In this Horrible Week for America, News on the Economy & Trump Hate…In this Part 3 to end the week as America grieves more mass shootings, the articles toward the bottom feature the Trump hate which shows how his hate-mongering is a contributing factor to the horrific violence, along with our selected song dedicated to Trump hate.  But first we’ll start off with current economic news & we did have more Dem debates this week.  On the very important & contentious issue of health care, the Dems don’t need to try handing the election over to Trump again by threatening to take away private health insurance which most Americans are relatively happy with: usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/01/forget-medicare-all-democrats-should-focus-saving-obamacare.  The better choice is to fix the public option where Americans can opt for private or public plans, then let the process play out till someday we might evolve into some sort of Medicare for all system if it proves better:
 
 
 

 

 
But let’s not lose sight of the fact agenda #1 is to defeat Trump, so we don’t need to let proposals for drastic change give the prez talking points on a silver platter which boost his chances for next year.  Besides threatening to take away private health insurance, such a risky strategy includes proposals for Green New Deal, reparations, free college & other progressive ideas which walk Dems into the trap of living up to the socialist tag the GOP has defined them with.  That can also include the GOP’s caricature of painting Dems as wanting open borders, even stemming from far-left positions like decriminalizing illegal border crossings & providing illegal migrants with healthcare.  Please heed the advice as seen in these links not to stray too far from the mainstream:
 
 
 
And aside from policy issues, the Dems need to keep calling out the deplorable leadership of Trump: rawstory.com/2019/08/the-house-is-on-fire-msnbcs-joy-reid-drops-a-truth-bomb-on-democrats-for-not-going-after-trump.  Once the Dems win back power might be the right time to raise the more far-left issues to determine their viability, but for the next year during the campaign it’s best to zero in on winning issues where they can beat Republicans handily: thinkprogress.org/republican-party-is-running-on-unpopular-ideas-in-2020.  So their talking points really should concentrate on the policy proposals which have widespread support among the American people, as inside these links are some more constructive thoughts:
 
Based on that last debate, if even Obama isn’t far enough left for the modern Dem party, they risk losing the ability to resonate with where most American voters are:

 
 
 
 

From that standpoint it would seem like I’m favoring someone like Biden who’s running on more centrist positions & polling shows for now he’s the candidate leading Trump by the widest margins.  But by the same token the Dems don’t need a candidate similar to 2016 largely running on the Obama ticket.  I’ll mostly let the Dem base figure out who they want without interjecting my opinions on the candidates, but at some point they’ll need to aim their bows & arrows much more at Trump than each other: thehill.com/opinion/campaign/456108-democrats-going-after-each-other-is-a-bad-strategy.  And defeating Trump will ultimately require a Dem nominee who’s a fighter, has a real vision & logical policy prescriptions, who can articulate them with a genuine passion. 
 
So yes, the Dems need to take the fight directly to Trump on the overall economy.  There should be a focus on helping the working class make a livable income rather than getting into the minutia of peripheral issues which can cause a voter’s eyes to glaze over.  Despite the longest-running recovery ever & the job market at or near full-employment, surprisingly wages still haven’t budged much.  Sadly, much of the working class still have a lot of ground to make up from decades of stagnant wages & the aftereffects of the great recession.  That’s really what workers are stressed over, getting wage increases that can keep up or surpass the cost of rising bills, as seen in these excerpts from vox.com/2019/7/31/20748003/democratic-debate-2020-working-class-voters-issues:  
 

Slow income growth has been the weakest part of the US economy in its recovery from the Great Recession. Wages have barely kept up with the cost of living, even as the unemployment rate dropped and the economy expanded. And in the Midwest, income growth is more sluggish than in other parts of the country. In Michigan, incomes only grew by 3.3 percent from 2017 to 2018, not adjusted for inflation —one the smallest increases, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Incomes in Indiana and Ohio didn’t grow much faster.

 

When you take inflation into account, workers’ real wages only grew about 1.3 percent over the past year. This is worth emphasizing: During the longest economic expansion in US history, with record-low unemployment, workers are only making 1.3 percent more than they did last year, after adjusting for inflation. That’s even slower than wages were growing earlier this year, and it’s pitiful when you compare it to the sky-high payouts corporate CEOs are getting. CEOs got an average $500,000 pay bump in 2018, while the average US worker got an extra $1,000 — barely enough to outpace inflation.

