If Trump is re-elected…God forbid…Putin will be emboldened to begin expanding his empire’s borders in our direction. With his operative in the White House for another 4 years, Putin will begin colonizing America with Russians. After all, Trump has declared his affinity for white, Northern Europeans. Even now, I’ve noticed an uptick in Russians living among us. If it weren’t for Trump’s fawning all over Vladimir Putin, I wouldn’t have noticed.
With the majority of Republicans solidly behind him, as they are now, Trump will begin making the military his own. As generals who worked in his administration have demonstrated, they are anchored to their commander-in-chief for life. It’s highly unlikely Mattis, McMaster and Kelly would arm themselves against Trump. To do so would be to dishonor themselves and their military careers.
The Secret Service, the Department of Justice, the Senate and perhaps even the Supreme Court are Trump’s for the asking. And it’s guaranteed…he will ask. It’s highly unlikely he’ll be indicted for trying to bribe Ukraine’s president, so who’s to stop him from asking for whatever he wants from now on.
Putin will help Trump…continue Russia’s invasion of America. And we owe it to our Republican countrymen.
…as for me…I’ll be on an island in the middle of the ocean…far, far away…
It’s obvious from the pushback Republican politicians are delivering on a daily basis, that they, along with Trump, are beholding to Russia’s Vladimir Putin. It’s apparent they, along with Fox News, are Russian operatives on American soil.
Putin is deliriously happy with his newfound, American constituency. Trump has delivered on his promise to…make America great again…in the shadow of Russia. History will officially crown Putin the head of the Republican party, as delivered to him by his man, Trump..
It makes sense that Republicans, white men…and white women…will want to fashion themselves in Putin’s likeness. As a dictator, he can make his countrymen over into his image…that of a white person. He can, on a whim, eradicate all Russians of color. If he chose, he could prohibit religious freedom. Republican Christians are betting Putin could do the same in America.
Trump and his Tea Party Republicans, Kevin Nunes, Jim Jordan, Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham prominent among them, are delivering America to Vladimir Putin. They’re intent on reversing history…making America a colony of a new, Russian empire.
Republicans who blindly follow Trump are in truth giving themselves freely to Vladimir Putin. They willingly pledge their allegiance to him through his American-placed oligarch, Donald J. Trump. Those include Evangelical ministers, and their followers, who believe Trump is the messiah come to deliver them into his heavenly kingdom.
Trump is the Republican Party’s “chosen one.” He will deliver them from their downtrodden life here in America, into a life more richly rewarding as dictated by Vladimir Putin.
Trump pours out blessings onto his followers…and Putin is not far behind.
…bless those blinded by power, for they know not what they do…or do they???
My 30-year-old daughter, a millennial, joins me in my disdain for the candidate offered up to the American electorate by the Republican Party. Her outrage at Trump’s divisive racist and gender-based rhetoric matches mine… a 67 year-old woman of color.
I can only wonder at the loyal support Trump continues to receive from his daughter, Ivanka and his wife, Melania. I’ve no doubt they, like many of us, would stand with their man until the bitter end. It’s instinctive; it’s survival. Their fates are intimately entwined with that of their clan’s patriarch. Moreover, what Trump’s detractors are suffering at his hands would pale in comparison to what his own kin would have to endure were they to turn on him. Regardless of the stature they currently enjoy, it’s clearly apparent that Trump would put his heel to their necks were they, or any woman dependent upon his largesse, to step out of line.
Had Trump not run for President of the United States, he could have continued on his merry way doing as he pleased with whomever he pleased. We would not have been the wiser, nor would we have cared. When he took on his party’s mantle for the highest office in the country, and in the world, his business became our business.
In spite of his determination to keep us at arm’s length, even threatening to imprison his opponent and deny free speech to the media, Trump cannot shut us down. Or can he?
Could Trump, as president, limit our freedoms?
Could Trump imprison any of us on a whim? Could Trump terminate factual reporting? Could Trump be manipulated by others more intelligent than him? Could Trump wreak divisive havoc upon our country by tweeting his innermost thoughts of revenge? Could Trump decide who among us gets favorable treatment and who would not? Could Trump use our country’s financial coffers for his own self-enrichment? Could Trump take any woman for his own personal satisfaction? Could Trump get his henchmen to annihilate his enemies?
Donald Trump, the businessman, has already done all of this and probably more.
