Saturday, October 20, 2018

Trump Reinvents 'Bully Pulpit' - It Now Means Bullying People

Good Day World!

Let's start the day off explaining what a Bully Pulpit is and where the term came from:

Definition: A bully pulpit is a conspicuous position that provides an opportunity to speak out and be listened to.
Roosevelt used the word bully as an adjective meaning "superb" or "wonderful", a more common usage at that time.

One of Trump's favorite pastimes is holding hate rallies. They charge his batteries and give him an opportunity to bully people while being cheered by a crowd of crazed cult followers.

The definition of Bully Pulpit has gone from something positive, to an act of overt hatred used to attack anyone not drinking Trump's Kool Aid. 

The whole world is aghast at the murder of a journalist for the Washington Post, but Trump has taken no steps to do anything about it. His reluctance to stand up for a murdered journalist dovetails nicely into his war against the free press.

Related story: Democratic Lawmakers Seek Answers Over Trump "Personal Enrichment" From Saudi Government.

At one of his hate rallies yesterday in Montana he praised a Republican candidate for assaulting a reporter from the Guardian newspaper. He praised the candidate for throwing the reporter down and breaking his glasses.

"Now, that's my kind of guy," Trump boasted to the seething crowd of right-wing radicals.

The White House Correspondents' Association issued a rare public denunciation of Trump yesterday, one day after he praised the congressman for "body-slamming" a reporter last year.

The president of the organization, Oliver Knox told the press, "This incident amounted to a celebration of a crime by someone sworn to protect our laws and the First Amendment and by someone pledged to defend it."

There's no doubt in my mind that Trump could write (with the help of a ghost writer who knows how to spell) the definitive book on bullying. He's practiced the art all of his life. 

Money is power and Trump's god. He used it to ruin countless lives as a civilian, and now as the leader of the free world. His ability to harness hate and fear is only exceeded by his track record of bullying people.

Let's hold the bastard accountability in the midterms, and take back The House to show Trump that America is not going to stand for his bullying, lies, and fear-mongering any longer.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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