THE WINTER OF OUR COLLECTIVE DISCONTENT!

January 17, 2019  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.

COUNTDOWN: I am aggrieved to point out that there are still 727 long days left in this grandstanding and thoroughly disgusting Trump presidency!

As I write this, we have now entered the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history. Thanks to our ever-pouting, spoiled rotten, bullying, man-child mobster-in-chief who is masquerading as president, Donald J. Trump, hundreds of thousands of hard-working federal employees remain unpaid, with no apparent relief in sight. California Senator Kamala Harris has correctly labeled this “Trump’s Vanity Shutdown” and she has nailed it. Trump, of course, is ever dismissive of reality and has chosen once again to lie and to blame Democrats for it all – which is not only reckless and irresponsible, but completely ludicrous, too! Long time conservatives and staunch Republicans like Bill Kristol, George F. Will, and Nicolle Wallace have all left this now Trump-dominated Republican Party and are not looking back. The man has been a wrecking ball to future electoral hopes they may have once held.

Though a few congressional Republicans have expressed disagreement with Trump’s action, their numbers remain small. Regrettably, most have chosen to stand firmly behind the non-committal Senate Majority Leader  (that constipated turtle Mitch McConnell). Due to his fear of, and loyalty to, the president, and because he has always been overly-partisan and obstructionist, this so-called public servant has steadfastly refused to bring to the Senate floor numerous already-passed  House Democratic bills. Rather than taking a leadership role and pressuring Trump to end this unwarranted shutdown, McConnell has alibied that he won’t waste time on bills that he knows Trump won’t sign.

It is abundantly clear that neither Trump NOR McConnell give one tiny shit at all about the well-being of these unpaid federal workers! If they did, they would relieve the financial stress that the shutdown is having on them.

While they sit back and do nothing, thousands of mortgages, loan payments, doctor bills, and prescriptions are being left unpaid. Groceries are being tremendously cut back upon, and federal workers are being severely exploited working for no pay at all. Food isn’t being properly inspected by the FDA, and our nation’s security is being threatened – just so Trump can gain media attention  and he can please his shrinking base of followers and far-right media pundits like the despicably snide and hateful Ann Coulter, thorough-ly disgusting Rush Limbaugh,  and loathsome, completely biased pro-Trump Fox “News” host Sean Hannity.

Meanwhile, our traditional allies are becoming increasingly uneasy about relying on us for their security; Russia’s Vladimir Putin is relishing our new perceived lack of trustworthiness; Syria’s oppressive dictator Assad is becoming more secure by the minute; the Kurds in Turkey will suffer attempts at their merciless annihilation by their dictator Erdogan; and autocratic leaders worldwide are breathing a sigh of relief over our impotence. People are growing justifiably very concerned! It has reached the point where we have GOT to rise up in protest and take acti0n against the despotic thug who has taken over the White House! Time to hit the streeets to march in strong support of Trump’s exploited federal workers – they are NOT his personal slaves!!!! TIME TO RE – OPEN THE GOVERNMENT!!!!!

This is rapidly turning into a winter of our collective discontent, and Trump and his band of spineless, compliant Republicans MUST be held accountable in the 2020 elections – and far beyond, too! 🙁
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