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Showing posts with label Politico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Politico. Show all posts

Thursday, May 23, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: A Right-Wing King Performed

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Please excuse the following quick digression.

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As you view the following image, do you experience thoughts of a degree of planning of a pending event? Carefully consider your thought response as to indicate you don't see planning could be an indication of either something missing in your gray matter or a simple state of conservative obtuse.

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What follows offers the perfect opportunity across the full breadth of Trumpism to view how many across the globe must have begrudgingly viewed many failed dictators and despots. While it is sad the 46.9 percent of eligible voters in 2016 didn't cast a vote for President of the United States, it is utterly tragic the caricature of our US despot.

If you want the back story on the three images posted above (specifically the third image), read on. 

Under the guise of an infrastructure meeting, Trump and his cabal drew members of Congress and the opposition party Democrats to the White House for an obviously staged carnival spectacle, of course, you shouldn't be surprised as you may have helped elect the nation's first carnival president.  While delivering many more than 10,000 verifiable lies since taking office, Trump and his communications network, Fox News, delivers frequent examples of staged reality show-like events.  
A wrtier for Occupy Democarts summed up the Trump drama as such. he following ha sbeen reproted here for the "We're IN! 100% ALL IN!" Facebook page.
"So in review, Trump, Pelosi and Schumer agreed to meet today to discuss INFRASTRUCTURE. But Trump said he heard from someone that “Nancy” just minutes before the meeting, said Trump was involved in a cover-up..Trump then said sorry, no dice. I can’t discuss infrastructure with anybody who would say such a mean, nasty lie about me, so he *spontaneously* walked out to the Rose Garden to address the public, where someone had *spontaneously* attached this placard to the podium, which miraculously, and also no doubt *spontaneously* mirrored Trumps very inaccurate term “18 Angry Democrats.”
.This man is certifiably batshit, my friends. I’m beginning to think impeachment is too good for him. They choreographed this WHOLE goddamn thing, long before he heard what Speaker Pelosi said, and probably even before the infrastructure meeting was agreed to."
~ Bruce Lindner

Speaking of guises, this post wouldn't be complete with visiting another of conservative America's daily lies and misrepresentations regarding their messiah. Apparently, someone on a mission took an aerial view of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival in upstate New York and passed it off as an image of a recent Trump rally crowd. 

Well, Snopes responded to the image and its false representation as such: linked

We've lived through the crowd thing before.  Within days of Trump's inauguration, Sean Spicer was dispatched to the White House Briefing room to perform as such.

From Snopes and Trump crowd issues to an admitted White House liar. 

Huckabee Sanders "...Pelosi has lost control of her party". 
Sanders Part Deux.  It is, important to consider this before moving forward.

From late April to Sanders today on the White House Lawn. After yesterday's Trump tantrum, the White House dispatched its Number two presstitute to answer questions from yelling White House reporters.  Sanders addressed what seemed an obviously planned meeting walkout via Trump

Oh....... and that makes it the truth. Lest we remind of over 10,000 validates lies I threw years in office. Lear we forget this mouthpiece has admitted to the Special Counsel is position requirements.

Lest we forget Trump has pulled a walkout before after offering candy to start a meeting. And, never forget the expensive and seemingly planned Pence walkout from an Indianapolis professional football game National Anthem protest. Someone in the Trump cabal believes walkouts are the thing to do to entertain Trump's base. 


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Suspected Russian Internet Operatives Are Working to Affect Your Vote

A few weeks ago Democrat Party Presidential primary candidate, Elizabeth Warren, posted an on-camera communication event in the kitchen of her home. within a matter of hours, what you see below-found its way across the Internet, and onto the willing desks of Fox News host Tomi Lahren.

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If you need a closer look, check it out via Snopes dot com.

To be even clearer:
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Upon seeing the images, my perception of the image was a photoshopped copy. Warren not only wouldn't own such an item. Moreover, she nor anyone working a camera would allow it to become part of the video. My mind immediately moved to the obvious level of intellect imbued in the person who would create such a propaganda item and to create the item with such an obviously dumb effort to impart a message.

Suspicion was a plume. 

