Wednesday Reads: Shut up Pelosi and Schumer. I stand with Maxine!Posted: June 27, 2018
Just going to jump into it today….
That is great, but notice the image that WaPo chose to highlight in the tweet? I don’t know about y’all but I agree with this chick below:
You know what else stinks?
The decisions that came down from SCOTUS yesterday:
We all know that she is right…that dice was rolled when the Republicans refused to allow Obama his choice of Supreme Court Justice.
An update on tRump’s crimes against humanity:
Keep in mind:
One thing I wanted to bring to attention, this clip from last night’s Maddow:
Rachel Maddow points out that Donald Trump’s tweeted criticism of due process for migrants will surely come back to haunt any legal defense of his administration’s defense of his immigration policy.
Yeah, it may be grasping at straws at this point…considering the SCOTUS ruling from yesterday, but she does have a point.
This was another good segment from last night: SCOTUS conservatives repudiate yet echo Korematsu on Muslim ban
One more thing, I am really pissed off about Pelosi and Schumer, their comments regarding “civility” …
It stems from a speech Maxine Waters made last week:
Waters, a California Democrat and one of Trump’s fiercest critics, urged supporters in a speech in Los Angeles and during an MSNBC interview on Saturday to call out administration officials as they go about their daily lives.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said at the rally.
She had particular scorn for the White House’s now potentially reversed family-separation policy at the border.
“The people are going to turn on them. They’re going to protest,” Waters said on MSNBC. “They’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president, ‘No I can’t hang with you — this is wrong, this is unconscionable, and we can’t keep doing this to children.’ ”
Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, appeared to rebuke Waters on Monday by calling for unity before the midterm elections in November.
“In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again,” Pelosi wrote. “Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea.”
People have a right to call out the tRump administration, for the crimes they are committing. Crimes against humanity…
Here are some thoughts on that:
That opinion piece should be read in full. In response to the recent flurry of public outcries and shaming of tRump admin in restaurants and movie theaters Goldberg writes:
Naturally, all this has led to lots of pained disapproval from self-appointed guardians of civility. A Washington Post editorial urged the protesters to think about the precedent they are setting. “How hard is it to imagine, for example, people who strongly believe that abortion is murder deciding that judges or other officials who protect abortion rights should not be able to live peaceably with their families?” it asked.
Of course, this is not hard to imagine at all, since abortion opponents have assassinated abortion providers in their homes and churches, firebombed their clinics and protested at their children’s schools. The Roman Catholic Church has shamed politicians who support abortion rights by denying them communion. The failure to acknowledge this history is a sign of the reflexive false balance that makes it hard for the mainstream media to grapple with the asymmetric extremism of the Republican Party.
there’s a moral and psychic cost to participating in the fiction that people who work for Trump are in any sense public servants. I don’t blame staff members at the Virginia restaurant, the Red Hen, for not wanting to help Sanders unwind after a hard week of lying to the public about mass child abuse. Particularly when Sanders’s own administration is fighting to let private businesses discriminate against gay people, who, unlike mendacious press secretaries, are a protected class under many civil rights laws.
Whether or not you think public shaming should be happening, it’s important to understand why it’s happening. It’s less a result of a breakdown in civility than a breakdown of democracy. Though it’s tiresome to repeat it, Donald Trump eked out his minority victory with help from a hostile foreign power. He has ruled exclusively for his vengeful supporters, who love the way he terrifies, outrages and humiliates their fellow citizens. Trump installed the right-wing Neil Gorsuch in the Supreme Court seat that Republicans stole from Barack Obama. Gorsuch, in turn, has been the fifth vote in decisions on voter roll purges and, on Monday, racial gerrymandering that will further entrench minority rule.
All over the country, Republican members of Congress have consistently refused to so much as meet with many of the scared, furious citizens they ostensibly represent. A great many of these citizens are working tirelessly to take at least one house of Congress in the midterms — which will require substantially more than 50 percent of total votes, given structural Republican advantages — so that the country’s anti-Trump majority will have some voice in the federal government.
But unless and until that happens, millions and millions of Americans watch helplessly as the president cages children, dehumanizes immigrants, spurns other democracies, guts health care protections, uses his office to enrich himself and turns public life into a deranged phantasmagoria with his incontinent flood of lies. The civility police might point out that many conservatives hated Obama just as much, but that only demonstrates the limits of content-neutral analysis. The right’s revulsion against a black president targeted by birther conspiracy theories is not the same as the left’s revulsion against a racist president who spread birther conspiracy theories.
Faced with the unceasing cruelty and degradation of the Trump presidency, liberals have not taken to marching around in public with assault weapons and threatening civil war. I know of no left-wing publication that has followed the example of the right-wing Federalist and run quasi-pornographic fantasies about murdering political enemies. (“Close your eyes and imagine holding someone’s scalp in your hands,” began a recent Federalist article.) Unlike Trump, no Democratic politician I’m aware of has urged his or her followers to beat up opposing demonstrators.
Yeah, just go read the whole thing at the link.
More thoughts on this below:
Take a look at that thread, it is a long one but worth it.
There was a discussion on this last night on Chris Hays, with Michelle Goldberg, the author of the Op/Ed above. I think what she says and what Jess Mcintosh is on point: ‘Dr. King warned us about people like Chuck Schumer’
Give that video a run through.
And if you don’t think all this crap from Schumer and Pelosi doesn’t matter, think again. Their stance has given power to assholes like this:
The only information I could find on any of this Loomer shit was on extreme right wing sites that I refuse to link to…I believe this Loomer woman is connected to James O-Keefe and one of the top crazies among the far “alt-right”neo-nazis.
If you want to see the footage https:// http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=0tXWfZywXnY
My point is, Schumer and Pelosi are giving Maxine to the right on a silver platter with their bullshit remarks. I say fuck em…
Now the cartoons:
I will end it with that…this is an open thread.