Remarks And Asides, Trump Edition #1

A headline read: “Obama Rushes To Trump-proof America’s Natural Resources.” Sorry. But there ain’t no Trump-proofing anything. America’s natural resources, along with its unnatural ones, are at the mercy of a lying, bigoted conspiracy kook whose impulses are as predictable as they are uncontrollable. Many of us are scared. And we should be. Trump clearly has a head full of personality disorders and he, and those who will actually run the government on his behalf, will muck up the country, and the world, in big ways and small ways. Count on it.

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Trump’s cabinet picks so far are, as expected, terrifying. That’s largely because the people making the picks are terrifying. And as if to terrify us even more, the AP published a story that began, “Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says President elect-Donald Trump offered him the job of education secretary, but that he turned it down for personal reasons.” We were that close to seeing those of us who believe in a federal role in education say we no longer believe in a federal role in education (that conclusion will likely Image result for jerry falwell jrcome anyway, with Trump’s selection of a voucher-crazed activist).

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Jerry Junior’s “personal reasons” for turning down the education job, I suspect, had to do with the fact that poisoning the minds of students at Liberty University pays much better than theocratizing the Department of Education in the name of Jesus. Or maybe there’s a personal scandal or three he doesn’t want uncovered via the confirmation process. God only knows why Falwell said no and God ain’t talking because He is busy getting His post-election affairs in order. Yes. Even God is scared Trump will kill us all. Or make us wish we were dead.

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Image result for pat robertson praying hurricane awaySpeaking of creepy right-wing evangelicals, no word in yet on whether Trump will pick the Reverend Pat Robertson to run the National Weather Service, since he believes he can pray away hurricanes. Trump needs to keep those big storms away from his golf courses by the sea so all the little guys who believe in him and his phony populism can go out and fork over $100,000 for memberships and pay $13,000 fees every year (Mar-a-Lago, anyone?). I bet the folks from rural Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania will get a special discount, no? Uh, no.

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A distracted Trump (there isn’t any other kind) has tweeted like his madman self about the vote recount efforts initiated by Jill Stein and then joined by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Trump’s pissed that someone doesn’t respect his awesome I-won-even-though-I-lost achievement. Pissing off Donald Trump, as someone said, is a damned good reason for recounting the ballots, even if it doesn’t change a thing. The bad part is that the disgraceful Stein stays in the news for fifteen more minutes.

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Speaking of a pissed Trump, he can’t stand it that 54% of voters actually rejected His Orangeness. So, out from his tiny tweeting fingers came the goofy conspiracy theory that “millions” of people voted illegally. And out came the media simply reporting what Trump said, instead of pointing out how false it was. The good news is that after some social media scolding, several outlets began to get the headlines right. Politico went from “Trump claims millions voted illegally” to “Trump falsely claims millions voted illegally.” Hooray for small victories.

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Speaking of the press generally, will it become a habit to call out Trump’s lies, especially in headlines that low-information people scan for their news? Don’t count on it. Access is at stake. Journalists, and their bo$$es, want access to the carnival barker and his gallery of deplorables. And in the new America Trump is creating, access will be denied to reporters and outlets armed with facts and a willingness to openly display them. But good reporters, especially good print reporters, can do their jobs without compromising, without rounding off the sharp corners of the mendacious, scandal-generating administration to come. Let’s hope there are enough of them out there. They need our encouragement. Join Twitter, where a lot of them congregate, and give them some love. They do pay attention.

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post-election-hillarySpeaking of paying attention, I am bleeping sick of people, especially people on the far left, criticizing Democrats for choosing Hillary Clinton in the primary process. “You should have picked a better candidate,” they shout on Facebook or Twitter or elsewhere. Oh, okay. She bested Bernie by almost 4 million votes. And she has, as I write, more than a 2.2 million vote lead on the double-chinned Cheeto-in-chief to be. Her total is only going to go up. And she will end up receiving the most votes of any presidential candidate in American history who is not named Barack Obama. It’s not the fault of Hillary, or the Democrats who nominated her, that our Founders—democracy-distrusting white men of privilege who have been dead for a couple of centuries—are still protecting white male privilege via the Electoral College system. So, all you lefties out there, especially those who voted for Stein or didn’t vote, STFU and pay attention. You are part of the problem.

