Andrew Jackson

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Why is Andrew Jackson Donald Trump’s favorite president?

Is it because of the Battle of New Orleans during the war of 1812, a war the United States did NOT win and one Donald Trump can’t tell when it started if you spotted him the 18 and the 12 (it lasted from 1812 to 1815)?

Even though every Republican is quick to tell you it was the Democratic Party that started the Ku Klux Klan (they didn’t), owned slaves, and started the Civil War, Republicans are the first to get upset over Confederate Statues being removed or destroyed. Guess which party Andrew Jackson belonged to?

Maybe it’s like Donald Trump’s situation with Abraham Lincoln in that he only recently learned Lincoln was a Republican. Perhaps he doesn’t know Jackson was a Democrat. In fact, Jackson was to the Democratic Party as Ronald Reagan was to the Republican Party. From the 1980s until Trump’s election, Republicans always identified themselves as “Reagan Republicans.” It was never “Lincoln Republicans,” or “Teddy Republicans” or “Eisenhower Republicans.” For about 50 years after Jackson’s era, Democratic Party candidates would label themselves as “Jackson Democrats.” That probably didn’t stop until after Woodrow Wilson.

Republicans are correct on one thing. The Democratic Party was the racist party in the 1800s all the way through to the Civil Rights era. The GOP was the liberal party. Conservatives reacted to Abraham Lincoln’s election worse than they did to President Barack Obama’s. They literally went to war. So, when did the Democrats and Republicans switch liberal and conservative positions? For clues on that, look to see when racists like Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms left the Democratic Party and bolted to the GOP. Don’t tell me they joined the Republican Party because it was a bastion for liberals. Also, your “black friend” defense is destroyed by Strom Thurmond because he Biblically knew black women and had a child with at least one of them. He hated black people but he loved fucking them.

It wasn’t so much Democrats who owned slaves, fought for the Confederacy, and created the Klan. It was conservatives. Fact, fact, fact, fuckity fact.

Republicans act as though the parties of today are the same as they were in the 1800s. Every Conservative who pushes this argument is telling you two things. They don’t have a fricking clue about history and if they were alive at any time back in the 1800s through 1970, they would have been Democrats.

But why does Donald Trump revere Andrew Jackson, a Democrat? Because Andrew Jackson was a racist. He wasn’t just a racist, he’s an accomplished racist. Like Trump, his entire career was built on racism except Jackson actually had minorities killed and butchered. Donald Trump has only had minorities killed inadvertently.

Andrew Jackson relocated Native Americans which I’m sure Donald Trump would have loved to have done with black Americans when the Justice Department sued him for discriminating against them with his rental properties.

Andrew Jackson butchered Native Americans and was the perpetrator of the Trail of Tears (look it up). Donald Trump butchers our government, the Obama legacy, foreign relations, and his trail ends two feet behind his back.

When Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, he claimed moving dozens of Native nations west of the Mississippi was an act of benevolence. In an address before Congress, he called the policy “generous.” He said if “Indians” remained in the east, it would devastate them but his removal policy “kindly offers a new home.”

Andrew Jackson was also a slave owner. Donald Trump owns the loyalty of his cult.

And Donald Trump doesn’t fully understand Jackson’s history. In 2017, Donald Trump asked rhetorically, “Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?” He then waxed poetically about Andrew Jackson and said, “Had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War….he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said ‘There’s no reason for this.'”

Uh, no. He never said, “There’s no reason for this.” Dying 16 years before the Civil War, Andrew Jackson didn’t see it coming any more than Donald Trump saw the coronavirus pandemic coming. And, neither of the two men has a “big heart.”

Andrew Jackson died in 1845. The Civil War started in 1861. To simplify it for Trump supporters, 61 is AFTER 45. If Jackson, who owned around 200 slaves in his lifetime and really enjoyed and supported the butchering of minorities, had been alive during the 1850s when the nation was arguing about expanding slavery to new states, Jackson most likely would have been on the expansion side. After all, the Civil War started because of slavery.

Now, Donald Trump is screaming and having a shitfit over the statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square being attacked. The statue is right outside the White House in the area where Donald Trump had peaceful protesters teargassed so he could stage that idiotic moronic photo-op in front of the church. Donald Trump can see the statue from a White House window if someone tells him which side it’s on.

On Monday night, protesters attempted to topple the statue before law enforcement stopped them. Statues are heavy. They’re tough to remove. But Donald Trump, who has a painting of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office, freaked out. He said it was an attack on a “great monument” and said the protesters were, “Bad people, they don’t love our country, and they’re not taking down our monuments.”

Do you know how to tell someone’s a racist? They’re upset over the Confederate flag and monuments being removed and refers to them as part of “our heritage”…and they’re from New York.

