Trump created himself, don’t blame Obama

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To the editor:

Of all the bizarre accusations made against President Obama, none is stranger than Alvin Gordon’s claim that Obama somehow created Trump.

When Obama was elected, the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, announced that he would make it his mission to ensure that Obama would fail. Not exactly bipartisan there, eh?

Despite all of McConnell’s desperate strivings, Obama succeeded, with Congress, in bringing the American economy back from the brink of collapse.

The Affordable Care Act helped give millions health insurance, despite its flaws and an intense Republican effort to destroy it in the cradle, including false smears about “death panels.”

It’s true that President Obama acted on his own to give Hispanic immigrants a chance at living in America, because the Republican Congress doesn’t believe in any kind of immigration, creating a static country without any growth and change.

If Mr. Gordon thinks that Obama is a divisive figure (and many saw him as divisive, simply because he is African-American and how dare an African-American man become President?), let’s look at President Trump, who is a divisive figure without parallel.

President Trump got into a heated exchange with the Prime Minister of Australia, for God’s sake, one of our most steadfast allies, then hung up on him.  He harangued Mexico to pay for a giant wall we would build. What is that?

Is it possible Mr. Gordon regrets his vote for Trump? Trump fights with everybody. He offers American citizens nothing resembling mature leadership or direction.

Oh, and according to Trump, destructive climate change isn’t happening, because to admit otherwise would put a dent in the armor of the Republican ideology that capitalism is the perfect and only answer to all our problems. 

President Trump subscribes to a pinched view of a world that has only winners and losers and that America belongs just to giant corporations, not to all citizens, who have a right to ask for a say in their futures and that of their children.

President Trump embraces white identity politics, which excludes Jews, Hispanics, Muslims, African-Americans, Asians (which is most of the world, let’s face it)–anyone who is not of Northern European heritage, white and Christian.

I suddenly find myself nostalgic for the Presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, neither of whom I voted for.  At least they had the good sense to offer us a dose of optimism and hope that all American people could succeed together.

Michael Gold

Michael Gold is the author of “Consumer Culture is Consuming Us.” 

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If Mr. Gordon thinks that Obama is a divisive figure (and many saw him as divisive, simply because he is African-American and how dare an African-American man become President?

Possibly some libertard or member of the left coast land known for FRUITS and NUTS can enlighten me

Geo Zimmerman's mother is Hispanic and his father is Caucasian

He in the news he is considered "White" when he shot a savage attacker by the name of Trayvon Martin

OBama's mother was white and his father was black so how come the Bama is considered black and Geo was considered white?

Also why do so many people have the give me disease expecting the "government" to take care of them from birth until death?

Is there no more personal responsibility or people making on their own merit and capabilities or are we for ever stuck with "affirmative Reaction" thinking certain minorities cannot make it on their own that they need quota's or set aside jobs or points for just being different

Being kept in city housing is like keeping an animal in a zoo for three generations with no hope in sight

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WHY the HELLERY LOST

HOW THE DEMOCRATS LOST AND IS WORTH SHARING .

This is a great summary of what just happened.

This is right on the money.

"US" by Paul Genova

(Mr. Paul Genova has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Wireless Telecom Group Inc. since June 30, 2016. Mr. Genova served as the Chief Executive Officer of Wireless Telecom Group Inc. from November 16, 2009 to June 30, 2016)

I haven't said too much about this election since the start....but this is how I feel....

I'm noticing that a lot of you aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump.

Some of you are apparently "triggered" because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results.

How did this happen you ask? Well here is how it happened!

You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech.

You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms.

You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs.

You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists.

You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic.

You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.

You created "us" when you attacked our flag.

You created "us" when you took God out of our schools.

You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism.

You created "us" when you began to emasculate men.

You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft.

You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.

You created "us" when you attacked our way of life.

You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control.

You created "us" the silent majority, when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers.

You created "us" when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors.

You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.

You created "us" when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn't remove your hat during our National Anthem.

You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.

And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.

And we did it with ballots, not bullets.

With ballots, not riots.

With ballots, not looting.

With ballots, not blocking traffic.

With ballots, not fires, except the one you started inside of "us"

"YOU" created "US".

It really is just that simple.

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