Trump has threatened to imprison Hillary Clinton were he elected president. Trump has already banned certain news media from accessing his rallies and has opted not to allow the media to travel on his plane with him, as Clinton is doing. Trump’s campaign is being fashioned at the top by Steve Bannon, a Harvard graduate, who until recently edited the internet right-wing extremist site, Breitbart. Trump, at 3 a.m., invited others to view a pornographic film involving a former Miss Universe with whom he was doing battle. Trump has touted his friendship and business dealings with billionaire Carl Icahn whose wealth came at the expense of middle class workers who lost their jobs in the process. Trump, in his own words, claims he has benefitted mightily from scamming the system…what’s to stop him from continuing to do so as the ultimate insider? By his own admission, Trump has already kissed and groped women because, as a “star,” he felt he was irresistible.
Win or lose, Trump has already incited his supporters to go after those who have opposed him. Jailing Hillary Clinton has been their battle cry for the duration of Trump’s campaign. He has done nothing to stop them; instead he condones their passionate outcry. He has also encouraged his believers to bash the media for bringing to light his transgressions against others. And let’s not forget when early on Trump himself spewed venom at a protester, saying “I’d like to punch him in the face.” Imagine that from the mouth of a future president of the United States of America.
If elected, Trump would be OUR Vladimir Putin…OUR Bashir al Asad…OUR Saddam Hossein…OUR Mohamar Ghadaffi…OUR Fidel Castro…and yes, even OUR own Paul Kagame who committed genocide upon Rawandans. Or worse, as others have suggested, perhaps America is beholding…LUCIFER himself, OUR own Adolph Hitler.
It’s unimaginable that we in America are witnessing the rebirth of Adolph Hitler. From within our midst, Trump hasarisen cloaked in dark words meant to stoke the country’s fears. Just as Germans rallied to once again becoming a great Aryan nation under the leadership of “Mein Fuher,” Trump supporters are dogmatic in following him blindly into “making America great again.” According to him, President Obama took our country in the wrong direction, away from what it once was.
What America once was.
Women supporting Trump for president have offered to give up their votes so that his election as president would be guaranteed. This sacrificial offering came on the heels of a poll showing that if the vote were held today, Hillary Clinton would win because of the women’s vote; if they weren’t allowed to vote, Trump would win because of the men’s vote.
Imagine where we were prior to the woman’s right to vote. Imagine going back there. Imagine all that we would lose. Imagine all that we are still struggling to attain. Imagine living like our female counterparts in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia…subservient to men in all things, even as it pertains to our own bodies…limited access to education, if any…workplace inequalities…as well as other inequalities under the law.
Just imagine, moms and dads, your daughters and granddaughters living in an autocracy presided over by Trump. His minions, in and out of politics, ready and willing to implement his will from wherever they are in the country. From what we’ve heard in recent days, saying “no” won’t be an option. If the leader can grope women against their will, so too can his lackeys take liberties.
“Making America great again” translates to an America where once again white men rule unchallenged, and the rest of us paw and scratch for our place at the back of the pack. If Trump is president, get ready to be…
That’s what an American president needs in the global chess game.
In my opinion, President Obama doesn’t flinch when maneuvered into a tight spot by his opponent. No matter who his adversary is…Mitch McConnell, Rush Limbaugh, John McCain…or Putin, Netanyahu, even Isis…the president stays the course, guided by his own moral compass. All the media’s tongue lashing does not dissuade him; neither is he swayed by their ubiquitous polling of the American public. God, how I hate those polls!
Putin is probably rubbing his hands in glee over the prospect of a President Trump. The Russian leader knows Trump well. After all they could be twin brothers. They’re all about the deal and who wins the game. Putin knows he could manipulate The Donald into situations favorable to the Russians. While Trump brags about keeping hisgame plan close to his vest, his personality has been on full display for all the world to see. Putin has seen Trump explode time and again when he’s personally attacked. Targeting Trump’s ego is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. Trump, the bull-headed narcissist, would charge without concern for anyone or anything except his pride and its preservation.
What’s also interesting is now that Trump is the Republican nominee, he is floundering for a running mate. Now that he has clinched the top of the ticket, he is back pedaling in search of a savvy politician. The outsider…wants an insider…to teach him the legislative ropes. My. My. And by the look of things, no one of substance is stepping up to the plate. Sarah Palin may get a second chance at VP. Newt Gingrich would also probably jump at the chance to serve as Trump’s puppeteer, throwing caution to the wind as he maneuvers his marionette into uncharted territory.
Trump-Palin. Trump-Gingrich. Almost as conceivable as…