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Showing posts with label Leadership. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leadership. Show all posts

Saturday, October 5, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Manufacturing, China, UKraine, Poling





A Case for a Lack of Leadership

With record numbers in unemployment, there is a hidden disease in the US economy. The disease is manufacturing employment and it is directly attributable to Trump's utter ill-advised tariff policies.

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How about another perspective...Manufacturing?



From the US economy, we move to Trump's week in hell with invitations to foreign leaders to assist in chasing the dragon unsubstantiated allegations against Joe Biden and his son. 

Now watch and listen to 40 seconds of over-the-top stoogism and sycophancy. The Florida Senator knows better.

If you think Trump working on behalf of Putin (in Ukraine) while offering illegal politicking at home isn't taking a toll, take a look at his beloved poll numbers. 

It seems Putin's marionettes of Trump isn't boding well for many Americans.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

As Trumps World Turns; Leaders Lead, Ugly Leadership Leads To An Ugly World




"...make sense" 

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I ran across the following post on Facebook this morning. The author of the post seems to lament Trump's lack of interest in reaching out to, or inability to reach out to, voters who may not sit as denizens of his Red hat crew.
"There are some people who, no matter what he says, agree with everything Trump says. There are others, a lot of 'others', who disagree with everything he says. Does it not make sense that he should concentrate on the ones that disagree with him and try to win them over? Isn't that what a leader does. Not just pander to those who already follow you? Leaders lead...."

The author mentions "...make sense."  I suspect the author knows full well, Trump doesn't manage himself with attention to making sense

I suggest Trump is void of any such thoughts or inclinations. He is an entertainer who derives more satisfaction from personal narcissism and applause then reaching into an empty chasm of rational thought. A place where "making sense" resides.

Herewith is an example of Trump's mindset mere hours after the nation's second hate-related gun killing of the week. Of specific interest is the second Tweet The first tweet from Rupar's feed is far too many seconds of Trump. 
While we are seeing an exponential jump on hate-related crime over the past two years, Hate crimes against Jewish people have skyrocketed.

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U.S. Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike 86 Percent So Far in 2017 After ...

 In July o 2017, The Right Mind.US published this comparison chart

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How about a comprehensive review of targets of hate since January 2017. Of course, we know what to pace in January 2017, right?

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While Trump and his handlers work to avoid pubic horrors which can be traced to Trumpism, facts a "pesky things" (as Ronald Reagan stated). 

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Some will say the terror emanates from both sides. Well, the assertion is only that of a seeker and promulgator of "alternative facts' (AKA lies) as a tool for deflection. The Washington DC softball practice shooting of the House Republicans team was perpetrated by a Left-wing nut case, granted. He was also a Sanders supporter, but no one can find a case of sanders exhorting his (often zany) minions to violence. No one can point to a case of Sanders encouraging violence against US media. But, Trump's allies and tweets are virtual daily exhibitions against freedom of the press/media and his rally oratory often encourages violence.

One case of Trump inspired violence which led to a court case against the perpetrator.


That sucker-punch attack led to this....


The price the attacker paid for his Trump sycophancy.  you have to wonder if Trump actually paid his legal fees are Trump promised.

Does Trump exhort violence (Snopes)
FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Encourage Violence at His Rallies?  
Trump Tells Supporters to Beat Up Protestors With Tomatoes - YouTube
Laughter as Trump lauds politician's body slam of Guardian journalist ...
Lest we forget,'' Good people on both sides."

"Jews Will Not Replace Us" in Charlottesville

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Shortly after Charlottesville and the death of innocent anti-Nazi protesters, the very visible Nazi leader was found crying like a baby about the prospect of an arrest.




What a difference a day makes. Please excuse the cliche. 

 I wonder if Trump paid his legal expenses.

We find very little from the 45th President of the Untied States which: "makes sense."

LEADERSHIP?


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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Iran Nuclear Agreement!

Breaking......CBS News. Iran Nuclear Agreement

Iran and world powers reach a deal on dismantling Iranians nuclear program. A program that previous GOP US administrations supported. If fact, during the Ford Administration, Cheney and Wolfowitz (Iraq War conspirators and perpetrators) encouraged US backing of Iran's nuclear programs. During the Reagan Administration the US and Iran partnered on deals that emblazoned Ronald Reagan's  legacy unmatched in US history: Iran-Contra "Arms for Hostages." 

GOP policy (and practice) as far back as the early 1970s set the stage for national and international "messes" President Obama has worked to move to a metaphorical shelf labelled "Resolved, Non-issue").  

The following infographic was published last fall by Al Jazeera. 

Infographic: Timeline expands on the history of U.S.-Iran relations in light of recent nuclear talks

Last November, the world found-out that President Obama had again fulfilled a campaign item. He would hold talks with Iran focused on disarming or eliminating Iran's Nuclear development, thus alleviating a major threat to the security of Israel and the region. Despite overwhelming public an and behind the scenes obstruction, a president moved forward as promised and may very well have provided validity on the too early (in his first term) decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Last November, the well publicized deal did not come to fruition.  It appears Secretary of State Kerry, Iran leaders and, yes, Obama have come to a point of "deal agreement."   Apparently, the November deal included the following.

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Iran and world powers reach agreement on nuclear deal start

January 12, 2013
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“Beginning January 20th, Iran will for the first time start eliminating its stockpile of higher levels of enriched uranium and dismantling some of the infrastructure that makes such enrichment possible,” President Obama said in a statement. “Iran has agreed to limit its enrichment capability by not installing or starting up additional centrifuges or using next-generation centrifuges. New and more frequent inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites will allow the world to verify that Iran is keeping its commitments. Taken together, these and other steps will advance our goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."  
Iranian’s official state news agency also reported the news, quoting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, but did not offer further details.
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Under the November agreement, Iran agreed to limit its uranium enrichment to 5 percent - the grade commonly used to power reactors. The deal also commits Iran to stop producing 20 percent enriched uranium - which is only a technical step away from weapons-grade material - and to neutralize its 20 percent stockpile. 
Despite all of the superficial distractions from the Right, and real self-induced distractions (i.e. ACA roll-out, NSA monitoring) a president moves the nation, and the world,  forward with real leadership.

Leadership when we do not see it or hear it is much more valid and substantial than superficial noise many consider leadership.
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