Democrats are always claiming that President Donald Trump lies all the time, but when he says something that is indisputably true they totally loose their shit.
This is written by some Leftist douchenozzle at the Baltimore Sun:
People who support President Donald Trump, no matter what he says or does, are beyond reach with reason and facts. To continue to support this president, you have to either agree with every bit of what he says and does or put yourself in a kind of bubble where you never hear his racism and never see his ignorance and cruelty. For you, Trump is all about conservative judges and a strong economy. Life is good, and so what if the president is a high-grade bigot?
And that explains why a tweet like this shows up: “Do you always jump on the ‘Race’ wagon? Did you hear Trump say anything about race? where do you demtards get this prejudice, xenophobic, misogynist, narcissistic crap?? you like to perpetuate lies, Anything i missed?”
This tweet was in response to others critical of Trump for his Saturday morning attack on Rep. Elijah Cummings and the conditions in his congressional district, which includes Baltimore. The language Trump used on Twitter to describe Cummings’ district was similar to the disparaging screeds I often receive from suburban white men; they generally regard Baltimore as a violent hellhole in full collapse, not worth further federal funding, and they blame 50-plus years of Democratic dominance for the mess. Some of the people I hear from use racial profanities to describe the city while others express their hostility in milder ways.
And “hostility” is no exaggeration.
Now, as to Brad, the writer of that the aforequoted tweet: No, I don’t always jump on the “Race” wagon; I point out and condemn racism as it’s warranted. And, when it comes to Trump, there’s a long history of racism; that is an established fact, and that fact has been reported and memorialized by a diligent U.S. press countless times.
Established fact? I dunno about that. My paternal grandfather was originally from Missouri, so I have “Show Me” in my DNA. Show Me where it has been established as a fact that Donald J. Trump is a racist.
Why do I hear crickets?
Baltimore IS a violent hellhole. Baltimore IS in full collapse. And why is any of that the federal government’s problem?
So, yeah, Baltimore has had a long spell of violent crime, and we are per capita one of the most violent cities in the country. It has been a miserable fact of life here for a long time, the last four years particularly. And yes, we have rats and we have trash.
So you admit that Trump was correct. No, no, that wasn’t a question.
Things have been particularly bad the last four years? But Trump hasn’t been in office that long. So why four years? Did something happen four years ago?
Ohhhh, yeah, that’s right – four years ago some lowlife drug dealer managed to break his own neck while hogtied in the back of a Paddy wagon. Then the Baltimore DA charged eight cops with murdering Freddie Gray despite any evidence to show that it was anything except a tragic accident.
Then the good citizens of Baltimore decided to hold a peaceful march so that they could protest and petition their elected officials for redress of grievances. Unfortunately, the good citizens of Baltimore were unable to hold their march due to the large numbers of rioters and looters out in the streets.
Then the mayor of Baltimore declared that “Kids will be kids” and told the police to stand down so that the kids could blow off a little steam. That’s when the 2015 Mother of the Year showed up and demonstrated some old school parental guidance techniques on her son.
After the first few cops that were tried for Freddie Grey’s death were acquitted, the charges against the rest were dismissed. But the damage was done – Baltimore cops now knew that they could not trust their employer so they opted for the “Mall Cop” strategy of law enforcement – observe and report but never get involved.
You can’t be sued for false arrest if you never arrest anyone. You can’t be charged with excessive use of force if you never use any force. If the bad guys want to run, let them go. If the bad guys want to fight, run. If you see a crime in progress, look the other way. If you are dispatched to a crime in progress, drive slow. But keep cashing those paychecks.
I know what you are thinking – what in the hell does any of that have to do with Trump being a racist?
The answer is “Nothing.”
But we do not need the president of the United States to rub it all in our faces, especially a president of a political party that has done as little as possible over the last half-century to relieve us of these problems.
When I hear people slam Cummings and other Democrats for the conditions in Baltimore, I always answer by asking: OK, but where are the Republicans? You can sit on your duff in ‘burbia and knock Democrats all you like because you have no other choice. The city has not had a Republican mayor since 1967, and the GOP has had little presence in the city for decades. Republican President Ronald Regan shifted funding priorities away from cities. Maryland’s Republican governor, elected the year before the Freddie Gray uprising of 2015, had some big chances to help the city after the day of riots, and didn’t. Trump? Has he even been here?
