Be Donald Trump.
This is how you start your day:
“Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party. We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.” Elizabeth Pipko, Jexodus.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
For fuck sake. #FoxandFriends has been covering Anti-semitism for the better part of the morning.
I can't stand Omar, but nothing she said was anti-semitic.
— S. C. (@WriteMooreSC) March 12, 2019
FOX News ended last night by pounding their message of anti-Semitism. It has started the day with Fox and Friends by pounding the message, “Dems are the real anti-Semites.”
Meanwhile, Orange Cheeto is warning against the rise of “seductive socialism”:
“Now with that being said, you always have to be very careful, because socialism is easy to campaign on but tough to govern on, because the country goes down the tubes,” Trump said. “But when you tell people free medical, free education, no more student loans—all of the different things that you say—it’s a great thing to campaign on, but then ten years later the country is down the tubes. It’s gone. So, you always have to be careful with it, because you know you talk about single-payer, it sounds very seductive—single-payer—say what you want, but it’s a very seductive thing. But it means you’re not going to have good healthcare, it means the country is not going to be able to afford it. Not only is the country not going to be able to afford it, but it’s more than the entire revenue stream taken in for the entire—it’s like not even close right? But nobody thinks about that. They think, free healthcare isn’t that wonderful? But the truth is when you’re up on the debate stage, and they say we’re giving you free education, we’re giving you free healthcare, we’re giving you everything you want and a Rolls-Royce in everyone’s pocket, it’s not an easy situation. But what happens is ten years later the country is gone. Okay, whether it’s this country or any other country.” …”
This is infuriating for so many reasons.
Where do I even start?
1.) First, the GOP has no objection at all to proposing RECORD spending bills like last year’s Omnibus or the $4.75 trillion budget just yesterday. It is has no objection to RAISING government spending. It just doesn’t want to spend on health care, education and student loan debt relief!
2.) Second, the GOP wants to spend $750 billion dollars on the Pentagon this year, a $38 billion increase over last year. It has squandered trillions of dollars on useless wars in the Middle East in Iraq and Afghanistan that could have been better spent on almost anything else. Drumpf was elected to change course and spend that money, not on more Boomer toys or “overseas contingencies” in places like Syria and Venezuela, but on infrastructure which by the way never happened.
3.) The GOP has no problem spending $38 billion on Israel. In fact, the bill that Trump signed that averted a government shutdown over the border wall RAISED foreign aid to Israel. While this is small potatoes in the larger scheme of the budget, no one objects to socialism for Israel.
4.) The GOP LARPs as fiscal hawks concerned about the welfare of the country ONLY when it comes to spending on health care, education, student loan debt relief, etc. When the GOP passed the massive permanent tax cut on a party line vote by using budget reconciliation, it had no plan whatsoever to pay for it. Once again, there was no long term plan to pay for it. They just did it for their donors. Trump even said he wasn’t worried about the problem because won’t be president in the future.
Socialism for Israel.
Socialism for the Pentagon.
Socialism for wealthy donors.
Using government spending to benefit some other sector of the population? Like, your base? Oh well, that’s socialism and it will cause massive hyperinflation which will destroy the economy. We can print all of that money and spend it on other things right now though and it is all good.