Nowadays when writing about the politics of this White House it is a difficult task in deciding on where to start. Donald Trump is the most unusual politician most have witnessed in America’s History. I’m gonna take a leap of faith that we are all familiar with how often he lies, his lack of knowledge of how government works and his disdain for following the Law, just to mention a few (I understand he has much more flaws).
After two years and more of Bob Mueller’s investigation, we are left with more questions and curiosity than before. Trump’s handpicked AG Barr stunned us all with his initial conclusion. Meanwhile, Trump was going around the country in a campaign rally style drumming up his loyal base (which doesn’t take much) telling them that he’s been vindicated and “totally exonerated”. For a brief moment, the majority of Americans were disillusioned by the Mueller report. In Trump’s world, its morning but for the rest of us, it’s 2 a.m.
Now since we’ve had time to clear our thoughts, we realize that Trump’s hand-picked Attorney General Barr exonerated him and not The Mueller report. The Washington Post stated it this way “The way that the Trump administration tried to spin the end of the Mueller investigation was a sign of its unscrupulousness and ineptitude. Having Attorney General William P. Barr issue a four-page summary of Mueller’s nearly 400-page report, purporting to clear Trump, must have seemed like a good idea at the time. But it now looks like a clumsy cover-up that is blowing up in Barr’s face, doing serious damage to the reputation for integrity that he has spent a lifetime cultivating” “Trump claims he’s been ‘exonerated.’ But the truth is catching up.
I don’t know what proper titled name to give Trump and his supporters, so for now, I’ll call them Trump’s Nationalist Conservative Republican Party. The strangest thing is that they are seeking a small number of people of color to camouflage their racism. This small number of people in which they have allowed to speak can only speak on Conservative Shows for the most part. They are given the same Talking points in which they have been handing out for more than thirty years now, Stop depending on Government, get off welfare, get off the Plantation, stop playing the race card and stop being a victim. I’m sure you’ve heard all of that before or something similar to that. Recently, they’ve updated their person of color spokesperson. Goodbye Larry Elders hello Candace Owens, new face but the same message and theme. It is upsetting to watch people of such, who will stoop so low only to get approval from racist white people. Perhaps they will get rewarded with a pat on the head? A Conservative Talk radio show? or an appearance on Fox New? I don’t understand why they do what they do. I’ve included Senator Elizabeth Warren speech on the Senate floor to help them https://youtu.be/MJoVxaZp88M). Candace Owens is very young, ambitious and eager to gain notoriety no matter how she gets it. I thought it may be helpful to remind her about the Repubs Southern Strategy https://youtu.be/X_8E3ENrKrQ. Now in Trump’s world, its morning but for the rest of us, it’s 2 a.m.
Recently, I had the privilege to hear Minister William Barber II sharing a message addressing the need to work across faiths to develop social and moral change, The thing that stood out the most in his speech was that most of America’s impoverished are from 13 Southern States. And how political leaders pivot poor Whites, Blacks, and Brown people against each other. Most of these people.are working for less than $15 an hour without any health care. On the other hand, the politicians which many of them support and elect get pay raises every year with free health care including pre-existing condition. Those very same elected leaders are preventing their supporters from having what they themselves enjoy. The minister calls this, “A form of moral sickness.”
Since Trump has been in The White House it often times appears that wrong is winning. “Truth isn’t truth”, “Alternative facts”, “Shit hole country”, “NFL players SOB”, “There was good on both side”…it really seems like it’s morning for Trump, while it’s 2 a.m. for the rest of us. But when Justice (reckoning day) finally meets Wrong, there will be hell to pay. We live in a democratic country with three branches of government that run this Nation. Trump is just beginning to understand that Congress holds the purse. And that both branches are to do oversight to hold The executive branch accountable. While it may appear that Trump is enjoying his morning let me remind him that “The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, But it Bends Toward Justice”
To The Trump’s Nationalist Conservative Republican Party, a reckoning day is coming. WHEN JUSTICE MEETS WRONG!
*THE WASHINGTON POST (article by Max Boot April 4, 2019)
*Whose Report Will You Believe? / Rev.Dr. William J. Barber, II https://youtu.be/8YGsXmOC
*Sen. Elizabeth Warren https://youtu.be/MJoVxaZp88M
*Republican Lee Atwater’s infamous 1981 interview on the Southern Strategy https://youtu.be/X_8E3ENrKrQ