Steve Bannon, the new Trump Campaign Manager, is VICIOUSLY anti Semitic as well as anti-Muslim and anti-Hispanic.
There is major news coming out which I am not able to find the headlines yet. It has to do with the Trump campaign manager and former Breitbart editor Steve Bannon and his VICIOUSLY antiSemitic Jew hating remarks he made in court papers in a spousal abuse and ultimately divorce case against his wife. He is a VICIOUS anti-Semite. Headlines to follow!
Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who YOU are.
Why am I NOT surprised?
Don't fail to tell all of our Jewish friends who somehow think the Republican Party is for them and Israel to give it another look. Donald Trump is NOT a friend!
I urge you to listen to this Youtube by Noam Chomsky. You do not have to agree with all of his politics throughout his life but what he says now with respect to our political system is spot on correct! Listen and make a decision as to what needs to be done most especially electorally crushing not only Trump but the entire Republican Party before we can begin to address the destroyers of our species and planet -- climate change and nuclear war.
Republicans lie and they lie ALL the time. Problem is their not too bright base believes the untruths. Sad and so worrisome. The anti-intellectualism of right wing extremists burns my brain.
It's simple. One can analyze it through Darwin's survival of the fittest truth. If one does not accept the truths of science that culture will die. Eventually, for example, if global climate change is not addressed by getting OFF fossil fuels we will NOT survive.
Those nations that accept the truths of science SIGNIFICANTLY reducing and even eventually eliminating fossil fuels WILL survive. So it's simple really either you accept science or die rejecting it believing a sky god will make things right. It won't. WE MUST! HILLARY CLINTON DOES NOT REJECT SCIENCE BUT TRUMP DOES!
I love to surf the Internet and
do so on religious issues at times about which I write for others to
contemplate too. I was talking to a friend about Christianity and told
her when I was in college I had a flirtation with Christianity because I
was politically very left of center more than even now. I loved the
peace and the love message of Christianity and thought then maybe
Christ's message had reason and that he had purpose. We talked about the "Beatitudes" of which there are 8. They are enumerated below. I have questions at the end of them:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
How on this earth can the religious fundamentalist extremist right wing
square their beliefs with that. Santorum, Huckabee, Carson surely Trump
who is NO Christian or any other right wing fanatic of which white
supremacists haters are among them who claim to be Christian when all the
Beatitudes that allegedly came from Christ's own mouth at the Sermon on
the Mount sound more like liberal sentiment than they do the
"conservative" right. It is why Christianity appealed to me then so many
Christ allegedly overthrew the money changers in the
Temple but the Republican Party is the Party of big money and big
religion is about big money. This Jew is asking how does the essence of
Christianity square with modern day hateful Republican political Christian
thought? I think these things are the seeming hypocrisies,
another thing Christ loathed -- hypocrites. The Republican Party is
FILLED with them.
THE VOTE FOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON WHOSE PARTY IS THE PARTY OF
INCLUSION NOT EXCLUSION. GOTV ON NOVEMBER 8, 2016 FOR HILLARY RODHAM
CLINTON TO SAVE ALL OF OUR LIVES.
Once again, Trump snatches defeat from the jaws of victory in the news cycle -- Daily Kos
We so often hear that Donald Trump’s real talent is in showmanship, sales skills, marketing and public relations. The talking heads crow with pride that he’s a political outsider, they remind the faithful over and over that Trump can really take care of business, that he's a black-belt when it comes to PR and back-room negotiating, and we’re then reassured that that’s why we should all suspend common sense and vote for him. It seems to work on lots of voters, around 35% to 40% by last count.
But to watch the Republican nominee for President bumble his way straight toward the worst ass kicking since McGovern and Goldwater combined is a study in what to never do when cameras and microphones are pointed in your direction. At this point any objective observer has to wonder, could he screw it up worse if he tried?
And the answer isn’t eleventy-billion dimensional chess or anything like that. Trump is just a common trust fund kid who got in over his head by a quirk of fate, and he doesn’t have a chance in hell of coming out of it with a shred of dignity left intact.
The list of Trump’s strategic and tactical failures is rapidly becoming to tl;dr. Two highlights are the Judge Curiel and Gold-star family Kahn debacles, each of which resulted in two separate, empirically measurable poll crashes from which Trump may never recover.
These aren’t exceptions any more, they have become rules. Time and time again, Trump has swaggered into the limelight in the midst of a news cycle that was already working in his favor, only to halt any positive momentum and redirect the nation’s spotlight to his serial failures as a candidate. This weekend, the backdrop was the flood stricken waste of what was once a nice part of Louisiana:
The enduring image of an uncomfortable Trump literally handing Play-Doh to Pence while flooding victims stared at him in confusion is already playing poorly across nearly all portions of the political media spectrum, apart from extremist site Breitbart, which is now officially running Donald Trump’s campaign as of this week. Trump may end up wishing he had heeded the Louisiana Governor’s warning and simply made a donation instead.
