A Media Shitstorm Over Trump's Shithole
by John Lawrence
Instead of discussing immigration policy, the media is having a tizzy over Trump's use of the word shithole to describe certain poor countries. But this is what always happens. Trump can say one outrageous word and the media has a fit for days. As a result, I am not better informed about the issue of immigration. Other than it being ridiculous that a pregnant woman can fly here, have a baby and that baby becomes an immediate American citizen, I am not better informed by all the media attention given to the word shithole. The way the media censors the spelling of the word, they call it s---hole which comes out when spoken like asshole which is just as bad.
So the President of the US uses vulgar language. What else is new? It's the least of our concerns in this day and age. All I can say is ... get used to it. As long as Trump is President, that's what you're going to get. It's the tabloid age. These words shouldn't shock you at this point. In fact the shock value is enhanced every time the media has a shitfit over some of Trump's outrageous language or activities. He's pushing the envelope of what kind of behavior is acceptable in a President, and he's totally getting away with it.
But Trump doesn't care. As long as Republicans control both Houses of Congress and the Supreme Court, he can say and do whatever he wants. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (in California) stayed Trump's attempt to dismantle DACA, but so what? Now it will go to the Supreme Court and Trump will win. The Dreamers will lose, and that's the game in the US. A judge in the 9th Circuit (in California) rules against Trump, says that Trump's executive orders are illegal and then the Supreme Court overrules the 9th Circuit (in California) and Trump gets his way. The Trumpsters hate California so what else is new?
Republicans will not complain about Trump no matter how outrageous his words or actions. He could have sex with a porn star on national TV, and they wouldn't raise an eyebrow as long as they are getting everything they want .. tax breaks for the rich and cuts in social security, Medicare, Medicaid TANF, EBT and every other social program which benefits anyone other than the rich. It was DEMOCRATIC Senator Dick Durbin who reported the shithole comment. Of course it wasn't on tape so it's his word against Trump's word. Who do you think has the bigger microphone?