Saturday, January 28, 2017

Interesting Parallels

Interesting Parallels . Way back in 2009 , 8 years ago thousands took to the streets nationwide to protest a new American President . Our nations first African- American to win a Presidential election was being called a Marxist. The far right muster such a opposition to Obama  that the  potency of grassroots opposition to Mr  Obama despite a landmark speech to Congress that attempted to unify a nation erupted with a Congressman yelling out "YOU LIE". All   that attempted to quell opposition to his overhaul of the health-care system. Next came the  high point of the anti-Obama "tea party" movement, which came together  amid outrage over the $787 billion economic stimulus package. All this was to Delegitimize Obama after he won . { RIGHT NOW the Left is doing the same to Trump}   Remember when Barney Frank got in a heated
In 2009
Newly elected Obama gets
the "hitler" treatment
by the far right . 
exchange with a questioner
 at a Massachusetts Town Hall, who held up a poster of  (1)>>President Barack Obama overlaid prominently with a Hitler mustache. “Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy?” she demanded. His response: “On what planet do you spend most of your time?” What is fascinating is that Donald Trump faces the same Hitler image , 
Of all the far-left, wacky statements made at Saturday’s Women’s March, actress Ashley Judd may take the top honor (or DisHonor) for an R-rated tangent against “Electoral College-sanctioned hate speech” by President Trump and his team of “Nazis” capturing “little girls like Pokemon” and Ivanka Trump as his “favorite sex symbol.” Judd seized the stage from Michael Moore and proclaimed prior to her spoken word diatribe that she was
....And Trump too.
there to“bring you words from Nina Donovan, a 19-year-old in middle Tennessee and she has given me the privilege of telling you what she has to say.”  The Pope himself got into it as well ,Pope Francis  During the interview, the pontiff condemned the use of walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners, but said it was too early to judge Mr Trump, saying: “I think we must wait and see.” When asked if he worries about the rise of populism in the United States and Europe, he said people should not repeat the same mistakes as in the 1930s, when they turned to “saviours” to resolve economic and political crises only to end up at war. “Crises provoke fear, alarm. In my opinion, the most obvious example of European populism is Germany in 1933,” the Pope said.
Same Protests , but a different Time .
In 2009, anti-Obama protesters lashed out against minorities because of their discontentment with a black man being voted into the office of president for the first time in our nation’s history,  may have unnearved the Republican Party .{ Yes, the same party of Abraham Lincoln , anti-slavery , and civil rights}  . AS I
The Tea Party
protests of 2009
against Obama the
Marxist Dictator .
remember correctly the (2)>>Republicans worked to sabotage Obama
That hatred of President Obama, and the related scorched-earth efforts to smother his agenda, prepared the way for Trump. Many Republican voters became, in the words of one conservative writer, “just increasingly divorced from reality” after spending years in the right-wing echo chamber.In the first.  months after Obama’s election, as the president sought solutions for the most immense economic crisis in decades, conservative media became completely unhinged. Violent, doomsday rhetoric and overt appeals to feelings of anger and paranoia in their audience became regular features of commentary across the full spectrum of the right-wing press. While the level of demagoguery waxed and waned over the years, the hatred and fear that had been unleashed never dissipated. With Trump as President the anger and hate that the right threw at Obama will soon engulf the Trump administration.
When Obama became the first African-American president in the White House in 2008, there were plenty of voters at the time who were equally as troubled by an Obama presidency as those who fear a Trump presidency now. Even when Obama was reelected, opponents lashed out — including our very own president-elect: Trump called for a "revolution" when Obama retained the White House. Now, four years later and just two days after winning the election, Trump called protesters "unfair." Double standard ?
Pink was not just about
women , but the whole
untrustworthiness of
our Federal Government .
How much? Interesting as well I remember that over 2 million marched against Obama . I wonder if the same people who marched agianst Obama in 2009 are now marching against Trump . A MAJORITY of PROTESTERS go by their own free will , but a said few (3)>>ARE PAID to Protest  The size of the crowd - by far the biggest protest since the president took office in January - shocked the White House. Demonstrators massed outside Capitol Hill after marching down Pennsylvania Avenue waving placards and chanting 'Enough, enough'.  There people were "brainwashed" by the right wing media to such a point that most of the marches took place before President Obama ever started to do anything . IN 2017 . (4)>>there is a "fear" of another dictatorship in the UNITED STATES. { right now I fear more this Trump administration as a petty right wing dictatorship with Trump as a puppet yes -man for the Religious right } Its the same thing .  On Saturday {since Jan 20th } , millions of people worldwide poured into the streets to protest the presidency of Donald Trump. Just before he started to do anything . In Washington, D.C., more than half a million people flooded the National Mall for the Women’s March on Washington—many wearing pink hats dubbed "pussyhats." So many people turned out that by midday the entire planned march route was filled with people-- the so called "pink protests " took to the streets , it was about women's issues . The Pro-Abortion movement was not just the only persons marching , no wants to accept Trump as a legitimate President almost on the same grounds that Obama was subjected to by the right wing nut jobs .  AS Crowds broke out into dozens of anti-Trump chants, including "Love trumps hate" and "P---y grabs back." The crowd outside Trump Tower grew to nearly 10,000 late Wednesday, according to the New York Police Department.People in San Francisco also numbered in the thousands, holding signs with messages like "Trump says go back, we say fight back. No to racism, sexism, war." Some of the slogans chanted by the Pink Protests oddly familiar . I heard a few , word for aimed against both Bush Presidents , Obama and now Trump .   
 TRUMP and a New Wave of Social Unrest .
President Donald Trump in my view is going to ignite so individuals to jump the wagon of protests in this nation , we just have to brace ourselves with his "executive orders" . The GOP candidate’s talk of “millions” of fraudulent votes and his commitment to only accept the election results “if I win” don’t sound like the words of a typical American politician, and for good reason: The typical American politician has faith in the system, accepts the results of an election, and moves on.
Trump is doing something very different, pairing rhetoric about a rigged election with a message that basically says it’s him or the apocalypse. He has repeatedly warned his fans that if he loses, the America they know will be irreparably damaged. The Damage has already begun . FAR from the cry of the ultra-Right politics that are now in control of the Country . WE had 8 years of Mr. Obama's failing Progressive agenda , before that we had a nation that had acquired enormous debt by the Last two Bush's wars , and their attempt at occupying Iraq  { the failed War on Terror} . I am worried what the years 2017-2020 are going to bring to this county . If you turn the TV on , watch BREAKING NEWS . Protests .. terrorism .. mass shootings . A sad , VARY sad Lady Liberty weeps . How much more of this ? I Pray to GOD that this could be turned around . 

