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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Trump: Clear And Present Danger; GOP's Blind Eye

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Congressman and House of Representatives minority leader Chuck Schumer spoke rationally about the Majority Party (Republican) acquiescence to Trump.
When a former top US INTEL leader and an INTEL expert says, "We have a problem", folks we have a problem.  Your vote may have elected the downfall of a once great nation. Yet, fissures are starting to show, albeit it not in the GOP.

Mediaite ran a series of Facebook posts on reaction to Trump for people in critical to serving as barometers of a true state of the nation. 

We have posted two posts regarding CNN's early morning interview with former INTEL leader and expert Clapper. 

There are others who are sounding the alarm on a president who in various ways is eroding our democracy while trampling on the US Constitution. former INTEL head Clapper has been for weeks appearing on news related shows with frank comments about what I call the Manchurian candidate: with the comb over.

CNN, Jake Tapper, and Clapper
Trump as a national threat

  Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in conversation with NBC's Lester Holt;
Huffington Post 
“Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey,” Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt last week. “And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.”  
Trump went on to tell Holt that the Russia investigation “should have been over with a long time ago” and that Comey’s continued focus on Russia showed “he’s the wrong man for that position” as FBI director. 
Lee, however, insisted that Trump was not interfering with the investigation. “As far as I’m aware, he is fully cooperating,” Lee told Fox, adding that Trump wants the investigation to proceed “wherever the facts may lead.”  
“He himself sounds confident it’s not going to lead anywhere,” Lee added. “Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said under oath this week, ‘There’s been no effort to impede our investigation to date.’ I take him at his word.”
"....I take him at his word." (Politifact link)

"His word?"

Trump is a national threat, Despite recent polling show 85% support for Trump via GOP voters, we are finding slippage in his approval ratings. Slippage can and will lead to full out empty regarding Trump;s support from the majority of voters across the nation.  Let's spend a moment on slippage.

We are hearing and reading of Trump approval ratings hovering around 40 percent. Polling authority Nate Silver doesn't seem to agree Trump's ratings are even that high.
Trump is a charade facilitated by his skills in manipulation and lying along with full deployment of all skill sets of the nation's most prolific charlatan. His skills actually compliment the GOP.  He leads a party which obviously fears a backlash from its base while acquiescing to what can only be described as embarrassing, sickening and dangerous.  


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