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Reportedly, Trump isn’t much interested in getting intelligence briefings. He’s only had two since he won the election by losing the popular vote on November 8. But Kelly the Image result for kellyanne conwayCon, his spokesperson, assures us he is getting his double naught spy knowledge “from a number of sources.” She didn’t say who was translating the Russian.

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Speaking of Kelly the Con, she is working feverishly to keep Mittens out of Trump’s cabinet. She says there is a lot of “backlash from the grass-roots,” adding, “You have people saying, ‘Hey, my parents died penniless but I gave $216 to Donald Trump’s campaign and I would feel betrayed.’” People stupid enough to send $216 to Trump deserve a dope-slapping betrayal. If nothing else, it will help prepare them for the beatings to come.

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Meanwhile, many people are saying that Trump is just using the will-he-or-won’t-he theatrics of the Romney-for-secretary-of-state story to humiliate Mittens. Huh? Pulling that off would require at least average intelligence. Failing that test, Trump, therefore, is not trying to humiliate Romney even though that might be the end result. What we have is a clumsy effort to appear magnanimous, sponsored by Mike Pence, who will essentially become Trump’s Beltway Brain for four years, or however long Trump can stand pretending he gives a crap about former coal miners with opioid addictions.

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Image result for castroOh, Castro died. And Marco Rubio, who hopes to be president in 2021, tweeted:  “History will remember Fidel Castro as an evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery & suffering on his own people.” That statement is pretty clear. What isn’t clear is whether Rubio would have urged the Cuban people to prefer him over, say, Hillary Clinton, if she had been his political opponent. Any bets?

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Speaking of Rubio, the man who told us Trump was a dangerous con man was also critical of the Prime Minister of Canada for issuing a condolence statement that chose to ignore Castro’s worst behavior. It was “shameful & embarrassing,” said Rubio, who also attacked President Obama’s “pathetic statement” on Castro’s death because he didn’t mention the bad stuff. Apparently, only Trump-endorsing Republicans are entitled to overlook the bad stuff. “Viva Donald!”

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Image result for putinBecause Trump doesn’t give a damn about actually doing the job, a great race—which will be covered breathlessly and shamelessly by cable TV news—is shaping up for ultimate control of the Trump administration. The early money is on Mike Pence, who, as Trump’s Beltway Brain, appears set to be our domestic president. But don’t count out our foreign policy president-elect, Vladimir Putin. Rumor has it he is only one or two enrich-Trump’s-kids business deals away from having it all. Будьте на связи.

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For a bonus, I am offering you a look at a tongue-talking Man of God who believes that since Jezebel-Hillary has been vanquished, “Revival’s on the way!” Shababbabbba! It should comfort us to know that while Trump and his kids are preying on us, this man is praying for us. This is Trump’s America:

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  1. Anonymous

     /  November 28, 2016

    The photo you provided for Conway, should be all Pastor Kilpatrick should need in tongue-talking of a Jezebel, but Trump supporters are not known for their astuteness. I hope Trump & Putin’s greed only extends to the financial spoils, and not war. Vladipetto will make Trumpnoccio dance like an orange monkey.

    Trump appears to be insulating himself from assassination by appointing the vilest, most radical cabinet assembled. Trump is an international disgrace, but a knowledgeable Pence or Bannon would be even worse. Thinking of the Supreme Court, this administration, and our future seems far from positive.

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    • I dunno about Pence and Bannon being worse. I used to think that way, too. Now I think we have the worst of both worlds here. We have Trump, who cares nothing about being president except how it makes him feel and how it might make him really, really wealthy. And then we have Pence and Bannon who are learning how to use Trump’s many weaknesses in order to do what it is they have always wanted to do to our government, inside and out. They get to use Trump and the distractions he causes as cover for the real nasty shit. Put these two ulta-negative forces, Trump and Bannon-Pence, together domestically and you have a definite threat to our safety net structure and our environment and possibly to our civil liberties (certainly for women). Put those forces together in terms of foreign policy and you have a potential large-scale conventional war in Europe and a potential outbreak of nuclear war in the Middle East and elsewhere.

      So, I would say “seems far from positive” is a bit of an understatement. Sadly.

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  2. Anonymous

     /  November 29, 2016

    Since Trump has threatened to imprison his opponent and turned our country into a banana republic, is it okay to refer to him as an orange masturbating monkey? Just saying…

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  3. Falwell for Education? Bizarre. Sounds like a Jay Leno joke. Also, Petraeus for Defense maybe? Even the possibility of picking a guy who pleaded guilty to intentionally mishandling classified material is laughable, given that Hillary’s unintentional server problems are what likely lost her the election. I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone.

