After Trump


During the Obama presidency, when a leader and members of his administration spoke in complete sentences, Republicans accused the president of being the most divisive in American history. A conservative colleague of mine wrote repeatedly about how divisive Obama was. But seeing that my friend and Republicans don’t use that term in regards to Donald Trump, I’m having trouble trying to figure out what was so divisive about President Barack Obama.

It can’t be his use of executive orders because Trump has done that. It can’t be how often he played golf because Trump has topped that. It can’t be that Obama went on an “apology tour” because Trump has insulted our nation (“what, you think we’re so nice?”). It can’t be because he lost our nation respect because world leaders literally laugh at Donald Trump. It can’t be because he coddles fascist regimes because Donald Trump is sending “love letters” to Kim Jong Un and takes Vladimir Putin’s word over our own intelligence agencies. It can’t be because he weighed in on domestic legal matters because Donald Trump is praising a kid who shot three people killing two. It can’t be because Barack Obama praised Nazis because he never did that but Donald Trump has. It can’t be because several members of his administration were indicted because none were but a whole bunch of Trump’s goons have been.

It can’t be because he feuded with every celebrity with a Twitter account, asked foreign nations for election help, rewteeted Nazis, hired his kids, kept his businesses, threw money at his businesses, violated emoluments, tried to get summits and golf tournaments at his resorts, said POWs aren’t heroes, feuded with Gold Star families, or said, “Grab them by the pussy.”

So what the hell was so divisive about President Obama? Was it the tan suit? Was it mustard on a cheeseburger? Fox News freaked out over both but I don’t think that’s it. Actually, the answer is obvious.

When Barack Obama was elected, the racists in this nation could barely contain themselves. In fact, most failed. The day after the election in 2008, an angry woman called The Free Lance-Star, where I worked, and said she was dropping her subscription because we put that, and I’m quoting here, “N-word terrorist” on our front page. Today, Donald Trump is defending a terrorist.

Most conservatives attempted to hide their racism but would occasionally trip on it. Usually, they’d try to go after Obama with their racism while poorly trying to conceal it. Look at the birther movement.

Was it divisive that Barack Obama was elected to the presidency despite being born in Kenya? No, because he was born in the United States. But, that conspiracy theory was championed by the next president (sic), Donald J. Racist as a motherfucker Trump.

Donald Trump is a racist and he’s guilty of just about everything conservatives ever accused Obama of. All we need for a complete list is to discover Trump was born in Kenya. But, the one thing the fraudulent election of Donald J. Trump did was give racist mofos a champion to rally behind. It gave racists clearance to come out of their racist holes and make themselves known.

Shortly after Trump’s election, there was a white nationalists conference at his Washington Hotel where attendees felt free to sieg heil. The Ku Klux Klan threw a parade for Donald Trump. New hate groups formed, such as Proud Boys. Nazis marched into Charlottesville chanting, “Jews will not replace us” and “blood and soil.” Violence against minorities increased. White assholes felt free to point their guns at black people for walking down their street. Racist decided to drive trucks through Portland, Oregon and shoot paint balls at black people, knowing a president (sic) would defend them. And a kid named Kyle Rittenhouse took a long rifle and went hunting for black people in Kenosha.

The worst people in the United States came out of their holes and screamed and hollered. They don’t like facts. They abandoned all principles clinging to just one platform which is “hail Trump.” They follow their orange troll and believe every lie he tells, which is over 22,000 so far. They believe and spread conspiracy theories. People follow those conspiracy theories and attempt murder. Mass shooters publish manifestos praising Donald Trump. They will risk their children’s lives by sending them to school because Trump says so. They will ride into Sturgis and contaminate each other. They will risk their own lives and die for Donald Trump which is what Herman Cain did. They will accuse anyone who disagrees of wanting open borders, being a communist, and of hating America.

These are the most vile, racist, hateful, and dumbest people in the nation. They’re selfish and entitled. Also, they’re 99% white whose grievance is that minorities may get some of their civil liberties. These white people believe being white and Christian is under attack.

The truth is, they are the minority in this nation. There is no silent majority. The majority of citizens of this nation want Donald Trump removed. But, Trump might just stay because of the electoral college. But, what if he is removed? What happens to his hateful base? What becomes of the troglodytes? Where do the assholes go?

Trump supporters are not going to go away. They’re not going back into the holes where they came from. They’re not going to be silent. Most of all, they’re not going to become enlightened. They will continue to poison the atmosphere. They will continue to spread hate and fear. They’ll continue to gather on the dark web. They will continue to engage in conspiracy theories. Donald Trump will continue to lead them. If Donald Trump loses the election, no matter how badly he’s beaten, Trump and his racist base will spread the lie he was cheated.

