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How Trump Became a Buffoon

May 4, 2017

Well said, Hal. The second hundred days are not starting out any better than the first hundred ended. Trump and the GOP Congressional leadership are doing their best to change our society to benefit the few at the expense of the many to a degree their reactionary predecessors could only dream about. The health care fight is not yet over. Those who voted to pass this most recent bill in the House must pay for their lack of human compassion as quickly as possible. – rjc

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Definition of buffoon from Merriam-Webster Dictionary

“1: a ludicrous figure: clown

2: a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person acting like a ridiculous buffoon”

The ultimate dividing line of our generation was the Vietnam War. We grew up inspired by the greatest generation. John F. Kennedy’s famous statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you…ask what you can do for your country.”, rang loud in our ears. The war forced a decision upon our youth and their families. The choice was to serve, to oppose or to evade wartime service.

Many, originally myself included, saw our duty as answering the nation’s call to arms. Others, immediately seeing that war as an act of murky imperialism and stumbling politics, opposed the war. Many were afraid to take a stand. Interestingly, today those who are the loudest proponents of violence and war, conservative leaders like Ted Nugent, Rush…

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5 Comments
  1. Gayle Hayes permalink

    He’s always been that!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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  2. Rick, thanks for the kind word. We are now in the second Gilded Age where the rich prey upon the weak and poor. Resist must be the order of the day as House Republicans have a White House booze party to celebrate their attempt on National Day of Prayer to begin dismantling healthcare for millions

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  3. “My fellow citizens of the world, Ask Not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man…” J. F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961. I loved that man the minute I heard those words. The most inclusive words ever spoken.

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  4. I’m wondering if the Trump voters who will be hurt by Trump policy will let themselves be fooled. And what do they gain by fooling themselves?

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