Nov. 2, 2017 By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.
COUNTDOWN: It is my sad duty to report that there are still 1,176 more days to go in this greed-obsessed, evasive, and diversionary president’s term in office…
In the 1950s, a new book shot to the top of national best seller lists. It was called Profiles in Courage, and was accredited to then-Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy. In recent years, controversy has arisen as to who actually authored the book (for example, some have suggested that the real author may have been Kennedy speechwriter Ted Sorensen). Regardless of who the author was, it became a best seller and made an impact by winning a Pulitzer Prize.
The book described a number of prominent American Senators of earlier times who displayed great integrity and bravery in taking an active stand on particular (and often controversial) issues of theoir day. For example, among other persons, it spotlighted Thomas Hart Benson of Missouri, who stayed in the then-pro slavery, pre-Civil War Democratic Party despite his having opposed extending slavery in the territories; John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts for having broken away from his Federalist Party; George Norris of Nebraska, who rose up to oppose arming U.S. merchant ships in the days preceding World War I and also for his stance against the autocratic power of then-Speaker of the House Joseph Gurney Cannon; and Robert Taft of Ohio, whose op[position to the way the Nuremberg Trials after World War II were handled cost him the Republican nomination for President in 1948, among others. Each of these Senators defied popular opinion, and let their views be clearly stated in the face of popular opposition to their stances. Their examples stand in stark contrast to a number of leading political figures today, among which could easily be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who, after having been verbally assaulted by President Donald Chump, eagerly met with him to duscuss GOP tax plans and followed Chump around like an obedient little puppy, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who is so smarmy and ideologically opportunistic that he’ll gladly go along with Chump or anybody, just so that he can get tax breaks he wants for his wealthy benefactors, and even Chump himself, who is a known and proven pathological liar many times over and who used bogus deferments like having bone spurs to evade serving in the Vietnam War. These men, as well as nearly their entirely reactionary, CON-servative Republican Party, prefer to play it safe and use diversionary tactics in an effort to maintain their grip on power as long as they can. They are prime examples of profiles in COWARDICE rather than profiles in courage. Though controversial, Chump himself has displayed this cowardice, first by declaring bakruptcy FOUR TIMES (in his real estate career, deliberately depriving his contractors and their employees of monies owed them), and today by repeated examples of evasion and diversion whenever any damaging charge heads his way. As President, of course, Chump talks big but seldom delivers. He, like his entire party, are cowardly con-men who are failing the American public at a time when decisive leadership is needed most.While the Republican leadership plays it safe, our roads remain crumbling, our railways and airports are falling behind those of other countries, and our bridges are aging and are subject to collapse. All so that the wealthiest 1% can get unneeded tax breaks while the 99$ MAJORITY stagnate and the country’s infrastructure goes to hell.
THAT, readers, is why we must DUMP the reactionary CON-servative Republican Party starting in 2018 and DUMP TRUMP and all of his remaining GOP allies 2 years later! Their laxity in the face of grave national deterioration must be met with our disapproval and rejection of them! The time is ripe for replacing them with pro-action PROGTESSIVS!
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