For several days the alt right has been building a myth that President Obama had stubbornly, selfishly remained on summer vay-cay, not so much as lifting one of his brown fingers, and thus condemning the desperate, whiter victims of Baton Rouge and other flooded communities in the Pelican State to a watery grave. It was nonsense, it is part and parcel to the usual managed ignorance dipped in vitriol so favored in those dark corners, and it had a better chance of hanging a Katrina level streak of cruel incompetence around Obama’s neck than anything else they’ve tried in the last eight years.
But instead of that carefully cultured story dominating right-wing cable news and bleeding over into the rest of the media universe, there are now pics depicting about as clear a sleazy exploitation of tragedy ever seen going viral all over social media. Each and everyone starring Donald J Trump in the leading role.
This is not a fluke, it’s happened too many times. This is not bad advice, it’s happening over and over again despite several senior staff shake ups. This is Trump, this is who he really is when the insulation that vast inherited wealth can provide is ripped off and the man underneath is revealed: Trump is no master showman, he is no PR wiz, and he’s not even particularly bright. Trump is just another lucky one-percenter who was born wealthy and managed to not lose that endowment. Hardly evidence for investing brilliance in the middle of the longest period of prosperity for the super-wealthy since the Pax Romana.
Trump bought some NYC real estate with daddy’s money, and that’s an investment much like the &P 500; you simply could not lose over the last three or four decades on that deal. In fact, there has been some convincing debate that just parking money in a blue-chip index fund like the S&P 500 would have performed significantly better than Trump has done with all his supposed investment mystique.
Trump is a complete fraud, from head to tail. He’s a garden-variety trust fund kid with trophy wives who bought his way into leagues he can’t compete in. Like so many trust funders he fell prey to the seductive idea that he did it all by his lonesome. The only difference between most rich kids who make that mistake and Trump is he’s in over his head in the public sphere in such a big way that no one can protect him, so it’s all unraveling in a rather spectacular public fashion at his expense. And I don’t know which is funnier, watching Trump flail around like a drunken monkey so far out of his league that the light from the league would take a million years to reach him, or reading various pundits who should know better, and probably do, explain that, somehow, Trump is so dang successful and cunning that he’ll come out of this better off -- and maybe he even planned it all along.
Hint: this flameout campaign wasn’t planned, folks, everyone should drop that nonsensical idea. This is what actually happens when an overgrown juvenile bozo like Trump buys his way into the big leagues without paying his dues or demonstrating any talent. This what happens when a clown that’s been sheltered all of their life from the consequences of lousy or humdrum choices and instead told they are a genius at everything they touch, actually goes out onto a level playing field with actual world-class competitors.
This is like one of the Walmart kids buying their way onto an Olympic Team: there is no miracle finish. They don’t win Cinderella gold, they don’t win consolation silver, they don’t knock out Apollo Creed and bring home split-decision bronze. They barely get a chance to catch their breath on the field before being humiliated and bruised and bloodied. Trump will be crushed by this defeat, he will never live it down, he will never be the same. Trump will forever be the biggest political loser of our time. And when it is over, he might at best limp along grifting the extreme right like a neutered Sarah Palin for a few years, before sinking into a final reclusive eccentricity and well deserved senility.
In response to Jeff Jacoby's Sunday Boston Globe, August 21, 2016 editorial
"Young voters flee Trump" (linked below) what can I not believe? I cannot believe this
most liberal progressive as I am thinks the nearly always conservative
Jeff Jacoby's snap shot of young voters' response to the Trump-stained
Republican Party is 100% correct. This must be the first time in which I
agree with every sentence of the article Mr. Jacoby wrote. He is spot
on accurate. Trump has been a death wielding cancer on the Republican
Party that showed profound impotence to fund a credible NeverTrump
pharmacological movement to try to eradicate its fatal disease. Now it
has become a genetic mutation whose DNA will be carried from generation
to generation. If a Party loses the youth vote it loses its future.
have never supported a Republican for president but I never loathed
Dole, McCain or Romney as much as I do Trump. Trump is an obnoxious
right wing extremist fringe category unto himself. Although I
personally cannot say I was overcome with the vapors for Ronald the
Adored Reagan, a president whom Jeff Jacoby loves, I will admit to the
likeability of the man. He was in one word nice. Nice is not a word
used in the Trumpian dictionary to describe Trump. Rather the words
ugly, miscreant, malevolent, and mendacious to describe Trump come to
The GOP is not and has never been in modernity the Party
of Lincoln. That is fabulistic. It does have its nascent roots,
however, in the 1968 white racist Independent Party of George Wallace
that won the deep south. The Republican Party of red took over from
Wallace and happily fostered its fringe. The fact that Mr. Jacoby thinks
that Republican Party is gone forever makes this progressive very
happy. I can only hope that Jeff Jacoby is correct!
NO MATTER HOW DIFFICULT TO WATCH YOU SHOULD, IN FACT, WATCH IT AND KNOW WHAT IS AT RISK IF THIS NATION ELECTS TRUMP. Go to Youtube NF4LQaWJRDg.
This is what COULD happen if the thin-skinned Trump is even near the nuclear codes about which he asks so many questions.
You should know the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were minuscule compared to what exists in our arsenal today. The United States remains the only country to have dropped the atomic bomb and Japan still lives with the consequences of both the physical and genetic effects of radiation as well as the emotional effects of trauma.
