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Saturday, May 27, 2017

KNOW YOUR OPPONENT, THEN MAKE A STAND #2. Donald Trump is a Symptom of the REAL PROBLEM, NOT THE CAUSE.

War, Refugees, Children, Help, Suffering

The 2016 Presidential Election, WHILE BEING A SHAM THAT IS PERHAPS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE EVENT IN AMERICAN ELECTORAL HISTORY, HAS AT LEAST SHOWN A LIGHT ON A VERY DISTURBING TRUTH:  SOME AMERICANS ARE WILLING TO SUPPORT AN INCOMPETENT DEMAGOGUE, EVEN TO THE POINT OF DISREGARDING
RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY THE U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL. (AS LONG AS SOMEONE ELSE IS VICTIMIZED).

Remember how Indignant and Horrified members of the REPUBLICAN PARTY WERE BEFORE THE GENERAL ELECTION, RELUCTANT TO SUPPORT A CANDIDATE LIKE DONALD TRUMP? EVEN BEFORE HIS NOMINATION BY THE PARTY, MANY PROMINENT REPUBLICANS, ACTIVE OR RETIRED, ATTEMPTED TO DISAVOW TRUMP AS AN UNDESIRABLE CANDIDATE.  Yet, once TRUMP was given the PRESIDENCY THOSE OUTRAGED VOICES DISAPPEARED, AT LEAST AMONG REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

IT WAS ALMOST AS IF...

...They were playing both sides of the same coin. If the "ELECTION" DIDN'T RESULT IN TRUMP ENTERING THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY COULD CLAIM THAT HE WAS NOT "THEIR" CANDIDATE, IN THAT THEY WERE FORCED TO ACCEPT HIM.

However, when TRUMP ENTERED THE WHITE HOUSE, ALL THAT VITRIOL DISAPPEARED. SUDDENLY, TRUMP WAS THEIR CHAMPION, AND THEY JUMPED ON THE BANDWAGON. The Moral Outrage was gone.

COULD IT BE...

 ...THAT A CLINTON PRESIDENCY WOULD HAVE FORCED THEM TO COMPROMISE, WITH THE MORE DRACONIAN PARTS OF THE REPUBLICAN AGENDA REPLACED OR ELIMINATED.

IN THE END, TRUMP COULD BE CAST AS EITHER FRIEND OR FOE.

Look for the next post on this subject.