Month: February 2020
Whomever we feel can mute the new self-elevated, Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the Land of the Free, Trump’s Las Vegas tainted standup lowered the curtain on America’s Democratic and democratic process.
As long as we succumb to media how to watch political events and pundits PSing nationally televised debates to insure what they think they saw is what any mentally sound, hearing perfectly human, with 20/20 vision would/should absorb, regurgitate in grateful chorus with over The Hill inhabitants, locked, stocked, and branded, USDA approved – yet hardly mentioning the incompetent incumbent.
Truth is, the last three hours of 19 February 2020, the Achilles Heel of the six leading Democratic candidates for president was exposed to the emperor with no clothes – most notably the all too personal venom between Buttigieg and Klobuchar, who lost her usual cool focus when caught between two frontal attackers: a political office she sees beneath hers, and a disproportionately inappropriate Vanessa Hauc, proving she is indeed beneath Klobuchar’s expertise.
I’ve never been a fan of Amy Klobuchar, but as a radio news producer/anchor, I believe those choosing media professionally, especially in the Trump era, need maintain their footing on the path of Murrow and Cronkite.
On-camera notables got that Biden did better than ever, but not that Trump won the night – with my first choice, at first, Elizabeth Warren, a close second – while hardly unseating cool carpet bagger Blumberg – anymore than did Buttigieg’s well-rehearsed bazooka shot across the two extreme choices of Democratic primary voters: one candidate who wants to burn this party down and another candidate who wants to buy this party out.
Still influenced by FDR, JFK and MLK, I believe such shortsighted overkill always backfires on our collective greater good. Choosing, for whatever reason, to allow others to define us doesn’t spare anyone that inopportune moment when the accumulation of what we think, say and do reveals our true selves to the world.
So, please, seize the day: consider the flaunted criminality of Rudy Giuliani, Bill Barr, Mitch McConnell, pardon and computations DOJ usurper Jared Kushner, presidential ass coverer Roger Stone and the Don’s awardees: Mike Pence, Tucker Carlson, Russ Limbaugh and Richard Grenell: This list of the trumped, nor indeed Nevada, was even offered as token hors-d’oeuvre.
While Senator Warren did not win me back, she did prepare Mike Blumberg for round two, by knocking him back a poll digit or two – and reminded Americans who truly listen, not only how damaging health insurance executives and Supreme Court sanctioned Citizens United PACs pretending corporations are people are diminishing America’s Constitutional will power, but how teachers are most responsible for uplifting the power of Americans to reason, indeed, to think unhampered by 24/7 analysts.
The reality show America – created by Taft’s, Little Brown Brothers, Hoover’s Cal-like silence producing voluminous Hoovervilles, Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre of America’s Rule of Law, Reagan’s faux Trickle Down, one-issue voters’ response to Oral in the Oval, Bush/Cheney/Wolfowitz forever Mushroom Cloud oil wars – is now in sight of a fast approaching swampy bottom, to the proverbial slippery slope where now, beckoning to us, resides those who, believing everything seen on any screen, knowingly elected the Republican Party divorced from the Great Emancipator, now joined at the hip to a jackass pardon power abuser.
As for Bernie: he still ignites memories of, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and how I wept (even while reporting from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2016), when he conceded to his Democratic rival – asking all to support Hillary Clinton.
As then, so now, I would love to see a President Bernie Sanders, but in a world where America cannot survive a second Trump administration – not to mention, the possibility of Trump’s refusing to vacate the White House when reason regains Franklin’s Republic to keep it, we cannot afford to give The Don’s tainted Las Vegas fair system standup, the sledgehammer he needs to finish off America’s dreams and Dreamers.
Although Donald Trump is forever more Mob Boss than American President, the invasion of Putin’s 2016/2020 hackers is partners with the domestic corruption of our nation’s electoral process, to cut off America’s nose to spite the Democratic Party’s face.
Unscrupulous Donald Trump is still electable in the swing battleground states. So, Middle Class Democrats and Union Members, shall we gather at the Red Sea of Adelson, Koch and Mercer family PACs, drown in Corporatism’s States Red mapped with Gerrymandered districts, join the twelve-percent who voted for Sanders in 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, but in general election voted for Trump/Pence – or become patriots and put away childish things?
