Abdication

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This just in: The United States is no longer the leader of the free world.  This happened when we simply abdicated our throne in nearly every global arena.

This started with George W. Bush.  He listened to God who apparently said, “Don’t do stem cell research because…no you shut up!”  The rest of the world moved on and started solving problems with this research as we watched clouds float by.

Now we have the Master of Abdication.  Trump pulled out of the Paris Accord and China stepped in.  Trump gives up on the Middle East.  Trump gives up on NATO.  Trump gives up on the Trans Pacific Partnership (and China steps in).  Trump gives up on NAFTA.  Trump fails to speak out against human atrocities while embracing tyrants; thus abdicating our moral authority. He has abandoned science, history and common sense.

And he has done this on the world stage for all to see.

However, he has not done this alone.

The entire Republican Party has supported his every move.

The GOP supported getting rid of Obamacare without replacement even though it would throw tens of millions off of healthcare.  In fact, this was their idea, not Trump’s.

The GOP passed a tax bill where 85% of the savings go to the top 25% of the population while creating a $1.5 trillion debt and throwing tens of millions off of health care.  In fact, this was their idea, not Trump’s.

Yesterday, at a surprisingly open forum, Trump and congressional leaders discussed immigration.  Something very interesting happened:

Feinstein: “I think we should do A.”

Trump: “That sounds reasonable.”

A Republican quickly says: “Mr. President, I think we should do the exact opposite of A.”

Trump: “That’s what I meant.”

In other words, Trump is truly a useful idiot.  The GOP keeps him around because they control his strings.

But Trump does have some of his own ideas.  For example, while there is no doubt that the Koch owned Republican Party pushed Trump to allow drilling everywhere (including the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland), it was probably Trump’s idea to forbid it in one single place: Off the coast of his Florida resorts.

Now for the biggest news…

Diane Feinstein released the transcripts of the Fusion testimony.

The transcripts are extremely interesting and Rachael Maddow does a great job covering it all.  I recommend you watch this.

However, that is not the most interesting part.

The most telling and interesting part is that the Republican Party tried to prevent these unclassified documents from leaking.  They claimed that the testimony given in the documents was not very helpful as the man doing the testifying was not being open with them.

This is what they said.

This is what they were able to get away with saying because we didn’t have access to the testimony.

Now that we can see the testimony, we can see that the Republican Party was ABSOLUTELY LYING about the nature of the witness.

The GOP; the entire GOP is obstructing justice.

I’m not screaming “Benghazi!” here.  Watch the Maddow video above and make up your own mind.

On the How to Fix Facebook page…

I have been blocking those that post fake news, racists memes and hateful remarks.  I thought I might feel guilty but…Facebook is now fun for me to go to.  I can see puppies, hear music and say hi to friends.  I intend to keep blocking those that I find irritating.  I have too many other good things to look into which take priority over listening to people whine about a retired grandma that once ran from office.

This is a two-way street.  I have stopped bombarding Facebook with articles that support my own position.  My assumption is that this is probably tiring to more than just a few people who have no interest in my political views.

Instead, I spout off on my blog.  Yes, it makes it to Facebook but, it’s just one post every few days and you have to actually open it up to see my opinion.

Anyway…

Got to save the world.

Up, up and away…

Jim