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Showing posts with label Election 2017. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Election 2017. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

GOP Primary Wins, Cultism, And A Flag

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It appears conservative America has staked a claim in the Trump carnival. Trump's American and GOP won three primary elections last night and awaken to a departing GOP Senator, Kentucky's Corker, speaking about the GOP as suffering for Trump cultism.

Corker (Click blue link)

I must ask; where have these people been for the past few decades? Do they live in caves with no means of viewing a world beyond the GOP?  The GOP didn't become a cult-like entity with the ascension of Trump. The party was inseminated with cultism with Richard Nixon and his band of anti-democracy anarchist. What we see today is a metastasized political and social condition which is oozing well beyond the GOP. Conservative America is eating the fruit and coming from last night's primary results relishing in Trumpism no regard for social sanity. 

Let's take a quick look and review of last night's primary results.  The following 21-second video shows one primary winner literally embracing the Confederate Flag. Maybe you have no issues with the  Confederate Flag? Well, the flag used by racists and embraced by southerners who in some cases are not racist has origins in white supremacy.  It is also not the flag of the Confederate Army; it is the flag of a battle reported to have taken place in Tennessee during the Civil War:  a battle flag.   

How about five seconds with the creator of the flag?

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The first and most notable winner last night was a GOP candidate who openly embraces the flag and is known for his support of US white supremacy.


Corey Stewart, the neo-Confederate Republican running for Senate in ...

Watch the racist when caught on camera replete with a bigoted paradigm and the lack of mental acuity to represent his position.


Trump secured a win in Nevada and the winner is.....

Dennis Hof, Nevada's most famous pimp, wins GOP primary - ABC News


The outspoken critic of Trump, Nevada also went down to a Trump supporter.


During, the 2016 Presidental campaign did Hillary Clinton use the word "Deplorable (s)?"

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Evasion Kings And Tax Plan Snake Oil (VIDEO)

The evasion game from members of Congress who are selling snake-oil regarding the Trump/Ryan tax plan is in full load mode. 

Now, spend a few minutes observing a professional evader avoid answering a key question from an MSNBC Morning Joe show co-host, Willie Geist. Trump's House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), fulfilled his evasive role as well as any member of Congress who accepted on-camera questioning on the national GOP Tax Day.

The gest of the question related to how the wealthy benefit from the current GOP tax plan. 
“that average family making $73,000 a year — I mean, both blue collars workers — will see a tax cut of $2,059 in this tax bill.”

National Public Radio published a piece related to the impact of the GOP tax plan on the scope of the US income strata. We have linked the piece here.

Of course, the GOP's nascent on-camera lover from Virginia secured his five minutes on MSNBC. As one listened to Rep. Dave Brat, it is impossible to avoid comparison as a carnival-barking snake oil salesman comparable to Trump and KellyAnne Conway. We offer Brat in his bloviating glory. 

Katy ur seems to handle the bloviator better than most on MSNBC. Of course, some MSNBC show hosts don't reach to book Brat on their shows. I wonder why?

Brat won his seat in the US House after the former House Leader and representative of Virginia, Eric Cantor, sat in a fancy upper crust steakhouse with GOP money backers. He ran as a Tea Party "darling" via the facade of conservative spending. Rational Americans have to wonder why the GOP is expanding enough energy to land another person on the Moon working to pass a bill which carries a $1.5 to 2 Trillion hit to the US Deficit. 

The United States has a problem.


Monday, December 11, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: CNN Hires Conservative Pundits To Merely Entertain US

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You may know for years we have complained about CNN's broadcast business model which includes nightly shows with combating panelists. The shows are purely for purpose of entertainment, as the topics discussed are news related but not pure news reporting. In order to fill 24 hour days and 365 day years, CNN is forced to offer many shows which are aired purely for purpose of garnering revenue via attracting viewers. Yes, of course, both Fox News and MSNBC also offer programs and shows for purpose of entertainment (attracting viewers to secure advertisers which provide revenue). Neither Fox nor MSNBC fill their air-time with full evening compliments of Battling Panelists.

Battling Panelists simply means CNN management and producers attract viewers via broadcasting panels comprised of people with opposing Internet, opposing points of view and a (paid) willingness to combat across a stage set. While they are called contributors, their job description has to include possession of hardcore political views with Left or Right as well as an accompanying willingness to lie as necessary.  The lie is important because anyone who sits on a CNN set is intellectually gifted enough to know they are there for a purpose. If any hardcore Trump supporter suddenly turned on his president and commenced on day after day and hour after hour anti-Trump punditry, that contributor would be of much less value to the network. 

Since Trump's declaration of intent to run for president as far bask as 2015, CNN has employed a veritable horde of talking head pundits who employed varying degrees of lies to earn that paycheck.

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Some have been fried, others have been less publicly fired but certainly not booked anymore based on alleged seedy interactions, and yes, most are still employed by CNN.  While never employed by the network, there is yet another who practice incessant lying on behalf of Trump: 

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KellyAnne (Alternative Facts) Conway. 
Trump's Number One White House Presstitute

Alas CNN has hired another such talking head who seems afflicted and consumed with Trump denial and rationalization as critical to his life as breathing and eating. As US conservatism is increasingly showing its ugly bigoted and racist head above the body of its inner core beliefs evidence of such is being cranked to another level via the potential election of Roy Moore (Alabama) to the US Senate.

