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President Trump & the 'Arsonist"

Donald Trump: Arsonist-in-Chief

The fiasco over the confirmation of now Justice Brett Kavanaugh has only served to further divide America and President Trump simply continues to dump gasoline on the fire.

Yesterday he sent out this tweet to his followers:

Yes, most Democrats are angry. Most women are angry. Anyone who ever has been victimized in a sexual assault is angry. They are angry because a man about whom serious questions regarding sexual assault remain has just been elevated to a lifetime appointment on the U.S. Supreme Court.

They are angry because Republicans jammed this nomination through despite those questions, and only after a sham FBI background check that was tightly controlled by Trump in terms of its scope and time limitations. And then, once it was completed -- in just a couple of days to meet Trump's arbitrary deadline -- senators were only permitted one hour each to review the single copy of the report.

They are angry because clearly Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who courageously brought the original charges against Kavanaugh in an emotional hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, was ultimately disrespected by Republican senators and Trump himself.

They are angry because of what they fear this means for the future of the Court when major decisions that could have dramatic and long-lasting impact on their lives come before it.

Yes, there were vocal protestors at the Kavanaugh hearing -- one of which confronted Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, in an elevator and may have been responsible for his request for the additional FBI background check into Ford's charges, and others, against Kavanaugh. And there were vocal protestors at the Supreme Court when Kavanaugh was sworn in.

But they were not a mob. In fact, Trump belittled that crowd of protestors at the Court saying there were "only a couple hundred," far fewer than at his rallies.

Some of my Republican friends and Trump supporters say Democrats simply can't get over the fact that Trump is President of the United States and that's why they were so determined to defeat Kavanaugh -- that it has nothing to do with his fitness to sit on the highest court in the land.

"Get over it," they tell me.

That sentiment was expressed the other day by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who said "half the population can't seem to get over it."

Let me tell you what we can't get over.

We can't get over the continuing obsession of Trump and his pals in Congress to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which while not perfect provides health insurance coverage for millions of Americans who prior to its enactment were uncovered.

We can't get over the administration's denial of climate change and the harm its actions are doing and will continue to do to our environment -- the very air we breath and water we drink.

We can't get over the determination of this administration to drill for oil off our shores and threaten our beaches and and beach economy, except of course for south Florida near Trump's cherished Mar-a-Lago.

We can't get over the massive tax cut designed specifically to benefit the wealthiest Americans with a pittance to the 90 percent of us who must pay the tab one way or another.

We can't get over Republicans' continuing determination to dismantle Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, as well as the Veterans Administration, and turn those programs and services over to the private sector where they will enrich Trump's wealthy pals and supporters.

We can't get over published revelations that Trump and his family have robbed the American people by devising questionable schemes to avoid paying taxes on multi-millions of dollars, as reported by The New York Times.

We can't get over the meddling by Russia into the 2016 election that sent Trump to the White House, now being investigated by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.

I'm just getting started.

It's not that Trump was elected that we can't get over. It's what he and his band of thieves are doing to our country that we can't get over.

And to protest is our right. For him to say that Democrats are so extreme that they have turned into an "angry mob" is an attack on every American's right to dissent and to protest actions of our government with which they disagree.

Get over it, Trump. November 6 is coming and your party's control of the entire United States Congress very likely will be no more. Most likely you will lose the House of Representatives, and perhaps even the Senate.

And then, you will be next.

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