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From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
The Monkey Is Showing His Behind
There is an African saying, "the higher a monkey goes up the tree, the more it shows its' behind." We are seeing Donald Trump show his behind. Many people voted for him because they thought he would usher in a new era of government featuring less taxes, less military intervention and war, an America first outlook, create and bring jobs back to the US. Trump won the election by garnering the most electoral college votes and after one hundred days he is well on his way up the tree and we are seeing his behind.
We are seeing just how ill equipped he is and how the deep state has muffled all his talk about friendly relations with Russia. We are seeing how he has flip-flopped on just about every campaign promise he made. Now only his most ardent supporters and the Fox Cable talking heads are the only ones who aren't having buyers remorse (not that a Clinton presidency would be better).
Just like on the campaign trail where Trump played loose with reality (alternative facts) he routinely uttered outrageous characterizations of his opponents and their policies, now in the White House Trump looks like the reality show personality he is. For him, everything is hyperbole, spin and there is no rhyme or reason to the things he does.
When Trump was talking about establishing friendly relations with Russia he was ridiculed, mocked and scorned by the deep state's acolytes in the corporate media, the D.C. beltway group think lemmings and the warmongers in the military intelligence security hydra. He caved in immediately. Now Trump is on board with saber rattling and bellicose rhetoric against people who have done nothing to the U.S.
Trump drank the Democratic Party's Kool Aid about Russia hacking the presidential election despite the fact the CIA, NSA, DIA, FBI and Five Eye Alliance have produced no evidence whatsoever to prove these claims are factual. Whew.
Unlike the US, North Korea has not invaded anyone, North Korea has not engineered coups in foreign lands and North Korea doesn't have over eight hundred military and covert ops bases around the world! North Korea can't launch a nuclear missile at the US mainland because they don't have the capability. But Trump and his advisors (except Banning) are cheerleaders for "all options are on the table" blustering against North Korea. They never talk about coming to the table to work out a binding peace agreement to end the Korean War! Trump is revealing he is just like his predecessors a gullible stooge in the grip of the deep state.
On the home front, Trump and his Republican Party buddies who have their own agenda are using his popularity as a cover to gut the New Deal and Great Society programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
These charlatans made a big deal about the fact they passed a Health Care bill to supposedly keep their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. But the fact of the matter is they didn't do any such thing. Most of the two hundred seventeen Congress critters who voted for the bill hadn't even read it!! They held a love fest and mutual admiration society bash at the White House after the vote each taking turns patting themselves on the back for passing a House version of a bill that will need passage in the US Senate then reconciliation with the Senate version then passage of the compromise bill and then signage by Trump. All that for a bill that is deeply flawed which will hurt citizens much more than Obamacare did (not that Obamacare was a good bill it wasn't).
Trump is showing he doesn't give a hoot about the American people, only his super rich buddies. There is an article in Forbes that details how the GOP health bill injures just about everyone. Please read the article at https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnwasik/2017/05/05/how-gops-healthca...
As Trump goes farther up the tree (a metaphor for the D.C. political landscape) the more he reveals how controlled by the establishment he really is.