Michael Steele, Former Chair of the RNC, Condemns Trump’s Position On Race

Source: Former RNC chief: Trump picked at the scab of racism until it became a wound again

Michael Steele, Former Chair of the RNC, Condemns Trump’s Position on Race

Michael Steele, former Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) condemned the racial divisions caused by Pres. Donald Trump. He was a guest panelist on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews on MSNBC. Steele, over the past several months, has become a regular on MSNBC, a news network that is thought to be liberal, even though I would classify it as centrist in its position.

In his remarks, Michael Steele, about what happened at Charlottesville, VA, said that “Trump picked at the scab of racism until became a wound again”. Considering that Michael Steele still identifies himself as a member of the Republican Party, this is a pretty harsh statement, although it is true and one that I agree with 100%.

Michael Steele and most people who consider themselves to be moderate Republicans do not condone the racism of Donald Trump. Steele went on to say that Trump should be a uniting force in this country, instead of the voice of division that he has shown himself to be. Many moderate Republicans feel the same way, even though Michael Steele is one of the few who has the courage to speak out against a Republican president.

In some ways, I have to say that I find the attitude of Michael Steele refreshing. At one time, I didn’t really like or respect Michael Steele, primarily because he was not only a Republican, but I could not understand why any African-American would identify with the Republican Party, the party that has never held the best interests of African-Americans at heart, or in their actions. Even though I still don’t understand why an African-American, in this case, Michael Steele affiliates themselves with a party that has always seemingly been against them.

The only thing I can think of that might explain this is that the Democratic Party was at one time the political party that represented segregationists, like George Wallace and others like him. In that respect, I can understand it completely. It’s just that I prefer to look at what a party is doing now, not in the past.

Within the last year or so, while watching Michael Steele on MSNBC, mostly as a guest panelist, I have gained a great deal of respect for what he says and his position. I just wish there were more Republicans like him.

 

Republican National Committee chairmanship election, 2009

election started out as a six-way race, and ended on the sixth ballot with Michael Steele becoming the first African-American chairman of the Republican National
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Let’s Talk about Impeachment Already!

3″I have my subpoena pen ready.”

Source: The latest Trump story is so bad Republicans might actually do something about it

Let’s Talk about Impeachment Already!

Finally, Congress is talking about beginning impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.  Some of the people talking about this include Republicans.

In some weird way, I almost feel sorry for the Republicans, but I soon realized that they are responsible for their own undoing.  They should have brought this idiot under some type of control before talk about impeachment proceedings were necessary.  When Donald Trump was a candidate, the GOP chose to look the other way when he was being a racist jackass and attacking everything (and everybody) insight.  But, they refused to control this loudmouth until somebody started talking about impeachment.  Now they are scrambling to distance themselves from “their” president like rats, leaving a sinking ship.  They deserve everything they get.  They did the same thing back during the Watergate scandal.

The Republicans deserve everything they get.  They did the same thing back during the Watergate scandal.  Back then, they chose to allow Richard Nixon to do whatever he wanted until the damage was done, and he was nearly impeached.  I guess it’s true that some people never learn.  A Republican president came close to facing impeachment was before, and the Republican Party chose, to their regret, bury their heads in the sand like frightened ostriches.

By blindly following Donald Trump, no matter how toxic they may have secretly thought his rhetoric was, borders on the definition of insanity.  They say that insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly, hoping for a different result.  Is the Republican Party insane?  One wonders!

History is repeating itself.  Once again, a Republican president is facing impeachment, and the Republicans are dumb enough to believe that the American people will forget about it and re-elect some of these dumb asses next year, during the midterm elections.  Good luck with that!

 

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Republican Party close to dumping Trump

The open letter pushes the mouse without to shift resources to Senate and House races.

Source: Dozens of Republicans to urge RNC to cut off funds for Trump

Republican Party Close to Dumping Trump

Republican Party candidate Donald TrumpSeventy members of the Republican Party are ready to dump Donald Trump as their candidate for president. They have signed a letter to the Republican National Committee (RNC) expressing their displeasure about having Trump as their candidate for president.