Suspicions based on years of watching such garbage serve as feed to American racist and those who are targets of political dirty tricks.  And deep down, my mind also went to Russian Internet operatives, as even the US right replete with racist galore would probably not create such a dumb depiction. 

Before moving to news of yesterday related to the probable source of the racist statue, here is a link to the Snopes review of the matter.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow hosted a segment about growing evidence of continued election tampering via Putin's Internet army.

The message is clear. Russians helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election; Putin's Internet army is again as busy as ever working to turn voters against top Democrat Party Primary candidates.

Television viewers, readers and partakers in US social media be aware.

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Your President

Within the hour Trump tweeted this while brandishing the November Jobs Report.   

Typical Trump mind-shaping.

Seth Abramson posted a more accurate pool result via the CBS Poll.

Pew Research (December 7, 2017)
The new national survey by Pew Research Center conducted Nov. 29-Dec. 4 among 1,503 adults, finds that President Trump’s job approval rating has declined over the course of his first year in office. 
Currently, 32% of the public approves of the way Trump is handling his job as president, while 63% disapprove.

Trump and his team apparently grabbed a poll which historically shows favorable approval ratings for Trump which far surpass polls other than Rasmussen.

Morning Consult/Politico (December 6, 2017)
The poll also shows a small uptick in Trump’s approval rating as president — to 45 percent, up from 43 percent last week. A slight majority, 51 percent, disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president.
A quick review of the Politico Poll Demographics yields a telling statistic.

While the Politico Poll appears fairly balanced relative to party affiliation, the poll respondent pool is a bit of a problem. Let's suffice it to say, there is no surprise Trump would poll at 45 percent of the respondents.

Politico (pdf)

It is important during the error of Trump to always review poll methodology and demographics.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Trump's Russia

Early this morning President who seems to be losing much sleep fretting unfolding details about Russian hacking and possible connections to his campaign (including close family members and lawyers) awakened with a focus on offering deflection from his vulnerability to a past president.

We can only assume he visited his White House living quarters restroom before going with the following tweets.

The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win..
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...and did not want to "rock the boat." He didn't "choke," he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good.

After nine minutes of either reading conservative press or more likely watching Fox News, (or maybe after visiting la toilette), Trump came back to his mobile phone with:

The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia...
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..under a magnifying glass, they have zero "tapes" of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!

Tapes? Trump would dare mention "tapes?" I remind of Former FBI Director Comey and lies about Obama wiretapping Trump Tower. Maybe he feels comfortable using "tapes" based on the evidence he has about former President Obama's birth certificate from his Hawaiian investigation team

Wo have tape and it comes straight from Trump's campaign carnival barking in 2016.

Whether former President Obama "choked or didn't choke he made a calculated decision based on the thought that Clinton's was ahead in the election polls and he, as a person of haharacter and a person with love of the US COnstituion, did't enact measures woch could have led to a Russian cyber Thermo0nuclaer) attack on the 2016 elections.
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Trump Administration Ties to Russia

From Russia With Love, to our completely inept president.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beyond Hypocrisy: GOP Healthcare Secrecy

National healthcare?

Once we get passed the reality the GOP did not want any form of national healthcare laws, we can look at how they resisted the Affordable Care Act.

Recall 2009


CNN five days ago (looking back on 2010)
In 2010, current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: "Democrats on Capitol Hill are working behind the scenes on a plan aimed at jamming this massive health spending bill through Congress against the clear wishes of an unsuspecting public." 
Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, then representing Georgia's 6th Congressional District, said Democrats were "sacrificing the trust of the American people."
Tom Price @RepTomPriceWith Democrats discussing health care in secret, they're sacrificing the trust of the American people.5:43 PM - 14 Jan 2010
Twitter Ads info and privacyHe also told CBS News in 2010: "The negotiations are obviously being done in secret and the American people really just want to know what they are trying to hide."
Oh, how the tables turn.
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It is also critical to recall a very wise person once advised against accepting GOP rhetoric as it relates to federal aid to people who most need the aid.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Quick Hit: Putin Reaction To Stooge Trump's Firing

Putin's Foreign Minister meets with Trump no reporters allowed.  

