Uncommon Sense

September 27, 2020

Trump, Master of Distractions

Filed under: Politics,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 8:18 am
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Upon what criteria would Mr. Trump base a nomination for a new associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States? I believe there was exactly one. Create a ruckus, a distraction that, if possible, makes his opposition look bad. (“See, they can’t even support another women on the bench.”) The Ruckus distracts from the real failings of the President. He has fulfilled his duty in this matter (nominating a person to fill a vacancy on that court) and now he is done. The rest of us get to whirl around the distraction for weeks when we should be concentrating on getting rid of his sorry ass.

And, another Catholic? He couldn’t find a qualified Evangelical, or even a Protestant? (Repeat after me. Repeat after me. Rinse and repeat.)


  1. What about another Jew for the court? Or perhaps a Muslim? Or – gasp! – a pagan? There has to be non-Christian judges out there.

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    Comment by silverapplequeen — September 28, 2020 @ 4:30 am | Reply

    • In the world of the Repukes, such individuals do not exist.


      Comment by Nan — September 28, 2020 @ 10:45 am | Reply

      • Repukes … really? Are we all falling into the divide and conquer war being waged against democracy. This sounds a lot like one of those “Let’s you and him fight!” kinds of things. Partisan enmity distracts us from the actions of the plutocrats actually running the show. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have ever represented “the People.” They are naturally inclined to support the establishment.status quo/right interests. Always have and always will. Time for new parties.

        On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 10:45 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



        Comment by Steve Ruis — September 28, 2020 @ 11:24 am | Reply

        • Yes, really. We’re talking about the current selection for the “associate justice of the Supreme Court,” which will, for all intents and purposes, be the choice of the Republicans (aka Repukes).

          And again, for all intents and purposes, I don’t believe the Republican party would ever select or vote for a Jew, a Muslim, or, as SAQ indicated, “a – gasp! – pagan.”

          As for this being a “divide and conquer” comment, it was not meant as such but was based on the current situation. In the BIG picture, of course I agree the country is being run, not by a “political party,” but by the plutocrats you mentioned. However, I’m really not sure “new parties” would change anything …


          Comment by Nan — September 28, 2020 @ 11:48 am | Reply

          • Nan, I would never make a personal comment about you, it was just an attempt to address the elevation of animosity we have all suffered. I am combatting my own sense of outrage, by trying to refer to the President as Mr. Trump and the Repubs as, well, Repubs, even when they are being assholes.

            I have registered as a Democrat from time to time but only to vote as such in a primary. I have been an independent for a very long time. The Dems are not as bad as the Repubs, but that is no compliment. They have been bought and paid for just like the Repubs, and I am fed up with both.

            I didn’t think you took umbrage, but I wouldn’t want to offend, even accidently.


            On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 11:48 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:


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            Comment by Steve Ruis — September 28, 2020 @ 12:07 pm | Reply

            • Not offended … just wanted to be sure you understood my remark as being a slam against the party that’s currently “in control” of the Supreme Court selection.

              Just as an FYI — for the better part of my life, I was in no way, shape, or form interested in “politics.” I never read, listened to, or discussed anything related to or about. It wasn’t until Obama and the hullabaloo around him and his election that I got even vaguely interested. Then when Trump came along … well, I don’t think I need to say any more.

              Hopefully, things will SOON return to some state of normalcy on the political scene and I can return to a more disinterested (yet aware) perspective. 😉


              Comment by Nan — September 28, 2020 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

              • I have been interested in politics for years but I acted only on the local level. As you may know, I think people/corporations should only be able to donate money to a campaign if the office being contested represents them. (Since individuals can only have one primary residence, corporations primary residence would be wherever their headquarters are located).

                It is said “all politics is local.” We should insist upon this.

                It is also said that “speech is free,” which I interpret that even if you are from outside the political boundaries, you can speak about it. So, travel to that jurisdiction, rent a hall, and deliver your speech. The first and last words of which must be “I live outside of this political boundary, so how you vote does not affect my representation.”

                On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 12:19 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



                Comment by Steve Ruis — September 28, 2020 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

    • I would love an atheist justice, but basically I was trying to stir up Trump’s base. Evangelicals form one of his greatest support groups and many Evangelicals hate Catholics.

      On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 4:30 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 28, 2020 @ 11:21 am | Reply

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