How do we recover from Trump's "America First" movement of grifters, traitors and haters?

Thom plus logo Over the years, it's been well-documented that the Trump Crime Family has run a whole variety of frauds and grifts. The New York Times reported how Trump and his sister ripped off the IRS with a massive tax fraud to lay their hands on their daddy's estate. There are numerous stories in the media about the Trump children lying to investors to sell condos in New York, and Kushner's sister selling Green Cards to Chinese people who invest in Trump properties.

And now we have Jared Kushner running the White House' operation to get tests, personal protective equipment, and vaccines. That task force, too, was filled with hustlers and grifters from banks and hedge funds, and therefore utterly failed. The grift has now expanded in a dangerous and potentially deadly way with the "anti-lock down" movement being funded by authoritarian right wing billionaires like Betsy DeVos. Running a grift to make money or even to acquire political power is nothing new, but running a grift where you empower and turn loose on America a group of well armed wannabe Nazis carries the real threat of creating deep and lasting damage to our society and our form of government.

Many of these people are calling for their "boogaloo" - a new, race based Civil War. We saw this movie back in the 1860s, and it's not one we want to repeat. Trumps "very fine people" need to be marginalized, not used to promote his latest grift. They need to be pitied, condemned, and socially ostracized for the traitors and pathetic America haters that they are. Some suggest all this will end with the election in November; but more likely Trump has done the same kind of damage to America that the original America First movement in the 1930s did when it promoted fascism and racism across this country and further empowered the Klan.

It's going to take years, and perhaps even decades, for America to recover from the damage of these grifters, and their fellow traveler billionaires and neo-Nazis.

-Thom

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Hephaestus's picture
Hephaestus 3 weeks 6 days ago
#1

Genocide in disguise!

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js121 3 weeks 6 days ago
#2

If it were only about Trump; perhaps, we could recover. It's more about Charles Koch, John Bircher Society, webs of organizations, 1% and all the power & money in the world. So, it's Trump or Tim Bucktoo....the puppet masters are under the rug & as long as they are....we lose. Recover? Not in my lifetime and my grandson never knew the "American Dream".

Legend 3 weeks 6 days ago
#3

Herd immunity is the new unspoken plan. silently pushed by Right Wing Media. And masks are forbotten.

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deepspace 3 weeks 5 days ago
#4

To requote a requote from Thom: A Single Death is a Tragedy; a Million Deaths is a Statistic.

Ever the psychopathic self-dealer lusting after money and power through scheming and treachery, Donald John Trump (full names are used for mass murderers) is consciously and deliberately committing horrific crimes against humanity to get reelected, leading the charge for the extermination of thousands of vulnerable citizens. This is National Prayer Day, so ask Him/Her/It when this heretic and his carnage will ever end! "Please, God, do something for Christ's sake! Amen."

Nope, humans gotta learn the hard way not to be so f*cking stupid.

So much for all that MAGA crap. Nothing works like it's supposed to in the Ununited States anymore: Voters are disenfranchised by the millions; the Constitution is widely cited and then widely ignored; the Supreme Court, Congress, and the White House are all anti-worker subsidiaries of Wall Street; the Department of Injustice is effectively castrated; big media normalizes big lies; Dubya the Dummy, the last Republican war criminal, made sure by god that even international law can't drag our good ole U.S.A. bloodthirsty tyrant off to The Hague to face real justice.

And sorry, aliens won't swoop down and whisk our "stable genius" away to slave for low wages in some Borg factory on a polluted moon sewing medical masks and gowns in a sweaty assembly line, standing shoulder to shoulder with infected non-white-folk minorities, who would probably vote for those gawddamn Democrats back on Earth. Worse yet, the Borg lunch menu doesn't have hamburgers or fried chicken! The chattel working in the meat factories all died of "Industrial Disease," so this illegal-alien detention camp only serves one entrée of vegetarian green slime or something unceremoniously plopped on a tin plate. Don't get any on your tie, clown boy.

But maybe if we all pray really hard...

Xfilerose 3 weeks 5 days ago
#5

You don't always die from Trumpism, sometimes you just loose it all.

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deepspace 3 weeks 5 days ago
#6

This time, it's the big one -- everyone will lose what they gained in the decade since Obama and the Democrats saved the economy from the last time Republicans had too much power. America's workers/consumers don't enjoy the fruits of their labor like the "takers" in the top percentiles of wealth concentration.

