The Trump mentality: mean and shallow

Tom Camfield
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Posted 7/17/19

I wonder how many Trump supporters bother to read and actually digest the actual real news. It should be obvious now that executive orders and tweets have become our way of government. Our country is …

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The Trump mentality: mean and shallow

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I wonder how many Trump supporters bother to read and actually digest the actual real news. It should be obvious now that executive orders and tweets have become our way of government. Our country is under the control of a vain caricature of a statesmen who perches on a golden throne while too many commoners don’t have a pot into which to (well, you know) —or a window to throw it out of.

“Go back where you came from” is an insulting remark sometimes flung at new arrivals to the United States, at foreign-born U.S. citizens — or at those who are native-born but belong to an ethnic minority. It’s usually considered an ugly racist taunt.

On July 13, Donald Trump President Trump denounced a small group of
“ ‘progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe.” In a series of tweets, he added: “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

I’m not sure where Donald imagines these people “came from,” but at this point his remarks seem to reinforce the image of his underlying character, which was spotlighted when he referred to “s—-hole countries” not too long back.

It’s no surprise that as poster boy for white supremacists Donald chose to single out among his critics for disparagement—and group them together in a racist way—these first-year House Democrats. Namely, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — who are widely known as “the squad.” All four are women of color; all but one are U.S.-born. Like Trump, Ocasio-Cortez is a New York City native; Pressley, who is black, was born in Cincinnati and was raised in Chicago; Tlaib was born in Detroit to Palestinian parents. Omar, a refugee from Somalia, was naturalized in 2000.

Omar said that as members of Congress, “the only country we swear an oath to is the United States” and called Trump “the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.” Republicans have been largely silent on the matter; one among a few exceptions was former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, a presidential aspirant, who said the president’s comment was “not just embarrassing, it’s disgusting.”

And just a couple of Osario-Cortez’s remarks in replying to Deranged Donald summarized volumes in my mind: “You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us,” the New York Democrat responded. “You rely on a frightened America for your plunder . . .On top of not accepting an America that elected us, you cannot accept that we don’t fear you, either,” she continued. “You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country. And that’s what makes you seethe.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: Trump has “gone beyond his own low standards using disgraceful language about members of Congress . . . Trump’s ‘Make America great again’ slogan has always been about make America white again.”

While much of society called for a Trump apology he just doubled down on his xenophobic attack with Tuesday smear tweets about the four women: “Horrible anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorists & public shouting of the F…word, among many other terrible things,” he ranted to his low-mentality base supporters in his best elementary schoolyard manner. He continued to shout about “the filthy and hate-laced things they have said” (THEY have said?) They are “pro Al-Qaeda,” he said at one point. He is preaching hate and devision, an ego-driven competitive existence throughout our society.

“BACK TO WHERE WE CAME FROM—Who wants to be the one to tell Donald that The majority of the scientific community holds to the belief that Homo sapiens must have evolved in Africa before spreading fully formed (with a brain size identical to our own) to colonize the rest of the world. Homo sapiens must have evolved in Africa before spreading fully formed, https://homodispersal.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-geographic-origin-of-homo-sapien.html

I stand in principle, if not always in precise detail, with these particular lawmakers whose free speech Donald views as un-American—and others like them. It’s not our country we don’t like, Donald, it’s just you (and your kind). I’m white, by the way, but certainly not your kind of white. And it I went back to where I came from—over the comparatively short term of 90 years—it would be nearby San Juan Avenue—during the time of President Franklin Roosevelt.

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Justin Hale

President Trump has nothing on you, Tom when it comes to hate speech.

Wednesday, July 17
Tom Camfield

Pretty pathetic, Justin,, it that's the extent of your debate. Whipping off a one-liner.

Donald's hatred is physically visited upon millions. My criticism of him and his henchmen is aimed at defending these millions. As birds of a feather flock together, you as an obstinate defender of ungodly Donald are what you are.

