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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Burning down the house


We aren't even arguing over the price anymore:

No word in the Trump lexicon is as tread-worn as “unprecedented.” But members of the president’s staff, stunned and disheartened, said they never expected to hear such a voluble articulation of opinions that the president had long expressed in private. National Economic Council Chairman Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, who are Jewish, stood by uncomfortably as the president exacerbated a controversy that has once again engulfed a White House in disarray. [emphasis added]

John Kelly is frustrated?  Why doesn't he quit?  Steven Mnuchin is uncomfortable?  Why is he still in this Administration?  "If you support the racist, you are the racist."  There really isn't any other way to see it.  This wasn't Trump slipping the traces of respectability and surprising everyone with what he said.  The only surprise was:  he finally said it in public.

You can no longer deny the man's positions, his ideas, his thoughts.  This is no longer a question of "what's really in his heart."  We all know what's there.  He made it plain yesterday.

And as long as you stand with him, you agree with him.

(and, as Keith Olbermann points out, when two corporations take a more moral stance on racism and white supremacy than the POTUS, it's time to question the POTUS'a worthiness for high office.)

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