Trump not worst President

Who was the worst president in my lifetime (since 1938)? Don’t jump to conclusions. Sure Trump is incredibly awful and he may even create a civil war to keep himself in office after loosing an election but the groundwork for this destruction of our democracy began nearly 40 years ago and blame can easily be placed on one head of state. This worst president started by politicizing global warming. He was a Republican and could have awakened the nation, and with it the world, to the seriousness of the problem. Instead he took down the solar collectors that his predecessor had installed on the White House.

Did you know that the top tax rate in 1944 was 94% for people earning over 2.5 million in today’s dollars and it stayed at 90% for the 50s and most of the 60s? Then rich people started using their money to bring it down succeeding in getting it down to 70% which held until the worst president in history, who committed impeachable offenses, Iran-Contra among others, brought in trickle down economics lowering the individual income tax rate for the wealthiest to 50%. That was in his first year. For an encore this actor/president lowered the rate to 28% at the beginning of his second term.

There you have it, folks, Ronald Reagan made the most dangerous environmental problem in the history of the earth political and put 1% of the population in charge of our future by giving them enough money to buy the government. He poured the concrete for the foundation Donald Trump is standing on.

Trump, Evangelical darling

How did the President think he could get away with murder? Why, by divine guidance, of course. He is the chosen one, just ask the evangelicals. He was chosen by God (their god, not any god a thinking person would waste time believing in). Incredibly there are foolish people, have been for 2,000 years give or take a couple’a hundred, who believe the world is coming to an end, not just eventually, like in hundreds of thousands of years, but within their lifetime. If you don’t understand this, read Revelation, the last chapter in the New Testament. If you have read the New Testament and you are a thinking person, you are likely to come to the conclusion that Revelation has nothing to do with the central message and was most likely put together by the itinerant preachers who spread the word and were responsible for the writings appearing in the New Testament.

President Trump has gathered around him a bunch of these nuts. The ideal Cabinet person for him is someone who supports him over our country and the best swamp to find these right-wing-nuts is the evangelical swamp full of people who had their god-given ability to think stripped from then at an early age by their parents and religious leaders.

If you doubt me Google ‘Rick Perry said about Trump.”

Prepare for a Civil War

Do you wonder why Trump held rallies with police organizations, with the military, why there was frequently an NRA banner behind him, why he blamed both sides when bikers raised havoc in Charlottesville, why he made the kneeling of players during the playing of the National Anthem an issue of disrespect for the US?

The answer is in this Trump quote made in mid March 2019.:

“You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny, I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump–I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough—until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”

What would that point be? My guess is it is when it is time for Trump to leave the presidency either by loosing an election or impeachment or otherwise and he declares to his base that they shouldn’t allow him to be removed. He’s right, it would be bad, very bad.

god, The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction

If you haven’t realized that God as depicted in the Bible is a nasty egomaniac; a jealous, vindictive, bloodthirsty, homophobic racist; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak; a bully; you haven’t read the Old Testament. If you have read it and still think your God is good, read Dan Barker’s book by the above title.

If those characteristics sound like the current president of the United States, why, there you have it, eureka! Trump is the Second Coming!

Trump for Life

A Trump judicial pick said transgender children are proof that Satan’s plan is working. Thank you, Texas assistant attorney general Jeff Mateer, for providing proof that Satan wrote the Bible.

While I’m at it let me say that I think Trump does not plan to give up the presidency in his lifetime. Yep, you heard it here first, Trump plans to hold on to leadership of the free (ha) world. He hasn’t shown his tax returns, he hasn’t divested himself of his holdings, he does whatever he wants to do. He has said he could commit murder in Times Square and get away with it.

How can he possibly hold on to power in the face of the Constitution? Ask yourself how he can be stopped. Will congress step in? Will the police? Will the military? Will there be riots? Will there be a lot of people with guns killing people who don’t support their president?

Here is an exercise. What if, soon after Trump was elected, it became obvious the election had been rigged by the Russians, so obvious President Obama declared the election results false and that he would remain President until a new election could be held and Congress agreed? Several new laws were passed including allowing a president to hold office for more than 8 years.

Don’t underestimate Trump. He is dividing us, on purpose; he is making violence acceptable, on purpose; he is turning us into a nation of haters, on purpose. The purpose? Divided we fall….into his trap.