Still More Tears Of Shame

It’s a known fact that Trump only likes people who are Caucasian and who pay homage to him by approving of his antics and wearing an ugly red hat.  But he took his phobia  of ‘other’ a bit too far last week when speaking of four freshman democratic members of Congress …

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.”

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how…….it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

The comment was sexist, Islamophobic, crass, and far beneath the dignity of the office he claims.  Nancy Pelosi appropriately chastised him …

“When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again. Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power. … I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation. Rather than attack Members of Congress, he should work with us for humane immigration policy that reflects American values. Stop the raids — #FamiliesBelongTogether!”

I concur 100% with Pelosi’s admonishment, and as always, I am stunned at the cruelty, the ignorance of the ‘man’ in the Oval Office.  But more than that, what appalls and confuses me is that those who support Trump, both in Congress and in the population at large, can hear his words and still think he is qualified for the office he claims.  NEVER before has a president been so crass, so uneducated, so disrespectful, and yet he still has a following of somewhere around 35% – 40%.  It is jaw-dropping.

I wrote the above yesterday, planned to make it the first of a couple of snarky snippets, but this morning I awaken to news that in the face of public outrage over his comments, he has dialed up the heat even more, and I decided this is to be the sole topic for this post.

He who uttered racist, hate-filled words directed at members of Congress based solely on their ethnicity, now “demands” an apology from them!  People … this is so very wrong.  As Speaker Pelosi said above, this affirms that his plan to ‘make America great’ is nothing more than a plan to make America white.  What an abomination … what a sorry excuse for a ‘man’, for a ‘president’.  His latest …

“When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!”

If people are angry with the Congresswomen, then those people are immediately identified, in my book, as racists … terrible, bigoted racists.  That the ‘man’ who sits in the Oval Office uses this level of vitriol against duly elected officials in a branch of government equal to his own, is simply beyond belief, unacceptable.

The four members of Congress with whom he has taken issue are:

  • Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts
  • Rashida Tlaib of Michigan
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
  • Ilhan Omar of Minnesota

4-muslim-congressAll but one, Ilhan Omar, were born in the United States and are therefore U.S. citizens by birth.  Ilhan Omar became a U.S. citizen in 2000, at the age of 17.  Every one of them have as much right as Trump himself to reside in this country, and they have as much … nay, more … right to sit in Congress than Trump has to sit in the Oval Office, for they were all actually elected by a majority of the voters in their districts, and without the help of Vladimir Putin or an ‘electoral college’.

“If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.”

Frankly, their concerns about Israel are justified and mirror my own.  Under Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel has become a domineering bully, and Trump has fed the monster.

Only one republican in Congress found the guts to speak out against Trump’s diatribe, and that was a milquetoast reaction by Representative Chip Roy, who tweeted …

“POTUS was wrong to say any American citizen, whether in Congress or not, has any ‘home’ besides the U.S.”

All the rest of the republicans sitting in the Capitol today remained silent.  Their silence speaks more loudly than any words could, don’t you think?

Fox ‘News’ commentators Griff Jenkins, Jedidiah Bila, and Todd Piro laughed about Trump’s racist tweets.  They referred to them as “very comedic”.Fox commentatorsFortunately, other leaders around the world were appalled …

“Donald Trump telling four ethnic minority American congresswomen to “go back” where they “originally came from”. 1950s racism straight from the White House.” – David Lammy, Member of Parliament of the UK

“The President of the United States telling elected politicians — or any other Americans for that matter — to ‘go back’ to other countries is not OK, and diplomatic politeness should not stop us saying so, loudly and clearly.” – Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

“I’ve heard it from racists and fascists. Never from a mainstream politician. Here you have the president of the U.S.A. using that same sort of language.” – Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

“It’s an insult to the Statue of Liberty, America’s most famous symbol, an insult to the American values where migrants from all over the world are united as one nation under one law.” – Ibrahim Milhim, spokesman for the Palestinian Authority

“Trump’s racism is sickening. Any European politician who fails to condemn this has questions to answer & should be ashamed of themselves.” – Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian politician and member of the EU Parliament

Donald Trump is the shame of this nation, a wart that grows larger and uglier with each passing day.  He shames us all when he speaks such hateful, vitriolic words.  Today, I am ashamed of this nation, ashamed to be called an “American”.

