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Showing posts with label President Obama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label President Obama. Show all posts

Monday, April 16, 2018

Trumps Presstitutes, Polls And Demagogues

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How many professional talking heads would allow this to become part of the camera archive? Stage presence and awareness helps with credibility.

Did Trump's White House Press Secretary actually appear on ABC news (this morning) and use Rassmussen daily polling as a tool to facilitate a comment about Trump's job approval. Moreover, she may have also used Rassmussens polling data for that ever-present conservative reach to compare against former President Obama' ratings during the same period.

The idiotic non-credible assertion comes near the 4:43-minute mark of the following video. It is important to keep in mind, Huckabee's number one viewer is Donald Trump himself. Every word she utters is either blessed by Trump or spoken to pleases the narcissistic president.

In 2016, Five-Thirty Eight ran an exhaustive list of national political polling and data based indications of the poll's political lean (red and blue bars to the far right of the poll table). 2016 Five Thirty-Eight Poll, here. Of course, Rassmussen was shown to be one of the most conservative-leaning polls. 

Huckabee echoed early April comments from her boss.

Thank you to Rasmussen for the honest polling. Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin’ Obama at the same time in his Administration. 6:08 AM - 3 Apr 2018
In early April Rassmussen did show Trump's approval rating at 50% and during the same period in 2010 Obama's rating via Rassmussen.was 46 percent. Fair as long as readers and listeners consider the real story of Rassmussen. The poling authority is a right-wing major leaning poll and it is reported Scott Rassmussen is a Trump supporter with a history of total contempt for then President Obama.  

The Washington Post on April 3rd offered a good analysis of Trump's polling mantra with a few critical words regarding Rassmussen.

Now take a look at how Huckabee Sanders boss used her comments (probably inserted by Trump and his team) as a basis to feed daily Twitter fodder to his ravishing hordes of supporters

Just hit 50% in the Rasmussen Poll, much higher than President Obama at same point. With all of the phony stories and Fake News, it’s hard to believe! Thank you America, we are doing Great Things. 10:44 AM - Apr 15, 2018
All presidential and gubernatorial administrations employ layers upon layers of information purveyors. Political leaning Right and Left join in a form of Venn Diagram when their mission is promulgating information and disseminating "friendly or influencing" propaganda. The only difference in the messages is the ultimate impact of the message.

Follow the quotes below to see how messaging and communications has left a scar on the history of humankind.

"If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself."
"There was no point in seeking to convert the intellectuals. For intellectuals would never be converted and would anyway always yield to the **er, and this will always be "the man in the street." Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect. Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology."
"Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated  are confident they are acting on their own free will."
"Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred."
"...the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious."
"The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over."
"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."
"We shall reach our goal, when we have the power to laugh as we destroy, as we smash, whatever was sacred to us as tradition, as education, and as human affection."
*All* quotes from Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda for Adolph Hitler
There isn't an administration in modern US history which needs and employs demagogue presstitutes compared to Trump's purveyors. From the former Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, through the current Huckabee Sanders and all employees of the White House Communications Office as well as a cadre of television and radio operatives, Trump's "presstitute "  payroll has to be over-the-top.

Presstitute (Dictionary dot com)
Slang: Disparaging. 
1.a journalist or media source whose news coverage is considered to be inappropriately influenced by business interests, political motives, etc.
If you need another level of presstitute, how about one who formerly worked for Ted Cruz during the 2016 primary campaigns and who disparage Trump-like no other. Watch Kellyanne Conway in the following very brief Now and Then demagoguery.

After the Trump than and the Trump now oratory, watch As CNN's Chris Cuomo attempted to interview the former Ted Cruz talking head about matters related to Trump and Asst. DOJ Head Rosenstein.   The interview is a long view, but as I always state being an HIV (high Information voter) is work. 



Monday, December 11, 2017

Quick Hit: Manipulating Christmas And Anti-Liberalism (Merry Christmas As A Weapon)

Image result for hitler the lieSince the late 2990s, one cable News network has manipulated the psyches of millions among the nation's conservative community. Fox News commenced operations in 1996 and took little time in offering mind alternating alternatives to other news outlets. If you know anything about the human mind you have to know the best way to shape the mind is via infusions of information. People are easily led and manipulated (both positively and negatively) by absorption of information.

Fox News has set its mark at leading cable news with hardcore American conservatism laced with copious does of outright and intentional lies. One recurring piece of Fox News programming has been (and continues) its annual just after Halloween mind games regarding Christmas: "Liberals hate Christmas and political correctness has moved from Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays.  Liberals don't say Merry Christmas."  Let that stand for a moment.

By now the nation knows Trump's early morning TV includes watching the mind-altering insanity of Fox News' Fox and Friends. Trump spends his early mornings with the insanity Twitters feeding of his supporter, probably drinks a few Diet Colas, and when the time arrives tunes into Fox and Friends. 

