Washington Post Suddenly Concerned About A Divisive Tone From The President

No, not the one who’s been in office for almost 8 years. Nor the one who seems to be involved in actual events. No, this one, as posed in the “news” section by Philip Rucker and John Wagner

Trump’s tone could pose challenge as he seeks to govern a deeply divided nation

He strode out on a catwalk at a football stadium here to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.” A 50-foot cedar tree, which aides installed behind his stage with a crane, was decorated with Christmas ornaments larger than human heads. His crowd, thousands deep, held up familiar signs (“Make America Great Again”) and reprised signature chants (“Lock her up!”).

“This is where it all began,” President-elect Donald Trump exhorted, basking in the adulation of the Alabamians who had come to see him Saturday afternoon in the same stadium where 16 months earlier he staged the first electric mega-rally of his improbable campaign. (snip)

Rather than projecting inclusiveness and striving to heal the wounds from the bitter election, as past presidents-elect have done, Trump has traveled on his “USA Thank You Tour” only to states he turned red on election night. He has whipped up his massive crowds, and they in turn have displayed their allegiance — a powerful reminder to members of Congress that it could be politically dangerous to cross him. (snip)

As Trump assembles his administration and prepares to govern, he has continued the divisive rhetoric and showmanship of his campaign. He has mocked his opponents, sneered at the media and trumpeted his electoral feats. To the nearly 54 percent of voters who cast ballots for someone else, Trump’s message has been, in short: Get on board or get left behind.

Now, they do have a point. Trump could certainly work to heal some divisions and should certainly be taking less shots, really, no shots, at individuals and groups who disagree with him. This is antithetical to the system whereby citizens should be subject to reprisals from elected officials, as laid out in the 1st Amendment. It’s below the station of President, and even President-elect.

That said, where was the concern over the last almost 8 years over Obama’s divisiveness? Obama consistently picked fights with Congressional Republicans, using language that not only smeared and insulted them, but did the same to Citizens who vote Republican. He’s insulted directly or had his surrogates insult numerous citizens and groups. He’s insulted the Supreme Court.

He’s called American’s lazy more than once, and done it while overseas. He’s called us soft (though, let’s be honest, people who vote Democrat very much seem to be soft). He called one police department stupid. He’s called others racist. Insults to those who opposed Obamacare. The NRA and those who support it. Gun owners in general.

He’s attacked private citizens and groups both domestic and abroad. He’s insulted other countries. Heck, I have a giant list (which hasn’t been updated this term, because, really, this is what he does) of all the people, places, and things which have been insulted or met his big bus.

Obama has done almost nothing to bring people together. But, of course, in the Age Of Trump, the tenor of the media will be totally different. What they don’t get, though, is that they were on the ballot. I scoffed at this notion from Trumpites numerous times, but, they were correct. And the media lost. Citizens know it. And will judge the media accordingly as the pull their anti-Republican and anti-Trump schtick.

Interestingly, at the end of the article, after so many have moved on to new stories, we learn

At the end of his speeches — after the teasing and taunting, after the Christmas greetings, after the cries in the crowd to jail Clinton — Trump has looked ahead to life as the president and tried to cast himself as a unifying figure.

His crowds may have been the white voters of red America, but the president-elect has declared, as he did Thursday night in Hershey, Pa., that his message is for Americans “from all parties, all beliefs, all walks of life.”

“Whether you are African American, Hispanic American or Asian American or whatever the hell you are, remember that we are all Americans and we are all united by one shared destiny,” Trump said. “So I’m asking everyone to join this incredible movement.”

Huh. That’s more than Obama ever did.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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23 Responses to “Washington Post Suddenly Concerned About A Divisive Tone From The President”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Obama has done almost nothing to bring people together.

    Uh, gay marriage?

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Barky has one genuine achievement to his credit: he destroyed the last institutional vestige of slavery in America when he ruined the Democratic Party.

    Aloha, motherfuckers!

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    More liberal heads to explode…

    Mulvaney was elected to the House as part of the Tea Party wave and was reelected in November to a fourth term.

    “The Trump administration will restore budgetary and fiscal sanity back in Washington after eight years of an out-of-control, tax and spend financial agenda,” he said.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/17/trump-taps-conservative-south-carolina-rep-mulvaney-as-budget-chief.html

  4. Jeffery says:

    Kim Jung Don is trying to stifle the media and get his own narrative out through his own government/corporate media combine. He has threatened to jail dissidents. He lashes out at critics.

    Kim Jung Don is a propagandist, incurious about the workings of America, dumb to the Constitution and with little if any self-control. He is enlisting his family to help him run the government.

    He has no plans except maintaining control.

    #KimJungDon

  5. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    The media stifled themselves by lying for years, backing only democrat leftists, being the propaganda arm of the DNC and covering Stinky’s lies, corruption, treason and Benghazzi murders. They are worthless dogs and are being replaced with the new media. A free media. A media not controlled by Soros and his communist/fascist thugs.