    I heard last night from Rachael that the DT (rhymes with delirium tremens) pick for HHS, right-wing-nut Tom Price, wants to privatize Medicare. DT isn’t picking randomly. If he were it couldn’t possibly be this bad.

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    • Petraeus also lied to the FBI about his deeds. That’s what pissed off Comey the most it seems to me.

      In any case, Jim, the truth is that Medicare, as we know it today, will soon come under assault by Republicans, who have been itching for a chance like this to dismantle it and hand it over to private insurers. Paul Ryan is just outright lying about the reasons for doing this, blaming it on, uh, Obamacare! Oddly, sadly, unbelievably, the only hope of keeping it the way it is happens to be in the hands of the Orange Monster. He said during the campaign he would leave it alone, which, of course, means look out. Nothing he said, nothing he says, is tethered to consistency, much less reality.The dirty truth is that Obamacare has done more to keep Medicare costs down than anything ever tried. Go figure.

      Obamacare, with the advent of Price, is certainly down and probably out. The only hope for it is that there are no viable replacements that can keep the good stuff (kids staying on policies and no discrimination against pre-existing conditions) without doing some of the bad stuff (mandate, taxes). Republicans don’t much mind if they throw 20 million off insurance, but they will mind it when parents wake up one day and find their 22-26-year-old kids have no insurance (Dems should characterize this as a “tax” on the kids) and a close relative can’t get insurance because of, say, a breast cancer diagnosis (Dems should really hit this hard).

      An episode of Twilight Zone that featured a bumbling, narcissistic fool like Trump becoming POTUS wouldn’t even make it on the air. Everyone would think it too fantastical. Yet, here we are.

      Duane

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  4. ansonburlingame

     /  November 29, 2016

    Duane,

    I had the opportunity (even Chicago O’Hare could not prevent it) observing the X gen (two sons and wives) and millenials (spl?) (one recent college grad and a freshman in same) this past holiday. Bottom line, their lives march on without change in any way and they laugh at all the current uproar. If they are not worried (honestly) then why should I.

    I received some generational attack for being a blood sucking baby boomer. Both sons (ages 51 and 49) tore me a new one for relying on federal funds to “live”, almost totally. “You only worked in the Navy for 23 years and receive a pension for life and free medical care all your life”!!! They both, on the other hand plan on working until they are 75 years of age and laugh at anyone of their age expecting to receive Social Security. “It just won’t be there” is their belief, except for those really down and out in the future.

    My oldest is a lawyer and has worked in DC all his life. He WANTS to see the swamp drained and he has lived and worked in the midst of it for some 27 years now. He has seen most of the alligators therein now for a long time and firmly believes changes, big changes must happen. It is also interesting that John Bohner and Trent Lott (plus a high roller Democrat whose name I don’t recall) work with him frequently now as (highly) paid consultants for his firm so he has far more insight than any of “us” herein as to what is happening as I write, today.

    None in my family voted for Trump. All of them laugh at Trump, but they are not manning any bastions as well. They are simply head down and ass up working and living day to day, trying hard to do the next right things, all of them. And they, each and every one, are doing great and don’t spend much time at all worrying about who was or is our President.

    So now here will come “Anonymous” screaming about privileged white kids that were born with silver spoons in their collective mouths with never a worry in the world. That is so far from the truth that I suggest it not even be discussed. Whatever they have today has been earned, every penny, through very hard work, good mentors (not me) in their professional lives and wives that have supported them through thick and thin for a quarter of a century. Yep they are both “10 percenters” for sure (but NEVER were “there” while growing up) and might even achieve “1%” status in the future. But all they received in the beginning was “4 years of college and one rehearsal dinner”. The rest came from within them and no place else. The grand kids are following exactly that path today as well without a “blood sucking, spoiled brat” anywhere in sight.

    So take a deep breath and watch, now, what Trump DOES, not what he says. He is playing with the world right now and “tweeting” to get into the face of the media. He is making head fakes right a left but has yet to make a real drive for any baskets, keeping everyone guessing what will happen next. I learned long ago playing basketball that to guard someone you must only react to where their belly button goes, not all the head, arm and leg fakes. Right now you and every liberal in the world is following hand waves, head fakes, etc. and falling all over yourselves in doing so.

