Monday, December 23, 2019

10 take-aways from the Trump Presidency

  1. The economy that Trump is destroying was created by Obama policies after inheriting the worst economy since the great depression. (that was in the 20s for the Trumpers)
  2. Obama brought the US back to trusted status around the world after W and Cheney (et al), lied to get us into the most expensive and longest war in history. In less than 3 years the world is laughing at us, and at the dirty joke that is Trump. Only his base 30% refuse to see this.
  3. Obama helped create and atmosphere of cooperation among different ethnic and religious groups in the US. Trump started to destroy that during his campaign.
  4. The US has historically eschewed Dictators and Authoritarian regimes since Washington (as in George, the 1st President). Trump made friends with all of them and alienated Democracies around the world, including the UK and NATO.
  5. Presidential communications are, by law, required to be saved, are public property and are subject to FOIA (the Freedom of Information Act - 5 U.S.C. § 552 July 5, 1967). The nine exemptions to it strictly exclude any information based on embarrassment or criminal acts.
  6. In 2016 Trump aide J.D. Gordon said at the Republican Convention that Trump directed him to support weakening the position supporting Ukraine against Russian Invasion in the official platform. Again for Trump supporters, this was BEFORE the election.
  7. Those that grew up on the East Coast near NY, know that Trump has been a con man and a cheap grifter way before his "You're Fired" reality show. He was a self promoting, lewd dirty joke who was made the butt of jokes even by Howard Stern ( the Shock Jock). He was known for calling in to radio shows, claiming to be someone else who extolled "The Donald". This was well known in the area.
  8. Before Michael Cohen, Trump's lawyer was Roy Cohn, best known for being Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954. In 1986, Cohn was disbarred from the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court for unethical conduct after attempting to defraud a dying client by forcing the client to sign a will amendment leaving him his fortune and later died of AIDS. The term "McCarthyism" was coined as the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence. Trump had a good mentor.
  9. Trump has made a point of trying to undue anything that President Obama accomplished. It's not just because Trump is a racist dirty joke, while Obama is a respected statesman. Much of it may be due to the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Hawaii released Obama's birth certificate and He roasted "The Donald" there for a good 5 minutes.
  10. In the final analysis, the world will remember Trump (I hope) as a failed Fascist. He has been a dirty joke since I was in High School and he remains one today. I am hoping that his presidency will be a lesson to Democracies around the world, and especially here in the US, that fascism is always alive and useful to those who are only concerned with their own good.