The Republicans and their leading candidate are making it more than clear what's at stake this year and beyond
Always spot on but your readers know this. . . How to get this truth to 50% of country who are blinded by propaganda media machines? Until we get them to hear you our nation remains in peril of a successful internal overthrow. The people I work with throughout the business industry from GA to NY cannot hear you. They listen to FOX channels all day long, and believe every lie they utter. They are always grumbling and blaming Biden and the liberals about everything. It is scary. And I am not overstating this.
Santorum is of low intelligence. His seat in the Senate was taken by Tuberville for most stupid. His comment about young people should be used in ads in targeted places like Tik Tok.
People have short memories. They need to be reminded of his first term. His words and deeds need to be replayed for those who forget. I would also encourage President Biden to start working Project 2025 into his comments.
Oh and the Republicans in Ohio are already at work to circumvent the Constitutional Amendment that passed and to put repeal measures on the 2024 ballot. The fight is not over!
The whole idea is frightening. Furthermore, I don’t understand how anyone with a functioning brain can think they’d somehow be unaffected by the loss of our system of government as we know it. Sure, it’s not a perfect system, but we all enjoy the protections provided under the Constitution. What’s being considered (?) by those involved with Project 2025 is not the answer to what ails us.
Steven, it is quite simple. Believe people when they tell you who they are. Trump and the entire GOP have been telling us they are authoritarian, self-aggrandizing, nihilistic charlatans who have no interest in governing. They only care about score settling for the perceived slights (all imaginary) and soothing their enormous insecurity.
Yes it's frightening to look behind the curtain at the people and groups that are behind the curtain at the useful idiots rallies. As the curtain rises more each day, listen to what they say and the vision they have for the end of American Democracy. They are seriously intent on taking power. Even though "we the people" think we have the final say with our vote, that won't stop them. They will create chaos in the state voting systems.
The silence of the DNC is frustrating. Biden has made a few strong statements regarding this but, for some reason, the DNC is invisible.
Same with the United States Federal Government, missing this opportunity to support and defend democracy. FDR pulled out all the stops to get the anti-Nazi, anti-fascist message across to everyday Americans. He used all the resources of the federal government. Top to bottom. Why is our government messaging so weak?
When DJT blurts some stupid, outrageous, anti-American, pro-Russia comment, the media, DNC and our government accept it as somehow valid. As "the other side of the argument". His lies and destructive claims are not valid and do not deserve any respect, by anyone. The media and government officials--Democrat and Republican--should immediately call it out for the idiocy it is. LOUD and CLEAR!
If liberal democracy is to survive in America (and the world) it will be due to the action and energy of young people. I'm afraid the low-energy, low-passion old folks are holding them back. Or they're asleep. Nancy and Joe and DNC: Release the hounds! Federal policy makers and employees: Defend yourselves and America against DJT and this thugs--or perish!
1. I wish the media would not only roll their eyes at the new Republicans. I wish they would emphasize the traditions and values being violated. Maybe just preaching to the choir. 2. Fox calls democrats Radical Socialist Marxists. Democrats call Neo Fascist
As always you hit the nail on the head. It is mind boggling for me to see the people in the GOP that should know better continue to defend Trump and not oppose him. His lowbrow cult members are never going to abandon him because they operate on emotion and passion driven by hatred of the other. Trump like any propagandist knows this, the same with the Right Wing Faux News crowd at FoxNews, Newsmax, One America, and the host of RW propaganda outlets. Since Trump plays to their base instincts they will not waver until their world crashes down on, but the people that should know better have a greater guilt when it comes to what is happening today and might happen in 2025 if Trump is elected.
Milton Mayer’s account of his time at a German University town where he taught at the University during the 1950s is illuminating. In his book, “They Thought they Were Free: the Germans 1933-1945”, Mayer wrote of a conversation with one of his university colleagues: the colleague said:
“How is this to be avoided, among ordinary men, even highly educated ordinary men? Frankly, I do not know. I do not see, even now. Many, many times since it all happened I have pondered that pair of great maxims, Principiis obsta and Finem respice—‘Resist the beginnings’ and ‘Consider the end.’ But one must foresee the end in order to resist, or even see, the beginnings. One must foresee the end clearly and certainly and how is this to be done, by ordinary men or even by extraordinary men? Things might have changed here before they went as far as they did; they didn’t, but they might have. And everyone counts on that might. “Your ‘little men,’ your Nazi friends, were not against National Socialism in principle. Men like me, who were, are the greater offenders, not because we knew better (that would be too much to say) but because we sensed better. Pastor Niemöller spoke for the thousands and thousands of men like me when he spoke (too modestly of himself) and said that, when the Nazis attacked the Communists, Communists, he was a little uneasy, but, after all, he was not a Communist, and so he did nothing; and then they attacked the Socialists, and he was a little uneasier, but, still, he was not a Socialist, and he did nothing; and then the schools, the press, the Jews, and so on, and he was always uneasier, but still he did nothing. And then they attacked the Church, and he was a Churchman, and he did something—but then it was too late.”
By then it was too late. Trump has laid out his plan to destroy the American system of government, savage the Constitution, and punish his enemies while supporting the enemies of the United States. There can be doubt of his intent, but those who should know better remain silent. Not a one refuses to stand against him. If only they would.
Excellent scary points but I want to point out that even under a dictatorship, we WILL have elections. There are elections in Russia and other autocratic countries. Saying we won’t have elections offers the MAGAts an opportunity, if they take power, to exclaim, “we’ll see we still have elections - they aren’t gone like the left warned.”
