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Showing posts with label US conservatism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US conservatism. Show all posts

Saturday, August 24, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: MAGA HAT, Third Party Blues, Pure Hatred





In August 2018, Farm Futures Bryce Knorr published a piece regarding US Ag/farmer support for Donald Trump.  We are posting a graphic from the piece to make a point. A point other than verbiage about the plight of US farmers under Trump

If you follow US politics data indicating almost total farm support won't surprise you in any manner.  Let's take a quick look at a graphic from the Farm Futures piece.


No surprise, eh? Jill Stein? Well, it could be marijuana growers may have voted to a form the false Stein mantra of free and pen legalization of pot.

Jewish Americans




ElectionYearCandidates% of Jewish Vote% of National Vote
1916Hughes (R)
45
46
Wilson (D)
55
49
1920Harding (R)
43
60
Cox (D)
19
34
Debs (Socialist)
38
3
1924Coolidge (R)
27
54
Davis (D)
51
29
LaFollette (P)
22
17
1928Hoover (R)
28
58
Smith (D)
72
41
1932Hoover (R)
18
40
Roosevelt (D)
82
57
1936Landon (R)
15
37
Roosevelt (D)
85
61
1940Wilkie (R)
10
45
Roosevelt (D)
90
55
1944Dewey (R)
10
46
Roosevelt (D)
90
53
1948Dewey (R)
10
45
Truman (D)
75
50
Wallace (Progressive)
15
2
1952Eisenhower (R)
36
55
Stevenson (D)
64
44
1956Eisenhower (R)
40
57
Stevenson (D)
60
42
1960Nixon (R)
18
50
Kennedy (D)
82
50
1964Goldwater (R)
10
38
Johnson (D)
90
61
1968Nixon (R)
17
43
Humphrey (D)
81
43
Wallace (Progressive)
2
13
1972Nixon (R)
35
61
McGovern (D)
65
38
1976Ford (R)
27
48
Carter (D)
71
50
1980Reagan (R)
39
51
Carter (D)
45
41
Anderson (I)
15
6
1984Reagan (R)
31
59
Mondale (D)
57
41
1988Bush (R)
35
53
Dukakis (D)
64
46
1992Bush (R)
11
37
Clinton (D)
80
43
Perot (I)
9
19
1996Dole (R)
16
41
Clinton (D)
78
49
Perot (I)
3
8
2000Bush (R)
19
48
Gore (D)
79
48
Nader (I)
1
2
2004Bush (R)
24
51
Kerry (D)
76
48
2008McCain (R)
22
46
Obama (D)
78
53
2012Romney (R)
30
47
Obama (D)
69
51
2016Trump (R)
24
46
Clinton (D)
71
48
American Jews tend to favor Democrat candidates, with 71% of Jewish voters choosing Democrat candidates and only 25% choosing Republicans since 1968.  

* - Number as percentage of popular vote


Again Trump and his wordsmith operatives have blown it.  Jewish leaders have come down strong in condemnation of Trump's weaponizing Jews while avoiding direct countermeasures against growing Right-wing Nazism and public displays of hatred of Jews.  Loyalty?

The Hill
Jewish groups condemned President Trump’s Tuesday remarks calling American Jews who vote for Democrats disloyal.

The groups said that the president’s Oval Office comment wrongly suggests Jews have a dual loyalty claim to Israel and plays on anti-Semitic tropes.
“This is yet another example of Donald Trump continuing to weaponize and politicize anti-Semitism. At a time when anti-Semitic incidents have increased — due to the president's emboldening of white nationalism — Trump is repeating an anti-Semitic trope,” said Halie Soifer, the Jewish Democratic Council of America's executive director.
Well, just another issue in the long-running Trump reality show.

Do you think we are being over critical and blaming Trump for the nation's racist ills? Trump is but a facade of the underbelly of US conservatism.  He is the physical manifestation of all that the Right has become since Richard Nixon (Kevin Phillips) and Ronald Reagan (Lee Atwater) planted  the seeds of the Southern Strategy in the 70s and 80s.  Let's think frankly while being honest with ourselves; the nation was a bedrock of racism and bigotry until FDR, Harry Truman and Eisenhower respectively took measures to desegregate the US military.

