TRUTH IN POLITICS 


OUR MANTRA: NEVER BLAME THE POLITICIANS, JUST 
BLAME THE UNINFORMED VOTERS WHO PUT THEM THERE

Disclaimer: These are articles and excerpts of interest by a variety of great journalists about topics I care about with an abundance of occasional personal comment thrown in, to add some humor, insight, disagreement, predictions and I make no claims to be the author of the articles, but I will defend their thoughts and mine with my being and insight. I am privileged to know some great writers.

They do however fly the same flight plans I have flown.  My map is a love of country and freedom for which many have made the ultimate sacrifice and a distinct approach to those who would desecrate those values.  Truth, Honesty, Honor, Commitment and Valor are not the buzzwords of the current administration.  With deep regrets my thinking is TRUMP, will completely destroy the core of this country, domestically and world wide and his two main influences,  Leninists Bannon and Miller should be treated as traitors.  And my thought for the day is:
When surrounded by assholes,  can you expect any thing better than a shitstorm?    


6-14-2017 WASHINGTON CNN
SHOOTER IN CUSTODY DIES

Once again the news is not good, someone took things into their own hand and committed an atrocity.  I will barely sit on the subject since it dominates all media with reports on the wounded and prayers, coming together, partisanship and so forth. After covering the obvious two things came to mind.  The message and the weapon.

My heart is for the full recovery of those injured, may the hands of the surgeons and doctors work the miracles needed and may we all lend comfort to the families and friends suffering from the pain of this heinous act.

The GOP lawmakers were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game, which was set to take place on Thursday night at Nationals field.  One of the few bi-partisan fun things from Congress, when the shots rang out.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is in stable condition after being shot early Wednesday at a baseball practice field in a Washington D.C. suburb, according to multiple reports.  Rep. Scalise was one of several people shot at the practice in Alexandria, Va., where it is believed a single gunman fired as many as 50 shots at lawmakers and aides who scrambled for cover.  Scalise's office at about 9:30 a.m. issued a statement that he was undergoing emergency surgery after being shot in the hip. The office said Scalise was in good spirits and had talked to his wife.

"He is grateful for the brave actions of US Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues," the office said. "We ask that you keep the Whip and others harmed in this incident in your thoughts and prayers."  Brooks said he used his belt as a tourniquet to help Scalise.

THE BACK STORY

Now verified,  the Russian designed SKS was handled professionally by a lone wolf.  An almost seventy year old design can and easily will do the damage, it did.  It was not designed for hunting, sport shooting, nor competition, it was designed to kill and or maim human beings and it performed well.   

The surplus and hastily remanufactured Russian and Chinese versions sold here in the US for as little as 59.00 dollars at almost all gun shows.  Thousand were sold, ammo is cheap coming from a lot of Asian and Euro-bloc countries in bulk. The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round, designed in 1943.  

The SKS-45 was manufactured at Tula Arsenal from 1949-1958 and at Izhevsk Arsenal in just 1953 and 1954, resulting in a total Soviet production of about 2.7 million carbines.

Still use today in Africa, and Asia.  And as with all horrific instances, its popularity will gain and be sought after in all the forthcoming gun shows and on line.    

In addition there are hundreds of modifications available for this weapon with fancy stocks, collapsible and better sights, bigger clips and faster trigger assemblies some faster than an AK47 or AKM.  

And some of our most patriotic Americans have even modernized the weapon by offering you the option to modify the weapon to full auto.  If Mr. Hodgkinson had modified his to full auto no one know how bad the massacre would have been. One option I read about can give this weapon a higher cyclic rate than a full blown machine gun and the NRA is pushing the option for legality. 

This is a cult problem caused by the paranoia spewed out by the likes of the NRA under the guise of the 2nd Amendment rights, the Black Helicopters and jack booted foreign soldiers spotted on our soil under the New World Order with the overbearing thought guns will be taken away.  Hmm sounds similar to the vitriolic twits from the Nit-Twitter.


THE SHOOTER and Victims
The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business, but his home inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show.  Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle, according to online records in St. Clair County, Ill. The charges were dismissed, records show.

Two Capitol Police officers on protective detail were reportedly wounded.  Paul said police prevented more casualties with their actions, while Brooks described "one of our guys" firing back at the shooter.  "It was rather startling, as you can imagine, to look up and there's a pistol being fired about five feet from your head," he said.

