I had dinner with a friend last night. She is from Mexico. She came to the USA illegally as a young woman in the early 80’s — if there is such a thing as “coming to the USA illegally.” In 1987 she became a US citizen under the Reagan amnesty program.
Yes children, there was a time when the Republicans and Democrats worked together for the country, not their designated parties.
Those were the days.
Sunday wouldn’t be Sunday without talking about the Donald. Four years ago I remember being in a room of prominent attorneys in Fort Worth Texas and they talked about how people were secretly going to vote for Trump but wouldn’t make it public because of Trump’s discernment for the rule of law. If you remember back in 2016, Hilary Clinton led in all the polls and seemed like a sure win. Of course, she didn’t and Trump has ruled like the dictators he admires since.
Fast forward to today, and I believe the tables have turned. I believe a lot of Republicans who haven’t spoken out to Trump’s madness will do the right thing and not vote for him this November. I think these Republicans who believe in Truth and the Rule of Law will secretly cast their vote against Trump. If you think about it, they really won’t need him for four more years after he appoints his third right-wing, anti-abortionist judge. They will have gotten control of the Supreme Court which is what they’ve wanted since Roe v. Wade. Even they have to see that no one can trust four more years of Donald Trump/Vladimir Putin. At least, I’m hoping so.
So boys and girls, cheer up and see the positive of it all. Brighter days are ahead. I shit you not.
What is going on? It’s crazy. Back in the late 80’s there was a television report of a racist, American hating Russia who was saying things like “Make Russia Great Again.” No shit! The reports said he was ex KGB who was getting a following by bashing the then current leader of Russia, Boris Yeltsin. Putin blamed everything wrong with Russia on Yeltsin and the USA and promised if he were elected he would destroy the USA.
It took 30 years, but he is succeeding. Remember this when you vote for Putin– I mean Trump this fall.
The fact is: MAGA = MRGA (Make Russia Great Again).
So I’ve been avoiding news again this week, it’s disturbing. Still, I have a few things to say.
First, I can’t believe people “booed” Trump as he paid respect to the recently departed Justice Ginsburg. It was stupid. I know Trump brings it on himself by saying so many terrible things about those of us trying to make the world a better place, still, how can we demand more of them when we play right into their hand. Trump knew he would be booed and that’s why he showed up. We played right into his hands again.
And on the recent death of the only true liberal on the supreme court, stop crying. They win again, get over it. Yes, with 9 months to go in 2016 when there was an opening on the court the Republican Senate wouldn’t vote on Obama’s appointee until after the election, and now with only 50 days before election these same Republicans are tripping over their dicks to elect another conservative anti-abortionist to the court and will. And to the Democrats crying about it, shut the f&*k up. YOU SUCK. If the shoe was on the other foot you would do the same.
So people, as you can see, I really don’t have any respect for either side. They both are working for the corporation, not the people. It’s time for a new party. A real Peoples party. A party that doesn’t bend over backwards for corporate money. A party that respects the facts that their is a global-warming problem. A party that doesn’t cut taxes for the wealthy while bridges are falling and children are starving. A compassionate party. It’s time.
That’s all. Enjoy your weekend. Vote for Biden so we can have four years to figure this out without the Russian agenda Donald Trump so proudly supports. In case you haven’t been paying attention, here are the things Trump has done that favored Putin’s Russia over the interest of the USA:
Putin’s Goal: Weaken and divide the transatlantic alliance.
Putin’s Payout:Trump undermines US relationships with European allies and calls the US’s commitment to NATO into question.
Putin’s Goal: Degrade the European Union and foster pro-Russian political movements.
Putin’s Payout:Trump attacks the EU and actively supports anti-EU, Kremlin-backed parties.
Putin’s Goal: Disrupt American leadership and dominance of the global economic order.
Putin’s Payout: Trump is eagerly pushing for an all-out trade war with Europe
Putin’s Goal: Build global resentment and distrust towards the US and stoke anti-American sentiment.
Putin’s Payout: America’s closest allies are explicitly suspicious and distrusting of the US because of Trump’s rhetoric and actions.
Putin’s Goal: Relieve economic and domestic political pressure from US sanctions on Russia.
Putin’s Payout: Trump tries to roll back, impede, and blunt the impact of sanctions at every step.
Putin’s Goal: Legitimize his regime in the eyes of the world.
Putin’s Payout: Trump repeatedly praises and defends Putin, lending the credibility of the US presidency to Putin’s standing.
Putin’s Goal: Revive Russia’s status as a great power and gain international recognition for its illegal seizure of Crimea.
Putin’s Payout:Trump publicly says that Crimea is part of Russia and calls for Russia to be welcomed back into the international community with no concessions.
Putin’s Goal: Continue to sow discord in Western democracies and avoid repercussions for interfering in American and European elections.
Putin’s Payout: Trump dismisses Russian interference and has done nothing to prevent future interference, putting him at odds with his own intelligence community.