After months of reckless lies about election integrity culminated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a national reckoning is in order. U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., showed the way toward accountability during former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. She has suffered unjustly for it ever since. On Feb. 12, the eve of the trial, Herrera Beutler threw off partisan handcuffs, not only volunteering information useful for his prosecution but calling on others to do the same. This act ensured proceedings — and history — would include a more complete account. The nat...
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"Just a quick reminder for liberal Jews who voted to destroy America & Israel because you believed false narratives! Let's hope you learned from your mistake & make better choices moving forward! Happy New Year!" the meme says.
It goes on to list the "things Trump did" for Jews while he was in office. It claims among other things, that Trump "signed an executive order for Judaism to be a nationality in addition to a religion so it would fall under the category Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin in programs receiving federal financial assistance."
The meme eliminated a key part of what the Civil Rights Act says. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 "prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin." The meme eliminates the word "religion" from the description of what the Civil Rights Act did. As a religion, Judaism was already protected under the Civil Rights Act. Trump's "executive order" was nothing more than a performance.
Trump's "decree" for the Golan Heights was just as pointless, doing nothing more than putting on paper that his administration believed something.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said it is "clear that the status of Golan has not changed," United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said according to Reuters.
Trump made the move before Benjamin Netanyahu had his election.
Trump has always struggled to garner the Jewish vote. In 2016 he earned 24 percent of the Jewish vote, according to the far-right Republican Jewish Coalition's own poll. But in 2020, he managed to get 30.5 percent. It was also what Mitt Romney was able to get in 2012. In the Pew Research Service's calculations of voters by faith, Jews supported Clinton to the tune of 71 percent.
In an exit poll of 800 people released by J Street, revealed Jews supported Biden at 77 percent vs. 21 percent for Trump. The Republican group, however, claimed their poll of 600 voters showed Jews supported Biden 60.6 percent vs. Trump at 30.5.
"This general inclination toward the Democratic Party and liberal values goes hand-in-hand with disapproval of former Republican President Donald Trump," Pew explained in the 2021 report. "In this survey, conducted roughly five to 12 months before the 2020 presidential election, nearly three-quarters of Jewish adults disapproved of the job Trump was doing as president, while just 27 percent rated him positively – far below the 65 percent who approved of President Barack Obama’s job performance in 2013."
Trump has never posted memes targeting other groups like Methodists, Buddhists, or Unitarians, and shamed them for their votes. Biden even gained on the Catholic vote in 2020, but Trump hasn't attacked those voters either.
MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan pointed out the "openly delusional" comments coming from Donald Trump in the past weekend.
“You have voter ID to buy a loaf of bread. You have ID to buy a loaf of bread,” is among the claims Trump made over the weekend at a summit of the far-right group, Concerned Women for America.
In another speech, Trump proclaimed he was beating Barack Obama, the 44th president, in the 2024 election polls. He then bragged he beat Obama in 2016. He then corrected himself that it was Hillary Clinton he beat in 2016.
"We have a man who is totally corrupt and the worst president in the history of our country, who is cognitively impaired. In no condition to lead and is now in charge of dealing with Russia, and possible nuclear war. Just think of it. We would be in World War II very quickly," Trump said during a speech at the Family Research Council (FRC).
Trump was born at the end of World War II.
"Now, this is a man who says that he beat Obama in 2016, we're on the verge of World War II, and you need voter ID to buy a loaf of bread," said Hasan. "If Joe Biden had said any of those things, I'm guessing that it would be front-page news on every paper in the country. We just give a pass to the 77-year-old openly delusional Trump. The age debate is very weird, is it not?"
Columnist Wajahat Ali said he refuses to give Trump a "pass."
"I'm not for this both-sides nonsense. Joe Biden, criticize him for his age, we both do. There's two old men running for president, but he just finished a trip — an international trip, answering questions, and he knows that you do not need voter i.d. to buy bread. he knows that he ran against Trump and not Barack Obama, and he knows that we fought World War II and won. And I fear that if World War II did happen, I wonder what side Trump would fight for."
Mehdi Hasan questions if Trump is 'cognitively impaired' after 'delusional' weekend of commentsyoutu.be
It wasn't long ago that Donald Trump was bragging that he passed a mental fitness test because he could remember five things in a row, "person, woman, man, camera, TV." As it turns out, the questionnaire wasn't about his mental acuity at all, but rather a test given to chart mental decline over time, according to the doctor who created it. Trump previously called the test "hard."
Now, the conversation du jour is about President Joe Biden's age. While Biden is known for being fit, enjoying physical activities, and continues to enjoy a heavy load of global travel and long meetings, Trump has seen a significantly reduced campaign schedule compared to 2016.
Reporter Molly Jong-Fast made the point to CNN's Jim Acosta and S.E. Cupp on Sunday when she attacked the former for trying to say that somehow Biden is the same as Trump.
"I think she's completely wrong here, and I would say this," Jong-Fast clapped back. "First of all, national polls are meaningless. We're 414 days ’ti this election. If you look back in 1995, you had [Robert] Dole, crushing [Bill] Clinton. I mean national polls are meaningless."
What Jong-Fast might mean in this case is that the election isn't decided at a national level, it's decided by a handful of states, not the national popular vote. So, the polls that matter would be for states like Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
"The guy is old, but he's 2 1/2 years older than Trump," Jong-Fast pointed out. "The whole narrative has been Biden is too old. People are being asked in polls, do you find Biden old? Trump is a man who was, during his presidency, bragging about passing a cognitive test. Man, woman, person, camera, television. I mean this is wild stuff. Biden just got back from a five-day European trip. The guy has been doing a great job. Every time he speaks, he's fine."
At the same time, Jong-Fast pointed out that this has been the GOP's narrative when it comes to any candidate.
"Remember in 2016, Trump world told us that Hillary Clinton was too sick to serve, that she had passed out, that she had pneumonia," said Jong-Fast. "Like — this is what they do. This is their playbook. And, again, a rematch of the same candidates is not much fun, but I think it's really important that the mainstream media does not cover Donald Trump like a normal candidate because we know from his twice impeachment, multiple civil and criminal charges, and, you know, his various other things — and leading an armed insurrection — that this guy is not a normal candidate who believes in democracy."
The CBS poll that Acosta and Cupp were citing also showed that Biden enjoys the majority of his support from those under 30 (65 percent.) For those 30 to 44, Biden has 56 percent of support.
See the exchange in the video below or at the link here.
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