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They foam at the mouth

By Patrick Van Roy On February 28th, 2017

It is the last Day in February Donald Trump has been President for a total of 6 weeks.

Now in some parts of my country that raises a cheer, in other parts it raises a shrug with a wait and see how it goes attitude, there is even a part of my country that could care less who is President…

Now because of my general nature what I find amusing though are the foam at the mouth loons of the left, who really for the most part don’t even realize that the foam is actually dripping from their lips and they long ago turned quite rabid.  Take for example these paragraphs from the Boston Globe, it is rather typical of this rabid lunacy.

This not an unreasonable argument. It’s true that not every Trump supporter is outwardly racist or a misogynist. I’ve spoken to many of them. A few said awful things to me, but most don’t fall easily into the caricature that has developed around them. Most didn’t support all of Trump’s policies (to the extent they knew what those policies were) and some had legitimate grievances. Many were partisan Republicans who couldn’t imagine not voting for a Republican presidential candidate. But one thing they all had in common was an extraordinary ability to compartmentalize Trump’s worst excesses.

Whatever the reason Americans voted for Trump, we know that every one of them chose to support a candidate who made repeated bigoted, xenophobic, and misogynistic statements. They supported a candidate who mocked a disabled reporter, demonized an entire religion, made veiled anti-Semitic comments, scapegoated undocumented immigrants, and bragged about sexually assaulting women. Even if one puts all that aside (though I’m not sure how that’s done), they voted for a candidate who lied on a daily basis and who regularly showed he was demonstratively unqualified to be president.

Many continue to support him, even though Trump’s presidency so far has been defined by more lies, rank incompetence, and nasty policies that target the most vulnerable people in our society.

Now just look at the “tone” of what is said. You can read all of this rabid scree at it’s source here and a similar example from the NYT here.  What you will find is madness run amok. To many members of the left think that this is normal and reasonable thought, that it is ok to refer to and label their fellow Americans in this manner.

Like it or not half the American voting public disagree with your description of them.  Not only do they disagree, they take great offense. That YOU because they disagree with you, that YOU, call them Racist, Misogynistic, Xenophobic, Bigots.  The Left needs to get over itself, the Right did.

There were 3 viable candidates. A Leftist, A Conservative, and a Capitalist Showman.  Well the  Capitalist Showman Won, and a large part of those that voted for the showman were Democrats. The Union Laborers voted for him in States that he Never should have won. That’s how he carried Pennsylvania.

Tonight is a State of the Union Address Trump will speak before Both Houses and whoever decides to show up from the Supreme Court. It will be aired on every channel at 9pm EST. Trump is going to lay out a 3 part speech. I don’t know what he will say, I don’t think he knows what he will actually say other than in outline, but I know it will be a good speech. With lots of meat that both sides will chew on whether there are any details or not that are included with any of it’s points.

The democrats are Liable to stage a Demonstration tonight.  Not Clapping and not standing are the accepted gestures for any sort of protest, even rarer an outloud verbal response. I find the latter of that group very offensive including when it was done to Obama Alito was out of Line.

It is time my fellow Americans for us to view ourselves, our demeanor, our own descriptions of each other…. We are a nation of shit hoarders and individualists with abundant fools on all sides. The hard right swallowed our tongues and accepted the nations choice it is time my hard left brethren do the same.

Trump has done almost all he can as President to put the ship into the direction he said he would. It is now in the hands of Congress. It is time for Congress to Act. If you put forth 6 Bills to Repeal Obamacare while Obama was President you should have sent one of those forward already to be signed by Trump. By not sending one of them forward Congress only reaffirms that everything they promised over the last 6yrs were a LIE….. and the People were right to elect Trump.

Ryan says he will deliver both Obamacare Repeal and Tax Reform before August break. I don’t think he can deliver one of them by then. From this point on for the rest of the year EVERYTHING is in the hands of Congress. The President has done his job Domestically, it is now Congress’s job to Deliver their desires and the Presidents together in a form that can be passed into Law.

The Democrats rallied and in Obama’s first 2 years changed one 6th of our economy and placed their dream-child socialized medicine like a boot on the throats of every American, and they did it without a single Republican Vote. Now is the time to take that boot off of our throats and stick it somewhere else…. I have severe doubts that these clowns will deliver.

70 Responses to “They foam at the mouth”

  1. President Trump has been going full speed ahead, and Congress has barely had the chance to catch up. I hope the President is treated respectfully tonight by the party opposite, especially when it comes to having the back of our military.

    Also, as Republicans and Americans, we need to remember that dissent from the Dems is ok and patriotic. That’s their job, as long as it’s respectful.

    Finally, Speaker Ryan and Lead of the Senate McConnell need to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

  2. Put that photo at the border and the illegal flow will stop today

  3. lol…..

    the best description was who the hell put Saddams head on our site…. or along that line.