    Just take immigration. If you are an illegal immigrant with a police record (or expired visa) you best go hide somewhere and don’t keep your illegal gun anywhere close by. Trump is going to get your ass and he should. All the rest, particularly the “dreamers”, just keep your noses clean and earn your keep every day. No gestapo will drag you away from the arms of your illegal mother or father (unless they have crimes in their past as well). Trump will only deport the “types” that Obama has been deporting for eight years (“millions”) and now some sensible laws will be passed to allow productive and hard working immigrants to remain here in America in the future. Oh yes, as well we will begin to “vet”, with legal rigor, any new immigrants arriving on our doorstep of America. Is that “bad”? Instead of accepting anyone trying to sneak in we will only let “good” people through the door, “good” being people that follow the law, democratically passed law not some extraordinary executive order.

    Remember also, Duane, I could write a blog describing all the “bad things” that have come about over the last 8 years and sound as bitter as you do above writing about the future. Worst racial divide since at least 1968, $10 Trillion national debt increase (RAMPANT increase) yet with the slowest (even stagnant) recovery in our history, schools going farther and farther down the drain and God only knows what next internationally. You would discount such rants coming from a crazy old (conservative) man, yet every “thing” I would list would be “true”, “true” at least in the minds of the 60 million or so that voted for Trump.

    Anson

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    • Ben Field

       /  November 30, 2016

      Anson,

      You certainly like labeling people, even your own kids and grandkids with media created generational labels. You say your 51 and 49 year old sons are amused by the uproar over the election of a man that boasts of sexually assaulting women with impunity because of his celebrity. Then you boast one is a D.C. attorney that WANTS to drain the swamp, but however, employs swamp creatures as consultants. I am at a loss as how to reconcile that statement.

      Per Webster, a bastion, is a institution, place, or person strongly defending or upholding particular principles, attitudes. or activities. While working head down and ass up is a quality I presume, I would prefer my sons and daughter worry what Trump’s chumps have proffered. However, you still have to do what you love and make a living. My kids all are successful, married with children, own their homes and I could give a damn if they make the top 1% and have made that known to them. Happiness and security is the goal, not greed.

      Trump is not an athlete making “bobs and weaves”, he is a liar, tax cheat, and does not give a damn about the chumps he conned into voting for him. Congress had a damn 8% approval rating, and Drumpf is P.T. Barnum playing on the disparity many of previous middle class and now lower class citizen feel over their perceived political betrayal by those in power. Label it, sell it, repeat it over and over and hope the sheriff or media doesn’t call you out on it.

      As to the national debt increase, you can thank your previous Republican President. The economy was just reported has grown again this quarter. The racial divide at the worst since 1968? What world do you live in? Go write your blog on the horrible things you claim happened in the last eight years, I will be happy to call bullshit on each and every one, until you ban me from commenting again. Not because of profanity or threats, but because you can’t argue with facts that dispute your assertions.

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    • Anson,

      A few things. 

      About the kids you mention (now grown, of course), I can say congratulations to them on both their success and their ability to ignore what has just happened. Must be nice. And whether they earned their good standing (I certainly believe you that they mostly did with good parenting and a college education) or had it given to them doesn’t negate the fact that they are, at least in terms of finances, immune from many of the things Trump and Ryan and other right-wingers have in store for the most vulnerable. Those folks don’t have the benefit, earned or not, of not being apprehensive about the future. Whether your sons are immune from his foreign policy adventures is another matter. Last I checked, no amount of money can shield us from the fallout of a nuclear war. We can only hope Trump becomes disinterested in that aspect of the job to the point of completely turning it over to someone with a least an idea of what is going on. But I won’t hold my breath for any good news on that front. Looks like Romney is fighting for a seat at the table and a lot of dogs are barking at him.

      And, by the way, your lawyer son should know by now that Trump isn’t about to drain any swamp. He is now the King Alligator and doesn’t want to play with non-alligators. Playing inside baseball with politicians is the only contact he has ever had with the political system, since he has never been a public-spirited person. He will fill his administration with many people that his devoted followers would abhor, if they were chosen by Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

      And speaking of Obama, you could write such a blog about all the things you think he did wrong, but if you included the “worst racial divide since at least 1968,” you’d be dead wrong. Unless you mean by virtue of his being black he caused the stir we have seen. That means, then, that he should not have run for high office, I suppose. Because he certainly did exactly nothing in office to cause the divide you find so distasteful. That was done by people on your side of the aisle, and if you can’t see the truth in that, then that is part of the problem. 