 

Frustration over stagnant wages is also the major factor underlying widespread worker strikes across the country in places like California, Illinois, and Missouri (workers at Vox also staged a one-day walkout earlier this year amid ongoing contract negotiations). In April, 31,000 supermarket employees went on strike in the Northeast to reverse proposed pay cuts and rising insurance premiums. The Stop & Shop strike was the largest private sector work stoppage in years. After eight days with empty supermarkets, the company agreed to scrap its plan.

 

The widespread labor unrest underscores how the Republican tax cuts did little to help working-class families, despite all the promises from congressional Republicans. In response, voters in some states have forced businesses to give low-paid employees a raise. In November’s midterm elections, voters in Missouri and Arkansas overwhelmingly approved ballot measures that will raise the minimum wage for nearly 1 million workers across both states. And as a result of the new laws, more than 5 million low-wage workers in 19 states got pay raises on January 1. Those laws have helped boost wages for some in 2019, but not enough.

 
Workers Keep Getting The Shaft!
 
The Dems can’t let Trump get away with the perception this is such a great economy, with such a high degree of economic angst stemming from the preponderance of low-wage jobs, as it’s the quality & not the quantity of jobs that’s severely lacking.  From inside this next link, we’re still trying to figure out why wage growth isn’t all that good: axios.com/jobs-only-seem-hot-and-thats-why-wages-are-sluggish.  For other articles illustrating how workers keep getting the short end of the stick, click on these links:
 
 
 
 

And these excerpts show our economic system really is rigged as seen in nytimes.com/2019/08/03/opinion/sunday/labor-unions.html:

The United States is the only advanced industrial nation that doesn’t have national laws guaranteeing paid maternity leave. It is also the only advanced economy that doesn’t guarantee workers any vacation, paid or unpaid, and the only highly developed country (other than South Korea) that doesn’t guarantee paid sick days. In contrast, the European Union’s 28 nations guarantee workers at least four weeks’ paid vacation. Among the three dozen industrial countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States has the lowest minimum wage as a percentage of the median wage — just 34 percent of the typical wage, compared with 62 percent in France and 54 percent in Britain. It also has the second-highest percentage of low-wage workers among that group, exceeded only by Latvia. All this means the United States suffers from what I call “anti-worker exceptionalism.” Academics debate why American workers are in many ways worse off than their counterparts elsewhere, but there is overriding agreement on one reason: Labor unions are weaker in the United States than in other industrial nations. Just one in 16 private-sector American workers is in a union, largely because corporations are so adept and aggressive at beating back unionization. In no other industrial nation do corporations fight so hard to keep out unions. The consequences are enormous, not only for wages and income inequality, but also for our politics and policymaking and for the many Americans who are mistreated at work.

 

America’s workers have for decades been losing out: year after year of wage stagnation, increased insecurity on the job, waves of downsizing and offshoring, and labor’s share of national income declining to its lowest level in seven decades. Numerous studies have found that an important cause of America’s soaring income inequality is the decline of labor unions — and the concomitant decline in workers’ ability to extract more of the profit and prosperity from the corporations they work for. The only time during the past century when income inequality narrowed substantially was the 1940s through 1970s, when unions were at their peak of power and prominence. Many Americans are understandably frustrated. There were undoubtedly many reasons for Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, but a key one was that many Americans seemed to view him as a protest candidate, promising to shake up “the system” and “drain the swamp.” Many voters embraced Mr. Trump because they believed his statements that the system is rigged — and in many ways it is. When it comes to workers’ power in the workplace and in politics, the pendulum has swung far toward corporations. America’s workers won’t stop thinking the system is rigged until they feel they have an effective voice in the workplace and in policymaking so that they can share in more of the economy’s prosperity to help improve their — and their loved ones’ — lives.

