Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Heckuvajob, Freddie

Donald Trump had some things to say about Black History Month today.
Among those he mentioned was Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and former slave who died in 1895. Trump cited Douglass as “an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.”
He's right, you know. Frederick Douglass really did do an amazing job.
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! had I the ability, and could reach the nation's ear, I would, to-day, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.
So with that in mind, remember to keep after your Senators and tell them this is such a time as Douglass described in his Fourth of July speech. Keep calling them. Keep showing up at their offices and their homes.

We are presently one GOP no vote away from stopping Betsy DeVos. If you have a Republican Senator, ask them to join their colleagues, Senators Murkowski and Collins.

If you have a Democratic Senator, tell them you aren't going to tolerate anything other than full rejection of Trump's cabinet and judges. There is nothing in it for them but shame. 
In payment for Democrats being so nice and good, and voting to confirm this suit filled with cockroaches to the highest court in the land, Republicans will make the next Democratic nominee into the biggest screaming pinko terrorist butt-buddy to ever walk the earth. They will portray that person, most likely a semi-conservative career prosecutor or the like, as a grave threat to the Republic and come up with endless rationales for delaying and finally denying his or her confirmation, and after they do that they’ll take victory laps at CPAC so the frog-fuckers who vote for them can shower them with praise for saving the land.

That will be your reward, Democrats, for “doing the right thing” by Republicans. Would that any of you were half as interested in doing the right thing by your constituents, or by America. Would that you felt as strongly about doing the right thing for us. Would that that kept you up at night.
We need "the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake" to keep them up at night. That is our job now. 

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