      And we’ve argued about the debt and who is responsible for it endlessly. He came into office with something like a $1.2 trillion deficit built in. He will leave office with less than half of that, or so. And the national debt would be worse than it is if he hadn’t helped steer the economy back on course (it’s not “stagnant,” by the way). Oh, he also had to fight the GOP for eight years over simple things like, say, paying the goddamned bills without the threat of default. Oh, too, he fought the GOP and lost in terms of getting things done that needed done, like infrastructure work, that could have been financed at record low interest rates and provide jobs, as well as bring the country into the 21st century (think: electric grids and wireless, for instance). 

      And funny you blame the schools on Obama. Jesus. I don’t even know what to say to that. That is utterly absurd. But I won’t even argue with you on that because you put all this in the context of “truth,” meaning “truth” for you and “the 60 million or so that voted for Trump.” You, nor I, are entitled to our own facts, upon which larger truths are supposed to be based. It is one thing to not like Obama or his policies; it is another to blame him or them for every ill in society, or for everything you think is ill in society. The man was handed a shit sandwich and managed to turn it into something we could all eat and live to tell about it. For that, he got nothing from your side but obstructed, attacked, and blamed. On top of that, his citizenship was challenged, his loyalty to the country was questioned repeatedly, and his vision for our nation’s future was characterized as a plot to destroy the country.

      Oh, he also got another present from folks you have a tendency to sympathize with: a racist, narcissistic kook to follow his historic presidency. So, yeah, I’m a little agitated at what has happened and what is about to happen, even if it doesn’t directly affect me in the long run. Because it will, without a doubt, affect a lot of people I care about. 

      Duane

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  5. ansonburlingame

     /  December 1, 2016

    Duane,

    I decided to first read the backlash I fully expected from my above comment. I have yet to read “Fighting Back” however. Before reading it I hasten to add that you should, of course, fight back for your political beliefs and knowing you, you will certainly do so with the usual good research, “facts” as you see them and all the liberal rants possible. That is why I read your blog just about every day.

    I will absorb your rebuttal above, read “Fighting Back” and then try to respond with a different perspective, a conservative one.

    But I am compelled to point out that I firmly believe our racial divide today in America is as bad or worse that what this country endured in the 1998 time frame. Actually it is worse as I don’t recall police officers being targeted just because they were cops back then. In 1968 cops were “collateral damage” during grave social unrest, unrest my ass, is was flat out extreme violence of the worst sort in 1968. Today, it seems to me to even be worse for “everyone”.

    Anson

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    • Anson,

      You’re perception that police officers are being “targeted just because they are cops” is based on some high-profile incidents earlier this year that go against the long-term trend. Since the 1970s, the number of police killed has dropped, as has all violent crime. Needless to say, any cop killed on the job is a tragedy and unacceptable. And so too is the death of any citizen who is killed by the police for unjustifiable reasons. We really don’t have any statistics on those so killed because the FBI doesn’t track them, as far as I know, but one is too many, just as one murdered policeman is too many.

      My problem with what you said centers on the fact you seemed to attribute the recent race-related violence to Obama. Please explain exactly how he has anything at all to do with it other than the fact he has dark skin. Has he urged people to kill the police? Or has he time and again stood up for the police? I could point you to any number of speeches he has given in which he condemned violence against law enforcement officers. I suppose you would say that he has been sympathetic to Black Lives Matter activists and that is how you link him to all the “racial divide” today. Well, he has urged both sides to listen to each other. Police should not be threatened with violence. And black people living in their communities should not have to fear the police. Black moms and dads should not have to have “the talk” with their sons, just so they can survive an encounter, sometimes just a traffic stop, with the police. Is pointing that out a problem? If President Obama mentions it is he contributing to violence against the cops? Come on, Anson. It’s just common sense to criticize the fact that in too many places the police, white or black, are sometimes too quick to shoot blacks first and ask questions later. And just because we, or the President, criticize the police in some cases doesn’t mean we are anti-cop or, for God’s sake, support attacks against them. Indeed, such criticism should make law enforcement better. It’s only the way some cops react to the criticism that makes things worse for “everyone.”

