Few of you remember Frank Gaffney, mostly because he is another reprehensible man such as Donald Trump who spread falsehoods about President Obama. What he did was add another dimension to the growing racism in America.
In 2009 Gaffney headed the ‘Center for Security Policy. The openly homophobic bigot, began claiming that our President was a Muslim.
“With Mr. Obama’s unbelievably ballyhooed address in Cairo Thursday to what he calls ‘the Muslim world’,” columnist Frank Gaffney wrote, “there is mounting evidence that the president not only identifies with Muslims, but actually may still be one himself.” That evidence? Obama referred to the “Holy Koran.” He said he knew about Islam. And he used the phrase “peace be upon them” when mentioning Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. Obama, Gaffney wrote, was engaged in “the most consequential bait-and-switch since Adolf Hitler duped Neville Chamberlain over Czechoslovakia at Munich.”
Trump has added Gaffney to his team, offering more proof that Trump’s entire staff is composed of white supremacists, and will exist in an atmosphere of hatred.
People are judged by the company they keep. Trump is surrounding himself with a “basket of deplorables.” Priebus, Bannon, Giuliani, Gingrich, and now Gaffney will insure that fascism replaces democracy forever. I hope any of you who voted for Trump are pleased that Trump has chosen unwisely. Every one of his choices fails to support the Constitution and has no knowledge regarding the working of our national government. Gingrich is the only one of the five who served in government, but he was charged with ethics violations and removed from office by his own party.
No one with average intelligence can doubt that our nation is in very serious trouble. Trump’s transition staff, was surprised that the entire West Wing staff must be completely replaced. Trump’s expression after meeting with a real President could only be described as “shock and awe.” He had no idea what was required from a President of the United States. This is a man who has never performed an honest day’s work in his life, and will now be required to work very long days, seven days a week.
Trump actually believes that he can spend his weekends in Trump Tower. He is obviously not aware that the executive branch of government is a seven-day a week job. Does he actually believe that nothing happens on Saturday or Sunday around the world or within our nation. “Imbecile” is the word which comes to mind.
So, once again thank you to all the morons who voted for a man who knows nothing, has done nothing, and will do nothing for America.
By James Turnage
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