RESISTANCE WILL CONTINUE
UNTIL TRUMP IS GONE
Let’s be very clear about where we stand. We will not allow Donald J. Trump, whatever his position or claims to legitimacy and fame might be, to foment a coup against America. If this sounds like a manifesto, then so be it. The signs, eighty days into his Presidency, are not good. We’ve all borne witness to the antics, bombast, disrespect, reality show public policies and his generally ridiculous behavior, tweets and ramblings thus far and it’s been painful to see and hear. His staff of propagandists and verbal storm troopers are reminiscent of a campaign to destroy our institutions and government just like Steve Bannon has prophesied. Verbal bombast is one thing but the maniacal ravings coming from the Trump Team coupled with the widespread roundup dragnet that is the immigration policy and the inhuman Muslim Travel Ban does not bode well for the future. For the future of America. For the future of democracy. When you have Trump’s closest White House Advisor, Steve Bannon, who advocates world wide religious warfare and the destruction of the American governmental system, these are not comforting signs. Even as he is pushed aside in favor of the Trump clan and Steve Miller, the attack on all things liberal continues apace.
There is little doubt in my mind that if the chaotic and repressive efforts of Trump continue, he will be reigned in by the Republican establishment to which he owes his election whether he believes it or not. Still, we will be faced with years of destruction of all the things we’ve worked so hard, fought so hard, to achieve: Environmental protection, alternate energy production, civil and human rights, consumer protections, all of which will be undone through the actions of leaders who have been selected with the single aim of destroying the agencies they have been confirmed to lead. While this elimination of prior administration’s actions is not anything new, what is new is the decidedly misplaced actions of the Trump Administration such as deleting the puppy mill list from the USDA’s website and requiring two existing regulations to be eliminated for the adoption of every new one. Many of Trump’s actions – and I don’t include his immigration and Muslim ban actions in this category – appear to be mean spirited actions to take revenge on us liberals, something his supporters cheer.
But let’s get one thing perfectly clear to the Trump voters: We liberals are not protesting Trump because he won. No. Sure none of us are happy that he won, but even with our cockamamie Electoral College system, we recognize that he was certified as President and we accept this outcome. Reluctantly, perhaps, and with a great deal of pain. Why are so many folks resisting Trump? Partly it’s because of who he is. Anyone who brags about sexually molesting women is not someone we feel should be President. Likewise with someone who doesn’t seem to recognize facts. Also someone who has no compunction about outright lying to the American people.
But even this stuff, as disgusting as it is, aren’t the motivations behind the protests. What lies at the heart of the anti-Trump activities are his actions which can only be described as vengeful when it comes to the EPA, Dodd-Frank and allowing coal companies to poison our lakes and streams again and can only be described as idiotic when it comes to the Muslim Ban and the immigration dragnet. These latter actions – and there are more – are so fundamentally un-American and anti-humane as to be criminal. Sure, no question that laws need to be enforced but the way to take care of immigration is through Comprehensive Immigration Reform which has been broached in Congress seriously three times since over the past couple of decades but Republicans simply scotched these efforts each time. As for the Muslim Travel Ban it’s blatant ineffectiveness and spectacle qualities need no further exposition.
So, no Trumpettes, it’s not because we lost. You won. But what you won for the country is a man and an Administration so inimical to virtually everything we liberals and progressives believe in and stand for, a man and an Administration that seems bent on – as Steve Bannon says – the deconstruction of America, a man and an Administration that excels in attacking America but has done nothing to help America, a man and an Administration who are so unbelievably untrustworthy they have resorted to re-defining non-facts as an “Alternate Set of Facts.” Wow!
After a little less than three months into the Trump Administration, what we see is rampant incompetence, small and simple-mindedness, an inability to govern, a penchant for lying to the public, a political philosophy that can be summed up as out to take revenge on liberals and progressives, and a total lack of compassion for human beings. This, Trumpettes is why we will never accept your President.
Is this clearer now?
You got the man you wanted but remember a majority of voters rejected him and his bullshit policies. We will continue to resist until the Reality Show Klown President is gone.
Have A Great Day!
Have A Great Day!