Let’s see…Between the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, the desire to cut Social Security, and the attempts to destroy Obamacare – I would say that Republicans are 0 for 3 in the context of this quote.
I thought Fox News and their viewers were totally against government tyranny, etc. At least they were when Obama was in office. And one of the most tired arguments that we often hear from 2nd Amendment people is that guns are needed to protect against tyrants, dictators, etc.
Now, right-wingers are apparently just swell with Trump literally saying he wants to be like the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un.
The disdain for Obama must have been for a different reason…Can’t quite put my finger on it…
Totally not racist MAGA crowd at a Trump rally in Michigan, with a totally not racist reaction to Trump asking if any Hispanics are present.
Trump once again talked straight out of his ass to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, and falsely claimed that our country has “thousands” of immigration judges, with the need to hire thousands more.
We actually, as of April, have 334 of these judges, and the plan is to hire about 100 more. That is per the Washington Post. But Trump never let a little truth get in his way of promoting an attitude of fear and hysteria about all of the brown people invading the country, did he?
The clip is below (I might have added some extra footage for additional context.)
After engaging with gun rights folks online for the past week, in light of the horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th, I have come to the conclusion that the most commonly heard arguments against tighter gun control laws basically boil down to a singular sentiment:
“I Don’t Want To Give Up My AR-15.”
That’s what it comes down to: “My rights to my shooting hobby and owning a military-style semi-automatic rifle outweigh other Americans’ rights to having a decent expectation of safety in public spaces such as schools, movie theaters, and churches.” No matter how many shootings happen, or how deadly they become. No matter if it’s children or high schoolers getting slaughtered. Too bad. I want my lethal toys.
Well, to this blatant selfishness on the part of gun advocates, I say “too bad.” Too fucking bad. AR-15’s and similar rifles have no place in a civilized society, other than in the hands of the military and police. I don’t care what you think the 2nd Amendment entitles you to, because you’re wrong. There is no sound argument against having sensible restrictions on these killing machines. And rational Americans who place more value in the lives of our children than semi-automatic rifles will keep fighting until changes are made.
When you look at the big picture of how Trump has either leaned on, or directly asked top officials in the investigation into Russia’s interference in our 2016 presidential election for their loyalty or to help him out in some way, the pattern of behavior becomes quite clear. Trump wants the FBI and United States intelligence apparatus to function as his own personal arm of protection. He clearly does not view these officials as that which they are supposed to be – independent of partisan or personal influence on the part of the president – and wants them to do his bidding, which in this case is clearly to obstruct the Russia investigation.
The Trump administration had markedly different reactions to the Las Vegas Route 91/Harvest Festival shooting and yesterday’s truck attack in New York City.
After Las Vegas, it wasn’t the time to discuss gun control policy. But after yesterday’s attack, apparently it’s the perfect time to discuss immigration policy, as well as attack Senator Chuck Schumer.
Here are segments from the White House press briefing, the day after each event.
What could be the difference? Hmmm…
Let’s not kid ourselves. The detention and possible deportation of 10-year-old Rosamaria Hernandez is not just an accident or oversight on the part of immigration agents.
It is intentionally done to instill fear and apprehension into the undocumented community. Which can have deadly consequences, if people are so afraid of being apprehended by immigration agents that they avoid seeking medical treatment.
It is a disgrace that this is what America has become. If anti-immigrant people saw this child as a person and not a dehumanized number or statistic, they might have a harder time justifying this despicable action on the part of our government.
At one time, a mere 10 months ago or so, America had an intelligent, articulate, thoughtful and decent man in the White House.
Now we have a white supremacist buffoon. Lord, what have we done? When you contrast the viewpoints of Barack Obama and Donald Trump regarding Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players’ refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against police brutality, the reality hits home like a brick.