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The treason summit

Posted by keithosaunders on July 23, 2018

Happy one week anniversary of the treason summit.  Due to the cascade of Donald Trump’s tweets and the media’s short attention span, the abomination that was Trump/Putin press conference is out of sight and out of mind.

As much as we’d like to pin it on him, this mess is not Trump’s fault.  He’s doing the best he can with a very limited amount of intelligence and acumen.  If he was a musician we would say that he is working with a damaged instrument.  That’s not exactly true.  It would be more akin to a first year piano student playing on an old out of tune upright with 20 broken strings.

The Republicans in Congress are the ones to blame.  If they had an ounce of integrity we would be deep into impeachment hearings and a Pence administration would be imminent.  (not that a Pence administration would be a day at the beach)  Instead we have a few squeaky wheels who are not running for reelection, i.e. John McCain and Bob Corker, and a trove of servile,  quiescent lackeys.  These scoundrels are content to stack the courts with conservative judges, gut affordable health care, see that the American populous is armed, and rape the ecology.

The fix is in and has been for many years.  Welcome to the endgame.

 

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Maverick

Posted by keithosaunders on July 28, 2017

John McCain voted against Donald Trump’s draconian health care bill and once again people are hailing him as a maverick.  I’m happy with his vote but less effusive than most.  He’s got nothing to lose by voting his conscience.  I’m wondering if he was persuaded to come to Washington by moderate Senators who couldn’t afford to spend the political capital.

At any rate it’s remarkable that so many Senators – 49 – would vote for a bill that would essentially deny many Americans health care, defacto condemning a portion of them to death.  These people should rot in hell.

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Don’t ask, just do it!

Posted by keithosaunders on December 2, 2010

Certain things in life seem obvious to me.  There are so many complicated issues to deal with such as the economy, global warming, the situation in the Mideast, and our porous education system.  It is maddening to me that so much time and money has gone into proving that gay people should be allowed to serve in the military without fear of repercussions. 

This is where Barack Obama comes up short.  This should be the easiest thing he has to do in his administration.  Forget the Republicans, they will oppose him at any turn.  They have proven this unequivocally by failing to back a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.  Enough with the bi-partisanship.  This is about doing the right thing;  it is about proving that we are indeed a nation that does not discriminate based on color, religion, or sexual orientation.

Even allowing that there are a small percentage of servicemen who are homophobes, are we to believe that these people would feel threatened by serving alongside a gay man or woman?  I thought they were supposed to be tough! 

Here’s John McCain:

“I couldn’t disagree more,” Mr. McCain shot back. “We send these young people into combat, we think they’re mature enough to fight and die. I think they’re mature enough to make a judgment on who they want to serve with and the impact on their battle effectiveness.” 

Aren’t we lucky this man is not commander in chief? 

First of all, most of them would not object to serving alongside a gay person.  Second of all, it’s not up to the soldiers;  they are there to serve, not to effect policy.  Furthermore, aren’t we more than a little ashamed of this policy?  It’s bad enough that this country has a history of virulent racism.  You would think that we would be anxious to be rid of a policy that not only demeans, but embarrasses us. 

So I’m imploring Obama:  Don’t waste yours, or our time with superfluous commissions.  This one is a no-brainer.  Repeal it and dare the homophobes to defy you.

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