"The joy I felt knowing it was one of our guys — I'll never forget that guy. He also got shot somewhere in the process defending congressmen.”  At least one aide was wounded in the attack. Sen. Roger Williams's (R-Texas) office said the wounded aide was a member of his staff.

Flake told MSNBC said a fifth person wounded in the shooting was a man who he said worked for Tyson foods and helped out with the congressional baseball game.  Flake also said he believed a sixth person, another aide, had been wounded in the shooting.

Many questions were asked and few answers have come forth.  Let me make it clear, I am not on the side of those who would do harm in any way shape of form to another human being, the animals, even the plants on this planet or the environment... period.  This was a dastardly act by a coward who attacked and wounded unarmed combatants and only the skills and training of the officers in the protective detail saved the lives of many.  Without them this would have become a massacre.

Obviously this was a planned attack on the folks who do business in Washington supposedly for the benefit of all Americans. But are we missing the point?  With all the politicians ad nauseam on all the networks, all with the usual well meant thoughts and prayers come out which they have almost like a memo was written hopefully some form of civility and truthfulness will return to Washington.

Lots of talking about coming together, changing the rhetoric, working in partnership with the other party, love kindness and singing all forty-two choruses of KUM-BA-YA.  We have heard this before, and weeks later back to normal hateful rhetoric, lies, innuendoes, remarks suggestive inferences and blaming the other side.

Sounds great but I have questions. First we have herd the KUM-BA-YA song before on numerous occasions like when Gabby Gifford was shot and nothing good came out of it because gun control will never pass as long as the NRA is allowed to bribe Congress.  

Kids getting killed left and right and the GOP blocks anything to do with the 2nd Amendment.  In my state, your NRA owns the Florida Legislature and only recently tried to have guns namely sidearms commonly displayed in the public arena, really, the old West shall rise again.

Thats all we need.  Folks your GOP representative has been bought and sold, expect nothing, he owes the NRA and other PACS his livelihood and his balls.  Yes, his balls, no guts, no glory and dances to the rhythms of the party.  So bad and evident some of them could be winners on dancing with the stars.  It should be dancing behind bars. They have betrayed you. Wake up and smell the crap, it’s not roses.

This attack was against the Republicans, but why single out all the Republicans when the problem in reality has been caused by one man at the top and several leaders in subordinate roles who also are on a search for their balls?   Ryan and McConnell better start thinking about how to get rid of Donald before some voters get rid of them.

Yesterday was two years after Donald J. Trump (AKA names I cannot repeat here) started his self promotion and narcissistic gratification to run for the presidency.   If I had to blame the GOP I would put the blame squarely on the backs of the morons who voted for him, the base of brainless twits who love twitting. Thus I hereby claim them to be Donald’s Nit-twits.

Then the Republicans who are in Congress vetoing down anything good and sticking to decades old programs that never worked. Trickle down is Tinkle down.  When the folks realize they were given promises that can’t possibly work and realize the phony that Trump really is, look out,  over a million SKS’s were sold.


TRUMP AND LIES
Fareed Zakaria is number one on my list of admired writers. He has  the ability to take difficult situations and make them understandable and concise. This was part of his columns by date on:

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - For most of his life, Donald Trump has found words to be his friends. He has used them to build his business, dramatize his achievements and embellish his accomplishments. As important, he has used them to explain away his missteps and to paper over his problems. 

He built a 58-story building in glass and steel, but through his wordplay, it became 68 stories tall.  He owns an 11,000-square-foot apartment in Manhattan, but in his telling, it’s 33,000 square feet.  Trump has used words extravagantly and cleverly to serve his ambition. He has called his method “truthful hyperbole,” and oftentimes it is not even truthful. But it has worked — so far.

The Post’s reporters describe Trump as “the most fact-challenged politician” they have “ever encountered.” They pointed out that, after having received a whopping 59 “Four Pinocchio” ratings during the campaign, Trump in his first 100 days made 492 “false or misleading claims,” at an average of 4.9 a day. These fact checkers clarified that “those numbers obscure the fact that the pace and volume of the president’s misstatements means that we cannot possibly keep up.” By their count, there were only 10 days in the first 100 days in which Trump did not make a false or misleading claim. And his fibs are not over small matters.  

Trump’s approach has never been to apologize because it wouldn’t make sense to him. In his view, he wasn’t fibbing. As his sometime rival and now friend Steve Wynn, a casino tycoon, put it, Trump’s statements on virtually everything “have no relation to truth or fact.” That’s not really how Trump thinks of words. For him, words are performance art. It’s what sounds right in the moment and gets him through the crisis. 

