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The GOP’s Insanity Over Obamacare

(This was written before the vote on the “Health Care Freedom Act” which was defeated 49-51. Sen McCain, Sen Murkowski & Sen Collins all voted against the GOP grain and put their constituents over their Party. Thank you, Senators.  I wrote this tonight waiting for the vote. It is not very well edited but is raw & true. I had to get it out so I could move on and start to write again.)

I feel politically dead. It seems as if we are up against an enemy that will stop at nothing to win. Unfortunately, the enemy is American. It is just not supposed to happen this way. I am not sure if I have been naïve all my 55+ years as an American or was content to not see things I didn’t want to see. I just don’t know. All I really know is I feel lost, broken and in the crosshairs of the entire political process.

Since November 2016 a lot of questions have darted through my mind. All of them, if answered, possibly showing me the underbelly of an America I am reluctant to want to see. The hate & anger that Trump stirred up regarding so many topics haunt me and most of the answers lead to the truth that makes me wrestle with the only truth that would explain the chaos. America has not really moved on from a dark time & place that I thought or believed I thought, was in our rearview mirror. If the answer to these questions is what I think, it means we are still the racist, hate-filled, prejudiced, sexist, prudish white male driven mindset society that is sure to doom the advancement of the American political process & is crippling any possibility that the majority of voter’s concerns to be addressed.

My God, haven’t we been through all this already? Haven’t we moved on to equality of the races, ethnic groups, religion, sexual preferences and women’s rights in this society? How many times are we going to have to have the same battles over & over & over again? When will the fight be the good one and we can say we did it for our children, and their children, and their children, etc.? If what I hear, read and discern from opinions floating around this country it appears that the Presidency of Barack Obama did the opposite of what I have assumed it did. I thought it showed we had evolved as a country and that we were moving forward. Now, some of what I am getting seems to imply this is the backlash from the disgruntled citizens of this country that felt a black man was not worthy nor should ever occupy the office of the President of the United States. Are you fucking kidding me?

President Obama is a brilliant man (no, I am not going to dissect his Administration, I am simply stating his superb qualifications to be a statesman and his awesome brain). Not to mention he was so passionate about his job as President. He loved American. He loved the political process of America. He loved the citizens and voters of America. He LOVED America. He was beyond qualified. But, because he was black this ugly minority of America viewed him as a bad politician, unworthy to occupy the Oval Office? I am ashamed of those that would be a part of such narrow-minded, racist rhetoric.

My “friends” who are Republicans *sigh* refer to me as stupid, or a libertard….they verbally attack my political affiliations as if I was the densest, uneducated and politically ignorant person to exist since the beginning of time. The Left is either supporting or are themselves, lazy, uneducated leeches of society that have a sense of entitlement if not for others, then for themselves. In my opinion, this supersedes all political affiliations. This attack on personally held political opinions shows that diversity & personal opinion are not valued, or at worst, are not allowed. To not have human compassion for others, to view those in need as burdens, to judge simply bc of color, religion, sexual preference or simply bc of sex is an insult to all that humans are supposed to be. Compassion and rational thought are what separate the humans from others that roam this earth and now it is viewed as a liability to the GOP.

The thoughts that such ignorance exist in MY America makes my heart literally ache & hurt as if it is truly breaking. I don’t remember my heart feeling this way in a long, long time. When it happened last it was because of an unrequited love which I knew I could never have and my heart broke because I knew it would never be possible. Is that the truth I have failed to see? Is my version of America an impossible goal that I have to say goodbye to, forever & always? Am I saying goodbye to a love that isn’t possible?

And tonight the GOP is trying to repeal Obamacare, again. The Republicans have named it the “Health Care Freedom Act.” This is an ironic name for a piece of legislation that will “act” upon taking away “health care” for 15 million people. I have no idea where the “Freedom” came from – I can only speculate the GOP inserted it in the name because they will be “free” of Obamacare.

So, I will wait and see how this plays out. Even if the Senate fails to pass this really bad piece of legislation it does not change the fact that when I look in the mirror now I have to wonder if I have been looking through rose colored glasses?

 

 

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Trump is Head-Over-Insane for Putin

I hope SCROTUS (So-called Ruler of the United States) is brushing up on his Russian and going to the Mall for his new “Sunday-go-to-meeting” clothes because his honey is coming to visit.

Seriously though, Putin is meeting with Trump. Who, in any world or Universe, would think this scenario has a snowball’s chance in hell of ending in any manner but not good?

