The Pardu

An Ode For Times; Don’t Expect “Going High”

In The Progressive Influence on February 13, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Via An Unknown Author

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I listened as they called my President a Muslim.

I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys.

I listened as they said he wasn’t born here.

watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could.

I saw the pictures of him as Hitler.

I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice.

I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialog.

I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was.

I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn.

I watched as they did just that.

I listened.

I watched.

I paid attention.

Now, I’m being called on to be tolerant.

To move forward.

To denounce protesters.

To “Get over it.”

To accept this…

I will not.

I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be.

I will do this as quickly as possible every chance I get.

I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country.

I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice.

I will let you know in a loud voice every time this man backs away from a promise he made to them.

Them. The people who voted for him.

The ones who sold their souls and prayed for him to win.

I will do this so that they never forget.

And they will hear me.

They will see it in my eyes when I look at them.

They will hear it in my voice when I talk to them.

They will know that I know who they are.

They will know that I know what they are.

Do not call for my tolerance. I’ve tolerated all I can.

Now it’s their turn to tolerate ridicule.

Be aware, make no mistake about it, every single thing that goes wrong in our country from this day

forward is now Trump’s fault just as much as they thought it was Obama’s.

I find it unreasonable for them to expect from me what they were entirely unwilling to give.”

Author unknown.

 

Trump Quick Visit

In The Progressive Influence on December 4, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Time doesn’t permit reporting on all of Trump’s manifestations and Trump oozing from media. We offer a quick hit review of Trump’s as of last Wednesday., Yes, Thanksgiving weekend was far more important than following Trump around like a reality show groupie.

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As we move away from the November 8th, General Election results and Hillary Clinton’s late-night concession to Donald Trump, a few issues simply have to be addressed.

Before embarking on the issues we feel are worth exploring, we will unabashedly admit to extreme bias in our reporting. There is no room for acceptance of Donald Trump as the 45th US President. We cannot find any rational reason for a world leading government headed by a literally ego-maniacal self-centered money grabber. We cannot find rational acceptance of a supposed president-elect who so forthright courted white nationalism while practicing overt discrimination against people of color, the disabled, and while openly lying to people who he viewed as pawns. Politifact and other fact-checkers warned that Trump spoke various forms of “lies” throughout his campaign with a heavy skewering towards “False” levels lies.

As we have seen over the past two weeks, Trump’s lies have been addressed almost to the letter. He has retracted, backtracked, dropped and modified just about each of his major campaign lies.  The Southern border will not see a wall increasing in height with each fit of anger from the bloviating carnival barker; it will, as of the latest report, include  fencing. His late campaign claims of prosecuting Hillary Clinton was engulfed by millions comparable to minions sitting engulfing “The Apprentice.” His rally mantra and battle cry of hatred of the media is playing out in closed meetings with representatives of the media while reported administering  of browbeatings (to keep it clean). 


But, there are more pressing issues.  Would you believe lingering district votes have Hillary Clinton hard of Trump by almost two million votes?  Check out the latest tally from the Cook Political Report.

David Wasserman, Cook Political Report’s ongoing vote tally.

Clinton’s vote total is 64,223,986 (48.1% of the vote), 

Trump’s  vote total is 62,206,395 (46.6% of the vote) – a difference of 2,017,591 

NBC has also reported on the growing Clinton vote.

The New York Times also ran a piece last week about facts related to post-election Trumpism (and the vote).

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Word has it white working-class and Latino voters felt an affinity for the homeliness of Trump and family. Seriously?

Along the path of Trumpism  and a very very sick nation.

US Jobs (Revisited): November 2016 (Trumpugs)

In The Progressive Influence on December 4, 2016 at 12:21 PM

A day after so-called president-elect Trump spoke with the Taiwanese leader while simultaneous setting the leadership of China ablaze, US job numbers and unemployment rate reports show continued success in Democratic job creation.

Eighty-One (81) consecutive months of job creation under Democratic Party leadership.  The US unemployment rate also dipped to pre-Bush Great Recession levels.  Oh, the world without trickle-down supply-side economics. 

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A few additional items from the Comeback Decade web page. And, to think the GOP wants to repeal Obamacare.  

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, jobs up (+15M), deficit down (-2/3rds), middle-class incomes up (+$2,800).

Your Trump “security” and social vote means we have a rough economic road to trod over the next few years. 

I introduce the archetypal Trump supporters. From the totally whacked out New England trump official with the curly hair to the lady in gold who CNN should have told no bare skin allowed o camera.  These people are truly frightening, and to think we have handed our nation over to their likeness.  Yes, “deplorables” is a correct characterization.

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Trump’s lies do not even matter!


It is important to note CNN has provided air-time to the most zany of Trump supporters throughout the course of the 2016 campaign.  Paula Johnson…in 2015:


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You might ask, what does segments of whacked-out trump supporters ahve to do the what US economy. If you are wondering in that realm, you might want to keep it to yourself; your intellect is showing.

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