71 thoughts on “Still More Tears Of Shame

    • I fully agree that his points are excellent! Thanks for sharing that one, Scott! I fully believe he is right, and that eventually we will hear all of those silent republicans in Congress claim they never really agreed with him, that that was not who they are, but I will not buy a single word of it. As Martin Luther King so famously said, “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

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  1. What astounds me is that the leader of a nation can be racist and can be a professional liar and that he is a misogynist is a given but tolerated. Your nation murders or at least vilifies its truth tellers and elevates and worships its criminals. Gasp.

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  2. Jill, you may not feel proud to be American at this point in history, and for good reason. But you should be proud for caring about all ppl, for awakening the masses and trying to make a difference. Perhaps collectively, our efforts are enough to vote the bozo out of office come 2020! Keep up the hard fight, it’s a long bumpy road ahead.

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    • Thank you for your encouraging words, my friend. I’m not necessarily proud, per se, of what I do, but I know that I try hard and do the best job I can at making this blog something worthwhile. I go to bed with a clear conscience at night. My fear is that we are all getting worn a bit thin, and there’s still, as you say, a long road ahead … over 15 months! We all must find some way to step back and take a breath every now and then, else we will burn out. Thanks again!

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  3. I agree that the president’s comments were terrible but I notice that when I bring up that FDR was racist by putting hundreds of Japanese people in concentration camps during World War 2, they say “that’s in the past”. Or how about the stuff that JFK said about Jews or LBJ said about blacks. Does that not matter either? Let’s not pretend that Trump is the only one who espouses racists rhetoric because he isn’t. Progressives are so willing to demonize people who they don’t politically agree with by dredging up their pasts but it’s okay when their own had pasts of a similar nature because that doesn’t matter. This is hipocritical at best wouldn’t you say?

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    • Your question deserves a much more in-depth answer than I have time for in a comment tonight, but let me answer you briefly. I have noted in other posts that the Japanese internment camps, as well as turning away the MS St. Louis were the two most atrocious things FDR did, and two of the darkest moments in 20th century U.S. history. It does matter, we must remember and not repeat, but it isn’t something we can change today. As far as JFK being anti-Semitic, I had not heard that one, so I did a little digging and found no credible evidence that he was. His father, Joe, certainly was an anti-Semite, but not so his sons. And Johnson … he likely had racist tendencies, for he was, after all, a Texan, but no single president did more during their presidency for the cause of civil rights and voting rights. Whatever his personal views may have been, they did not affect the job he did. Trump, on the other hand, “lets it all hang out”, airs his personal views to the entire world, and bases his policies on his personal, bigoted views. He has sullied the office that once commanded respect, and is doing the same for the nation.

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    • Whether true or not about JFK or LBJ’s prejudices, you’d think humanity would have progressed beyond stupid racism since then. This just goes to show that Trump has not evolved, he’s anachronism who is so out of touch with our current reality. I mean really, who says “go back back to where you came from” anymore, that is so ridiculously passe. Technology is beyond borders, beyond government. With a laptop and passport, I can live virtually anywhere in the world. Also most ppl have mixed genealogy dating back centuries, rendering the statement “going back” practically meaningless.

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      • I am an immigrant who was brought, willy-nilly, to Canada from Brittany at age 5. I am a naturalized Canadian citizen since age 16. What would I do now if I was forced to “go back” to France? One thing is sure, I’d probably lose my Canadian pension so I’d be in essence a refugee, a ‘stranger in a strange land’ with nowhere to go. “Go back to where you came from” is an insane statement made by an insane creature that should be in a padded cell.