  4. I actually should take another and replace the cigarette with a cigar. It has now been 16days without a cigarette…. yay me!

  5. The spectacle is must watch television. He has an opportunity to deliver an important speech in a Presidential manner and frankly I pray he does so.

  6. it would be nice,

    what do you prefer a channel like CNN, or Fox with commentary or a straight c-span feed?

    I prefer c-span

  7. I totally loathe the State of the Union address.

    All the choreographed fake enthusiastic cheers by one party, the standing and sitting and general buffoonery.

    The country would be best served if they were to cordon off the building at 915, and then lead Trump and all other politicians out in handcuffs, and put them all in Leavenworth for 30 years to life.

  8. I can’t believe Trump, (or any president), wants to spend even more on the American military. The US already spends an eye watering amount on the military compared to other countries. There are many other areas where this money is desperately needed.

  9. The US does not need to spend more there, they need to spend more wisely – and to nudge the allies into paying more of a fair share.

  10. To be honest, I think the allies should spend less as well.

  11. Steps to disarmament is a certain guarantee of war. Western Europe has nearly no useful military now, with the UK and France being the best of a bad lot.

    Being armed is very necessary in light of a revanchist Russia ( with no economy but a military ) and an imperial China and multiple other perils including new enemies such as ISIS and the refugee industry which seeks to disinherit all of you.

    Speak softly, and carry a big stick.

  12. lol… Whatever we spend on the military is half of what we need to spend.

  13. That is a nightmare scenario that would bring about a defeated and starving American population and a fat military.

  14. bullshit…. we waste more money on a thousand different things that yes may be needed but are not the governments job to provide.

    We spend 5% on Defense. It should be 15 I’ll settle for 10%. Defense IS the governments ONLY Constitutional Requirement and it is one of the smallest items on the budget!

  15. Besides we make the best toys…. they’re worth the money 😉

  16. Wrong yet again.

    Military spending is at least 16 percent of the overall federal budget and is more than 60 percent of discretionary spending.

    The US spends too much, the Europeans and Japanese spend too little.

  17. Steps

    to disarmament is a certain guarantee of war.

    I don’t think that’s true Phantom. And I’m not saying we should completely disarm.

    Western Europe has nearly no useful military now, with the UK and France being the best of a bad lot.

    The UK and France have enough nukes to kill half the population of the planet. Each.
    MAD protects from superpowers going to war. Until one of those supperpowers gets a madman in charge. Then we’re all f**ked.

    Speak softly, and carry a big stick.

    But not a stick so big, you spend all your money on it.

    I think the world faces different threats now. And a huge military is no longer the solution. (If it ever was).
    I suppose the point I’m trying to make is I don’t believe a huge military would protect us from anialation world war three anyway.
    What’s left of the human race will be fighting World war four with sticks and stones.

  18. We spend 5% on Defense. It should be 15 I’ll settle for 10%. Defense IS the governments ONLY Constitutional Requirement and it is one of the smallest items on the budget!

    Where do you get 5% from?

    U.S. Department of Defense budget accounted in fiscal year 2010 for about 19% of the United States federal budgeted expenditures and 28% of estimated tax revenues. Including non-DOD expenditures, military spending was approximately 28–38% of budgeted expenditures and 42–57% of estimated tax revenues.

  19. Sadam Hussain has changed into Fidel Castro!!!!!!!

  20. Nukes don’t count.

    You’re unlikely to use them, thankfully.

    You need the ability to project force conventionally.

    And right now apart from -maybe- the Brits and French, Europe couldn’t fight its way out of a wet paper bag. These are toy militaries for the most part.

  21. Nukes don’t count.

    You’re unlikely to use them, thankfully.

    You need the ability to project force conventionally.

    You took the words right out of my mouth Phantom. And projecting force requires platforms, be they carrier battle groups with their jets, bombers, or paratroopers. We’re still flying the B-52 after 50 years! Many of these pilots grandfathers fly those things.

  22. Dave the other nations of Nato need to just pay up.

    Phantom even using your numbers it’s half to little. The Governments number one Constitutional Duty is the Defense of the Nation. The fact that we are able to spend as small of a percentage of our budget on it as we do is a testament to the formidability of the toys we design and the men that wield them.

    We need to double the budget. We are in a war that is about to go hot. Now this is regional warfare to prevent global. To also bolster that guarantee of not going global we have to modernize, our rivals have caught up to our last generation of weapons we need to bring the next set online. It’s a matter of Prudence.

  23. hey Phantom what do you think of the New picture……

  24. You look mah velous

  25. We have a certain number of British here who are pro NATO I think ( who knows in the age of Traitor-Trump ) but I never hear them advocating more British defense spending.

