President Trump makes a fool of himself … again.
President Trump makes a fool of himself … again.
In response to Michelle Obama’s new book , in which she said she would never forgive Trump for his role in birtherism , president Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before leaving for a trip to Paris , that he would never forgive Obama for decimating the military , and for other horrible things he had supposedly done.
“Michelle Obama said what? I haven’t really seen or heard anything about that. I guess she wrote a book or something , maybe a memoire , who knows , something she was paid a lot of money to do , I guess , in which she wrote something controversial?
“You want controversial? Here’s controversial for you. I will never forgive Obama for depleting our military , for destroying our military.”
CNN White House reporter , Abby Phillip : “The United States military has the largest spending budget compared to every other nation combined. It’s ridiculous to suggest that president Obama destroyed it.”
“Not really. It was completely depleted under Obama. It was completely destroyed. It wasn’t funded the way it should have been. It was so old and tired , it was so out of date , it was so worn out , everything was so old and falling apart it was almost as if Obama had dropped a bomb on it , it was so dishevelled. The equipment , the military equipment like the tanks , the planes , the ships , and the military vehicles , almost none of them worked anymore. They were literally falling apart from disuse , they were sitting out in fields gathering dust and rust from years of neglect , because Obama wasn’t spending any more money. The tanks and planes and the military vehicles that did work , Obama often abused for his own personal use , like taking his kids to school and parties , and taking Michelle to beauty salons at tax payers expense , instead of what they were really supposed to be used for , like blowing people up. It was disgraceful.
“But what he did to our men and women in uniform , to our soldiers and military leaders , was even more disgraceful. Their uniforms were also gathering dust , and they were moth-eaten , because Obama was too cheap to spend money on new uniforms. They often had to go into battle with their uniforms falling to shreds , and some even had to go naked because Obama was too cheap to spend a few bucks on uniforms for his own military. And if anyone dared complain , he would say to them , your fired. It was no coincidence that we had a record number of military leaders fired under Obama , because he fired them for complaining about having to wear moth eaten uniforms , having to fight naked , and Obama using military vehicles for his own personal taxi service.
“Even their equipment was falling apart. Their guns were often antiquated – is that the right word I’m looking for , who knows? – they looked like guns from the eighteen hundreds or something. And they often had no bullets. Often they would jam , or back fire into the faces of our brave men and women. And even though they had weapons , half the time they were ordered not to engage the enemy , because Obama told them that ISIS and Al Qaeda were already contained , and not a threat , so he had them all running in the other direction , away from the terrorists , away from ISIS , and Al Quaeda , because he was terrible at foreign policy , he had no idea what he was doing. Under Obama ISIS was allowed to terrorize the middle east , because , and let’s be truthful here , him and crooked Hillary were the founders of ISIS , and it made America very unsafe for you and me.
“But the most disgraceful thing of all , the one thing that bothered our troops the most , is the fact that they were not allowed to say Merry Christmas for eight years. It was disgraceful. Not only were they not allowed to say Merry Christmas , they couldn’t celebrate it because Obama hated Christmas like he hated everything else , including his own military.
” But I came in and fixed everything. I spent tremendous amounts of money on new military vehicles like tanks and planes and ships. I’m not a cheap skate like Obama. They’re no longer rotting in fields gathering dust and rust , they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing , blowing people up , and he’s not using them to take Michelle and the kids to Disneyland. He wants to , but I told him , no way , get outta here Obama , and I told him he wasn’t using them for his personal taxi service , and I think I hurt his feelings.
“And I spent a tremendous amounts of money on new uniforms. Our troops no longer have to wear uniforms that are falling apart or moth-eaten , or engage the enemy naked. I also spent tremendous amounts of money on new weapons and bullets. They no longer have to use weapons that don’t work , or blow up in their faces , they don’t have to run away like cowards , and nobody’s complaining because I’m making everything great again , and they’re so happy to be able to say Merry Christmas again.”
TheBlaze: Watch: Fox host excoriates Dem staffer for ‘bringing us to dark ages’ with anti-Trump rhetoric. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwvZuG4zU
If there is anything I hate most about conservatives , it’s their hypocrisy. They spend much of their time attacking liberals over everything they themselves are guilty of. In this case , its violent rhetoric. When it comes to their own hypocrisy , they either deny it , or genuinely don’t see it.
The article above is from The Blaze , Glenn Beck’s online website , which is just one of many sources of conservative tabloid journalism masquerading a ‘real news.’ And it’s a perfect example of hypocrisy that Fox News commentators are blind to.
Trish Regan at Fox Business Network recently got her undies tangled into a knot over some anti-Trump rhetoric. She was upset that a Democratic senator allegedly said she hoped that Trump would be assassinated , and that some Democrats had said that the White House was full of white supremacists.
Which isn’t news to most people who pay attention to politics. But the folks at Fox News and their audience are clueless , even when presented with evidence.
The divisive rhetoric coming from the Democrats , according to Regan , are bringing America back to the dark ages.
“Liberals have a playbook ,” she said. “This is the agenda they’re trying to advance. You guys are taking it too far here , just simply too far. We as a nation have come so far and you’re bringing us back into the dark ages with this kind of rhetoric.”
Liberals have a playbook. It’s not too hard to catch her meaning here : they’re violent in both speech and actions. This is , of course , ridiculous. How many liberals have taken up guns and killed someone because of dangerous rhetoric? Not a whole lot. According to the SPLC most of the political violence has been carried out by far right anti-government groups like Sovereign Citizens , and other anti-American militia groups. But , of course , the corporate media has no interest in addressing this issue. To hear them tell it , the only violence in America we should be concerned about , is Islamic terrorism , and the so-called terrorism from their newest boogeymen , Antifa , and Black Lives Matter.