Hungary vultures are circling overhead ready to gorge on the bankruptcies and fire-sales soon to litter the land. America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but most of its treasure belongs to the ungodly rich. Once again, they can consolidate on the cheap ...and another cycle of inflation begins anew. It's the Great American Bubble Machine, pop and repeat. Economic fascism is a losing game for all but the few.

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deepspace 3 weeks 5 days ago
#7

Hephaestus: You, too few words; me, too many. };--))

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Hephaestus 3 weeks 5 days ago
#8

Too many? Just well stated I see

Thank you! Keep well!

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deepspace 3 weeks 5 days ago
#9

You too. And everyone.

Legend 3 weeks 4 days ago
#10

Is this what the patriots were thinking when they penned the 2nd Amendment?

Legend 3 weeks 4 days ago
#11

Just out of curiosity why do the Russian/Junk posters always post the same thing twice?

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deepspace 3 weeks 4 days ago
#12

I was wondering that too. Maybe it has something to do with getting through the spam filters?

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deepspace 3 weeks 4 days ago
#13

"Bet your life or lose everything else." That's the new Republican motto.

To all those mislabeled "pro-life" Christians out there in Trumplalaland who've convinced themselves that they're somehow fulfilling a religious duty by voting Republican, you're not. Rather, you are enabling a mass murderer and his gang of thieves who are literally gambling, and losing, with tens of thousands of real live human beings with actual souls (not first-tri fetuses) to stay in power.

Satan's spawn have run their cold numbers and surmised that most of the nation's working poor -- fast becoming the majority -- will probably vote Democratic anyway. (Can you blame them?) Any Republicans who die in the great purge will just be collateral damage. Sorry.

How evil is that? Should God damn you for being worthless fckng hypocrites, helping to bring the world and everyone on it to the brink of destruction out of sheer idiocy? Better hope He has a short memory like Republicans hope voters have in November.

Six months? Yeah, that's enough time for willfully ignorant, low-information, self-centered Americans to forget about historic genocide and worldwide economic collapse ...unless it's their own husband or wife or parents or grandparents or kids or siblings or friends or neighbors or coworkers or...

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Worn out door knobs 3 weeks 4 days ago
#14

Mr Deepspace:

You see it coming don't you? You know President Trump will be reelected in November. :)))

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deepspace 3 weeks 4 days ago
#15

Yes, I can see that, because Republicans are horrible liars and cheaters, and Americans are horribly gullible. It may not work this time though. (:-(

Legend 3 weeks 3 days ago
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I give Trump a very good chance of winning. The 1% own the Government, Trump, Mainstream Media and Right Wing Radio and internet. They are making out like bandits while the middle class and poor are being screwed. The media will give him countless free time on the television. Russia loves what it has with Trump and will continue to meddle in our election. Notice that nothing has been done to stop Putin. Then you have Fox News brainwashing the weak minded by giving opinion not news. You have an Attorney General that is rewriting history. You have a population that still believes what Trump says after 18000 lies. He has been a total disaster of a President and idiots still support him. But he is #1 in Covid-19. Most cases and most deaths, because he ignored it and played golf. Yes I expect him to win because the country has too many people like Worn Out Door Knobs.

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Worn out door knobs 3 weeks 3 days ago
#17

Mr Legend :

I suppose me and the too many people like me have to be elimated. Or at the least be educated into your ways.

Legend 3 weeks 3 days ago
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Fortunately Trump is doing a good job of (elimated) eliminating ones like you. A lot of his base are Seniors, Obese (and have the pre-existing health related problems), ignore social distancing, do not wear masks and will get Covid-19 and die. I really wish that they would check political affiliation of the patients. I am not saying be educated in my ways, but it would be nice if his base was better educated. The 1% are very smart. But they are not the Republican base. They just own it and influence it. It is what I call trailer park Republicans that make up the base. The Fox News watchers.

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Worn out door knobs 3 weeks 3 days ago
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Mr Legend:

Let me start by saying you don't know me or anything about me. You synopsis of who I am is completely wrong. (Being wrong is something you are use to). It's unfortunate that people are dying as a result of this virus, and it's even worst that people like you politicize those deaths, and cheer when the death count climbs. It's also unfortunate you are so ill-informed. The areas of the country with the highest death tolls are blue states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Illinois are some that come to mind.

I'm glad you conspiracy theories give you solace, it's ashamed you can't find it in truth, accuracy and righteousness.