TERRORISM
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - President Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified the United States’ historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East.  Since then we have seen a series of terrorist attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?

The premise of Trump’s strategy was to support Saudi Arabia, in the belief that it would be able to fight terrorism and stabilize the region. In fact, Trump gave a green light to the Saudis to pursue their increasingly aggressive, sectarian foreign policy.

The first element of that policy has been to excommunicate its longtime rival, Qatar, breaking relations with that country and pressing its closest allies to do the same. The Saudis have always viewed Qatar as a troublesome neighbor and are infuriated by its efforts to play a regional and global role by hosting a large U.S. military base, founding the Al Jazeera television network, planning to host the 2022 World Cup and punching above its weight diplomatically.

It’s true that Qatar has supported some extremist Islamist movements. So has Saudi Arabia. Both are Wahhabi countries, both have within them extremist preachers, and both are widely believed to have armed Islamist groups in Syria and elsewhere. In both cases, the royal families play a game of allying themselves with fundamentalist religious forces and funding some militants, even while fighting other violent groups.  In other words, their differences are really geopolitical, though often dressed up as ideological.

The open split between the two countries will create much greater regional instability. Qatar will now move closer to Iran and Turkey, forging deeper alliances with anti-Saudi groups throughout the Muslim world. The battles among various factions of militants — in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and North Africa — will heat up. The terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, are viewed in Iran as being part of a Saudi-inspired campaign against it. We should expect that Iranian-backed militias will respond in some way, so much for regional stability.


PARTISANSHIP
Thursday June 16, 2017 -Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart. Political scientists have shown that Congress is more divided than at any time since the end of Reconstruction. I am struck not simply by the depth of partisanship these days, but increasingly also by its nature. People on the other side of the divide are not just wrong and to be argued with. They are immoral and must be muzzled or punished.

Partisanship today is more about identity. Scholars Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris have argued that, in the past few decades, people began to define themselves politically less by traditional economic issues than by identity — gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation. I would add to this mix social class, something rarely spoken of in the United States but a powerful determinant of how we see ourselves. Last year’s election had a lot to do with social class, with non-college-educated rural voters reacting against a professional, urban elite.

The dangerous aspect of this new form of politics is that identity does not lend itself easily to compromise. When the core divide was economic, you could split the difference. If one side wanted to spend $100 billion and the other wanted to spend zero, there was a number in between. The same is true with tax cuts and welfare policy. But if the core issues are about identity, culture and religion (think of abortion, gay rights, Confederate monuments, immigration, official languages), then compromise seems immoral. American politics is becoming more like Middle Eastern politics, where there is no middle ground between being Sunni or Shiite.


MENTALLY ILL PERSON IN THE WHITE HOUSE 
NEW HAVEN -  A group of psychiatrists meeting at Yale said President Donald Trump is so mentally unstable that he’s unfit for office. -  The claim is based on the group’s belief that Trump has more than one mental disorder -- including antisocial personality disorder and extreme narcissism.  My personal belief is more than four mental disabilities. 

SYMPTOMS AND INDICATIONS:  

  1. They make it clear they know everything  -  Narcissists don’t hesitate to educate lawyers about the legal system, doctors about medicine, intellects to enlighten.    
  2. They insist on being the exception to the rule - Rules are for people who aren’t smart enough to make good decisions on their own.
  3. They project an image of superiority -  Narcissists care greatly about their image. 
  4. They make a great first impression, but quickly wear out their welcome -  Narcissists’ charming personalities tend to win them favor with new people—at first. 
  5. They boost their egos by implying others are inferior - Not only do narcissists need to establish how superior they are; they also tend to imply that everyone else is less intelligent, experienced, or not as likable. 
  6. They assume everyone adores them The narcissist truly believes that everyone from former co-workers to past lovers holds them in high regard—and assumes that anyone who doesn’t like them must be jealous
  7. They put their own feelings ahead of other people’s needs -  lack of empathy is the most telling characteristic of the narcissist. They don’t care what other people need or how they feel. 
  8. A  war with the press?   This is only the beginning chapters of Hitlerology 101.  The only thing Donald T-RUMP can say about the press is that they are mean for reporting the truth, all they do is  simply echoing his lies.  There is so much off the cuff lies , he can’t remember day to day what he said because most of it isn’t real or the truth. 


