Ally2005 said: “Trump and the Republicons have replaced the eagle as our national symbol with a giant golden “T”.”
I remember a science fiction story about a dystopian future in which the ruler or ruling party were designated with a “T”. It was mandated that all Christian churches cut all the tops off all the crosses so they formed a “T”. Charing Cross Station in London became “Charing T”.
I wonder how many of Trump’s religious followers would think that was acceptable..
Replying to a Canadian poster, Mullah of Moolah asked if the poster was Canadian. Mullah of Moolah added, “Just don’t want foreign interference in my democracy is all.”
So, Mullah of Moolah, what do you plan to do about the Russian interference with our democracy?
What do you plan to do about the politicians identified in the Mueller Report who have asked for and received the help of Russia in warping our elections for their own gain?
Many of the jobs that are coming and will come back will be filled by automated production. Businesses will produce wherever they can produce cheapest. That could be humans working in third world countries, or factories here.
amethyst52 — I agree. Allow me to point out something you omitted: That check you mention will be coming from the rest of the taxpayers. It’s bad enough that we taxpayers have to pay for Trump’s tariffs, and support Trump’s base after he hurts them, but I’ll bet that Trumpublicans will be looking to get the farm support money from programs that benefit the middle and working classes.
When the tariffs are dropped, you can bet that the prices raised because of the tariffs won’t revert to what they were. They may drop a bit, but they’ll stay higher than they were before the tariffs hit. The American consumer takes another hit.
We who believe in the rule of law, the Constitution and progressive ideas must add these to our ‘to do lists’:
1. Stop belittling our fellow Americans. Stick to our principles, but reach out to those who voted for Trump and his Trumpublican Party. Tell them they were had, and that we care about them, we respect them. (We don’t have to compromise with them on their xenophobia, their racism, their embrace of government by ‘a tough guy’ who is above the law. We cannot do so.)
2. Tell and show those who voted for Trump how Trumpublican policies have hurt them, and how democratic policies have helped them and will help them.
We make it that much harder for ourselves and our cause by venting our anger, fear, and frustration against those who were conned. They are victims too.
Zebrastripes said: “Every week, there are 2-4 Christian churches, or monasteries attacked, burned, destroyed in France…”
William Bednar: “That’s probably the same 55% who won’t vote at all. So, no big loss.” You could be right, but I hope not, and I’d bet you hope so too.
People are too upset to sit at home. They’re tired of seeing the president’s malfeasance, his vulgarity, his perpetual lying, his arrogant self-promotion, his attempts to place himself above the law. They’re tired of seeing him degrade the office he occupies and trash America’s reputation around the world.
The elections of 2018 were a reflection of that feeling. People turned out, and the results of that election showed that turning out works. People will turn out again.
I’ll be right there with you in the line for the voting booth.