If you care about your children, if you care about your grandchildren, if you care about those you love and if you care about yourselves then the explosive Trump, the know nothing Trump, the foreign policy ignorant Trump, the uber nationalist Trump and his entourage of right wing hateful extremists must NEVER EVER be allowed near the nuclear codes.
MAKE SURE YOU WORK AND VOTE FOR THE ONLY CANDIDATE WITH EXPERIENCE WHO CAN DO THE HERCULEAN JOB OF PRESIDENT, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON. VOTE FOR HER AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS UPON IT BECAUSE IT COULD!
If Sec. Clinton took baby sitting money the gd conservative so called "judicial watch" would have something negative to say. HRC cannot breathe without some "conservative" JERK trying to get her. She is dealing and has dealt with the appearance of the Clinton Foundation but that is not enough. Trump THE NEVER ENDING HYPOCRITE with PLENTY of things of his that should and maybe are being investigate should shut his ever widening orange mouth.
What good CF has done: Opinion by Huffington Post: AMY CHOZICK and STEVE EDER
Begun in 1997, the foundation has raised roughly $2 billion and is overseen by a board that includes Mr. Clinton and the couple’s daughter, Chelsea. Mrs. Clinton joined when she left the State Department and stepped down in 2015 before beginning her campaign. Its work covers 180 countries, helping fund more than 3,500 projects.
Having a former president at the helm proved particularly productive, with foreign leaders and business people opening their doors — and their wallets — to the preternaturally sociable Mr. Clinton.
Among the charity’s accomplishments: Its Clinton Health Access Initiative — which is run by Ira C. Magaziner, who was a White House aide involved in Mrs. Clinton’s failed effort to overhaul the health care system in her husband’s first term — renegotiated the cost of H.I.V. drugs to make them accessible to 11.5 million people. The foundation helped bring healthier meals to more than 31,000 schools in the United States, and it has helped 105,000 farmers in East Africa increase their yields, according to the foundation’s tally.
In December 2008, shortly before Mrs. Clinton became secretary of state, Mr. Clinton released a list of more than 200,000 donors to defuse speculation about conflicts.
Soon after, Mrs. Clinton agreed to keep foundation matters separate from official business, including a pledge to “not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter that has a direct and predictable effect upon” the foundation without a waiver. The Obama White House had particularly disliked the gatherings of world leaders, academics and business people, called the Clinton Global Initiative, that the foundation was holding overseas. The foundation limited the conferences to domestic locations while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state. On Thursday, Mr. Clinton said the gathering in September in New York would be the foundation’s last.
Neal Gabler wrote a brilliant article. I can only salivate at his talent for the written expression of captivating verbiage. I agree with all he said.
I might add, though, if Trump is doing as Gabler says in his well-written article and IF we the people do not support Trump's efforts at complete media success even after he loses the election then we the people are the real losers. We have only ourselves to blame as we have the control. I say to all those who can read or listen when the Trump channel is on our cable TV of choice turn the channel to another and do not let Trump win his last race.
The Kardashians are allegedly some of the most famous reality TV stars their lives of glitz and glamour filled with conflict and empty words so I am told. I would not know any of the Kardashians (except, perhaps, Caitlan through mainstream news) if I tripped over them because I refuse to watch inanity. I gain nothing from someone's shallow conspicuous consumptive life that bears absolutely no resemblance to my own.
The HATEFUL Trump EXTREMIST Republican Party MUST MUST be stopped. Those who compose Trump's campaign are another part of that Party that most do not even know exists. They are filled with KKK and American Nazis type nationalists who are right wing extremist racists. They see power in Trump they never thought existed. They are poised with guns loaded to make sure he gets into the White House.
They are threats to ALL of us. If you have Muslim friends, relatives, daughters or sons, if you have Jewish friends, relatives, daughters and sons, if you have disabled friends, relatives, daughters or sons, if you have homosexual relatives, friends, daughters or sons, if you have persons of color and Hispanic people who are friends, relatives daughters and sons whom you love this Trump Republican movement is NOT I repeat NOT your friend. We MUST electorally TAKE THEM DOWN and if you do not vote you are voting against all those with whom you interact every day and those you love.
DO NOT SIT HOME ON ELECTION DAY. VOTE and get everyone you know in this nation who is a good person, a humane person, who cares if human beings are rounded up like cattle with machine guns at their back having their lives and their children's lives torn asunder to vote. Trump is about the fringe Party of white racists and all his attempts to cover that up with seeming kinder rhetoric are a sham. He does not care what he said before he does what is in his heart and his heart, made of stone, is a narcissistic sociopath who now sees the road to power in the right wing hateful extremist fringe of the Republican Party whom he knows support him.
This happened before in history and while I never ever thought it would I now think it COULD happen here and make no mistake about it IF you do not vote for those who oppose hate you are voting Trump -- God forbid -- into the White House.
