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Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

Post by jserraglio » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:34 am

    CBS
    The headline of the Baltimore Sun's editorial wrote:Better to have a few rats than to be one
    The Baltimore Sun compared President Trump to "vermin" and called him "the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office" in a scathing editorial defending Rep. Elijah Cummings. Mr. Trump spent the weekend lashing out on Twitter at the Maryland Democrat and his district, with a new wave of attacks dropping Sunday morning.

    "It's not hard to see what's going on here," The Sun wrote in the editorial published in Sunday's edition under the headline, "Better to have a few rats than to be one."Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one." https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/ed ... story.html

    The paper, one of the oldest in the country, said Cummings "has been a thorn in this president's side, and Mr. Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics, as it both warms the cockles of the white supremacists who love him and causes so many of the thoughtful people who don't to scream."

    Mr. Trump has tweeted about Cummings more than a dozen times times since Saturday, claiming that Cummings' majority-black district in Maryland, which includes parts of downtown Baltimore and extends to the suburbs, is "rat and rodent infested" and considered "the Worst in the USA." The Sun editorial pointed out that the district is home to Johns Hopkins Hospital, the U.S. Social Security Administration headquarters and Baltimore's popular Inner Harbor, with a median income that's above the national average."
    The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board wrote:Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.
    [W]e would above all remind Mr. Trump that the 7th District, Baltimore included, is part of the United States that he is supposedly governing," the piece read. "The White House has far more power to effect change in this city, for good or ill, than any single member of Congress including Mr. Cummings. If there are problems here, rodents included, they are as much his responsibility as anyone's, perhaps more because he holds the most powerful office in the land."

    Peter Jensen, the editorial writer for The Sun who wrote the piece, said Mr. Trump "hasn't shown one iota of interest in helping those people" in the district he disparaged.

    "At some point you just have to address the stupidity of it, the folly of it and the racism of it," Jensen told CBS News about Mr. Trump's tweets.

    "He just wanted to cause pain and embarrassment to the congressman, and in so doing, he was willing to throw about 700,000 people to the wolves," Jensen added. He said he'd been receiving "surprisingly impassioned thank yous" from readers.

    The editorial said Mr. Trump "was returning to an old standby of attacking an African American lawmaker from a majority black district on the most emotional and bigoted of arguments."

    "Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one," it said.

    Cummings has been one of the most outspoken Trump critics in Congress as chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which has led several investigations into Mr. Trump, his administration and his business dealings. He also recently blasted the squalid conditions of migrant detention centers, which was seemingly the provocation for Mr. Trump's attacks.

    This is the second time this month that the president unleashed Twitter tirades on members of Congress who are minorities. He used similar language in racist tweets attacking "the Squad," telling four lawmakers of colors to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." All four of the "Squad" members are U.S. citizens, and three were born in the U.S.

    Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended Mr. Trump's tweets on "Face The Nation" Sunday, saying the response is how the president reacts when "he feels like he's attacked."

    "Face The Nation" moderater Margaret Brennan asked Mulvaney if he understood that Mr. Trump's tweets about Cummings were being perceived as racist.

    "I understand why, but that doesn't mean that it's racist," Mulvaney said. "The president is pushing back against what he sees as wrong. It's how he's done in the past and he'll continue to do in the future."
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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by jserraglio » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:14 pm

    FULL TEXT OF THE EDITORIAL MAY BE FOUND HERE.
    https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/ed ... story.html

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by Rach3 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:05 pm

    And at our southern border, TrumpReich in action : https://tinyurl.com/yyjqpph8

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by barney » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:41 pm

    In a related vein, Trump's choice of intelligence chief is deeply worrying. Ratcliffe is a Trump acolyte with no intelligence experience at all, but one who can be relied upon to shut down anything embarrassing. The intelligence apparatus is far too important to be used this way.

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by Rach3 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:05 pm

    Always been a rat. Per CNN, Trump radio interview held on day of 9/11 about property he owned ( 40 Wall Street ): "...and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest—and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second-tallest. And now it's the tallest."