From coast to coast the US existed for centuries with pockets of quasi- bigot free zones (In the Northeast and parts fo the far West) while nurturing far more geography swaths of overwhelming racism across most to of the land.

Let's take a look and finish with a very recent rendition of US racism.

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Ah yes, the last two images were from South Africa's apartheid past. Please forgive the error in posting, if you believe we posted the two images in error. If you are coy enough to understand our choice to post the two final images, you without question know why.  

Now for a modern-day example of US racism. No, we are not going to revisit Donald Trump and US white nationalism we have a much more neighborly example.  

USA Today

Jean Cramer, a candidate for the Marysville City Council, gives her opening remarks during a candidate forum Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Marysville City Hall.

An actual Fox News-like racist running for City Council about 50 miles North of Detroit Michigan.  A USA Today excerpt of  Jean Cramer's opening remarks during a council meeting just a day ago. 

After making racist remarks in Thursday's Marysville candidate forum, City Council candidate Jean Cramer responds to questioning at her Marysville home Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Cramer says she plans to stay in the race, despite several call-outs for her to back out of the race.




Let's take another look while recognizing these racists are becoming an increasing scar on a nation which formerly considered itself a world equality leader and societal beacon. These people now live and thrive and spread in the United States. 


We got through that overt example of white supremacy with even mention the GOP's Steve King. 

Final thought She spoke openly; just think of the scope and breadth of similar mindsets who uck among you. 

Yes, Cramer is the consummate racist

The MAGA Hat

During a recent point-counterpoint on social media, I was confronted with the words (paraphrased). I am proud of my hat and why is it an issue? It is just a cap.  

Yes of course......




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Thursday, June 6, 2019

US Conservatism: The Ugly, The Shameful , And The Liar





We don't often write about matters of Trump's wife on this page. As Trump and his cabal and family bring their UK visit to a close, I have noticed the anticipated reveling about the "beauty and poise" of Trump's wife. While I won't speak of the long record of his wife's prior to their marriage. I will, however, use a Twitter post to remind of Melania Trump the Birther.
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Pier sMorgan questioned Trump about America's need for the AR-15 armed citizens.  Wouldnt you think Truno would have avoided the use of the word "entertainment?" 

Talking Point Memo published 5 key moments from Trump's 30-minute interview. Linked.  Will the lies ever cease?  A rhetorical question. 
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Trump's comment about the  United Kingdom's as America's largest trading partner?

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On April 27, 2019, The Washington Post updated its running Trump "lie count".
In 828 days, President
Trump has made 10,111
false or misleading claims
The Fact Checker’s ongoing database of the false or misleading claims made by President Trump since assuming office.
See WAPO article for an interactive graphic. Linked, here.


Of course, one and a half months past the end of April, we can only assume Trump's "lie count"will reach 11,000 by years end.

The need to further illustrate Trump's pathological state of lying probably isn't necessary,, yet it isn't often we can share report of his laying lies on foreign soil.  CNN's Don Lemon offered a 'facts first" with Trump as the central character.

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Grannie brandished her gun

Let's skip down to the Great State of Mississippi.

Ruby Nell Howell was arrested Tuesday, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office said.

It seems someone's grandmother has been arrested and charged with a gun-related misdemeanor.  Do you recognize her?  Do you from time to time catch national news?  Or do you live in Starkville Mississippi?  

Hint.  


Oh yes, black people and a granny with a gun.  Do you suspect the elderly white woman sought firearm protect because she was attacked and fear for her life?   

If you answered "no" to any of the questions, here is the back story.  Linked via Longroom dot com.
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The closet racist who didn't live in a closet

We intended to end this piece at this point. well, as is frequently the case with conservative America another racist has raised her head, acted on her racism and subsequently lost her job. The segment is a bit long due to CNN's frequently practice of offering a dialog between the network's host and o camera guests. 