Moore's Paleozoic and Draconian beliefs have been well documented for years. From anti-civil Rights rhetoric through the side-mouthed wish women did not have the right to vote, Moore has a trail of conservatism which virtually unsurpassed in. When coupled with seemingly credible accusations of teenage (girls) sexual abuse, Moore is posing a real challenge for CNN's most recently hired Trump talking head surrogate. Meet Missouri's Ed Martin and watch a recent contribution to a panel discussion with typical head shaking and over-the-top denial of Trump and conservative reality.

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Crooks & LIars has published a piece with renowned conservative David Frum criticizing CNN for its practice of providing a paycheck to people whose sole purpose is to backup or rationalize Trumps lies and increasingly disgusting GOP policies.

David Frum Chides CNN For Hiring 'In-House Trump Associates In Order To Promote Trump Falsehoods'
While discussing Trump's goal to discredit main stream journalism, David Frum explained that news outlets like CNN--who hired Trump surrogates on-air to appear to be balanced--made a big mistake because all they did was promote Trump's multitudes of falsehoods to its viewers. CNN's Brian Stelter's discussed Trump's war on the media with journalist icon Carl Bernstein…

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tax Plan Most Do Not Want

Allow a few minutes for a quick review of the GOP tax plans. MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle offers a great reminder of how the tax plans work against the middle class. 

Ruhle analysis is a stark reality, especially when we have multiple and credible reporting, the public has little to no interest in a GOP tax cut (which is really a well-disguised tax increase on those who make less).

Nate Silver's 538 Blog and other related political surveys find and report a total lack of interest in GOP plans.  We suspect the nation really does have a sense of who in the nation will benefit from tax cuts.  
About a third of voters currently support the Republican tax reform package, according to an average of five surveys released1 this month. In a Quinnipiac University survey, just 25 percent of voters approved of the plan. Surveys from ABC News/Washington PostCNNMorning Consult and YouGov put approval of the plan slightly higher, but all are still at 36 percent or lower. Meanwhile, an average of the five polls puts opposition at 46 percent.
Quinnipiac University Survey

November 15, 2017 - Latest Massacre Drives Gun Control Support To New High, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Reject GOP Tax Plan 2-1


American voters disapprove 52 - 25 percent of the Republican tax plan. Republican voters approve 60 - 15 percent, with 26 percent undecided. All other party, gender, education, age and racial groups disapprove.  
The wealthy would mainly benefit from this tax plan, 61 percent of American voters say, while 24 percent say the middle class will mainly benefit and 6 percent say low-income people would mainly benefit.  
American voters say 59 - 33 percent that the Republican tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.  
Only 16 percent of American voters say the Republican tax plan will reduce their taxes, while 35 percent of voters say it will increase their taxes and 36 percent say it won't have much impact on their taxes.  
Only 36 percent of voters believe the GOP tax plan will lead to an increase in jobs and economic growth, while 52 percent do not believe it.  
American voter opinions on some of the elements of the Republican tax plan are:
  • 49 - 45 percent that lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent is a bad idea;
  • 58 - 30 percent that doubling the standard deduction is a good idea;
  • 59 - 30 percent that eliminating the deduction for state and local income taxes is a bad idea;
  • 48 - 43 percent that eliminating the estate tax is a good idea.
"The sentiment from voters: The GOP tax plan is a great idea, if you are rich. Otherwise, you're out of luck," Malloy said.
If we revisit the 538 piece we find a graphic which clears shows such tax cuts are not popular and the cuts actually do not provide political leverage of pushing for such cuts.  

The GOP’s tax bill is historically unpopular

1981GallupReagan tax cut I51%26%+25
2001HarrisW. Bush tax cut I4937+12
2010ABC/WaPoExtending Bush tax cuts I5442+12
2013ABC/WaPoExtending Bush tax cuts II4538+7
2003HarrisW. Bush tax cut II4539+6
1986CBS/NYTReagan tax cut II3834+4
1993GallupClinton tax hike3444-10
1990Voter News ServiceH.W. Bush tax hike4152-11
2017November average*Trump tax cut3246-14

*Average of surveys by CNN, Quinnipiac University, Morning Consult, ABC/WaPo and YouGov. 
Note: The polls included in this table used different question wording, including variations on “support,” “approve” and “favor,” as well as “oppose” “disapprove” and “vote down.”

Alas, the GOP doesn't give a damn about public sentiment. Is there a surprise there? In 2014 data indicates the majority of members of Congress (House and Senate) are millionaires.


The Center for Responsive Politics analyzed the personal financial disclosure data from 2012 of the 534 current members of Congress and found that, for the first time, more than half had an average net worth of $1 million or more: 268 to be exact, up from 257 the year earlier.Jan 9, 2014
The wealthy benefit from any GOP tax plan for the first moment of presidential signature.  Do we have yet another case of millionaires left in charge of boatloads of unguarded money?

Friday, November 17, 2017

"...Grab em by........


“I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything ... Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."


Friday, November 10, 2017

Alabama Conservatives And Taking Heads Side With Ray Moore (Alabama Senatorial Candidate)

Are These Men of High Values?

An easy question. Let them answer.

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Crooks & Liars (repost)

Kate Bolduan's Perfect Response To Roy Moore Apologist: 'It's Her Face, Her Voice, Her Story!'

CNN's Kate Bolduan had the perfect response to Republicans that are trying to smear the Washington Post over their blockbuster report on Roy Moore's sexual proclivities towards underage girls. The CNN host was interviewing Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) about the Moore allegations and as he tried to deflect the impact of it away from the Moore…