Monday, May 24, 2021

THE NO GOP PLEDGE

I pledge to NEVER vote for ANY Republican candidate for ANY office at ANY level – local, state or national – until the Republican Party officially opposes, denounces and disavows Donald J. Trump and “Trumpism”.

Trump is ignorant, incompetent and totally self-absorbed.  The one and only thing Donald J. Trump cares about is Donald J. Trump.  He is completely devoid of humanity and integrity and does not possess a single redeeming positive human quality or value.
 
In the history of our country no one individual has done more damage to America, American democracy and American values than Trump.
 
Support and defense of Trump is unacceptable and indefensible.  Supporting and voting for any candidate who supports and defends Trump is unacceptable and indefensible.
 
By embracing Trump, the Republican Party has abandoned all integrity, honor and credibility and has abandoned true conservative and traditional Republican policy and values.
 
 
 
 
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Please print, sign and mail the NO GOP PLEDGE to your local, state and the national Republican Party offices.


















Tuesday, February 16, 2021

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

 


Prior to Newt Gingrich becoming Speaker of the House – which was when the seeds for the ultimate destruction of the Republican Party were planted – Democrats and Republicans differed on policy issues.  It was conservative policy vs liberal policy.  One Party did not consider the other Party to be enemies of each other or of the American people or of democracy.  Members of Congress could rationally discuss and debate policy and they could actually compromise.  There was not the severe partisan divide that exists today – when, to be honest, we have seen the Republican Party truly become the enemy of the American people and American democracy.
 
And both Parties, with of course come exceptions, ultimately put county and the Constitution above Party – something the Republican Party no longer does. 
 
To be fair, over the last about 30 years both Parties shared blame for the partisanship divide.  I had consistently said in the past the Republican Party could introduce legislation that would without a doubt ensure world peace and American prosperity and Democrats in Congress would vote against it simply because it was proposed by Republicans – and vice versa.  Before the Trump debacle when discussing Congresspersons I would always refer to them as “the idiots in Congress”.
 
I applaud President Biden’s hope to return to some form of rational, legitimate and civil political discourse – but worry that it will be very difficult to accomplish without a complete turnaround and a return to integrity, ethics and belief in true conservative values by the Republican Party. 
 
A look back at some history from my childhood.  The following is from the official Republican Party Platform of 1956 (the highlight is mine) -
 
While jealously guarding the free institutions and preserving the principles upon which our Republic was founded and has flourished, the purpose of the Republican Party is to establish and maintain a peaceful world and build at home a dynamic prosperity in which every citizen fairly shares.
 
We shall ever build anew, that our children and their children, without distinction because of race, creed or color, may know the blessings of our free land.
 
We believe that basic to governmental integrity are unimpeachable ethical standards and irreproachable personal conduct by all people in government. We shall continue our insistence on honesty as an indispensable requirement of public service. We shall continue to root out corruption whenever and wherever it appears.
 
As we learned recently, today’s Republican Party no longer believes any of this – especially the highlighted portion.  With too few exceptions today’s Republicans clearly openly embrace and enable unethical, dishonest and corrupt politicians.













Wednesday, February 10, 2021

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS A CULT

 


The Republican Party no longer represents and supports truth, justice and the American way.
 
The Republican Party no longer represents and supports true conservative values and policies.
 
The Republican Party represents and supports lies, corruption, bigotry, and fascism.
 
The Republican Party represents and supports the selfish personal interests of one ignorant, incompetent, delusional, dangerous, and totally self-absorbed man.
 
The Republican Party is no longer a credible or legitimate political party – it is a cult.
 
True conservatives and traditional Republicans must totally abandon the Republican Party - just as the Republican Party has TOTALLY abandoned them.
 
A new political party that is actually based on true conservative values and policies – one that rejects, denounces and disavows Trump and “Trumpism” and the bigotry and repression of the so-called “evangelicals” of the religious right – must be formed.  Perhaps called the Liberty Party.



















Friday, February 5, 2021

THE GREENE SLIME


I am not talking about a 1968 Japanese-American science fiction movie, but the 2021 deplorable and despicable Republican Congresswoman.
 
