Trump – the GOP’s Ultimate RINO

"He's all about himself.  He's not about building or supporting the party."

Paul S. Ryan

Donald Trump’s latest assault on Republican fundraising efforts should be a wake-up call and remove all doubts as to where his loyalties lie!

He delayed the first COVID stimulus checks until his name could be printed on …

Lacking Moral Principles

“We were discussing their strategy for tomorrow, and we were sharing our thoughts, in terms of where the argument was and where to go,”

Senator Ted Cruz

At the outset of the Senate Impeachment trial of Donald Trump, each of the body’s 100 members (the trial’s jurors) declared, “I solemnly swear (or affirm) …

An Impeachment Trial Accomplishes Nothing

“Prudence means understanding your situation, seeing what good can be accomplished in it, knowing what options are both morally legitimate and likely successful—and then pursuing the wisest goal in the wisest way”

Brian C. Collins

Unquestionably, President Trump’s words and actions were the catalyst for the mob invasion of the nation’s Capital. …

Our Republic Under Siege

“We will never give up; we will never concede”

Donald Trump (January 6, 2021)

 

In the wake of Wednesday’s violent demonstration and lawless assault on the Capitol building questions must be asked … and answered.

Concerns Trump can still wreak havoc on our democracy and imperil our national security has initiated calls for …

Donald Trump’s Attempted Coup

"So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state."

Donald Trump (January 3, 2021)

Despite White House claims President Trump is “doing the work of the American people”, he has spent the past …

A Time to Heal

"Our Anerican republic will endure only as long as the ideas of th emen who founded it continue dominant"

James Russell Lowell

Republican politicians must stop pandering to the president and his delusional belief he won the 2020 election and begin a process of helping to heal a dangerously divided nation.

 

As the …

A Lightweight President Goes AWOL

"Don't talk to me that way."

Donald Trump (November 26, 2020)

While answering reporter’s questions for the first-time since the election, President Trump went on an angry tirade about massive voter fraud, horrible Republican governors and state election officials who certified accurate vote totals showing Joe Biden won and then falsely claimed, …

Trump’s Fantasies Are A Danger to Our Republic

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

There seem to be two groups still living in Trump's fantasyland.

The first includes all but twenty-odd Republican members of Congress who can’t utter the words, “Biden won.”  They’ve placed loyalty to a narcissistic demigod above their …

Marc Thiessen’s Praise of Trump’s Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

Marc Thiessen begins his recent OpEd piece, “Harris casting doubt on a pre-election vaccine is shameful”, claims “Democrats have accused President Donald Trump of endangering the public health …” and that “Trump will deservedly get credit” for such a timely vaccine.  If Trump’s recommendations to not wear masks, medicate with …

It Can’t Be The President’s Fault

"I'm going to be working for you. I'm not going to have time to go play golf."

Donald J. Trump, August, 2016

On May 5th, ABC’s David Muir, whom I greatly admire, had a one-on-one interview with President Trump after he’d toured a Honeywell facility in Arizona making Personal Protective Equipment for …

Trump Politicizing the Corvid-19 Crisis

“It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”

President Donald Trump (February 26, 2020)

 

Driven by a primal urge to constantly be the center of attention and bask in the adulation of adoring supporters President Trump sought a substitute for his near non-stop campaigning as …

Warren has Trump and the GOP Salivating

“Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it.”

W. W. Jacobs

Surprisingly, I find myself in agreement with the Washington Post’s Marc Thiessen whose “Warren’s surge is good news for Republicans” piece appeared in today’s paper.  His premise that while Warren is claiming the economy is not working for ”working …

The Democratic Party’s 2020 Conundrum

­“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.”

Paul Collier

With the third Democratic debate now history and the first primaries less than six months away, the unmanageable and unrealistically large field of twenty-four announced candidates was narrowed to ten, a number likely increase with …

Where are the Republicans Who Believe in America

“I am the Chosen One!”

Donald J. Trump  (August 21, 2019)

 

With each passing day, Donald Trump demonstrates he neither understands nor likes nor America.  He openly disparages the work of our nation’s intelligence agencies while giving a pass to Putin, MBS and other despots; hates our system of Constitutional checks-and-balances; shows …

Trump Simply Doesn’t Understand or Like America

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”

President Trump (July 13, 2019)

For the past 2½ years I have assumed Donald Trump’s rambling Tweets and political agenda were aimed at simply placating and revving up his base.

However, his recent tirades …

An Insecure and Self Absorbed President

"Being president doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are."

Michelle Obama

In the wake of the recent publication of the British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch’s confidential assessment of Donald Trump as “inept,” “insecure,” “diplomatically clumsy”, “mired in social scandal” and “uniquely dysfunctional,” (observations with which …

A Needless Government Shutdown

“I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.”

President Donald J. Trump

 

One wonders why the president and his Republican Senate cronies have seen fit to shut down so many federal government agencies, putting some eight hundred thousand workers out of work or …

An Open Letter to Donald J. Trump

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
 
Dear President Trump:
Immediately after your election, your defenders and detractors alike opined perhaps you were new …

Trump’s Cohen Raid Meltdown and Syrian Response

“They broke into the offices of one of my personal attorneys … an attack on our country and what we all stand for”
Donald Trump (April 10, 2018)
 
President Trump’s explosive tirade over recent FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s office, home and hotel suite should come as no surprise.   Again, Trump has …

POTUS is Living in an Alternative-Fact Universe

“There should be no doubt that Russia perceives that its past efforts have been successful and views the 2018 midterm US elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations.  Frankly, the United States is under attack.
 Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence
Whether on the subject of Russian interference with our …

Presidential Tweets Rife with Irresponsible Views and Fake News

“It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President,”
Donald J. Trump
 
President Trump’s recent tweets provide unmistakable evidence he has forgotten, does not understand or chooses to disregard the oath that he and all other federal officials …

President Trump … A Leader in Name Only

“I used to say, ‘Go out and get the best people, and trust them.’ Over the years I have seen too many shenanigans, and now I say, ‘Get the best people and don’t trust them.’”
Donald Trump (2000)
As the country prepares to celebrate its 241st birthday, President Trump continues to be …

An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

 
“United we can solve our problems and divided we have nothing.”
Louis Farrakhan
 
Early on the morning of November 9th of this year, you spoke to the American people.
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division.  To all Republicans, Democrats, and independents across this nation, I say it is …

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