The New York Times ran a long article on the history of roller derby. It was really popular in my youth in the 1960s and 1970s. There were even songs about it. Now, it’s making a comeback with women’s leagues.
Republican racism didn’t start with Trump. Racists migrated from the Democratic party to the Republican party starting in the 1960s when Democrats got civil rights laws approved. None of this is surprising and they should not have withheld it from the public for so long.
There is one good thing that came out of Trump’s terrible comments on Baltimore, where I have lived since 1976. A company that sells rat-themed merchandise has had sales increase. I have bought a lot of stuff from Rat Czar and recommend their products. I have t-shirts, glasses, a magnet, stickers and a tote bag.
I don’t mean to make light of a serious and real problem but I do think the stuff is funny.
Baltimore is not first in rat population. We’re behind Washington among other places. Trump doesn’t care about Baltimore or the rat problem – he just wanted to attack Congressman Cummings. I have thought that “Ben” should be the official song of Baltimore. If you don’t know the song, it was a love song to a rat sung by Michael Jackson as the theme song to the film Ben (1972).
This is the current site as of 4/21
Once again, Republicans are unwilling to abide by the decision made by voters. This is a pattern of behavior. You can’t work with them.
He’s more concerned with protecting himself than protecting the country. Ratcliffe is unqualified. He did defend Trump on tv which is all that matters.
He lies about everything, even this tragedy.
We are losing four years we can’t spare to try to do something because of the liar in the White House who won’t even admit this is a problem. It’s Trump against science and the rest of the world. It’s too bad we are all paying for his ignorance.
Here’s an except from the Reliable Sources newsletter by CNN’s Brian Stelter last night and the email I sent him:
From the newsletter:
New polling about Trump’s racist tweets
Some newsworthy results from this new Fox News poll:
— 63% of Americans say Trump’s racist tweets “crossed the line.”
— 56% say saying “go back” is a racist thing to say to people of color.
— Only 34% say Trump respects racial minorities.
What I wrote to him:
- To:firstname.lastname@example.orgJul 26 at 12:50 PM
- I appreciate your excellent newsletter and know it is difficult to work in an environment where the president of the country lies all the time.
In your coverage of the Fox News poll on Trump’s racist tweets, I think you should have noted that the numbers you cited represent the majority but the views of Republicans were very different.
The poll showed (per the article you linked to):
- 53% of Republicans think the tweets were an acceptable political attack
- 33% of Republicans think the tweets crossed the line
- 21% of Republicans think the language is racist while 45% do not and 30% say it depends.
- 68% (which is lower since apparently more Republicans see that Trump is bigoted) think Trump respects minorities
To me, most Republicans fall in to one of two categories.
- They are
- 1) racists or
- 2) willing to tolerate racism
Other polls have shown that Trump’s support among Republicans is around 90% and very few Republican elected officials pushed back against Trump’s racist remarks.
I don’t see the Democrats using this disgusting tactic. There is no bottom for the Trump cult.
I never thought they would. It was a scam to give money to Republican donors and other rich people.
As usual, Trump blames someone else. In this case, he attacks the Federal Reserve again.