Wednesday, July 17
Justin Hale

"Donald's hatred is physically visited upon millions. "

How so?

Wednesday, July 17
Fred Camfield

Donald can not go back to where he came from because someone moved the rock.

Wednesday, July 17
Justin Hale

Once again show me where "Donald's hatred is physically visited upon millions. "

Thursday, July 18
Marge Samuelson

Don't kill the messenger Justin. I for one have been affected by Trumps hate filled tenure. I can't even listen to the radio anymore, because it's all about how we should all hate anyone different than us white folks. I can't remember ever being so ashamed of my country, and this includes all of the Republicans in Congress. I have a wall hanging that says "it's not what you say to a person, but how you make them feel." When I hear Trump talk and people standing up for him I feel like I am living in another world and I am just waiting to wake up and find it was all a bad bad dream"

Thursday, July 18
Tom Camfield

You are clutching at straws, Justin. Just yesterday, Donald had incited one of his flocks of stupider Americans to chant "send her back" with regard to Rep Omar, who is Muslim. If that is not a chilling thing in what most of us like to consider an enlightened age, I don't know what is. I imagine she's getting death threats about now. That iu itself may not have a direct physical assault on millions, but it directly affects the social conscience mentally, and that in turn will justify in warped minds the shooting of Jews in synagogues, Muslims in mosques, Blacks in churches and in the streets.

And then we have his inhumane treatment of Latinos at every turn—at the border, via ICE—an out-and-out physical assault. And there's his disregard for health insurance (and even basic sustenance) for those living in mean circumstances. He would cancel out Obamacare, if for no reason than spite over the fact that is was effected by a black president who he tried to convince the public was born in Africa. Millions would suffer directly from the taking away of the Affordable Care Act, many of them dying prematurely.

HIs support of the Saudis in Yemen, his brutish withdrawal of funding for humanitarian programs directed by the UN, his leadership depriving women of reproductive choice, all are direct physical attacks on the well-being and actual lives of others.

Trump's very existence is an abomination. He's physically attacking every being on earth with his refusal to accepted the scientific certainty of Global Warming and Climate Change-along with his pandering to industrial pollution. That's an attack upon not just millions, but upon billions (without counting lesser species).

Thursday, July 18
Justin Hale

Marge S.

I don't know what radio stations you listen to but they certainly don't reflect what I hear on NPR or CBS on a daily basis. From your past postings/comments it's obvious that you are a Trump hater, maybe where hatred is concerned maybe you should look in the mirror.

Thursday, July 18
Justin Hale

Tom, Really?, I'm the one clutching at straws?.

In no way was Rep.Omar physically harmed by what Trump or his followers said, I doubt if she was even bothered by it, and it pales in comparrison to what you and other Trump haters throw at him.

President Trump is enforcing our immigration laws, if you think those laws constitute a physical assault then your beef is with those who make the laws,Congress, not the POTUS. The media makes a big deal about the man and his child who died trying to cross our borders illegally, are you going to blame President Trump for that also?

Has Obamacare/ACA been overturned? Not that I have heard, so no physical harm there either.

Yemen??, if you remember history you know that it was Obama who got U.S. involved in that mess.

"Trump's very existence is an abomination. " Spoken like a true Trump hater.

Thursday, July 18
Marge Samuelson

Justin, who doesn't hate Donald Trump? Oh that's right, sycophants like you.

Sycophant: a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.

synonyms: toady, creep, crawler, fawner, flatterer, flunkey, truckler, groveller, doormat, lickspittle, kowtower, obsequious person, minion, hanger-on, leech, puppet, spaniel, Uriah Heep;

So what's in it for you Justin? Good Bye Trump 2020

Thursday, July 18
Marge Samuelson

Justin

"Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says President Trump's xenophobic tweets are disturbing, because while she's heard those very words before -- they've never come from the White House.

