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It’s about racism, not the flag: Jackie Robinson didn’t stand for the anthem

Posted: September 28th, 2017, 6:20 pm
by scrutney
from salon:

Trump’s cynical distortion of the anthem protests to feed his racist base gets us back to the real subject...

As the catastrophe in Puerto Rico looks more and more like it will end up worse than Hurricane Katrina, five days later the president finally tweeted about it:
Texas and Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble. It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water and medical are top priorities - and doing well. #FEMA
It's stunning that anyone, much less a president, could possibly be this obtuse. He actually seemed to be saying that the people of Puerto Rico brought this on themselves. For a man whose businesses went belly-up four times, costing Wall Street and banks many millions in losses, to bring up Puerto Rico's debt at a time like this takes real chutzpah.


read more:

https://www.salon.com/2017/09/26/its-ab ... he-anthem/

Re: It’s about racism, not the flag: Jackie Robinson didn’t stand for the anthem

Posted: September 28th, 2017, 10:24 pm
by bieramar
More pathology (or psychosis) than chutzpah, in my view.
What Senator is in the hospital again? You know, the vote that would have repealed Obamacare.