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deepspace 3 weeks 3 days ago
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"....and it's even worst that people like you politicize those deaths, and cheer when the death count climbs."

"The areas of the country with the highest death tolls are blue states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Illinois are some that come to mind."

(Italics mine.)

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deepspace 3 weeks 3 days ago
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Politicizing death (opinion based on fact):

"The president has made a cold, hard political calculation and decided to take the path of selfish expedience. He'll be on the side of opening at all costs. Play his favorite red-state-versus-blue-state card. Blame the doctors for being overly cautious and the Democrats for prizing science over American jobs. Force the governors to make the tough, agonizing decisions and make them walk the plank. Use China as a shield against his own inexcusable failure to act earlier." -- David Axelrod

Legend 3 weeks 2 days ago
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#23

You can hide in your internet anonymity, but you are part of Trumps base that I refer to. From my previous posts you can ascertain that I am very much so against the deaths caused by this virus. But strongly feel that the blame rests with 1 person and 1 party. If you cannot see that then that is your problem and why you vote red (now you will probably deny that you vote red). Yes the virus hit densely populated international presence cities harder then the rural areas, for obvious reasons. But you are making your point when MN, NE, IA and KS are the leaders in the growth of this virus. Lack of testing in rural areas has also swayed the statistics. If you do not test you do not have it, As the Republican Party opens the economy any bets on where it will lead us?

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Worn out door knobs 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Mr Deepspace & Mr Legend:
You comments are laughable. You deny politicizing the covid pandemic, and you site sources like David Axelrod (wasn't he Obama's campaign manager?), and Politico. Also Mr Deepspace, I'm flattered that you choose to quote me, but don't edit my quote. My statement was: "It's unfortunate that people are dying as a result of this virus, and it's even worst that people like you politicize those deaths, and cheer when the death count climbs. It's also unfortunate you are so ill-informed. The areas of the country with the highest death tolls are blue states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Illinois are some that come to mind."

Legend 3 weeks 2 days ago
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WODK's. Do you understand that if you click on blue script that it is a link to a source?

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deepspace 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Doorknobs: David Axelrod helped elect one of the most popular presidents in history. I'm sorry that Republicans are jealous. Every point he made is backed up by daily, wall-to-wall coverage from nearly every news source in the world, except yours evidently.

The essence of your blind hypocrisy is exactly captured in your own words, which I merely highlighted and which you just repeated -- a total lack of self-awareness. You are falsely accusing others of politicizing the deaths while in the same breath you are politicizing the deaths. We're used to your lies, but at least you should be honest with yourself.

Trump and his Orcs have ensured a second wave worse than the first. Here's is a shocking example of why:

Colorado restaurant illegally reopens with no social distancing and hundreds of customers.

Legend 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Doorknobs accuses us of making the virus political. If Obama was President it would certainly be considered political by the Republicans. Now that Trump has totally blown it and 80000 lives have been lost they say that we are making it political. Well it is political. Highly political. When you appoint your son in law in charge of testing and ignore available test kits so that Pharmaceutical donors can make money it is political. When you give the unemployed people $1200 and Corporations billions it is political. When you require the VA to use an untested, unproven drug promoted by the President, it is political. I could give many more examples but I am pressed for time.

Funny that you should give the link to the Colorado Coffee Shop. I live about 12 miles from that shop. It is a Starbucks knockoff with a very poor location. It is on a side street in a medical strip mall. I have never been in it. It is never busy. Nearby (within <1 mile) is a Starbucks and another Starbucks knockoff that have Drive thru's. It does not have a drive thru. Something that most Starbuck knockoffs have. They obviously got the word out through the Republican Party as the Local Republican Party State Senator happened to be there. Plus they contacted all of the local news media because the major networks were there filming. It was Politicized.

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Worn out door knobs 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Mr Deepspace:

Were you challenged in reading comprehension in School? Two times I've written my statement. I'll try it a third time with explanations.

