As if anyone had any doubts the Donald Trump presidency with all its explosive entanglements is really a manifestation of what the late great comedian George Carlin had to say in his famous soliloquy in, "The American Dream" so applicable today. I will post the link below but warn you there is language in it that may be objectionable to some. Ordinarily that would prohibit me from posting it but he says so much so well in so little time and better than I ever could.
The wealth gap Bernie Sanders had talked about during the 2016 campaign is reality. The conservative extremist right wing is attempting to take it all. They want your health care, they want the destruction of Medicaid help for the poor, ultimately they will go after Medicare and their golden goose, Social Security. If one is old, disabled most especially poor and sick, in truth, they want you to die. Most do not care about most of you.
Republican extremists now represent the majority of the Republican Party. The Republican so called "moderates" are an endangered species. Right wing extremist Republicans do not want to help those who cannot help themselves and it is why, in my opinion, the Republicans in the legislature could not come up with a Republican health care plan. They could not come up with one because they do not believe in one. They could not with over 37 attempts at repeal of Obamacare for over 7 years come up with what the Trump empty promises promised -- a plan to cover everyone with better and less expensive health care plans. In reality Trump did not know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid and we know he lies all the time to get a vote. Republicans in our era do not believe in government sponsored anything for anyone except the money the top 2% can make from government contracts to stuff their pockets.
Yes, their hearts are stone cold hardened because they want it all. Business Insider says "The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Cliché, sure, but it's also more true than at any time since the Gilded Age. The poor are getting poorer, wages are falling behind inflation, and social mobility is at an all-time low. If you're in that top 1%, life is grand" and now they want to flood especially local media with right wingnut extremist propaganda on television and radio news to even control what people think.
The best short segment of the reality of right wing Sinclair extremist media saturation was shown today on MSNBC's AM Joy explaining this monstrous media phenomenon. I post that segment below as well.
What can be done? It was said on AM Joy that (1) Do not turn the channel to Sinclair Broadcasting or to any of its affiliates for local news; (2) Ask corporations not to advertise on Sinclair networks and boycott products of those who do and (3) urge those employed by Sinclair Broadcasting to quit, seriously!
If one does not want to click on each link below, I suggest you watch AM Joy for a precise questioning of media experts as to how Sinclair extremist right wing Broadcasting propaganda is going for control of your mind as the Republican legislature goes for control of your money. RESIST!
AM Joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21GXzE8iYQs
George Carlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q
NYT article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/business/media/sinclair-broadcast-komo-conservative-media.html?_r=0