A Potpourri about Trump

Just as the daily disaster of Donald Trump’s presidency repeats and repeats, the criticism must continue, however repetitious it, too, may sound. Some recent offerings.

Donald Trump is, at his core, simply a bullying coward. Or a cowardly bully. There are no positive aspects to this person’s character. His cowardice shines forth with every word he uses to demean his own staff. Strong winners do not need to engage in this type of behavior. Only weak losers, who know deep down that they are losers, do so. Trump is a living caricature of the pathetic, twisted souls who know they are worthless losers, and try to compensate with palpably false bravado.His minions who are the targets of his barbs deserve no sympathy. How sad to be so needy of high level positions, you sacrifice your dignity and honor to serve a loser. Nikki Haley is the principal example.

Keep preaching the gospel. It’s Republicans, not just Donald Trump and his minions, who are taking America deeper and deeper into the gutter of vulgarity, violence, and fascism. Ryan, McConnell, Hatch, and Haley are the enablers, if not outright supporters, of the assault on our basic values and common human decency. The worst of McCarthyism, Watergate, and Irangate combined into the new Republican platform. With violence a key component.

Every Congressional Republican who continues to support Trump, and every official appointed by Trump, are now complicit in the corruption and crimes that are taking place in front of our eyes. No excuses. We are past the point in the McCarthyism and Watergate atrocities when the malfeasance emanating from the highest level of the Republican Party became abundantly clear–but Republican leaders kept denying reality.

Ryan, McConnell, Hatch, Haley, all enablers of the corruption, malfeasance, and criminality that stares us in our face.

In response to columnist Kathleen Parker’s commentary, Don’t Be So Surprised about the Body Slam. Trump Planted Those Seeds Long Ago.

 Kathleen Parker has rescued me from the depths of despair. I was about to write my commentary berating the media for failing to put the body slam by Montana Republican Senatorial candidate Gianforte into the proper context: a natural outgrowth of the mentality and precedent set by the President of the United States. Thank you, Ms. Parker, for saying the words that needed to be said, more eloquently than I ever could.

But why limit the consequences to journalists? Trump’s incitement to violence during the campaign did not just target them. His calls for violence were also directed against ordinary citizens. That is the danger Trump and the Republicans pose to our democratic process.

And we now have an even more graphic example of where such Trumpian rhetoric leads: the stabbing to death of two men, and wounding of another, in Portland as they rushed to defend two women being subjected to virulently anti-Muslim hate speech by some mad man. These are not random acts, my friends. They represent the pronounced turn toward fascism by the Trumpists/Republicans. How did Hitler and the Nazis come to power in Germany? You’re watching the genesis unfold right in front of your eyes.

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