The U.S. Rep from Minnesota is not holding her tongue in responding to Trump -- telling a photog Monday in Washington, D.C. ... she's been a citizen for 2 decades, and the other Congresswomen he attacked were born in this country. That aside, she dismissed his comments as old-school racist and xenophobic rhetoric."

Security is being increased to protect the four Representatives Trump targeted.

Thursday, July 18
Justin Hale

"Justin, who doesn't hate Donald Trump?" Well Marge there are the 62,979,636 who voted for him.

As I've said throughout these past few years of back and forth with Tom, yourself and other Trump haters, I did not vote for Trump I wanted Bernie Sanders to be the POTUS. Unlike you haters I accepted the fact that I didn't get my way at the polls and gave Trump the respect due the office he held, I was willing to give the guy a chance, to see what he could do. I knew that he was/ is bombastic, and sometimes a loudmouth, certainly unlike any President in my lifetime, and yet he had ajob to do and I was going to stand back and see what happened. What happened was the haters came out even before he was sworn into office, the "resist Trump" movement, the pink pussy hat haters and the biased media all working to undermine his administration and bring him down. I'm not about to join you Trump haters in attacking our duly elected POTUS, and I'm not going to stand by silently while you do, if that makes me a sycophant in your mind so be it.

It would be refreshing to hear who you do support for our next POTUS and why I should vote for anyone other than Trump in 2020.

Friday, July 19
Tom Camfield

There was plenty to dislike about Trump well before he took office, Justin. HIs racism, his financial cheating, his treatment of women. I don't see that he's changed any. He seems to have the idea that the election must freed him from all restraints. He also seems to be trying to portray himself as some sort of super-hero, although he certainly has no credentials or abilities. And he's not going to find any with constant nasty tweets or strolling around manicured golf courses. He's not even close to a poster boy for humanity.

Lies, dirty tricks, and trust in a short public memory is most of what the GOP rolls out every election year. It works for them often enough that they stick with it.

Friday, July 19
Marge Samuelson

It's a little early to decide on who to support for the Democratic Ticket. I have watched the debates and done some research on the candidates. While I am leaning toward Elizabeth Warren, who seems to do her homework, and not just give sound bites, I am still open to others running. No one is running against Trump, that's too bad, because I think the Republican's could find someone to beat him.

Saturday, July 20
Justin Hale

As far as I'm concerned all of the Democrats in the second debate lost my vote when they said they would support Medicare for Illegals. Looks like another year I won't vote for either party's candidate.

Saturday, July 20
Marge Samuelson

Humanitarianism is at the forefront of what our country stands for.

The New Colossus”

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Emma Lazarus’s Petrarchan 1883 sonnet

The "New Colossus" was written after friends of the author persuaded her to write it for an auction to be held to raise money for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the French people.

A year before writing this sonnet, the 1883 Chinese Exclusion Act became the first federal law limiting immigration of a particular group. (an act which greatly affected the Northwest economy). It wasn't repealed until 1943. Although it was later that Chinese could become citizens. At the same time period European countries met to divide the African continent into colonies.

Giving people a helping hand to become American citizens should include medical help. When they are citizens and can pay their share they can pay for their own medical care. It is part of being an American. The vetting process at the U.S./Mexico Border is very stringent. Background checks to discover the purpose of a person's application. It doesn't happen over-night. But there was a process for entering the U.S.

Trump created a crisis where there was none, then tried to fix it with a giant wall. Not a very well thought out idea. The U.S. has a lot to answer for in its treatment of Central American countries. We can help, and we should.

Saturday, July 20
Justin Hale

"Trump created a crisis where there was none," .....Really? how did he do that?

I don't know what it is with you Trump haters but you seem unable to or unwilling to differentiate between Legal and Illegal.

Do you know how many Billions of our tax dollars have been P's away in aid to Central America over the last 50 years? , and what has that got U.S.?. I don't think we owe them a dime, if they want to migrate to America let them follow the legal process, otherwise get the hel out. If you want to send your $$$ to C.A. I'm sure you can find a source, if you want to house and care for an illegal open your house to them.

