Thursday, February 16, 2017
Trump's 'Government of Killers'
In a recent interview, Bill O'Reilly expressed surprise (perhaps even amazement) that Donald Trump was completely uncritical of Vladimir Putin. O'Reilly said that Putin is a killer, and Trump said "There are a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country's so innocent?"
If a foreign dignitary suggested on O'Reilly's show that the Government of the United States is a bunch of killers, would Trump's core supporters accept that insane slander without indignation? Or would they turn upon that foreign dignitary in a rage? If they would be furious with a foreign observer, or a prominent Democrat, saying that the U.S. Government is a bunch of killers, why are they not furious with Trump? Is there nothing Trump can say or do that will alienate his millions of insane yahoo supporters?
One must wonder.
As for Trump's claim, repeated in that O'Reilly interview, that "millions" of people voted illegally because there are millions of dead people on voter rolls, he is such a dishonest idiot. The population of the United States is about 320 million. In any given year, well over 2 million people die ("2,473,018 ... in the most recent year data is available, 2008"). People who die do NOT stop on their deathbed to remove their voter registrations, and there is OF COURSE a lag time between when a person dies and when the local Board of Elections gets a returned sample ballot or similar notice from the post office. Only then can the Board remove such voters — whether they died or moved out of the district — from the rolls. BUT every voting place requires every voter to sign the election book before voting, and if the signature doesn't match, they can't vote. Moreover, in a great many locations, the people at the table where the voter book is kept KNOW most voters entitled to sign ON SIGHT. If the poll worker has any doubts as to a given person's right to vote, they can and do ask for ID. Our voting precincts are not chaotic, careless places where anything goes.
Again, Donald Trump INSULTS the United States. He should figuratively be taken out behind the woodshed and beaten with a switch to break him of his habit of LYING shamelessly at every opportunity. The ultimate beating, of course, is impeachment — which may be looming, if Trump continues on his absolutely reckless course of national slander.
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