Before we move to the point of this piece, take another moment for a syllogism: 
Fox News lies about liberals and Christmas
("Happy Holidays" works for the holiday season 
post-Halloween trough New Year's Day, and works for Jewish Americans) 
All Fox News viewers hear the incessant Fall
drumbeat of "War on Christmas lies. 
Millions watch, listen and believe Fox News 
Trump watches Fox News 
Fox News viewers hear Trump and Fox 
Thus, millions who watch Fox believe Trumps "Liberals Hate Christmas" rhetoric.
Now watch as Trump manipulates his supporters.

Why did we develop this quick hit piece.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Utah Land For Sale (Soon)

Before I go on into this let, allow me to state there is not yet any concrete our public admission the reversal of Utah land policy will lead to environmental destruction and geological raping of the land. But, allow your mind to wonder a bit. Did you find any reason to believe the land won't end deeded to the Kochs and subject to the horrors of the Kochs and their ilk?

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Image result for utah landscape On December 28, 2016, soon to be former President Obama signed legislation to protect western regions in Utah against the chopping at the bit hands of Wichita would be oligarchs who earn billions from drilling for oil or excavating coal. Now, why would the nation's 45th president fly off today to Utah s announced enact a reversal of the legislation? While the question is rhetorical as we consider 45's wish to metaphorically (legislation et al) wipe Obama out US History, why open sacred and some of Earth's truly beautiful vistas and lands of Utah to land KILLING greedy oligarchs. Another rhetorical question.

Yes, the Koch's visited Mar-A-Lago shortly after 45 took office. Yes, the Koch undoubtedly provided millions to elect 45. The Kochs will surely purchase the land If the Chinese don't out bind them.

The Business Insider December 2016, If the other lands depicted in this piece are free of prospective oil drilling, well we may keep them as Earth's beauties and national treasure.

Bears Ears National Monument

Location: Utah
Size: 1.35 million acres
Date of proclamation: December 28, 2016
A sample of a Canadian Sand oil field.
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While any and all questions posed by the writer (above) are rhetorical; with obvious answers, it is important to remind the nation of their election choice.  Especially despicable are those who elected Trump via their decision to not vote at all. The image above is not an oil field owned by the Koch brothers. Yet, Trump signing for opening the KXL Pipeline could lead to billions in land rights revenue for the Koch's.  Yes, they own land rights in Canada and KXL oil derivatives will come from Koch owned land.   
There is absolutely no reason to offer the Utah lands for sale without considerations of the greediest of Americans and international industrialist. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

"Unfit Trump" And His Russian Trail

Do you recall this?

As we watch Trump and company ;sink under the weight of their own malfeasance, the Washington Post published a piece worthy of an archive and future references. What the Post has given us is boilerplate to monitor and avoid Trump international cronyism after Trump leaves the Oval Office.

Photo published for Trump campaign’s Russia ties: Who’s involved

Here’s what we know so far about Team Trump’s ties to Russian interests


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

President Obama As The 44TH US President

As we move towards the Obama Family leaving the White House, we will over the next few days archive data (graphs and charts) for site archiving.  
Yes, we will certainly use the charts as we move into the dark side of current US history: the Trump years.

All charts and graphs were taken from White House posts on Twitter.

Job Creation

"We’ve turned an economy that was shrinking and losing jobs into one that’s growing and creating jobs" —:

Social Equality

Troop Deployment In War Zones
"We brought most of our troops home—from nearly 180,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan down to 15,000 today."

Renewable Energy

In the past eight years we've: Cut dependence on foreign oil ✓ Doubled renewable energy ✓ Signed the

Carbon Emissions

cut carbon emissions while powering economic growth.

Health Care Reform

Today, 20 million more adults have health insurance. Here's what's at stake if the Republicans repeal the :

  1. There's a lot to lose if Republicans succeed in repealing the . Take a look at what would happen without it:
  2. If Republicans repeal the #ACA, pregnancy could be considered a pre-existing condition. Here's what's at stake:

Here's how the helps people like you—and what's at stake with the Republican proposal to repeal it:

More to come.....................

Friday, December 30, 2016

Trump Criticizes US Sanctions; Praise "V. Putin"

President Obama issued sanctions and expulsions against 35 Russia Intel operatives on yesterday. Today the GOP's president elect chose to side with Putin and suckling up like a baby needing breast milk.

Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!
The shame of it all. Trump simply doesn't realize Russian mega wealthy oligarchs call Putin's shots. He also doesn't seem to realize Putin does nothing without a motive. A former KGB operative continues to manipulate GOP's president elect.
V. Putin!" Really?


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

President Obama on Comey And The FBI Director's Political Ploy

On the matter of FBI Director Comey.  A perspective from a respected president.

When the chef law enforcement officer joins the GOP in working to secure the oval office for a candidate, it is obvious the nation is ill.  If we factor-in the specifics regarding the GOP candidate, Comey and his GOP have relegated themselves to the gutter.