Saturday, July 20
Tom Camfield

Doesn't sound quite right to me, Justin, that the candidates all were favoring MEDICARE for ILLEGALS. Some sort of general health care, I would think, for immigrants in transition. But not having a transcript of the debate, I can't swear to anything.

I do know that being eligible for Medicare, in addition to having lived 5 continuous years of U. S., one must have reached age 65 or have a qualifying disability.

Neither Social Security nor Medicare are automatic. My late brother Dick had neither when he died at age 77. With no employment record to speak of other than a hitch in the Air Force he could not draw Social Security and never applied for Medicare. So when he died, I was fortunate enough to be able to wring from the family estate that was in his hands as a means of support, the more than $200,000 in medical costs run up while he was suffering from late-life esophageal cancer. What I'm saying is that I don't think anyone is advocating blithely handing out Medicare cards to newcomers at the border or those who have snuck across it. And painting that sort of picture should not be used as a general condemnation of Democrats.

A shame that that a man such as Dick, born in Port Townsend, served his country in uniform (including a part of the Korean War). spent his life here and died here, should come to such a pass. No surprise, I guess, that a question arising in my mind would be: "What should we do for/with an immigrant seeking asylum who is discovered to be in serious need of extensive medical care?

And I"d like to put in an added word here for veterans. Dick was fortunate; he had family to lean on. The same can't be said for many who left the service for one reason or another, including PTSD, and were unable to readjust or find a niche. There are vets roaming the land homeless—sleeping in the woods, begging in the streets, going hungry. Others maimed and with special needs. I really think that rather than ballooning our military budget for creation of a Space Corps under Supertrump we should be spending way, way more on needy veterans who have fought for our country. What we're actually telling them now is that they've lost their usefulness. That seems to be the direction in which the public conscience is being dragged under Donald Trump.

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Saturday, July 20
Marge Samuelson

What I was trying to explain is that people from foreign counties have a right to seek asylum in America. What this administration has done is make it almost impossible for asylum seekers to access border crossings where Homeland Security can vet them, in other words find out why they are seeking asylum, and allow them to go through the process.

As the people wait at other points the conditions deteriorate and a crisis is created. This is what is feeding Trumps supporters. A border crisis has not happened in thirty years. The system worked, but Trump broke the system for his own gain. Re-election. We can argue about Central America all you want Justin, I will reread the history of our treatment there. Good we should all know what is going on in our country and how we were complicit. Doesn't it seem strange to you that the president doesn't mind white immigrants coming to this country? Is Donald Trump a racist? Definitely!

Saturday, July 20
Justin Hale

Tom, Kamela Harris asked for a show of hands, "who would support Medicare for illegals" and they all rose their hands. I'm not intending to paint all Democrats, just the ones on that stage who raised their hand.

I am on Medicare and unfortunately have "too much income" to qualify for Medicaid which would cover the things that are the most common problems in the Senior citizens, eyes, ears, and teeth. I think you and I will agree on this one, our government needs to put more $$$ into caring for its citizens.

I'm sure you know the history of how our veterans have been treated by our government from day one, the Trump administration is just the current one ignoring our Vet's. Show me a Democrat Presidential wanna-be who is strong on helping the Vet's and I'll consider them.

An immigrant into this country can go to any hospital and they will be cared for, if they qualify for Social Services they will be in the "system" and you and I will pay. My wife works at a major children's hospital, and she sees the "uncompensated care" all the time.

Once again you seem to ignore the "Ill" in illegal.

Saturday, July 20
Justin Hale

You're right, people are free to apply for asylum in America, the Legal way.

The system that Trump inherited was not built to handle the unprecedented numbers of Migrants, Legal and Illegal that have been coming.

I can't recall any instance where Trump encouraged the onslaught of migrants coming from C.A.