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        • Totally! Like most immigrants who relocate to a new land, there’s no going back. The roots have been severed and most may not even speak their native tongue anymore. Also would their native country even accept them back since they are no longer legal citizens!
          Tom Hanks played a man with no country in the movie: The Terminal. A brilliant watch, highlighting the absurdity of citizenship, nationalism and what it means to “go home”.

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          • what about this?

            She won’t answer a simple question about denouncing the thuggery of antifa and threatens a reporter. Will there be outrage about this?

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            • The answer is clear, there will be no outrage from our liberally biased MSM media b/c they have an agenda or narrative they need to push on behalf of the establishment. Antifa is practically the SS arm of the deep state, would not be at all surprised if they are organized and financed by Soros or CIA. Liberal progressives also feel they can capture the immigrant vote and win future elections by reforming immigration laws and allowing anyone to come in, Ms Pressley is clearly a tool doing the bidding of the establishment elite. Trump is simply calling them, (the squad of 4) out on it, but in a rather crude and politically incorrect way which exposes his innate racism against immigrants. Make no mistake, they are all pawns in a grand political clash of ideologies, which often have no basis in reality. Hence the news today seem so bizarre and extreme, my friends from other countries simply scratch their heads in disbelief when we discuss American politics. So many hidden agendas and professional manipulators working behind the scenes, this clash is so revealing… b/c in the past the political elite could carry out their plans covertly, seamlessly, often times in plain sight. Well not anymore!

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            • and there’s this piece that also goes to the heart of the matter. While progressives and the media are still raging against the president, let’s not forget that it’s these very same progressives who have targeted people for years who have an ideology opposed to their own as sited in the following article.

              https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/17/its-guerrilla-warfare/

              Call trump a racist all you want but if you’re going to do that, and I’m speaking to the movement as a whole, not to anyone in particular, you’d better take a good look in the mirror and examine the ways this movement has targeted people with whom they disagree as well. This goes both ways you know and I am so tired of the hypocrisy of the left. It infuriates me every single day just as much as the right infuriates you and though I’m not a member of either side, I don’t see nearly the violence from the right against the left as there is the other way around.

              Go ahead and site Charlottesville which was reprehensible and should have been called out by the president but he was a coward for not doing so, but for every act of violence from the right towards the left, there are exponentially more episodes of violence going in the reverse direction but the mainstream media doesn’t report on them because they have an agenda. None of this is new, it’s just worse now that Trump is in office.

              Think about it.

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              • @scott
                totally, i’m sick of both sides as well when it comes to violence, hatred, name calling, doxing etc. my parents have taught me that 2 wrongs never make a right, when either side does hurtful things to one another, how can i agree or support them? somehow we must find a way to unite all ppl and uplift humanity, put down silly ideology created to divide and conquer. as an analogy, it’s like the left hand trying to cut off the right because it’s not left, and vice-versa. As we know 2 lefts don’t make a right, we are much more effective working together as a whole with both left and right functioning in harmony and as intended. Extremes never work out in the end, hitler is an example.

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    • Those who voted for him and, worse yet, continue to support him, fell for his fear-mongering about immigrants, and liked his promises to ‘build a wall’, ‘overturn Roe v Wade’, and other phobic things that he doesn’t have the power to do, but they are not mostly great thinkers. The others who carried him into office are the ultra-wealthy who knew that as long as they contributed to him monetarily, he would keep them from paying taxes, and roll back regulations on their industries. PLUS … the fact is that he lost the vote of the people by nearly 3 million votes, but due to gerrymandered districts, won the electoral college. Thank you! My Canadian friends are all concerned, and I’ve often thought of moving to Canada. I like Trudeau, despite his recent troubles, much better than Trump.

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          • I’m going to ask something relatively unpopular to the progressives but I suppose that’s nothing new.

            I was thinking about this whole deal and in looking at the tweets of the president, yes, I sometimes look at his timeline because I don’t trust journalists and others to give me the information, I’d rather hear it from his mouth or read the tweets for myself, but someone, tell me exactly how is what he said actually racist? He didn’t reference anyone skin tone in the tweets and though it was stupid for him to say for them to go back to their countries, especially since 3 out of 4 of them were born here why is it racist to tell someone “if you don’t like it here, you can leave”. which is exactly what he said after the first set of tweets.

