McConnell sees Trumpism as a Liability for the GOP

[…] McConnell clearly has come to see Trump — and Trumpism — as a liability for his party in the future. Comparisons are drawn with the rise of the Tea Party roughly a decade ago — a development which on one hand gave the GOP a new infusion of energy and on the other produced eccentric nominees who lost winnable Senate races. […]


It seems that the GOP assigned Trump to a smoke screen mortar launcher mission. His McCain noise successfully generates more McCain noise. What else is going on in the USA? Which activities does the GOP try to hide?

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) March 22, 2019

Populism Can Kill You

1/ "Before the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963, an estimated 3 – 4 MILLION patients contracted the disease each year in the United States — and about 400 to 500 died"
We ALL need to stand up to politicians who lie. Because it WILL kill us….

— Meenakshi Bewtra (@DrsMeena) February 28, 2019

2/….and, as a doctor married to an infectious disease doctor, I also feel the need to insert the following: STOP PERPETUATING THE LIE THAT ANTIBIOTICS CAN FIX EVERYTHING!!! THEY DO *NOT* WORK AGAINST VIRUSES! & USING THEM INAPPROPRIATELY SPREADS DRUG RESISTANCE & DISEASE!

— Meenakshi Bewtra (@DrsMeena) February 28, 2019


Populism can be a hazard to your health: @Bill_Zedler just spreads the medical disinformation which his base and GOP supporters want to hear, even if that can kill some of them and their children. That is evil.

cc: @washingtonpost

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) February 28, 2019

Why Didn’t the Reps Use Their House Majority in 2017 or 2018?

Trump had 2 years to build that damn wall when Republicans controlled Congress. So why didn't he?

Because it polled so poorly that many Republican Senators wouldn't vote for it (including John McCain).

So Trump waited until he could blame Democrats for not building it.

— Nate Lerner (@NathanLerner) January 26, 2019


I search Trump supporters who can explain to me why Trump didn’t solve the wall issue when the GOP still had the House majority. Please explain this to me.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 23, 2019


…which is why you waited two years to make it a priority? Gimme a break.

— Kevin Mleziva (@LostInTheEcho40) January 23, 2019

Why didn’t republicans vote for a wall when they controlled both the house and the senate?

— Brandon Urbanski (@royalbansk) January 23, 2019

Why wasn’t this your priority when you first took office and had both the house and senate? Why is it now an emergency and not then?

— Fawn Kwok (@FawnKwok) January 23, 2019


How come you didn't shut down the government, when Republicans were in control? You helped them to a 1.5 trillion tax cut. They couldn't give you 50 billion? They had control of everything. They got the tax cut through.

— Marc Buemi (@marc_buemi) January 21, 2019


Trump and the Republicans *do not want* to fix the problem. They need conflict and an agenda which also can be understood by not so smart Trump supporters. That is why they did not get the wall built when they still were in control of the House.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 22, 2019


Trump and GOP have shutdown the govt because they can’t get over the loss of house to Dems in 2018. They didn’t throw this tantrum for 2 years with GOP majority, and Trump didn’t have votes even then. #wewillremember

— Ms. Meera Kashalkar (@Zipzapzoom9) January 13, 2019


Trumps >5 billion $$ wall project is *designed* to be rejected by the Democrats. Trump and the GOP obviously don't want a wall. Otherwise they would have built it before the midterms. Instead, they need an agenda to keep their supporters angry at the Democrats until 2020.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 13, 2019


=== Explanation please ===
Can somebody explain to me, why the Republicans did not use their majority in the congress in 2017 or 2018 to get the 5.1 billion US$ for Trump's wall project?

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 12, 2019


=== Explanation please ===
The Steel Barrier, or Wall, could have been built by the Trump administration since 2017 or 2018. Why didn't the Republicans use their majority in the congress in 2017 or 2018 to get the 5.1 billion US$ for Trump's wall project?

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 12, 2019

The Divide

BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL! This is the new theme, for two years until the Wall is finished (under construction now), of the Republican Party. Use it and pray!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2019

Trumps parrots his theme as @realDonaldTrump. But he also claims that it is the theme of the Republican party. Due to the difficult relation between Trump and truth, you better check with @GOP how true that is.


@MarianKamensky1 explains the real objective of Donald Trump's toxic wall project: Divide the USA and rule.



— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 24, 2019

In 2014, Trumps spin doctors chose “wall” as a mnemonic device designed to help Trump to polarize and divide US voters. Poisoning the discourse helps Trump and his party to avoid to give reason for their claims. Today Trump and the GOP play the media quite successfully with this toxic tool.

A strange interview shows how GOP communicators try to control the usage of language. The GOP communication seemingly doesn’t feel to comfortable with the term “wall” anymore. While Trump, the Republican President, is using “Wall” or “WALL” ad nauseam, Kellyanne Conway in an Orwellian attempt of speech control doesn’t want journalists to use that term.

An exchange between my colleague @abbydphillip and WH counselor Kellyanne Conway on whether to it’s okay to call the president’s wall a wall. It’s worth reading all the way through.

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 23, 2019

GDPR Cookie Consent with Real Cookie Banner