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Showing posts with label Ari Melber MSNBC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ari Melber MSNBC. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

State Of The Union: A National Embarrassment (Fact Checks)



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Of course, I didn't spend one second of last night on Trump's Stage of the Union (SOTU) performance. I have heard it ran close to one and a half hours, and from today's reporting was laced with lies truth-stretching and other Trumpism. Correction, there was a new twist to the first Trump SOTU. He gave himself applause along with his GOP members of Congress. The visual. 

Let's take Trump's recent mantra regarding "black unemployment" as it was bundled into other comments which seem to touch on issues important to minorities.




Many fact checks exist on the day after the SOTU. Last night MSNBC offered a short fact check within an hour of Trump leaving the House Chamber.



I have anxiously awaited the Politifact fact-check which follows. We offer the Politifact Truth-O-Meter (or lack thereof in Trump's case).
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When added to the Politifact Trump File, the life of Trump in the White House looks as such.

False statements every four and a half minutes throughout the SOTU. 

Another perspective on Trump's SOTU performance:


As was the case with Bill Clinton and issues outside of his marriage. As was the case of Trump and his history of sleaze, we also knew that Trump was a serial liar who also avoid fraud trials via settling out of court. But I will wager no one knew the extent of his affliction of lying (itis). Yet, it is all much more serious than Trump's pathological lying. 

Trump could serve as a conduit to a state of fascism very much akin to international leaders and regimes he seems to hold in high grace and fondness. If you tend to disagree, watch closely his public affinity for the leaders of Russia, Turkey, and the Philippines. High information Voters (HIVs) are immune from Trumpism as their scope of and quest for, knowledge span outside of total belief in and devotion to Trump and Trump TV (AKA Fox News and Sinclair News) and radio media. The conduit is Trump reach and fissures in the minds and psyches of people who are the antithesis of the HIV; the LIV (Low Information Voter). Therein lies the danger. A danger which without questions past dictators and mental ill national leaders use to affect a subservient populace willing to accept any acts from the leader.

Here are a couple of links to additional observation and comment regarding Trump's SOTU:

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

When Democrats Disappoint!


The Un-Magnificent Seven!
When Democrats Disappoint Suck!




A letter to Heidi Heitkamp and others who blocked Obama’s nominee

http://on.msnbc.com/1lgNUMo

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, 3/8/14, 2:40 PM ET






Senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Debo Adegbile testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Jan. 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Debo Adegbile testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, we saw a twist in Senate Republicans’ efforts to block presidential nominees from federal posts. This time, the blockade was made possible not just by Republicans, but by seven Democrats as well.

They voted against the nomination of Debo Adegbile to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, which is, of course, responsible for ensuring fair access to the ballot. They voted “no” despite Adegbile’s credentials as a preeminent civil rights attorney, one who took the defense of the Voting Rights Act all the way to the Supreme Court last year.
And my letter today is to one of those U.S. Senators: Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.

Dear Senator Heitkamp,
It is me, Ari.
Here is how you explained your vote:
“I was very concerned about a nominee who would face such staunch opposition from law enforcement officers from day one.”
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The is so important we must add a bit more perspective. Melber mentioned "falling for a smear campaign:" (parahparased) Watch and listen as Chris Hayes, MSNBC ALL In, delineated the campaign and the futility of Democrats who serve at the whims (fear, manipulation and obstruction) of the GOP. Of course, congressional districts matter, but what we have are seven Dems who voted against the nominee, and serve the social and political Right.

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