If Joe Biden wins the election and we can actually pry Donald Trump out of the White House, there will be a lot of work to do. There will be a lot of damage to repair. And while we’re trying to rebuild this nation and our standing in the world, we’ll be doing it while being attacked repeatedly by Trump and his racists.

The only answer to this is, we have to be better. And here’s the thing, kids: We already are. History will not look kindly at today’s Trump supporters. History books will label them for the stupid racists they are. Hell, maybe even future history books in Texas.

Trump and his racists will continue to spread hate, fear, and lies. They will continue to cause problems for ordinary people. They will continue to be stupid. And you know what they say about stupid.

You can’t fix stupid.

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  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Hence, we have to be ready … even after Nov. 3 … ” And here’s the thing, kids: We already are. History will not look kindly at today’s Trump supporters. History books will label them for the stupid racists they are. Hell, maybe even future history books in Texas. Trump and his racists will continue to spread hate, fear, and lies. They will continue to cause problems for ordinary people. They will continue to be stupid. And you know what they say about stupid.” … Boom!!

    You can’t fix stupid.

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  2. I’ve been saying it for three-plus years: They will NEVER go back under their rocks. I will not live long enough to see this country be decent again, if it ever was. At least it had the LOOK of decency; now we know what was really under that façade.

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      1. ‘Don’t you mean:

        ‘“now we know what was really under those rocks.”’

        I that’s what I meant, that’s what I would’ve written. I’m referring to the façade of decency that America had always presented. If it is able to be torn down so easily and quickly, it was a very thin façade indeed.

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    1. Trump was relentlessly hounded for four years, plus as a candidate and now post election by the democrats and their media minions. I wouldn’t talk of decency or hold my breath. Americans have been exposed for the uncivilised wretches they are.


      1. Do you honestly believe that some of the comments and insults that Trump posted on Twitter about people he either didn’t like or didn’t agree with him were “civilized?” Putting aside any political preference you may have, Trump’s demeanor as the POTUS was an embarrassment and dishonor to this entire nation.

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      2. Nan, Roger Simon talks about the moral narcissism of the radical left. Sometimes it’s not about what you say, but what you do that should count. It does with me. Biden said he will bring people together. Nice words. What a relief it would have been if he’d actually attempted it. Yet despite knowing he didn’t have the numbers, he didn’t do anything to stop two attempts at impeachment. I can’t imagine that seventy five million people were impressed or convinced. Not a good start. I expect more of the same from the nicely spoken Biden.
        I would rather focus on what Trump has achieved than what he has said.


      3. “I would rather focus on what Trump has achieved than what he has said.”

        Well, THAT should take about . . . one second. Or less. I guess I depends on what one means by ‘achieve’ – it’s not always a positive meaning.

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      4. Just a few facts to chomp on, Andrea. More available if you want.

        * Trump signed the first step act into law in December 2018, marking the first legislative victory in years for advocates seeking to reform the criminal justice system.

        * The Mission Act fulfils Trump’s 2016 promise to America’s veterans. He promised that “no veteran would die waiting for service.”

        * No new wars under Trump’s watch

        *Snowballing peace in the Middle East. (Yet it’s Trump’s predecessor who was awarded the Nobel Peace prize.)

        * Trump made the economy boom for the poorest half of America. That hasn’t happened since the ‘60s.


      5. 450,00 + dead on his watch, most of which could’ve been prevented. So, no ‘new’ wars, just bringing death home. Not to mention the seven who died on 6 January, and those who’ve died from stress of the past four years, and those who’ve died at the border. NOTHING he has ‘achieved’, and I use that word loosely, can overcome that. Plus making USA the laughingstock of the world, pandering to dictators, stealing taxpayers’ money, his nepotism, his appointing cronies who also stole money and did their best to destroy the country in tandem with him, inciting a mob, creating and disseminating The Big Lie and conspiracy theories, encouraging domestic terrorism . . . the list is practically endless. So, chomp away.


      6. You might want to check
        2020 Joe Biden’s funny and creepy gaffs and memes
        Joe Biden’s top ten gaffes on you tube. My favourite is when he called a woman a ‘lying dog-faced pony soldier.’
        Seven minutes of Joe Biden bloopers
        Type in a search term, ‘Joe Biden sniffing little girls hair’ and you’ll get to see what the left wing media has consistently ignored.
        A president to be proud of.


      7. Yes, a president to be VERY proud of, almost as proud as I was of PRESIDENT Obama.

        And thus endeth my responses to trolls . . . I believe it was Mark Twain who said ‘not to argue with a troll . . . you’ll get all muddy and the troll likes it’, as well as “Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” (Actually, it wasn’t but those are good quotes anyway.)


  3. I gotta take part of this one down.

    The economy that was so great, he inherited. How’s the economy now?
    The peace in the Middle East is between nations that have never fought each other. Big whoopity-do.


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