My opinion: There is a noxious, mendacious, cruel and idiotic right wing extremist attempt to get Secretary for 30 years even if ALL they tried to get her on fails. Yes, the email Republicrat obsession has been annoying and yet I believe that no scandal scandal is a tempest in a tea pot. Of course, she would do it differently if she could but she can't and withstood hours upon hours of a politically biased onslaught. She passed with class and aplomb like the classy person she is.
Today (1) Colin Powell again yet again admitted he told her to use a private server as did Madeline Albright. The US was NOT COMPROMISED by anything Secretary Clinton did. Her intent was NOT to hurt. "Intent" is the operative word. The millions of wasted taxpayer bucks Republicons say they care so much about are spent on endless futile investigations that lead nowhere to see if, perhaps, one sentence can get her. It CAN'T and it won't because she is guilty of nothing but perhaps bad judgment having the personal server.
(2) Benghazi was NOT HER FAULT. Ambassador Stevens knew the risk going to that den of horrors Libya but thought he could perfect change and loved the people. That is sad but it is risk and worse for Republicons, Democrats and Secretary Clinton asked for better security but in their own inimitable rancid philosophical bent austerity is the Republicon rule of the day. They said NO! Kevin McCarthy Republican House majority leader admitted it was a political witch hunt to get Clinton. Republicans have spent more than $6,000,000 yes, that six MILLION taxpayer bucks and got bubkas (Yiddish for NOTHING!)
(3) As to the Clinton Foundation that was dealt with today. The Clintons when Hillary becomes president will close down the Clinton Foundation and set it up with Clintons not in charge and with a different foundation name because DEAL WITH IT you Republican hypocrites unlike the Republicon Party the Clinton Foundation did and does an amazing amount of good!
Republicans who have logs in their own eyes as big as California Redwoods keep trying to besiege the Democratic nominee. Why don't Republicons keep looking for the Trump/Russia connection, Trump and Trump campaign new "CEO" Bannon alleged tax evasion, Trump University alleged fraud, Trump Institute alleged fraud and plagiarism. And by the way, read David Cay Johnston's "The Making of Trump" to see how this unethical Cretan's mind works and the sludge with whom he over a lifetime has associated. Those TRULY are scandals that have legs.
Can you say thank you Madam President? I surely can and cannot wait until she CRUSHES the DISLOYAL racist opposition into oblivion while Democrats re-take the Senate and the House that they never should have lost in the first place!
GET OUT THE VOTE FOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON WHO, IF YOU DO, WILL IN FACT BE THE FIRST WOMAN AND NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. IT WILL SAVE THE SUPREME COURT'S LIFE FOR DECADES AND THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY VERY WELL BE YOUR OWN!
Whenever you hear about a right-wing conspiracy theory somehow making its way into the mainstream of political dialogue, there's a good chance that Breitbart News had something to do with it.
Never heard of Breitbart News? It's a fringe website where there's no opinion too ugly, too divisive, or too outright crazy to be worth breathless promotion.
The one about President Obama being a secret Muslim born in Kenya? Breitbart was all over that "story."
Or maybe you heard about the time they attacked an opponent -- a conservative Republican, no less -- by calling him a "renegade Jew."
Why does this matter?
Donald Trump just hired Breitbart's executive director to be his new campaign CEO.
Now, we've had a conservative media in this country for a while. I don't always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist.
Breitbart is something different. They make Fox News look like a Democratic Party pamphlet. They're a different breed altogether -- not just conservative but radical, bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy peddlers who never have been and never should be anywhere near the levers of power in this country.
But Donald Trump just gave them a broad new mandate to shape his campaign, his message, the future of the Republican Party, and quite possibly the country.
It goes without saying that we have to beat these people. But I want to beat them so decisively that their kind never rises again.
Doing that is going to take hard work, moral clarity, unshakeable determination.
If you did not have a chance watch yesterday's Rachel Maddow here or below do so. You would NOT believe what is going on with this ridiculous shift in Trump's team. He demoted rather mainstream Manfort and brought in the "CEO" manager of Breitbart.com the sensationalist extremist right wing a guy named Bannon and a Republican pollster Kellyann Conway.
Rachel explains this move much better than I have time to do but Trump's campaign is now headed, in essence, by an extremist right wing baloney spin machine promoting ALL kinds of conspiracy theories that comprise it and a plethora of made up crap against most especially Cinton and Obama (the birthers and other lies) or any liberal Democrat who wants to hold office. Breitbart uses conspiratorialist views of radio shock jock Alex Jones as well and Trump listens to them. This explains a LOT!
They go after Hillary now with made up concoctions about her health or whether she sits on a pillow (no, I'm not kidding), they post fake MRI's of her brain and fake film of her by speeding it up to make her look like she has some kind of neurological disease. The film of her they sometimes use is like an early 20th century fast walking film as "proof" that she has a neurological disease and even mouth cancer. No, again, I'm not kidding. It's ALL total extremist baloney. Worse still is that Trump re-tweets junk from white supremacist advocates and white nationalists. These horrible humans USED to be the right wing fringe and NOT certainly mainstream Republicans they are now.