 
Seeing Weakness in the Manufacturing Sector
 
Trump keeps bragging about the boost to factory jobs without supporting evidence, so we have to wonder how much longer his blue-collar base will keep believing him.  As opposed to their 2016 platform, Dems need to find answers for these manufacturing workers who’ve struggled with the size of their paychecks along with their dignity.  And in campaigning, the industrial states of OH/MI/WI/PA must be a priority:

 

 
 
 
 
And those manufacturing workers should be open to good new ideas now that Trump has let them down:
 

Dems can still run on free-market capitalism while explaining why it needs wise governing stewardship.  The economic system needs tweaked so prosperity can be more broadly shared among the working population, as the U.S. remains more disjointed than other countries, which these excerpts highlight the inequities taken from washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-income-inequality-doesnt-have-to-be-the-worst-in-the-industrialized-world:

 

INCOME INEQUALITY, and the impact of President Trump’s policies on it, looms as a major issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Fortunately, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has just issued a report on U.S. income inequality through the end of 2016 — that is, about the time Mr. Trump assumed the presidency. Spoiler alert: The situation was improving slightly after eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency but might well have headed in the opposite direction since. The CBO’s bottom line is that the nation’s progressive income tax system and means-tested benefit programs such as Medicaid (expanded via Obamacare) and nutritional assistance significantly counteracted the increasingly upwardly skewed distribution of income that the market alone delivered, via wages, salaries and investment earnings, between 1978 and 2016. Consequently, the U.S. Gini coefficient — a broad measure of income inequality in which 1.0 is the highest inequality score and 0.0 the lowest — stood at 0.42 at the end of 2016, after accounting for taxes and transfer payments. This was the highest Gini coefficient of any industrial democracy; it was slightly lower, though, than at the end of President George W. Bush’s term. Perhaps most important, the trend was downward, implying decreasing inequality as Mr. Obama left office.

 

The CBO has not yet been able to measure what has happened in the past two years. However, all signs point to regression. The biggest policy change in that interval — the Trump tax cuts, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2018 — tilted the distribution of income after taxes upward. Some 27.2 percent of the benefits from changes to individual taxation in that law accrue to the top 1 percent of households, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Market capitalism is the best system for producing wealth and income the world has ever known; it takes wise government policy, however, to make sure its fruits are shared widely and fairly. U.S. income inequality does not have to be the worst in the industrialized world, and with better policies, it wouldn’t be.

 

 

To be fair, the economy remains pretty strong, which isn’t really a surprise given the G.O.P.’s willingness to run huge budget deficits as long as Democrats don’t hold the White House. As I wrote three days after the 2016 election — after the shock had worn off — “It’s at least possible that bigger budget deficits will, if anything, strengthen the economy briefly.” And that’s pretty much what happened: There was a bit of a bump in 2018, but at this point we’ve basically returned to pre-Trump rates of growth. But why has Trumponomics failed to deliver much besides trillion-dollar budget deficits? The answer is that both the tax cuts and the trade war were based on false views about how the world works. Republican faith in the magic of tax cuts — and, correspondingly, belief that tax increases will doom the economy — is the ultimate policy zombie, a view that should have been killed by evidence decades ago but keeps shambling along, eating G.O.P. brains.

 

The record is actually awesomely consistent. Bill Clinton’s tax hike didn’t cause a depression, George W. Bush’s tax cuts didn’t deliver a boom, Jerry Brown’s California tax increase wasn’t “economic suicide,” Sam Brownback’s Kansas tax-cut “experiment” (his term) was a failure. Nevertheless, Republicans persist. This time around, the centerpiece of the tax cut was a huge break for corporations, which was supposed to induce companies to bring back the money they’ve invested overseas and put the money to work here. Instead, they basically used the tax savings to buy back their own stock. What went wrong? Business investment depends on many factors, with tax rates way down the list. While a casual look at the facts might suggest that corporations invest a lot in countries with low taxes, like Ireland, this is mainly an illusion: Companies use accounting tricks to report huge profits and hence big investments in tax havens, but these don’t correspond to anything real. There was never any reason to believe that cutting corporate taxes here would lead to a surge in capital spending and jobs, and sure enough, it didn’t.

