Then every single Republican in Congress except Romney discussed their top priority: How to keep Trump's tweets on message so they can all get re elected - and continue to allow the slaughter of our troops by the President's benefactor.
And as the days and weeks and months went by and Americans died by the thousands from a non-managed pandemic, their life savings drained by economic collapse, and Trump is yukking it up with the enemy, Republicans can only talk about vandalized confederate statues.
Mattis speaks: “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort."
"When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—
" ... much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside."
On this day in 1992 (also a Sunday), the nation was still reeling from LA riots which resulted from outrage over the acquittals of 4 white police officers caught on video beating a black man, Rodney King.
The League of Women Voters pleaded with *AG William Barr* for justice.
1992 Bill Barr's answer to the LA riots was to deport illegal aliens.
Race riots. Rage. Killing. Looting. Burning.
In **1992** a Columbia University professor says: "This is deja vu. Very little has changed."
@MelissaJPeltier First person who comes to mind is @JaneMayerNYer for the months and months of time she puts into her stories and the amount of granular detail and sourcing.
@MelissaJPeltier@JaneMayerNYer Her McConnell expose was amazing. So much detail and history and quotes from a deep supply of sources. When I finished reading it I felt like I understood his motivation for everything he does.
Important. Trump's covid response has cratered his polling in certain demographics. But now he's taking political advantage of the fear invoked in some whites of images of blacks burning down a police station and vandalizing/looting. He'll use that fear to motivate his voters.
@wscott44 No, we're good. I spent the afternoon in Midland however, helping with the cleanup effort. What a massive disaster. So many streets are lined with everyone's belongings.
@wscott44 There are some damaged areas in Saginaw county too but we're a couple miles from the nearest flood zone. Some friends of our in a quad-level home and two levels completely flooded. Lots of folks had waist-high water in the main level of their house.
@wscott44 * had two levels flooded. Water filled up basements to the ceilings.
Fox is the main source of news for nearly half of America.
Fox hosts are purposely misinforming their viewers about the malice, incompetence, and unfitness of the president. Viewers will vote for the president based on that bad information, possibly leading to much MORE death.
When I reflect on who is most to blame for the catastrophic deaths and ruined economy, I always come back to the faces of Fox.
People expect them to be guards on the watchtower. Instead, they watch the burglars rob the people and then deny it ever happened.
🔥"But you ignored the fact that they accomplished theirs at the beginning of the outbreak while we treaded water during February and March."
BAM! "So partially as a result of that, they have 256 deaths, and we have almost 80,000 deaths. I find our testing record nothing to celebrate whatsoever. The fact is their test numbers are going down, down, down, down now is because they don’t have the kind of outbreak we have."