It's good to be back.
It was nice taking a break, but now it's time to take a look at last minute shenanigans that Trump has trotted out for the midterms.
It's all about that base. Anything for the base.
To that end, he's using scare tactics on steroids. Trump knows his base is fearful of Hispanics invading our southern border at any time...because he told them they would if he didn't stop them.
Just to show he means business six days before the elections, Trump is sending 5,000 active duty soldiers to the border to reinforce the 2,000 border patrol agents already on duty there.
Why? Because a caravan of 3,500 refugees from Honduras are going to arrive here and seek asylum. They should be at our border in about two months. So why are 5,000 military men and women being immediately dispatched there?
Hmmmm...let me think.
Why would Trump suddenly order more military personnel to the US southwest that he has serving in some of the world's most contentious combat zones?
Will Fischer, a former Marine who now works for the VoteVets, a progressive veteran's organization knows why:
In an interview with CNN, Fischer said, "Donald Trump thinks unarmed people who are fleeing horrors and are still 1,000 miles away are a national security threat a week before election day. I don't think so. It's a political ploy to blow up the embers of racism and nativism by using the military again as a political prop to advance his own agenda."
I have to agree. Trump's little "Operation Faithful Patriot" (how ironic that name is) is a load of bullshit served up in time for November 6.
Fischer and other veterans point to the unknown cost to taxpayers, given that much smaller deployments of National Guard to the border have cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
They also question the cost the military will bear, as the operation pulls troops away from training, other missions and their families. And then, they say, there's the murky legality of the mission, its scope and its purpose.
Just in case that's not enough red meat for his base, he's promising to defile the Constitution by destroying the 14th Amendment.
It didn't take him long to make a direct attack against our Constitution...just in time for the elections.
Stop Trump's racist agenda by voting.
It's not going to be easy, but if the Democrats take back the House it's a strong first step at curbing our hater in chief.
Time for me to walk on down the road...