Thanks to Vladimir Putin, the FBI, and Dixie, Donald Trump will became president in a few short days.
This is really disgusting...and alarming.
A foreign power, Russia, was directed by its leader, Vladimir Putin, to hack into the Internet and tilt an American presidential election toward Trump, perhaps the most ill-prepared, ill-suited, and ill-educated individual to become an American president.
Every time Trump opens his mouth, he lies. He says he won an historic victory, the most historic victory. This is ridiculous and the media never calls him on this to his face. The media has stood by as he keeps repeating these ludicrous lies despite his losing the popular vote by nearly 3,000,000 votes.
Yet the press almost never challenges his bullshit as it might threaten their....access to our new national liar.
Trump says he will build a wall between the U. S. and Mexico. As we live 5 miles from the border and the present wall, I await his explanations as to why most of us who live here and know the truth about migration from Mexico. American industry uses migration to undercut the progress to a more equitable democratic republic that honors instead of screwing its workers.
Why this isn't a scandal even among Republicans is appalling. Thanks to Russian hackers and GOP mysoginy the first serious female candidate for President who truly could have have won, yet didn't. And this because of blatant interference with electoral politics by the head of the FBI at crucial points of the election and earlier a determined effort permanently damage her candidacy with Benghazi.
The U.S. is divided; that's not news. What is news is that the GOP has again come to power amidst press silence as it promising to press open wider the racial and cultural divides that have thwarted the rise of lasting democratic majorities seeking social justice.
The GOP, the party of permanent political division, has its allies in power in the FBI and elsewhere. The party that is anti-gay, anti-women, and anti-contraception and abortion has won majorities in both houses of Congress. This is the Republican party that the late Senator Jesse Helms helped create.
The GOP, the party of Lincoln, is a party that has lost its soul and its mind.
The party of Lincoln has become the party of a permanent Dixie that spreads its political poison across much of America. No Republicans today dare stand up to denounce this outrage of a racialized conflict that has become the most serious threat to our democracy's future.
The political cynicism this racial politics has pursued was the GOP effort to undo the Great Society's achievement with a politics of division that hides our deep inequalities, no more so than within the South. Southern health officials do not dare speak 'Truth to Power' as to the need for health insurance and a stronger Medicaid to spread health equality to all parts of the U.S. This thwarts once again a democratic future and the health of our citizenry.
The "Southernized America" that John Egerton wrote about in The Americanization of Dixie and the Southernization of America remains the most trenchant analysis to date of the dim future of American politics and its permanent resistance to more equality in work, in health security and in freedom from misoginy..
Does the press even know and deeply understand that the Electoral College was devised to protect slavery in the Southern states?
Rachel Maddow will raise these issues as will the others at MSNBC, but the rest of TV's La La Land will go on selling stories about shootings in airports, in schools, in...well, everywhere in ways that unfortunately distract us from the truth about our democracy that locks the nation within a permanent future of racial and worker discord.
We are still paying for slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and its bitter fruit: a divided Southernized America that resists progress. Our Original Sin of slavery has cleared a path for other civil divisions like abortion, contraception, and other false fears.
'The GOP has become the party that promotes a permanent political gridlock that thwarts democratic progress such as Obamacare, .sound marijuana policy, gay rights, and voting equality. The Democratic South created this political attack on equality in the U.S.. The fundamental challenge of our democracy is to face the political divisions down; Hillary Clinton was the last in a long line of modern Democrats who have tried and failed.
Trump won because of our racialist past and our deeply divided republic. Those divisions turned almost unanimously rejected a democratic populism from the only genuine populist of our time, George McGovern. This species of racial politics brought us Reagan, who, lest we forget, went to Philadelphia, MS, and said, "I Understand Your Pain." This was the town that was the site of the murder o Emmet Till.
And worse for all of us, Trump was openly and blatantly misogynist in his attacks on Hillary. The press ate it up as revenues soared. And we are left once again with a resistant and divided Republic with a bleak and dangerous future at home and a weakened stature abroad.