Putin has been SCROTUS secret (maybe not so much) crush for awhile. We really don’t know how long because Donnie claims the two have barely exchanged words while the many press accounts document endless comments, meeting & business dealings between the Orange Trumpkin and Russia/Putin. Putin, for the most part, has remained demure and rather quiet about the whole “affair.”

The intertwining of the relationship between the two is so vague, yet so publicly alluded to, that there has been commissions & councils created to try and find out the real scoop about their relationship. The councils are still council-ling and the commissions are still commissioning, verdict and fate still undetermined.

Another question is how is the Orange RWNJ (RightWingNutJob) going to handle access for the press, especially with a leader so revered by SCROTUS and so notoriously despised by not only the Republican party but, the country as a whole? Is he going to appease the naysayers and prove beyond all doubt there is no collusion of any kind? Or will he simply add fuel to the fire and hold most of the “intimate” meetings behind closed doors and away from America’s ears?

But, an almost bigger unknown is what is going to happen when they finally meet, again, face-to-face *blush*?

We all remember the success and public love the Idiot received on his last (1st) foreign visit (Donnie doesn’t like to sleep in strange beds, has some germ aversion and just generally is a bitch to travel with) to the ME (yes both of them) & Brussels. Good times. SCROTUS sure showed us what “presidential” meant, to an orange, delusional Martian maybe. He elbowed a man, insulted a woman, kissed Saudi Arabian ass (almost literally), rode in a golf cart instead of walking and pissed off every world leader he could remember the name of, and some he couldn’t pronounce. It sucked.

So now comes Round 2. Fuckery. All Vlad has to say is something along the lines of, “I admire you bigly brain contained in your good-haired Orange head,” and Trump will be a puddle of love and adoration ripe for the picking.

Goodbye, resolve. Goodbye, common sense. Goodbye State secrets. Goodbye nuclear codes. Goodbye strategic military planning. Goodbye America.

There is no way Trump will be able to resist those puppy-dog eyes, lingering looks, and a hand-shake that last just a sec too long. You know what I mean? Trump is in lust. This will not end well.

Any chance that America’s concerns about what we have been hearing from SCROTUS himself with the backing of a deluge of press releases (a lot from the Trump Corp itself) will be assuaged and laid to rest are nil to none.

Trump won’t take the advice from seasoned Repubs and try and at least appear to be removed from the TrumpRussia suspicions. If anything, after he quits melting and composes his hair, he will begin to blither all over himself in a “bigly manner, the likes of which have never been seen before.”

Vlad will see him for the idiot and fool which he is, and reports out of Russia will confirm this. SCROTUS will see it as a “very productive and satisfying meeting of which he can’t comment on further as it would compromise National Security (I won’t even touch the “satisfying” part).”

Funny thing is, we’ll have no more National Security after that meeting because our American souls will have been sold to the Russian Satan.

Trump is clueless to how viciously precise the former KGB leader of Russia is when “negotiating.”  The Orange embarrassment doesn’t realize he’s just a tool. He’s just a means to an end for Vlad who relishes nothing more than the day he can compromise the US in such a way that we may never fully recover.

Putin has finally found, in Donald Trump, the weakest link possible to begin to dismantle our Democratic Republic and he’s going for it and Trump will never know what hit him.

Sad.


The Insane Take-Over of the White House Daily Press Briefing (DPB)

Since his tiny hands first opened up the door to the Oval Office #SCROTUS has quite regularly tweeted out veiled threats to either limit or stop the White House daily press briefings. His excuses range from the “fake news,” “fake media,” or the latest reasoning which alluded to the need to possibly hand out responses to maintain accuracy in information flowing out of his insane asylum of a White House.

Maintaining accuracy seems like a bit of a far-fetched excuse for a man who does not appear to care nor try to adhere to anything that resembles truthful continuity to any given situation occurring in real-time on planet earth.’

Another recent explanation has been that the White House is looking to replace the quite colorful yet tight-lipped Communication Director/Press Secretary Sean Spicer due to the recent departure of Mike Dubke who departed stating personal reasons. It has been mentioned that Spicer will move up and replace the duties that Dubke had formerly been in charge of.

I guess like all things Trumptarian only time will tell if this is another pouty moment because everyone is being mean to the Orange Delusion or if he is going to continue to try to dilute another backbone of America’s Democratic Republic.