Why shouldn’t members of Congress he held responsible for what they have said and done before being elected?
 
Being sworn in as a Congressperson does not automatically make a person more intelligent, honest or sensible, or suddenly make them grow a conscience.
 
If a person was a moron and a bigot before being elected to Congress, they are still a moron and a bigot after being sworn in.
 
Past words and deeds identify whether a person has intelligence, judgement and character – qualities needed by members of Congress (although, sadly, too many Republican members of Congress apparently do not possess them).
 
If the Republican Party is willing to accept totally worthless pieces of excrement like Marjorie Taylor Greene “under the umbrella” it must publicly and officially denounce every one of her past words, posts and deeds.  And Green must be required to publicly denounce her past beliefs and apologize to the American people and the targets of her malicious words, posts and deeds or be shunned by and removed from the Republican Conference and the Republican Party and forced to resign.
 
Democrat Al Franken was forced to resign from Congress for one childish and unacceptable joke in his past.  A Republican Congressperson should not avoid the same penalty for multiple past ignorant, bigoted, malicious, and unacceptable words and deeds simply because she is a member of Trump’s core cult of ignorant racists, and holding her accountable would offend and alienate the rest of the cult.
 
It must not be easy, or acceptable, to be Greene.  We have a Green Party – we do not need a Greene Party.
 
By being more afraid of “offending” and alienating Trump’s core cult of ignorant racists than offending and alienating true conservatives and traditional Republicans the Republican Party has announced to America and the world that it is officially the Party of ignorance and racism.











Wednesday, February 3, 2021

THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

 

Trump, everything he says, has tweeted, and does, and everything he represents is in direct contradiction to true conservative, traditional Republican and legitimate Christian beliefs and values.
 
Trump as the “voice” of the Republican Party is like a meat-eater heading up a vegetarian society.
 
There is no intelligent, rational, legitimate, or acceptable reason for any American to support Trump.  Trump the man is ignorant, incompetent, totally self-absorbed, and completely devoid of integrity, honor, character, ethics, morals, and humanity.  He does not possess a single redeeming positive human quality, and has never performed a single totally unselfish positive act in his adult life. 
 
Anyone who actually listens to, believes and supports Trump is a moron and/or a racist and/or has no conscience.
 
By refusing to publicly denounce and disavow Trump, and hold him accountable for his multitude of “sins”, the Republican Party has totally abandoned all integrity, honor and credibility, and all conservative beliefs and values, and should be abandoned by true conservatives and traditional Republicans. 
 
Every Republican in Congress who has supported and enabled Trump during his Presidency must be voted out of office.  Republican candidates, for any office at any level, who do not publicly denounce and disavow Trump must be aggressively opposed.  Republican candidates, for any office at any level, who have consistently opposed and denounced Trump and “Trumpism”, and continue to openly oppose and denounce Trump and “Trumpism”, should be aggressively encouraged and supported.



















Thursday, January 28, 2021

WE MUST NOT FORGET

 

While dealing with the pandemic is obviously the current top priority of the Biden Administration, once COVID is behind us Joe and the Democrats must deal with the issues that arose during the Trump disaster.

 

These include –

 

* Repealing the outdated Electoral College.  The popular vote must be the only determination of who wins the presidential election.  If there had been no Electoral College there would have been no Trump presidency – Hillary got about 3 Million more votes in the 2016 election than Trump.

 

* Passing legislation requiring candidates for President and Vice President to make at least 5 years of tax returns public. 

 

* Passing legislation requiring the President and Vice President to totally divest themselves of (i.e. sell off) all business interests and other investments – putting their cash in blind trusts.


We can never assume that a presidential candidate, or an elected President, has any basic integrity or honesty - or even intelligence.  Trump obviously had no integrity, no honesty and no intelligence. 


















   












Monday, August 3, 2020

WEAR A MASK!

DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE AND A MORON LIKE TRUMP. 

WEAR A MASK!

 

 

THE CHOICE WHETHER OR NOT TO WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR RIGHTS OR FREEDOM AS AN AMERICAN. 

WEARING A MASK IN PUBLIC IS YOUR OBLIGATION TO YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS TO PROTECT THEM FROM HARM.