Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, Paul LePage, Sean Hannity and Kellyanne Conway.

Rudy Giuliani was once a respected Mayor – a steadying voice after 9/11. He isn’t anymore. He says that Trump should sit out the two remaining debates. Rudy added that because Hillary staying married to Bill, she’s too stupid to be President. This serial adulterer has the chutzpah to offer opinions on marriage.

Chris Christie offered thus gem “The birther issue is a done issue. I’ve said it’s a done issue for a long time, and Donald Trump has said it’s a done issue now.” Consider thisIf I go into the china store and break all the china, the china stays broken  – even if I say I’m done.

He added,“It’s just not true that he kept it up for five years.” A demonstrable absurdity, in the face of numerous recordings of Trump keeping it up.

Maine’s Governor, Paul LePage’s behavior has been so egregious that Mainers from both parties have called on him to quit. And the Washington Post published an editorial telling him to resign.

LePage’s racial animus is legendary. He claimed that minorities made up 90% of drug arrests. When analysis showed the correct number was 14% his office said that it was time to ‘move on’. Seems making ridiculous assertions and then pretending it never happened is a Trump camp trademark.

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s latest campaign manager, is a well-educated and accomplished woman. So when she spouts complete nonsense on TV, you have to wonder how she justifies it to herself. Just to give one example, she defended Trump’s false allegation that Lester Holt was a Democrat. She explained Trump wasn’t lying because he was unaware Holt is a registered Republican.

In Trump world, a lie isn’t a lie if you don’t know the facts. And that is why truth is the enemy to Trump’s disciples.

 

 

 

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Trump Couldn’t Be Bothered to Study.

September 27, 2016

Donald Trump believes the road to the White House is paved with insults. Doing the work needed to prepare for a debate – let alone the presidency – is beyond him. He knows little. He isn’t ready to learn more. And he is convinced that he knows better than people who have been studying their specialty […]

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Make America Smart Again.

September 26, 2016

When did we decide it was cool to be dumb? America used to rank first in high school achievement. Now we are wallowing among the also-rans. Science has been sacrificed to politics. Intellectual achievement is seen as ‘elitist’. Donald Trump, who knows little and shows no desire to learn more, is the Republican presidential candidate. And […]

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Donald Trump Redux. The Grade-Schooler Is Back.

September 18, 2016

Donald Trump had a good week, while Hillary Clinton stumbled – literally and figuratively. Trump clung to his teleprompter. And his poll numbers started looking much better. But then the strain of doing the right thing took its toll. He lashed out at a black pastor who had admonished him for talking politics in church – […]

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Colin Powell Calls Trump a “National Disgrace” & Other Thoughts.

September 14, 2016

Colin Powell is known as a man of rectitude. But beneath his public facade, he is quite the chatty Cathy. His email was hacked, and his salty opinions of his political contemporaries have now been published. What did he have to say? In Powel’s estimation, Donald Trump is “national disgrace” and an “international pariah”. He added that […]

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The (unAmerican) Value Voters Summit.

September 9, 2016

The Value Voters Summit is one in a series of Orwellian named conservative/Christian love fests. This time around the sanctimonious have descended on DC to spew the de rigueur homophobic, xenophobic, racist misogyny they so enjoy. There will be the typical Obama derangement – familiar fingers pointed at the usual suspects. These Pharisees will congratulate themselves on their […]

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Bigotry’s A-Team. A Roster of Hate, Ignorance & Intolerance

September 7, 2016

Bigotry is fundamental to the American experience. Reactionary ‘Christianity is its cloak. Next weekend, some of these unholy people will meet in Washington, DC. for the Orwellian named ‘Value Voters Summit’ (VVS). They will take the opportunity to kiss the bigot-in-chief’s ring – Donald Trump if you couldn’t guess. Here are some of the movement’s ‘leading’ lights. Tony Perkins […]

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Republicans Embrace Racism.

September 3, 2016

Racism has been mainstreamed. White nationalists – David Duke and the like – celebrate their hijack of the GOP. The Republican candidate has made his bones by disparaging Hispanics and Blacks – while gleefully retweeting the opinions of the ‘alt-right’ – itself a euphemism for the self-pitying, ‘European-American’, proto-fascist, neo-Nazi riff-raff that is the reactionary extreme. […]

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Conservatives Slam Kaepernick – While Ignoring America.

August 30, 2016

Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, stayed seated while the national anthem played. He did so to protest the shooting of unarmed black men by the police. The conservative, racist community lost its mind. Hours of TV were devoted to the treasonous traitor –  the punditocracy harrumphed about patriotism. They overacted – as […]

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