            You guys know that I hold no allegiance to any politician or party and the following video makes some interesting points on this whole show? One of the reasons that I don’t ever watch CNN is because they all interrupt and talk over each other and it’s a clusterf*** of verbal crap.

            “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……

            ….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….

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              • I agree that a lot of what the president says is racist and for once, I give Don Lemon thumbs up for accurate reporting.

                It is not the president’s job to tell owners of football teams to get people off the field and he should vilify and condemn white supremacists while at the same time condemning antifa who are also known to be violent towards their political opponents. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to know that both sides can be wrong and that the truth lay somewhere more towards the central point but then we are talking about the president.

                He should have also come out against those crazies at his rally last night who were chanting “send her back” but he didn’t and that speaks volumes about his position on the matter.

                Though I don’t agree politically with people like Alexandria and Omar, they are as much citizens as you and I and are afforded the same protections and responsibilities thereto. I’ve read where Omar has said very racist things about Jews and I don’t know if it was her, but one of the freshman congresswoman was heard to say “Fuck Trump” shortly after being sworn into office.

                Now, why was there no outrage about these things from the media? Why did they not endlessly attack someone for saying such a vulgar thing to a president? Is this not unprofessional behavior for congress as well?

                My point in all of this is that there are clearly double standards and hypocrisy where one side can say “fuck trump” with no impunity from corporate mainstream media but when trump says “if you don’t like it here, you can leave”, which doesn’t have a vulgar word in the tweet, it’s railed against for days and weeks at a time. Both sentiments are wrong and both should be treated with a certain amount of impunity and be called out for the irresponsible dribble that they are. Do you not agree?

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                • it was only in the “conservative media” that accusations about Rep. Omar were made (the she said antisemitic whatever). There is no tape of what she supposedly said, just a person saying “i heard her say”. not news at all since there is no corroboration. rep. Rashida Tlaib said “we’re going to go in and impeach the MF” . Some of us are old enough to remember when Vice President Dick Cheney told a Democratic Senator to “go fuck yourself” on the senate floor and then bragged about it. When Republicans do it, it’s a mark of authenticity, they’re just telling it like it is. When a Democrat does it—particularly a lady Democrat—it’s an outrage and it “should not stand.”

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                  • well, there was a tweet about the benjamins but I wouldn’t say that was racist and she did end up deleting that. Who among us hasn’t tweeted something they shouldn’t have? I know that I’m guilty of that so I throw no stones at her about that. Trump is probably the only one who regrets nothing he tweets and that’s just pathetic.

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  4. Trump asks, “When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize….for the foul language they have used” — as if he hasn’t used far worse language practically every time he tweets or talks about those who don’t kiss his ass. Give me a break!.

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  5. Let’s look at this with positive lenses – trump has shown us and the world who he is – racist, xenophobic, misogynist, crass, and vulgar. No need to ask questions or guess anymore. Although still a long way from the German regime of the 1930s to 40s, he has moved us one step closer.

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  6. Jill, Nancy Pelosi’s remarks are what a leader should say. Once again, Trump defames the office he holds. In his retort he said these women hate America. It is our right to criticize our so-called leaders as Americans. And, when it comes down to it, isn’t siding with an autocrat over your own intelligence cause folks to question the loyalty to our constitution? Keith

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    • I was just reading a part of an interview with former republican, George Will, who said that Trump has damaged the office more than anything Richard Nixon ever did. I fully agree. He started out seeming like just a buffoon, but with each passing day, the buffoon becomes more dangerous to the future of this nation and its people.

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      • Jill, I agree with George Will’s comments. Nixon was a crook. Trump is both corrupt and harmful to our democracy. We should remember Trump’s attorney and fixer Michael Cohen’s words under oath. “Donald Trump is a racist, he is a con artisr and he is a cheat.”

