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A Wall To Keep Them Out? Or Hold Us In?

Trump and Bannon. Populists? Or dictator wannabes?

I voted for Clinton but when Trump won I thought, “At least he’s a populist” and hoped he would at least help working people.

But over time I’ve worried more and more since he is looking pretty UNpopulist: Read the rest of this entry

Supreme Court Nominee Renders Us Voiceless

Big money drowns out our voices.

Big money drowns out our voices.

Most Trump voters supported him because they felt voiceless.

And the truth is that our government mostly listens to the moneyed elite and ignores the rest of us.

So why did Trump nominate Neil Gorsuch, who will likely add to the problem? Read the rest of this entry

Why Believe Fake News?

Fake news.

Fake news.

Trump calls the mainstream press “fake.” And the press reports it.

Fake news?

It’s confusing. Read the rest of this entry

Trump, Egocentrism and Morality

Is America morphing into Soviet-style "what aboutism"?

Is America morphing into Soviet-style “what aboutism”?

Is America losing its moral grounding?

Is there no longer any difference between US and Soviet-style morality?

When asked if Vladimir Putin’s killing bothered him (he’s murdered political enemies for instance) Donald Trump retorted,

What, you think our country’s so innocent?

Read the rest of this entry

The Wealthy Trump The Working Class

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Trump’s first Labor nominee, Andrew Puzder, sought starvation wages.

When Donald Trump won the Presidency I worried. I didn’t like his sexism and racism. Or his temperament.

But I saw one sliver lining. At least he was a populist.

But then he began making Cabinet nominations that didn’t seem too populist.

Anti-Labor Secretary? Read the rest of this entry

Winning Isn’t Everything, Donald

Donald Trump as a boy.

Donald Trump as a boy.

When Donald Trump was a little boy his dad told him – on a regular basis – that the world is divided into winners and losers, and the Trumps were winners.

Little Donald seems to have taken the lesson to heart. He has striven to prove his winning ways to himself and to everyone else all his life.

But does winning bring happiness? Read the rest of this entry

Please Take Away His Twitter

Uh, that should be thumbs down on Twittering Trump.

Uh, that should be thumbs down on Tweeting Trump.

I’m too tired to wait for final election results so I’m posting my blog with the expectation of very bad news in the morning.

I “get” the electorate’s impulse to lob a Molotov cocktail into a dysfunctional system that serves only the elite.

I just hope we don’t blow up our entire democracy. Read the rest of this entry

Why Would My Friends Vote Trump?

Vote!

Vote!

Most of my friends can’t understand why anyone would vote for Trump.

Some of my other friends are actually voting for him.

Since I have a hard time getting my head around this I asked them why. Here’s what they said:

Thoughts from my pro-Trump friends Read the rest of this entry

Trump Controlling Women’s Bodies

Reproductive rights. Religious right.

Reproductive rights. Religious right.

Many on the religious right are pro-Trump even though his life is not right religiously.

He’s bragged about enjoying plenty of casual sex. He’s even boasted about sexually assaulting women. And some women have filed lawsuits that sound exactly like the assaults that he has described making. His first wife said he raped her once (later taking back the claim).

Why do so many religious conservatives still back him?  Read the rest of this entry

Trump: It’s Only Words

Trump at the second debate.

Trump at the second debate.

Trump insults women and others but his actions are to the contrary. He hires women on an equal basis, like his daughter Ivanka and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. He’s more bark than bite.

That’s from one of my readers.   Read the rest of this entry

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