(1)>>President Barack Obama. Five days before Obama’s 2009 inauguration, the nation was in dire straights. A financial crisis had sent the economy into a tailspin, triggering massive job losses and a plummeting stock market. The banking system was still on the brink of failure. The auto industry was on the verge of collapse. Americans were rightly frightened of the immense economic insecurity, but broadly supportive of the new president who promised to right the ship.But on January 16, 2009, Rush Limbaugh -- one of the most powerful voices in Republican politics -- told his millions of listeners that his “hope for the Obama presidency” was “I hope he fails.” In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity the day after Obama was sworn in, Limbaugh doubled down, saying: "We are being told that we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president." (2)>>Republicans worked to sabotage Obama As the Obama administration took control of the reins of government and began trying to halt the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the right-wing media reviews rolled in.The new president was a Marxist. And a fascist. And a Nazi. And a Maoist. And a Bolshevik. And aTrotskyite.
“Is this where we’re headed?” asked Beck over a montage of photos of Hitler, Stalin, and Lenin.Obama’s aim was “destroying our economic system as we currently know it." His financial rescue plan was “Josef Stalin without the bloodshed.” It was also socialism. So was his economic recovery plan (unless that was really communism. Or fascism. It was definitely slavery). The auto industry rescue made him a mob boss. So did his labor proposal. His cabinet secretaries were Soviet commissars(3)>>ARE PAID.The Washington Times reported Tuesday that ads offering activists up to $2,500 per month to protest the inaugural of President-elect Donald Trump were running in more than two dozen cities, posted by a company called Demand Protest. last week than the anti-Trump Women’s March held the day after, according to a new poll — and a fair share believe philanthropist George Soros is to the post-inaugural protest were paid to attend by Mr. Soros, a Hungarian-born billionaire who frequently contributes to liberal causes.For months now, rumors have circulated the Internet that individuals were being paid to protest at rallies held by presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Today a man from Trump’s rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona back in March has come forward to say that he was paid to protest the event.  (4)>>there is a "fear" of another dictatorship in the UNITED STATES. Fear pervades Americans’ lives—and American politics. Trump is a master of fear, invoking it in concrete and abstract ways, summoning and validating it. More than most politicians, he grasps and channels the fear coursing through the electorate. And if Trump still stands a chance to win in November, fear could be the key.In addition to vowing to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton and put her in jail, Trump has also pledged to “open up our libel laws” so when reporters write “purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.” He has also talked of establishing a religious test on immigrants and about setting up a national stop-and-frisk program, despite the fact that policing policies are considered to be in the purview of state and local governments.

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