        Keith

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        • Finally, some republicans are coming out against this as per the following tweets.

          Republican Congressman from Ohio.

          @RepMikeTurner: I am confident that every Member of Congress is a committed American. @realDonaldTrump’s tweets from this weekend were racist and he should apologize. We must work as a country to rise above hate, not enable it.

          Republican Congressman from Texas.

          @RepPeteOlson: The Tweet President Trump posted over the weekend about fellow Members of Congress are not reflective of the values of the 1,000,000+ people in Texas 22. We are proud to be the most diverse Congressional district in America. I urge our President immediately disavow his comments.

          Republican Congressman from Michigan.

          @RepPaulMitchell: .@RealDonaldTrump, we must be better than comments like these. I share the political frustrations with some members of the other party, but these comments are beneath leaders.

          I wish these people had spoken out right away but it shows that not every republican in congress is blindly devoted to Trump.

          Not everyone is going to disevow every inappropriate thing right away but when they do, they should be applauded for waking up to this mess, wouldn’t you agree?

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          • Yes, I saw that about 20 republican senators and representatives had spoken out against Trump’s tweets, and Lisa Murkowski, one of the Senators from Alaska, called for him to take down the tweets. It is good to see that some of them have a conscience and the courage to stand up to the bully. However, he is doubling down on his rant, still this evening. Does he never shut up??? Sigh.

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    • Yes, but as we all know, saying and doing are two different things. Ms Pelosi says all the politically correct things, but will never allow impeachment proceedings. It is clear that she and Donald are on the say side fiscally, as Democrats benefit just as much as Repubs when it comes to tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulating industry. As long as the gravy train keeps rolling along, establishment politics rule the day and nothing will change. All these centrist congressmen/ women dare not rock the boat that which feeds them.
      Why do you think nothing fundamentally changes regardless of who’s President or which party has control… it’s all the same agenda: keep appeasing the wealthy and to hell with the little guy. At some point the working class will get squeezed to their breaking limit, we’ll finally have an independent in office with no ties to big money donors. That would be interesting, but enough ppl must wake up to 2 party scam and do something different.

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      • you are absolutely right. The other thing that most people in either party are not talking about is all the waste and violence of these unnecessary regime change wars. Bush went into Iraq, Obama and Clinton toppled Kaddafi and so on. The only person talking about this is tulsi Gabbert but we all know that the corrupt DNC won’t give her the nomination because, they, like the republicans, profit from continued propping up of the military industrial complex.

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        • Totally! The annual bloated military budget is enough to cover FREE health care, FREE education and FREE income with plenty left over for our useless military. Our military has way too much money with no reasonable purpose, so gov’t has to create regime change wars in order to justify their existence. We’re a country with no enemies so the dark state must create them ie ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Russia, China, Iran.
          Problem for the Pentagon, conscientious representatives like Ms Gabbard are exposing the military racket, and Washington needs to shut her up! Like Bernie Sanders in 2016, Tulsi will be sandbagged by the establishment with limited exposure on the debate stage and practically no coverage from our state controlled media. The DNC may pull another superdelegate type stunt to nullify her grassroots support, or simply rig the count against her during the primaries.
          It’s almost impossible to start a war these days as President Putin is helping countries around the world not to get sucked into the US regime change playbook. Most recent examples include Syria, Venezuela, N Korea, Iran, and these are the hotspots we know about. There are so many covert operations by CIA, black ops funding with arms and money in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus (all former USSR republics) for the purpose of coloured revolution like Ukraine in 2014. That’s a very dangerous game the war machine is playing, esp with an unqualified dolt like Trump at the helm, WWIII is a real possibility. Breaks my heart how our military has been used as a sacrificial pawn in this mindless geopolitical chess game. Our soldiers dying everyday, not defending our nation but creating wars which threaten the very existence of our whole planet. *Sigh*

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  7. Drumpf tells congresswomen who were born in the U.S. that their country has a “government [that is] a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world “. Well, I can’t argue about that…

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