 

Think of the missed opportunities. Imagine how much better shape we’d be in if the hundreds of billions squandered on tax cuts for corporations had been used to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. Imagine what we could have done with policies promoting jobs of the future in things like renewable energy, instead of trade wars that vainly attempt to recreate the manufacturing economy of the past. And since everything is political these days, let me say that pundits who think that Trump will be able to win by touting a strong economy are almost surely wrong. He most likely won’t face a recession (although who knows?), but he definitely hasn’t made the economy great again. So he’s probably going to have to do what he’s already doing, and clearly wants to do: run on racism instead.

 

Short Bits
 
Trump claims to help working people, but his actions show he’s only in bed with the fat cats:
 
 
And we know who his tax cuts were designed to help:
 
 
Don’t blame them when there’s not enough good-paying jobs.  Sure, there’s plenty of job openings now, but most of them don’t pay much:
 
 
With the labor market being so tight, ironically we could use more migrant workers:
 

 

Many young people can hardly afford to pursue love:
 
 
Congress should be required to hang around their colleagues from the other side.  It might be the best chance to understand each other’s positions & break through the entrenched gridlock.  And most of all, congresspeople should be tasked with doing what’s right for the nation & American people as a whole, rather than always fighting only for narrow-minded tribal pursuits:
 
 
Like most everything else under Trump, the well-to-do are given all the breaks, even with farming:
 
 
Pediatric cancer has tragically been on the rise, yet Trump is pandering with a ridiculous claim we’re on the verge of ending childhood cancer.  He can bark out all these false promises to his rally goers since they’ll believe anything he says.  Maybe he can also tell them we’re about to put a man on Jupiter & provide free gold-plated, diamond-studded MAGA hats for every Trumpeter:
 

 

Trump is the epitome of the political establishment swamp:
 
 
Trump’s tax cuts aren’t the only thing spiking deficits:
 
 
The only thing worth buying is if they came out with Trump toilet paper:

 

No China Trade Deal in Sight
 
I haven’t come down hard on Trump for his tariffs which sparked a trade war with China, since he’s trying to reverse decades of trade manipulations by China which created an unlevel playing field.  But it’s badly hurting many sectors of the economy while there are no signs we’re anywhere near a deal, so much like the protracted North Korean non-deal over denuclearization, these foreign adversaries are content to wait Trump out.  These links provide progress reports on a hoped-for trade deal not going too well:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Trump is Wrong in Blaming the Fed
 
What may have propped up this longest-running economic recovery more than anything are the new discoveries & extraction methods for oil & gas, plus the expanding alternative-energy sector, basically making our country energy independent.  As this current economy keeps following the same basic trajectory as during the Obama years, there is little we can point to where Trump has actually helped the economy, other than the temporary deficit-fueled sugar-high coming from his tax cuts for the wealthy.  If the economy were really as great as Trump claims it is, there’d be no need to lower interest rates.  Instead, he’s browbeating the Fed to not only lower rates, but to lower them to irresponsibly low levels.  Much like his tax cuts, the prez doesn’t take a long-term view of the economy.  He only wants to juice the economy temporarily in boosting his approval ratings & reelection chances regardless of the long-run implications.  The president’s rift with the Fed are in these articles:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Art of Stealing Elections


As if gerrymandering, Citizens United & Russian interference weren’t bad enough, another big part of the GOP strategy to steal elections is through voter purges.  With the Trump party orchestrating a coordinated effort to steal our democracy away from us, we should share messages like what’s presented in this blog, plus encourage those who haven’t voted to get registered, as it’s time for a grassroots movement against tyranny!  Trump & his cult party have learned to attack our free society in any number of ways as explained here:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

However, this assumes a degree of good faith that in the case of many officials is unwarranted. Voter purges are only one means of suppressing nonwhite and poor voters. Insufficient polling places (contributing to long lines and great travel distances to voting places), reduction in early-voting times, voter voter-ID laws and a host of other tactics like those we saw in Georgia’s governor race in 2018 suggest purges are part of a larger, deliberate plan that — oh look! — just happens to adversely affect voters you’d expect to vote for Democrats. This isn’t merely about partisan advantage. The artificial reduction in the electorate with an eye toward boosting the percentage of white, Republican voters strikes at the heart of our democracy. The Voting Rights Act, before it was hobbled by the court, allowed millions of African Americans to vote for the first time, changing the composition of federal and state offices and changing legislative outcomes. Unless and until we expand the electorate (e.g., with voting by mail, automatic or same-day registration), we are undercutting our democracy and undercutting winners’ claim to moral and political legitimacy. If nothing else, the 2020 election needs to be about reestablishing functional democracy. And that can happen only when everyone who wants to can vote and every vote counts.


