Time for another political rant instead of low humor. I’m currently reading Edward Klein’s book, “All Out War – The Plot to Destroy Trump”, and found, starting on page 233, one of the reasons I detest so many Republicans.
“There is also a cultural divide. Anti-Trump conservatives are a very refined group of people”
Yeah, fucking self appointed elitists. Not very different from (P)regressive Democrats.
Years ago I developed a talking point as to the difference between Republicans and Democrats when I was a Democratic Precinct Committeeman.
“We have this pie. The Republicans are all about who gets what slice of the pie. The Democrats are first of all concerned that there is pie”.
At the time, it was effective because it had a kernel of truth. Today, I would phrase it differently.
“We have this pie. The (P)regressives want total control over the pie and the authority to decide who deserves what part of the pie”.
Many Republicans today?
“I’ve got mine, screw you and I’ll get yours if I can”.
That hasn’t changed over the years.
IMO, President Trump’s appeal is that he is, first of all, concerned there is pie for all and, second, protecting his fellow citizens from those who will grab the pie. Too simplistic? Well, I’ve been called simple stupid more than once. Think I give a shit?
See where Mueller and team have named 16 inconsequential Russians as villains. Months and millions spent and this is what he has come up with? Good analysis.
Even his success, Gen. Flynn, is falling apart because of the questionable tactics his staff has used.
Interesting, isn’t it, even the most liberal judges can gag at over the top prosecutorial misconduct. Bundy case anyone? Why, it seems even lawyers (judges are lawyers, after all) have scruples. Who woulda thunk? Maybe there is hope for our country after all.
We Blue Dog Democrats are still wandering in a political wasteland. Most of us voted for President Trump. Maybe we can form the core of a third party, the United Deplorables of America?
I’m refraining from saying much about the latest school shooting. That political field has been plowed over and over with little to show. I do note the FBI is getting some well deserved heat.
I think the knowledge of some workable solutions lie with the police officers and correction officers who daily deal with the citizens causing problems. This is not to disparage (much) those in the upper ranks. They are where they are because their views, and the views of the politicians they serve, are similar. If any are reading this, ladies and gentlemen, your track records suck, IMO.
See where the America Media Maggots (h/t BZ) are after President Trump about alleged infidelities. Think most of the country will shrug and say,
“Yeah, so what?”
Rape and coercion is despicable. Most he/sheing between consenting adults doesn’t rise above deplorable.
$.25 tax increase on gasoline? Yikes! I can live with that but the cynic I am doubts if much will be spent on infrastructure. Lots of various consultants will be employed long before the first pothole is filled.
Going back to Klein’s book, he has always laid out how the deep state, by whatever name, arrogantly believe they run things. Pisses me off we the people actually pay these arrogant assholes to fuck over us. I don’t have answers but must believe the estimated 300,000,000+ firearms in private hands tends to dampen the assholes thirst for power and dominion. YMMV
I’m all behind President Trump’s efforts to drain the swamp. I suspect many more people in this country, despite what the Trump haters want to believe, are with him all the way. That is why he was elected IMO.
If you are still with me, thanks for reading.