After dissing the dead soldiers in Paris, skipping a peace forum and blaming state authorities in California for the spreading ...
There’s a lot of talk nowadays about incivility, and for many it’s a welcomed outrage. No, we’re not talking about a reaction to Trump’s behavior, which would indeed be something to cheer. The folks being accused of expressing uncivil actions are those citizens who have taken to shaming Trump’s surrogates and supporters.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller have all been publically assailed, hooted on by people who view them as complicit in the egregious policies of their boss.
Unable to get close enough to Trump to let him know how they feel about his mendacity, his diabolical mismanagement of the democratic process, these citizens are aiming their umbrage at his associates, and it has aroused people on the left and the right.
The situation was intensified when Rep. Maxine Waters of California leaped into the fray, urging the shame army on, if some reports are credible.
The last thing the shame throwers want is to create sympathy for the staffers, and that’s exactly how the master of distraction has begun to twist it, though he seems to have been slow in his supportive tweets for Sanders.
It is doubtful that the shame game will gather any traction, and if it does let’s hope it morphs into something more politically substantive, motivating them all the way to the voting booth in November.
Meanwhile, Trump is boasting and beating his chest after the Supreme Court backed his travel ban. “This is a tremendous victory for the American people,” he tweeted about the decision. No victory for Trump is tremendous for Americans unless they are dyed-in-the-wool reactionaries, and unfortunately there are millions of them gloating along with him.
Trump’s xenophobia, Islamophobia, is now codified by SCOTUS and that should come as no surprise since his choice Neil Gorsuch was sworn in to fill the vacancy after the death of Antonin Scalia.
Once more we are reminded of the chokehold Trump has on the three branches of government, from all of which hang the populace, executed by Trump’s impulsive unfair rule of law.
Whether we are talking about the children of migrants seeking asylum being held hostage, or Muslims being barred from entering the country, we are at the mercy of a white supremacist with little regard for human decency or the welfare of the oppressed.
Yes, incivility is stalking the land but Trump is the progenitor and as he and his surrogates reap this whirlwind, let’s hoot once more—Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go!