Crimes against humanity

We now have, from multiple sources, reports that the Trump White House dragged its feet in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic because they saw it as a blue state problem.

Post-Trump reconstruction of the United States is going to require prosecution of Trump and all his collaborators, definitely including Jared Kushner, for using the coronavirus response as a political weapon against the American people.

This is Republican government.

Unprecedented mass unemployment.

A deadly epidemic with no coordinated response, and a government that simply denies reality.

Over 111,000 Americans dead so far. Does this look like the epidemic is slowing down?

The impeached President of the United States deploys the military against peaceful anti-racist demonstrators so he can pose for cameras holding a Bible in front of a church.

This is just a sampling of what the party of Trump has brought us to. All his collaborators have to be driven out of office in November.

Once again Steve King backs a fellow white supremacist

In yet another embarrassment to the decent people of western Iowa, Republican Rep. Steve King has endorsed a white supremacist candidate in the Toronto mayoral election.  Be sure you turn out to vote in this election, and vote for J.D. Scholten for Congress.  J.D. would be a Congressman we could be proud of, for a change!

It could not be more clear

Brett Kavanaugh is about to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.  He has been credibly accused of sexual assault by two women that we know of, as of this writing.  He was nominated by a President who bragged, on the record, of sexually assaulting women.    He has the full throated support of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who has made clear that nothing Kavanaugh’s accuser can say will derail the confirmation.  Kavanaugh seems to have the complete support of the Republican Party even if he did it.

This year’s election will be a referendum on sexual violence against women.  You can vote to end it.

The Republican Party of Donald Trump, Roy Moore, Brett Kavanaugh

Can we be blunt?  Being a sexual predator is OK with the Republican Party, as long as you’re a Republican.

Their candidate for U.S. Senate, Roy Moore was credibly accused of being a serial child molester, and despite those accusations had solid backing from the Republican establishment.  And we all know about Donald Trump’s success in the 2016 election despite, or perhaps because of, his open admission on tape that he sexually assaulted women.

Now comes Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s latest nominee to the highest court in the land, and he is credibly accused on the record of attempted rape of a minor.  Republicans are determined to put him on the bench, no matter what.  If they have to discount the experience of yet another woman, of course they will do it.  They don’t care if he did it 35 years ago.  They don’t care if he lied under oath about it last week.  If he’s going to be a reliable conservative activist judge, they probably wouldn’t care if he turned out to be a cannibal.

Nazis organizing in Iowa

Iowa phones have been ringing with Nazi robocalls trying to use the murder of an Iowa woman, Mollie Tibbetts, to whip up more anti-immigrant hatred.  The message

suggests that were Tibbetts still alive, she would support killing all Mexican immigrants. The group calls for deporting all immigrants.

We shouldn’t be shocked.  Our own Rep. Steve King has been flirting with Nazis for some time.  Republicans favor the shameful policy of tearing children away from their parents to terrorize undocumented immigrants.  We have gotten to the point that Nazis think Iowa is fertile ground for an ideology that was discredited, and defeated, back in the 1940s.

We have to prove them wrong by turning out to vote in November.