Instead, they are pushing the RNC to abandon Trump and devote their campaign coffers into supporting the senatorial and House of Representative candidates in various states. They don’t want to risk losing control of both the Senate or the House of Representatives, something which they have used over the past eight years to stonewall everything President Obama has tried to carry out.

These members of the Republican Party are also afraid that Donald Trump has alienated so many people that they are afraid that he will drag other Republican Party candidates down with him. These seventy members, many of them quite prominent, have signed a letter to the RNC urging them to abandon Trump. The image of rats abandoning a sinking ship comes to mind.

These Republican Party members are also frankly afraid of what will happen if Donald Trump should be elected President of the United States. They fear that Trump will do something that is clearly against the U.S. Constitution. As you can well imagine, this would cause a potential disaster for the country.

At least these members of the Republican Party are smart enough to realize that Donald Trump is not the way to go. They want to “cut their losses” any way they can. They are afraid that he completely obliterate the Republican Party as we know it. Frankly, I don’t care if the entire Republican Party crashes and burns. I’m starting to have some fun for the first time since this election cycle began.

Watching the Republican Party twist in the wind is a site that I find quite satisfying. If Trump should bring down the Republican Party we at least have something for which to thank him. He would be a total disaster as president and could inflict tremendous damage on the United States before anyone had a chance to remove him. It seems that even the leaders of the Republican Party are willing to admit that much.

 

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Never Trump Movement, Too Little Too Late?

Backroom unity talks failed, and so the party feuded publicly.

Source: Chaos erupts on GOP convention floor after voice vote shuts down Never Trump forces – POLITICO

Never Trump Movement, Too Little Too Late?

Much to the chagrin of Republican leaders, their convention in Cleveland started off with a floor fight. These efforts, led by people who label themselves as the Never Trump movement, have apparently failed to gain much momentum. This floor fight happened because of a ridiculous floor vote that many delegates took as being unfair, and I must say that I agree with them. What happened today was a major setback for the Never Trump movement. The controversy was because of the chair of the convention taking a voice vote instead of a polling of delegates from each state.

At the heart of the dispute, was a proposed change in the rules that would have allowed so-called “bound delegates” to be able to change their mind and vote their conscience instead of being forced to vote for whichever candidate, in this case, Donald Trump, that they preferred. Now, it seems that they may be trapped. Many rightfully interpreted the entire process as being rigged. Many members of the Never Trump movement were instrumental in creating the unfair system that they are now protesting.

These delegates need to realize they are getting what they asked for; to be treated unfairly by Donald Trump’s and his supporters. They have no one to blame other than themselves. They were fools for not recognizing Donald Trump for what he is; a charlatan who would do anything for a vote. These suckers seem to be stuck, and many of them deserve it.

Early in Trump’s campaign, when he was making racist statements against Latinos, particularly Mexicans, who he labeled as “killers and rapists”, they should have rejected his ideas then. However, they didn’t take Donald Trump as a serious contender, although many of them echoed his ugly rhetoric. Even though many of them won’t admit it, they were just as racist as he is. They allowed themselves to be spoonfed his message of hate; now they would credit because they don’t think deep down that he will not win the election against Hillary Clinton.

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has apparently been playing to the lowest common denominator, racism. His supporters are mostly racists and sexist, and Trump’s movement was able to gain enough momentum that he was able to win most of the Republican primaries. If they wanted to stop him, the Never Trump people might have waited too late.

I watched the floor vote that is in question, and I agree that it was totally unfair because it was impossible to tell who was saying “Aye.” In fact, there was so much noise in the room that one could not tell what was going on. The only fair way to accurately make a count is for a roll call vote.

I hope that the “Never Trump” people don’t give up the fight against the presumptive candidate, but their efforts may be too little too late.

 

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Second GOP Debate: Will the Whining Ever Stop?

If the Republicans ever came up with a fresh idea, maybe they would stop your whining about the second GOP debate of 2015.

Second GOP Debate: Will the Whining Ever Stop?

