“We can sit around and have debates about conservative policy… but the question is, when the klieg lights get hot, when the left comes after you, do you stand strong or do you fold?”
— Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), at CPAC, warning against a return to the old Republican “establishment.”
All elected officials need to speak out about Trump’s racist and white supremacist beliefs.
And we wish Beto had run again for senate instead of president. He’s badly needed there.
“If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.”
As Trump explained in this October 2018 rally for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), we should take the term “nationalist” literally and use it — a lot. “Use it. Use it,” he told his cheering crowd. The Republican reaction? They hummed loudly, looked into the middle distance and changed the subject.
But now Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a long-regarded racist, is saying almost the same thing Trump said, but leaving in the word, “white” before “nationalist.” Even as he follows the Trump, “Take this literally” line (after all, like Trump, King is white and he is a nationalist), Republicans are reacting like they touched a hot stove.
Well kinda. Cruz said King’s statement was “stupid,” but he didn’t say King is, or that he is racist. Still, why didn’t Ted and all the others call it out when Trump said nearly the same thing? Clearly, it’s those bright yellow stripes down their backs when it comes to criticizing Trump.
Did we really think the man who couldn’t sell steaks, vodka, or real estate, the man whose business school and nonprofit organization were court-ordered to shut down, the man who bankrupted casinos and apartment houses…did we really think that guy could make decisions that would benefit the world’s largest economy? If we did, we were wrong.
If you’ve ever wondered what living in pre-war Germany was like, and how people could turn a blind eye on injustices they must have known their government was committing, wonder no longer.
The sadness and frustration you’ll feel from reading the Detroit Free Press report of the pending deportation (and in pragmatic terms, death sentence) of a deaf and mentally disabled man for no good reason whatsoever will make you ashamed of what Trump has turned us into. Our country has lost its way.
America wasn’t perfect before Trump came along but it was…pretty great. It’s time make America great again.
Resist, resist, resist. And vote for every Democrat on the ballot this November.
In this shot, the flag flies at the top of the pole at the White House, while all the flags at the Washington Monument are at half staff for Sen. John McCain. No opportunity to do the right thing is too big for Trump to waste it.