Apparently, the teacher has been employed by the school district since 1998. Often employees with long employment histories have work records which reflect on the character of the employee (good, bad or neutral). Georgia Clark has a history which indicates past negligence for her district managers. She is a clear racist and should have been relieved of working with children many years ago. Star-Telegram linked (short) video here. The Star-Telegram piece, here (must read).

If you visited the Star-Telegram piece you read through word after the word which thoroughly illustrated the typical US racist.  Typical, yes, but it isn't often we can witness and read about the level to which such people ooze around in the darkness of social media while satisfying an inner-core need for sycophancy.

If you didn't read the Star-Telegram piece, her is an excerpt of how Clark managed her social interactions with children.
Clark was suspended without pay and reassigned in 2013 after referring to students at Western Hills High School as “Little Mexico” and “white bread.” 
During the 2013-14 school year, Clark worked at Western Hills High School as a reading teacher, but was recommended for termination by a review committee after she was accused of using racist language toward students. She was kept by the district after the United Educators Associationhelped her find a resolution with the district, the records state.  
Eighteen student witnesses made statements in that case. A co-worker on campus also told the district Clark used racist language when referring to students. That internal review began Nov. 7, 2013, and closed on Jan. 3, 2014. 
In November 2013, Clark was accused of calling a group of Hispanic students “Little Mexico.” She also reportedly called a Caucasian student “white bread,” and separated the class by race, according to the reports. 
“The Mexicans on one side and the white and black people on another side,” one student told the district’s Office of Professional Standards in 2013. “She had told the Mexicans that (they’re) Mexico and that the white and blacks are America.”
What a shame, but a surprise? No!

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

North Korea Accuses Trump Administration of Racism





 A couple of former Trump employees agree

During last weeks Michael Cohen House Committee Hearing, Cohen made this statement:



As clear as the accumulation of an early morning snow storm. As horrible as Trump stating "there were fine people on both sides" as the nation moved away from its most visible and "in-your-face" exhibition of Anti-Semitism and racism since the 1940s: Charlottesville, VA.  The evidence is mounting, America elected its most racist President since Andrew Johnson and Andrew Jackson.

Image result for charlottesville murder Murder of an anti-racist protester via car. Doesn't ISIS espouse murder by vehicle? 

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Trump and his White House communications operatives have proclaimed Trump as non-racists since taking office. Despite years of evidence of overt racism associated with the Trump family and reports of Trump disdain for blacks handling his casino money, we have turned away from the ugly reality.

Trump is a stock and barrel racist of the most heinous sort. One who could work to move some people away from both closet and overt racist acts; yet he refrains. US Presidents not only have that social power, they, in recent past US History, have spoken out against racism and anti-Semitism.

As Trump's racial facade fades into the reality of a racist in the White House, we are seeing some of his former associates speaking frankly when asked the direct questions.

Here is such an example. The CNN segment if about 5 minutes in duration, but don't forget information is valuable and often comes with a willingness to expend tie and effort.
After Trump's recent international flow with the dictator of North Korea (AKA Chairman Kim via Trump), isn't it noteworthy North Korea has latched onto Trump's leadership as a conduit to a more racist US? Newsweek linked, here.


If you didn't visit the link, consider.....

“White Paper on Human Rights Violations in the U.S. in 2017,” issued by the Institute of International Studies in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Excerpt
“Racial discrimination and misanthropy are serious maladies inherent to the social system of the U.S., and they have been aggravated since Trump took office,” the paper read. “The racial violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 is a typical example of the acme of the current administration’s policy of racism.”
Yes, the white paper was developed by the most repressive regime on Earth, but should any US Administration lends itself to such criticism? North Korea has been a US adversary for decades. What is it about the current administration which allows such a regime to target the US? I offer Donald J. Trump is that national weakness. 

The real tragedy?  Ninety-percent of Republicans support Trump to the letter and well over 80 percent of conservative support Trump. Now, what does all of that say about American conservatives and conservatism?

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