 

Second GOP debateIf the Republicans ever came up with a fresh idea, maybe they would stop their whining about the second GOP debate of 2015. But since that has happened, if it ever has, they will probably keep on complaining about the questions they were asked at the second Republican debate. Personally, I thought the questions were perfectly fine at this debate.

Nearly all of the Republican candidates complaints about the second debate basically boil down to the fact that the questions were too challenging and they didn’t have any answers of any real relevance.

Their primary source of complaint that the Republican candidates seem to have is with CNBC, the network that moderated the second GOP debate. They are claiming that the questions were “gotcha” questions.

In other words, the questions were too thoughtful and well composed. The questions asked by the moderators challenged the debaters and forced them to actually think and give some real solid answers about their various policies; something that no GOP candidate is willing to do, probably because they don’t have any answers.

Most prominent among the complainers, or “whiners” as I call them was Donald Trump. In fact, he was complaining about the moderators and CNBC even before the debate happened. It seems that CNBC has put him down in the polls and has been rather critical of him and his candidacy. During the debate, Donald Trump, got visibly angry when one of the moderators actually questioned both the legitimacy of his presidential candidacy, as well as his plan to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Apparently, Donald Trump doesn’t like being put in a position where he actually has to stop and think, give relevant answers, or stop bashing his opponents which has been a cornerstone of his entire candidacy.

I thought that the three moderators from CNBC did a good job of hosting the second GOP debate. It’s too bad that most of the prominent members of the “Republican clown car” have no real answers to anything; a condition that has existed for many years. Now, this bunch of whiners, backed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) has decided to sever all relations with the entire NBC network. I suppose they expect a well-respected news network like NBC to be more like Fox News, the propaganda outlet for the GOP. I seriously doubt that this will happen, at least I hope it doesn’t, despite how much whining the GOP candidates do about the second GOP debate.

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When Rich Old White Men Stop Losing Control of the United States

 

The rise of Trump obliterates all other issues — campaign 2016 is now almost entirely about race

Source: The Republicans Are Now Officially the Party of White Paranoia | Rolling Stone

When Rich Old White Men Stop Losing Control of the United States

The way I view the Republican Party of today is that they are just another group of rich old white men of European origin trying to retain their control over the United States, just as they always have.  They seem to think that just because this country was founded by rich white men of European origin, many of them slave owners, it should always remain under their control, even though in a number of states, including my own state of California, whites are now a minority.

They choose to fight the diversity that should be embraced instead of rejected.  Except for the Native Americans, every person in this country could be regarded as “illegal aliens”.  They refuse to acknowledge that our country has evolved into a diverse culture, where everyone should have a say in what happens.

As for Donald Trump, he is just another white racist who feels threatened that the control he and the other old rich white men who have traditionally controlled this country, is slipping from their grasp.  His statement that Mexican immigrants are “killers” and “rapists” should be ample proof of his racist beliefs.  Trump also has a lot of support from white supremacists.  Just last week, Donald Trump received the endorsement of David Duke, former grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan of Louisiana.  To me, that says a lot about where Trump is coming from, especially since he did not reject the endorsement from Duke.

His relentless pursuit of President Obama’s birth certificate and ridiculous claims that Barack Obama was born in Kenya was not only a sign of Donald Trump’s racist beliefs.  I would be willing to bet nearly anything that if Barack Obama was white, Trump wouldn’t have said a damn thing.  He, like many other rich old white men really feel paranoid about losing the control that they have always had, but don’t deserve.

Even though quite a few people, many of them within the Republican Party, underestimate Donald Trump’s appeal, he and his entire mindset are dangerous.  Most of his so-called “appeal” derives from the fact that he panders to the lowest common denominator that unfortunately exists with many Americans; racism and fear of losing control over this country.  Equally unfortunate is that many of Trump’s supporters are from the fast disappearing middle-class.  These people don’t seem to realize that they have been every bit as much exploited by rich old white men as anyone else, if not more so.  They have been exploited through their labors and blue-collar status.  Unfortunately, not many of them seem to be able to recognize this fact.

This very well in the article from Rolling Stone is one I can highly recommend taking the time to read because it says it all; rich old white man are afraid of losing control of the United States.

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