Breitbart/Drudge are AWFUL sites made up of phony UNtruths. It is consummately RIDICULOUS and even more ridiculous that the Republican candidate for the presidency uses these sites of lies and is now using it's manager, Bannon. The late Breitbart, who died young, was a right wing extremist and Bannon, the now "CEO" Manager of the Trump campaign took over Breitbart. It posts the phony sensationalist site of Drudge.com as well.
Trump goes to Alex Jones conspiracy theorist seen by Jones's right wing extremist niche market for his view points. This shows one how unqualified Trump is and that his campaign now is run by solely Trump as Trump and his right wing extremist lackeys that take only his orders. It is totally OUTRAGEOUS as it is volcanic.
They verbally indict Obama and Hillary for invading Afghanistan (it was invaded by Bush in 2001) and his moronic supporters like former Mayor Giuliani accuse Obama as the only president who has had terrorist attacks on his watch. Excuse me former Mr. Mayor I seem to remember 9/11 on Bush's and Giuliani's watch. Moreover, some of Breitbart's posts are not above pointed antiSemitic slurs against mainstream Republican figures like Billy Kristol and others.
This is the kind of crap with which Hillary is having to deal. Robbie Mook, Hillary's campaign manger, was interviewed by Rachel too. It is illuminating as she gives you a pointed understanding of who now surrounds and advises the deranged Trump. Chilling!
Excuse the lack of well constructed prose but the accusation by Trump playing in the media 24/7 that Obama/Clinton created ISIS and rarely rebutted must be addressed. I will do the honors.
Who the hell could believe that stupidity? If Trumpet a/k/a Drumpf a/k/a Small Hands Donald KNEW anything anything at all about ISIS and its etiology -- which he doesn't -- he would know it was an outgrowth of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Al Qaeda was NEVER EVER in Iraq as Hussein hated it but it emerged because Georgy Porgy Know Not a Thing Bush ordered the mayhem that was the Iraq War based on WMD LIES and proceeded to blow Iraq up while fracturing the entire Middle East. ISIS, more extreme than Al Qaeda, proceeded to take territory taking advantage of the Syrian civil war as well.
President Obama has killed THOUSANDS of ISIS and taken back territory that ISIS took after the US left including at least 25% of Fallujah where hundreds of US soldiers gave their lives for that god forsaken place. Obama was elected to get us out of Iraq and the Iraqi government wanted us out -- a Status of Forces Agreement which Bush signed agreed that the US would leave. Can one imagine what a field day Caliphate clash of cultures ISIS and Al Qaeda then too would have had the US stayed? It would prove their point that the west is waging a war against Islam. ISIS would have killed HUNDREDS if not thousands more Americans.
President Obama was damned if the US left Iraq and damned if it did not. Why? Because another Trumpian like idiot Bush decided to launch a war based on lies in the first place. Can you imagine what Republicrats would do to Democrats if Iraq was begun based on lies on their watch and if a Democratic president did not heed the warnings based on the PDB Bush received before 9/11 that Al Qaeda was poised to strike in the US but then that president went on vacation to clear brush? Can you spell impeachment, w a r c r i m e indictment, imprisonment or worse?
This is what happens when the American electorate in their wisdom does not care about intelligent leadership. Trump has not a clue, as the vice president said, as to what he is talking about. He is a know nothing just like Bush. The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.
Yes, without a doubt Manafort needs to make his dealings with Russia transparent. BUT we know he never will do that and Trump never will either. Trump will not even release his tax returns. Trump's campaign is beyond corrupt. The word I like to use describing Trump is AMORAL. He has no morality except that which will increase his power and wealth no matter what he has to do or with whom he must associate to do it. The 30 year study of Trump and an expert on him, David Cay Johnston, wrote a staggering book, "The Making of Trump." It gives one an eye popping insight into Trump's character or lack of it. If the book speaks truth Trump will surround himself with any one he needs to do the job he wants from mobsters to Roy Cohn to play the system no matter if it's legal or not.
This story below on the Russian connection while explosive my guess will go the route of all the nefarious stories on Trump, a man vying for the most powerful job on the planet. It will get buried and not investigated, illuminated and made transparent because the press is about headlines while it forgets perseverance and substance. One thing I know is true Trump is always about Trump and could not care less about we the people.
His hands, if elected, as stated so often will be on the nuclear codes and our lives will be in his small hands. God save us from the truth Mitt Romney spoke. Trump is a con man trying to perfect the con of his life IF we give him the keys to the kingdom to do it.
HILLARY CLINTON MUST BE ELECTED THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO AVOID THIS TRUMPIAN CATASTROPHE!
I lost sleep last night worrying about the potential assassination of Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, because of Trump's malevolent words of madness urging his Second Amendment supporters to take matters into their own hands if they do not get elected whom they want. Even if one does not love Hillary Clinton one should worry about what the Cretan of cacophonic discourse said. Nothing short of the demise of our Republic is at stake.
Trump cannot defend what he said. What he said matters not because anything he says is brilliant but because his supporters often are not and take his words seriously. Not only are those who support him not brilliant they are prone to violence as well. Two brutes in Boston beat up a homeless man at the beginning of Trump's campaign. They thought Trump was advocating they do so. Trump could not care less about the immorality of what he says because the only virtuous empathetic morality Trump has is to himself.