  26. lol

  27. oh no they have ALL been riding Off our dime since wwii they need to cough up the gold

  28. a face for radio as they say

  29. Troll is correct at 5%, because defense budgets are normally expressed as percent of GDP.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2015/06/25/the-biggest-military-budgets-as-a-percentage-of-gdp-infographic-2/#3239a7444c47

    According to Forbes, Saudi Arabia spends 10% of GDP, the US 5%.

  30. Specifically, to the US and Europe, what is the threat? The purpose of the military on a fundamental level is to protect the borders yet, until Trump, borders have been left open.

  31. Actually we spend only 3.5% of GDP at the moment.

  32. Allen, Radical Islamic Terrorists organizations, specifically ISIS. The American Military is specifically prohibited from operating inside the US. Those operations are the responsibility of civil law enforcement.

  33. The U.K. and France both spend 2.2% of GDP on defense, but like Dave says, a lot of that money goes to nukes.

  34. Whatever ones take on the need to increase military spending suggested by Trump there is the question of how he intends to pay for it.

  35. Hey Allan you know what we really should do is pull all our troops and equipment from NATO and park it on our southern border. We’d solve our southern issue and get to watch as the Mongol Horde devours the lot of ya…. lol

  36. The US pays a hugely disproportionate burden.

    Including by giving money to the Israelis who pay less tax than we do.

  37. Mahons, it’s the Reagan Gun’s and Butter plan. Trumps sees his tax cuts are revenue raising with more money for defense. But he also wants to spend money on infrastructure. I don’t know that his numbers add up.

    It would be nice if we had the social programs that the Europeans have.

  38. I don’t know how Trump will pay for it, but I can’t wait to hear how Russia secretly wants the US to massively increase military spending.

  39. The numbers will not add up and cannot possibly add up

    We can raise some additional money by corporate tax reform – taxing offshore income at some lower rate – but never enough to pay for all these goodies.

    Again, Trump is a big government guy, this isn’t news.

  40. If you haven’t read the NYT link that Troll Linked to in the post, I recommend it. It talks about death rates going up for white middle Americans (like Pat and I) from suicide, alcoholism, and drug overdose. Many white Americans who support Trump, so the article goes, are doing so in a last ditch effort to survive. Don’t be too hard on Trump’s supporters, the article goes on to say.

  41. Much, much better with the cigar, Troll! That cigarette thing looked kind of like you were a jazz musician or something, now you just look like a bad a**.

  42. “Trump is a big government guy, this isn’t news.”

    I’d love to know how you concluded this.

  43. There is a view that NATO is an outdated relic of the Cold War and past its sell by date:

    Discuss.

    And at least two of America’s founding fathers believed that the American Government was obliged to spend money on things other than the military:

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/founding-fathers-agreed-funding-public-education-is-not-a-debate/article_f05aa5b0-2fed-5c63-be1a-1b013cf49625.html

  44. Paul

    The founding fathers can bite me in Macy’s front window and show it on pay-per-view

    Patty

    Trump has always been for strong social safety nets- he wants a huge military buildup- and a really large infrastructure program- this sounds like big government to me

  45. What will he say the State of the Union is?

  46. He will say that he inherited a horrible situation and then he will burst into tears and blame it all on Obama

  47. Paul
    The founding fathers can bite me in Macy’s front window and show it on pay-per-view

    Tut tut Phantom. And you call yourself an American?

    There’s a point made above that defence is the only thing that the US is constitutionally bound to spend money on. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson seemed to disagree with that particular view.

  48. Defense of our own country is one thing

    Paying an art fair share of the mutual defense of Japan, Korea, Western Europe, and the freeloaders from Israel are another story

    On the subject, Trump does have a point to make

    Pay up baby let’s see the money

  49. Unfair share

  50. On the subject, Trump does have a point to make

    Phantom, I make two separate and different points in my 10.44. You seem to have misread them?

  51. NATO is not outdated- for reasons said many times before on these pages- Russia is a bully and would be 10 times more a bully towards our friends were it not for the unified NATO structure- there are other threats including arab terrorism that our best dealt with by a united front of western nations

  52. Paul, you bring up two, inter-related issues. I’ll address the second first.

    The Founders made a good point. An ignorant populace is expensive.

    Jefferson, witness to the Revolution, drafter of the Declaration of Independence, and founder of the nation’s first public university, rightfully believed that it was the government and citizenry’s duty to invest tax dollars in public education: “[T]he tax which will be paid for this purpose [education] is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.”

    Why is it that the military automatically gets increases, while schools have to hold bake sales for funding? The world might be a better place if it was the other way round!

    Secondly Nato. Nato, IMO, is still vital to the defense of Europe, especially with a resurgent Russia. However, President Trump is right in my view, to ask for members states to pay their allotments.

  53. Phantom, I’ve never understood your antipathy towards the (Holy) Founding Fathers. They were truly our greatest generation who were the first to set the world on fire with democracy. Their democracy was a little different than ours, but our country is 240 years old and counting. Not a bad run!