OP-ED  MEMO TO THE GOP BASE

The damage was done and I guess you never read the bible commandment about false prophets, too bad.  This was not a free election of people with wishes to improve the country. This was an election full of deceit,  lies, collusion, the failure of or lack of anger management,  outside hacking,  interference, and feedback using raw ego, repetition, responsive answers, lies and naive illiteracy.

It was a plan against our government to win similar to the popularism blueprinted 70 years ago by the Nazi party.  You have been very bigly*  lied to and fell for it hook, line, sinker, anchor and the Titanic remains.  *  Bigly is a Trump word.

The eight years of obstructionism, loss of jobs, company greed driving them overseas, and a do-nothing gridlocked government failed us all.   Thank the GOP for that as they were the ones that blocked all of the good things President Obama wanted that would have helped and protected you.  

The Republican party had the hate machine cranked up from day one with the birther bullshit by TRUMP and others.  They started with and ended with lies.  He was Black, (not that it mattered, technically he was only 50% black); He was articulate, far more articulate than half of the morons that got elected to the GOP;  He had a track record of civil service working in poor communities, he was highly educated and very sophisticated, knowledgeable and a man with a kind heart;  He wanted health care and education, the things that helped people to rise up.  

This was not the Republican way.   The GOP attitude is other than the grace of GOD, we’ll decide how you live by privatization  which puts more money in the coffers of the owners and the rich and less for the individuals needing services.

The good things that president Obama fought for are going to be wiped out by a Madman and the GOP who care less about you with a plan that failed even Regan’s dreams. Trickle down sounded good but became Tinkle down.  All they had to do was modify the program not destroy it.   Fair warning, you, the base, better get umbrellas, you are going to get peed on first by losing health benefits and second by not getting good jobs. Third by the environment going to pot, with pollution, and fourth wasted money on nonsense programs that do not address the real problems with photo op distractions promises like walls, and fake job programs, not to mention education. 

His selection of the educational secretary Betsy DeVos, a rich GOP supporter with failures in educational programs makes me believe she will destroy school systems and convert them to charter or private schools only the rich can afford.  More Republican tax credits for the poor.  Not to mention again and again when you earn nothing a tax credit is useless.  It’s the oldest GOP tool, a mantra of deceit and naive people believe them.

His goal is simple, he wants to run the country like he ran his business.  TRUMP used you and your future, the hatred he brought out of you was similar to the citizens of Germany before the second World War and the divisiveness you promulgated will come back and haunt you just as it destroyed Germany and was the basis for the birth of the Soviet Union.  Hitler was a Nazi, Lenin was a destroyer, his tactics and name is on the program as Leninism.  You destroy everything and build an authoritarian government.  This is what Bannon and Miller, both Leninists bring to the table.

Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. Individual freedoms are subordinate to the state and there is no constitutional accountability under an authoritarian regime.
(English translation:  You thoughts don’ t count, mine do)


1) Limited political pluralism; that is, such regimes place constraints on political institutions and groups like legislatures, political parties and interest groups;

2) A basis for legitimacy based on emotion, especially the identification of the regime as a necessary evil to combat "easily recognizable societal problems" such as underdevelopment or insurgency;

3) Minimal social mobilization most often caused by constraints on the public such as suppression of political opponents and anti-regime activity;  informally defined executive power with often vague and shifting powers.

4)  Modern dictatorships use an authoritarian concept to form a government.

There was a significant amount of interest in what was termed the “ Authoritarian personality” after Word War II. Psychologists wanted to understand the psychologies of fascist regimes and their followers. This line of research produced the California F-scale (F for fascist) in 1947.  

By being as naive as you are, will not only hurt you, but YOU have hurt other good people, the Constitution Separation of Church and State, the Constitution rights itself, the Justice Department.  Relentless unfounded attacks on the Judicial, the Media, the only checks and balances on the Presidency which is about as corrupt as any in the history of the country, actually far worse.   Frankly having Steve Bannon and Miller anywhere within 100 miles of the White house id dangerous.

In six months in office, the Department of Chaos (The Whitehouse) is screwing the rest of the country, thanks a lot for your ignorance and not seeing through the bigoted liars in our Leninist in Chief, sidekicks like Bannon and Miller, and Congress.  Oh just as Hitler, Martin Bormann, and Herman Göring have benefitted, Trumps still running his show and making a fortune off his programs and empire notably the hotel in DC. and so are his cohorts in violation of Federal law.