The recent elections were positive for Democrats, but they were primarily, state concerns. My concern is the national election. Democrats need more topics to win than abortion and marijuana. Trump is presently ahead in the polls. I hope that will change. But look what trump is promising and enticing to voters: put parents back in charge of schools; cut programs for gender transition; restore law and order; end the Ukrainian war in one day; build 10 freedom cities where the American Dream of home ownership will come true; end China's influence; build the best economy ever; pro NRA. Now, we know this is baloney. His real agenda is hate and rage: shoot BLM protestors; shoot shoplifters; incite violence against any who criticize him; death penalty for drug dealers; control DOJ & FBI. Smugly reciting,"If you go after me, I'm coming after you." People believe the former. One pathetic woman all wrapped up in trump clothes and the flag says trump keeps his promises. They believe that stuff.
Although Biden has good intentions, has done marvelous things for the country, all people see is an 80 year old man with half shut eyes who shuffles and makes spoken gaffes. His one cool, sexy look is the closeup in suit and tie wearing sunglasses.
What do people want? As Clinton said, "It's the economy, stupid," High gas, high rent, high insurance, high new cars, high clothes, and especially, high groceries. The other day, a man paid $66+ for a turkey !! Yes, we say we think climate is the biggest concern, but windmills are not uppermost on minds (besides, they cause cancer and kill whales says Sir) Filling potholes is not a winner.
Others are being considered or at least talked about as candidates: Harris-no; H. Clinton-no; Michelle Obama -no; Buttigieg or Newsome - eh. No one mentions Jaime Raskin. Look up his background, his held offices; his accomplishments. A very bright man - magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa Harvard. 25 year constitutional law professor, a compassionate man who, like the President,lost a son but continued to give to his country through personal stressful times.
But, as it looks, Biden will be the nominee. Therefore, he needs to ramp up at least some sort of campaign. Not much so far. Yes, he talked to a few farmers, put on a red union tee shirt, but he needs to speak out, with force, stop reading and speak extemporaneously with passion . "Be still when you have nothing to say, when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say , and say it hot !"
( D.H.Lawrence) One-upmanship to trump's gibberish.
The Democrats also need some memorable slogans. Look at trump's: Build the wall, make America great again, let's go Brandon, America First, Biden crime family-even just Hunter Biden is a slogan.
Biden's-Build Better Back, No malarky. : ( Think of Obama's Yes We Can; Kennedy's Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. People remember these , the media eats them up. Look how company ads are remembered -Just do it; can you hear me now; the quicker picker upper, only pay for what you need, where's the beef.
We can write to each other here, stating and restating what we already know, but so what? A work friend who admires Sarah Huckabee Sanders doesn't read this column. She listens to Truth Social.
So.............Democrats need to rev up, pound on the dais for emphasis occasionally, send out prominent members to speak for the President, call out trump-emphatically. Remind people of his failures, his cruelty, his partnerships with Putin, Kim. Let him have it. So we can. Just Do It !!!
Where are the religious leaders? Why isn't this message being addressed from every pulpit in every church? The leadership of Christianity is not bamboozled. They know perfectly well a dictator will be horrible for their people. What on God's earth do they think they will gain? Where is the corporate outrage that translates into money to fight it? Have the fascist infiltrated the board rooms of corporate America, thinking they will sit atop the manure pile after the revolution? God save us.
Interesting that so many claim the MSM are "ignoring" Project 2025 when the NYT reported on its plans months ago. Be that as it may--
Apparently Ohio legislators plan to "strip the courts" of deciding anything relating to issue 1, leaving them free to pass unconstitutional bills with no one to say them nay.
The answer is to make sure Trump isn’t on the ballot.
If he’s not on the ballot he will go down in history as a martyr for the extreme right, but leaving him on the ballot is way too risky. Even if Trump is out of the picture the extreme right will keep agitating & lying, but that can be handled.
What I can’t get over are the people who think reelecting Trump is a good idea. I’m talking about people who run corporations or are otherwise successful, educated people. It’s so obvious Trump doesn’t care about anyone but himself I don’t know how that can be overlooked. His supporters will get very little from him. He uses people and discards them. He’ll preside over a reign of terror to benefit only himself. No one will be safe.
Republicans are hell-bent on taking over our government and probably partnered with Putin
to do it--which is certifiably insane. The
republicans running the show stay out of the public eye. I’m sure if they have to pay for votes, they’ll
do it and going forward republican Presidents will
take orders from the people behind the scenes.
"Former Trump lawyer and critic Ty Cobb predicts a different fate: 'Trump himself is more likely to rot in jail than anyone on his alleged list.' "
Let's hope Mr. Cobb is right.
Steve, I do not believe America can afford to let Trump be the (R) nominee. Between issues like Ukraine, Israel, MAGA and the literally billion of dollar that the media (CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Breibart, OANN, Newsmax etc. to list a few, and all hoping to EARN millions as they pit America against America is a formidable task. But I believe TFG MUST be voted out before July and the Republican convention : https://cis4mission.org/tlw-intro : this is the survey (2nd posting) that our 501c3 has published to start this initiative. This is not an (R) or a (D) issue. This is an American issue! Our survey indicates that 85% of X users reject Trump running for office. The responses from our post on your earlier piece were 100% against Trump being in office. You sent me 3 guest invites. Can you email me : firstname.lastname@example.org : I would like to give away 3.5 million. This can be done, and it must be done, I will share privately how!
Steven shared this great article on my social media accounts, in hopes that more people become aware of what is happening in the country. The small minority that is Trump's base get more press than the President. Why? What has happened to mainstream media in this country? Why are journalist writing opinion pieces instead in doing investigative reporting? Why do people like myself have to search to find accurate journalism? In 100 years the historian will report that the take over of the US to a fascist government could never have happened without the help of American journalist and reporters.