For the 2020 Election, Let’s Hope the GOP Goes Down in Flames
 
Outgrown Their Usefulness
 
As a lifelong GOP supporter, I’ve long since given up on my party.  They’re no longer the GOP.  They are beyond hope.  They stand for the swampland as the let’s make the rich richer party, while embracing extremism, deceitfulness, corruption & demagoguery.  I do have some reservations about the big-government proposals by Dems, but by comparison the choice of party is easy, since it’s really about right vs. wrong.  Read here the articles about my former party, as it’s easy to see why I can’t support them anymore:
 
 
 
 
 

A feasible approach following the 2016 election to defeating Trump, rescuing the GOP from itself and sparing the country four more years was to appeal to the better angels of Republicans’ nature. That, however, is a useless exercise, in 2019. Shouting into the wind brings us no closer to a Trump-free GOP or a Trump-free White House. The only plausible path at this point is to crush the Republican Party so resoundingly at every level that it is forced to abandon Trumpism, recruit an entirely different generation of leadership and devise an agenda that is not based on right-wing nationalism. Helping Democrats achieve that end should be the goal of all decent Americans — including Republicans who want one day to be able to vote in good faith for a Republican Party true to the tradition of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.

 
Hate has Found a Damn Home in Modern-Day America
 

That was the theme of my Part 2 post.  Our leader is the great divider which is becoming more & more dangerous as we’re seeing:
 
 
 

And yet, when venom drawn from President Trump’s vicious attacks on immigrants, his channeling of “replacement” conspiracy theories, his dehumanization of immigrants and his demonization of the media show up in the ramblings of serial mail bomber Cesar Sayoc, the Tree of Life synagogue and Christchurch mosque mass murderers and now the slaughterer of innocents in El Paso, we don’t collectively hold him morally accountable, insist his recant his views and demand an end to his presidency. For decades now, Republicans have insisted mass murders with semiautomatic weapons are not reflective of a gun problem. I can no longer comprehend how such a ludicrous assertion is remotely acceptable. But in one sense they are right: It’s not merely Republicans’ indulgence of the National Rifle Association that puts Americans’ lives in jeopardy; it is the support and enabling of a president that inspires white nationalist terrorists — and even denies white nationalism is a problem.

 

The rise in hate crimes under this president also has been dramatic. The Anti-Defamation League documented, “Right-wing extremists were linked to at least 50 extremist-related murders in the United States in 2018, making them responsible for more deaths than in any year since 1995. . . . Right-wing extremists killed more people in 2018 than in any year since 1995, the year of Timothy McVeigh’s bomb attack on the Oklahoma City federal building.” In sum, we are awash in hate crimes and white nationalist-inspired mass murders. We have a president whose words inspire and bolster perpetrators of these heinous acts. That makes Trump not only a moral abomination, which no policy outcome can offset, but a threat to national security. Those encouraged by his words in recent years kill more Americans than Islamist terrorists. If that is not justification for bipartisan repudiation of this president and removal from office at the earliest possible moment I don’t know what is. Those who countenance and support this president for his white-grievance mongering are not merely “deplorable” but dangerous.

And here is the conclusion to Boot’s op-ed from washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/04/anything-real-say-about-shootings-mr-president:

That’s what you need to do, Mr. President, if you care at all about the well-being of the people of America. Yet you continue to spew hatred. On the very morning of the El Paso attack, you twice retweeted the notorious British hate-monger Katie Hopkins spewing venom against Muslims. Last month, you told congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they come from. And in May, at a rally in Florida, you demanded, “How do you stop these people?” — meaning undocumented immigrants. Someone shouted, “Shoot them.” Instead of chastising this hate-monger, you chuckled and said, to loud cheers, “That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with that stuff.” Whether you know it or not, Mr. President, you are recklessly enflaming the sickos of America. The very last line of the manifesto attributed to the alleged El Paso gunman could have come straight out of one of your speeches: “I am honored to head the fight to reclaim my country from destruction.” You also refuse, Mr. President, to address the easy availability of weapons of war in America. Assault rifles are the preferred weapons of mass shooters, and yet you refuse to ask Congress to ban their sale — or, even better, to buy back all of the existing assault weapons, as was done in Australia in 1996 after the worst mass shooting in that country’s history. Australia hasn’t seen such a massacre since. The United States, by contrast, has had 249 mass shootings just this year. You will lead our country to destruction, Mr. President, unless you act to curb gun violence — and your own hateful rhetoric.

