• Exaggerated Terrorist Threats on the Southern Border!

    January 9, 2019

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    Dear All Media who are deeply concerned about exaggerated terrorist threats coming from the president for his own political purposes. Where the fuck were you between 2001-2016 when every facet of American foreign and domestic policy was driven by this exact lie and you abetted it? Thank you.
     
    And to those ready to write “But Trump is lying” or something along the lines of “Two/Three wrongs don’t make a right,” in your partisan blindness, you miss the point. The media is manipulating you, again, taking advantage of your fear and anger to tell you how to think. That’s the takeaway, chump, not Trump.
     
    Try this, in simpler terms: it’s all lies. Bush and Obama fanned the flames of fake terrorism, abetted by the media, to justify their wars and the dissolution of our civil rights. Trump is trying the same fear game with terrorism for his political goals. Only this time the media is on the other side, so they are “fact checking.” Imagine if they had done 10% of the same with those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
     

    BONUS: Here’s a fun article from 2017, criticizing Trump for not declaring a national emergency on another issue. But the real point is that such declarations are not uncommon (there are 28 current “national emergencies” in force), and in fact the national emergency declared for 9/11 is still in force. That emergency, now in its 17th year, has justified everything from spying on Americans to war in Libya. Trump should just use it again for whatever he wants, same as Bush and Obama did. Maybe that would wake Americans up to how they have been asleep during previous authoritarian regimes.

     
     

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    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Maybe I’m just cynical here, but this all is about money. Trumpie just started his 2020 campaign by asking in his email for money yesterday from all those patriots who care about our Homeland. Even though the major plank of his platform will be the threat of terrorist illegal immigration, when it comes down to money Trumpie golf courses employed illegal aliens. The guy has nothing else to run on – the absence of fear is the only thing that terrifies him.

      01/9/19 5:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Trumpie is a brave man flying down to the border. The pilots and air traffic control aren’t getting paid. Bon viagra, senor Trumpie.

      01/9/19 10:01 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The Wall and Humpty Trumpies re-election chances are headed for a great fall.

      01/9/19 10:19 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      The Democrats don’t want to be seen as weak by giving into Trump. That is understandable but why don’t they see that by giving him the $5 billion they will be seen not as weak but rationally compassionate. They will have put the welfare of all the electorate above their egos- a sign of strength not weakness.

      01/10/19 7:52 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Why don’t they give up this chump change to Trump? Because they see it as a blow to his re-election. The guy can’t deliver this crumb to his xenophobic base, then what good is he?

      01/10/19 9:38 AM | Comment Link

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