Monday, November 14, 2016

Everything Once “Racist” Is Cool Again

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“I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.” Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2003

Finally, some good news for Hillary! Dissent, along with 9 other things, is going to be really, really cool again in America come January 20th:

At one time, dissent was considered “the highest form of patriotism.” That time was when George W. Bush was president. Dissent was so patriotic that Sen. John Kerry felt compelled to fabricate a quote from Thomas Jefferson in order to highlight dissent’s importance. When Obama took office, dissent immediately was no longer vital; overnight, dissent became racist.

Opposing Obama’s pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court? Racist. Opposing Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran? Racist. Opposing Obamacare? You guessed it: racist.

Under a President Trump, though, dissent will go back to being rock solid evidence of one’s patriotism and commitment to racial equality. No longer will dissent make you (a) dirty racist pining for slavery. Nearly overnight, Donald Trump made dissent cool again.

Here’s the complete list of things that Progressives think will make America great again now that The Donald is here (via Larwyn’s Linx):

1) Making Jokes about the President

The author says “The only question is whether their jokes will be funny, rather than just bitter and angry.” I think Wanda Sykes already answered that question.

2) Gridlock and Obstruction

AO (after Obama) the New York Times will re-discover how essential it is to preserve the filibuster in order to safeguard democracy.

republican obstruction

Democrats will follow suit.

3) Limits on Executive Power

The Trump presidency will instantly restore the belief in limited executive powers. A pen and a phone will no longer suffice.

4) War Protests

Packed up and stored away for the last 8 years protests will be all the rage again, once war again becomes an exclusively Republican phenomenon.


이라크전에서 아들을 잃은 뒤 반전운동에 뛰어든 신디 시핸(Cindy Sheehan) 등 재미협의회 회원들이 파병반대국민행동 초청으로 방한해 20일 신자유주의와 전쟁을 반대하는 기자회견에 참석했다. 미군기지 확장 반대 운동을 벌이고 있는 평택 대추리 방문을 앞두고, 구속된 김지태 이장의 어머니 황필순씨와 시핸이 인사를 나눈 뒤 함께 '평화'를 외치고 있다.
남소연 기자 / 2006.11.20Paging Medea Benjamin and Cindy Sheehan: protests needed in T-minus 66 days!

5) Dissent – see above

6) Investigative Journalism – this one’s my personal favorite:

“Thanks to Donald Trump, investigative journalism just went from totally unnecessary to vital. During Obama’s presidency, there was no need to investigate anything, mainly because there was nothing whatsoever to investigate. The Obama administration, after all, was completely ‘scandal free’”

7) Denying the President’s Legitimacy

not my presidentI’ve featured this mugshot for 3 days in a row now

All I can say is friends really shouldn’t help friends deny the president-elect’s legitimacy with permanent marker.

8) The Constitution -

After 8 years of ignoring all clauses other than  Article II, which defines the powers of the presidency, we will rediscover all the other clauses and especially the parts that define the limits of said powers

9) Democracy – they want “pure” democracy

popular voteUntil such time as it goes the wrong way of course

10) Secession – what once was racist will now be…patriotic. Or something.

calexitCalexit! Make California Great Again!


Read the whole thing: Donald Trump Just Made These 10 Things Cool Again

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