      Duane

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  6. Anonymous

     /  December 1, 2016

    Anson seems to love labels, so here is rebuttal to his ridiculous claim by his own labeled “conservative” new site, and not a “liberal” rant. Breitbart agrees that interracial marriage has climbed from 0.4 % in 1960 when it was illegal in 16 southern states until SCOTUS legalized it in all of America in 1967, to 8.4 % today.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/01/04/interracial-marriages-on-the-rise-in-the-us/

    If the fact that in 1970 that there were only 310,000 interracial marriages in states where legal, to the 9 million interracial marriages reported to the Census Bureau in 2010 do not show that at least that many find interracial contact less strident, than I do not know how to convince someone who refuses to see facts.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interracial_marriage_in_the_United_States

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    • When I was growing up, it would have been unthinkable for my parents to accept the fact that anyone in our family would marry outside “our race”(meaning our white “tribal” family). Both of my parents are gone now, and so are some of those cultural, tribal prejudices that prohibited such marriages so long ago. But most of the prejudices are still with us. We still consciously or unconsciously relate to our tribe and pay respect to its norms. Time, and activists’ efforts, will, no doubt, erase many of the racial barriers that separate us on so many levels, but even today’s 8.4% interracial marriage rate is a low number, if you think about it.

      What good reason is there for us to a priori object to interracial hookups? What is it, which appears as something we think is deep in our bones, that makes us not willing to entertain being bonded to a person of another skin color, especially a dramatic difference in skin color? I mean, even light-skinned African-Americans seem to have a problem with darker folks. Why does tribalism, even among people of color, almost always crush reason? I wish I knew. And I wish I knew how to fix it.

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  7. ansonburlingame

     /  December 2, 2016

    OK, Duane,

    I will continue this thread here instead of later blogs, simply because you asked me to explain why our racial divide is so bad today and what role I believe Obama (actually his administration) has played in that increasing divide.

    First, I hope you agree that the racial angst today is as bad as 1968, or worse. As well I hope you agree that cops are now being targeted, just for being cops. To me that is a new approach by radicals. Is it isolated to just a few crazies or is it becoming a trend? I’m not sure but I am sure strong action must be taken to PREVENT such violence. Thus far all I hear is “words” trying to placate crazies or “others” (radical, violent activists, men like “burn this bitch down” or a crowd chanting “pigs in a blanket, burn’em like bacon”).

    Now take the leap to foreign policy. I hope you agree the Middle East (the “Greater Middle East”) is a mess, as our relations with Russia on a dangerous downward trend. Again, all I see or hear (mostly) are “words” coming from the Obama Administration. OK a few token sanctions against Russia, but ……..!

    Obama’s approach in both cases is “talk”, seeking ways to find “common ground”, drawing red lines that mean nothing and produce nothing, Obama’s approach is to walk very softly for sure but he has left his stick in the closet, by and large and liberals think that approach will work just fine, until the next cop gets killed, black man is slain by racist cops, or (and this is clearly now going to happen) Assad will regain control of all of Syria, with a very strong alliance with both Russia and Iran to keep it under his control.

    Add to all of that and we have domestic policies and efforts that boil down to the federal government trying to buy our way out of all sorts of messes. Just raise taxes, throw more money at intractable problems (ghettos, schools, health care, etc., etc.) and all will turn out just fine.

    I have little idea exactly what Trump will do but it sure will be different from Obama’s approach. Maybe this generalization will help explain what I mean. Trump has used LEVERAGE all his life. He negotiates from a position of strength, keeps his cards close to his vest and will use every legal trick in the trade to get his way. As well he resonates with a lot a Americans today by calling people, nations, etc. exactly what he sees or thinks about them. Nasty, brute force, impolite, use whatever names you like, but many, many Americas see a man that will leverage the strengths of America to get his way instead of trying to accommodate some really “crazies” in our world today, domestically and internationally.

    To put a final point on these observations, you scream now of O’Bannon as a white supremacist in the White House. Remember Valarie what’s-her-name or Van Jones (“Whitelash”) in Obama’s White House. True or not, you can well imagine what those out of work white, blue collar voters in the rust belt call those ardent Obama supporters that have been by his side for 8 (long) years.

    More later, I am sure, but on subsequent blogs.

    Anson

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