A Russain foreign Minister hanging-out in the Oval Office and a top Russian spy in the US (diplomat) hobnobbing with Trump.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Will White Nationalism Completely Engulf Conservative And Independent America?

Last fall through this past week, multiple media, and social media reported on growing white supremacist support for Donald Trump's primary campaign. 


Hate Groups Love Donald Trump, And He Doesn't Seem To Mind

A number of white supremacist groups have publicly endorsed Donald Trump's run for the presidency, and Trump isn't discouraging them.
By Sebastian Martinez | August 27, 2015

Crooks & Liars

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  • Matt FernerNational Reporter, The Huffington Post 12/7/2015 

The New Yorker

While the growing affinity for a GOP candidate who campaigns with bigotry, racism and public mocking of the physically challenged may not concern you, your comfort zone will receive a Trump rattle as narcissism and elitist insensitivity reaches outside of his inner family (and most white people). 

Paul Ryan, House Speaker, spoke out against Trump's talking of banning Muslim entry into the United States.  The RNC Chair, Reince Priebus, spoke in a tacit manner about Trump's remarks, effectively took 'the fifth" on requests to comment on Trumps racists proposal.  All GOP primary candidates have commented on Trump's proposal. Rand (Ron Paul's son) Paul even reached to affiliate with Trumps remarks via his comment about his "similar" proposal. Party response to Trump's remarks to Trump's comments has been very measured; probably with, in their minds, good cause.  The party has a full lock on a voting bloc that can be subscribed only as the white nationalist vote.  

The fully metastasized white nationalist vote has been careful developed and nurtured since Barry Goldwater's and Richard Nixon and Kevin Phillip's mid-to-late 1960s southern strategy.  

Not only can the GOP comfortable count on the US south and the Plains States as slam dunk electoral votes, the well-honed strategy has given rise to the a shifting national paradigm of *it is OK to express bias, bigotry and overt racism*.  A paradigm shift that picked up steam with Ronald Reagan's  political operative: Lee Atwater.  

The Nation, immediately after Mitt Romneys loss to President Obama.

Excerpt (despite no one has time for a 42-minute audio, posted to facilitate 360-degree responsibility)
The late, legendarily brutal campaign consultant Lee Atwater explains how Republicans can win the vote of racists without sounding racist themselves:
You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.” 
Now, the same indefatigable researcher who brought us Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remarks, James Carter IV, has dug up the entire forty-two-minute interview from which that quote derives. Here, The Nation publishes it in its entirety for the very first time. 
Listen to the full forty-two-minute conversation with Atwater:

A party that has carved out a major swath of voting support which reaches back to the antebellum south has now  evolved celebrity kingpin to lead a crusade, refuses to either full embrace a shameful reality or comprehensively refute the reality. 

If you have a few minutes skip through the following video, watch as MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and GOP shill Michael Steele gloss over the proliferation of support for Trump from white supremacists. Robert's openly states Trump's August remarks distancing himself from David Duke's public support, but he carefully crafted a question to Steele that was as easy to skip around as avoiding stepping of sidewalk gutter drains (the 2:33 mark to the end of Steele's talking head gibberish).


Could the corporate cautiousness from MSNBC have in some way fulfilled an obligation to report via the quotes from Duke and Black, while pulling up (politically) shy of real comment about the matter? While MSNBC producers and writers fulfilled a responsibility to report on Trump's growing support from white supremacists, network management should be taken to task for failing to properly report the full impact of Trump's candidacy and the harm it will bring to our nation.

The white racist fringe of American politics is a fragmented one, where attitudes toward Trump range from full-fledged embrace to cautious optimism to skepticism. 
Black of Stormfront said Trump's rhetoric has been a boon to white nationalists. “He has sparked an insurgency and I don’t think it’s going to go away,” he told POLITICO of Trump.

White nationalist set the path for sympathetic and gullible Americans to follow via the use of the word "insurgency". What message does the word send to all too willing militia Iraq action with Concealed Carry laws and in some states Open Carry (weapons) laws proliferate? The word "insurgency" isn't synonymous with peaceful actions towards change or, for that matter, regression.