Unbelievable Ugliness.

Do we remember what this lady stands for? What low have we sunk? . Don’t let it happen for another four years:

From David Leonhardt, OpEd Columnist, NY Times:

Last night, the president of the United States stood in front of his supporters while they chanted about expelling a Muslim-American member of Congress from the United States: “Send her back! Send her back! Send her back …”
It was an ugly, lawless, racist sentiment, and President Trump loved it. He had worked the crowd into a frenzy by denouncing the congresswoman, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and three other House Democrats — all women of color, as well.
“No safe, sane, decent country or leader should ever speak of its own citizens this way,” Jill Filipovic said on Twitter. “And it’s difficult to put into words how profoundly sad this makes me. Is this who we are? Is it who we want to be?”
The Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein offered a good way of thinking about it, by posing a question to corporate executives: “If workers in your companies chanted ‘send her back’ at a colleague of color they disagreed with would they retain their jobs? Is this now the standard you’ll accept for how your workers interact in a diversifying country?”
Joe Walsh, a former congressman, said: “It saddens me beyond belief that the standard-bearer for the Republican Party, my Party, is making ‘Send her back’ his re-election rallying cry. It’s so ugly. It’s so un-American. It just saddens me beyond belief.”
And yet elected Republicans — those with power — continue to do nothing about Trump’s behavior. Some bless it. Some are quiet. And some mumble modest regret. But virtually none would even vote for a symbolic resolution this week decrying his racism.
“Thank you, @realDonaldTrump, for visiting the great state of North Carolina today,” Senator Thom Tillis, who represents the state, said on Twitter. “I know you are working hard to Keep America Great!”
The Republican Party’s 2020 election strategy seems to be hatefulness.

10 thoughts on “Unbelievable Ugliness.

  1. XingfuMama

    My heart is weeping. I do think that the way to get heard with this admin. is to hit the pocketbook. If people went on a spending strike-it would be a way to show solidarity with the many who have lost jobs and are in the process of losing homes- they might just listen…We may also be entertained: seeing increasingly surrealistic photos of the Difficult Toddler and his family members posing with various products. It might also help to bankrupt some of the base as they try to make up for the spending power of 70% of the population.
    Just a pipe dream…I’d love to see the first family doing an add for a toilet cleaner.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong

    I get the Washington Post and they had a preliminary viewing of upcoming Biden-Obama “mini shows” as well as stuff from the Lincoln project. It is going to be a very very very interesting political season. And now, we can start counting down!

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