It’s “Ronald Reagan,” not “Ronald Regan.” But okay, I’m not a grammar Nazi or a spelling fascist.
Half a century is fifty years. Who was the mayor of Baltimore 50 years ago?
Thomas D’Alesandro III.
Well, who the hell is that?
He is the son of Thomas D’Alesandro Jr.
And he is?
Nancy Pelosi’s father.
The D’Alesandro Family are Democrats. Any resemblance to the Corleone Family is purely coincidental.
Nancy learned about machine politics at her daddy’s knee. Her brother defeated the last GOP mayor of Baltimore. It’s been nothing but Democrats ever since. And the goober who wrote this editorial makes it sound like the Republicans are to blame for all the problems in Baltimore because they haven’t won an election there in 50 years.
So when he teed off on Cummings, Trump wasn’t coming from a place of caring. He certainly wasn’t coming from the Bernie Sanders place. (Sanders visited Baltimore in 2016 and likened the level of poverty here to a Third World country, calling it a disgrace.)
It’s clear by now that Trump only cares about his #MAGA base of support, the people who ignore his racism and cruelty, or relish it. His attack on Cummings was an attack on a black congressman who represents, in part, a majority African-American city, and a city with a host of problems that, with his tweet, Trump exploited for political gain.
So Bernie Sanders called Baltimore a shithole, but that was okay because “It’s different when we do it.” But it’s an established fact that Donald Trump doesn’t care. /sarc
No one who lives in Baltimore is happy with the state of the city. We have people being shot and killed all the time, even as cranes and construction workers deliver new, classy places for people to live, even as dozens of nonprofits do the hard work of trying to save and improve lives, even as a new police commissioner tries to stem crime while making his officers effective and trusted. The violence is a ten-ton burden we all feel here. It is a drag on the city’s progress. Trump used it as an axe against us.
But his worst offense came in this phrase: “No human being would want to live there.” That’s as deeply racist a comment as he has ever uttered or tweeted. It says that the 600,000-plus of us who live here must be subhuman, or in some way defective human beings. (“Demtards”?) That he said this about a struggling city with a majority African-American population caps Trump’s persistent and ugly effort to play the race card as a re-election strategy. And, if you don’t see that by now, I can’t help you.
Wait . . . lolwut?
No one who lives in Baltimore is happy with the state of the city.
“No human being would want to live there.”
Lemme fix that for you:
No human being is happy with the state of the city.
No one who lives in Baltimore wants to live there.
No one wants to live in a shithole. But millions of people do live in shitholes. How is this possible you might ask?
It is possible because the people who live in shitholes don’t want to live in a shithole, they just don’t have much choice.
Trump is not a racist and he doesn’t play the race card. Former Occupant Obama played the race card, and the media not only let him do it, they helped him and covered for him. “Playing the race card” is essentially an accusation of racism that is used to defend oneself from otherwise deserved criticism or consequences. It’s more of a shield than a sword.
In Former Occupant Obama’s case, he rarely played the card himself. He preferred to have someone else deal if from the bottom of the deck. And who was one of his favorite race card dealers?
Old Elijah has carried a lot of water for Obama and the Democrats over the years. That is partly because he sits in a “safe” seat that was racially gerrymandered for Parren Mitchell in 1973. When Mitchell retired that seat then went to Frizzell Gerald Gray, aka Kweisi Mfume, the former head of the NAAPOC (National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People of Color.) When Queasy left Congress to run the NAAPOC in 1996, Cumstain took his place. The occupant of that seat typically gets 75+% of the votes.
When the House voted to find AG Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress Elijah Cumstain got up and sanctimoniously denounced the vote as partisan politics and said the bill was a threat to our Constitution.
When the House voted to find AG William Barr in Contempt of Congress Elijah Cumstain got up and sanctimoniously proclaimed that they were defending the Constitution and that anyone who didn’t vote “Yes” was putting partisanship above the national interest.
I can’t remember which hearing it was but Elijah Cumstain got all teary-eyed because of the way the GOP was besmirching the honor and reputation of one of Obama’s henchmen.
According to Democrats and their cheerleaders in the media, any criticism of Elijah Cumstain is ipso facto proof of racism.
I say that the Democrats and their cheerleaders in the media can go fuck themselves.