  54. Thank you Charles.

    The cost issue aside, does the US defend various places around the world as an act of US philanthropic generousity of strategic position?

  55. The Troll, on February 28th, 2017 at 9:06 PM Said:

    Hey Allan you know what we really should do is pull all our troops and equipment from NATO and park it on our southern border. We’d solve our southern issue and get to watch as the Mongol Horde devours the lot of ya…. lol

    What your 6th Fleet should do is park itself off Libya and rescue as many Africans as possible then take them ashore to Libya. However, you would have to deal with the threat of the Irish Navy which is busily taking as many Africans to Italy as it can manage

  56. British Bernard, you’re right of course. The Krauts could afford to pay up, but like the Japanese have suddenly found Jesus when it comes to the military. As Churchill said, the Germans are either at you throat or at your feet.

    They spend a paltry 1.2% of GDP on defense, only half of the U.K. or France, and 1/3 as much as the US, and they are the main beneficiaries of NATO in the first place!

  57. Secondly Nato. Nato, IMO, is still vital to the defense of Europe, especially with a resurgent Russia.

    NATO and Russia were a thousand miles apart, separated by eastern Europe so NATO expanded to Russia’s borders in violation of undertakings made to Gorbachev by German defence minister Genscher on behalf of NATO. That is really looking for trouble

  58. The US generally sees a shared defense interest with our good friends in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North Asia etc. These nations are seen as family.

    The defense of say Saudi Arabia would be done solely for strategic reasons. There is no other connection

  59. Thank you Charles.

    The cost issue aside, does the US defend various places around the world as an act of US philanthropic generousity of strategic position?

    Paul, you may disagree with me, but I think the US does protect many places in the world as an act of generosity. Never before in the history of Great Powers has a country spent so much treasure on protecting others, and the only foreign territory we have take are plots to bury our dead. PAX AMERICAN has lasted since 1945, when we could have taken over the world with atomic weapons. Major wars are a thing of the past (so far). I hope Trump doesn’t drop that big ball!

  60. Allan

    I have made some of that same criticism of The eastward expansion of NATO, which is also something that then secretary of state Baker said would not happen if Germany were allowed to reunite

    But that happened sometime ago

    The Baltic peoples in the Poles are very intensely in support of NATo membership

    And you do not have to sound like a Putin shill all the time

  61. Phantom, I agree wholeheartedly with your 11:24.

  62. Charles, I’m vaguely sceptical of the US spending so much US tax dollars on defending other continents for purely philanthropic reasons but to be honest I haven’t really given it much thought and am open to persuasion.

  63. Paul, The last Empire, the British, did things differently, as you can well attest. The American Republic, while conquering the Northern Hemisphere of the New World, did not set out to become an empire like the British. It only advanced a string of alliances, mostly for the purposes of keeping the Russians in check.

    We did not seek to dominate the territory, but to advance our friends and diminish our enemies. On this we spent trillions.

    We have had no world war in 72 years, while under PAX BRITANNIA, there were 2 world wars. The “Great Game” as the British called it was a zero-sum game. Under American Protection, not only America has benefited, but our friends also, nay, even our enemies Germany and Japan.

  64. Speaking of Germany and Japan, the Marshall Plan has to go down in history as the most generous thing done by the victor to the vanquished. Yes, one of its purposes was to protect Western Europe and Japan from the influences of communism, but it turned out to be the right thing to do.

    In conclusion, Paul, I hope I have convinced you that the world has been a better place because of American generosity.

  65. The Japanese owe a great debt to MacArthur. He designed their constitution after the war on our constitution and they embraced it fully.

    As for this….

    It would be nice if we had the social programs that the Europeans have.

    No it wouldn’t.

  66. Why thank you Patty 😉

  67. Charles

    You are quite correct in that the Marshall plan was a very great thing. You are undoubtedly aware that the US actually invited the USSR to take part in it, but Stalin refused preferring to let his subjects remain in communist poverty

  68. Paul

    Who said that the US contribution to the alliances was made out of purely altruistic motives?

    That’s a cheap trick that we see here all the time- these things are a mixture of self interest and altruistic – why does everything have to be 100% black or 100% white – come on

  69. The immense US expenditure on military around the world is of great benefit to many major corporations. They have the best protection money can buy and contribute nearly nothing for it. Why do we not charge corporations for international protection? It is mostly paid for by US taxpayers who do not have lobbyists.

  70. Who said that the US contribution to the alliances was made out of purely altruistic motives?

    No one did Phantom.

    No need to be so defensive, if you look at my 11.56 you’ll see I’m merely thinking aloud.

    When I asked the question I had more the Asian continent and its waters and what business did French troops have in Iraq etc in mind more than anything else.