Letter, Opinion

America is lost, ‘God Trump’ has corralled enough puppets

Dear Editor,

On Thursday, Feb. 6, James Hall had a letter in the Rutland Herald discussing Nancy Pelosi’s childish, provocative comments about Trump’s Tuesday night campaign speech. Hall further indicates that the Democratic Party under her is withering away. Hall further states her “disrespectful arrogance” was on display in front of “God” and everyone present. “God” who? Who was Hall referring to? Must be it was the “God” currently living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, D.C.  who is currently the Republican dictator- “God.”

On Tuesday night (Feb. 4) “God Trump” went on for 1 ½ hours about all his many accomplishments of the past three years. In his campaign speech he highlighted how all the half trillion dollars he took from the American tax payers to benefit big corporations including big oil was really paying off. Wall Street was booming. Stock prices hit new highs. More people had jobs, the economy was booming (strange, on Feb. 5 mighty Macy’s announced it was closing 125 stores, laying off over 10,000 workers). Today, CEOs of these large corporations often earn 500 times per hour as their employees do. And 40% of workers in the U.S. today are financially worse off than anytime since the 1930s.

A father of a daughter killed in the Florida school shooting got up and complained about the lack of federal gun reform. (He was immediately dragged from the room, no First Amendment rights allowed here.) Analysts over the next two days said that about 90% of the speech was “wishful thinking” and about 10% was reality. P.S. Remember in 2008 the U.S. taxpayers had to bail out bankrupt Wall Street.

Ok, let’s be fair to “God Trump.” He has accomplished much.

He made a deal with his buddy in North Korea and now they are well on their way to producing a long range nuclear missile that could strike us.

He’s taken money from our military to rapidly build a wall along our southern border. This will keep out rapists, murderers and drug peddlers. If any of their children tag along, no problem. Just lock them up in cages.

He has abandoned our long time allies, the Kurds. “We don’t need them anymore?” Now, Turkey has totally destroyed them.

The U.S. doesn’t need this terrible nuke deal with Iran so in 2018 we pulled out of it. However, Iran must still keep their part of the deal.

Trump has slapped tariffs on many Chinese goods coming to the U.S. This has raised prices for U.S. citizens and prevented our farmers from selling high profit and high volume farm products to China.

Last fall, Trump had a major Iranian general killed. This has brought us the closest to WWIII that we’ve been in 70 years. Today, Iran hates us, Iraq hates us. Syria has been destroyed and we are getting our troops out of Afghanistan (should not take more than 10 years).

In the last three years “hate groups” continue to multiply across the U.S. Everyday now someone is shot and killed by these mass haters with high-powered assault weapons. Yet Trump and the Republicans have done nothing to stem this slaughter except offer a few prayers.

Today there is a “climate crisis” in the world. It is not a political crisis, instead it’s environmental. Three years ago, 70 nations came together and established a protocol to deal with it. Since then, “God Trump” has pulled the U.S. out in favor of keeping our billionaire oil and coal business booming, plus relaxing EPA standards. This has set the U.S. and the world back 50 years.

I’ve been a Republican all my life ‘til the year 2000 (first president I ever voted for was ‘Ike’ in 1952.) However, in 2000, George W. Bush really turned me off. He didn’t even win the election. Instead, it was illegally handed to him by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2001, he went to war with Iraq, which had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks here in the U.S. It cost tens of thousands of lives, many more wounded and trillions of U.S. dollars. (Today Iraq hates us.)

At the end of George’s second term, we were stuck with the greatest depression since the 1930s. In 2009, Barack Obama came on board and spent eight years trying to get the country back to normal. Republicans tried to block every move, including the Affordable Care Act.

Trump keeps talking about how he won the election in 2016. Trump has never won an election in his life. You don’t win with only 24% of the vote. It was conveyed to him by our outdated electoral college. The Republicans actually had an excellent candidate in 2016, John Kasich of Ohio. He didn’t have a big mouth so Trump’s “hot air” blew all good senses away. U.S. voters should have added another amendment to the Constitution 25 years ago that “no draft dodger could ever run for President.” That would have eliminated the two worst presidents this country has ever had (George W. and Trump.)

Vermonter Horace Greeley and Abe Lincoln, who had much to do with founding the new Republican party in 1856, must be rolling in their graves. On Feb. 5, the U.S. Senate met to decide if Trump should be acquitted. In that vote, 47 Democrat Senators and one sane Republican (Mitt Romney) voted nay; 52 Republican “puppet” senators forsook the oath they took to uphold the U.S. Constitution and voted yes. On Feb. 7, a vindicated Trump started firing his top aides who had the courage to stand up and tell the truth during the investigation.

Trump feels pretty safe — his 52 puppet senators will look out for him. His special pet puppet Mitch McConnell will do anything necessary to keep him on his path of destruction. Now, dictator Trump uses the fear factor to keep his puppet senators doing his will. “Do as I say or I shall eliminate you.” Trump hates socialism except for his own “corporate socialism.”

Trump plays up big support from his many white, conservative supremacists who pretend to be born- again, evangelical Christians. (What they see in this dictator I can’t imagine.) However, he knows he needs their vote to win and he expects to get it. Trump hasn’t got a Christian bone in his body. Trump hates all poor people. They are lazy and worthless.

So think about this. Today, our country is more divided than any time since the Civil War. When you turn on the TV news, you and your kids hear the most vulgar language from a president who is supposed to represent Americans. Is this what you want for you future? For your kids? For your grandkids? Better think about it.

Bill Clark,

Pawlett

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