Avoiding Second Amendment remedies in the form of violence to change a political process was SUPPOSED to make us different in the future from the Europe our Founders knew in their past. Maybe we are not so different after all. Maybe violence is in our DNA and cannot be changed. I hope that is not the case. I rather love this nation warts and all. Everyone else whose ancestors braved a dangerous journey to get to Lady Liberty's shores should as well.
Benjamin Franklin, as he emerged from the Constitutional convention in 1787, was asked : "Doctor, what do you have, a Republic or a Monarchy? Franklin replied "A Republic IF you can keep it." Let's try.
Hillary Clinton could NOT amend the Constitution but those who support Trumpet are either ignorant of basic civics or stupid or both! http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/constitution/
The authority to amend the Constitution of the United States is derived from Article V of the Constitution. After Congress proposes an amendment, the Archivist of the United States, who heads the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is charged with responsibility for administering the ratification process under the provisions of 1 U.S.C. 106b. The Archivist has delegated many of the ministerial duties associated with this function to the Director of the Federal Register. Neither Article V of the Constitution nor section 106b describe the ratification process in detail. The Archivist and the Director of the Federal Register follow procedures and customs established by the Secretary of State, who performed these duties until 1950, and the Administrator of General Services, who served in this capacity until NARA assumed responsibility as an independent agency in 1985.
The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. None of the 27 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed by constitutional convention. The Congress proposes an amendment in the form of a joint resolution. Since the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process, the joint resolution does not go to the White House for signature or approval. The original document is forwarded directly to NARA's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for processing and publication. The OFR adds legislative history notes to the joint resolution and publishes it in slip law format. The OFR also assembles an information package for the States which includes formal "red-line" copies of the joint resolution, copies of the joint resolution in slip law format, and the statutory procedure for ratification under 1 U.S.C. 106b.
The Archivist submits the proposed amendment to the States for their consideration by sending a letter of notification to each Governor along with the informational material prepared by the OFR. The Governors then formally submit the amendment to their State legislatures or the state calls for a convention, depending on what Congress has specified. In the past, some State legislatures have not waited to receive official notice before taking action on a proposed amendment. When a State ratifies a proposed amendment, it sends the Archivist an original or certified copy of the State action, which is immediately conveyed to the Director of the Federal Register. The OFR examines ratification documents for facial legal sufficiency and an authenticating signature. If the documents are found to be in good order, the Director acknowledges receipt and maintains custody of them. The OFR retains these documents until an amendment is adopted or fails, and then transfers the records to the National Archives for preservation.
A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States). When the OFR verifies that it has received the required number of authenticated ratification documents, it drafts a formal proclamation for the Archivist to certify that the amendment is valid and has become part of the Constitution. This certification is published in the Federal Register and U.S. Statutes at Large and serves as official notice to the Congress and to the Nation that the amendment process has been completed.
In a few instances, States have sent official documents to NARA to record the rejection of an amendment or the rescission of a prior ratification. The Archivist does not make any substantive determinations as to the validity of State ratification actions, but it has been established that the Archivist's certification of the facial legal sufficiency of ratification documents is final and conclusive.
In recent history, the signing of the certification has become a ceremonial function attended by various dignitaries, which may include the President. President Johnson signed the certifications for the 24th and 25th Amendments as a witness, and President Nixon similarly witnessed the certification of the 26th Amendment along with three young scholars. On May 18, 1992, the Archivist performed the duties of the certifying official for the first time to recognize the ratification of the 27th Amendment, and the Director of the Federal Register signed the certification as a witness.
Trump's Second Amendment Remedy that is the assassination of Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton and/or the judges she appoints, chilled me to the bone so much so I could not fall asleep. This beast Trump is the worst candidate Republican, Democrat or anyone else that we have had the misfortune to witness on the American electoral scene. It should give pause to all who consider themselves civilized to reject Trump, this messenger of malice and madness.
The Clinton Imperative By Charles Fried -- The Boston Globe
Increasing numbers of registered Republicans, and former and present Republican officials like myself, will not support Donald Trump for president. That’s the easy part.
He has shown us that he is a mean and vindictive bully, striking out in the crudest ways (e.g., his sexist ripostes against Carly Fiorina and Megan Kelly) against anyone who attacks him, and then extending his vile remarks even to their relatives (Heidi and Rafael Cruz, Ghazala Khan). Indeed it is hard to think of any person in recent public life who has displayed a more repellent personality. Richard Nixon might come to mind, but that only because of what showed up in the secret recordings of what he thought were private conversations in the Oval Office. In public, Nixon had the self-control and self-awareness to keep his worst qualities reasonably well hidden. Rochefoucauld said that hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue, and in this respect at least, Trump is no hypocrite. Add to that the unabashed racism, the divisive and hate-filled quality of some of his proposed domestic policies, his disregard for the reputation, even the credit of the United States in his proposals for dealing with our treaty obligations and debts to other nations and foreign creditors, and his professed admiration for the sly and murderous Vladimir Putin — all these are reason enough for anyone, of whatever party, to refuse to support such a person.
