Donald Trump has proven himself to be a bully, bigot, and devoid of any principles. The broken, dysfunctional Republican Party produced the Frankenstein that Trump is. In 2016, Trump and all his angry, old, under-educated, disenfranchised white males are a real threat to America.
Today: May 25, is the birthday of Ralph Waldo Emerson, born in Boston in 1803.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
Donald Trump once said, “in an ideal world no one would have guns.” Donald Trump just got endorsed by the NRA. This is proof positive that the Republican’s presumptive Presidential nominee stands for anything convenient and has no principles. It also shows that the NRA and Republicans are in lock step to prevent any legislation to curb gun violence. Trump and the NRA are a good marriage – both are dangerous and regressive.
Watching a celebration of the “Memphis” sound at the White House broadcast on PBS, I had two thoughts. One, thank you LBJ for establishing PBS. And two, thank you President Obama for consistently highlighting America’s rich, wonderful and divers arts by bringing them into the White House. I will miss, as will most Americans, your inspirational influence on us.
“The Republican Party’s attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic. If only he would mouth the party’s ‘conservative’ principles, all would be well. But of course the entire Trump phenomenon has nothing to do with policy or ideology. It has nothing to do with the Republican Party, either, except in its historic role as incubator of this singular threat to our democracy. Trump has transcended the party that produced him. … Their allegiance is to him and him alone.” – ROBERT KAGAN
How can the Republican Party lead our Nation? How can the Republican Party pretend to represent the best interests of American citizens? How can the Republican Party make a case for making us safer internationally? And, how can the Republican Party make any case that they can improve our economy? This is the gang that drove our Nation into the ditch and created the Great Recession beginning in 2008. This is the gang that attempted to put Sarah Palin a heart beat away from the U.S. Presidency. This is the gang that has selected Donald Trump as its presumptive Presidential nominee. The GOP continues to endorse failed economic policies, but now also more blatantly bigoted, racist, polarizing, backward, dangerous and regressive policies.
“There is no doubt that there is a debate that’s taking place inside the Republican Party about who they are and what they represent. Their standard bearer at the moment is Donald Trump. And I think not just Republican officials, but more importantly, Republican voters are going to have to make a decision as to whether this is the guy who speaks for them and represents their values.” – President Barack Obama