 
No question, these are very dark days.  The hate found its way to El Paso & then Dayton.  A nation’s leader helps set the tone.  Encompassing the Trump hate is the vile language of bigoted xenophobia & white supremacy, while it’s becoming quite evident such angry rhetoric is helping inspire deadly & unspeakable attacks, correlating with the rise of hate crimes since he became president.  The compliant echo & doting Trumpeters are bending over backwards trying to excuse their omnipotent hero from any complicity to yesterday’s murders, deflecting the blame by talking about video games.  While violent videos may play a role, their overall argument just doesn’t wash, since we’ve seen in too many cases how Trump gets his white-nationalist supporters all amped up, with more & more damn incidents of the most unhinged fans resorting to such hateful violence.  So it is totally preposterous to say the Trump hate in his many repeated outbursts had nothing to do with inciting the killings & injuries that occurred in El Paso, magnified by extremist internet sites like 4chan & 8chan.  The El Paso killer’s manifesto made it clear he was influenced by that hateful ideology against immigrants, while at the point of this writing the Dayton killer’s motives are unknown.  But Terrorism is terrorism, whether it comes from radical Islamic terrorists or white nationalism terrorists.  And these evil murderers be damned!
 
America has the highest rate of gun violence in the world, now averaging more than one mass shooting a day in our country.  It’s truly emblematic of a sick society.  That sick society is made more sickened by the Trump hate that’s used to energize his base, which it’s true the fish rots at the head.  It’s an agonizing sickness we should not be accepting of, yet we’re chronically sick since we have by far more random shootings than any other country, but as a polarized nation we’re incapable of doing a damn thing about it.  I must personally confess to being a damn idiot!  As a lifelong GOP supporter, I truly must have been a damn fool to have ever supported that party, since they’ve sold their souls to a demagogue leader & the NRA, who won’t do a damn thing going forward to help prevent some of this senseless violence.  I actually get the distinct impression our detached president who’s practically in hiding except for a passing comment at the airport, seems more focused on shooting a 39 on the back nine than the 29 dead Americans.  We’re also hearing crickets coming out from the GOP side, while the GOP-supported NRA continues to hide behind the 2nd Amendment in pronouncing death sentences to untold numbers of innocent Americans.  Unimaginable evil has been clearly identified, as are the enablers of this evil caught with bloodstains on their hands.
 
There’s so much common-sense stuff that could be done.  At the very least let’s seriously discuss the possibilities, such as gun background checks, assault rifle bans, internet monitoring along with red-flag laws, plus better diagnosis & treatment of mental health disorders, as any & all of these ideas might be a good place to start.  Americans need a license to drive a car, so that should be a minimum requirement to own a firearm!  It’s just crazy most any American can have easy access to weapons of war!  And if I sound angry to you, you’re damn right I’m angry!  I can’t believe what is happening to our country.  All Americans should be damn angry since these shootings & murders keep happening, yet NOTHING is being done about it!  Since we should all be furious about this situation, as a normal-functioning society our nation would have long ago found the determination to do everything possible in keeping assault weapons out of the hands of deranged lunatics!  Yet despite shooting after shooting, we still wind up doing nothing!!!  Those who aren’t thoroughly angered by these murders & are still willing to keep doing nothing about it, they’re a big part of the problem.  Chances are, those misinformed do-nothings among the public are likely in the evil grips of Trump, his echo, the GOP & the NRA.  And it’s way past time to vote out the do-nothing politicians including our president.  The newsfeeds are overwhelmed with these terrible stories, since as we know it’s dominating all the headlines, so here are but a few of the articles which are informative by just perusing the link titles:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let’s Explain the Hate
 