As I say, to keep one’s distance from this malignant buffoon is the easy part. Now for the hard part.
Recent statements — and they did not just casually slip out — make clear why any person of conscience must actively work to assure that Donald Trump is not our next president. For just the other day he has added a thinly veiled threat of, indeed invitation to, violence and civic disruption if he loses in November. He has said that if he loses this would be the result of a “rigged” election, riddled with fraud, people voting “ten times” over — fraud which in court proceeding after proceeding has been found to be a pure bogeyman, a fiction used to justify transparent racially, ethnically, and politically motivated maneuvers to deny the ballot to whole classes of persons. Even in 1960, when the election may well have been stolen by shenanigans in Texas and Chicago, the loser did not cross the line to invite lawlessness. And this is not the first time Trump has made this threat. He had said much the same would be the result if he were denied the Republican nomination in a “rigged” convention.
Think of it. This is the man who would have in his charge the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, the CIA. He would be commander in chief of the armed forces. And imagine if shortly after his inauguration there were, as there well might be, a serious terrorist outrage on our homeland. How would he react? Would that not be Trump’s Reichstag fire, justifying sweeping arrests, violations of civil liberties, suppression of the media? Are Trump’s reflexes more restrained, more respectful of democracy than those of Recep Tayyip Erdogan? I would not count on it.
Respect for our country, its Constitution, its history and traditions, just a sense of common decency, require that we not allow this man to be elected president of the United States. To invoke party loyalty, to dwell on one’s reservations about Hillary Clinton, to contemplate not voting at all, or the silly and self-defeating gesture of voting for the Libertarian or Green Party candidate, would be a frivolous failure of the most urgent present duty of patriotism. I support and shall vote for Hillary Clinton. Any other course risks complicity in a national catastrophe.
Good for Senator Collins. She is, I know, a decent empathetic Republican -- a rarity among that species. What I cannot understand about her is her perception that Trump is not of the Republican Party she knows. Senator Collins, with all due respect, Trump IS a reflection of the Republican Party that has morphed over time. I place the date of its Frankenstein-like morph to 1964, when it ran the right wing "extremism in the face of liberty is no vice" Barry Goldwater. Curiously, he looks moderate in comparison to the present day Republican Party.
The Republican Party, to be sure, is far from the Party of Lincoln. It bears no resemblance to our 19th century and 16th president. In fact, it is its opposite. No, the Republican Party is unhappily the Party which has immersed the nation into torturous economic circumstances first with the Great Depression courtesy of Harding, Coolidge and Hoover wondering what government could possibly do to ameliorate a nation of breadlines and then the Republican Party that led the nation more recently into the Great Recession of 2008 courtesy of fantasy trickle down economics beginning with Ronald Reagan and ending with George W. Bush. Trickle down sounded oh so good but failed to trickle. It never created jobs but rather deregulated Wall Street sending jobs overseas while ending the amelioration of the Great Depression Glass Steagall Act.
It then went Wall Street wild with its fraudulent subprime loans, worthless mortgage backed securities bundled in Standard and Poors ratings lies and sold to innocent millions who did not know what those in the know knew. Accompanying it were credit default swaps insurance for those who knew the stocks they were selling were junk, bank failures, home repossessions, unemployment and homelessness. It created the economic weakness and psychological malaise of insecurity we still feel in present time but Republicans are still Wall Street's opiate drug pusher promising trickle down will do right this time. Fool me once ...
In truth when economic implosions happen it takes Democrats to pull the nation out. Franklin Roosevelt did in the Great Depression New Deal and Barack Obama over a period of 8 years during the 2008 Great Recession and near economic collapse despite Republican extreme opposition. Time and again Republicans in good standing like Susan Collins refer to a Republican Party with mournful nostalgia. I aver it was never that Party in contemporary time. Rather the Republican Party has been a Party against the poor, for the wealthy, against the civil rights of minorities, for voter suppression and mired the nation in perpetual war begun by a Republican that continues in our time. From the springboard of the Republican Party a George Bush it created made a Middle East mess, killed thousands, and sent millions into exile all based on a lie. A Republican Bush lit the spark that exploded the Middle East bestowing the gift of Al Qaeda in Iraq and its ugly spawn enemy ISIS costing unpaid-for trillions. All of the above were Republican created with some Democratic complicity but in truth most of it is the Republican baby.
Susan Collins, you and a few other Republicans may mean well but your Party is populated by laissez fare cruelty and a sink-or-swim you're on your own economic mentality. If it were up to Republicans the poor could starve and those who had no medical insurance would be left to die. Let's hope Hillary Clinton can work her magic and truly craft a Middle East calm and a more equitable economic security. If anyone will I think it is she.
Page Lavender of Huffington Post Reports: "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed Japan, an ally of the United States, can “sit home and watch Sony television” if the U.S. is ever attacked.
“You know we have a treaty with Japan, where if Japan is attacked, we have to use the full force and might of the United States,” Trump said during an appearance in Iowa on Friday. “If we’re attacked, Japan doesn’t have to do anything. They can sit home and watch Sony television, OK?”
