I COULD NOT BRING MYSELF TO COMMENT ON THIS WEEKS KLOWN CIRCUS

SO I'VE DECIDED TO GIVE THIS WEEK'S TRUMPISMS A REST FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS


Went over the my daughter’s today for a lunch with her and my now three month old nephew (who now weighs 15 pounds!), about a 20 minute drive.  It was just a few minutes after noon when I started the car and the radio came on, naturally it was tuned to NPR.  I forgot what was being discussed but it wasn’t this week in Trumpland which is what I was interested in.  So, I thought to myself, given that we’ve been through another week that no one could have imagined 113 days ago, so I switched to WMAL, Talk Radio 1500 thinking, well, okay, lets see what Rush is saying about what any sane person could only call a rather surprising?  Shocking?   Explosive?  Volatile week here in Trumpland?  I mean have we all just been secretly transported to a world wide reality show without our knowledge? 

Well, guess what?  No, Rush wasn’t talking about the firing of FBI Director Comey.  Nor was he talking about the 13 Reasons Why Comey was fired nor was he talking about Sean Spicer slipping into the Rose Garden bushes in some vain attempt to distance himself from the flying shitstorm that was Trump this week.  No. What Rush was talking about was the media.   Admittedly this is one of Rush’s fav topics, more precisely how biased and liberal is the entire media but today he was speaking directly to his fans about how the media actually warps reality.  His thesis is that the media – and here I’m assuming he was not referring to Fox News – not only spews out lies minute by minute - but actually twists the reality of what’s happening out in America’s Hinterland to make it seems that they – his Rust Belt fans – are the ones who are protesting against all the anti-Trump demonstrations and protests around the country.   
If you didn’t quite catch what Rush was doing, let me elaborate.  What Rush was telling his listeners was that just like Pravda or Russia Today the American media is purposely twisting what would be readily observable reality to your average American slug into it’s opposite.  That is, the media is purposely manipulating reality in the real world to make it appear as if it’s all the Trump supporters who are now protesting him.

But let’s take a look at the real  reality of what Rush was spinning to his fans:
















So Republicans can claim that these folks are all paid by George Soros but I'm thinking that this would be pretty impossible.  And, take a look at the crowds.  Do you see huge contingents of African Americans?  Latinos?  Native Americans?  No.  You don't.  These are predominantly White Americans who are protesting.  Rush can claim all he wants to that the media is faking broadcasts of Town Hall protests, but there are simply too many such reports from all over the country.  Most of them are centered around the killer Trump/Ryan Deathcare Bill that the House of Representatives passed and a few over the Russian rigging of our last Presidential election.  But, hey, looks to me as if a large segment of America is not all that pleased with their Republican representation in Congress.

That anyone could think that the reporting of these protests at Republican is fake as Rush did, simply has no functioning brain cells.  Have they had organizational assistance from liberal organizations? Yes, they have and they are adopting the very same tactics that the Koch funded Tea Party adopted when they shut down Town Hall meetings all across the country back in 2010 when they protested the pending adoption of the American Health Care Act, aka Obamacare.

The ultimate irony in all of this?  The Koch funded Tea Party was protesting the expansion of health care to cover around 14 million more Americans.  This time around?  These protesters are protesting the shredding of health care for up to 24 million Americans.

And Rush thinks this is the evil, effete, liberal biased media who's doing this?  Right.



Have A Great Day!  Things are looking up but we've got a long, long way to go!


   



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