Ned Ryun , a former speech writer for George Bush , who was also a guest on the program , said that liberals need to stop playing identity politics , and need to disavow Antifa. This notion among conservatives that liberals as a whole support Antifa , is absurd. Many liberals have disavowed the violent tactics of Antifa. Some of You Tubes leading progressive voices , The Young Turks , and Kyle Kulinski , have condemned Antifa’s violent behavior on college campuses. On the other hand , I haven’t seen many conservatives in the media condemn the fringe right. Instead , since the election of Donald Trump , they’ve embraced victim hood , have denied systemic racism and have elevated the notion that white people are discriminated against more than minorities.
Ryun continues : “Hate is hate , and violence is violence. They wear black , but they sure remind me of people who wore brown.” In other words , he’s not worried about actual Nazis , many of whom are members of racist anti-government militias and other groups that have actually killed American citizens over the decades , but also police officers. No , he and other conservatives are not worried about their violence , their hatred of their own government. They’re patriots because they’re conservatives. They’re more worried about anti-fascist protesters , and civil rights groups likes Black Lives Matter , which haven’t killed anyone. Where the fuck are their priorities?
Regan was also miffed that someone had the gall to refer to her president as a white supremacist. “Pablo , you see what your party is doing. They’re saying , ‘One less white supremacist in the White House.’ You’re telling me you’ve got a bunch of white supremacists in the White House?! That is what the DNC is saying.”
The double standard here is apparent to everyone but Trish Regan , Ned Ryun and the Fox News audience. But , it’s Fox News , so it’s to be expected. It wasn’t that long ago , when not just Fox News , but much of the conservative media , and many in the GOP , were calling Obama and his entire administration racist. Of course their evidence was ridiculous : he criticized a white police officer – ‘without knowing all the facts‘ – who arrested Harvard Law professor Henry Louis Gates for breaking into his own home. Conservatives lost their minds. Glenn Beck , who was at Fox News at the time , said he had a problem with white people , all based on one comment. Of course , they came up with even more absurd so-called evidence to prove he was a racist. He refused to side with George Zimmerman with the comment that Trayvon Martin could have been his son , and that he could have been Trayvon Martin , which to wing nuts was further evidence that he hated white people , and sided with a known thug and didn’t show any sympathy for Zimmerman who was the real victim. He sided with Black Lives Matter and incited a race war ( anyone tuning into Fox News during these events would have seen Fox pundits like Jeanine Pirro actually inciting race violence ) in both Ferguson Missouri , and Baltimore , and called for open violence against law enforcement ( Rudy Giuliani brazenly claimed on Fox News ).
God knows conservatives have never taken it too far with their extreme rhetoric. It wasn’t taking it too far when a racist Tea party member at a town hall meeting called for Obama to be assassinated , without being chastised by the GOP congressman who was present. Ted Nugent never took it too far when saying that Obama and Clinton should be hung for treason for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi . He was just joking ( Americans were killed in embassy/consulate attacks under Bush , but conservatives never held him accountable , and Democrats and the media never politicized those attacks ). The NRA never took it too far when they sold shooting targets of Barack Obama that bleed. It wasn’t taking it too far when a Muslim free gun store owner sold shooting targets with the faces of Obama , Hillary Clinton , and Bernie Sanders. It wasn’t taking it too far when Donald Trump’s former butler , Anthony Senecal , wrote on his Facebook page calling for the death of Barack Obama. Glenn Beck never took it too far when he fantasized about killing Michael Moore , and Nancy Pelosi. It wasn’t taking it too far when Robert Lewis Dear – who was clearly inspired by anti-abortion rhetoric – killed three people in a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado. And Glenn Beck never took it too far with his extreme rhetoric against a little known progressive organization.
Conservatives have always been extreme in their rhetoric against Obama and Democrats , but when Democrats engage in the same behavior , or God forbid , tell the truth about Donald Trump , suddenly we’re back in the dark ages.
Black Lives Matter founder likens Trump to Hitler: He is ‘literally the epitome of evil’ http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwld3E-DkPE-DkPa
Patrisse Cullors , a cofounder of Black Lives Matter recently compared Trump to to Adolph Hitler , calling him the epitome of evil. While Trump has done and said some shameful things in the past year since becoming president , I don’t believe he’s the epitome of evil. He has said that we should kill the families of terrorists , has blamed Black Lives Matter for the deaths of the five Dallas police officers at the hands of a deranged shooter , has also blamed them for inciting violence against law enforcement officers , and his first Al-Quaeda raid in Yemen that killed at least nine children , one of them a three year old American girl.
If anything , Donald Trump is no different than a terrorist. Killing civilians , feeling no remorse for the innocent lives that were taken , and having the audacity to call it a successful raid , calling BLM a terrorist group , and ignoring his own terrorist behavior. Black Lives Matter hasn’t killed anyone. Donald Trump has.
The people of Yemen know he’s a terrorist. But to say he’s the epitome of evil? No , that would be Rush Limbaugh.
Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’ http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwn97y9Dk
Trump , like his followers , don’t seem to understand that statues of confederate soldiers , and the confederate flag – represent treason , and slavery , and therefore are offensive to most people for those reasons. Many of them falsely believe that the civil war really wasn’t about the south defending slavery.
Yes , they are a part of American history. But they should not be in public squares and buildings. By placing them so , honors their cause , which was to defend slavery and secede from America. America should not honor traitors by erecting monuments to them. Those who do so , those who are arguing for keeping these symbols in public places , are , in my opinion , showing that they themselves are un-American. These symbols belong in museums.