Nov. 13, 2017 By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.
COUNTDOWN: I shudder at the thought that there are still 1,165 days left in this hateful and self-serving administration’s term in office…
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I have long decried the anti-democracy, anti-government approach the now reactionary, CON-servative Republican Party has taken over the past several decades. Their constant attempts to install Libertarian principles into governance are, in my view, impractical and aid the forces of the wealthy at the expense of everybody else. This notion of having as little government as possible, or that “government is not the solution – government is the problem” very negatively impacts working people, the poor, the handicapped, and minorities needlessly. It has led to the greatest disparity in weaalth in our history and has turned our once-representative government into the greatest government money can buy, where the greed and wants of the wealthy few far outweigh the real needs of the 99% MAJORITY. This is a travesty to our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and all Americans must rise up in opposition to this twisted and perverted form of governance, or the country we have loved and grew up in will be changed forever, and NOT for the betterment of our citizens or our way of life!
In our recent round of off-year elections, voters appeared to be finally warming up to more progressive visions of our society. They elected the first-ever transgender person to statewide office, Danica Roem, in Virginia; elected first-time delegate Greg Hurst (whose girl friend had been fatally shot earlier, while on live TV), defeating a three-term Republican opponent who carried an “A” rating from the NRA; approved an expansion of Medicaid benefits in the state of Maine; and thoroughly repudiated Trumpism by rejecting the Trump-like campaign of CON-servative Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie in Virginia. Nationwide, this phenomenon evidenced itself by Democrats regaining control of one of Washington state’s statehouses, plus electing THREE new Democrats in the deeply Republican state of Georgia! This is a very encouraging trend, which we must continue to wage relentlessly through the 2018 midterms and beyond!
A very extremely dangerous and cynical man by the name of Steve Bannon, the former propagandist in President Donald Chump’s administration, has been leading the charge to push the already far-too-much-to-the-right Republican Party even further to the right. Since leaving the White House, this totally misguided man has tried to become a one man wrecking crew, dedicated to replacing as many so-called “establishment” Republicans as he can with his own type of fanatical, far-right variety. His goal is to primary as many sitting Republicans as he can and to replace them with Trump loyalist stooges. So far, he has been successful, with getting a primary win in the Alabama Senate race for the wacko reactionary alleged pedophile former judge Roy Moore over incumbent Luther Strange. Nice choice, idiot Bannon! Upon the news of Moore’s alleged improper dealings with a 14 year old girl in 1979 coming out in The Washington Post, Bannon immediately went into attack mode and tried to dismiss the story as being only Drmocratic Party fake news, ignoring the fact that the story was a carefully researched one that had been corroborated by dozens of others. Three other women also claimed to have been propositioned by Moore when they, too, were teenagers. That Bannon would attack these people without first checking the facts reminds me of an old adage, which stated that, if one person tells you that you have sprouted a tail, that’s only that person’s opinion; if two or three do so, they are only a clique; but when four or more tell you the very same thing, you had damn well better turn around and at least have a look!
Bannon has even endorsed the overly opportunistic Kelli Ward in the 2018 Arizona Senate race, and I have done a previous post (Aug. 31, 32017) outlining what an awful, self-centered and cold-hearted JERK she is! Obviously, Bannon doesn’t care one bit about the impracticality or the unethical lack of morals a candidate may have – that is why he has enthusiastically supported Chump. Moore, and Ward. One has to seriously question Bann0m’s sanity or unethical motives in choosing to support this group of poor choices!
Bannon’s vision of governing America is murky at best. It favors laissez faire capitalism and opposes any and all regulation of business by government. It is built upon resentment, fear, and revenge rather than camaraderie, inclusivity, and good character. He will do anything and will also support virtually anybody to realize his own twisted ends. While physically gone from the White House, Bannon speaks with and still advises Chump on the phond every day, and that is NOT a good thing! He has allied himself with the equally twisted billionaire Mercer family and, as head of the far-right Breitbart News, has repeatedly lied about and misinterpreted nearly all in his path. His viewpoint is a diabolical and sullen force and something we must all strongly reject. The best and really the only path for us to follow is to work hard and defeat his handpicked reactionary Republican nominees in 2018 and in all future elections, and to strongly support fair-minded progressive candidates who believe government can and must be a force for good in our lives instead!
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