OP-ED:  NEW TALENT NEEDED
Perhaps you should look inside at reality and yourself. A mirror is always a good place to start when things aren’t going well.   Did you think the failure you are experiencing partially was not your fault.  It’s called technological advancement and the jobs you thought were secure technology went away.  

An average of eight folks can be replaced by one robot. Thats how cars are built today and the robot doesn’t care whether he lives in Mexico or the US.  His dream is self sharpening drill bits, inexhaustible welding rod material and the occasional lube job and the robot is happy. And when the robot finishes one job he is retrained for another with a new computer program.

The Obama administrations failure to correct the void was caused by the GOP, the Grand Obstructionist Party.  Search the almost 800 bills that died in the house and Senate because of the GOP which would have helped many but were stopped because the GOP did not want Obama to succeed and Mitch McConnell never allowed them to be brought to vote.  Things like education, re-education, technical training programs and technical schooling in math, science, computers, for those whose career at GM and others fell to robots. 

Mitch McConnell said the first day after Obama won he would stall, fight, not pass anything the president wanted, literally ruin the Presidency of Barack Obama.  He was going to make him a one term President.  Mitch is lucky he lives in the US.  Had he said that if it was President Putin, he would be celebrating from six feet under that fine Kentucky bluegrass earth pushing up daisies and the only support he would have for company would be those fine thoroughbred race horses he’s involved with crapping on him.

OP-ED:  FALSE PROPHETS AND SWAMPS
So for those who think prejudice does not exist, or playing the race card, wake up, it has reared its ugly head, firmly vested in the GOP, and TRUMP knew how to play the cards and do a good job at it.  You might say draining the swamp went from feeding the Pythons mice to feeding them Rabbits.  And those voters who praised and still do the yellow-beige-silver haired demon will lose benefits see less form their government and become Python bait eventually.  That soft earth you thought you would be standing on is quicksand.  

He drained the swamp all right,  only that might have been the last thing the poor called home.  His cuts effected and will effect further the poor and middle class, who thought he was the Messiah and gave a bigly, gigantically  enormous wonderfully, tax break to the rich.  They get tax breaks and huge benefits,  you get will get coupons.  

There are no BOGO’s in health care, you will get less for more. Try spending a frickin coupon.  A tax break for someone thats making minimum wages is a joke. Something from nothing is still nothing and useless.  These are the lies we get from those folks in Washington with an agenda that doesn’t help the low and middle class, but rewards those who need it least.

Read the part about the eight billion extra cash being put in the coffers for the severely ill.   A joke in a trillion dollar environment.   We’ll provide for the previous illness with eight billion... So they will have their own pools, pools is a nice word except these folks will drown in theirs with inferior coverage.  Eight billion? Thats about a two week supply.

Trumpsters, you wanted a higher minimum wage, overtime pay, paid family and medical leave, more secure health insurance, yes, under Obama it was slow but it was steady growth, which is safe,  but the promises made by TRUMP won’t happen, I said won’t happen.  Trump likes to repeat key words. So do I, you will learn it and cringe every time he speaks.

You wanted the ever dangerous coal mines to be reopened but with no market for coal and coal is not in vogue right now, In fact nothing will happen and even more will be taken from you.  Two mines reopened about all the country needs as we are moving toward natural gas, wind and solar development.

Coal is basically a dead issue, what idiot OK’ed the coal tailings, the dirt and useless remnants of mining by removing the protection Obama installed to save the environment, allowing the dirt  to be dumped back in the pristine streams and rivers.  Eventually water can come back to haunt you. Remember Flint.

In case no one told you... TRUMP and the GOP Republicans will oppose all that stuff like medical care, it’s what they do best. They support the rich and screw the plebeians. What they call entitlement, the Democrats called compassion.  You just screwed yourself.  The schmucks with hats who screamed “Make America Great” should have screamed “ Tell the truth”  when in six months basically nothing has happened except the lies and corruption that has surfaced.  

Oh on July 20 it will be six months and nothing has happened so far that wasn’t planned before he took office, another collection of big lies. What he did do was get rid of some of the checks and balances and gave more money to the rich. So a corporate big wig instead of getting 20 million a year in salary, will get 25 million due to more profit.

Those who had a good time attending reality rallies and cheering, waving their signs, attacking and jeering at the media after he raked them over the coals, beating up protesters, chanting “Lock her up” — cheered and cheered...  No, it should be the TRUMP team in jail or shot.  He lies, they swear to it and the suckers believe the great negotiator.


