Dumb Stump Has Got to Go!
"Time brings all things to light, I do trust it so....." - Willie Stark, All the King's Men (2006)
"I predicted a similar outcome over two years ago. What comes next?" - Kent Allen Halliburton
Since his inauguration on January 20, Donald Trump has done nothing but prove that he has absolutely no clue what he is doing in the White House. He has embarrassed himself, he has embarrassed the country, and he has done so on repeated occasions. Further, so egregious are his mistakes that the only solution to the problem is his immediate impeachment. He is not recoverable or worth salvaging. He is not going to suddenly turn a new leaf. He is going to forever remain the racist, misogynist, homophobic, white supremacist that he is now, and he needs to be stopped before it is too late. He needs to be stopped before his behavior is allowed to set in as the new public norm for the whole country. Two years ago, when he was running in the Republican primaries, I said much the same to a certain degree. This is what I had to say then:
"As for Donald Trump, I have no sympathy for this jackass, whatsoever. He has alienated the Mexican-American population, he was dumped by NBC, and he was dumped by UniVision. He has been snubbed by conservative activist Erick Erickson. He told Megyn Kelley to quit her bleeding when she challenged him on important issues, and worst of all, he has insulted the fighting men and women of the United States armed forces. This trust fund baby, who likes to announce that he is a self-made billionaire, is full of thirteen types of feces. How, then, is he still running for office? Most people in his position would have been drummed out of their parties by now. He is able to do it because he is funding the campaign himself. This guy has really got to go. He is making a mockery of the American electoral system to the entire world. Though it is true that he is not the first do so, he is the most recent and the loudest.
Who needs to handle this guy? Who needs to step up and tell him that he is a complete fool and needs to step out of the race if he wants to avoid the big guys in his party? Who will have the 'proverbial' balls to tell this guy to put down the mic and go the hell home? I will admit that there would be very few greater joys than being able to tell Donald Trump that he is an ego maniacal sociopath with no heart and even fewer brains myself. The problem with that is that he would probably just wave me off and make some rude asshole remark about my mixed heritage. Furthermore, the opportunity to respond to his comments would give me so much joy that I would probably burst. It just can't be me. For the first reason, as I said, he would look at me as small potatoes. What he needs is a proper ass whooping from the GOP itself. They need to drag this guy off stage, take him into one of their smoke filled backrooms, take off his crappy looking hair piece, peel his eyelids back, and whip his sorry ass all the way back to New York.
Now that scenario is a little extreme, I know, but these guys know that Trump is screwing up, they know that he is making a fool of their party, and they know that he is doing it, not for any real purpose, other than, more than likely, to simply make a mockery of the system on purpose, or perhaps, to put a blip on his resume. This might be considered noble if he wasn't crapping all over anyone that can't afford the lifestyle that he 'made for himself.' This is their problem. They need to be the ones to take him out of the race, but for now, they are content with letting him spread his horse dung all over the media. It is to the point now, that he has even passed Jeb Bush in the ratings. They need to stop him now, before he screws around and gets the GOP nomination, or runs as an independent, and splits the election. Admittedly, this would be good for my type. Trump would split the vote across the country enough to get my candidate elected, Bernie Sanders, I-VT. It could also work against me, in that the person that finally shuts Trump up will make international news, and likely, sore to the heights of popularity in the press and probably the White House.
What exactly can the GOP do then? To be honest, the ass whooping scenario is nothing more than me venting a little; however, if the GOP were smart, they would focus on Trump's financial history. No one can tell me that after forty years and billions of dollars earned that Trump has never been involved in any shady deals. There are any number of things that they could charge him with, as I am convinced that this guy is a crook. I am also convinced that he is the biggest scammer the world has ever seen. As I commented earlier, he shows all the symptoms of a sociopath. He uses women with no regard for their feelings. He dumps other businessmen out the back hatch, with no consideration for their needs, he changes the rules on deals, even after contracts have been signed, and he is saying things now that are making our nation look like a load of dry dog shit, with no regard to the damage that he is doing to our nation's already tarnished international image.
The GOP many not want to stop Trump just yet because of his ratings, but if they don't put this guy out of the race, like yesterday, he is likely to really show his colors when he gets into the White House. With his lack of regard for the American people, I am thoroughly convinced that he would go on a cost cutting spree, putting millions out of work. He would take away people's ability to survive by cutting disability, health insurance, and anything else that smelled of anything other than good ole' capitalism. I, for one, do not want to see my grandmother in a bread line. I'm just saying........."
Taken from my piece entitled "The GOP Needs to Tag this Jackwagon," published on August 26, 2015 (http://refusetocooperate4.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-gop-needs-to-tag-this-jackwagon.html).