Donald Trump also threatened to imprison for ten years those who attack his favorite statues.

Donald Trump’s most recent act of racism, other than shouting “kung flu” in a church, was ordering the Interior Department to replace the only statue of a Confederate in Washington, which was destroyed on Juneteenth.

Donald Trump personally called Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to have the Park Service “put it back up.” Donald Trump will be the first president to order the construction of a Confederate monument. How does that shit grab you?

Every monument to the Confederacy on government lands needs to be removed. You don’t need these statues for history. You don’t need to honor racists. Take down the flags, rename the bases, and for God’s sake, remove the fucking statues.

Donald Trump envisions himself as a modern-day Andrew Jackson. He’s partly right. Andrew Jackson was a racist…and so is Donald Trump.

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What’s Your Twenty?


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When the Obama administration announced that Andrew Jackson would be removed from the twenty dollar bill and replaced with Harriet Tubman, a hero who helped lead 300 slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, then private citizen and all-around racist asshole Donald Trump said it was political correctness.

It is not political correctness to remove a racist and hateful president from the face of currency. It’s just correctness. Just like it’ll be correct when we remove a racist and hateful president from the White House.

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery by fleeing from her owner’s plantation in Maryland. She returned to the south at least 19 times leading at least 300 slaves to freedom in the north via the Underground Railroad. She also worked as a spy for the Union during the Civil War and is the only woman to ever lead a battalion into battle. Slave owners hated her so much that they put a $40,000 bounty on her head, yet she kept returning to the south to free slaves.

Before being named Secretary to the Treasury and helping Donald Trump hide his taxes, Steve Baby Fishmouth Mnuchin had a cushy job at Goldman Sachs and stripped corporations of their assets. He’s reportedly worth $300 million. He’s also the guy preventing Tubman from replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Mnuchin claims the delay, until at least 2028, is because of counterfeit concerns. Apparently, it’s a lot easier to copy Tubman’s likeness than Andrew Jackson’s. I’m sure his racist boss’s anger at a black woman replacing his hero, slave-owning and Native American murderer Andrew Jackson doesn’t have anything to do with it. Once again, these ass-kissing sycophants are performing for an audience of one. Once again when given the opportunity to do the right thing, these cultists do the wrong thing.

After the war, while traveling from Philadelphia to New York on a “half-fare ticket,” a conductor tried to remove Tubman to the smoking car. It took him and two other men to remove her, breaking her arm and several ribs in the process. She called him a “copperhead scoundrel.”

Today, two copperhead scoundrels are removing her from the $20 bill, but it won’t work. She will be on the bill eventually. Tubman is a historic icon with monuments and parks named after her. Her place in history will always be more revered than that of Cheeto Potentate Shitgibbon and Baby Fishmouth.

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Ultra right-wing scary conservatives have mixed emotions about replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill. They’re not euphoric over the bill sporting a woman, or a black person, but on the other hand they’re getting rid of a Democrat.

Andrew Jackson was a slave owner, an ethnic cleanser, and an all around thin-skinned tyrant…back when Democrats were more like today’s Republicans.

What I think the Treasury Department should have done was just make the change, and not tell anyone. That sort of chaos would have been a lot more entertaining to sadistic people such as myself. The Jackson lovers can calm down somewhat as he’ll remain on the back of the twenty, which is about as logical as placing Jefferson Davis on the back of the Five behind Lincoln.

Imagine if you’re a female born and raised in the United States (or if you’re a female you’re already there). You live your life with the impression your country doesn’t value you as much as a male. Everything is named after men. There are statues of men. Only men have been president. Only men are on the dollar. And that only applies to white men. And in our national image, most of those white men were slave owners. There are a few examples such as the statue of Arthur Ashe in Richmond, Virginia where he’s surrounded by statues of slave owners.

Harriet Tubman was born a slave around 1820 in Maryland. She ran away in 1849, following the North Star by night to Philadelphia. The next year, after saving money as a maid, she returned south to save her sister’s family. Then she returned for others. For the next decade, she guided more than 300 slaves to freedom, risking her life and freedom over 19 trips. She is the most famous of the Underground Railroad’s conductors.

Some people are arguing that Tubman should not be on the bill since she wasn’t ever a president. Those critics need to tell us the years of the Ben Franklin and Alexander Hamilton presidencies (I am glad Mr. Hamilton will be hanging around). Others say she shouldn’t be on the bill because it’s insulting, and ironic, since she fought against the economic system which enslaved her. I think it’s a perfect place for her image and legacy. Imagine all the people opposed to this having to conduct transactions sporting her image. You go, girl!

I had to do a Google image search, not just on Harriet Tubman, but on a $20 bill. I had forgotten what they look like.

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