Let Not Iowa Caucus, Trump Acquittal or Coronavirus Steal Our Juice – Best of TREMR, OpEdNews.com Headline
Before We the People defined ourselves, The Land of the Free with slaves and Home of the Brave while venerating elected old men who sent other people’s children to war – in every region of America, American thinking was vastly different.
If Trump’s altercations against morality, McConnell’s indifference to legality and Pence’s duck and cover religiosity are not what’s stealing America’s juice from Americans, what is?
What’s stealing America from Americans is not refugees seeking asylum but our caging their children; not a 2020 Iowan political anachronism, but rather our divorce from a time when civil, and uncivil, neighbor to neighbor debate decided by acclamation who should be elevated to civil service.
In 2020, what’s stealing America from Americans is neither new, moderate nor progressive, but the resurgence of our old relationships with racism, denial and hero worshiping the unheroic.
Acceptance of a Republic of Trump/McConnell creation, we concede to the systematic decapitation of Constitutional government, not only by an unprincipled, unqualified, unorthodox barbarian with dollar signs for vision, but by historic fears fueling past myths.
Perhaps, the lack of Republicans like Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus, is why Lincoln’s Party cowers in the presence of a Carnival Barker. Truth is the GOP transition began long before the Trump clan came to Washington and its Klan worshippers to Charlottesville.
The droppings which sprouted Senators Cotton, Jordan and Nunes weeds, emitted from the Military Industrial Complex’s reconnaissance for destroyers, Koch, Mercer and Adelson, and less secretive operatives, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon and Bill Barr. These are some of conservatism’s destructive zealots and political parasites – the Trump family, merely puppets conveniently apathetic to Citizens United choking common-sense Climate Change solutions by projecting deceit onto the gullible.
Let’s nurture the polar opposites to that which media has lock stepped our focus, and both ask and answer the important questions:
- Who do we choose to emulate, our 45th or 35th president?
- What can we do to recapture our, one for all and all for one American Dream?
- When: After Trump creates all three branches of government in his own image, or in every 2020 local, state and national election?
- Where: City Councils, School Boards, PTAs, State Legislatures, Governors’ Mansions or join Moscow Mitch in Senate Chamber anti-rooms avoiding witness evidence?
- Why is remaining a Senator more important than honoring the Constitution for which a Senator is elected to uphold?
- How can democracy survive if we focus more on anti-democratic extremists than re-energizing our Gettysburg Address potential?
If assurances from our 45th national administration neither spared nor provided legal Whistleblower protections for active duty military officer, Lt. Col. Vindman and his non-whistleblower twin brother, how about us?
Can we not now see Germany’s 30s-40s in USA’s NRA, NSA, CIA and FBI pledging allegiance to the Don instead of the parchment upon which we stand?
How about the Secret Service, providing protection to a, I can do anything I want president, by paying for sleepovers at Mar-a-Lago with taxpayer dollars, and not reporting this Emolument on steroids?
The only reality in our reality show president is, never missing any opportunity to cheat employees, lie about competitors, steal from the working poor to reward the super-rich, wreak vengeful havoc on those he perceives disloyal, and monetize his presidency.
Don’t be fooled by talking heads nor those who worship talking heads. The Iowa Caucus resulted from a 21st century technical issue, a 20th Century State party leader, helming a 19th century process didn’t foresee – no media hyperbole required.
Polls prove Democrats are carefully scrutinizing for the candidate who can prevent four more years of criminality – and they won’t support infighting. So, Amy Klobuchar, if you want to be the last woman standing, take heed:
A Left shouting angry Socialist or a wrong angry vengeful human profanity?
Remember, the Democratic Party elected the first African American president, nominated the first woman for Vice-President and by popular vote, elected the first Female president. So, will it be Elizabeth Warren’s plans or Joe Biden’s replay?
Iowa surprised us with Pete Buttigieg, until a female Iowan voter explained, I want someone moderate, but new. I’m with her. Establishment is not a dirty word, and Revolution v Status Quo are Conservative Republican choices – attempting to label, true patriots.
Be assured, even if our, life well lived, doesn’t rise to the level of Cher, Michaels Moore v Bloomberg, Kirk Douglas hiring writer Dalton Trumbo or Civil Rights leader Nathaniel R. Jones – at least now, we are more capable in discerning what heroes we worship than our elders who stopped buying undershirts after Clark Gable bared his chest before Claudette Colbert.