You say " What this administration has done is make it almost impossible for asylum seekers to access border crossings ".....and yet, "USCIS naturalized 756,800 people in fiscal 2018, a 16 percent increase from 2014, with approval rates for applications processed declining slightly — to just below 90 percent."(https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/number-of-people-who-became-us-citizens-reached-five-year-high-in-fiscal-2018/2019/06/03/87792204-8608-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.58013f6fe9f0). These new citizens came from many nations, more were admitted under the Trump administration than under Obamas, and yet in your mind Trump is a racist.....

Saturday, July 20
Tom Camfield

I don't want to stay bogged down here, so I'm moving on to deal with new material and try to stay abreast of the news. '

When I was much, much younger there actually were times—when in Alabama, Mississippi and such the battle for civil rights was at its worst and blacks were considered expendable by the likes o the KLan and other low-mentality white racists—that I actually imagined going on down and standing beside potential black victims. However, if I"d done so, I'd be long since dead. It's best that I'm still around to get in my licks in lesser ways as s drop in the hope for an eventual tide of consequence. Trump's ramped-up reversion to racism of the moment is focused on a mixture of Latinas, Muslims and African-Americans, all women, another of his favorite targets.

Sunday, July 21
Justin Hale

Yes Tom, move on. This is the default mode for the Trump haters, sling your krap and then move on when challenged,,,,

Monday, July 22
Tom Camfield

You can pound on me day in and day out, Justin, but it won't make Despicable Donald look one whit better. As president of the country he spends a major share of his time off the golf course these days insulting four members of Congress—mainly, I maintain, because they are dark-skinned Democratic women who have been critical of him.

He's been coming down hard, in particular, of late on Rep Ilhan Omar, who also happens to be Muslim. As supposed "leader of the free world," he tweets and bellows in an inflammatory way to his white-supremacist, racist, female-subjugating support group, calling her an "America-hating amti-semite."

I see her more as an image of an evolving American society, utilizing Free Speech and representing the electorate—standing ip against a raging bully.

I think I'll send Omar a modest campaign contribution today to kick off my financial participation in the 2020 election.. Our society needs more like her and fewer like Donald. Our country's already suffered enough from the DTs, the delirium tremens that are Donald Trump

Tuesday, July 23
Justin Hale

I've noticed a tendancy among you Trump haters to toss out hyperbolic, and often half truth condemnations against the POTUS and then claim "nit picking" or " pounding-on" when challenged to substantiate their rhetoric.

Tuesday, July 23
Fred Camfield

Justin Hale - you seem to have a common misconception about medical care. Yea, anyone can go to a hospital emergency room for treatment, but it is not free. The local hospital where I live will garnished your wages for payment. As my brother Tom noted, when our brother Dick passed away, his medical bills (which were high) were paid for from his estate. He was unfortunate in that he did not have a Veterans Hospital nearby when he had a medical emergency requiring an ambulance. I would also note that Medicare has co-pays, and many things are not covered.

Wednesday, July 24
Justin Hale

Fred, I understand that if a person has the means to pay for medical care they are expected to, but the fact remains that un-compensated care in this country is huge. Most of the migrants coming across our southern border end up on social welfare, who ends up paying for their care?, if on Medicare we all do.

Thursday, July 25
Tom Camfield

Is that statement that "most of the migrants coming across our southern border end up on social welfare" something supported by statistics—or is it just yours, and/or Donald's, assumption tailored to justify preconceived notions?

And as for where expenditure of our tax dollars go, I'd rather see them spent on saving the life of a single child through medical care than on developing some damned new version of a battle tank.

Which reminds me, I"d like to see less of this damned sword-waving distraction going into the 2020 election. It's time we turned our battle to one against Global Warming . . . and also got more into the area of cybernetics to protect the sanctity of our election process, our power grid, etc.

Thursday, July 25
Justin Hale

Check it out Tom,,,,(https://cis.org/Report/Welfare-Use-Immigrant-and-Native-Households) .....Or do your own Google search, the information is there.

