President Trump condemned last Saturday’s White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville, saying it was a “display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides,” during short remarks at his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “On many sides,” he repeated. For those of us who would never even consider voting for a...
Ever since Republican members of Congress met with angry opposition at town halls from their constituents on issues like the Affordable Care Act, many have cowardly fled from meeting the people they represent face-to-face, opting for more controlled circumstances such as video conferencing instead.
Worse, they cite the threat of bodily harm as a reason—using as an excuse an incident in California where constituents bearing Valentine’s Day cards are transformed into a violent gang of paid mercenary thugs who delight in cracking old women on the head and knocking them unconscious.
And no, I’m not making that up. See more
Trump’s Neo-Nazi “Fake News” tactic is modeled on the “lugenpresse” claims of WWII Germany. The Nazis adopted the term to promote their propaganda against the Jewish, communist, and later the foreign press. Any other free press that was not the voice of the Nazi Party was denounced as “false” and “biased.”
With this in mind, let’s tell our Alt-Right “so-called President” that he does not have the power to dictate what the free press can or cannot publish… See more
Trump accused the media of intentionally not reporting terror attacks. When the press very rightly scoffed at the idea, the Trump administration released a list of terror attacks it said were “not sufficiently covered.”
Included on the list: the terror attacks in San Bernadino, Orlando, and Paris. All attacks which received boundless coverage here and all over the world. See more
Many people are worrying about an impending coup. If you have been having that feeling, then it’s time to re-orient yourself.
The coup is already happening; in fact, it started a few decades ago, and has been moving along like a slow-burning Reichstag fire. Trump may simply be hurrying its pace somewhat, making the mythical frog in boiling water a little more aware of what’s happening. But the point that many are missing is that Trump is not the threat; he’s trying to ride the threat, but the real danger is the ongoing conservative redefinition of our country. See more
The Trump administration must be at war, because—fittingly enough—truth was its first casualty, when Trump and his aides lied about the size of the inaugural audience.
Lying is nothing new regarding Trump, and this particular reaction was fully predictable; after all, there had been a movement for weeks to deny Trump a large audience, given his obsession with relative size and his agitation when anything else is even suggested. People knew it would cheese him off, and they knew he would react this way. See more