OP-ED:  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE LIBERAL MEDIA
Are you too naive, maybe even ignorant enough or even too stupid to understand the media and the judiciary are the real checks and balances of the Presidency and his [TRUMP) attacks are to prevent the truth from really coming out and protecting you.  

Trump gets picked on by the media because he is a very sick individual, who lies, distracts, cheats and is not worthy of the job or position. Trump is for Trump and a few others.  He should be in jail, not the Whitehouse or as some call it...”Kremlin east”.  His dealings in the past with 3500 lawsuits and investigations should have clued an idiot into the fact that there is something wrong with this man. His tirades and Nit-Twits were indications of a destroyer not a builder and you fell for it.  Read the Leninist papers and you will see the real plan behind all this charade as president. 

You promoted and aided a hatred of the establishment, just like the Brown Shirts did in the thirties, you chanted wore hats and applauded the leader.   Your medical relief you damned at every rally with chants of “ Down with Obamacare” will be gone and 12-24 million of you will have no medical care.  You will get what you asked for. 

TRUMP constant wrangling against OBAMACARE supported by the GOP with their lies and false numbers  is really what caused many of the insurance companies to bail.  Thats what hurt Obamacare.  He and the GOP lied telling everyone how bad it is but when the GOP plan came out even Republicans feared it would be worse, their plan was horribly worse. But the damage scared the insurance companies away.  It will take years to fix this and everything else this madman proposes if it will get fixed at all.  

After a contentious debates to stop Obamacare that failed, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives canceled a vote on a Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act.  That came after the House voted to repeal or amend the Affordable Care Act more then 54 times since it was passed in October 2009.   Republicans took control of the House in 2011, and on January 19 of that year they voted on, and passed, a measure to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act. (It was never considered by the Senate).

You will realize it when you need the help.  Good luck, as what goes around comes around and you will get hurt.  Your own venom will be your poison as you will realize if they shove Medical rates back to administration by the insurance companies, I will guarantee you rates will not go down.   

Insurance companies are like a huge meal, they take it in heartily and let it out in a reduction and this particular insurance model by the GOP crew farts out 30 million a year in salaries to the executives and you will be denied better care as they make more and you receive less.   

At the same time the drug companies also who payoff the politicians,  a very large amount of which is your money,  you overpaid for their products. If instead we took that money in and lowered costs, we would have better lives.   

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“No administration has accomplished more in the first 100 days.” 

— President Trump, blustering about himself, remarks in Kenosha, Wis., April 18, 2017

“If demolition is an accomplishment, we have a clear winner” and “ No administration has accomplished less in the first 150 days other than demolition“.

- Writer Al Jacobs, remarks in a comment to his mirror while shaving, June 5, 2017

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THE PSYCHOLOGY
WHY LOSERS LOSE 
THE T-RUMP has brought lying , cheating, divisiveness, prejudice, hatred and incompetence to reign higher than ever, and surprisingly few (very few, less than 3%) of the GOP voting base are asking, “What did we do?”   Those folks with the hats and T-Shirts and smart-ass chanting and applause follow a psychological premiss that dictates their loyalty regardless of how much they simply followed unsupported (false) thinking.  

It’s a normal human reaction to defend your decisions.  Stupid people do it all day long.  And not having to admit to your neighbors and friends (who you eventually will help screw) that stinking thinking prevailed is not an option.  Thats why TRUMP never apologizes.

The base will defend their own decisions.  But when they find out in the coming months and years how much, what little they had, they lost at the hands of the T-RUMP and the GOP,  they will go ballistic.  If the Senate does repeal all of  Obamacare and they find out they now have no coverage, or bad coverage or under coverage, it will get nasty.  

Almost a third of the folks in the ares who voted for Trump are on some form of assistance from the government and a lot of that will vanish.  The guess is 24 million will lose health coverage down the line.  An additional 12 million might be in jeopardy by unemployment.  In one mans case it became too much, I don’t condone what he did at the ballpark but see it as a sign, some folks see the Presidents approval at 34% and Congress in the low teens as an awakening and this was just round one.

And when violence is the only way to accomplish ones cause or statement, it will become more prevalent.  Obviously the other methods of change like voting don’t work.  Our system and unchecked lies and unsupported remarks (LIES) prove that words do matter. Unfortunately bad words do bad things, and people are naive and gullible not smart enough to verify.  The untruths and unverifiable statements by TRUMP and his cohorts tainted an election.