"It's unfortunate that people are dying as a result of this virus," this means people are dying because of the coronavirus and it's a bad thing. "and it's even worst that people like you politicize those deaths, and cheer when the death count climbs." This means folks like you who want the death count to climb because you believe it hurts the president and Republicans, and you have no compassion for the victims or their families. This is not a good character quality. " It's also unfortunate you are so ill-informed" Mr Legend was cheering because the deaths were occurring in "Red States". As Mr Legend pointed out, "I really wish they would check the political affiliation of patients". The last sentence of my statement was "The areas of the country with the highest death tolls are blue states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Illinois are some that come to mind." I was pointing out to the I'll informed Mr Legend that he was wrong again.....Deepspace, you can improve you reading comprehension. It may take a little work, maybe even the services of a tutor, but it will open up a whole new life for you. You're missing so much:)

Legend 3 weeks 2 days ago
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You are reading your lies into our posts. Neither of us have cheered deaths from this virus. But the blame for so many deaths is on the POTUS, the Republican Party and its supporters. We are the worse country at combating this virus and it is only going to get worse. And that is very sad that people like Doorknobs continues to support this carnage.

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deepspace 3 weeks 2 days ago
#29

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Once Doorknobs ad hominem attacks and parsed denials are ignored, the charge of blind hypocrisy stands, regardless of how she tries to restate her original premise. That's why it's called "blind."

Legend 3 weeks 2 days ago
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This is the State Senator that was at the cafe that illegally opened. Interesting that he has all ready had the virus. Still waiting for why only 1 person in the entire place was wearing a mask. Why a normally empty cafe had a 2 hour wait line. And reason that Smallwood (I will refrain from jokes) was at the cafe.

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deepspace 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Legend: It's a small world. I was staying with some friends a few miles outside of Golden this winter for about four months. Jefferson County got nailed pretty bad.

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Worn out door knobs 3 weeks 2 days ago
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deepspace29 min 4 sec ago#39

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Once Doorknobs ad hominem attacks and parsed denials are ignored, the charge of blind hypocrisy stands, regardless of how she tries to restate her original premise. That's why it's called "blind."

This is what we call "Schukin and Jivin". I haven't changed one word from my original statement, and you know it....shows you lack the character to admit when you're wrong.......

Legend 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Colorado started it cases with skiers from Italy going to an event at Vail. The Event had a large crowd and it spread. Gov. Polis shutdown all of the ski resorts more than a month early. Of course they had some of the best snow in years after closing. Since then Denver has been hit. The Mayor of Denver did a shutdown that included liquor stores and Pot shops. There was an instantaneous rush on the shops and the Mayor had to change his shutdown to make liquor stores and pot shops essential services. Thus we had 1 hour of prohibition.

Castle Rock does not make the news very often. I was shocked when this small poorly located cafe made nationwide news. Cannot seem to get more info on how it was organized. Guarantee that it was organized. One person in the video can be seen wearing a mask. Maybe they should do like in the 50's and have virus (pox) parties so that they can become immune. While looking for a link on Pox Parties I found that it has all ready been done. You cannot fix stupid.

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deepspace 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Doorknobs: Haha, you're so easy...

(Btw, "we" spell it "Shuckin' and jivin'.") But haven't you been listening to Trump's fake-news briefings? S&J is what he does in spades, and then, of course, he projects his own lies onto others, as you have done in this thread repeatedly and deliberately.

Simply pointing out the fact that Trump and his allies are playing crass politics with people's lives is not playing politics in return; it's just the news, read it and weep. Similarly, pointing out your hypocrisy in the two conflicting statements that I highlighted above is just an observation of your own subconscious albeit obvious projection.

Certainly, the more densely populated urban centers are going to have higher numbers; however, you put that objective fact into a politically-charged "blue-state" context in response to your perceived understanding of what Legend was getting at. (Really, you should study the references provided for a fuller understanding.)

IOW, you were trying to counter Legend's legitimate points - backed by solid references -- by reversing the narrative with pretzel logic. Please point out where "Mr Legend was cheering because the deaths were occurring in "Red States."

As far as his statement, "I really wish they would check the political affiliation of patients.", I think most readers would take that as rhetorical to point out still another Republican-inspired, gross injustice: Foolhardy wingers who are purposefully flaunting safety protocols will inevitably flood already over-burdened hospitals in the near future, possibly taking away beds and ventilators from more conscientious patients who were actually trying to be mindful of the clear danger by honoring social distancing and wearing masks, and yet, who still somehow contracted COVID despite their best efforts. That's a helluva good point, is it not?

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deepspace 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Legend, Yeah, we checked out the Breckenridge Ski Resort and the casinos in Idaho Springs shortly before they were closed. Unbelievable crowds! Well, if they're asking people to sequester themselves, they had better keep the alcohol and pot shops open ...or there'll be revolución! };--))

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SueN 3 weeks 2 days ago
#36

No idea. It has varied over the years.

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