Monday, July 30, 2018

Señor Trumpanzee Wants A Place In History


In ancient Egypt there were a few times when a pharaoh and a Pharaonic regime was considered so awful by the successor that all traces of him were wiped away. Even his name was chiseled off tablets and monuments... or hers. Hatshepsut was the only female pharaoh and she was very successful but her successor, Thutmose III, claimed all her achievements for himself and completely erased her from the history of Egypt, even destroying her statues mentions of her on temple walls, etc. Here are 9 other people who were erased from history Trump seems to think that building the Great Wall of Trump across the southern border will preserve his name in history. Because, let's face it-- nothing else will... except as an example of America's illegitimate "president," worst "president" and "president" installed by a foe.

So Sunday he was, once again, threatening to shut down the government in September if he doesn't get the money for the wall, a honey put for kleptocracy, by the way. He's blaming the Democrats.
Trump has previously floated the possibility of a government shutdown over border security and immigration, and on Sunday he made his threat explicit, saying he would do so unless Congress funds his proposed wall, which he promised Mexico would pay for, and puts in place his preferred immigration policies.

In May, Trump suggested "closing up the country for a while" if he did not get his wall.

"They don't want the wall," Trump said. "But we're going to get the wall, even if we have to think about closing up the country for a while."

Sunday's shutdown threat from Trump also echoed a remark he made in February when he said "I'd love to see a shutdown" if the government did not agree to address immigration.

Congress ultimately passed a spending bill in March that funded the government through September. Trump threatened at the time to veto the spending agreement, but eventually signed the bill while expressing his displeasure with Congress.

"I said to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again," Trump said in March.

Randy Bryce, a union iron worker running for Congress in Wisconsin, sees right through Trump's farce: "As soon as I heard Trump make a campaign promise that Mexico would pay for his stupid wall I knew that if it got built, WE would be the ones paying for it. Trump has a very clear history of stiffing those who do the work. It’s ridiculous that billions can be spent on a wall but the same people claim it costs too much to let us see a doctor."

Last summer, when Trump was whining about his wall and congressional Republicans were going along with him, James Thompson, the progressive candidate in Wichita told us that "Congress agreed to spend $1.6 billion on a wall between the United States and Mexico. This wall is a sleight of hand trick by Republicans in Congress and President Trump who want to distract Americans from healthcare and the Russia investigations. As they dangle this wall in front of our eyes, they hope to repeal healthcare and slip the Russia investigations under the rug. How many children would that feed? How many houses, roads or bridges would that build? How many school loans would this pay off? How many small business would this help? How much health care would this provide? At a time, when our country is sinking further into debt, our infrastructure is decimated, our access to healthcare is in doubt, and our education system is in shambles, President Trump wants to build a wall. This wall will not result in fewer drugs coming into our country. It will not result in fewer undocumented workers. This wall will not guarantee us security. The only thing this 30 foot high wall will guarantee is that 31 foot tall ladders and shovels will go on sale in Mexico."

Politico reported on Sunday that some of Trump's advisers think a shutdown would be a good base-rallying tactic leading into the midterms. OK, but... "Republican leaders have been telling us for months that they think they’ve convinced Trump a shutdown is a bad idea. Clearly they have not. In fact, Trump seems to be broadening his demands. He is signaling he’ll demand immigration changes as part of the government funding bill. Government funding runs out 37 days before Election Day.

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At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump already has a place in history. He will be forever known as the person who destroyed the global international structure which had been in place since the end of World War II.

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His place in history will be transitory. cheney was the worst president ever until obamanation. His "worstness" was exceeded by trump.

However, since the usa is populated by idiots and zealots, soon after the anti-red wave runs its course (2 or 4 years), and the democraps prove still that they are unworthy of any wave, the anti-blue will replace trump with someone worse yet.

Or trump will dispose of voting and declare himself fuhrer (American voters won't give a shit).

He may be our last illegitimate president or our first illegitimate dictator or both.

But he may also be our next second-worst president.

We're condemned to repeat this cycle until either the Nazis do what they did in Germany... or until the left extricates it's collective melon out of their collective ass and coalesces around a TRUE left (and utterly repudiates the fake left of today).


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