I said the coming years,  since they are too naive to realize they have been had by a con and by then it will be too late to fix things, thats the real harm and stupidity of it.  They blamed Congress and then elected it to make it worse for themselves not better, no thats not naive, thats stupid.  

All the GOP rhetoric against OBAMACARE instead of amending the rules and making it better was carefully programmed by the party (Just like Putins gang does) was designed to defame the program with lies and fear which resulted in Insurance companies pulling out.  Thats the reason for the collapse, the insurance companies again looking to get richer by going with the GOP plan. In history lesson years from now, it will be remembered it was fear and hate by the GOP which brought it down and left 24 plus million people out in the cold. But the insurance companies will be handing out millions in bribes to our Congressmen and Corpo-Guano exces getting multiple million doollar paychecks and the poor will 

Tax credits are useless with no income, that ruse has been used by the GOP for years and it’s useless.  See what happens when the clerk says we don’t take tax credits for bread. Even if Obamacare doesn’t get replaced TRUMP has poisoned the well.  I feel for you, there are no easy solutions to the damage he has done to this country and to our relationships in the world which are more severe.

If they survive the broken promises and lies, they might be able to redeem themselves by not getting anywhere near a voting booth again.  Frankly they have screwed up enough, they are the ones I blame for the forthcoming desecration, of values, personal freedoms and caring for your fellow man.  I blame them as much as I blame the GOP, it takes cons and crooks and self serving politicians (the GOP) and a voter base who weren’t smart enough to realize the GOP obscuration was what caused half their problems.  

It is the base that has to wake up before they become the victims.  The rising against TRUMP, is imperative before any more damage is done by this phony and liar.  The Town halls, marches, and gatherings reflect a force that is tired of the politicians they elected. They are building a force that will change things in 2018 and 2020.  

Herr T-RUMP has awakened and championed the dark side,  anti-semitism, prejudice, attacks on the transgender community, voting rights, women’s rights pollution, even Sweden somehow got dragged in.  Nothing is sacred anymore except the self adornment he promotes on himself through his nit-tweets and daily doses of bullshit and regurgitation.  Just follow his business dealings for decades.  Lying, cheating contractors who couldn’t pay legitimate earnings to their workers, his numerous bankruptcies which avoided payment to others, and a self-indulgent picture of grandiosity.  He truly deserves a place on the page of the ScumBaggers with an industry high of 3500 plus lawsuits.

And the folks who fear the most will react and the horrific attack on the Republican baseball team sending five to the hospital was just the beginning of the repercussions against a party and a really sick person in the Whitehouse.  He brought his hatred to the forefront and divided a country.  People can stand just so much.  The attack was a statement, albeit not the right one but after bi-partisanship and the KUM-BA-YA speeches have been made, business will go back to normal.

deteiorated to flat out 

Fareed Zakaria once said, “ The American voter is the least informed voter relying mostly on name recognition”.  Using his minions to meet with the Russian ambassador, lying to Congress, etc.  He is a capable of change melding into other forms as needed.  He will say whatever it takes to get off the spot and Tweet other outrageous statements to distract from yesterday’s bad news.  He has violated his oath of office "To Protect And Defend the Constitution of the United States"

T-RUMP was not the answer and for those who don’t care as to how they are really about to be treated and do not see this man for who he really is, you will one day when it is your term to get crapped on.  He is a fraud. The international crisis merely underscored one closer to home. Trump’s first 100 days in office have become a leak-filled mess, with the fortunes of various aides rising and falling in rapid frequency.  The next sixty days have become an international nightmare and his bragging of middle east solutions merely accelerated attacks on England and France.  

The great issue of today is lying — constant lying in public. Lying is the ally of faction and, since President Trump’s rise to power, it is the greater danger. Yes, the word is lying — not negotiation, salesmanship, bluster, attention-getting, delusion, deception, braggadocio, exaggeration, bullying, alternative facts, or any other euphemism. He simply lies about everything backing it up with more lies. He is a field day for the press. 

And secondly backed by his senior blowhard that is around and kisses ass so wonderful. Mike Pence, the Holy Roller in the Whitehouse who doesn’t believe in the part of the constitution about Church and State.  He thinks we should be the United States of Jesus.  Fine, when Mike Pence refers to the strength of Trump, with his perpetual phrase ad nauseam comment on strong leadership, he’s playing it cool , he knows if Trump falls, he will be the next president. 

