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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Could you get any less American than that?

We all know when Trump rants incoherently to America he is talking to certain sections of white America. This cohort of the electorate are so fervent in their adoration because this racist wanker has reaffirmed some very sad and rather ridiculous idea that somehow, they are more American than everyone else. It is all a bit stupid really, I mean has anyone ever suggested that they are not American. Of course not. Their problem is that they cannot accept that in the same way they are American so are the Muslims they despise, the women they denigrate, the LGBTQ community they scorn, the Hispanics they work to keep down, the African Americans they shoot. In fact, I would suggest that those who still support Trump at this stage are less American than everyone else. They have demonstrated that they despise the constitution and would happily forsake their democratic freedoms for a great big orange faced wannabee tyrant. Could you get any less American than that?

We need new words

I have come to the conclusion that my current vernacular is insufficient to continue to describe the monstrosity currently squatting his gigantic arse in the white house. Every day that passes makes wanker, arsehole and fucker seem ever tamer. Treasonous traitor, quisling and collaborator fails to suffice. Racist, supremacist nazi fuckwit seems far too tame. Bully-boy narcissistic psychopath is an inadequate descriptor to satisfactorily portray agolf twitler. Unhinged, nasty, out of control tyrant, all seem so last week – he is surpassing these handles in an ever-increasing circle of mania on a daily basis.

My extensive knowledge of the English languages fails to provide the words that are needed at this point to suitably express the depths of odious horror he exhales on a minute by minute basis.

We need new words.

Power is everything - and progressives forget that at their peril

It’s understanding the power of power, a truth so obvious that it should barely need stating, that is driving some battle-hardened veterans of past left campaigns to despair. “Nothing. Without power, there is nothing,” fumed James Carville, who ran the last successful Democratic effort to oust a sitting Republican president when he masterminded Bill Clinton’s victory back in 1992. He’s alarmed that some of his fellow Democrats seem to be downgrading, if not actively disdaining, “electability” as a criterion in choosing their nominee. For him it is the first, most fundamental requirement. As he put it after this week’s Iowa fiasco, the only consideration that matters is a candidate’s ability to beat Trump – because “there’s only one moral imperative and that is to beat Donald Trump”.

Of course, “electability” is a hard thing to prove for certain until it’s tested (by which time it’s too late). But the first step is to accept its importance, to recognise that winning power is the sine qua non of politics, literally the thing without which there is nothing.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/07/power-everything-progressives-boris-johnson-donald-trump|]

Emphasis mine
We saw this in the UK election. Ideology is all well and good, purity of thought is great, BUT if you do not have power it is meaningless. Labour in the UK are struggling with this at the moment. Who has the best bet of beating Trump? I don't know who that is at this point, but that needs to be the go to in the primaries, irrespective of individual ideology. Power is everything right now if we in anyway can stop the flow of far right drift in both our nations.

If you needed further evidence that all conservatives were arseholes, as perfect a descriptor as any



Arseholes everywhere!!!!! Both sides of the pond chaps! Arseholes to a one.
John Le Carre knows an arsehole when he sees one... “By repetition, each lie becomes an irreversible fact upon which other lies are constructed.”

The Four Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse


Graphic mine...
You can tell I have time on my hands today!

And for the bonus round someone needs to show the huge orange head that is pulling the world apart how to fucking blend.... and as a further thought decay of grooming skills is another sign of advancing dementia...hhhmmmm
https://twitter.com/edroso/status/1225993629589655557
WTF.
“He danced with the sun and the wind, which smote him in anger, darkening his face, causing his head to swell hideously...”


He literally makes me gag...

We are here...



And here we go again...

We are in for the fight of our lives...

If it was not obvious before, it is surely clear as shit now, with all the noise coming out of the right after sham trial central stuck two fingers up at the rule of law, that there is a significant minority of the population in the States that are fully engaged with dictatorship as model for future governance. Many don’t realise it of course, they wear their ‘patriotism’ literally on their MAGA hats and in their voting habits. They need to believe the rhetoric that the impeachment was an anti-democratic exercise rather than recognise the truth that they are more than comfortable with the destruction of the checks and balances to power that have been such a cornerstone of the American success story. What the senate has done on behalf of the mad man in the WH is really not that interesting to them, as long they can turn more profit, pay less tax etc et al. Couple this with a belief that justice is only for the other, because the powerful patriarchal leaders who reflect them, are them, can do no wrong since they are white supremacist right and therefore the laws of the land does not apply.

We have the fight of our lives for the world’s leading nation to be what it needs to be, both for themselves and for the rest of the world this decade.

There can be no quarter. Biff. Baff. Uppercut.


The bottomless bollocks of Trump



Can't spell socialist, can't define socialist, but heh, another day in the mad mad world we all now inhabit. Although, to be fair, for the many not the few would be extremely confusing for him unless there was a literal and immediate quid pro quo for him and his grifter family... supported by his own version of workers protections... that would be the republican senate!

PELOSI on Trump giving Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh...

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1225459349386121228

PELOSI on Trump giving Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh: "Quite frankly, when he started talking about someone with Stage 4 cancer ... we thought he was gonna talk about John Lewis."


Heh, chance would be a fine thing.

Marie Yovanovitch calls out Trump allies' 'storm of lies and conspiracies' in scathing op-ed

“I have seen dictatorships around the world, where blind obedience is the norm and truth-tellers are threatened with punishment or death,” she writes. “We must not allow the United States to become a country where standing up to our government is a dangerous act. It has been shocking to experience the storm of criticism, lies and malicious conspiracies that have preceded and followed my public testimony.”
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“Our public servants need responsible and ethical political leadership,” she writes. “This administration, through acts of omission and commission, has undermined our democratic institutions, making the public question the truth and leaving public servants without the support and example of ethical behavior that they need to do their jobs and advance U.S. interests.”

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/marie-yovanovitch-calls-out-trump-allies-storm-of-lies-and-conspiracies-in-scathing-op-ed/|]

Emphasis mine
Of course they all think she is a traitor... cause... they are wankers. But she is not wrong in the least and further attempts to destry her in 3...2...1...!

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