No saving grace voting for a racist: Articles about the legitimate concerns of Trump voters are full of BS. Trump support was the middle finger from Backward America. Clinton Haters––that’s what they are––not “legitimately-concerned citizens” demonized Clinton’s alleged “pay for play,” while blatantly ignoring Trump illegally selling of weapons to Iran, computers to China, and helping Russia invade the Crimea. So-called, principled Americans railed against government million-dollar giveaways, while tax dodging corporations (Trump, the elite example) stole trillions in tax dollars hoarding them in overseas’ safe-havens. The Great Republican Recession took away your good paying jobs. Republican corporations moved your manufacturing overseas. Republicans in Congress sabotaged your economic recovery over and over just to make Obama look bad. But instead of blaming Republican crooks you label the good guys crooks. Whites in the South and in the North have kept blacks in a concentration-camp culture on the bottom rung for centuries. Blacks plead for Justice, and right away you sick the dogs on them. Don’t tell me you’re ignored and left behind. Republicans will gut Obamacare yet your family relies on it. Elitists aren’t making fun of you. You are making fun of yourselves, parading for dirty oil and coal, protesting contraception, and fighting the first real healthcare reform in sixty years. There is no saving grace in voting for a self-declared racist, liar, tax cheat, draft dodger, con man, sexist, crooked boss, and rotten father and husband. Electing Trump made America less great. But that’s not why you shot the finger. You’re just fed up with folks dinging you that Backwards in America are wrong. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
The election was a lot of noise in the wrong direction: I thought we had grown as a nation. I can see now that meaningful change to many meant no change. Ignorance, intolerance, bigotry and hypocrisy are acceptable if they pad the pocketbook. Selfishness did not come out of the woodwork, it is the woodwork. White workers saw only their loss of special white privileges. Yearning for a past they grew up in, they could not recognize its white privileged lifestyle. White Americans live in a highly competitive white dominated society. If you ask about white supremacy, however, they don’t understand the concept. They do not understand Law and Order is a white man’s concern. Without Justice, Law and Order is keeping blacks in their place. Allowing religion to determine marriage and women’s rights is white religious issue. Declaring blacks have an equal opportunity and don’t need a hand up is a white educational issue. Letting corporations decide who gets health insurance and at what prices is a white health issue. National defense is white issue. National security is a white issue. Mortgage tax deductions are a white issue. Most blacks don’t own homes. I am ashamed for all those who voted for a self-proclaimed racist. The problem is they aren’t ashamed of themselves. One thing for sure, if Trump leads to disaster, Republicans will spend billions to blame Democrats just as they spent billions to demonize Clinton and blamed worker losses on Obama instead of the Great Republican Recession. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
What a woman can be: The 2016 Presidential election is a judgement on what a woman can be and what men get away with. White men whine they have lost faith in the American dream, but the only change is that now they have to share prosperity with blacks and women. Even white women find themselves demonizing other women as baby killers to gloss over the idea of celebrity groping. The working class rails against the elite, then supports America’s supreme elitist. We have division in America because we are acting like spoiled children. Palin was bad enough, but just the possibility of Trump is disgusting. Ford said he paid workers a good salary so they could buy his cars.” He might have added, “Good salaries soon turn Democrats into selfish Republicans.” To all whiners tired of a government playing by someone else’s rules, think how tired blacks and women are of playing by white rules.
Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Trump speaks for a great deal of Americans; the bigots, the intolerant, the greedy white privileged who don’t want to share the benefits provided by a government of the people with all other Americans. Trumps speaks for the many ignorant Americans who believe in white superiority, in American imperialism abroad, and that God has chosen them to be special above all others. Trump doesn’t speak for women who have been raped and molested, for blacks shunted to a concentration camp culture, or for immigrants who have always been the backbone of American progress. Trump doesn’t speak for decency, for moral courage, for constancy of marriage, or for treating others like you would have them treat you. Trump stands for those Americans who think it is smart to cheat on taxes, clever to not pay bills that your lawyers can wriggle out of, and to dodge the draft repeatedly, and then condemn soldiers who have faithfully served our country. Trump represents the liars, the thieves, the nasty name callers, the schemers, and those who brag when they pull something over on others without getting caught. Trump does not care about abortion––a religious issue, or about law and order––a fear of blacks issue, or about healthcare reform that helps a mother pay for her son’s medical bills. Trump speaks of rigged elections for those Americans who readily believe in rigging elections, those who do not have confidence in the American way of life, and those who denigrate that America stands for all Americans not just a privileged few. Trump does speak for a great deal of Americans, those the rest of America are not proud of. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Defining Trump’s Deplorables: Anyone willing to accept Trump’s attacks on US veterans, women, open racism and promoting violence is one of the deplorables, angry over lost white privileges. Anyone willing to live with Trump’s bragging about cheating on his taxes and groping married women in public because he has celebrity status is just as disgusting and deplorable. To claim what you can see with your own eyes and hear with your own ears, as rigged media propaganda shows how deplorable you have allowed yourself to become. Trump’s law and order without justice, tax breaks for tax cheats, and a three-time-draft-dodger’s military expertise are nothing more than letting the rich get richer for a piece of the action. Trump’s tax ploy––Palin in the streets and Reagan in the boardroom––will cost trillions, yet Trumpophiles refuse to read the fine print. Spouting facts are lies and using opinions as facts proves deplorables believe only what they want to believe. While conspiracy theorists, bigotry and white supremacists come out of the woodwork, warm fuzzy Trumpophilia lays bare the ugly defects of groupthink. Using a con man’s tactics, where failure always someone else’s fault, Trump is turning politics into a reality show, where he is the Apprentice. Your vote will decide: Donald Trump deplorable win, or you’re not qualified, you’re fired! Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Demonized Clinton image created by billions of dollars in false malicious Republican propaganda: Propaganda is manufactured public imagery based on a campaign narrative of misinformation. The danger of propaganda is that a lie told a thousand times is believed more than the truth told once. Propaganda is how Nazism and Communism rose to prominence, and has always been the tool of hatred, bigotry, intolerance and hypocrisy. Since 2008, Republicans have used propaganda spending billions of dollars to demonize Obama and Clinton. Manufacturing scandal after scandal based on uncorroborated evidence and sneaky innuendo, the Republican Conspiracy Machine has labored to make Obama appear responsible for the slow economic turnaround, despite the fact that a do-nothing Republican Congress worked diligently against economic development. Since, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy, Republicans have created scandal after scandal to destroy her public image as a way to hide the fact that Republicans are unable to offer viable solutions to living wages, fair immigration, economic growth, infrastructure repairs, rising domestic terrorism, and the dangers of out of control climate change. Seven Republican Benghazi committees have exonerated Clinton. Repeated FBI investigations have exonerated her alleged email illegalities. Nevertheless, the Republican Conspiracy Machine swamps the media daily with unfounded assertions like the Clinton Foundation and the health and stamina of women. “Crooked” fits Nixon, indicted for his crimes, and Bush and Cheney whose lies led to the Iraq War, but never to routine email processing and lack of recollections from among ten-thousand decades old memos. Nevertheless, Republican propaganda has falsely positioned the highly qualified public reformer, former first lady, senator, and Secretary of State in the same camp as the foul-mouthed con man Trump. Such a distorted comparison proves yet again the dangers of false propaganda; the ability by spending huge sums of money to con angry white workers into blindly supporting the guy with a history of not paying his debts and destroying fair-wage jobs. Trump is the antithesis of America and yet we have a horse race for the Presidency because so many journalists contribute nothing but Republican propaganda. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Wells Fargo fraud result of Republican failure: Wells Fargo was recently fined millions for demanding employees create fraudulent loans, then charging fees and interest, and fining customers who did not know such loans had been issued. Instead of applauding the $185 million government settlement, House Republicans blasted the watchdog Committee for Consumer Protection Bureau for not acting sooner. Overlooking the fact that CCPB had already been investigating Wells Fargo long before a whistleblower broke the news, Republicans focused on what it mistakenly considered bureaucratic failure. House Republican financial investigation rules restrict the watchdog access to consumer accounts making fraud difficult to define let alone uncover. The Republican House has also rigged the consumer protection system to favor arbitration where judges dismiss penny-ante cases, class-action is prohibited, and access to bank records is severely limited. Once again, Republicans are blatantly guilty of creating failure and blaming the victims. Playing politics instead of protecting consumers Republicans undercut and underfund and then blame a government bureau to make it appear the system is failing and that oversight should therefore be returned to a Republican controlled Congress. Instead of recognizing Wells Fargo as the government’s biggest achievement ever over cheating, thus demonstrating the bureau’s value, Republicans scandalize government protection in hopes of labeling all restrictions detrimental to business
Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.