Wednesday, August 16, 2017

And the GOP stood by and let America slowly die

You might have heard this poem by German pastor Martin Niemoller or one of the variations of it.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Sound familiar? The following are not posted in any special order....

  • The GOP attacked the Socialists than the Trade Unions, then the Left and then minorities and the poor and middle class.
  • With President Trump it has gotten more transparent and blatant.
  • Trump attacked and objectified women, the GOP stood by.
  • Trump called Mexicans rapists and murders, the GOP stood by.
  • Trump called for a Muslim ban and the GOP supported or simply stood by.
  • Trump ran on Universal Health Care, the GOP heard "Repeal and Replace" and cheered him on.  Not caring about the promise made to Americans but hearing what they wanted which was to get rid of the Democrats Health Care (even if it was largely Mit Romminy's a GOP plan).
  • Trump feels insulted he could not get the job done and says will let the AHCA implode because he will stop funding, the GOP cheered.  After all they have already been pulling this tactic by making a month to month decision during President Obamas term to keep the insurance companies nervous and the market unstable.
  • Trump violated his oath of office starting on Day one, the GOP stood by.
  • Trump compared a confederate general who fought against the USA with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the GOP stood by.
  • Trump is using the White House to line his pockets and promote his properties, the GOP stands aside.
  • Trump lies to the public on a daily basis, the GOP stands aside and lets it happen.
  • Trump refuses to meet with veterans and sends out Ammorsa to meet them because he cant be bothered, the GOP is quiet.
  • Trump wont pay the Veterans charity he did a fund raiser for until they take it to the media. theGOP stands by.
  • Trump insults a disabled reporter, a war veteran and more and the GOP stands aside.
  • Trump attacks the media and tries to censor the press, the GOP stands by.
  • Trump pulls climate change data from government websites and issues gag orders, the GOP stands by.
  • Trump attempts to intimidate federal prosecutors and the FBI, the GOP stands by.
  • Trump kicks the Secret Service to the street because they ran out of money paying his hotel for office space to protect Trump and his people, the GOP stands by.
  • Trump violates the property of an Indian reservation to boost the stock he has in an oil company, the GOP stands by.

And finally...

Trump blames both sides for the death of a young woman, instead of the typical presidential call he claims the mother complimented him and otherwise uses that press conference to brag about himself.
He started off the last conference stating how great a job he has done with the economy (News flash the first year is still based on the previous years policies as it takes time for new company fiscal years) and ended it by bragging he has one of the biggest wineries in the USA. He never once mentioned Heather Heyer by name.  I doubt he even bothered to think about her or remember her name.
The Neo Nazis actually THANKED Trump for his remarks
And though we are hearing a lot of noise only TWO GOP members have called him out on it by name,  The rest continue to aid and abet this enemy of our country and try to provide him cover so they can push their agenda.  Because Party over Country, profit and self interest over patriotism

So far Senators McCain and Graham are the only ones to call Trump out on this by name.

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