Dear Media and fellow Non Trumpian voters, please discount/ pay no attention to the republican President Donald Trump’s claims about the women protesting the confirmation of the SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the first week of October 2018, as the equivalent of mob rule. At his rallies and elsewhere, he has been describing these women as being out of control, creating conditions for violence. This contrived outrage is in the same category of all his other lies, with no basis in fact and reality, but designed solely to motivate his base to action.
In short, this is his way of grabbing added media attention, as even FOX TV is no longer televising his campaign rallies because the ratings for these events have dipped. But he never gives up. For example, on the 11th of October 2018, Kanye West, the rapper, with his mental illness in full display, was trotted out as his guest to the delight of the media. In the morning he managed to participate in a 45 minute interview/ rant with FOX TV hosts. Just yesterday, he did an op-ed piece about medicare for USA Today which fact checkers made mincemeat of it. Within the first week of October 2018, he has held no less than 6 campaign rallies.
He’s finally facing the possible reality that there may be unintended consequences for his own lack of civility, the way he mistreats and bullies others.
For those GOP lawmakers, there are consequences to supporting a leader of the ilk of the republican President Donald Trump, who singularly committed to a white, nationalistic Evangelical theocracy that continually vilifies Muslims, degrades women, condemns LGBTQ people, and shuns foreigners—accuses non Trumpians of identity politics, mob rule for daring to protest, but then who have the chutzpah to claim victim-hood when they rule all three branches of government.
How quickly we forget all of the president’s other ‘fake news’ contrived outrages to further his personal interests. The following is a partial list from the 9/13/ 18 Business Insider report by Maxwell Tani, Michael Kranz and John Haltiwanger:
Questions about Ted Cruz’s father’s potential ties to President John F. Kennedy’s assassin.
“It claimed Rafael Cruz was photographed in the early 1960s handing out pro-Fidel Castro leaflets with President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.”
Questions about President Obama’s birth certificate.
“Trump claimed he’d deployed private investigators who “could not believe what they’re finding” about Obama’s place of birth.”
Questions about a former Bill Clinton aide’s suicide.
“But Foster’s death spawned conspiracy theorists who questioned whether the Clintons themselves were involved in Foster’s death.” (This allegation was debunked by 2 major investigations.)
Questions about whether Muslims in New Jersey were cheering after 9/11.
“There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations. They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down,” Trump said during an ABC interview.”
He added: “I know it might be not politically correct for you to talk about it, but there were people cheering as that building came down — as those buildings came down. And that tells you something. It was well-covered at the time.”
However, there is no evidence to suggest there were any American celebrations aired on television following the attacks. Some media reports at the time cited rumors of celebrations in New Jersey. But reports were never substantiated, and there’s no evidence these protests were broadcast on national television.
The following are just some other examples that I found on Twitter on 10/11/18:
Us Rep Mike Levin @MikeLevinCA of California tweeted:
@GOP wants to take away protections for people with pre-existing health conditions like asthma, cancer and diabetes. They voted to take away those protections last year and now are suing to do it. Don’t forget to tell your family and friends before the vote in a few weeks!”
Steve Rattner tweeted for MSNBC regarding president’s denial of climate change:
Rep Adam Schiff @RepAdamSchiff tweeted:
At the highest levels of the Saudi government, Jamal Khashoggi was considered an “enemy of the people.” At the highest levels of our government, a hostility to the press and solicitude towards autocrats puts all journalists at risk. Along with America’s standing in the world.
Ed Krassenstein @EdKrassen tweeted:
I am a white male.
I don’t consider peaceful protesters to be “angry mobs”.
I don’t consider African American football players to be “sons-of-bitches”
I don’t consider White Supremacists to be “very fine people”. This doesn’t make me a stable genius.
It makes me an American!
The following report details how the president is now targeting democrats/ Hillary Clinton accusing them of acting to incite violence which is totally a contrived outrage based on lies…
On October 10, 2018, Steve M. of the Crooks And Liars blog penned the following report, “Your Right-Wing Relatives Think Hillary Clinton Wants Republicans Killed”
“The really short version clips off the second sentence. But even then all you have is Clinton saying that we’re past the time of being civil. There’s a lot of distant between “not civil” and “inflicting extralegal violence on innocent Republicans in pursuit of a revolution intended to turn America into a socialist hellhole like Venezuela.” Which is what Republicans think she’s saying.”
“The full version of Clinton’s answer to a question from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about the Supreme Court nominations of Brett Kavanaugh and Merrick Garland makes it even clearer that Clinton is talking about winning elections and then reestablishing regular order and other norms in Congress, not violence:”
AMANPOUR: I think you even wrote that they stole a justice from the Democratic party.
CLINTON: Well, I think they did. I mean, to keep a Supreme Court seat open for a year, to deny a distinguished jurist, they could have voted him down. They could have said, “Well, for ideological reasons, philosophical reasons, we’re not going to vote for him.” But no, they stonewalled. And that was such a breach of Senate ethics and the constitutional responsibility of the Senate to advice and consent on nominations, that you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.
That’s why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.
You heard how the Republican members, led by Mitch McConnell, the president, really demeaned the confirmation process, insulted and attacked not only Dr. Ford but women who were speaking out. You know, look, I remember Republican operatives shutting down the voting in Florida in 2000. I remember the swift voting of John Kerry. I remember the things that even the Republican party did to John McCain in 2000. I remember what they did to me for 25 years, the falsehood, the lies, which, unfortunately, people believed because the Republicans have put a lot of time, money and effort in promoting them.
So when you’re dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interest who want a government that does its bidding, it’s hard — you can be civil but you can’t overcome what they intend to do unless you win elections.
And so, the answer to everything is to get back to a balance, to get back to what is called regular order. They don’t even have committee processes. They — the idea that they wouldn’t seek and obtain all of the written record from Kavanaugh, that they would not have done a full investigation, that is not the way that they treat Democrats.
Unless we win and we say to the people of our country, “Look, we need to protect the rule of law. We need to protect processes that are in place in the Congress and the government to protect you, to protect what you care about.” So, this should go both ways, and that’s what I’m hoping for.
“But your right-wing uncle believes Clinton is calling for bloodshed, because that’s what the right-wing disinformation machine is telling him.”
Here’s Michael Goodwin of the New York Post.
Where’s the outrage over Hillary’s call for a ‘civil’ war?
There you have it — a declaration of war and a license for violence. Where is the media outrage?
Clinton knows we are already in the danger zone when it comes to the political temperature. Her comments, then, are as reckless as bringing a can of gasoline to a bonfire.
“Here’s PJ Media’s Rick Moran:”
Plausible deniability. That’s what Hillary Clinton now has if Republicans are injured or killed by the mobs. She wasn’t calling for “violence,” just incivility toward political opponents.
The problem is that … her words have enabled thousands of crazies who believe the hysteria against Republicans and Trump that has been ginned up by those who know exactly what they’re doing when they seek to create an atmosphere of violence and hate.
Clinton has given her blessing for left-wing radicals to tear the country apart.
Clinton said, in effect, that you can’t reason with Republicans. That’s true. She didn’t call for revolution or mob violence. But to Republicans, the truth is whatever they want to believe.