Dealbreakers: The Democrats, Trump and His Wall
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by ANDREW LEVINE
After all the votes were counted and the dust finally settled, it became clear that Democrats scored huge victories in the midterm elections last November. This wasn’t clear right away because some of the contests in “red” states were close, but the “blue wave” actually did materialize.
Even for those of us who thought at the time that the only good thing about the Democratic Party is that the Republican Party is seriously worse, this was good news.
It was bad news for Donald Trump. He wasn’t technically on the ballot and neither were the family members and others he turns to for advice or the ignoramuses he dug up to do the actual governing when malign neglect just isn’t enough, but they all lost big time.
What is bad for them is good for the nation and the world. Trump could start a nuclear holocaust in a fit of pique, and his environmental policies are nearly as dangerous. His presidency poses a clear and present danger to life on earth “as we know it.”
"Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK #SurviveAndRevolt
January 11, 2019 at 4:11 PM #11200doh1304Participant
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No Mr. Levine, you’re wrong. The actual existential threat to life on earth (not “as we know it.” – at all) is not a narcissistic huckster with delusions of demagoguery, it is the possibility (now realized) that a fascistic party believes that they have won a mandate to take control of the government and rule in the interest of their corporate masters rather than any concept (except an infantilizing contempt) of the American people.
In your overwrought, Chicken Little attempt to obscure legitimate dangers (probably because you personally benefit from them) you are allowing, in fact supporting, a pack of corrupt Mussolini clones achieve a level of power that the real Mussolini only saw in masturbatory fantasies.
January 11, 2019 at 4:29 PM #11206chknltlParticipant
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(What doh1304 said but without the Chicken Little reference.)
<span style=”line-height: 1.5;”>So sorry Mr. Levine, when it comes to elevating Neo-Cold War tensions on this planet, Hillary makes the Donald look like an amateur.</span>
As warmongers go, Clinton stands on the shoulders of Presidents Obama and Bush jr. , while Trump simply stands like a drunk toddler in a windstorm.
January 11, 2019 at 4:41 PM #11207djean111Participant
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First time I read it, what came to mind was “male bovine excrement”. Yup. Yep. In no universe would the world be better than it would have been if Hillary won. Of all the heinous disgusting no-I-cannot-vote-for-it warmongering austerity-loving candidates in the world – the DNC/Democratic Party forced Hillary onto the ballot.
January 11, 2019 at 5:53 PM #11215peacecorpsParticipant
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What’s bad for conservative ‘racists’ (AOC’s term for Donald) and ‘pathological liars’ (Bernies’ term) is often good for our 99% and the rest of the world. Climate change knows no national boundaries.
The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.
"Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG
National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.
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