The Pardu

The Pardu
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

100 Days Of Lies, Shiftiness, And Creating A Mess



On February 28, in a joint session of Congress Trump used the following rhetoric:  "I inherited a mess..." As you will see and hear in the upcoming video (mere seconds in length) he repeated the rhetoric and continues to repeat the rhetoric equal to the number of times he lies (about everything).


On March 1, Tampa Bay Times, Politifact, published eight charts which totally refute Trumps "mess" lie.  


Of course, if you visited the PolitiFact link, and if you are a person who knows Trump as the pathological liar (or a serial liar), you were not surprised about his quoting information which was flat out lies. As his number two White House presstitute, KellyAnn Conway declared earlier in the year, Trumps quotes "alternative facts."


Alternative facts - Wikipedia


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_facts



"Alternative facts" is a phrase used by U.S. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during a Meet the Press interview on January 22, 2017, in which she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's false statement about the attendance at Donald Trump's inauguration as President of the United States.


As we move away from Trump's November 2016 win of enough electoral votes (as declared by cable news hosts and print media). Most Americans (even Trump supporters) have grown to recognize Trump is without question a major liar. His cognitive processes seem to initiate with an inclination divergent of the truth to the point of finding it impossible to believe anything he says. Moreover, he has chosen close advisers who either share the same first inclination to lie or he hired proven too-of-the-line liars to deliver his agenda (as discombobulated as it is). The rational person has to only consider Sean Spicer and Conway as prime examples while knowing each would hire and, or, promote staffers who share the paradigm; thus the uncomplimentary title of "presstitute." 

Thus Trump's "mess" claims should have been anticipated. Actually, the mantra should have been expected.

But there is much more to this story. 

Politifact has recently published a piece with an update of the online publication's Trump-o-Meter. Of 398 statements from the carnival barking president, the Politifact analysis shows a total skewering towards that scale which indicates untruth, lies, or absence of veracity (If those words make you feel better).  


If you didn't notice, here is a summary via Politifact:
Truth-O-Meter: Pants on Fire - 16%, False - 33%Mostly False - 20%, Half True - 15%, Mostly True - 12%, True - 4%
Not 16% if Trump's statements yielded a degree of truth.

Yes, the lies continue to mount. Since we almost came to a point of a government shutdown due to Trump's obtuse and irrational leverage of holding-off on his approval of funding if the funding did not include funding for his wall, it should be noted Trump's mantra on Illegal entry into the US via the southern border is exaggerated.

Politifact (...an outflow of immigrants?)
True
Kind "We're experiencing a net outflow of illegal, undocumented workers from America back to Mexico."  
— Ron Kind on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 in a radio interview
"We're experiencing a net outflow of illegal, undocumented workers from America back to Mexico," U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, said Feb. 16, 2017 on Wisconsin Public Radio. "To build a wall now would be locking them in this country."
As stated in the opening of this piece, we are approaching Trump's 100 Days in the Oval Office. In addition to witnessing the new dynamic of Paul Ryan on my television monitor on consecutive days speaking with a reference to or touting Trumps 100 days, Politifact dug into the first 100 and their findings aren't so good. Ryan's effort to place a positive spin on Trump's non-Mar-A-Lago days at work just doesn't work for anyone who views the GOP with any level of concern.

The Politifact link is, here. But, let's take a look at an image from the piece.

We know Trump;s lack of veracity is well-known and it is proven to be a fact on a daily basis.  What is so very startling is that old axiom of blood is thicker than water.  All of Trump's relatives (natural or via marriage) Know he is the consummate serial liar. They know it as surely as they sit for their wealth briefings on a monthly basis. "Blood as thicker than water" is fine, but also troublesome when the "water" is the United States as a leading international player. 

All of Trump's close staffers also know of his devotion to the "untruth."

When do we, the people, get to a point of refusal to accept continued lying at the level we see from Trump and his White House?

No, Trump did not inherit a mess. He inherited a robust and recovering economy, he inherited no troop laden wars overseas, he inherited critical federal environmental protections, and he inherited an Oval Office which President Obama restored (post Bush) to an office of international respect.

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