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  1. Richard said:

    “It is sad that no major national Jewish leaders have yet denounced this repulsive rhetoric. What pray, are they waiting for?”

    Yesterday, the Anti-Defamation League’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, roundly condemned Trump’s racist remarks.

    Please update.


    Demonizing people is unacceptable, whether it’s from the Rose Garden, or from a blog. It has to stop.

  2. Probably the constituents who voted for the Fab Four, outnumber those who voted for Pelosi.
    What they are advocating is not far out but urgently necessary not only to their constituents. Further out would be guaranteed income. Far out will be packing the court- which may have to happen
    Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are as far out or more. And further from that would be a constitutional convention.
    Democratic going along to get along and incrementalism has gotten bupkis happening on urgent issues, and has not prevented the worsening of problems such as immigration, nuclear proliferation, climate change mitigation. First and foremost this has allowed an unfit president to go on seriously harming the nation while dividing us.
    Also, Democratic Party choices have some responsibility for bringing us Trump.The “progress” has been trying to get to some middle ground from the far right starting point. So triangulation, “going high when they go low”. Obama came compromising.
    It’s time for activism, war by political means. Republicans have been at it and winning for decades. These women deserve support, not admonishment.

  3. The Republican’s backing of Trump’s comments, especially Lindsay Graham, is repulsive and opportunistic.
    Honestly, if his comments are not racism I don’t know what is
    And I am extremely uncomfortable with him injecting antisemitism and Israel into the argument. Its a red herring technique and a dog whistle.
    Unfortunately, the sad truth is that there is no such thing as one America any more. There are 2 Americas. The liberal, progressive, tolerant educated cities, and the rest of the country of rural white people who are clinging to hold onto their cultural dominance.
    These 2 countries don’t share any truths any more. They can’t agree on who is an authority, what is a credible source of facts, let alone the facts themselves. They certainly cannot agree on the definition of bigotry and racism.
    It is very sad
    I’m surprised that the south is not calling to re institute slavery and segregation

    1. @ DrS: This is refreshing. We haven’t agreed on anything in a long time…or perhaps ever. I do think you’re exaggerating somewhat about the rural-urban divide. It’s always existed. And when a great leader comes along it does subside to a degree.

  4. RE: “Trump’s grandfather was from Germany. Yet no one tells him to go back to his country. . .” ~ R.S.


    “Those who come hither are generally of the most ignorant Stupid Sort of their own Nation…and as few of the English understand the German Language, and so cannot address them either from the Press or Pulpit, ’tis almost impossible to remove any prejudices they once entertain…Not being used to Liberty, they know not how to make a modest use of it…I remember when they modestly declined intermeddling in our Elections, but now they come in droves, and carry all before them, except in one or two Counties…In short unless the stream of their importation could be turned from this to other colonies, as you very judiciously propose, they will soon so out number us, that all the advantages we have will not in My Opinion be able to preserve our language, and even our Government will become precarious.”

    Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion.

    24. Which leads me to add one Remark: That the Number of purely white People in the World is proportionably very small. All Africa is black or tawny. Asia chiefly tawny. America (exclusive of the new Comers) wholly so. And in Europe, the Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians and Swedes, are generally of what we call a swarthy Complexion; as are the Germans also, the Saxons only excepted, who with the English, make the principal Body of White People on the Face of the Earth. I could wish their Numbers were increased. . .

    SOURCE – https://www.dialoginternational.com/dialog_international/2008/02/ben-franklin-on.html

  5. Richard, I’m not sure I’m exaggerating. Look at Trumps rally from last night

    Tell me that this is not another country. Absolutely horrific.
    Trump is unleashing a very dark part of the American psych and of human nature.
    And these people, who for various reasons are portrayed as part of the “pro -Israel” crowd, couldn’t give a rat’s ass about Jews or Israel.

    1. @David Morris: Slumming through the left wing demimonde, are we? You wouldn’t know real anti Semitism if it bit ya in the ass.

      When is the congress going to condemn antisemitism

      Democrats will do that when the GOP denounces the anti Semitism of Der Fuhrer-Leader Trump.

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