Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DOZENS OF POLITICIANS BOYCOTTING TRUMP ON DAY ONE

Prez Obama probably thinking, 
"That's what ya get" about Trump 
as he's obligated to keep calling for 
"a peaceful transition of power. "

Prior to the Martin Luther King holiday and Civil Rights legend John Lewis announcing he would not attend the inauguration,  Luis Gutierrez was one of five democratic congress people refusing to attend the inauguration.  Now that Trump has verbally attacked John Lewis, dozens of democrats are refused to attend the inauguration.  Some have publicly announced their commitment  to push back against the hate that Trump promised during his campaign.  Rumor has it others just won't show up.

Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez was one of the first to commit to boycotting Trump.

This is what one news site, Business Insider, described Gutierrez decision: 
"Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez cited Trump's hard-line immigration policies and his views on women's rights as his reason to boycott the inauguration."

Welp....that sounds like Gutierrez is boycotting politics as usual in an unusual fashion. I would call this classic normalizing of Trump's Make America White Again hatred, but the article redeems itself at the end by quoting California Representative Jared Huffman.

In case you haven't been paying attention to the hatred and violence Trump is promising those non-white or non-WASP, please read the quote below in order to understand what Gutierrez is protesting.

"A prominent Donald Trump surrogate and former spokesman for the pro-Trump Great America PAC on Wednesday suggested taking away immigrants’ constitutional rights and said there is “precedent” for enforcing a registry of all Muslim Americans: the internment camps Japanese Americans were held in during the World War II era.

The comments led to the Trump team denying the president-elect ever called for a Muslim registry at all.

In an interview on Fox’s “The Kelly File” on Wednesday, Carl Higbie was discussing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s recent suggestion that Trump’s team follow up on his campaign call for a national registry of Muslims.

“They say it’ll hold Constitutional muster,” Higbie said. “I know the ACLU is going to challenge it, but I think it’ll pass. And we’ve done it with Iran back a while ago, we did it during World War II with [the] Japanese, which, call it what you will, may be wrong.” "

http://www.diversityinc.com/news/japanese-internment-precedent-muslim-registry-says-prominent-trump-supporter/

If you want to know why other congressmen should be boycotting Trump as well, just google Trump+Misogyny, Trump+Racism, Trump+Muslims, Trump+Hate, or Trump+KKK, or Trump+White Supremacy. You'll get a list of Trump quotes that explain while Gutierrez and these other four members of congress are planning to boycott.




Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis of Georgia


Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark

California Rep. Barbara Lee


California Rep. Jared Huffman warned that there is nothing ordinary about Trump and his policies.
  • "I do accept the election results and support the peaceful transfer of power, but it is abundantly clear to me that with Donald Trump as our President, the United States is entering a dark and very dangerous political chapter," Huffman said in a Facebook post published January 7. 
  • "I will do everything I can to limit the damage and the duration of this chapter, and I believe we can get through it. But I will not sit passively and politely applaud as it begins," he said. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-skipping-boycotting-trumps-inauguration-2017-1/#rep-jared-huffman-of-california-5