“They caught the mail bomber? “
“Yes they did, and I hope that he’s a Democrat!”
“The bombings are the fault of 45, no matter the political affiliation of the bomber. 45 started fostering all this hatred.”
“Obama started it all! If he hadn’t been elected none of this would have happened!”Conversation overheard at the local Big ‘N Large – October 26, 2018
Two years. Donald Trump has been president for two years. And still everything is Obama’s fault. I’m seriously beginning to believe we need a country-wide inquest to determine the healthy mental functioning of every American. Their capacity for self-governance. An assessment of the ability to maintain a country as advanced as this one is when you are so backward as to believe the crazy-assed things most Americans believe.
I can’t imagine how anyone would look at the pathetic example of Trump in office and think “I like the way this guy operates.” Anyone who thinks that should probably be assigned their own personal headshrinker. They have screws loose in there somewhere.
In Texas you have people who vote Republican because they always vote Republican. They haven’t voted Democratic since LBJ betrayed white nationalism and promoted JFK’s vision of equality. They never say it in so many words, but the understanding is there nonetheless. I’m trying to give my relatives the benefit of the doubt (whatever that is worth in this instance, I don’t know) they probably caught the Apprentice in between binging on the 700 Club and when the guy from that show decided to run as a Republican they thought it would be a great idea to vote for him. We can discuss whether giving such low examples of human life the right to vote was a good idea or not, but then they would also say the converse is true. So here we are.
You can’t lock Hillary Clinton up. You can’t lock Hillary Clinton up because Hillary Clinton has broken no laws. You know how I know she hasn’t broken any laws? Because Republicans crawled up her ass thirty years ago and never came out, the whole time looking for crimes to charge her with. They never found any crimes to charge her with. Bill Clinton has his own separate file of wrongdoing. Neither of them are the subjects in question, because they aren’t up for election now. They are not serving in office now.
Barack Obama hasn’t broken any laws. You know why I know he hasn’t broken any laws? Because for eight years he was president with a hostile congress itching to impeach him on any grounds they could dream up. And still he stayed fresh and white, no matter how black his enemies tried to paint him. The black man was whiter than the white man serving as president now.
That’s really galling, isn’t it? I mean, speaking to those Stormtrumpers that voted for the white guy because he was a white guy and you will not replace us is their battle cry? The black man is cleaner, is better, than the white businessman, the dream reality star candidate that was the latest, greatest white hope? The conman that everyone knew was a conman before he conned his way into the job he’s about to be thrown out of?
Cory Booker has been framed when it comes to the (now disappeared –ed.) counter-charges of molestation, after he dared to talk down to Brett Kavanaugh. You know why I know he’s been framed? Because only conservative (read as propagandist) websites and news sources are even talking about it. There will eventually be an admission by someone that they made it all up. Democrats are not the liars in the here and now. Bill Clinton was impeached over lying about a blow job. That couldn’t have happened without Democratic support. Al Franken retired rather than drag his senate seat through the mud. Over and over again, Democrats admit defeat when they are wrong. The Republicans? They just double down on their power grab.
Why not frame him? Cory Booker is a black man willing to be loud when he needs to be. He’s a natural target of the race baiting conservatives who are currently in power. It’s why he was a target for bomb makers. It’s two weeks before an election that conservatives and Republicans look to be facing a shellacking in, and a whole lot of the payback is women abandoning the GOP because of their willingness to burn the witch rather than admit they had a lemon up for nomination to the SCOTUS.
Now we have a gambling addicted alcoholic rapist on the SCOTUS. One that will ensure that Donald Trump’s financial records will never be released, which was the real goal of the GOP in nominating that specific justice to the court. Well done, Republicans. You have destroyed yourselves to save your glorious leader. You get to retain your hold on the presidency for two more years rather than have to admit that you advanced a known conman to the office of president. Now it is up to the rest of America to save the United States from you.
Why from them, and not the other way around? They are the ones willing to believe a pathological liar, a demonstrated pathological liar; to which I should probably add, a pathological liar that is still being quoted by news reporters as if his utterances mean anything at all. The media still reports what he says and his supporters believe what he says and I can’t for the life of me figure out why except that all of them must be nuts.
…which means there are probably too many of them for the human race to successfully govern itself. In other words, we’re screwed. I’m still doing my best to laugh (joy is in the ears that hear) but it’s looking more and more like a zombie apocalypse from where I’m sitting. Time to get out before they lock us all in with the zombies.
The amusing part of people reporting on and then believing the lies the President utters, is that someone is waiting on the FBI to confirm lies told by the president as if that would make those lies into truths. George Soros is funding migrant caravans? This is the kind of crap that gets posted to the Snopes Facebook group by credulous people looking for confirmation. The corollary of this observation is the answer to why there are so many variations on Snopes sucks groups out there created by and populated with people booted off the Snopes group. Bullshit remains bullshit whether you can confirm it or not.
You want something that isn’t bullshit but still is bullshit of a different kind? How about Kris Kobach trying to keep Dodge City residents from voting because Dodge City is now made up of hispanics that vote Democratic?
As a former Kansan I think I’m qualified to say, unequivocally, that Kris Kobach is a piece of shit. That the Kansas Republican party should be ashamed of itself for the stands it has taken and the damage it has done to the health, safety and welfare of Kansas residents. This thing in Dodge City? This is the tip of the dirty tricks iceberg in Kansas politics right now. Never have I been more glad to not live in Kansas than I have been over the last decade as I watched the former governor destroy the Kansas education system from afar. Watched as Kobach did his damnedest to keep minorities from voting. Persecuted LGBT people. Tried to deny healthcare to the poor and infirm. I have nothing but loathing for Kris Kobach and for anyone, ANYONE who votes for him. Friends and relatives who still reside in Kansas, be warned.
Those are the kinds of things that either make you laugh or make you start cleaning your guns in preparation for the zombie apocalypse. I’ve been doing my best to laugh for quite a while now.
Stormtrumpers are the ones who resort to violence. See the delivery of bombs to targets selected by Trump himself. Not to mention threats of lynching when the vote doesn’t go your way. There will be charges filed. There will be trials. There will be convictions. There will be punishment, some of it possibly rising to the level of firing squad for crimes of treason. But there will be no lynching. There is plenty of proof to get convictions against Donald Trump and his minions.
…oh, wait. The ad proposes that Stormtrumpers would lynch Democrats? That would be a neat trick considering we outnumber them to the tune of several million people. Let them make their threats. It makes them look like the villains they are. You are the villain if you support Trump. You are the cause that Obama warns about. Make no mistake about it. If it comes to war, you will go the same way that your forebears went, because you are on the wrong side of history.
Editor’s note. This one was compiled from multiple sources over the course of years visiting memories on Facebook. RBReich, my own posts (1, 2) and three group posts here, here and here. My obsessive copying of comments posted to different groups and forums and then compiling them here has made way more work for me than I should probably take on, if I want to do anything other than this.
The payback for two hundred years of the myth of whiteness in the United States (not to mention the four hundred years since this all began in 1619) is coming. The payback for millennia suppressing women’s voices. It will suck to be white and male in 2021. Don’t forget your forefathers charged that card up the same way you charge up the climate card for your descendents. Maybe we should finally start thinking ahead. It would be a nice change of pace.