Don’t be fooled. On Tuesday you were just seeing Trump’s best Sunday school behavior. And even that was barely passable. Trump is still Trump, no matter how you clean him up.
Since Tuesday night, all I’ve been seeing on Facebook are smug conservatives and hopeful leftists posting about how “presidential” Trump was in his speech before Congress.
As Colonel Potter used to be prone to say on MASH: “horse hockey!”
Any resemblance to an authentic presidential demeanor was all delusional and in the heads of those who are easily fooled. If you had never seen Trump before and were watching him for the first time, you would have thought him to be a mobster who was on his best behavior for a court appearance to plead his case — which is pretty much what he was. But on Tuesday, many people couldn’t help but compare the Trump they saw with the Trump they expected to see — which, I’ll admit made him look a little polished by comparison.
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One thing you can say about Trump and the boys, they’re bringing transparency to the White House in a way that no administration has ever done. This isn’t on purpose, mind you. But even a five-year-old — and everyone else except his supporters, it seems — can see right through him.
You might have heard about Trump’s “Media Survey.” It’s an online survey with a secret link known only to his supporters. He knows they’re his supporters because they’ve told him so, evidently by buying a red Chinese made baseball cap online or something. Anyway, they received an invitation to take the survey from the Trump/Pence disorganization.
Apparently, Republican state legislators in Arizona are believing the lie that people are being paid to protest against government policies, and are doing what lawmakers in Arizona do best — passing sweeping laws that infringe on citizen’s constitutional rights before learning all the facts.
Arizona residents who want to exercise their right to peaceful assembly might get more than they bargained for if a single rock is thrown during the protest.
The Arizona Capital Times reported on Wednesday that the state’s Senate has sent a bill to the House after a “17-13 party-line vote” that, among other things, allows for assets to be seized from those involved in any protest in which violence occurs.
A group of three women have filed a writ with the Supreme Court seeking to have the results of the November elections nullified.
There’s a glimmer of hope for those of us who believe November’s presidential election was stolen by way of Russian hacking and think the election results should be voided. It’s not much of a glimmer, and the odds are nearly hands down that it’ll be extinguished after March 17, but for the time being we’ve got that glimmer.
What I’m talking about is a petition for a writ of mandamus, seeking to nullify the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, that was filed with the Supreme Court and has been proceeding through the channels. The whole thing has pretty much been under the radar, having been first reported by anything resembling a reliable source a week ago in a short article on the religious site Patheos. Evidently the case was heard by a Supreme Court justice and today was “DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 17, 2017,” which is the next step as a case winds its way through SCOTUS’s labyrinth.
Self censoring your social media posts to keep “inconvenient” stories out of the hands of Trump supporters who might use them against us is an exercise in futility.
To defeat Trump, we need to know the whole story. We also need to hold true to our values.
Sadly, these days many people get all of their news from the Internet. Sadder still, many only read news stories after being directed to them by their Facebook friends. Because of this, I take great care when posting a news link on Facebook to make sure I’m linking to the best source I can find.
I also take great care to make sure I’m not linking to stories with exaggerated importance — the type of story that makes a mountain out of something rather meaningless that Trump and his minions has done or said that really doesn’t matter. Desperate or greedy websites publish plenty of this type of story as clickbait, eliciting a knee jerk reaction from us. We Trump opponents can be easily seduced by those who flatter us by pointing out how smart we are.