    Kim Jung Don is a propagandist,

    Yeah, right. After decades of leftist control of education, news media and entertainment dispensing leftist propaganda they still lost because Stinky was such a corrupt lying pig the people rejected her. But Trump goes and Tweets 140 characters and suddenly he has all the propaganda power. I didn’t realize how weak and afraid you commies are. Good to know. Hahahaha.

  6. Jeffery says:

    Rev StinkyButt,

    Trumpski was a creation of our media. The rest of your nonsenses are just more right-wing wet dreams. The “new” media are controlled by whims and bigotry. Truth and facts are just commodities.

    Your uneducated ignorance leads you to think that anything not racist, rightwing or hateful must be leftist.

    #EndofTheWorld

  7. Jeffery says:

    The whiny little thin-skinned bitch twit-errs:

    “If my many supporters acted and threatened people like those who lost the election are doing, they would be scorned & called terrible names!”

    Waah! Waah! What a whiny little titty baby. So precedential… or is it presidential? Trumpski doesn’t know. Hahahahaha

    #EmbarrassingAmerica

  8. drowningpuppies says:

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    #WhyYouGotTrump.

  9. drowningpuppies says:

    #Can’t Spell Triumph Without TRUMP!

  10. Jeffery says:

    Why did Trumpski and Tillerson hide this tidbit? It was leaked recently.

    Tillerson is also has been a director of Exxon’s Russian subsidiary, Exxon Neftegas, since 1998.

    We suspect Trumpski and Tillerson didn’t think it would look good to “we the people”.

    Seems the leak came from the Germans. Certainly the Russians/Trumpski would have kept it secret!

    Also, there are calls in Congress to investigate whether Traitor Trumpski’s Team coordinated with the Russian intelligence agencies. Hahahaha

    #LockHimUp

    #Traitor

    #FiringSquad

  11. drowningpuppies says:

    December 25th — Christmas

    January 20th — Christmas again

  12. drowningpuppies says:

    It’ll be nice to have white people running things again… especially men.

  13. Jeffery says:

    Psychiatrists request that Trumpski have a full psych evaluation to determine the extent of his mental instability.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/12/three-psychiatry-professors-beg-obama-make

    “…grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy from reality…”

    #MentallyUnfit

  14. drowningpuppies says:

    Also good to know Barky will be the last black president for generations.

  15. gitarcarver says:

    Psychiatrists request that Trumpski have a full psych evaluation to determine the extent of his mental instability.

    And all those people are liberal activists.

    Kind of takes the objectivity away, doesn’t it?

  16. gitarcarver says:

    Also, there are calls in Congress to investigate whether Traitor Trumpski’s Team coordinated with the Russian intelligence agencies.

    That would be great because no agency has even hinted that he has.

    It is interesting that Republican Congress members have called for a briefing from the intelligence agencies on the issue and have been denied.

    So what is being hidden?

    We know the “hack” occurred because of stupidity at the DNC and the Clinton campaign.

    Furthermore, we know that the Democrats aren’t disputing what was in the emails. They would rather focus on false allegation than deal with the actual contents of the emails.

  17. drowningpuppies says:

    Maybe after Jan. 20 high school kids won’t be starving after lunch.

  18. drowningpuppies says:

    After Jan. 20 we’ll have a First Lady we can look at without cringing.

  19. Jeffery says:

    Melania Melabia Trumpski, a slovenian slovenly commie like her hubby

    #FirstStripper

  20. Dana says:

    Mr Puppies wrote:

    Also good to know Barky will be the last black president for generations.

    Perhaps not. The first lesson that the Democrats will learn is that to get the turnout that they need in the cities is that they need a black candidate to bring out larger numbers of black voters. Hillary Clinton lost the election in large part because black voters did not turn out at nearly the percentages they did when Barack Hussein Obama was the candidate.

    The obvious question then becomes: who is on the Democratic ‘bench’ who can come in and do what Mr Obama did?

  21. drowningpuppies says:

    Dana,

    Blacks alone did not elect Barky, they don’t have the numbers.
    It was white moderates and liberals especially the 18 to 29 year olds who believed somehow it would be cool to vote for the first black president.
    After 8 years of fecklessness and incompetence along with blaming everyone else for his own failures quite a few eyes were opened, both black and white.

    Trump proved that the black vote is not necessary to win.

  22. gitarcarver says:

    Also good to know Barky will be the last black president for generations.

    I don’t care – I really and truly do not care – the color of a person skin, their gender or whatever when they are running for President.

    Some do. I don’t.

    It is amazing to me that leftists who said “vote for Obama because he is black” or “vote for Hillary because she is a woman” have the gall to label others as racists, bigots, misogynists, etc.

    That’s what we see out of our resident liberals.

    I am not naive enough to think that there are not bigots who won’t vote for someone because of their race, but those people exist on both sides of the aisle. The difference is that the right acknowledges it. The left says only the “other people” are bigots.

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