Trump and Senate Republicans have blood on their hands; will Americans to hold them accountable?

Thom plus logo Researchers at the New York University School of Law analyzed the information available to the Trump administration through January, February and March and compared it with what Trump officials said, from Trump himself to Pence to Anthony Fauci.

What they found was a clear pattern of covering up how severe the coming crisis was, which, of course, made it worse. This administration has the blood of more Americans on his hands then died in the Vietnam war, while countries that took it seriously have it under control with minimum deaths.

As Trump's speechwriter wrote for his acceptance speech at the RNC in 2016: "The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. Any government that fails to do so is unworthy to lead."

Trump has failed his own test, and the Republicans in the Senate who voted to keep him in office have blood on their hands, too. Time to vote all the bums out.

-Thom

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avn013 15 weeks 15 hours ago
#1

Senate-Republicans-(some of the Democrats?). Exactly!

Irrespective of who the potus is, the power of the senate to do (or not to do), to fix or not,cannot be ignored, if things are to improve. Who were the main reason that a person like Obama could not pass legislation from, by & for the people? That is who the elaphant is. T***p or Biden are the mice in the"room". Or perhaps rats, but clearly not elephants.

Legend 15 weeks 5 hours ago
#2

Talking to a Republican neighbor I was told by him that he strongly was against Trump. When asked if he supported our 1 Republican Senator and our Republican Congressman, he replied yes. So he enabled Trump which is the same as supporting him because they both support everything that he does. The Republican Party has turned into a bunch of puppets.

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DDHav 15 weeks 13 min ago
#3

I find it funny, one caller basically just said that "If a worker is scared for his/her life or the life of their family. They shouldn't get paid, if they don't go to work."

Is he ok with those recent GOP driven laws, and exemptions, that let health care providers, pharmacists, etc not provide treatment, or fill medicine orders, just because it may offend their religous beliefs? I think they should lose thier certification or license to do the work they do.

Dave

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deepspace 14 weeks 6 days ago
#4

It's getting harder to squeeze the English language for the right words that capture the powerful stench of a Trump presidency stripped bare. Americans learned the hard way what it means to live under a "kakistocracy." The predictable consequence of f*cking morons and liars (in the immortal words of Rex Tillerson and John Dowd) who gamble with citizens' lives for their own personal gain is called "democide."

That ominous word, hard to wrap one's head around, is becoming part of our common lexicon now that the world has just witnessed firsthand, again, what Republican leadership on a national level means in times of crisis when the nation needs to come together and act as one against a common enemy.

An easy lesson like that, which has defined our post-WWII era, should have been learned after the gross incompetence of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and the two Bush-brains, who were all stupidly put in charge of protecting the Constitution and the People by low-information voters susceptible to lies and propaganda from yellow journalism, Republican TV, radio, and now the SwampNet. (...For only $74.97 a month!)

But this is "the American way." Stay tuned: In the furtherance of horserace infotainment, big-corporate media will find a way to normalize even democidal behavior. By November, Biden's relatively minor foibles and follies will have equal footing in the daily news cycle with "War President" Trump's dereliction of duty and rising death count that beggars belief. Our political pandemic of false equivalency and bothsidesism goes without saying; the only real question remaining is how many voters will buy into Republican dystopia this time around.

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avn013 14 weeks 5 days ago
#5

To: deepspace (#4?)

Kakistocracy!!! Interesting word (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakistocracy). The etyomogyshows thatitisan"emotional" word.

Kleptocracy is a "more objective" word (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleptocracy) that accurately describes our and other "democratically advanced" countries as per the last couple of decades at least.

I'd rather have people avoid using his name. "Kakistocrat" seems like a good alternative, although may be used for others as well. In certain cases "Nostadumbass" (stolen from a youtube commentator) seems more selective and therefore more appropriate.

avn013's picture
avn013 14 weeks 5 days ago
#6

I meant "Nostradumbass"

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markx50 13 weeks 4 days ago
#7

long time listener, 1st comment. Yes Pres small hands DEFINETLY has blood on his hands BUT Thom has emphasized .. it impacts people of color, poor neighborhoods and elderly (vs ie weathy white men etc). saying "WHEN it hits" the predomenantly white (weathier?) AT ANY RATE Chicago metro area is similar to LA, NYC and San Fran in this way, COVID 1st arrived undetected on airplanes, international flights.

Infecting airline workers that work on aircraft, passengers that afford international travel and many more. IT HAS ALREADY HIT AFFLUENT AREAS and typical suburban middle class (some are hot spots). There is no wait 'til it hits so and so IT IS HERE in neighborhoods of all income levels, hitting the wealthiest very early and still there. Outcomes definetly differ due to healthcare disparity.

To imply it has not hit certain demographics yet. I can say with certainty that is not accurate

Will Enough Americans Show Up to Stop Trump From Using the Dictator's Playbook?

Thom plus logo The single most consistent defining characteristic of an emerging dictatorship in a country that started as a democracy is that the dictator regularly holds elections and always wins, because he uses the instruments of government to make sure he wins.

Trump has now done this with the Justice Department, the Post Office, the Department of Homeland Security, The Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Reserve, and our intelligence agencies.
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