Mike, I know you are an evangelical, but please hide those voodoo dolls on you desk, the ones with needles in them hoping T-Rump has the biggie. You are as big a phony as he is, kinda birds of a feather symbiosis.  He lies, you swear to it. You need each other. I admit you are much smoother then Donald but I learned a long time ago when investigating the TV preachers someone who wears their religion on their sleeve, as much as you do, what are you hiding? 

The great Sioux  Chief Sitting Bull asked, “Which is worse the liar or the one who tells the tales of the liar?

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IMPEACHMENT
DUMP TRUMP
The House of Representatives basically decides what constitutes impeachment, and it could be any violation of the public trust, whether or not it’s a crime. And it lays out, believe it or not, eight different grounds on why Donald Trump could be removed from office.

Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. Why would House Republicans impeach their own guy?   

•  They’re not going to unless the American people demand it. Yes, the power of impeachment is lodged in the US House of Representatives, but they are the people’s house, and they are responsive to the people.

•  The Republican Congress could conceivably move to impeachment if they believe Trump is a liability to them, and remember, every member has to stand for reelection in 2018. 

•  And Trump has no long-standing relationship with these members of Congress. He hasn’t really been a mainstay of the Republican Party.

•  And there is also the possibility that in 2018 you have a wave election, which gives Democrats control of the House and completely changes the political dynamic. 

•  Not all Republicans have to be in favor of impeachment.  If Democrats want it, and two dozen Republicans, approximately, switch, you have enough votes for impeachment. All it takes is a simple majority.

•  And finally, remember: Republicans really don’t trust Donald Trump. He’s a loose cannon. But they love Mike Pence. He’s a down-the-line Christian conservative dream president for the Republicans in Congress.

•  Trump should not be impeached because he’s an unconventional president, because he’s breaking the molds of tradition, or even because he’s unpopular.  When he attacks the other branches of government and the media he becomes a threat to the core of this country, rather, Trump should be impeached as a threat to our freedoms and liberties, and to the national security of the United States.

•  He has repeatedly, as a businessman, flouted the law. He kind of began his career by getting in trouble with the Department of Justice, which had a very strong case against him that he’d broken the Fair Housing Act. 

•   Reporting indicated that he’d broken the Cuban embargo in the 1990s, when that was a serious crime. 

•  Reporting also indicated that he had broken laws with respect to the employment of illegal immigrants, ironically contradicting his own campaign, and there are certainly laws that he could now break, for example, laws that ban torture.

•  Over the course of his entire business career, he has a pattern of playing fast and loose with the law, and letting statutes of limitations run out, settling cases, protracting lawsuits, walking away from failed deals. 

•  His overriding pattern is Donald Trump first, and nothing else matters nearly as much. And when you’re not president, you can get away with that, you can walk away from things. But as president, you can’t. You are accountable for what you do and for what you say. And what is the ultimate accountability for a president?  That accountability is impeachment.

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MOVIE REVIEW - A FEW BAD MEN

THE PRESS: President Trump did you order the botched Immigrant ban?

JUDGE DREDGE: You don’t have to answer that question!

DONALD T-RUMP: I’ll answer the question. You want answers?

THE PRESS: I want the truth! 

DONALD T-RUMP:    You can’t handle the truth!   We live in a world that needs walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. And I’m going to build bigger, super humongous, super strong, magnificent, more better, more wonderful, more longer, more awesome, spectacular, incredibly great, breathtaking, monstrous, phenomenal, and simply put, astounding wonderful walls built with American steel made from all the cars we will repo from the illegal immigrants on our Southern Border.  And I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom...  I will have to get the Mexicans to pay for it!

And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don't want the truth, because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.  Because I am the only one who can negotiate it.  No one else has the smarts I do.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to Americans who rise and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I,  “Donald The Protector Provides”  and it will get better when I get a security guy since no one wants to work for me.

THE PRESS: Again, did you order the IMMIGRANT BAN thats so screwed up?

DONALD T-RUMP:  You’re Goddamn right I did!   And the assholes on my staff did a great job on it except for the legal issues, a few loose parts and those schmucks are screwing it up again.   Who the F*ck do those JUDGES think they are?  Who does Paul Ryan think he is, and I’m running out of crazy accusations to stall with.  Get Steve Miller to address the country. That will start a war with Mexico and we won’t need Mexican money to build the F*ckin wall.

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