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by barney » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:05 pm

    A truly despicable human being. Incredible.

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by lennygoran » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:07 am

    barney wrote:
    Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:05 pm
    A truly despicable human being. Incredible.
    As Hillary might say-one of the deplorables! Len

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by Rach3 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:03 am

    I'm not sure from which end a fish rots:

    “I would be happy if not a single refugee foot ever again touched American soil. “ Stephen Miller https://www.newsweek.com/stephen-miller ... us-1308410 Jan.,2019

    "The Trump administration is set to propose slashing refugee admissions to zero next year, according to sources familiar with the plans who spoke to Politico on Friday…A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services official “closely aligned” with White House adviser Stephen Miller suggested at a meeting on refugee admissions last week that the cap should be set at zero, Politico reported. " https://thinkprogress.org/trump-adminis ... c3b2aea41/ July,2019

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by jserraglio » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:35 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo_YCdeeoa8



    TRUMP: We're not falling very far.
    As things turned out, we have fallen very, very far.

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by jserraglio » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:33 pm

    barney wrote:
    Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:41 pm
    In a related vein, Trump's choice of intelligence chief is deeply worrying. Ratcliffe is a Trump acolyte with no intelligence experience at all, but one who can be relied upon to shut down anything embarrassing. The intelligence apparatus is far too important to be used this way.
    IIRC, it was Chalkperson that predicted long long ago that Trump intended to discredit, then bring down US intelligence; that intelligence would not be taken in by his bull and would use leaks to retaliate. Things turned out almost exactly that way, but it's pretty clear at this point that Trump is winning the battle royal.

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by barney » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:00 pm

    You are right, as was Chalkie, but Trump only gets away with it because of the craven behaviour of the moral mire that is the Republican Party. Many of them know how dangerous he is and how he is undermining the office of President but because they stand for nothing they lack the backbone to oppose him. It is deeply depressing how low the party of Lincoln has staggered.

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by Rach3 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:36 pm

    barney wrote:
    Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:00 pm
    You are right, as was Chalkie, but Trump only gets away with it because of the craven behaviour of the moral mire that is the Republican Party. Many of them know how dangerous he is and how he is undermining the office of President but because they stand for nothing they lack the backbone to oppose him. It is deeply depressing how low the party of Lincoln has staggered.
    Indeed, selling out for tax cuts ( for the rich ), and a wholesale repeal ( penalizing mainly the poor) of Roe v. Wade.

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by Rach3 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:00 am

    Items of interest, Michael Moore, one of the few voices, perhaps only voice, who predicted Trump's 2016 victory :

    https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/micha ... 5031749700 ( Now )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMm5HfxNXY4 (2016,some profanity )

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by jserraglio » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:25 pm

    Amy Klobuchar needs to be on the ticket. Heavy turnout of Dem base will be meaningless if Penn, Mich, and Wisconsin go Trump.

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by Ricordanza » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:52 am

    jserraglio wrote:
    Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:25 pm
    Amy Klobuchar needs to be on the ticket. Heavy turnout of Dem base will be meaningless if Penn, Mich, and Wisconsin go Trump.
    How about the top of the ticket? She's my first choice at this time.

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    Re: Editorial Board of venerable newspaper rats out the Donald

    Post by jserraglio » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:22 am

    Ricordanza wrote:
    Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:52 am
    jserraglio wrote:
    Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:25 pm
    Amy Klobuchar needs to be on the ticket. Heavy turnout of Dem base will be meaningless if Penn, Mich, and Wisconsin go Trump.
    How about the top of the ticket? She's my first choice at this time.
    Yes, but we shall see what happens in the primaries. Too many liberal pundits have been crowing about the anti-Trump tsunami coming in states that the GOP is already destined to lose: MA, NY, CA, IL, etc., thereby confusing the national with the electoral-college vote which will determine the outcome.

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