Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/10/09/trump-shoots-man-fifth-avenue
The “modern” Republican party follows the dictum of Reagan: “Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.”
That’s why we see the shit we see.
I view this as our Julius Caesar moment and all those whistle blowers are our assorted Brutus. This seems to be the moment when we go from being some sort of capitalist democracy to a fascist republic much like the height of the very, very corrupt Roman Empire. Our DisgustaPub politicians don’t want to be held accountable (or voted out of office) so Caesar Trump putting an end to elections, remaining in office as long as he desires, is fine with all of them. The difference in the play (as it occurred in real life back in the day) is DT and his enablers want all those Brutus’s executed along with all those Dem traitors and spies. History does indeed repeat itself over and over but this particular reality play doesn’t seem to have those revolted Senators delivering the bloody end to his narcissism and glory. I’m fairly certain we are not going to like this ending which very well might be the end of our country as we knew it, and as our allies preferred. Forget Long Live the King, it will be All Hail Caesar! And by the way, he decided not to do the shooting on Fifth Ave and instead pulled the trigger to the entire Kurd race: Genocide. And the RP crowd and fan base went wild!
I wish Common Dreams would stop publishing articles like this. This article leaves out so many details, for example, that Hillary Clinton and the DNC went to Britain and Christopher Steele, an ex British Intelligence officer, for “dirt” on candidate Trump. So to me, that sounds like going to a foreign source for dirt. Then we get more of the disproved garbage about Russia interfering in our election, shown to be false by the Mueller report. In fact, it is the US that meddles in foreign elections. Plus, we sure aren’t hearing a lot about Joe Biden’s assistance in the coup in Ukraine that allowed his son to get the cushy job on the board of the gas company there. The rot and corruption is truly bipartisan. Stop pretending that it is only the Republicans and Trump who do these things.
Trump shoots man on 5th Avenue, too bad he wasn’t the man.
Trump is so stupid, I would doubt he even knows how to use a gun and if he tried to shoot someone on 5th avenue Trump would no doubt end up… shooting himself in the foot!
The “moral equivalences” you perceive here are exactly what Trump is counting on to stay off the hook. But even if your perceptions are valid, they are also not grounds for letting him off the hook. If indeed that’s where he is …
RE: Steele Dossier
People need to recall that the Steele Dossier was originally requested by the Republicans to use against candidate Trump — to smear him during the primaries.
An eye for an eye doesn’t pardon a crime. Sure, book Hillary too and Biden. See if I care.
Trump is begging to be taken down. We are merely obliging him.
If you had any loyalty to rump, you’d do the same.
How often does one have to scream out, “Trump is just the pimple on a long festering boil” of corruption in our murderous government. As bad as Trump is, is he just being used as a distraction from the endless wars which are robbing US citizens from any hope of combatting climate change, denying us of any moral outrage at the use of our names and tax dollars to murder how many innocents around the world (from Vietnam forward, no stop until today)! What can we do? We can do nothing unless we truly want to. Read the Declaration of Independence.
It is almost hilarious how Trump’s little army hitting the airwaves to reframe his crimes
by obnoxiously comparing them to HRC, and by default, to the rest of the Democratic Party.
Yes, HRC was absolutely corrupt but her corruption demonstrates her chronic ineptitude
juxtaposed Trump and all his crooked Men who are exquisitely seasoned at this game of running the big con; chief among them, of course, is crooked Rudy, but by no means
stops with him! The cancer unleashed by Trump not only has no comparison in history, but it has ‘rotted’ the entire scope of the presidency for year to come.
Anyone who thinks the presidency of the US can be salvaged post -Trump is truly living in a Dream World. Those who resurrect the comparison between crooked Dem vs crooked Repud are engaged in sophistry, pure and simple! As an organizational structure there is no comparison between the Democratic Party and the GOP and if you doubt that take a look at crooked Mitch McConnel as a case in point who has overturned 200 years of Senate rules to embark on a path of shear partisan folly to stack the courts with unqualified Trump toadies favoring corporate hegemony.
If none of this speaks to you the recent sellout of the Kurds opening the door to Soviet Dominance in the region, and a return of the Ottoman Empire clearly should wake any patriot worth his or her salt. But Trump’s little cult have absolutely no understanding of foreign affairs save for Trump talking points and propaganda.
Thankyou. See my comment below.
He’s broken half of the 10 Commandments. What’s one more?
We have known all along what trump is, and how bad he could make America. Our problem, other than the complicit republican party, is that while law enforcement agencies are willing to take trump on, our democratic congressmen are not. Not until now, FINALLY.
Didn’t you know, everything is someone else’s fault and trump is perfect?
The medical term is called narcissistic personality disorder. But in Trump’s case, one cannot exclude an OCD twitch that runs interminably, i.e., his big mouth.
In “The Dangerous Donald Trump”, a compilation of psychiatrist’s opinions, they called it “Malignant Narcissism”.
If this is how you ultimately move to a more “socialist” nation…HOORAY!
There is no comparison between what the Republicans have done and what the Democrats have done and you know it!
Out of the fire rises the Phoenix.