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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:47 AM Jun 2019

Open Letter to the MSM [View all]

Watch any political news show these days and you’ll inevitably hear the same question asked: What are the Democrats doing about Trump?

It would seem obvious that the real question should be: What are the Republicans doing about Trump?

The Democrats didn’t put this Idiot in the White House – Republicans did. They nominated him, elected him, and continue to support him. It’s the Republicans who controlled the House, the Senate, and the “presidency” for two years – so how is it the Democrats’ fault that The Dotard is still where he is? Why is it somehow the failure of the Democrats that a Russian-colluding traitor is distancing us from our allies while praising our enemies?

Why is it the responsibility of the Democrats to stop the insanity of the madman in the Oval Office, while the Republicans support his every lie, his every inane statement, his every attempt to undermine the agencies that keep our country safe from the very people who their “pResident” is determined to align himself with.

I’ve heard it dozens of times now: Why aren’t the Democrats coming up with a way to humanely house immigrant children in cages? Again, shouldn’t the question be: Why are there children in cages in the first place? We all know who put them there – and it wasn’t the Democrats. Why are Republicans let off the hook for their inhumane policies, while Democrats are excoriated for not undoing the damage that Republicans continue to do?

I’m tired of hearing how the Democrats are spineless. It isn’t the Democrats who sat in silence while a Republican “pResident” stood on the world’s stage and declared that Putin’s “word for it” should be taken above the factual findings of our own intelligence community. It isn’t the Democrats who have – consistently and repeatedly – supported the undermining of our most precious freedoms, like a free press, the right to vote, and the safeguards that ensure that every vote is counted – and NOT interfered with or influenced by our enemies.

If anyone has been spineless, it is the Republicans, who – two-plus years into this disastrous “pResidency” – have yet to stand up to the democracy-destroying, brainless bigot they placed in the highest office in the land. Where is the spine of the party that has remained silent while the institutions that underpin our democracy have been demeaned by their “pResident”, who dismisses their efforts to keep our nation secure while instead kow-towing to ruthless dictators who send him “beautiful letters”?

This is not to say that Democrats are above reproach, or above criticism. But when you play the ”What are you doing about Trump?” card, you might think about dealing that card to the players who invited him to the table to begin with. You might want to ask them why they insisted that a known con-man be allowed to join the game.

I am fed up with watching this scenario played out – not on FOX-News (where this bullshit is to be expected), but on networks that hold themselves out as representing serious journalism. There is nothing ‘serious’ about asking the Democrats why they haven’t cleaned-up the shit this “pResident” has smeared all over the Constitution and the rule of law. Serious journalists would be asking the Republicans why they ever allowed their rabid dog to shit on those things in the first instance, and why they continue to enable him to do so, instead of asking Democrats why they have failed to rid us of the stench.

Let’s get this much straight. The Republicans have held the power to curb their mutt all along. They had the power to rein him in, the power to withhold their support of his idiotic ideas, the power to render him powerless if he refused to conduct himself in accordance with the Constitution and the law – and yet they have consistently refused to do so.

So let’s stop this pretense of being fair-and-balanced by asking Democrats what they are going to do about Trump. Ask the Republicans what they’re going to do about their out-of-control, snarling attack dog – because in case you haven’t noticed, they’re ones who have been holding the leash all along.

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Open Letter to the MSM [View all] NanceGreggs Jun 2019 OP
Rec'd. nt trev Jun 2019 #1
Wow! StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #2
I second your emotion. emmaverybo Jun 2019 #7
Republicans, get rid of your trash dalton99a Jun 2019 #3
The Republican Party is a crime syndicate that is with him SHRED Jun 2019 #4
I think they ask it ... NanceGreggs Jun 2019 #6
Not sure "they" have what it takes, madamesilverspurs Jun 2019 #5
Bravo! eom LittleGirl Jun 2019 #8
K & R +1000 Stonepounder Jun 2019 #9
okay... myohmy2 Jun 2019 #10
THANK YOU Skittles Jun 2019 #11
All true... but we have close to zero media savvy game Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #12
David Jolly and Nicolle Wallace actually talked about this on DeminPennswoods Jun 2019 #13
Well written, Nance bdjhawk Jun 2019 #14
hit M$M where it hurts -- money Hermit-The-Prog Jun 2019 #15
I'll tell you how: by not holding GOP accountable AlexSFCA Jun 2019 #16
K&R. dchill Jun 2019 #17
The Republican Party is not going to do anything. Voltaire2 Jun 2019 #18
the democracy-destroying, brainless bigot. Mc Mike Jun 2019 #19
Great post malaise Jun 2019 #20
K&R... spanone Jun 2019 #21
All of this with JustAnotherGen Jun 2019 #22
K&R Gothmog Jun 2019 #23
Typical M$M.. trying to manufacture Cha Jun 2019 #24
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