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'The only way you can deal with bullies': Dem congresswoman explains how to stand up to Trump
by Carl Wilson
Alternet, December 30, 2023
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan), who was elected to Congress after the retirement of her husband, former Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan), has firsthand experience with what she refers to as "bullying" from former President Donald Trump.
In an essay for the New York Times, Dingell recalled being attacked by then-President Trump, who remarked that her late husband was "looking up" at her in the wake of her vote for his first impeachment, implying that her deceased spouse "was in hell."
"Thats the Trump way the cruelty is the point, yet that awareness doesnt make it any less painful. Were human. He knows that, and he thrives on it," Dingell wrote. "I am not seeking a fight with Mr. Trump. Its not easy to tangle with him, especially after that experience involving John. But I do know that hateful rhetoric cannot be ignored or become normalized. We have to stand up to bullies in this country, and we have to call out indignities."
"In my view, the only way you can deal with bullies is to consistently call out their inexcusable behavior and stand in defense of those they choose to target," she continued.
"What I would encourage people to do, if attacked by Mr. Trump or his supporters, is to not be afraid to challenge the attack. Try to de-escalate the situation by presenting an alternative point of view calmly. Dont let them bait you to descend to their level," she added. "[T]hat animosity is exacerbating the problem: We are watching very premeditated and carefully chosen words and actions by Mr. Trump that are stoking anger, further fueling a lack of trust in many institutions and creating a climate that is threatening democracy. Beware, the dangers are real."
After the war, Hitlers loot and henchmen were welcome to, ah, fight Communism.
DU from 2007:
Know your BFEE: Spawn of Wall Street and the Third Reich
Trump joked about Pelosi assassination attempt.
Californias GOP laughed right along
By Jack Ohman
San Francisco Chronicle, October 5, 2023
Former President Donald Trump spoke to the California GOP convention last Friday in Anaheim, and he exceeded even his usual rhetorical cruelty.
Well stand up to crazy Nancy Pelosi, who ruined San Francisco.
Hows her husband doing, by the way, anybody know?
In a universe of demented Trump observations, this perhaps exceeded even the lowest of his lows.
Paul Pelsosi, an 82-year-old man, was attacked in his own home in October by a hammer-wielding assailant. Police arrested David DePape, 42, who repeatedly asked, Wheres Nancy?
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Two trials against Navalny are being held Moscow City Court one considering an appeal against his imprisonment in the embezzlement case and another announcing a verdict in the defamation case. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
"What Flynn did is sedition. And to be absolutely clear its a treason that our men and women in uniform would never ever countenance.
"Im calling for Michael Flynn to be recalled to active duty and court martialed for his treason. Do you agree with me? Add your name today to say you support court martialing Michael Flynn for his treason.
"Flynn violated the oath we all took when we enlisted to support and defend the Constitution. That oath doesnt retire when you do."
-- Major General Paul Eaton, US Army (ret.)
by Tatyana Tandanpolie
Salon, December 26, 2023
A Republican congressional candidate posted an image of a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments of Democrats in nooses and later expressed regret after being hit with backlash.
Former West Virginia state lawmaker Derrick Evans shared and quickly deleted the image, which showed miniature versions of politicians like President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, former President Barack Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hanging from nooses, according to The Messenger. A Donald Trump ornament beside the display appears to be raising his hand in approval of the hangings.
Evans, who resigned in January 2021 from the West Virginia House of Delegates after being federally charged over his participation in the Jan. 6, Capitol riot, is running for Congress in 2024.
He is a vocal supporter of Trump and the former president's baseless claims about the 2020 presidential contest being fraudulent and stolen. The former West Virginia legislator pleaded guilty to one felony count of civil disorder in March 2022 and later served a 3-month sentence in federal prison for his role in the riot, during which he livestreamed his felonious activities on Facebook, according to NBC News.
Something is really wrong to create hate like this.
Alexander Panetta · The Canadian Press · Posted: Sep 19, 2015
Canadians amused by the improbable presidential run of Donald Trump might be surprised to learn the role their own country played in shaping his story.
Trump's grandfather started the family fortune in an adventure that involved the Klondike gold rush, the Mounties, prostitution and twists of fate that pushed him to New York City.
Friedrich Trump had been in North America a few years when he set out for the Yukon, says an author who's just completed a new edition of her multi-generational family biography.
That Canadian chapter proved pivotal for the entrepreneurial German immigrant, says Gwenda Blair, author of The Trumps: Three Generations That Built An Empire.
"It allowed him to get together the nest egg he'd come to the United States for," the author and Columbia University journalism professor said in an interview.
"Whether he could've accumulated that much money somewhere else, in that short a period of time, as a young man with no connections, and initially not even English, is certainly ... unlikely."
Friedrich must've seen he would make more money off sex and booze than as a barber.
Period. The unstable moron is a fascist traitor and stooge of the planets worst authoritarians.
We fought and beat the NAZIs in World War 2. We will do it again.
Why would they push that idea? Crooks dont get to decide their cases. And where is that in the Constitution, that a man or even a former or current president is above the law?
The press corpse making out like its a likely and expected outcome seems to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Or more wishful thinking that favors Dip over the law of the United States, meaning We the People.
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