Saturday, August 6, 2016

The July 2016 Jobs Report (Why Turn The Economy Over To The GOP?)

After the General elections in November 2008, conservatives and their politicians set about adopting a mindset of future resistance to the newly elect (President-elect) Barack Obama. The President-elect was simply too much take in a national of intolerance for all things socially diverse, he was a Democrat and (heaven forbid) the man was a black man born to a Kenyan father and white American mother. Yes, the President Elect was without question "The Other."

Resistance to The Other would take on unprecedented form with one example which can not be found any place in US History. Seventeen Republicans meet at a Washington DC restaurant to literally plot and commit to total obstruction of a nation.

 They met during a time when George W. Bush and GOP policy left a nation on the brink of economic collapse while shedding as many as 450K to 800K jobs per month. I could never understand how media avoided analogous acts by others who worked over the centuries to undercut our national sovereignty and national well-being.

The cabal and the GOP fought hard to obstruct. Within months the Obama economic team preceded to expend resources from the Stimulus, and the results showed within weeks.
If that graphic didn't work for you, the chart that follows offers a red dot trend indicator. 

Notice the meme that follows includes the year 2008. Obama wasn't inaugurated until January 20, 2009. Yet, obstruction started immediately after John McCain and his running mate conceded the General Election lose. 

The July 2016 jobs report shows the Obama economy is moving well beyond healing. 

As the July report moves into information archives, we are going to send our archive contribution along with a few pieces of data to our contribution to the archive. 

July Jobs Report

The image bellow includes a few significant economic indicators.  

Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment:
+255,000(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees:
+$0.08(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees:
+0.1(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataPercent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees:
+0.5%(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Manufacturing Average Weekly Hours for All Employees:
unchanged in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees:
+0.1(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees:
-$0.02(p) in Jun 2016
Historical Data

The Right, especially GOP operatives/pundits often speak of our grow in low paying jobs. GOP talking point strategy includes such misinformation despite data of wage growth and past months reports indicating increases in higher paying jobs.

White House dot gov has a jobs report page which includes five key points regarding the July report. I have excerpted the first two points below. The remaining three points can be easily located at the  White House Blog (White House dot gov).
July Jobs Report (Excerpt)
The economy added 255,000 jobs in July, as the unemployment rate held steady and labor force participation rose, and wage growth picked up.

The economy added 255,000 jobs in July following robust job growth in June, as the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent and labor force participation rose. U.S. businesses have now added 15.0 million jobs since private-sector job growth turned positive in early 2010, and the longest streak of total job growth on record continued in July. So far in 2016, job growth has averaged a solid 186,000 jobs a month, well above the pace needed to maintain a low and stable unemployment rate, and nominal hourly earnings for private employees have increased at an annual rate of nearly 3 percent so far in 2016, much faster than the pace of inflation. Nevertheless, more work remains to sustain faster wage growth and to ensure that the benefits of the recovery are broadly shared, including investing in infrastructure, implementing the high-standards Trans-Pacific Partnership, raising the minimum wage, and guaranteeing access to paid parental leave.


1. U.S. businesses have now added 15.0 million jobs since private-sector job growth turned positive in early 2010. Today, we learned that private employment rose by 217,000 jobs in July, following a similarly robust gain of 259,000 jobs in June. Total nonfarm employment rose by 255,000 jobs in July, above the pace of recent months and substantially higher than the pace of about 80,000 jobs per month that CEA estimates is necessary to maintain a low and stable unemployment rate given the impact of demographic trends on labor force participation. Total job growth for May and June was revised up by a combined 18,000 jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent in July, and the labor force participation rate ticked up to 62.8 percent—the same rate as in October 2013 despite the aging of the U.S. population putting downward pressure on the participation rate. So far in 2016, nominal earnings for private-sector workers have increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent, and wage growth over the past year is tied for the fastest twelve-month pace since the start of the recovery.
Private-Sector Payroll Employment
2. Nominal hourly earnings for private-sector workers have risen at an annual rate of 2.9 percent so far in 2016, well above the pace of inflation. Over the past twelve months, nominal hourly earnings for all private-sector workers have increased 2.6 percent, while consumer prices have risen just 1.0 percent over the past year (through June, the most recent data available). As the chart below shows, nominal hourly earnings have grown faster than consumer prices each year since 2012, translating into real wage gains for American workers. While nominal wage growth has been faster so far in 2016 than in 2015, consumer price inflation has picked up slightly as energy prices have moderated somewhat after falling sharply in 2014 and 2015. Nevertheless, real wage growth—a key component of rising living standards—has broadly picked up over the last three years as the recovery in the U.S. labor market has strengthened.
Hourly Earnings Growth and Consumer Price Inflation

According to all cable news hosts, the US economy is a critical issue for voters as we approach the fall General elections.  We hope voters are seeking data regarding the US economy and avoiding total acceptance of talking head (naysayers) hosts and pundits from CNN and Fox News.