What kind of deranged psycho would go around shooting people at random?  Some questions can’t be answered as such evil acts seem beyond comprehension.  Dozens of families have just been torn apart.  On a lesser note, what kind of jackass jerk would mock a congressman for having his home broken into?  But of course, it’s more Trump hate!  His chiding of Elijah Cummings’ home break-in came after his despicable racist comments about Baltimore.  I bring that up because it’s also important being relevant to the murderous terrorist headlines, since a leader sets the tone.  Gee, those Baltimore comments remind me of the way Trump similarly insulted the border city of El Paso a few months ago with hateful comments of bigotry & xenophobia, which may well have planted the seeds for the mass shooting which happened yesterday at Walmart.  There’s actually been several mass shootings or plots of mass murder which track right along with the oft-repeated Trump hate speak of demented like-minded ideologies.  His craziest Trumpeter supporters could even be counted on to ignite a civil war, as all it would take is Trump sending them a dog-whistle signal when/if he refuses to leave office after impeachment or losing the next election.  Don’t put anything past this guy, since he only cares about himself & not our country, & could certainly care less about the Constitution & rule of law.  So much of what he says is calculated to inspire anger & hatred, which on that note he’s certainly succeeding.  These links are about the president’s snide remarks on the Cummings home intrusion:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I Do Respect the Office despite My Commentaries on Trump Hate
 
Some think I’m always hating on the prez.  Yes, I do respect the office but not the current occupant.  Just for starters, when our leader constantly lies to us, divides us with racism, xenophobia & misogyny, plus is a corrupt con credibly accused of crimes including sexual assault, along with trampling on the Constitution as though he wants to usurp unbridled power, that is not a leader.  And it’s certainly not a leader we can support, so if additional major crimes are not uncovered soon which would allow us to forcibly remove Trump from office, by next year we’ll face the most important election in American history.  That’s why I speak out because it’s important for America the truth be revealed, exposing the dangers of this lawless autocratic tyrant.  So to the extent I might be hating on our president, it’s because I view him as an existential threat to our constitutional democracy & he must be stopped! 
 
Let’s all join into working together to avert a potential catastrophe: dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/3/1876411/-Why-Trump-will-win-in-2020.  It’s imperative we spread the word to our fellow Americans who’ll vote to decide the person assigned to lead our nation for 4 years beginning in 2021, because it takes an informed electorate to elect the right leader.  Without a new president, our nation by 2025 might become unrecognizable as it sinks into a lawless, repressive, dystopian nightmare.  America is going down the wrong road, so all freedom-loving Americans should rally together & do our civic duty in sanitizing the far-right disinformation echo with the light of truth.  We encourage you to share our www.TheVORACS.com blog to help counter that massive right-wing media machine which has deceived millions of conservatives into hardcore extremism.  Trump’s approval ratings should probably be in single-digits by now if the GOP base weren’t so brainwashed by the echo.
 
There’s also a great new book, Talk Radio’s America (kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/brian-rosenwald/talk-radios-america) that explains the origins of the echo which has cursed our land with their destructive form of radicalized intransigent conservatism, largely responsible for fueling our divisions, obstruction & gridlock: rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-is-the-end-result-of-40-years-of-right-wing-radio-hate-mongering-media-expert.  I saw the ruggedly-handsome author on CNN’s Smerconish show in this interview: preview.msn.com/en-us/news/videos/how-talk-radio-helped-trump-win-the-presidency.
 
 
It’s a Thin Line Between Love & Hate
 
We went with an old tune that can help express the Trump hate.  And for Trump’s merry band of loyal Trumpeters, it can be a thin line between love & hate of America.  As for white nationalists who sense their country is slipping away from them, it’s a thin line between love & hate of your fellow citizens, which some have crossed way over the line as Trump emboldens their twisted mentality.  Even for evangelicals who profess total obedience to their earthly king, it can be a thin line between true religious faith & a cult.  I sense a lot more Trump hate than love coming from his racist, bigoted & sexist comments, which tragically sometimes play out into horrific violence.  So let me assure you, the president constantly crosses that line into the dark side, as even his tweets at 5 o’clock in the morning are routinely pure hatred: