Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Rants on politics - 3 October 2017

A high school classmate's comment on Facebook:

What has happened to the political Left?!!! I have followed politics and Party differences for as long as I can remember and have never seen such a deep animosity towards Heartland America as we see today from the Left! I can't believe this is just from getting their feelings hurt over the election upset!! There has been a growing deep hatred towards the Right that began at with the last administration! And sadly our own Democratic "leaders" and mainstream media keep throwing fuel on to this raging fire!!! No matter what President Trump does to help America to become great again, the Left turns against him! He is helping all Americans to get on their feet and live in a secure and prosperous Homeland!! He wants to eliminate the enhanced racial tensions that began over eight years ago! He wants to provide jobs for every able bodied American, and provide aid for those who truly need it! Why does the Left want to keep everything suppressed, including the people????!!!!
We must get our Nation back as one America, we must stop the identification of American's by the color of skin or origin!!! We must stop this deep political divide so full of hate!!! We have to have differences of opinion of course, but not total obstructionism! And we must have an honest media to inform America, and the World what is really happening, not this continued twisting of the truth!! One Nation Under God!!!!

OK, I got on that soap box before my second cup of coffee! But, these things need to be said and said loudly!!!!

My response:
GOP are crybabies. Mean old Democrats in Congress are doing what the Republicans did to Obama. No mind that they are trying to protect the population from the Wall Street greed that wants to make the US a third world country and is being quite successful thanks to purchased politicians. What has Trump done for unity? He tweets bitter criticism for all but white male citizens and even takes some of them on when they disagree with him. He has appointed and supported known racists. Where are the jobs? The stability generated during the Obama administration is carrying us on. The GOP in Congress wants to eliminate all support for those unable to support themselves via Medicaid and evil welfare. They just let lapse the CHIP program for kids. Has Trump spoken against this? No. What does Trump do when there is a crisis? He goes golfing at his own resort illegally at taxpayers' expense. Did Obama create racial tension? He can't help it that his father was black and he couldn't erase the fear white folks have of losing control. Trump has exploited that division of races even farther with his travel bans and his appointees. If you really want to get back to an America that works together you need to get rid of Fox Entertainment and minimize the efforts of Limbaugh, Breitbart and Infowars among others who constantly flame the fires. Yes there are radicals on the left. The ones I know well are radical for people not against them like the radical Republicans who are unwilling to share any responsibility if it costs them a dollar. And by the way, the Christianists who want to impose their form of sharia law on the rest of us need to read the red words in their KJVs not just listen to their prejudiced pastors. I'm all for civil society where we can agree to disagree and fight for what we believe will help all. But the idea that one tv entertainment station has all the answers and everyone else is wrong is the worst thing that even happened to the USA. And to think that it does is intentional ignorance which doesn't help anyone. Get out there and fight for health care, equal education, a living wage, freedom from religion, equal justice for all people, welcoming talent from other countries, preservation of sacred and unique lands, a healthy environment, development of renewable energy sources, and all the other issues that the Trump administration has decided don't provide enough profit for the super wealthy. Fight to get money out of elections or make Congress wear Nascar-like patches saying who owns them. Make Trump and his administration honor the Constitution. Include Democrats and especially women in policy making. Then I will have some respect for the majority of the GOP. Then maybe we can discuss what to do about health care, taxes, jobs, etc.. I'm not holding my breath. Now I need to make another pot of coffee.

His response:
Good morning Shel! Have missed our disagreements!

My response:
So have I.  It's always good to see what the other is thinking. Have a great day. 

1 comment:

forsythia said...

I can understand why Heartland America feels ignored, talked down to, belittled, set aside. Trump has done nothing for Heartland America. He has done nothing to heal the racial greivences in this country. He's all "Look at me. I'm wonderful." Deep down, he considers the rest of us losers.