Thursday, July 25
Tom Camfield

I went to that site, Justin, and got the following alert:

THIS COLLECTION IS NOT PRIVATE

This website may be impersonating "cis.org" to steal your personal

or financial information.l You should go back to the previous page.

So I did not proceed, but came back to this "former page."

MEANWHILE, I did send off an initial campaign donation to Ilhan Omar.. Donald Trump holds her native country in disdain. Donald Trump holds her Muslim religion in disdain. And Donald Trump looks down upon women as inferior. Through it all, she stands up to criticize him Free Speech counts big with me. . . . and Donsld's been putting a lot of tarnish on it for a long time.

And I ordered myself elsewhere a "The Future Is Female" t-shirt.

Saturday, July 27
Justin Hale

Sorry about that, try doing a Google search on the topic.

The reasons you gave for sending money to Omar was just more Trump-hate speech, that seems to be the campaign slogan for the Democrats in the 2020 elections, "Vote for Me, I'm not Trump" but what are the policies they support, what are their plans?

2020, the year the Democrats jumped from the frying pan to the fire.

Wear that T proudly Tom, you're in the right town for it.

Saturday, July 27
Tom Camfield

“There is truly nothing more un-American than calling on fellow citizens to leave our country — by citing their immigrant roots, or ancestry, or their unwillingness to sit in quiet obedience while democracy is being undermined.”—Barack Obama

Meanwhile we're broadsided with bull excrement by our shoddy excuse for a president, 'Donald 'Trump—who tells us he "doesn't have a racist bone his body." His even-more-recent bit of nastiness was his assault against black Democratic lawmaker Elijah Cummings, who represents a district containing much of Baltimore—basically a rather nice section of of the city. Trump, to wit, in his typical "presidential" style: "Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men and women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the worst in the USA . . . a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess . . . no human would want to live there."

This from the self-proclaimed "greatest president in history," this same person handing our relationship with foreign heads of state around the world. I wonder what their thoughts are when he walks in the door to glad-hand them and begin telling them how great he his. Especially considering his former off-hand reference to ''s---hole countries."

HIs petulance is so mean and massive that I have quit insulting third- and fourth-grade school children by comparing him to them.

And you be the judge of who's the real "brutal bully" Donald Trump or the gentleman from Maryland who comes across as a kindly, caring sort over TV.

Sunday, July 28
Justin Hale

According to a Google search, Baltimore had 309 homicides in 2018, I couldn't find any stats for homicides on our southern border. So yes, if Cummings wants to attack President Trump for the mess at our borders then it's fair game for President Trump to point out the situation within Cummings own home borders.

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Sunday, July 28
Tom Camfield

Here's a news item today today about Donald's son-in-law Jared being what must be Baltimore's worst slumlord with his thouaands of mice and maggot-ridden low-income apartments.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jared-kushner-owns-baltimore-apartments-091129985.html

Hope you like my coming blog July 31, Justin. It'll be about hate, its origins and exemplifications.

Monday, July 29
Justin Hale

The Trump haters are having a field day attacking President Trump for saying basically the same thing Bernie Sanders and the Mayor of Baltimore once said. Just more of the Trump-hating Democrats and biased MSM strategy for the 2020 elections, hate, half-truths, and hypocrisy.

Sounds like Jared K. needs to hire a better property management company.

Another hate-filled blog for the 31st, what's new?

Monday, July 29
TomCamfield

Trump's hatred is like a tsunami. Tune in on my next blog (July 31), Justin, if you'd like to argue with some of the details. Aye, therein lies the rub—the details.

Tuesday, July 30
Justin Hale

Details, Schmitals. Just watching the Dem's debate, seems the only thing they agree on is they all hate Trump and they are for open borders and free health care for all. They're making Trump look stronger every time they blame him for all the worlds problems.

Tuesday, July 30