Since, his inauguration Trump has done exactly what I thought he would do. He has made a complete mockery of himself, the office of President of the United States, and the nation itself. In one such case, Trump was supportive of people protesting the removal a Confederate memorial in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Unite the Right rally was a far-right rally in Charlottesville. Its stated goal was to oppose the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park, which itself had been renamed by the City Council from Lee Park two months earlier. Protesters included white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, neo-Nazis, and various militias. Some of the marchers chanted racist and antisemitic slogans, carried semi-automatic rifles, swastikas, Confederate battle flags, anti-Muslim and antisemitic banners, and Trump/Pence signs. In his initial statement on the rally, Trump did not denounce white nationalists explicitly, instead condemning "hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides." His statement and his subsequent defenses of it were seen by critics as implying moral equivalence between the white supremacist marchers and those who protested against them. He even went so far as to say that there were good people in the far right wing crowd too, even as they shouted racial slurs and made any number of other discriminatory comments towards various segments of the non-white WASP American population of the United States.
Trump is also now getting deeply involved with the NFL players protest against the violence and racism that is dealt out by white police officers onto the African American community on a daily basis. He is intentionally ignoring the true purpose of their protest because it challenges the white power structure's hold on the American people's attention. He rather is diverting their attention from the true purpose of the protest by pulling on their strings of patriotism and telling them that by protesting during the anthem these men are disrespecting the American flag and the national anthem. For many of the people that are moved by his words, mostly white people, this is enough, but for other people it is not because there is much more that he is failing to mention. He is failing to mention the stories of the African American men who went off to fight in World War I only to come home to be lynched while still in their military uniforms. He is further forgetting to mention the stories of the thousands of other African American men who went off to fight in World War II only to return a country where they were treated as second class citizens and required to abide by the laws of segregation. He also fails to mention the men that fought in Vietnam and then had to come back home to another fight as they struggled to earn their civil rights. Now the story is about how many African American men are either shot dead by racist cops or unlawfully jailed by a white supremacist state, and that too, he ignores. The whole world is watching this, and it is constantly cracking jokes on the contradictions that exist in The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave.
Now, of course, Trump is also pushing the hot button with North Korea getting ever closer to renewing hostilities with the now nuclear armed foe. He is facing off with an armed foe that has the second largest standing army in the entire wold, second only to China, and this is as at the same time that the standing army of the United States is being reduced in size and replaced by more automated weaponry. This challenge has shown to the world just how ignorant he is when it comes to the proper function of diplomacy, in which he has no skills. Further, in combination wither earlier mistakes, this debacle just proves to the world that Trump is not to be dealt with respectfully in any form whatsoever. Probably the worst part of the situation so far was Trump's speech on the floor of the UN where he not only threatened North Korea, but also brought Iran into the equation. He openly threatened member nations of the UN on the floor of the UN chambers. Trump is turning this country's traditional allies against us and making old enemies take ever stronger positions against us. If he is left in power, the United States will eventually be left all alone facing down the barrel of a gun with nowhere to let to run, and the odds will not be in out favor.
Finally, and most recently, is the President's treatment of Puerto Rico after the devastation that it suffered when it was hit by Hurricane Maria. The hurricane hit the island with as brutal a punch as Harvey did Houston and Irma did Florida, but for some reason Puerto Rico has not been getting the same attention from the federal government that the other disaster zones did. There has to be a reason why this is. What could it possibly be? Could it be that Trump is a racist and is backed up politically by a laundry list of white supremacists and white supremacist political organizations? Yes, that is exactly what is going on. At first, the federal government, under Trump's direction, was withholding food, water, and other supplies, as well as, federal disaster relief funds from Puerto Rico. It was not until after the leaders of the small island territory made the whole world aware of the travesty in the press that the government decided to finally act, and then it only acted sparingly. Why did it do this? It did this because Puerto Rico is brown, plain and simple. If the people of Puerto Rico were white, federal funds and supplies would have arrived in abundance the day after Hurricane Maria struck the island. Thank you Donald Trump for once again showing to the world that white supremacy is still alive and well in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. You make me sick.
So, as of right now, it is pretty clear that there isn't anyone in the Republican party that is going to openly oppose Trump. This is mainly because they want to maintain their positions, whether it be on special committees or just in their local districts. Further, it is also clear that, as of yet, there is no organized opposition from the Democrats either. Several members of the Democrat party have called for impeachment, but only one representative has actually filed articles of impeachment, Democrat Brad Sherman from California. Little has come of it though because of a lack of support, as of yet. So, with both major parties allowing Trump to continue on with his behavior, that leaves only one other option. The people of the United States themselves have to rise up and demand his removal from office. They have to hit the streets and demand that he step down, lest there be consequences that he will be made to suffer. The only problem with that is that one half of the American people think that Trump is their saving grace, while the other half sees him for what he really is, an incompetent twit. So the divide amongst the people is much the same as it is in the government, leaving one to wonder how long he will be able to get away with his crap. Hopefully, he will finally press the wrong button and the whole country will turn against him and that will be it for him, but for now, this is only wishful thinking. Either way; in the end, some how, this guy has got to go!!!!!
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