And of course, his hatred of everything Obama made him defund and disband a team of experts who had been set up to manage just such a pandemic. SO MANY of the errtors made could have been avoided if it weren’t for the spitefulness and the crassness of Trump. New York was the first hit- Cuomo could be excused for mistakes made from lack of experience with a new virus; what excuse can be made for all the Republican governors who had months to prepare and did nothing because Trump wouldn’t even let them insist on mask-wearing? Ramirez… cállate!
Less important that they are the first than that they are competent! Of course, after seeing how Trump kept putting toadies in top positions whether they deserved it or not – this can only be an improvement!
Two things need to be done as quickly as possible. Change the Charter so that one needs only a two-thirds majority rather than complete agreement to chnge anything. Get rifd of those who constantly flaunt all the main values of the original European Union… democracy, equality, respect for minorities. Poland and Hungary should be thrown out as exqamples to the rest. vgreece should be out on notice that it clean up its act or else. Bad apples need to be thrown out before they infect the rest. Most of North Eastern Europe should never have been let in in the first place. They are fundamentally racist, anti-Semitic, authoritarian and homophobic. That was obvious from the beginning; they only reason they ever wanted to join the EU was for the monetary perks and they don’t give a damn about the rest.
SHORT ATTENTION SPANS…COVID IS THE HORS D’OEUVRE, NOT THE MAIN MEAL!
Loving the singers, actors and musicians does not stop you from being racist. It just means you like the money being brought in by these people and the entertainment value. But unless they are famous, will you still be ama! happy they are in the same class as your kids, in the same neighbourhood as yourself? Will the police not still stop them only because they are driving an expensive car? Will you be as happy that your son or daughter chooses one for a spouse? Will the press be as respectful to the black politicians as the others – they certainly weren’t with Obama! And the clincher: how many pro- Black Lives Matter cartoons did you publish?
rejection of identity politics = refusing to admit that equal treatment under the Constitution – even for a minority group – is a RIGHT, not a subjective privilege! DUH! The only time the Right accepts “identity politics” is to use it for nefarious purposes – scapegoating, divisiveness, fake news! The Nazis began by attacking gays and Roma, then went on to Jews, opposition politicians and anyone else who happened to be “different”. So don’t pretend that "identity politics " is only a leftist idea; the real difference is that the Right uses it to dominate, the Left uses it to expand and include.
FACILE! NO facts, NO arguments, just a claim which is totally unwarranted, unproven, uninteresting. SO typical of the Right nowadays. They go around calling people names because they can’t win a logical argument about anything. Bullying tactics, marketing tactics (the more often you repeat a lie, the quicker it is accepted), but no real SUBSTANCE. And you call ME the troll? It is too ridiculous!
One more Conservative lie: Democrats consistently pass legislation to protect the weak and minorities because one of their main ideals is inclusiveness. Which party defended gay marriage for years before the Republicans finally got on board? Which party has used Jim Crow for decades to stop black people from voting? Obviously, the answer in every case is that Republican Conservatives do NOT care about sharing power with gays, blacks women or immigrants. So how you can pretend that it is the Democrats who are "divisive " is patently untrue. Hatefulness? Which group is constantly yelling “Lock her up?” , " Lock them up!" about their political opponents? You haven’t got a leg to stand on!
The biggest problem for Democrats is not realizing that being decent and understanding towards Republicans is the best way to be steamrollered over by them for the next election. You can’t fight fire with a feather duster and hugs. Dishonesty, lies, tricks, and intimidation are not going to be ended by lectures on fairness, decency, integrity or justice. The only thing Republicans understand or respect is power. Don’t argue with them – beat them, by any means necessary. Or you’re toast!
Personally, I don’t think he’s worth shit, but of course I am talking metaphorically.