Trump told The New York Times in July that he would judge NATO members’ spending on security before helping them face down a potential invasion. The businessman had previously stated he wants Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and NATO countries to “pay up.”
“They owe us tremendously, we’re taking care of all those people and what I want them to do is pay up,” he said in June.
Earlier this week, a group of foreign policy experts ― including several Republicans ― denounced what they called the “disgraceful” Trump comments on NATO, along with his call for Russia to find Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from her time as U.S. secretary of state. Trump has had one of the worst weeks in modern American politics."
My 2 cents:
Has the Republicon Party's nitwit nominee who has the attention span of an intoxicated gnat ever picked up a book and read a history of World War II? The question more appropriately is has the Republicon presidential nitwit nominee, Donald J. Trump, ever picked up any book and read its entirety? Perhaps, he has, as he has said, read the Bible but refused to quote even one passage from it not even the 23rd Psalm or Christ's Sermon on the Mount because he says it's "too personal." Does he think we are all nitwits?
My guess is the nitwit Republican nominee has NOT read the Bible. Nor has he probably read his second favorite book, his own "The Art of the Deal," which we now know was ghost written by Tony Schwartz most probably because Trump has no writing skills and this man of the restlessness of a five year old with Attention Deficit Disorder could not sit still long enough to write anything. No writing skills, reads nothing, and has the attention span of a drunk gnat are the qualifications this brainless blob wants to take into the White House.
I might suggest he read something on the war in the Pacific during WWII. It means something when a nation wins a massive war. If he read anything about it he would know (1) The US won it (2) the US (the only nation to explode a nuclear bomb) nuked Japan's cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and (3) a requirement for the surrender of Japan was that they possess no standing army except an elementary one (to the US liking) for self defense and that the US occupied Japan giving up Okinowa in 1974 but still retains a large base there.
Does one think the nitwit nominee might guess that our friendly now ally in Asia had a penchant for territorial acquisition back in the day? Does one think he might have learned that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was the Japanese attempt to dismantle the US Pacific fleet so the US could not stop Japan's lust for the invasion of China and other Asian nations within its sphere? Does one think that IF, in fact, Japan acquired nuclear weapons, as Trump thought might be dandy, that Japan just might want pay back against the only nation to have nuked their country?
If this nitwit nominee becomes (God forbid) president duck and cover! THIS SHOULD CONVINCE YOU TO WORK FOR IF YOU CAN AND VOTE FOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON AS THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXPERIENCED CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY!
This is a Youtube from a 1989 show that someone sent to me. It is that for which I and those who ally themselves mostly within the diverse Democratic Party are fighting. It is a gorgeous rendition of "What a Wonderful World" featuring some of the nation's most brilliantly talented women.
As I replayed the video embedded within is a small pop up ad (perhaps more than one) to my dismay appears. Simply "X" it out as ironically one may be of the Republicon presidential candidate whose name is so noxious and repellent to me I will not and do not have to mention it here. Apologies if it appears but know it must be embedded within the link and is OBVIOUSLY not my doing!
Enjoy the Youtube. Then in November vote and if you can work for the ONLY nominee for president who possess superior intellect and a plethora of experience, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
I am not usually a Charles Krauthammer fan but this article linked below by him on Trump hits a bulls-eye.
Trump in a stage of dementia OR has he always enjoyed the psychological
malady of personality disorder with the attention span of a gnat? It
could be both or just the latter. Who knows what is the psychological illness of Trump? He has shown his deep narcissistic solipsistic
traits over a lifetime. Whatever his psychological illness is should not matter to us.
What SHOULD matter to us is that he never get near the oval office!
Huff Post headlines: Poll: Nearly 7 In 10 Voters Think Donald ‘Out Of Bounds’... Strategy To Win Military Vote Jeopardized... Veterans Enraged... Capt. Khan’s Commander: ‘The Khan Family Is Our Family’... Clinton Cements Lead In Key Swing States... Up 15 Points In NH... And 11 In Pennsylvania... ‘Growing Signs That Colorado Is No Longer In Play’...
DO NOT BE COMPLACENT. WORK YOUR HEART OUT FOR HILLARY!!
THIS IS SERIOUS AND YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION IF YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR LIFE CONTINUE, YOUR CHILDREN'S LIVES CONTINUE AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN'S LIVES CONTINUE YOU WILL HELP HILLARY CLINTON, THE ONLY QUALIFIED PERSON, BE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!
Oh the the humanity and the irony that Mr. Khan and his lovely wife both Muslims bestowed upon this nation. They may have done more for our country and the world than even the election of a president could do and maybe they have done more to defeat the ugliness of Trump than any of the logical arguments that could be made against him.
Their pain so emphatically expressed by Mr. Khan and in the soft words spoken by his wife concerning the patriotic death of their beautiful son for our country in Iraq has brought more humanity, unification and love to this nation than anyone has expressed in a very long time.
They are a gift and what has transpired around them are the times I think, perhaps, there is something of a higher purpose. What wonderful people and what a wonderful message they have conveyed with my hope that they have helped ensure Trump be relegated to the ash bin of history and our nation elevated to the mountaintop of love.